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 […]

This is crazy! Madrid-based PKMN Architecture’s five-in-one apartment solution that allows the owner to have several spacious rooms—just one at a time. http://www.socalmultiunitrealestateblog.com/?p=2791 http://www.wired.com/2014/11/moving-walls-transform-tiny-apartment-5-room-home/ http://lovesiliconbeach.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/residential-illusion-a-studio-apartment-with-five-rooms/

Edited by Jodi Summers What’s old is new again. The Expo line traces a historic route through Los Angeles. Although its tracks, signals, and power lines are all new, much of the light rail line’s right-of-way dates to 1875, when the first rail link between downtown L.A. and the Westside opened and gave birth to […]

by Jodi Summers Fascinating facts and boring charts on owners and renters, according to the 2012 American Community Survey: WHO OWNS The typical owner-occupied household is headed by an individual between 45 to 54 years of age.  The median household income in 2012 was $65,514. The average household size was 2.7 occupants with the most […]