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 […]


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 […]

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by Jodi Summers Here’s what makes Los Angeles different from most every other big city except New York, the majority of people living in Los Angeles rent as oppose to own. Look at the statistics for the county; they overwhelmingly skew toward renting due to the high cost of single-family homes in the Los Angeles […]


edited by Jodi Summers Those of you who are waiting for the Los Angeles apartment market to weaken may be waiting a long time. The world class desirability for the West Side of Los Angeles will continue unabated for the near future. According to Marcus and Millichap’s Multifamily Research Market Report, Second Quarter 2016, “Limited […]

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by Jodi Summers Do you want to know what rental prices at the beach have gotten so high? Short-term rentals have pushed up the demand and thus the price. The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, a labor-backed advocacy group, estimates that more than 7,000 houses and apartments have been taken off the rental […]