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April Market Update

Spring Sprung in April as sales volume & prices bounced ⬆️ especially in the $2-3MM prices range! Hancock Park recorded 24 sales, twice as many as the prior month & year. Average prices were also ⬆️ due to the mix of price point...

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NAR Settlement: Our Take

By now you have likely been showered with stories about the National Association Realtors (NAR) class action suit regarding real estate commissions. The media has whipped up a storm of confusion. Change is ahead indeed and many details are stil...

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Measure ULA Misses the Mark

Speaking of taxes.... What has been the result of Measure ULA since it took affect 12 months ago? Recall UCLA and proponents advertised that the taxes would raise $900+ million for affordable housing.  The Measure passed with a simple ...

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March Market Update

4 years ago nearly to the day LA & much of the world locked down in response to COVID-19 & within 2 weeks Loveland Carr, the real estate industry & all related fields were back to work serving others. On March 15 the NAR settled a class acti...

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February Market Update

February was the wettest month since 1998 with over 12” of rain, the 7th wettest month overall in the LA’s 150 year recorded history, according to the NY Times. This did not deter buyers! Sales, as demonstrated by the number of pendi...

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LA’s Luxury Market Update January 2024

Measure ULA certainly influenced sales volume of properties over $5 million in the city of Los Angeles since it took effect April 1, 2023. Looking at closed sales in January 2023 relative to the prior year is a bit distorted because there w...

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Attention Landlords

ATTENTION ALL LANDLORDS (now known as "Housing Providers") Check your mail & remember to complete and mail and your rental registry to the City of Los Angeles to avoid penalties & fines. Recently a client called for clarification on...

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January Market Update

Buyer confidence picked up in December which is reflected in January sales. Nearly twice as many homes sold in Jan ’24 vs Jan ’23 (13 vs 7), 5 of which were over $3MM. If priced properly to start, they sold quickly. Buyer’s confide...

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Luxury Trend Report 2024

The ground is beginning to shift in the luxury real estate landscape in 2024 here in Hancock Park and across key markets of the US. Keep an eye on interest rates as they will be the first barometer of what lies ahead for the market. At this...

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LA’s Luxury Market Update 2023

Change is constant and it appears as though change will continue to move at an exponential rate henceforth.  And yet, Real Estate is still the best hedge against inflation.  The stock market, crypto currency, regional banks, commodity prices,...

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Coldwell Banker 2024 Economic Summit

What Might We Expect in 2024? Join us for The State of the Economy with internationally acclaimed economist Elliot Eisenberg, PhD compliments of Coldwell Banker. Tuesday, January 30th at 11am or 4m PDT Any economist who can write a 70 ...

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December Hancock Park Real Estate Market Update

December 2023 Hancock Park Update Happy New Year to all! The best holiday gift for the real estate market was the Fed's announcement to hold rates in December and to expect 3 cuts in 2024. Sentiment soared & the stock market hit new hi...

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November Hancock Park Real Estate Market Update

November 2023 Hancock Park Update SAG-AFTRA strike is over and Larchmont Village finally has a little market again with Cookbook in the former Chan Dara space. La Bettola di Terroni is in the full swing of things offering its patrons a f...

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LA’s Luxury Market Update

Change is constant and it appears as though change will continue to move at an exponential rate henceforth.  And yet, Real Estate is still the best hedge against inflation.  The stock market, crypto currency, regional banks, commodity prices,...

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Measure ULA Tax Update

LA voters passed Measure ULA (only 512k to 374k votes) in November 2022 which imposed a new “Homelessness and Housing Solutions” transfer tax on all real estate sales transactions in the city over $5 million. Though it is commonly referre...

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Q2 2023 Hancock Park Market Update

Even with a writer’s strike many offers were written in Hancock Park as the imbalance of supply relative to demand and demographic trends are keeping our market dynamic and strong. Multiple offers continue for the most prized locations and ma...

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A Decade of Undersupply Forecasted

According to Realtor.com economist Danielle Hale, housing affordability is not expected to improve for prospective home buyers in the near future. This is primarily due to the high cost of borrowing and a lack of available homes on the market. ...

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1031 Exchange Tip

Attention Investors: Anxious about finding a suitable replacement property for your 1031 exchange in time, especially in today’s low inventory environment? Check out DTS products (Delaware Statutory Trust) which are investment grade proper...

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June 2023 Market Update for Hancock Park

Even with a Writer’s Strike many offers were (and are being) written in Hancock Park. Multiple offers continue for the most prized locations and many are still offering cash. For the month of May there were 9 sales down from 18 in M...

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