Absorption Rate Analysis: September 2022 (Mostly) Leans Harder Into a Seller’s Market

Has it already been a month since our last absorption rate roundup? September’s numbers are in and we’re seeing most neighborhoods trending upward with higher absorption rates than August. If we’re using the universally accepted 20% indicator of a healthy seller’s market, then every neighborhood is still a seller’s market. But as our CEO and […]

The Importance of Making It Through a Contingency Period With Both Sides Smiling

Ideally, we’d like to work in a real estate industry in which everybody wins. Easier said than done. But contingencies, when used in good faith, help us get closer to that goal. What are contingencies? Basically, they’re conditions that can be placed on a transaction that, if not met, invalidate the transaction. This definition probably […]

You Could Be Earning Money Where You Sleep With ADU Housing

When it comes to shopping for a new home in Southern California, we’ve noticed everybody tends to want one thing: a refreshing swimming pool. But a well-designed ADU is right behind it. So, what is this ADU California residents love so much? It’s an acronym for “accessory dwelling unit” and it’s an independent living space […]

Rent Control: Los Angeles Emergency Guideline Clarifications Leave Landlords Livid

Rent control in Los Angeles is confusing people; especially with an ongoing state of emergency gripping the city. We witnessed this first hand when we attended the Los Angeles Housing Department’s (LAHD) Wednesday, August 24th webinar. The meeting was primarily packed with landlords as baffled as they were angry. Despite his succinct responses, host Agassi […]

How to Complete Your Transfer Disclosure Statement with No Surprises

When you sell your home, it can be tempting to gloss over that leaky plumbing your cousin “fixed.” But this isn’t Craigslist. And California Case Law declares that it’s a home seller’s legal obligation to disclose to the buyer any known material facts impacting a property’s value or desirability. A transfer disclosure statement (TDS) allows […]