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Malibu Finally About to Get Its First Public Sewer System

Malibu Finally About to Get Its First Public Sewer System | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Malibu is gearing up to build its first public sewer system to serve the city's civic center, but it's calling on the help of the private sector to pay for...
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New home sales surge to 2-year high; prices rising

New home sales surge to 2-year high; prices rising | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
New sales of single-family homes soared to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 369,000 in May, reaching their highest point since April 2010, according to the government.
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101 Cheaps Eats

101 Cheaps Eats | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Three years have passed since we scoured the city for 101 of the most delicious places to chow down—and well—for $15 or less.
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International super-rich target California real estate

International super-rich target California real estate | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - The super-rich investors responsible for London's prime real estate bubble are adding California to their wish lists, lured by bargains offering crisis-defying returns as an overdue...
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Housing prices may soon start to increase

Housing prices may soon start to increase | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The US housing market has likely reached bottom and will slowly start to recover this year, according to a study to be released Thursday by Harvard University researchers.
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» Improving Foreclosure Prices Drive Recovery

» Improving Foreclosure Prices Drive Recovery | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
» Improving Foreclosure Prices Drive Recovery...

Recent price increases with bank-owned homes are helping to provide an overall boost to the housing market, a recent report from Clear Capital says.

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Hurry and cash in on short-sale tax savings Amy Hoak's Home Economics

Hurry and cash in on short-sale tax savings Amy Hoak's Home Economics | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
An increasing number of homeowners who are underwater on their mortgage are selling their homes by short sale, and that could become an even more popular option during the rest of the year.
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Short sales of homes soar 25% to three-year high, RealtyTrac says

Short sales of homes soar 25% to three-year high, RealtyTrac says | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The number of U.S. homes purchased via short sale hit a three year-high in the first quarter of 2012, up 25% from a year earlier, according to a report on foreclosure-related sales.
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Downtown L.A.'s many communities live, work, play side by side

Downtown L.A.'s many communities live, work, play side by side | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
For a downtown once famous for emptying out with the evening commute, the raucous scene around Staples Center and L.A.
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Skip the dorm, buy your kid a condo

Skip the dorm, buy your kid a condo | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Low real-estate prices—and sweet tax breaks—may make buying a condo preferable to student housing.
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Lenders are using a variety of tools to prevent mortgage fraud

Lenders are using a variety of tools to prevent mortgage fraud | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Don't even think about fudging on your application for a mortgage by inflating your income a tad, checking the box to indicate you're going to live there when you're really not or exaggerating your job description.
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Metro launches new smartphone app — Android available now, iPhone and iPad next week | The Source

Metro launches new smartphone app — Android available now, iPhone and iPad next week | The Source | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it

The wait is almost over — after extensive beta-testing, Metro’s new app is available in Android Play (formerly Android Market), and will be available in the Apple App Store next week. The new app – built from the ground-up – is called Go Metro Los Angeles, and is available for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

 

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Will Boardwalk Crackdowns Turn Venice Into Santa Monica?

Will Boardwalk Crackdowns Turn Venice Into Santa Monica? | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
There is trouble brewing in the fancy, Google-fied, $3,000-for-a-one-bedroom Venice. The LA Times reports that "Venice residents said the mood of the boardwalk area changed drastically about a year and...
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Luxury Homebuying Turns Up As Wealthy Spot Value

Luxury Homebuying Turns Up As Wealthy Spot Value | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The recovery in luxury homebuying is under way as tight supplies in many parts of the U.S. drive multiple offers on posh homes, leading to higher sale prices.
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Development planned for long-vacant downtown L.A. site

Development planned for long-vacant downtown L.A. site | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
A long-vacant site in the heart of downtown Los Angeles has been sold to investors who are expected to start work within two months on one of the largest new apartment buildings to be built in the region since the economic downturn.
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17 of LA's Awesomest and Douchiest Pools and Swim Spots

17 of LA's Awesomest and Douchiest Pools and Swim Spots | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Photo by Elizabeth Daniels It's officially summer! And let's face it, if you live anywhere east of Lincoln, you're probably only going to get to the beach once and...
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Rental Market Still Tightening: Moody's

Rental Market Still Tightening: Moody's | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
With vacancies declining and rental prices rising, the climate in the housing industry is clearly warming up to rental properties.
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The Summer Guide to Finding Public Art All Over Los Angeles

The Summer Guide to Finding Public Art All Over Los Angeles | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Credits clockwise from top left: Public Art in LA; Public Art in LA; Collections and Archives as Creative Practice; Ball-Nogues; Wikipedia; SPARC It was the dead of winter when...
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Shortage of homes for sale creates fierce competition

Shortage of homes for sale creates fierce competition | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The newest problem for the slowly improving housing market isn't a shortage of serious buyers, it's a shortage of good homes.
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Demand for Foreclosures Triples for Homebuyers: Realtor.com

Demand for Foreclosures Triples for Homebuyers: Realtor.com | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The stigma associated with foreclosure purchases has apparently faded with interest in foreclosures nearly tripling in the past two years, according to a survey released Wednesday by Realtor.com.
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The worst traffic In America? It's not Los Angeles

The worst traffic In America? It's not Los Angeles | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Los Angeles might seem to be the nation's capital for gridlock, but according to Inrix, a provider of traffic data and information, the City Of Angels doesn't have the worst traffic in the United States.
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Wilshire ramps by the numbers | Zev Yaroslavsky

Wilshire ramps by the numbers | Zev Yaroslavsky | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
It’s not just a local gripe magnet. The 405 Freeway has a national reputation—and it’s not a nice one.
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The 10 Busiest Bike Intersections in Los Angeles

The 10 Busiest Bike Intersections in Los Angeles | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Getting that green paint to stay on Spring Street's asphalt proved a bit of a bother, but according to numbers from the nonprofit Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, it...
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18 Secret Gardens and Green Spaces Hidden Around LA

18 Secret Gardens and Green Spaces Hidden Around LA | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Welcome to May, when all you want to do is sneak away on your lunch break and sit somewhere quiet and pretty and soak up the sun (hey, it...
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Foreclosures to rent are a hot investment

Foreclosures to rent are a hot investment | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
A new report predicts the market for foreclosed homes that are turned into rentals will be worth more than $100 billion this year.
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