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The Latest on LA’s Housing Crisis

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For several years, the state of California has faced a housing crisis, where rental and sale prices have climbed while wages have stagnated. In fact, a report from the California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) found that median rent in Los Angeles County has increased 32% since 2000, while wages have decreased by 3% (adjusted for inflation). In 2014, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called for 100,000 new housing units by 2021, …

Single Family Homes Market Statistics for Q1-2017

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On the heels of our Q1 heat maps, we’re excited to share market statistics for single-family homes in Q1 2015 v. Q1 2016 v. Q1 2017. These stats take a look at median sale price, sales volume and sold listings for The MLS™ primary areas. The median sale price achieved a steady increase, peaking at $1.04 million in Q1-2017. Likewise, sales volume has also grown gradually, reaching a respectable $3.19 billion …

Winning Over the Neighbors

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One of the most overlooked aspects of a residential sale? Neighbors. If they keep their house looking great, then we tend to take them for granted, but if they aren’t concerned about curb appeal, it can pose a myriad of issues. Not only do visually unappealing homes lower the value of surrounding properties, but they are also glimpse at other proximal difficulties a buyer may experience when living there.  Today we’ll …

NEW Alpha Release 3.0!

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The MLS™ is proud to announce the newest version of the Alpha Listing Search: Alpha Release 3.0. The Alpha Release 3.0 offers a variety of new features, including a revamped Member Dashboard, an updated Contacts section, and (of course) the Listing Search itself. The new Member Dashboard Contacts page New “Add Contact” module Keep an eye out for upcoming new features, like Saved Searches, Open Houses, Membership Info, and more. In …

Was Election Day a Win for Realtors?

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It’s pretty clear that everyone has an opinion on the outcome of the presidential election. (Check any Facebook feed and that much is obvious.) But, for the nation’s 1.2 million Realtors, down-ballot voting played a big part in whether or not they were able to celebrate last Tuesday. And, from the looks of it, celebration is in order. According to Jerry Giovaniello, the National Association of Realtors’ senior vice president of …