by Jodi Summers Millennials and home ownership. Those terms have been non-sequiturs for a while…but all that is changing. Currently, 67% of all Millennials say they can’t afford to buy. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Study, 90% of Millennials moved out of family home between age 19 and 27. 54.6% moved back in […]


by Jodi Summers Up until recently, the Pico neighborhood was considered the bastard stepchild of Santa Monica communities. Back in the early days of the City, the neighborhood was Santa Monica’s ghetto – Hispanics, Black, Jews, ethnic groups of all types were told to settle here. The Pico neighborhood had been one of the largest […]

Los Angeles Median 1-bedroom rents 3Q 2015 2

by Jodi Summers If you’re renting a well-priced rent control unit in Santa Monica, relish it, because reasonable rents have gone away. If you’re a landlord with a vacant unit by the beach…take pleasure. A recent report by Zumper and LA Curbed study concludes that downtown Santa Monica continues to be the most expensive place […]

Jodi Summers
Broker Associate
Sotheby’s International Realty

by Jodi Summers Are you one of the Laptop and Latte generation – singles living in high density apartments? Or perhaps you fall into the Top Tier – married couples who have achieved career goals and live in customized homes. Or Urban Chic- married couples living near a major metropolitan area. Zip lookup tells you […]


by Jodi Summers Now that we are in a drought, Californian are constantly reminded to cut down on their water usage. Figures released by the State Water Resources Control Board, praise urban residents for cutting water consumption 28.9%. Governor Jerry Brown is requiring urban areas to cut water use 25%, the first mandatory water rationing […]

First Train to come ot Santa Monica in 60 years 2

by Jodi Summers Look! The train! It’s the train! The testing is officially underway on the Expo Line extension. Trains are now casually and cautiously traveling through the Westside for the first time in decades. Indeed, this is the first train to chug around Santa Monica since the death of the streetcar in 1953. The […]