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The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2016

The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2016

1. We’ll return to normal (Anyone remember normal?) The year ahead will see healthy growth in home sales and prices, but at a slower pace than in 2015. This slowdown is not an indication of a problem—it’s just a return to normalcy. We’ve lived through 15 years of truly abnormal trends, and after working off […]

Case-Shiller Data Shows Pronounced Increases in Los Angeles

Case-Shiller Data Shows Pronounced Increases in Los Angeles

Home prices have been climbing throughout 2015. On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, S&P Dow Jones Indices published the November report and the gains continue.  The second chart shows how the 20 cities have done since the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index bottomed in January 2012. Following is the Case-Shiller data for Los Angeles from 1980 […]

Top 10 Home Trends Buyers Want in 2016

Top 10 Home Trends Buyers Want in 2016

Clean living is in vogue Gone but not forgotten are the avocado kitchens, the carpeted bathrooms and the sponge-painted walls. I’ll bet that some of you are still rocking one of those beloved trends in your home. You know who you are. But 2016 home trends are more on the clean living side. There are […]

The Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year is West Adams!

The Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year is West Adams!

The votes have been tallied, the accusations of cheating have been hurled on both sides, and the winner of the 2015 Curbed Cup for Los Angeles’s Neighborhood of the Year is West Adams!! (The prize is a golden jpeg, glory, and the right to mention this in real estate listings for the rest of time.) […]

Six Economists Forecast the 2016 Housing Market

Six Economists Forecast the 2016 Housing Market

As we ring in a New Year, Housing News Report asked six prominent economists to forecast what 2016 will bring for the U.S. housing market. For housing, 2015 was a strong year, with home sales high and home prices continuing to rise. Overall, the economists surveyed were cautiously optimistic about 2016 when it comes to […]

Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Data released by S&P Case-Shiller indices indicate that in the Los Angeles area, prices are still on the rise. Increases for Los Angeles are 2.58% which is somewhat higher than the 20-city or 10-city national composite of 2.45% and 2.48%, respectively. S&P Case Shiller index ending June 30, 2013 Click on image to visit the […]