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2017 was the year LeBron James doubled down in Brentwood

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:35

With its ritzy Westside homes and exclusive country clubs, Brentwood has always been a suburb dedicated to luxury. Today, new Hamptons-style mansions are replacing original developments, but its focus on upscale living remains unchanged.

In 2017, Brentwood recorded a little over 200 single-family...

San Diego slips to 32nd in builder interest: Planning groups at fault?

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:00

San Diego County slipped from 23rd to 32nd in a national ranking of developer and builder interest among 78 metro areas covered in the Urban Land Institute’s annual “Emerging Trends” report.

The top market was Seattle, followed by Austin, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Raleigh/Durham, N.C.San...

Apartments replacing an old Ikea in Burbank? Some see it as an answer to the housing crunch

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:00

The city of Burbank has been going through a growth spurt, adding more than 16,500 jobs from 2010 to 2016 as employers such as Warner Bros. Entertainment boosted payrolls.

But, like much of Southern California, the city’s housing supply hasn’t kept up. Burbank built only 294 homes during that period,...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Bell's advantageous location bumps its past scandal down a few pegs

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:45

In the 1800s, the king of Spain was in the habit of extravagantly rewarding the civil servants and soldiers who helped tend to his far-flung empire, providing eye-poppingly large land grants to generals and back-office non-commissioned officers alike.

So it was that Cpl. Don Antonio Maria Lugo,...

Why Your Clients Hate Automated Messages

Realtor - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00

Only 14 percent of consumers say they will respond to a message they perceive to be automated, while the rest say they’ll ignore it and move...

Have We Seen the Last of 3% Mortgage Rates?

Realtor - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00

For the first time since last summer, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage shot above 4 percent.

Where Amazon’s HQ2 May Help Housing Most

Realtor - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00

As the tech giant eyes 20 cities as finalists to be the home base of its second headquarters, these are the markets that stand to gain the most...

‘Disappointing’ Housing Starts Close Out 2017

Realtor - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00

Fewer new homes entered the construction pipeline at the end of 2017, further depressing already low inventory levels in many markets.

6 Steps to Update Your Company Culture

Realtor - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00

Changing with the times is important to a brokerage’s long-term success. If your company needs a refresh, here’s how to get there.

Zillow Faces New Lawsuit Over ‘Zestimates’

Realtor - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00

In a lawsuit filed this week, a New Jersey brokerage is accusing Zillow of hiding its home valuation tool on certain residential listings at the...

NAR Leaders Are Well-Represented in Power Rankings

Realtor - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:00

Elizabeth Mendenhall is the first NAR president to be named twice to the prestigious list of real estate industry leaders.

Fannie Offers ‘Healthy Housing’ Incentive

Realtor - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:00

A new program gives financial motives to multifamily owners who are providing services that improve the health and well-being of tenants...

Report: Homes Are Getting Even Less Affordable

Realtor - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:00

All four regions saw a decrease in affordability compared to a year ago, with the Midwest seeing the deepest cut.

Foreclosed Homes Dip to 12-Year Low

Realtor - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:00

Foreclosure activity plunged in 2017, and the distressed properties remain increasingly difficult to find in many markets. 

Housing Advocates Push for Rent Control

Realtor - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:00

With rising rents, advocacy groups are urging lawmakers to pass laws that cap just how much rents can go up.

Study: Top 10 Most Trusted Builders

Realtor - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:00

See the homebuilders that consumers depend on the most. 

California had 77 of the country's 100 most expensive ZIP Codes for home sales last year, report says

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:25

A year-end report from real estate database PropertyShark has confirmed what every Angeleno already knows: California is a really expensive place to live.

The analysis, which surveyed the priciest ZIP Codes in the country based on median home sales prices, found that California holds 77 of the...

Loan Demand Jumps Over Fears?

Realtor - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:00

Interest rates are on the rise but mortgage applications are still rising, a change from normal patterns. 

Builders Reveal Top 10 Biggest Concerns

Realtor - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:00

Homebuilding still isn't proceeding fast enough to keep up with the demand. Why not? Builders point to several reasons.

The Fastest Growing Cities May See Housing Boom

Realtor - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:00

Population growth is far from even across the country. The South and West are seeing the bulk of the increases, while the Northeast and Midwest...

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