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by Jodi Summers Watch our Metro grow. In the most recent presidential elections, LA approved Measure M – the half-cent sales tax increase to fund new public transit projects and infrastructure improvements. Here’s our metro – now and future… As an FYI, Angelinos spend an average of 81 hours a year stuck in traffic. Currently, […]

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by Jodi Summers The California Environmental Quality Act, aka CEQA is a statute that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible. CEQA currently measures traffic impacts using the “level of service” metric. In 2017, the method is changing to […]

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by Jodi Summers Congratulations Los Angeles property entrepreneurs, you are meeting housing demands. It looks like LA real estate developers will add approximately 13,430 new multifamily units to the market by the end of the year. In an attempt to fill overwhelming demand, multiunit construction is at is fastest pace of development in 20 years. […]

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by Jodi Summers California’s green protocols will continue to influence green building. January 2017 will see the application of “Title 24,” building energy efficiency standards set forth by the California Energy Commission. The updated building energy efficiency should cut regulated energy use in new homes by 28% and save consumers $31 a month compared to […]

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by Jodi Summers Owners beware: the multifamily sector has become increasingly vulnerable to legal issues stemming from Airbnb and VRBO rentals. The multifamily rental market, including lessees of apartment units, are omnipresent ghosts on the short-term housing submarket. Because of what is written in their leases, a tenant has no desire to herald to the […]

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by Jodi Summers Expect the average rent on an apartment in much of Southern California will rise by at least $100 over the next two years, concludes the USC Casden Multifamily Forecast, released by USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate. Beacon Economics prepared the report for USC, analyzing rents, housing supply and population growth in […]