News & Updates from The New Construction Expert

Jay Lappen of Riviera Property Group

April 2, 2018 |

Each month, I like to talk to you about some of my preferred service providers in the area. At the present time, with new homes and complete renovations of homes on the upswing on the Westside, I decided to feature one of my favorite builders, Jay Lappen of Riviera Property Group. Riviera Property Group Jay Lappen Home Riviera Property Group... Read More

Is an Iconic Bridge in Marina Del Rey Coming?

Marina del Rey
March 30, 2018 |

Marina Del Rey is known for its shoreline of inlets and basins making for beautiful waterfront homes and businesses. However, for those biking the Marvin Braude Bike Trail never get to see the area. Due to an idea by avid cyclist and design principal at Abramson Teiger Architects, that may change. Current Bike Trail Design Currently, the Marvin Braude Bike... Read More

Where’s The Most Expensive City in LA?

most expensive city in LA
March 30, 2018 |

Where’s the most expensive city in LA? The answer may be a bit surprising and is dependent on one main factor: the number of bedrooms. According to a new report by PropertyShark that was based on property data over the last six years, the median price per square foot changes rather substantially between one bedroom bachelor pads and four-bedroom family... Read More

International Presidents Premier Award

International Presidents Premier Award
March 30, 2018 |

Press Release Coldwell Banker has announced their 2017 International Award Winners, and local Westside Realtor, Brett Raskin, received the coveted International Presidents Premier Award. This prestigious honor is only given to the top 1% of real estate agents worldwide. According to Coldwell Banker, “Earning a Coldwell Banker International Presidents Premier Award is no easy task. These agents are not only top performers, but leaders... Read More

The Ocean Avenue Project in Santa Monica

ocean avenue project
February 1, 2018 | ,

In the planning stages since 2007, the Ocean Avenue Project has continued to evolve. Changes are due to outreach to residents and community stakeholders in downtown Santa Monica. Just recently, a revised design concept by Frank Gehry was released showing a beautiful mixed-use complex. What Is the Ocean Avenue Project? The Ocean Avenue Project is a two-acre site that sits... Read More

Google is Coming to Playa Vista

Playa Vista
January 31, 2018 | ,

Google is headed to the Westside. They are renovating the historic Spruce Goose Hangar’s 300,000 square feet of space in preparation for the Fall of 2018 move of its new Southern California offices. Playa Vista is quickly becoming home to the tech giants as Google joins Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, 72andSunny, and USC’s Institute of Creative Technologies. History of the Spruce... Read More

Beverlywood: An Up and Coming Community

January 31, 2018 | ,

Beverlywood started out in the 1940’s with small middle-class homes. These days, most of the original homes have been leveled to make room for much larger homes. Although the start of Beverlywood was modest, its amazing location close to Beverly Hills, coupled with its fabulous schools and low crime rates, make it an up and coming community. History of Beverlywood... Read More

LA and NYC: Top Cities for Foreign Real Estate Investors

foreign real estate investors
January 31, 2018 | ,

For years, New York City was the go-to spot for foreign real estate investors. However, as of 2017, Los Angeles had as much investment as the Big Apple, ending its seven-year streak. Let’s see why this happened and what it means to residents on the Westside. Why Los Angeles? During the 2017 annual survey of the Association of Foreign Investors... Read More

Thomas James Homes: Building Luxury Spec Homes on the Westside

Thomas James Homes
January 31, 2018 | ,

All across the US, new single-family home construction has increased year over year, with a further increase in 2018. The reason for all the new construction is due to a better economy and lower taxes. So, today, I’d like to introduce you to one of the Westside’s premier builders: Thomas James Homes. Thomas James Homes 26940 Aliso Viejo Parkway, Suite... Read More

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