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Real Estate Hot Links | September 2015

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 10.49.55 AMMural on Echo Park Ave.

Tiny Houses Sell for over 1000 a sf on the Eastside.

My round up of the best outdoor couches for 2015 on my landscape blog.

Moving Checklist – Real Simple.

DTLA developer pays 18M for Echo Park properties.

Is LA in another Real Estate bubble? Short answer, probably not.

Many LA Boulevards started as Streetcar Lines.

Frank Gehry is not a landscape architect – so why is he redesigning the LA river?

Bohemian Modern – A look we <3

Where did all the starter homes go?


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Next 1st Time Home Buyer Q + A: May 17th


It’s spring! Are you ready to take the next step towards home ownership?

I’m hosting another 1st Time Home Buyer Q + A at my house in Echo Park. It will be an evening of great food, drinks and tons of info! Natalie Salins, from Movement Mortgage will pay us another visit to answer all your burning real estate finance questions. And I’ll take you step by step through the process of home buying and we can chat about up and coming local neighborhoods to explore.

Even if you have bought before, but want to talk to a lender or understand the local market better you are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 17th – 5:30 – 8pm. Details will be email to you, once you reserve your spot. 







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Los Angeles are You Prepared for the Big One? Review the Earthquake Preparedness Supply List

Drop, Cover and Hold On - slideshowOK, time to stop procrastinating!

Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:

Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Two-way radios
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

  • Whistle
  • N95 or surgical masks
  • Matches
  • Rain gear
  • Towels
  • Work gloves
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Entertainment items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags

(From the Red Cross)

Stay safe everyone!



Download the Red Cross Earthquake app HERE

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More tech industry buyers are snapping up L.A. real estate

San Francisco is Coming to LA

It is not just those displaced by the San Francisco tech buyers that are moving to Los Angeles, now the young tech tycoons themselves are buying up property in Los Angles. Larry Ellison, Jeff Bezos, Sean Parker and many others have all bought homes in the Los Angeles area recently. For most of them it is considered a second home, in what they consider a discounted housing market. Some are commuting part of the week back to Silicon Valley.


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