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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

Home Prices Rise in L.A. What Does It Mean for You?

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times states that home sales in L.A. have gone up for the first time in 6 years. This didn’t surprise me; based on what I see every day, the real estate market is doing great. But it may surprise some readers who think the market is still declining and are waiting for the mythical “bottom”. Many buyers I meet ask me when I think we’ll hit the bottom of the market because they want to buy when prices are at the absolute lowest. But with news that home prices are picking back up, I believe we’ll see a shift with even more buyers recognizing that now is the time to buy before home prices increase further.

How To Get a Loan In 2012

I hope you are all enjoying a happy holiday season and are ready for a great New Year! With 2012 just a day away, undoubtedly some of you are thinking about what the new year will bring… And maybe some of your are hoping to buy a new home in 2012! Let’s take a minute to talk about the semi-daunting but always-important topic of home loans. (Fun, I know, but afterward you can crack open some Champagne.)

Inside The Mind Of SPI Design

A few months ago I came across the work of SPI Design, a design firm run by Sarah Shetter and Alison Palevsky. The two started the company in 2004 on the ideal that “modernism can be successfully combined with comfort and livability.” I love this idea and I love their work. To give us an … Continued

Interview With Designer Meredith Kleinman

Since establishing her own interior design and event styling studio in 2005, Meredith Kleinman has certainly made her mark in the Los Angeles design community. Her award-winning residential projects have been featured on Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy while attracting celebrity and other high-profile clients who are drawn to her creative and affordable work. Kleinman … Continued

Interview With Yardlift’s Janet Pace

Living in SoCal we have the luxury of year-round sunshine to help make our gardens grow, but transforming  or updating an outdoor space into something truly special can often require the help of a professional. Janet Pace knows all about the challenges homeowners face in keeping their gardens and outdoor space looking attractive. In order … Continued