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Will LA eliminate bars on bus benches designed to deter homeless?

Getty Images “I find [the bars] to be offensive and not accommodating to riders,” City Councilmember says A few city lawmakers have wish lists for bus benches, and they include removing the “offensive” bars designed to deter homeless Angelenos from sleeping on the seats. Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and Mike Bonin shared their [...]

2019-11-27T00:15:15+00:00November 27th, 2019|Real Estate News|

6 programs for first-time homebuyers in LA

The median price of a home in LA County is $649,570, according to the California Association of Realtors. | Liz Kuball Having trouble coming up with a down payment? The Los Angeles housing market is not a hospitable one for first-time buyers. Only 25 percent of all LA residents can afford a median-priced home, according [...]

2019-11-25T23:15:45+00:00November 25th, 2019|Real Estate News|

Ray Kappe, LA’s trailblazing modernist architect, has died

Architect Ray Kappe at his home in Pacific Palisades in 2007. | Photo by Richard Hartog/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images During a career that spanned decades, Kappe designed more than 100 stunning residences and, as an educator, transformed the Los Angeles design world Ray Kappe, one of LA’s most influential modernist architects and founder [...]

2019-11-23T00:31:11+00:00November 23rd, 2019|Real Estate News|

The best holiday markets in Los Angeles

Echo Park Craft Fair. | Courtesy of Echo Park Craft Fair The coolest shopping events for handmade trinkets and presents, many of them crafted right here in LA Bust out the LED string lights and pretend winter is actually coming: The holiday shopping season is upon us. Here, a roundup of the LA’s coolest festive [...]

2019-11-22T00:22:09+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Real Estate News|

Big market-rate apartment complex snuffed by South LA planning commission

A renderings of District Square. | Via department of city planning The City Councilmember has said he could not support the development unless it included a “significant” number of affordable units A drawn-out plan to redevelop a six-acre Crenshaw site near the Expo Line with nearly 600 apartments has been dealt a fatal blow, all [...]

2019-11-21T00:42:51+00:00November 21st, 2019|Real Estate News|

12 photos shot by Ansel Adams of 1940s Los Angeles

Pictures of everyday places and people in vintage LA A renowned photographer and documentarian of the West, Ansel Adams is known for his photos of Yosemite and the Japanese internment camp Manzanar, but he also supported himself through a number of commercial commissions. One such job for Fortune magazine in the early 1940s sent him [...]

2019-11-20T03:39:24+00:00November 20th, 2019|Real Estate News|

Activists stage takeover of Metro station to demand a better rider experience

A Silver Line station under the 110 freeway is temporarily transformed with more trees, lights, and staff Imagine Los Angeles’s transit stations filled with leafy trees and greenery, bustling with street vendors, illuminated by brighter light fixtures, and equipped with restrooms, with staff available and on-site 24 hours a day to help with questions or [...]

2019-11-19T00:00:00+00:00November 19th, 2019|Real Estate News|

LA proposes putting ‘anti-displacement’ zones around luxury development

The zones would extend for one mile around new market-rate or “luxury” residential buildings that contain no affordable units. | AFP via Getty Images It’s aimed at helping renters in a one-mile radius around new buildings The Los Angeles City Council voted today to lay the groundwork for creating “anti-displacement zones” around new market-rate or [...]

2019-11-14T00:54:43+00:00November 14th, 2019|Real Estate News|

1920s Spanish Colonial with fantastic Art Deco tile asking $1.3M in Glendale

Other highlights include an elegant magnesite staircase, stenciled-beam ceilings, built-ins, and a milk-delivery door We can usually find something of value in an old LA house of any era. But there’s something extra-fascinating, dare we say even poignant, about a house built in the year 1929, in the heady last days before the Great Depression [...]

2019-11-12T23:55:33+00:00November 12th, 2019|Real Estate News|