California Real Estate News - Week of 12/5/16


Things are starting to slow down as we hit the home stretch to end 2016. The Mercury News published a new story regarding the California Supreme Court ruling on the dual agency case that was heavily featured in the news a few weeks back. The LA Times have a good write up covering a very LA-specific issue in California Real Estate: celebrity and architect name dropping to sell houses. LA Times advises anyone interested to not take those facts at face value.

First up in our Curbed LA weekly wrap up, read why the newly passed affordable housing measure is already in danger. A new proposed residential and commercial skyscraper would bring over 800 new condos to the downtown area. If you want to know what Santa Monica beach will look like after they implement landscaping to resist rising sea levels, Curbed has some mock photos to help give you an idea. And lastly, after the horrific warehouse fire in Oakland, Los Angeles officials say they are going to crack down on unpermitted dwellings.