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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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