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Dinali Construction: High-Quality from Planning to Closeout

Dinali Construction
June 19, 2018 | ,

Each month, I like to feature a service provider that goes above and beyond in their profession. My hope is to introduce you to those that go out of their way to make homeownership easier. Therefore, this month I’m featuring Dinali Construction founded by Phil Rezvani. As a licensed architect, licensed general contractor, and certified construction manager, Phil is involved... Read More

Walkability Is Key to Condo Sales

June 13, 2018 | ,

There are many things driving people to buy on the Westside. However, a strong component is the walkability score. Walkability is simply the ability to walk from your home to local neighborhood attractions and amenities. Because of the demand for walkable urban living, condos on the Westside with high walkability ratings are hot commodities. Why Walkability? Consumers are tired of suburban living... Read More

Culver City Public Market Coming in 2020

culver city public market
June 13, 2018 | ,

Regency Centers, together with Urbanspace, are developing a public market in Culver City at Washington Blvd and Centinela Avenue. Touted as the Downtown’s Grand Central Market for the Westside, Culver City Public Market will turn the area into a shopping and dining destination. What To Expect The public market will focus around a market hall. This type of anchor is... Read More

Westside Market Watch: $40 Million Homes Becoming Typical

westside market watch
June 13, 2018 | ,

Today, the Westside market watch will focus on the soaring prices of ultra-luxury homes. The first nine-digit home sale happened on the Westside recently selling for $110 million. Though this is something to notice, it is not as outrageous as you might first believe. In the first five months of this year, the area has sold 12 ultra-luxury estates. Of... Read More

Granny Flats on the Westside A Great Solution

granny flats
June 13, 2018 | ,

The housing shortage on the Westside continues to raise property values. This is great for those that own property, but difficult for those that want to move into the area. Thankfully, there is a great solution known as granny flats. Why Granny Flats? Granny flats, in-law units, or accessory dwelling units (ADU) are separate living spaces attached to or on the... Read More

Uber-Luxury Sales on the Westside

May 3, 2018 | ,

Home and condo sales on the Westside just keep heating up this spring. In fact, uber-luxury homes are not only moving, but they are moving quickly, with five high-dollar homes selling recently. Here’s a look at what’s selling on the Westside. Malibu Compound for $110 Million A Malibu compound bought for $5.6 million and designed over the last three decades... Read More

Amazon Studios (And More) is Coming to Culver City

Amazon Studios
May 3, 2018 | ,

Amazon Studios Amazon, the tech giant, is moving its production company, Amazon Studios to Culver City. In addition to leasing property at the Culver Studios complex, Amazon is also leasing 75,000 square feet of space at the Culver Steps development. When combined, Amazon will have 350,000 square feet of space in Culver City. In addition to the production arm of... Read More

Playa Vista is Southern California’s New Silicon Valley

Playa Vista
May 3, 2018 | ,

Playa Vista is the new kid on the block on the Westside and is offering space to Silicon Valley players and those wanting to live an urban lifestyle. Although not considered luxury living, Playa Vista’s homes are selling for over $4 million. Here’s why. Reinventing Itself For years, Playa Vista was known for Howard Hughes’ aviation firm that sat vacant... 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