Category Archives: Real Estate

How To Dramatically Improve Your Life While Spending Little Money

Many of the below options have helped me. Are you interested in inexpensive acupuncture? YoSan (on Washington Blvd in Culver City) and Emperors College (in Santa Monica) have community clinics that charge about $40 per session. You can get low-cost … Continue reading

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Real Estate Prices Have Dropped About 20% In Pico-Robertson Since 2007

Based on anecdotes from real estate agents, I’ve learned that condos that sold for $600,000 in the Pico-Robertson area in 2007 now go for about $520,000. On the other hand, rents have not decreased. They’ve been going up steadily over … Continue reading

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So You Want To Renovate?

It’s a big deal if you want to renovate your home in Pico-Robertson in specific or Los Angeles in general. Because Southern California is prone to earthquakes, building codes are strict. So you want to remodel your home? You will … Continue reading

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Where’s The Recession In Pico-Robertson?

I notice very few vacation buildings in Pico-Robertson. But you go a few blocks outside of Pico-Robertson to La Cienega Blvd and east of La Cienega on Pico, and you’ll find some vacancies. There was that great Hollywood video store … Continue reading

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Orthodox Jews Keep Moving Into Pico-Robertson

They are pushing the community east of La Cienega and south of Airdrome, thus bolstering real estate prices and rents. Why Are Home Sales Falling With Mortgage Rates? Forcing Banks To Keep A Skin In The Game Of Mortgage Lending … Continue reading

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Pico-Robertson Bustling With Renters

The economic crash has not caused any reduction in rents that I can see in Pico-Robertson. Home values have taken a hit. Home Values Fall As Foreclosures Rise Time To Raise FHA Downpayments? Perverse Incentives In The Housing Market Retiring … Continue reading

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Home Prices Keep Falling

Real estate is holding its value in Pico-Robertson as more Orthodox Jews move into the neighborhood each month and more blacks are pushed out, further east and south. I cover real estate and mortgage financing here: When Should You Pay … Continue reading

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The Latest Mortgage & Real Estate News

Few topics are as perennial around the Sabbath table as real estate values!

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Unhappy Tenants In Marina Del Rey

I’ve been covering this story for months and it just keeps getting uglier. Here are my previous reports on this. I wrote a few months ago about the fall of real estate developer Laurence Gluck and the unhappy residents of … Continue reading

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My Mortgage Refinance Blog

It’s hard to go to a Shabbat dinner in Pico-Robertson without the conversation moving at some point to real estate prices. Home prices in Pico-Robertson have stood up well during the recent recession. The subprime crisis hit my consciousness in … Continue reading

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