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How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood Before You Buy the House

How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood Before You Buy the House

By Tim McMullen original article : https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/how-to-test-drive-a-neighborhood-before-you-buy-a-home/ Would you buy a car without giving it a test drive? Probably not. A test drive helps you understand what it would really be like to own, live with, and use a car, giving you the opportunity to notice subtle […]

7 Reasons to Buy a House in Winter

7 Reasons to Buy a House in Winter

By Diane Schmidt original article: https://www.thespruce.com/moving-and-buying-home-in-winter-2436018 So real estate wisdom tells us that spring and summer are the prime seasons for house hunting and moving. People are more likely to get out and shop when the weather is nice. It is a more pleasant time of year, and […]

Mar Vista Music and Art Walk Returns

Mar Vista Music and Art Walk Returns

Photo: Craig Brandau. original article: https://westsidetoday.com/2019/11/15/mar-vista-music-and-art-walk-returns/ By Keldine Hull The Mar Vista Music and Art Walk returns to Downtown Mar Vista on Saturday, November 30 from 4 PM to 10 PM. The community driven event will take place on Venice Boulevard, from Lyceum Avenue to […]

Venice’s Thatcher Yard Affordable Housing Slated to Break Ground in 2020

Venice’s Thatcher Yard Affordable Housing Slated to Break Ground in 2020

98 apartments on two acres at 3233 S. Thatcher Avenue. original article: https://urbanize.la/post/venices-thatcher-yard-affordable-housing-slated-break-ground-2020 A supportive housing development catering to low-income families and seniors is on pace to begin construction next year on a city-owned property in Venice. The Thatcher Maintenance Yard, a 2.1-acre site at 3233 […]

Amazon series “Goliath” finds the old-school Santa Monica at retro hotel

Amazon series “Goliath” finds the old-school Santa Monica at retro hotel

by: Madeleine Pauker original article: https://www.smdp.com/amazon-series-goliath-finds-the-old-school-santa-monica-at-retro-hotel/180858 The Ocean Lodge Hotel exists in four places at once. The retro yellow and blue hotel near the Santa Monica Pier constructed in 1958 serves as a model for the replicas Amazon Studios has built on three different soundstages […]

5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

BY BRENDON DESIMONE original article: https://www.zillow.com/blog/fall-a-great-time-to-buy-185456/ The days may be getting shorter, but the list of home-shopping benefits is getting longer. Real estate markets ebb and flow, just like the seasons. The spring market blooms right along with the flowers, but the fall market often dwindles […]

City Council limits “mansionization” of single-family neighborhoods

City Council limits “mansionization” of single-family neighborhoods

by: Madeleine Pauker original article: https://www.smdp.com/city-council-limits-mansionization-of-single-family-neighborhoods/181952 The Santa Monica City Council adopted regulations Tuesday that aim to limit the “mansionization” of the city’s single-family neighborhoods, but some residents say the new rules will prevent them from renovating their homes to accommodate their growing families. City […]

Economists: Mortgage Rates Likely to Go Lower in 2020

Economists: Mortgage Rates Likely to Go Lower in 2020

original article: https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/10/07/economists-mortgage-rates-likely-to-go-lower-in-2020 In the last month, mortgage rates have fallen to their lowest monthly averages in more than three years, and economists predict they’ll stay there well into 2020—and even possibly lower. Last week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.65%, down 1.06 percentage points […]

Santa Monica Townhome Boasts Decorative Fireplace

Santa Monica Townhome Boasts Decorative Fireplace

Cozy up by the fire and enjoy cool Southern California nights on the large private patio. By Emily Holland, Patch Staff SANTA MONICA, CA — This gorgeous, contemporary townhouse comes with a stunning tiled fireplace that makes the perfect accent to the living room. The 2-bedroom, […]

3 New L.A. Restaurants You Have to Try This October

3 New L.A. Restaurants You Have to Try This October

By Hailey Eber original article: https://www.lamag.com/digestblog/new-la-restaurants-october/ Whether you want a next level-cup of joe or a Cal-Ital spread fit for a king, we’ve got you covered with October’s best new restaurants. Fia This indoor-outdoor Cal-Ital spot from chef Brendan Collins seats 300, but the charming space […]


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