by Jodi Summers According to the U.S. regulations of property law, property must at all times be transferable. This is problematic when somebody dies and there’s no one around to sign off on the asset transfer. Any property allocation that requires the signature of the decedent or ward must go through probate. The essential purpose […]

by Jodi Summers Many individuals with assets the wish to protect choose a Revocable Living Trust as an effective way of settling their affairs and avoiding Probate. A Revocable Living Trust be amended, altered or revoked by its settlor (creator) at any time, provided the settlor is not mentally incapacitated. Revocable Trusts have become popular […]

by Jodi Summers If you want to buy apartment properties on the Westside of Los Angeles in the first quarter of 2015, here’s what you need to know – Large cash reserves will dominate deal flow – for right now. “Investors attempting to acquire assets in the Westside Cities will have to stretch to outbid […]

by Jodi Summers If you’ve purchased a multifamily property in Los Angeles is the past few years, your real estate investment has increased in value. Effective rents have soared since the downturn, making turnover significantly more profitable. We are not alone. Throughout the country, valuations on apartment properties have been on an upward trajectory, pushing […]

edited by Jodi Summers National Geographic has come up with a very entertaining app that takes you through your weekly water usage. By plugging information about your home, yard, diet, energy, and consumer choices the app calculates your water usage compared to the average American. Know this: The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by […]

by Jodi Summers Recently, Sotheby’s International Realty invited the California Association of Realtors’ Vice President and Chief Economist, Leslie Appleton-Young, to give us an update on the Los Angeles area real estate market. With multifamily vacancy rates hovering just above 3%, apartment properties in and around Los Angeles remain a strong investment. For more information […]