Los Angeles Real Estate Blog

Bump Up Your Appraised Value

Bump Up Your Appraised Value

Some home owners are beginning to see value in spick-and-span listings. But are appraisers on board? Having your house clean does make a difference, even though in theory it should not. Appraisers are people, and they are swayed by smells and how…

Market Values and the Expo Line

Market Values and the Expo Line

As you can imagine, I’m asked daily – and sometimes several times a day – “how’s the market?” As I study both general market conditions and conditions in sub-markets, I review multiple data sources. One source of interest is Altos…

How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your Home

How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your Home

Before you put your home up for sale, understand how the right comparable sales help you and your agent find the perfect price. How much can you sell your home for? Probably about as much as the neighbors got, as…

L.A. Plan Would Demand Airbnb Over Information So City Can Track Down Illegal Rentals

L.A. Plan Would Demand Airbnb Over Information So City Can Track

Rules proposed Friday to regulate Airbnb and other vacation-rental websites in Los Angeles could set the stage for a political showdown, with the city seeking information from the companies in order to track down illegal rentals. The plan would empower…

If You Are Thinking of Selling, Now Is The Time

If You Are Thinking of Selling, Now Is The Time

  If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school…

LACMA’s Iconic ‘Urban Light’ Will Be Shut Off For Two Months

LACMA’s Iconic ‘Urban Light’ Will Be Shut Off For Two Month

Get those selfies in before the end of the month, folks, because on May 1, “Urban Light,” the iconic Chris Burden lamppost sculpture that serves as the entryway to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is going to be…