rent vs buy

edited by Jodi Summers   Los Angeles is 48% homeowners and 52% renters. Renter majority is part of a national trend. Over the last 10 years the United States has lost 1 million net homeowner households and has gained an overwhelming 10 million rental households.   The renter trend has accelerated since the downturn, and […]

Edited by Jodi Summers What’s old is new again. The Expo line traces a historic route through Los Angeles. Although its tracks, signals, and power lines are all new, much of the light rail line’s right-of-way dates to 1875, when the first rail link between downtown L.A. and the Westside opened and gave birth to […]

twilight dance series crowd

by Jodi Summers Party on the Pier, the line-up for the 31st annual Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier is public, and we’re ready dance. What’s so great about the Twilight Series is that every Thursday night for 10 weeks FROM 7-10 P.M., you get a new experience in Santa Monica’s customized music […]

edited by Jodi Summers National Geographic has come up with a very entertaining app that takes you through your weekly water usage. By plugging information about your home, yard, diet, energy, and consumer choices the app calculates your water usage compared to the average American. Know this: The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by […]

Palisades Park Santa Monica (80)

edited by Jodi Summers Didja know these statistics about the City of Santa Monica…. The 2012 U.S. Census estimates that almost 28% of Santa Monica residents own a home. The median value of owner-occupied units within the City was $992,100 in 2012. At the end of the 1st quarter of 2015, the median sold price […]

edited by Jodi Summers Home ownership in necessary for wealth creation. Owning is better than renting because, over time, the net worth of homeowners significantly outpaces that of renters. Researchers at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently analyzed the reasons why the net worth of homeowners has outclassed that of renters, […]