Tag Archive: Westside

Expo Line Connects Culver City to Santa Monica

Expo line
August 6, 2017 | Tags: , , , , ,

By now, you’ve noticed the newly extended Expo line that has connected Culver City to Santa Monica. Beginning this past May when the line opened, residents have made this metro more popular than just about any other in the US. Why is this Expo Line making headlines as far away as New York? Here are a few reasons those on... Read More

Which Cities on the Westside are Sizzling Hot?

June 27, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Los Angeles County median prices for single family homes are now up to pre-recession levels at $549,000 according to CoreLogic. However, some areas on the Westside are actually seeing even higher growth than the county itself. Let's take a look at some of the hottest spots.

La La Land on the Westside

June 23, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

The musical La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone is a huge hit, causing people from all over the country to want to know more about Los Angeles as well as the Westside. If you loved the movie, you'll really love visiting some of the backdrop locations from the movie right outside your own door. Here are the iconic places on the Westside that you'll want to see for yourself.

Hidden Staircases on the Westside

June 7, 2017 | Tags: , , ,

One of the things I love about the Westside is the walkability. There are so many things to do and see that can be done on foot. One of the most interesting and free things to see are the hidden staircases throughout the hillsides that once got residents from the hills into town to the trolley system. Although the trolley system is gone, most of the staircases remain. Seeing what exists at the end of the staircase can be fascinating. Here are a few on the Westside you might want to explore.

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.

Memorial Day Weekend Fun on the Westside

May 18, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,

Memorial Day weekend is the long holiday that officially starts the summer celebrations. Parades, festivals, exhibits, wine tastings, and more happen throughout the Los Angeles area. However, if you are like me, you might like staying right here on the Westside. Whether you are looking for a weekend event, a fun day trip, music, food, water, or games, you can find it here. That is why I put together this quick guide of fun things to do right where we live.

Are Condos Catching Up With Single-Family Home Appreciation?

April 25, 2017 | Tags: , , ,

For years, real estate experts including myself have said that single-family homes were a better investment than condos. Why? They were the preferred type of housing for most people living in the United States. Not only that, but these properties come with land, which drives the value upward. Condos, on the other hand, were small and came with lots of regulations. It seems, however, that this may be a changing trend.