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October 2016 Archives

Preparing for litigation when facing a real estate dispute

The buying and selling of private and commercial properties is an integral part of the economy in Los Angeles and throughout California. Regardless if they are investors looking to improve and re-sell, average families searching for a dream home, or business owners scouting out the perfect locations for their companies, the ebb and flow of the real estate market affects many people in various ways. When a real estate dispute arises, litigation is sometimes the only way to successfully resolve the issue.

Commercial leases bring positive changes to downtown Los Angeles

The historic Ford Factory building in downtown Los Angeles has undergone many transitions since its construction over a century ago. Its recent metamorphosis into an office building with retail space has been slow in catching on, and the owners have been trying to close on commercial leases for the building for two years. Many leasing agents understand that closing one substantial tenant is often the catalyst that propels a massive project toward success.

How Is The Sharing Economy Impacting The Los Angeles Hotel Market?

It is no secret that the sharing economy has put a burden on housing markets across the country, most notably through Airbnb and other short-term rental exchanges like it. As small-time investors snatch up spaces for the sole purpose of using them as short-term rental properties, housing markets have suffered.

Katy Perry vs. nuns in Los Angeles real estate dispute

To most eyes, the property seems like a lavish, eight-acre estate in the peaceful hills of central Los Angeles. However, those who know better understand that the pristine convent is at the center of a prolonged real estate dispute involving the most unlikely opponents: the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary and pop diva Katy Perry. The dispute began over a year ago and shows no evidence of ending soon.

Los Angeles residential and commercial leases may see a boom

There may be good news for those who are looking to invest in downtown Los Angeles. The real estate market seems to be flourishing, and residential and commercial leases are becoming a hot commodity. The recent purchase of a prestigious 15-story building by a group of local investors brought top dollar, and real estate brokers see this as positive evidence of the revitalization of the once stagnant downtown area.

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