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Q3-2016 Market Climate Map: Median Sale Prices for Condos & Co-Ops

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An Atwater Village home The numbers are in, and it looks like Atwater Village is the new and happening place to be! Yup, according to 2016’s third quarter condo/co-op median sales price statistics, this small, Griffith Park-adjacent neighborhood is a top choice for condo/co-op buyers this year–and they’re willing to pay  a whopping 120% more than they did last year for real estate in the area. This marks even more growth …

Q3-2016 Market Climate Map: Sales Volume for Single-Family Homes

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The Q3 stats are in and, as per usual, our climate map has some revealing insights into Los Angeles’s neighborhoods to look out for going into the new year. The area that by far experienced the biggest overall increase in sales volume? Monterey Hills, with a whopping 138% increase in the sales volume of single family homes. The small community, which sits four miles ENE of Downtown Los Angeles, is experiencing …

L.A. Rent Growth Slowing, Says Yardi Matrix

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It’s been a long time since the L.A. rental market slowed down its heretofore exponential growth. Fortunately for renters, September experienced its first monthly dip since November 2015. The average rental price now rests at $1,219–yep, one whole dollar less than August’s average. According to the Yardi Matrix Monthly report for September 2016, which measures 123 markets throughout the nation, rent prices grew 4.7 percent in September on an annual basis …

New on Alpha: SMS/Share

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Share reports with your clients in more formats than ever! Here at The MLS, we’re constantly striving to improve the technology we provide to our members. We have a lot of exciting new features to share! Check out the details on our newest feature below:     Share Fig. 1: Example of “Share” button The user will now be able to share reports through a variety of channels: email, SMS (text …

How Family-Friendly is Your City?

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  Moving is hard. Moving with children? Monumentally harder. When left to their own devices, buyers can find it excruciatingly difficult to determine what areas would be best for both their children and for them. Fortunately, WalletHub has stepped in. They’ve analyzed 150 U.S. cities based on population, providing scores based on qualities like the relative cost of housing, proximity to health care, school district quality, and recreational opportunities. Based on …

Emergency Evacuation: Is Your City Ready?

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When it comes to disasters, preparedness is key. However, all the bottled water in the world won’t do you much good if your city isn’t prepared to evacuate its residents if need be. PT&C|LWG took a look at ten major cities across America to see how they would fare in the event of an evacuation. And, Angelenos? The results… aren’t pretty. Take a look at their infographic below to see where …

The Pragmatic vs. The Personal: Working With Unrealistic Sellers

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One of the most frustrating things that an agent can experience is a seller who, against the agent’s best efforts, will insist on overpricing their property. In those cases, it’s hard to know how to proceed. National Speaker for Homes.com Joe Sesso has five key pieces of advice for agents who might be experiencing this all-too-common frustration. 1. Understand where they’re coming from Says Sesso, “Selling a house is easy. Selling …

Zillow Study Busts First-Time Buyer Myths

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Everything you think you know about first-time buyers is wrong. This new info comes fresh from a recent 160-question Zillow Group survey conducted with 13,000 homebuyers and sellers who closed transactions in 2016. The results of the survey bust several prevalent first-time buyer myths wide open and are soon to be released for the general public’s access. For starters? In 2016, a whopping 53 percent of all buyer sales were to …

Q2-2016 Market Climate Map: Median Sale Prices for Condos & Co-Ops

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Second quarter numbers are in for LA-area condos and co-ops, and it looks like the median sales prices are on the rise. With a few exceptions (Topanga, Pacific Palisades, and DTLA, to name a few), this new map shows that, even though summer’s coming to an end, things are getting a little warmer down here. CLICK HERE for a larger version of this map. …

13 Tips for Keeping Your Laptop Safe

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Almost anyone who works on the go knows this to be true: your laptop is your livelihood. But are you protecting it as carefully as you should when you’re traveling? Many agents see no problem in briefly leaving their laptop unattended–but it only takes a second for someone to snatch it and, with it, your client data. Here are some important tips to remember when traveling with your laptop, courtesy of …