If I Need To Move, What Am I Supposed To Do Right Now?

With many businesses sidelined and instructed to remain so until further notice, you might be wondering, what do you do if you have to move? Just because storefronts and offices are closed, it doesn’t mean people aren’t working. In fact, most service industry professionals are itching for business and most …

How Will Coronavirus Impact the Real Estate Market?

Over the past few weeks, life has changed drastically for most Americans as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to spread through the country and dire warnings are being felt throughout the world. There is no choice but to take it very seriously and do everything we can to contain the …

Choosing a Neighborhood in Silicon Beach

As prices continue to increase and many Playa Vista residents consider the their next home if they choose to move up in Playa Vista or the Westside, I am also helping many people learn about different neighborhoods in LA. Many people looking to get more for their money and therefore …

The Case Against Buying New Construction

The popularity of new construction homes cannot be denied and new costruction is especially common in Playa Vista, a newer overall community. Who doesn’t want to be able to move right in without doing any work, never use a stove that used to cook someone else’s food, never use a …

Sales as a Percentage of Listings are Down in a Big Way in ’19

Sometimes it is necessary to create a metric to support an assumption based on one’s experiences. The experience in question is that in 2019 a lot of listings are not selling. The metric I created is sales as a percentage of listings (SL Percentage). This is calculated by dividing the …

The Legal Ramifications of Emojis in the Modern World

Can a knife emoji double as a threat to kill someone? Does a heart emoji from a manager constitute sexual harassment? More emojis are showing up in court cases throughout the United States. Attorneys are having to argue for different interpretations of the small illustrated characters that are used to …

Price Per Square Foot – The Most Overrated Metric in Valuing Residential Real Estate

There are a lot of misleading metrics in real estate, but the most misused or irrelevant one that is so commonly referred to when attempting to value a property is price per square foot. Price/sf is only useful in valuation when comparing properties that are apples to apples or when …

Where is the Playa Vista Market Heading?

It is inaccurate to speak of the real estate market in general in terms of good, bad, or otherwise. Markets vary by location, price point, and localized supply and demand trends. It is similarly inaccurate to refer to the Playa Vista market in general terms since there are wide array …

Dealing With HOA’s

In Playa Vista and many other places, HOA’s or Home Owners Associations are a fact of life. They create and enforce rules that add stability to communities and manage common facilities that no one owner would have the manpower to manage. On the other hand, many people find them intrusive, …

Drop in Interest Rates Spurs Market Enthusiasm

The Playa Vista real estate market has rebounded from a dreadful second half of 2018 and a lukewarm first couple of months of 2019 to become red hot in late March and early April. While some of this may be attributable to the finally dry weather conditions, this seems mainly …

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