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Real Estate Trends

Mortgage Rates Are Going Up…

March 5, 2021

But don’t panic. While current mortgage rates ticked up slightly this last month, they are still historically low and significantly lower than they have been in the last 5 years.

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Is Your Kitchen Holiday Ready?

November 19, 2020

Thanksgiving is less than 1 week away, and no matter how you are celebrating this year, we know the home preparation is REAL, especially in THE KITCHEN! We are sharing 4 TIPS to ensure a holiday-ready-kitchen.

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COVID-19 = Buyer’s Market & Aggressive Facial Hair

April 25, 2020

We have received a lot questions about how COVID-19 has affected the real estate market, and there is no question that LOS ANGELES IS NOW A BUYER’S MARKET! Take a minute and listen to Brad and Ryan’s thoughts on the current real estate market…and try not to be distracted by their facial hair.

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Josh Stein-Sapir has a problem with TICs, and maybe you should too

February 11, 2020

Occasionally a property comes up for sale that is 10-15% BELOW market price. You think to yourself: is this too good to be true?! Unfortunately, the answer is probably YES. There has been a rise in the use of the home ownership model called Tenancy In Common, or TIC, in LA. Here’s why Josh Stein-Sapir has a problem with them.

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2019-2020 RSO Allowable Rent Increases

July 15, 2019

IMPORTANT UPDATE for landlords/property owners of rental units covered by the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO): Effective July 1, 2019, the calculated annual increase percentage has INCREASED from 3% to 4% through June 30, 2020 – the highest level in a decade!

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LA County Property Taxes

October 31, 2018

Reminder for property owners in Los Angeles County that your 1st installment payment of property taxes is due November 1st. Don’t forget that you can pay online (with no transaction fee) using the the LA County online payment system.

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No on Prop 10

October 19, 2018

On November 6th, vote to protect homeownership in California by voting NO on PROPOSITION 10. Despite being called the “Affordable Housing Act,” Proposition 10 would actually make the housing crisis worse. Read more to learn why.

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