Pico-Branch-parkside

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
jodi@jodisummers.com
www.SantaMonicaPropertyBlog.com

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]