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 […]

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 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 […]

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, […]

This chart shares popular upgrades people make for aging in place in their homes. We thank Hanley Wood and Builder.com for providing the statistics. Age in peace, wealth and good health. ** http://builder.hw.curationdesk.com/files/2014/03/ageinplace_HERO.png http://www.santamonicapropertyblog.com/?p=5503