These are what we call a city's "best-kept secret" neighborhoods. They're not secrets to most local house hunters, but outsiders looking to move in typically overlook them.
In a time when our economy suffers mightily, when unemployment figures and disdain for corporate greed compete for headlines, who in their right mind would scream to the world, "I'm buying a house today!"
How can you tell which real estate agent is the right one for you? Here are my top five suggestions of questions to ask a realtor when you consider hiring them.
Why does L.A. need to subsidize offices downtown when Santa Monica has developers banging on the door?
With any endeavor, we all start at the same place: with an idea and the dream to make it a reality. So if that is true, then why do some businesses really take off while others flounder and fail?
Couldn't resist the pun in that headline, but in this case the stage is a car, so it works. In fact, the stage is 15 cars. Thats the number that sit i...
If you think realtors have a tendency to treat you poorly, you should see how we treat each other.
What percentage of buyers today are going online to start or support their search for homes? 85% to 90% of them.
Buyers know fair market value, and it is certainly not the price being offered most of the time, which causes our current stalemate. So when will this climate change?
Last month I took the TV show Open House LA on a tour of my home to share a little bit about my design process.
Before you dive in with the first person you meet at an open house simply because you think they're "nice," it's a good idea to stop and think.
We had the honor of celebrating with Barclay Butera at his fabulous new namesake store.
When it comes to speaking with our sellers about the value of their homes, oftentimes sellers crave hearing what they want hear, not what they need to hear.
"I plan to force sea mammals -- small whales, dolphins, sea lions -- to conform to my strict design aesthetic," deadpans architect David Hertz. Then he laughs. He's kidding. Well, sort of.
Perhaps the N-word Dr. Laura might now wish to address is "Narcissism."
Unfortunately, the data available to the LA Times reflects only teacher performance as it relates to standardized test scores and not to the development of social and emotional competencies.