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Los Angeles Real Estate Market Reports

News, analysis, and trends in LA's housing market.

You can now buy a piece of Echo Park for $100

Nico isn’t revolutionizing landownership, but maybe it can do a little good.

Is it okay to move during LA’s coronavirus outbreak?

Los Angeles is under a stay-at-home order, but moving is considered "essential."

In-person home showings now totally banned in LA

Shoppers are no longer allowed to venture inside the homes they want to buy.

What to do if you’re struggling to pay your mortgage

California has a program to help—but the onus is on you to take advantage of it.

‘We’re not going to be able to pay the rent’

LA told landlords not to evict tenants. Nearly 200 local groups say that’s not enough.

How is coronavirus impacting LA’s housing market?

It was shaping up to be a banner year for real estate. Now economists predict: "It will not be a pretty picture."

This company is building backyard homes at no cost to Los Angeles homeowners

But homeowners have to be willing to rent out the units.

Disinfectant is flying off shelves. But coronavirus isn’t yet deterring homebuyers.

What may be encouraging buyers? A rare opportunity to borrow at historically low interest rates.

Are luxury apartments sitting empty in LA?

Everything you ever wanted to know about vacant housing units, including why one local official wants to tax them.

Sorry, buyers. With fewer houses for sale, Los Angeles home prices are rising quickly.

Single-family home prices are up 8.5 percent year-over-year.

LA’s high housing costs pose ‘grave concern’ to economy

A new report predicts a slow-down in the local economy—in large part because of the housing market.

A break from bidding wars? Fewer LA homes are selling above listing price.

In the Los Angeles area, more than one-quarter of homes fetch more than the listed price, according to Zillow.

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Is it better to buy or rent in Los Angeles?

Is now a good time to buy? And can renting ever save you money in the long run?

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The Los Angeles homebuying guide

Everything you need to know before launching a house hunt in LA.

Single-family homes cover almost half of Los Angeles

Now state lawmakers could shake up the status quo.

LA home prices plateaued in 2019—but they could keep climbing in 2020

The median sale price in the city of Los Angeles last year? $817,000.

What to expect when buying a house in Los Angeles in 2020

Will home prices drop? Forecasts vary, but local real estate agents say probably not.

In 10 years, home prices grew the most in these LA neighborhoods

Most of the neighborhoods are in South Los Angeles.

Inspired by Nipsey Hussle, they’re trying to ‘buy back’ South LA

Residents are meeting up each month to learn about buying property as a way to build generational wealth.

Are buyers in LA still competing with all cash offers? And more questions from readers.

Compass agent Jennifer Okhovat signed into Curbed LA to answer questions from readers about the Los Angeles real estate market.

6 programs for first-time homebuyers in LA

Having trouble coming up with a down payment?

You need to earn $127K to afford a home in LA

Only 25 percent of residents countywide can afford the purchase.

Report: Inglewood home prices skyrocket 63 percent

"It’s popping over here," one real estate agent says.

6 open houses to check out this weekend around Mid-City

Options include Craftsman cottages, a glammed-up Spanish bungalow, a sleek contemporary townhouse, and a quaint 1920s Colonial Revival

Is the city winding up to regulate tenancy in common?

Tenancy in common is a new path to homeownership in LA.

How much does it cost to buy a house in LA right now?

Homebuyers hoping for prices to come down amid a recession might need to keep on waiting (or give up hope).

Is a bike tour through West Adams a sign of gentrification?

"West Adams is selling fast," says the real estate agent who led the tour.

LA home prices smash all-time record—again

July sales prices were $17,000 higher than a month before.

TICs are changing LA’s housing market—for better, and worse

There’s a new, more affordable way of buying property in Los Angeles.

LA home prices inch up to new all-time high: $618K

Price growth is slow, but steady—and homes in the area have never cost more.

657 rent-controlled apartments stripped from LA’s rental market in three months

That’s seven units lost per day.

San Fernando Valley home prices shatter all-time record

But "as long as they’re priced right, homes in the southern Valley are still selling like crazy," one real estate agent says.

LA County home prices tie an all-time record

Median sale price: $615,000.

Will a recession fix LA’s housing crisis?

"A recession tends to be a buyer’s market," says Jerry Nickelsburg, director of UCLA’s Anderson Forecast.

LA home prices back up over $600k

After leveling off in winter, the cost of buying is approaching an all-time record.

Zillow will start flipping houses in LA

The company’s model is similar to traditional house-flipping—but at a scale that few individual investors could match.

New study: Housing costs are exacerbating gap between rich, poor in LA

The amount that lower-income residents spend on housing is climbing, but it’s dipping for upper income earners.

The median home price in Los Angeles County? $597K

"Prices have more or less flattened out... The market has changed a lot in the last year."

LA homeowners have equity worth a cool $760B

That’s nearly double that of New Yorkers.