Airbnb Brings In New Billions
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Airbnb Brings In New Billions

  Airbnb is not a small startup that can be casually dismissed.  It’s a snowball, now almost the size of the hotel industry.   AirBnB might not have all that much to worry about after all.  New partnerships with travel …
L.A. Bunker Hill circa 1940s
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L.A. Bunker Hill circa 1940s

  Bunker Hill in Los Angeles is roughly five square blocks located in the Northwest area of downtown.  In 1959, the area was the subject of a massive “urban-renewal” project that would change the downtown landscape. In the early part …
5 Common Escrow Deal Breakers
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5 Common Escrow Deal Breakers

  You’ve put so much time, money, research, blood, sweat, and tears into finding your dream home, you don’t want the deal to fall apart at the last minute.  A survey by the National Association of Realtors® found that 1 …
7 Common Home Fire Hazards
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7 Common Home Fire Hazards

  In 2013, there were 487,500 structure fires in the U.S., resulting in $9.5 billion in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association.  The good news is that structure fires are steadily declining, down from over 1 million …
LA AirBnB Lawsuits
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LA AirBnB Lawsuits

  Lawsuits are beginning to emerge in Los Angeles county as city officials crack down on unlawful short-term rental properties.   Several California communities have recently passed legislation aimed at managing the short-term rental market, particularly as offered by sites …
Unanimous Vote For FHA Condo Legislation
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Unanimous Vote For FHA Condo Legislation

  Both the House and the Senate approved a bill by unanimous consent that will change FHA condo rules.  New legislation will streamline the FHA’s certification requirements, relax owner-occupancy requirements, and make condo financing more accessible.   On July 14, …