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Homebuyer “shouldas” you should know

If they’d known then what they know now, half of U.S. homebuyers say they’d do some things differently. Learning those lessons can help you make better decisions when you get there. Top of the list? A larger down payment. For more things buyers wish they could do over, read on.In its inaugural...

Posted over 1 year ago
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February Sales Activity in Los Angeles Promises a Solid Start to the 2017 Homebuying Season

Executive Summary: February Los Angeles County home sales posted a 2 percent increase from last year, with the largest gains in San Gabriel/Foothills (up 14 percent), Central L.A. and the Santa Monica Mountains (up 7 percent), and Harbor (up 6 percent). The overall home sales increase is higher...

Posted over 1 year ago
 

The Mark Company Selected to Leads Sales and Marketing for Vibrant Oceanwide Plaza Residences

The Mark Company, a proven leader in delivering more than 80 breakthrough sales and marketing campaigns for high‐profile urban residential developments throughout the Western U.S., will drive sales and marketing for Los Angeles' highly anticipated Oceanwide Plaza. The Mark Company’s rich...

Posted over 1 year ago
 

Here’s your ultimate Dodger Stadium guide

Lifelong Dodger fans know the ballpark’s ins and outs by heart. Now they’ve contributed their expertise to this info-packed guide — including how to get there, where to sit, what to eat and more. By Monday’s opener, you’ll feel like a seasoned insider. Play ball!

Posted over 1 year ago
 

Why a home office is becoming a buyer magnet

There was a time when having a designated office in your home was more like a luxury than a must. But as telecommuting continues to rise, the lure of a home workspace could be a big draw for potential buyers. And in a traffic-challengedmarket like ours, a great office could make the...

Posted over 1 year ago
 

In Place: South Pasadena

The first thing you need to know about South Pasadena is: it’s not Pasadena. Even before it incorporated as LA’s sixth municipality in 1888, people who lived in the southern sector of Pasadena considered themselves South Pasadenans. Small, proud and independent, the community has worked for...

Posted over 1 year ago
 

Bike from Culver City to Venice! No, really!

It’ll be a piece of cake on Sunday, March 26, when CicLAvia shuts down traffic from Downtown Culver City to the Venice Boardwalk and opens it exclusively to cyclists, walkers, runners and skaters. There’ll be lots of fun activities along the way — but plan to end your day before 4 p.m., when the...

Posted over 1 year ago
 

The return of Rocky and Bullwinkle

LA is famous for icons that disappear, only to make triumphant comebacks: Angel’s Flight. Clifton’s Cafeteria. The Rocky and Bullwinkle statue. Well, almost. City officials promised the return of the Hollywood landmark in 2015, but there’s been a glitch. We can’t possibly suspect Boris and...

Posted over 1 year ago
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The Fed is sizing up the economy: all quiet on the Western Front

Following the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) two-day meeting this week, Chairperson Janet Yellen announced the decision to continue gradually raising interest rates, with another 25 basis-point increase to a target rate between 0.75 percent and 1.00 percent. This was a second increase in...

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