Categories for Westside Living

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

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

A Westside Icon: Brentwood Country Mart

Brentwood Country Mart
December 6, 2017 | , ,

If you haven’t been to the Brentwood Country Mart, you are missing out on one of the Westside’s most famous shopping and food centers. In addition to great food and shopping, you may also run into a celebrity or two. Thriving on the Westside for the last 69 years, this area icon is not to be missed. What You’ll Find... Read More

The Expo Line is Exceeding Expectations

expo line
October 4, 2017 | ,

The Metro is finally reaching all areas on the Westside. And, according to Metro estimates, the Expo Line continues to exceed expectations. A Few Numbers Weekday ridership – Now over 55,000 Busiest weekend day – Sunday  Why the Ridership? There are many reasons why the Expo Line’s numbers are high. Trains now arrive more frequently during rush hour Service to... Read More

It’s Good To Be a Westside Foodie

July Feature Westside Foodie
June 22, 2017 | ,

It seems that everyone loves L.A. It’s true. Houses are selling like wildfire and prices are going up fast. Among the transplants to the area are some superb chefs and restauranteurs who bring with them fancy awards, best-selling cookbooks, and mouthwatering food for the Westside Foodie. According to an interview with Ken Friedman, the owner-chef of the Spotted Pig in... Read More

Making Existing Homes Competitive with New Westside Housing

June 6, 2017 | Tags: , , , , ,

Westside properties are selling fast, especially properties that have the same advantages as new builds. I’m seeing that new, small-lot homes are selling quickly, and often more quickly than existing homes. This doesn’t mean, however, that existing home sales can’t compete. However, to do so, a seller needs to understand why buyers are snatching up new Westside housing at such high rates.