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 […]

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 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 […]

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). […]