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First concept for interiors on our first true ground-up project

Am unreasonably excited today because we got the drawing below via email from our architect: That’s his first crack at the interiors on the new fourplex we’re building in Highland Park. Now, I’m quite certain that Jon is going to have a field-day marking this baby up (for example: that kitchen is pretty damn small!).

More NIMBYism in Hollywoord

Here’s a ridiculous example of NIMBYism ruining our city. You ought to be able to build lots of apartments in already-dense areas on major commercial streets near subway stations. If you can’t build them there, where should you be able to build them? And, if someone wants to an answer “nowhere”, then that person has to be honest

420 N Commonwealth is done

Just finished a little triplex we renovated on behalf of another group. When they bought it, it was a diaster: Two units vacant, one occupied but falling apart. Now, it’s a beautiful little complex of three separate homes, each with parking and private outdoor space. The pics are below. Two of the units are rented.

When is a rehab not a rehab?

When is a rehab not really a rehab? Here are some pics of a deal on Alvarado, a duplex we’re changing into a 4plex. As you’ll see, the only thing separating this “rehab” from a ground-up project is, well, a door-frame. On 7/28, after we bought it: On 9/17, mid demo: On 10/29, as the foundation

Why the rent is so damn high

Someone asked me yesterday why the rent in LA is so damn high. Figured it would make an interesting post for the blog, so here goes: Demand for close-in apartments in all major cities is growing due to: Demographics, eg more people in the prime rental age range of, says, 22-35; and A society-wide shift

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