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by Jodi Summers Get ready for some major chaos and expense. According to a City report, more than 2,200 buildings in Santa Monica may be vulnerable to collapse or major damage during an earthquake, including more than 1,800 soft-story buildings, 220 brick buildings, 73 concrete buildings and 71 steel-frame buildings. The report concluded,  “many buildings […]

Los Angeles Rent map 2016

by Jodi Summers Expect the average rent on an apartment in much of Southern California will rise by at least $100 over the next two years, concludes the USC Casden Multifamily Forecast, released by USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate. Beacon Economics prepared the report for USC, analyzing rents, housing supply and population growth in […]

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by Jodi Summers California’s green protocols will continue to influence green building. January 2017 will see the application of “Title 24,” building energy efficiency standards set forth by the California Energy Commission. The updated building energy efficiency should cut regulated energy use in new homes by 28% and save consumers $31 a month compared to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]