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The Key Residential Property Propositions to Consider This Election

In the upcoming general election there are 12 statewide ballot measures ranging from affirmative action to data privacy laws. There are two measures that pertain to residential real estate – Propositions 19 and 21, concerning property tax rules and rent control respectively. In this week’s piece, we explore the pros and cons of each proposition to help you make an informed decision.

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ACTIVITY CORNER

Our Favorite Safe & Spooky Halloween Events in LA

Halloween looks a bit different this year but it doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the spookiest day in the calendar. We’ve rounded up our favorite safe and spooky halloween events in the city from hay mazes to scavenger hunts to free donuts! Have fun!

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REAL ESTATE CORNER

5 Advantages of Selling Your Home Off-Market

What was once the preserve of famous celebrities, selling homes off-market has become increasingly commonplace. For some sellers, it might not be feasible to put their property on the market; others may not want to. In this week’s blog we explore five advantages of selling your home off-market.

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IN THE KNOW

Vote 2020

With the presidential election less than 40 days away, it’s time to make a plan on how you plan to vote. All Californians will receive a vote-by-mail ballot a month before the November election day. However if you prefer to vote in person, a number of our favorite sports and entertainment venues in the city have turned into voting centers from the end of October through to election day on November 3rd. Unlike previous elections, in which voters were assigned to a specific polling place in their own neighborhood, LA County has now transitioned to a voting center model: county residents can vote at any voting center in the county. So check your registration status here, the list of polling places below and go out and vote!

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Top Outdoor Things To Do in LA

Top Outdoor Things To Do in LA

After months stuck inside, we are excited to see that some of our favorite outdoor activities and institutions have reopened safely. We’ve rounded up a few of the top activities to do outdoors around the city. Enjoy!

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ACTIVITY CORNER

Top Hikes in LA

One of the best things about living in LA is the sheer number and variety of hiking trails that surround us. There is truly something for everyone – easy trails, difficult trails, dog friendly trails, trails with waterfalls and architectural ruins – the list goes on and on. Just remember to wear a mask and appropriate footwear, carry plenty of water, use sunscreen and stay on the trails. Read on for a few of our favorites and have fun!

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DESIGNER TIPS & TRICKS

6 Tips to Turn Your Outdoor Space Into a Vacation Destination

This year it is increasingly looking like our summer vacation destination is our home. But that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on that vacation feeling. Whether you have a balcony with city views or a spacious backyard, these six tips and ideas will turn your outdoor space into the perfect getaway!

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LOCAL FAVORITES

Our Favorite Local Black-Owned Businesses

We love to buy local and we are fortunate that our neighborhoods are full of thriving Black-Owned businesses. We have picked several of our favorites below but we encourage you to try them all! Don’t see one of your favorite Black-owned businesses on the list, let us know and we will gladly add them.  Enjoy!  

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REAL ESTATE 101

The Rundown on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

The ADU movement is on the rise in LA and not going away. The need for long-term housing plans for homeowners and their families has fundamentally changed how we see and use these homes. From additional rental income to housing for relatives to increasing property value, these units offer a number of benefits for homeowners. With an estimated 4,500 projects permitted in 2019 alone, we cover what you need to know about this growing trend in LA real estate.

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RECIPE CORNER

It’s time to fire up that grill - July 4th is almost upon us! The summer holiday is a feast that we all look forward to - from freshly grilled burgers to warm seasonal salads and everything in between. We've rounded up some of the best dishes...

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Erica Lockhart – DRE 01763313
Lorin Ruttenberg – DRE 01309588
Compass is a licensed real estate broker licensed by the state of California and abides by equal housing opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.