CELEBRITY MOVES

Singer Joe Jonas has listed his modern luxury farmhouse in Sherman Oaks for $4.25 million.  Built in 2017 this home mixes rich, warm materials and crisp design to create elegant, comfortable spaces.  It may not be cake by the ocean, but sitting on a quarter acre of land with a grand porch and swimmer’s pool this estate is the perfect private retreat in the heart of one of LA’s most exciting urban centers.  Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

Finally, an answer to creating affordable housing that makes real sense.  Freddie Mac has announced they will be rolling out a new loan program that actually incentivizes multifamily property owners to keep the rate of rental increases in check.  It’s really a pretty simple win-win idea…..provide lower loan rates to landlords who agree to cap rent increases.  Interested?  Read on… Click here to read more Continue reading

NEWS YOU CAN USE: BUYER BLUNDERS

Buying a home is a big deal.  It can be scary and exciting all at the same time.  But as these agents reveal, by avoiding some common mistakes made by many first-time buyers, you can sail through to closing with a minimum of stress and frustration. Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY

It’s still summer so why not share these spectacular pool homes that offer sophistication, style and luxury along with killer pools for the ultimate in outdoor entertainment?  Look closely and you’ll find lots of inspiration and ideas to help you redefine the art of luxury living. Click here to read more Continue reading

THE ART OF LUXURY LIVING

Art brings color to a room, creates a focal point and adds texture.  Perhaps more important it reflects the personality of homeowner.  This makes art a key tool in interior design, providing the perfect finishing touches to complete the design concept.    But there is an art to displaying art and for the layman, the process of deciding what to show and where to place it can be intimidating.  Fear not!  I’ve got you covered with these quick tips from leading experts in design and framing.   Click here to read more Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

Here’s Johnny!  The four acre Point Dume estate built for Johnny Carson has been put on the market again by current owners, fashion mogul Sidney Kimmel and his wife Caroline.  The asking price of a cool $65.2 million represents a significant drop from its October 2017 asking price of $81.5 million.  The estate features a 7,083 square foot main house, a guest house, waterfall, pool, championship tennis court and beach access.    Click here to read more Continue reading

GOOD NEWS! US HOME BUYING POWER IS ON THE RISE

Angelenos, don’t despair.  Home buying power is actually on the rise!  How can that be in the face of rising mortgage interest rates and increasing home prices?  The Real House Price Index (RHPI) factors in mortgage rates , home prices and household incomes to determine how much consumers can actually afford.  And thanks to a healthy local economy and high household incomes home buying power here in LA is better than you might think!   Click here to read more Continue reading

RENOVATION ROI

Thinking of making some upgrades to your home?  Check out the latest data from the 2018 Houzz and Home survey to learn about the current trends in home renovations.  Kitchens and master baths continue to lead the way in terms of both consumer spending and ROI, delivering 83% and 81% returns respectively.  And while you may want to add some sizzle to your home’s curb appeal, be careful as lawn upgrades and exterior features generate the least bang for your buck.   Click here to read more Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

Actress Jennie Garth may not be a 90210 girl anymore, but there is no shortage of glamor and style in her striking architectural home in Studio City.   In true Hollywood fashion, the home itself became a star in the 2014 HGTV series “The Jennie Garth Project” and the outcome of the extensive renovations is nothing short of breathtaking.  Add to that the explosive views and the brilliant indoor-outdoor flow and you’ve got the ultimate in California living. Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

As Mark Twain, writer and humorist once said, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” And if you’ve got deep pockets that land can be the mountain of Beverly Hills, the first billion-dollar residential listing in the US.  So, what does a $1 Billion piece of property look like? Click here to read more Continue reading