freeze rent control 1978

by Jodi Summers Didja hear? The general adjustment in Santa Monica was .4%. That means, all landlords with rent control properties in the city by the sea can raise their rents 4¢ for every $10.00 in rent…meaning a rent rate of $1,500 goes to $1,506. Not bad if you’re a tenant, reason to buy elsewhere […]

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 […]


edited by Jodi Summers Home ownership in necessary for wealth creation. Owning is better than renting because, over time, the net worth of homeowners significantly outpaces that of renters. Researchers at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently analyzed the reasons why the net worth of homeowners has outclassed that of renters, […]


edited by Jodi Summers   Los Angeles is 48% homeowners and 52% renters. Renter majority is part of a national trend. Over the last 10 years the United States has lost 1 million net homeowner households and has gained an overwhelming 10 million rental households.   The renter trend has accelerated since the downturn, and […]


by Jodi Summers If the cliché “He who dies with the most toys wins,” then the Baby Boomers are winners. This generation has succeeded in acquiring wealth and building portfolios. But with the spoils of victory comes responsibility – how are they going to share the wealth upon their demise? What happens to the assets […]