What does “grandfathered zoning” mean with respect to apartment buildings? To understand that, you first need to understand that zoning in Los Angeles has generally become stricter over time. For a long time, there wasn’t any zoning. You could just buy a few single family homes, rip them down, and put up an apartment building.
Rarely do you come across an apartment building in Los Angeles that’s in truly mint condition. Everything’s got a few dings on it; that’s just part of buying older buildings. For those normal, everyday buildings, you figure out a range for the multiples of annual rent in the neighborhood, multiply the annual rents times the
Further to my earlier post on dumb brokers: I am working with a couple now who came to me through this blog (hi guys!). They were previously working with another broker who had them in contract on a small building in the Miracle Mile area. The broker they were working with neglected to inform them
Recently, I’ve written offers on REOs (“real estate owned” – this is short for “owned by a bank because they foreclosed on the last owner”) for three readers of this blog. A lot of people are interested in these kinds of properties, either as potential flips or to fix up and hold as income properties.
OK, team. Here’s the plan: On Saturday, May 12, at 1pm, my partner, Jon Criss, and I are going to lead a project tour. The idea is to show you how we do what we do. Here’s what we’ll cover: The math behind our business: We’ll do a quick, in person explanation of how you