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by Jodi Summers Millennials and home ownership. Those terms have been non-sequiturs for a while…but all that is changing. Currently, 67% of all Millennials say they can’t afford to buy. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Study, 90% of Millennials moved out of family home between age 19 and 27. 54.6% moved back in […]

Villa Malibu

by Jodi Summers Suddenly the L.A. housing market is all over the world news…as we all know, there’s not enough housing and it’s driving up prices for buyers as well as renters. Buyers, sensing opportunity, are flowing into the market from all over the world and purchasing what little property owners are willing to part […]

energy efficient

edited by Jodi Summers Americans’ energy-conservation efforts -from switching bulbs to upgrading washing machines and air conditioners – have done more to reduce carbon emissions than the increased use of solar, wind and natural gas. Wait, this gets easier folks…metrics pouring in from utility and power grid managers in the U.S. are concluding that the […]


by Jodi Summers Capital Expenditures and Operating Expenditures are accounted differently. Capital Expenditures are one-shot improvements that are recouped over time. Routine Repairs is regular maintenance done to a property, which are paid for out of the annual operating expenditures budget. Let’s look at each in more details… CAPITAL EXPENDITURES Capital Expenditures are generally defined […]

New Multifamily Construction

by Jodi Summers Here are some statistics that don’t make Los Angeles proud…our City of the Angels has got the biggest disconnect between incomes and rents of anywhere in the country. Granted, we’ve made an effort. Between 1980 and 2010, Los Angeles County built the most out of any California county in the years. Despite […]

made the move

by Jodi Summers Article after article, research report after research report reveals the same conclusion: Los Angeles is now the most unaffordable rental market in the country. Let’s look at the one by researchers from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, which reached this conclusion based on an analysis of key factors. One revelation […]