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 […]

by Jodi Summers Word in from the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor is that the value of the taxable property in city of Los Angeles rose by 6% over last year’s figures. Woohoo to all property owners! The aggregate value of property in Los Angeles County totaled $1 trillion > $62 billion increase […]

by Jodi Summers Bet you didn’t know that the ancient Sumerian city of Uruk was one of the first master-planned cities. Uruk was situated on an ancient channel of the Euphrates River, some 30 km east of modern As-Samawah, Al-Muthannā, Iraq, The city was the main force of urbanization during the Uruk period (4000–3200 BC). […]

by Jodi Summers All totaled, California has 111 billionaires – more than any other state. Indeed, if the Golden State were its own country, it would be tied with Russia for third-most billionaires in the world, behind only the United States and China. More than one-third of California’s billionaires are in tech, focused in Silicon […]

by Jodi Summers Looking for your fantasy Beverly Hills mixed use development project? One of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country —9900 Wilshire Blvd., is for sale again. Price in the mid-$300-million range for the 8-acre parcel. “A truly rare circumstance in the highly regulated and supply-constrained city of Beverly Hills,” […]

by Jodi Summers “Developers are saying that as they look forward to 2016 and 2017, they see no let up in this demand, so they’re out looking at new projects to build even more multi-family housing in the county of Los Angeles,” proclaims Senior Economist Jerry Nickelsburg in the 2014 midyear UCLA Anderson Forecast. Here’s […]