Tech Companies Continue to Buy Up Playa Vista Retail Space

Playa Vista Scores Again – Facebook Leases 35,000sq. ft. of Creative Space     Follows recent moves by Google and Yahoo into Silicone Beach Hub If anyone was still wondering about Playa Vista’s role in the burgeoning Silicone Beach area, the jury is no longer out. Playa Vista is THE HUB of Silicone Beach. Check…

Los Angeles Home Prices Almost Double Since 2012 – No Inventory

The Los Angeles Real Estate Market is ranked at the 10th hottest market in the US (by Realtor.com)     Some of the others on the list are cities the size of Long Beach.  Yuba, CA has a population under 100,000 for the entire county. Here’s the list. You be the judge.   San Francisco, CA…

Mortgage Interest Rates Have Only a Minimal Impact on Home Values

If You Are Ready To Buy Now, You Can Still Capture Crazy-Low Mortgage Interest Rates.   Unless we are ready to throw the supply-demand price curve out the window completely, we have to assume that the more costly mortgage payments that a new homeowner will make on a 5% or 6% mortgage compared to a…

You Can Save $2500 per Year on a $500,000 Mortgage Compared to Just Four Weeks Ago

Flight to safety in financial markets can be your huge opportunity   Nobody predicted this. The pundits are all scratching their heads. The markets, all of the markets are in complete turmoil and confusion. If you are thinking about buying a house, investment property, or refinancing your current mortgage, now is the time to act.…

No Longer a Theory – Development Along the Expo Line Is Happening

Expo Line Brings Business and Housing Improvements Throughout Los Angeles   The question many were asking a decade ago: “If we build it, will they come?” This had less to do with ridership on the new Expo Line, although that was certainly a question that mattered. The bigger issue was whether the Expo Line stations…