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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 […]

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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 […]

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by Jodi Summers Here’s a new term for you – heat islands. An urban heat island (UHI) is a city or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. It is caused when heat is absorbed by the concrete and pavement of buildings and streets. And, as we […]

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by Jodi Summers Greening units for Baby Boomers simpler than greening space for Millennials. In the 60+ crowd, green means more efficient. As boomers approach retirement, many are looking to make smart financial moves, so it’s not just a matter of green living, it’s about and being more efficient with the use of their dollars. […]

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by Jodi Summers As if the apartment rental situation in Los Angeles is not tenuous enough for you…just wait…the first phase of the city’s massive earthquake retrofitting project is about to begin. The Department of Building and Safety has compiled the official list of apartment buildings most at risk of collapse, landlords get notice in […]

Beautiful Lincoln (3)

by Jodi Summers Murals, sculptures and landscaping are all ways for a neighborhood to forge a collective identity, stimulate learning, instill a sense of pride and invites business. Thank you to the Santa Monica grass roots movement, Beautify Lincoln, giving vibrancy to the long-dreary LiNC. Since 2012, this team of volunteer artists have painted murals […]