top cities for green homes

by Jodi Summers We thought it was the luxury condos being built in the neighborhood driving up the condo prices in downtown Santa Monica, but according to Redfin it’s because the units are greener than almost every other place in the country. Indeed, in 2015, Downtown Santa Monica was 3rd on the list of the […]

let us host

by Jodi Summers Do you want to know what rental prices at the beach have gotten so high? Short-term rentals have pushed up the demand and thus the price. The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, a labor-backed advocacy group, estimates that more than 7,000 houses and apartments have been taken off the rental […]

Huge Creative Office Supply Will Hit Santa Monica

by Jodi Summers The residents of Santa Monica don’t want more residential buildings and they’re not excited about hotels, so they’re getting new office space. The Santa Monica Gateway at 2834 Colorado Avenue is planned as a two-building 200,000-square-foot property with subterranean parking. It is some of the first high tech office space being built […]

shotgun-house-preservation

by Jodi Summers Before we start the tiny home conversation, let’s a simple point of perspective; a 1-car garage is approximately 200 square feet, a 2-car garage is close to 400 sq.ft. And now, let’s talk about tiny houses…. The tiny house movement is a description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living […]

humback whale with paddle boarders

edited by Jodi Summers Here’s some fascinating cocktail party information you can share about Santa Monica Bay: Santa Monica Bay is an integral part of the larger geographic region commonly known as the Southern California Bight, according to www.santamonicabay.org. The Bay itself is the submerged portion of the Los Angeles Coastal Plain. It is bordered […]

smart home

by Jodi Summers Looking to add technology to your home? Tech products come in a huge range of options, from elaborate systems to simple additions one could purchase at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or the Apple Store for a few hundred dollars. What to get? First, choose a budget, then choose the most important features. Keep […]