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Build a beautiful bee hotel

Not all bees live in colonies or build hives. Some are solitary workers that nest in tiny places like hollow stems and holes in wood. They don’t make honey, but they’re vital as pollinators. Bee hotels are a great way to attract more of these loners to your garden. And they can be works of art, too.

Posted over 1 year ago
 

The list: 26 most expensive houses for sale in LA

At John Aaroe Group, we represent everything from cozy pied-a-terres and first-time homes to resort properties in Sun Valley and Kau’ai. We also represent an array of spectacular estates. Right now, our name is on five of the 26 most expensive mansions on the market in Los Angeles, just listed by...

Posted over 1 year ago
 

In Place: Toluca Lake

Embraced by Universal City, Studio City, North Hollywood and Burbank, Toluca Lake and its quiet suburban charm have been attracting stars since the movies first started to flourish. It was designed as LA’s first bedroom community in 1923 on the former site of peach, apple and walnut orchards....

Posted over 1 year ago
 

Caltrans selling homes along never-built 710 extension

The houses have been in limbo for six decades, owned and rented by the State as placeholders for the 710 freeway extension. Now the landlord is letting go, and the homes, from modest ranchers to full-sized mansions, are up for sale.

Posted over 1 year ago
 

A rainbow of diamonds

Tired of white diamonds? Head over to the Natural History Museum and put some color in your carats. You’ll be dazzled by the oval-shaped 30.03-carat Juliet Pink Diamond; the Victorian Orchid, a Fancy Vivid Purple diamond; the Rainbow Necklace, made of over 100 rare diamonds of many hues; and the...

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

When artists collide

Born five years and 5,000 miles apart, friendly rivals Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera both pioneered Cubism by returning to their ancient pasts. Now, an exhibition comparing their brilliant trajectories is at LACMA— its only US appearance.

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

U.S. Home Construction to See Healthy Gains in 2017

Single-family home production, housing starts, and permits are all expected to rise this year, providing at least some relief to a market starved for inventory, although rising mortgage rates will likely exact a toll on affordability.That’s the outlook from the National Association of Home...

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Los Angeles a Top Four Global City for Foreign Real Estate Investors

Even with the uncertainties surrounding the incoming presidential administration, international investors remain almost unanimously confident in U.S. real estate, with Los Angeles again ranking as one of the most popular global markets. A survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real...

Posted almost 2 years ago
 

Dine LA: In a word … Yum

LA has one of the most dynamic dining scenes in the country. Twice a year, a fifteen-day event showcases its breadth of culinary experiences. Now through January 27, more than 300 restaurants are offering special lunch and dinner menus during Dine LA. There are plenty of South Park participants,...

Posted almost 2 years ago