Archive for June, 2013

Sports car parties entice high-end home buyers on the Westside

In the competitive Westside housing market, where one-upmanship is the rule, agents and brokers are continually trying to outdo one another with enticing events that will draw a moneyed home buyer to a trophy home that’s on the market.

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Evidence reveals ‘Elementary’ star wants out of L.A. home

Actor Jonny Lee Miller, who plays Sherlock Holmes on the mystery series ‘Elementary,’ and his wife, actress Michele Hicks, have listed a home in L.A.

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Student-loan debt keeping first-time buyers out of housing market

Researchers say the rate of homeownership among individuals who are paying off student loans is 36% lower than among their peers with no student debt. WASHINGTON — They’re not yet an endangered species, but their steadily diminishing presence has some real estate analysts worried: First-time buyers are missing in action in housing markets across the country.

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Student-loan debt keeping first-time buyers out of housing market

Researchers say the rate of homeownership among individuals who are paying off student loans is 36% lower than among their peers with no student debt. WASHINGTON — They’re not yet an endangered species, but their steadily diminishing presence has some real estate analysts worried: First-time buyers are missing in action in housing markets across the country.

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Lawns are the landlord’s responsibility

As a landlord you have a duty to maintain and repair the premises, which include landscaping, while the tenant has a duty not to damage the rental property.

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Home of the Week: Sweeping views in Manhattan Beach

The three-level contemporary in Manhattan Beach takes in views of Malibu, Santa Catalina Island and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Taking in views of Malibu, Santa Catalina Island and the Palos Verdes Peninsula, this three-level contemporary features Zen-inspired water elements at the entry.

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Homeowners association board’s executive sessions must be noted

Failure to note executive sessions in the general meeting minutes could lead to civil and even criminal charges against a property manager. Question: Every time an owner asks for copies of board meeting minutes, the manager says executive session minutes are excluded from the request. Although owners know that those executive session minutes are excluded, we were told that under the Davis-Stirling Act those minutes must be “generally noted” in the regular meeting minutes.

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Homeowners association board’s executive sessions must be noted

Failure to note executive sessions in the general meeting minutes could lead to civil and even criminal charges against a property manager.

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How bonds keep the low-end housing market humming

Mortgage rates are on the rise, making it even more difficult to finance a house. But that doesn’t mean the market will flounder before it has had a chance to really get going.

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How bonds keep the low-end housing market humming

Mortgage rates are on the rise, making it even more difficult to finance a house. But that doesn’t mean the market will flounder before it has had a chance to really get going.

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