JANUARY CALENDAR

by Jodi Summers As those in the real estate industry know, home prices fall in the cold, dark days of winter as buyers pay off the holiday spending spree, and stay warm watching football playoffs. According to sales data analysis of the Toronto housing market by TheRedPin.com realty service, home prices averaged $22,338 less in […]

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edited by Jodi Summers Americans’ energy-conservation efforts -from switching bulbs to upgrading washing machines and air conditioners – have done more to reduce carbon emissions than the increased use of solar, wind and natural gas. Wait, this gets easier folks…metrics pouring in from utility and power grid managers in the U.S. are concluding that the […]

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by Jodi Summers The U.S. homeownership rate reached a national high of 69.2% in the fourth quarter of 2004 and was as high as 68.2% in 2Q 2007 before beginning its decline. According to the Census Bureau, the rate is currently sitting around 64.4% – its lowest level since 1995. It has fallen in four […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rubin Rojas - Cardio Barre

by Jodi Summers Santa Monica appreciates its art. The community understands that murals, sculptures and landscaping are all ways for a neighborhood to forge a collective identity, stimulate learning, instill a sense of pride and invites business. Thank you to our local grass roots movement, Beautify Lincoln, giving vibrancy to the long-dreary LiNC. Since 2012, […]