[REAL ESTATE] Local Market Swinging Wildly

The number of homes sold in Southern California in March increased sharply compared to February as well as year over year, the first time that has occurred in three months. Still, the number of...

[REAL ESTATE] Spring Time Market Slowdown?

It is not a good time to be a buyer looking for a single-family home in Koreatown. With high demand and low supply, home prices in the area have steadily increased. Anna Lee of...

[OXFORD SQUARE] Older Home Worries Beyond Pipes

In 2001, not long after we bought our 1911 Arts and Crafts bungalow, a journalist friend emailed us a story from the Los Angeles Times archive. Dated October 28, 1954, the headline read: “Woman...

[LAFAYETTE SQUARE] A Not-So-Simple Simon

LAFAYETTE SQUARE—Back when the Ambassador Hotel’s Coconut Grove was Hollywood’s favorite hotspot and Perino’s was the sizzling, new restaurant, Norton Simon and his family were happily ensconced at 1739 Buckingham Rd. The entrepreneur lived...

Chatter over Chandler House

WINDSOR SQUARE—A group of dismayed residents have created a website to call attention to what they believe are improper renovations to “Los Tiempos,” the Windsor Square mansion located at 455 Lorraine Blvd. Once the...

[REAL ESTATE] 90004 Median Home Price Up 58% Over Last Year

  Buyers attracted by record low mortgage rates beware. With high demand and low supply, home prices in the Larchmont and surrounding areas have steadily increased. According to Tiffany Chin of Keller Williams Larchmont,...

[Real Estate] The New “Normal”

So Cal Market Cools While Local Stays Hot If you’re looking to buy or sell a home this month, welcome to the new normal.  Gone is the “Wild West” buying and selling frenzy of...