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Earthquake Retrofitting

California’s cities are getting ready for the next major earthquake – Los Angeles is set to have the toughest earthquake safety standards in the whole nation, while Santa Monica is about to take on a massive retrofitting effort. Seismic...

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ARM Rates Increased Significantly Going into 2017

Adjustable rate mortgage (ARM)  rates have increased going into 2017 with the average rate for a 5/1 ARM climbing to 3.32 percent in January  up from 3.28 percent the previous year. This is  due in part to the Federal Reserve’s move to rai...

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Homeless Housing Trends

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) estimates that there are 46,874 homeless individuals in the county. The number of people sleeping on the streets, in parks, in cars and other locations in the City of Angels increased by 11 pe...

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