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Student Housing Developers Go to Court; County Proposes Detention Center Improvements

Student Housing Developers Go to Court; County Proposes Detention Center Improvements

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor All is fair in love and development, or at least this seems to be suggested by an open conflict between two student housing development companies active in the Los Angeles area. Conquest Student Housing stands as [...]…

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Transaction Values Take a Punch in California

Transaction Values Take a Punch in California

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Talk about a paradox. While California’s number of home sales is rising, the median value of those transactions has been falling, according to DataQuick. In a trend that has continued for 13 months, the value of the average [...]…

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Transaction Values Take a Punch in California

Transaction Values Take a Punch in California

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Talk about a paradox. While California’s number of home sales is rising, the median value of those transactions has been falling, according to DataQuick. In a trend that has continued for 13 months, the value of the average [...]…

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Home Price Decrease Good News for Aspiring Homebuyers; HFF Lands $125M in Refinancing

Home Price Decrease Good News for Aspiring Homebuyers; HFF Lands $125M in Refinancing

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Home prices going down seems to have an ironic effect on the market. Prices have gotten to a point where interest rates have decreased and the percentage of Californian residents who can afford homes has now [...]…

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Home Price Decrease Good News for Aspiring Homebuyers; HFF Lands $125M in Refinancing

Home Price Decrease Good News for Aspiring Homebuyers; HFF Lands $125M in Refinancing

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Home prices going down seems to have an ironic effect on the market. Prices have gotten to a point where interest rates have decreased and the percentage of Californian residents who can afford homes has now [...]…

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Los Angeles Hotels Carry High Price Tag; DirecTV Expands HQs Lease

Los Angeles Hotels Carry High Price Tag; DirecTV Expands HQs Lease

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Los Angeles hotels have made appearances in many television programs, movies and books, but lately they have also been the subject of numerous news reports. The Bel Air, The Kyoto Grand and The Wilshire are just [...]…

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Los Angeles Hotels Carry High Price Tag; DirecTV Expands HQs Lease

Los Angeles Hotels Carry High Price Tag; DirecTV Expands HQs Lease

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Los Angeles hotels have made appearances in many television programs, movies and books, but lately they have also been the subject of numerous news reports. The Bel Air, The Kyoto Grand and The Wilshire are just [...]…

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Matthew Perry is a Realtor’s Best Friend; Hollywood-Like Stunts Used to Sell Homes

Matthew Perry is a Realtor’s Best Friend; Hollywood-Like Stunts Used to Sell Homes

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Celebrities are often the subject of real estate ventures and misadventures in a market like Los Angeles, but they’re rarely as exciting as the recent endeavors of Matthew Perry. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former [...]…

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Stadium Fever Still Unrelenting; Grand Kyoto Hotel Trades Hands

Stadium Fever Still Unrelenting; Grand Kyoto Hotel Trades Hands

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The City of Angels continues to battle for the NFL’s West Coast stadium, and Northern California is feeling the pressure to get some stadiums going, as both L.A. and San Diego inch their way toward an [...]…

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Former May Department Store Could Provide Hollywood Ending for AMPAS’s Search for Movie Museum Site

Former May Department Store Could Provide Hollywood Ending for AMPAS’s Search for Movie Museum Site

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A long-gestating project that would provide Los Angeles with its very own museum dedicated to the silver screen seems to finally be underway. The catch is it probably won’t be half as flashy as the stars [...]…

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Roski, AEG Make Progress on New Stadium Plans

Roski, AEG Make Progress on New Stadium Plans

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Just when you thought the Southern California stadium madness had come to an end, Ed Roski is coming closer to making the City of Industry the newest contender in the race for a new NFL team [...]…

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Malibu Home Sales Cater to Rich; Ice House Trades Hands for Cool Amount

Malibu Home Sales Cater to Rich; Ice House Trades Hands for Cool Amount

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Troubled times in the Los Angeles housing market have even impacted owners you would never expect to sell. Malibu, for instance, has seen a dramatic drop in prices during 2011, even compared to 2010, when prices stood [...]…

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