Who ever you plan on spending your Valentine's Day with "TimeOut" has a great list of things to do around LA to celebrate. From special dinners to fun things to do with kids there are lots of opportunities to spread the LOVE
"Few people are predicting that 2019 will be a record-breaking year for home prices. But relatively speaking, 2019 might actually be the best time for you to put your house on the market. Especially if you’re on the fence about selling this year or next." No one knows for sure but with a recession on the horizon and still a solid buyer demand this year might yield a better outcome then waiting until next.
Here are four reasons to sell your house in 2019.
1. There are still new buyers entering the market
2. Interest rates are still relatively low
3. You might have high equity in your home to really maximize your move
4. A recession could be on the horizon
Don't hesitate to reach out if you want to discuss further!
Nothing is better then driving to the snow when you live in the sunshine.
With all the recent rain Southern California had, there is plenty of "powder" up
in the mountains making it an super fun thing to do in the next few weeks.
Even just being able to see the snow capped mountains from the city is pretty special and exciting.
If you're an avid skier or snowboarder or just love hot chocolate as much as I do..
Click Here to check out the the top rated ski resorts near LA.
One of the best parts my career is my constant exposure to different parts of the city. I track the "hubs" and "pockets" of LA because they are always changing and expanding. I enjoy the nuances of different neighborhoods so I can better understand what's happening to better advise my clients... plus I love good coffee.. good food.. good places to workout and shop, so it is really not that tough!
This month, I wanted to do a feature on Silver Lake. As one of the coolest and most diverse neighborhoods in the city, it has a never ending abundance of great things to check out. Nestled between Atwater Village to the northeast and Echo Park on the southeast, Silver Lake is only about five miles from downtown. The history of the neighborhood is evident in the range of architecture and it is a creative and active neighborhood. The artistic energy is alive here, giving root to many new independent boutiques, coffee shops, good eats, and entertainment.
For a list of my favorite "go-to" spots in Silver Lake:
This neighborhood is a coveted place to live or invest. Keep exploring!
Curbed LA scours the market to feature the best houses for value around LA
Two days ago they featured 4 houses/condos that are selling in Echo Park, Mount Washington Santa Monica and Westchester. All are all really cute with loads of charm and character. If you think it's still not the right time for you to buy or you've felt daunted by the intensity in the market the last few years, you may actually be pleasantly surprised to re-evaluate what your options are.. And if not for you to live in any would make amazing investment properties!
Last week we went apple picking at Snow Lined Orchard with a few friends and our family and had a blast! There are so many great orchards just outside of LA and they feature all sorts of great treats from pie, to jam, dried fruits and even apple mimosas...YUM!
What more can I say when this article says it ALL... A great list of things to do from TimeOut and if you're a film lover there are LOADS of film centric events coming up this week and some a bit beyond.
This is a topic that I feel I've been in discussion about a lot lately and for good reason... I'm always asked what my opinion of the market is and so I've decided to post about it.
As we all are very aware there has been a steady, actually shocking increase in property prices for nearly a decade and it is now starting to level off according to national trends.
This is good news for buyers, who have to date, felt intimidated about buying because of the fierce competition. With the interest rates still relatively low its actually a good time to shop, Kind of a perfect storm. For those of you thinking of selling, I wish I had the golden answer of where the market is going to go but it might be a good idea to put your place on the market sooner than later.
This is a topic that is truely near and dear to my heart. As a person who loves to renovate, transform, refresh and bring vision to life.. I've always gravitated to the potential of what a little (or a lot) of elbow grease can accomplish.
HOWEVER I really enjoyed this article because it so eloquently puts into perspective the thought of preservation..." if not broken don't fix it" and in fact celebrate it!
This city is full of incredible gems that feature a history and a story that deserves be preserved.
Particular favorites of mine are Old Hollywood Deco and Spanish Colonial.
Additional perks of not going at it all with a sledge hammer are dollars in your pockets and potentially more charm to your home then you thought.
Summer may be coming to an end but the fun doesn't have to stop. Click to read about 21 fun things to do this weekend in LA!!Read More
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Brush up on your LA architecture knowledge with this great article from Curbed that breaks it ALL down! I love this article because its super informative not only on the common styles like Craftsman or Spanish Revival but sheds light on more obscure styles like Googie and Churrigueresque
Nothing says a summer night like a long and warm sunset paired with yummy cocktails and Views.. Views.. Views
'Time Out LA' has compiled a great list of places to kick back and enjoy the sunset
On the list, my favorites are High Rooftop Lounge at the Hotel Erwin. It's my go to with anyone visiting from out of town. The NoMad Downtown after a day of cruising the city streets & the rooftop at Mama Shelter in Hollywood
One of the best parts my career is my constant exposure to different parts of the city. I track the "hubs" and "pockets" of LA because they are always changing and expanding and I enjoy understanding the nuances of different neighborhoods so I can better understand what's happening there to better advise my clients... plus I love good coffee.. good food.. good places to work-out and shop so it is really not that tough!
This month I wanted to do a feature on Eagle Rock. I especially love this neighborhood because I currently live here and have for the last 7 years, and in that time I've seen such an incredible amount of growth.
Colorado Blvd. is the main hub and the neighborhood streets are beautiful and tree-lined. Loads of cool places to go, notably Found Coffee, Milk Farm, Pie-N-Cone and Madre: Yoga-General Store and Canteen
Gearing up to kick start the summer.. Sure you can always hit the beach but here are a list of some of the really fun things to do in LA next month from concerts to wine festivals there is something for everyone.
It makes total sense! We are fortunate to have sunshine nearly all year round so California just passed a new law mandating all new homes built after 2020 have to have solar panels
Right now, about one in five new homes in California comes with solar panels already installed. In two years, it will be all of them. This may affect the housing market in the short term but becoming more proactive about our renewable energy source has a undisputable greater long term advantage.
Curbed LA has a great article with some of the most significant fun historical facts about this amazing city we call home.
Some of them I knew.. how the the Hollywood sign used to read Hollywoodland as a way to advertise housing in Beachwood Canyon, but some I had no idea about like "the street car consipercy" and the "dark history of Dodgers Stadium.
Pretty interesting stuff!!
Anyone living in LA knows how expensive the rents are becoming. With nearly 2% vacancy rates (which is basically nothing) it is becoming increasingly hard for Millennials to get ahead financially. With that said, the most important phrase I find in this article is this...
" a survey from Zillow shows that while mortgage payments are more affordable on average than monthly rent payments, renters are struggling to buy a home due to perceived down-payment barriers."
I find this true within my own experiences with clients but I'm also a believer that with the right guidance and information there is always a solution to a hurdle.