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Jul 08, 2015 | Post by: Adam Pergament - Realtor Comments Off on Winds of Change Around the World

Winds of Change Around the World

On the same day July 8, 2015 the news reports three significant global market changes. In Russian real estate the ultra wealthy have slowed their buying. Exclusive villas in the shadow of Moscow and neighbors of Vladimir Putin in Rublovka have been affected by the steep devaluation of the rubel

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Feb 17, 2015 | Post by: Adam Pergament - Realtor Comments Off on In a city of 470 square miles, Downtown LA is a speck

In a city of 470 square miles, Downtown LA is a speck

Monday, September 8, 2014 c.2014 Shane Phillips Read the full post at Better Institutions. Since 1999, Downtown LA Has Built a Fifth of All Housing In Los Angeles. In a city of 470 square miles, Downtown LA is a speck: five square miles, barely one percent of the total area.

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Jul 05, 2014 | Post by: Adam Pergament - Realtor Comments Off on Innovative apartment architecture

Innovative apartment architecture

Innovative apartment buildings are simply not that common. Most developers are looking to either maximize units and square footage within the structure’s footprint or are timid in taking architectural risk on design that may meet community opposition or miss the mark in attracting positive recognition. In Graz, Austria architectural group

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Apr 01, 2014 | Post by: Adam Pergament - Realtor Comments Off on Housing prices rise past their peak in some SoCal ZIP codes

Housing prices rise past their peak in some SoCal ZIP codes

Understanding Los Angeles real estate is part boots on the ground, part common sense, part historic trends and part looking at the data. Immigration to Los Angeles is the number one factor that affects change and values in neighborhoods. The immigration 30-50 years ago was young people looking for a

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Oct 07, 2013 | Post by: Adam Pergament - Realtor Comments Off on What a difference a year makes… Los Angeles median home pricing up 50% in one year

What a difference a year makes… Los Angeles median home pricing up 50% in one year

Yes timing in real estate is important and market values do change. Since September 2012 to 2013 the median home price in Los Angeles has increased 50%. Sales on the upper end of the market is probably tilting the median price scale a bit, but nevertheless the market appreciation is

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Aug 16, 2013 | Post by: Adam Pergament - Realtor Comments Off on A permanent change to the internationally famous Sunset Strip

A permanent change to the internationally famous Sunset Strip

Long in the making since 1999 and finally getting it’s wings. These projects all boast stunning city views and will bring new attractions to the Sunset Strip. Life on the strip has definitely moved beyond it’s rock and roll history…. read on. See the article http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-property-report-20130815,0,2157213,print.story latimes.com Sunset Strip development

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Jun 05, 2013 | Post by: Adam Pergament - Realtor Comments Off on What is Behind the Rise in House Prices?

What is Behind the Rise in House Prices?

Some are seeing the rise in home prices driven by PE money. Others see it as a shoring up  of the bottom of the market so that there is a new base level of pricing support and this is the beginning of price appreciation. Either way the home real estate

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May 14, 2013 | Post by: Adam Pergament - Realtor Comments Off on Love thy Neighbor or at least hope they are Happy!

Love thy Neighbor or at least hope they are Happy!

After reading this several times I wonder then is moving to a new home better than remodeling? Only you can decide this one for yourself…… do read on! Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says By PAM BELLUCK for the NYTimes published December 5, 2008 How happy you are may depend on how

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Dec 22, 2011 | Post by: Adam Pergament - Realtor Comments Off on Natural Population Growth and Housing Demand

Natural Population Growth and Housing Demand

When people talk about housing and the value of homes often what is left out of the discussion is the long-term look at population growth. Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood are all top destinations from around the world. So as our overall population grows the demand will continue for

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Dec 14, 2011 | Post by: Adam Pergament - Realtor Comments Off on Getting your child into Kindergarten

Getting your child into Kindergarten

This article was printed in the Los Angeles Times and is a great take on the challenges and difficulties in finding both a neighborhood you want to live in and a school for your children. Read on…. See original article at “The Real Race to the Top” L.A. Unified’s grade-school

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