City of LA released Early Warning Earthquake App!

We don’t like to think about it…but those of us who live in L.A. know earthquakes are a reality. Los Angeles has just rolled the first Earthquake Early Warning app, called ShakeAlertLA, which is designed to give between a few seconds and a few minutes warning so that we have time to get away from dangerous objects and duck and cover. That little bit of time could make a big difference, so please download the free app today. I did.

The City of Los Angeles, under the oversight of Mayor Eric Garcetti and built on the ShakeAlert system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey has released ShakeAlertLA, a mobile app that sends alerts to users within Los Angeles County that an earthquake of greater than magnitude 5.0 or level IV intensity has been detected and that they may soon feel shaking. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices and available in both English and Spanish. You can also use this app to prepare for an earthquake, get details on recent earthquakes, and find help after an earthquake.

A Collaborative Partnership
The ShakeAlertLA app is brought to you by the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Information Technology Agency and the Department of Emergency Management. It has been made possible by support from the Annenberg Foundation and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. This app is an official pilot in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Real Estate Prop Guide for Election Day

Voting Matters! Why Exciting LA is YES on Prop 5 and NO on Prop 10…

With the midterm elections just around the corner, there’s a lot of controversy as to what’s at risk. But, the most beneficial thing we can do is educate ourselves on each proposition and make thoughtful decisions that are in our country’s best interest. And as it pertains to real estate, it boils down to two major initiatives. On November 6, we are voting yes on Prop 5 and no on Prop 10 to save both our homes and our future. Read up on our real estate prop guide below and be prepared come election day.

Prop 5, otherwise known as the Property Tax Fairness Initiative, promises to remove unfair moving penalties for seniors, the severely disabled and disaster victims while still ensuring they pay their fair share of property taxes.

Voting yes on Prop 5 is exceedingly important for older residents who are living on fixed incomes to downsize without worrying about enormous property tax increases. And, in that same vein, it would also allow residents whose homes have been damaged or destroyed to move on without facing a huge new tax hike.

By and large, Prop 5 will remove the “moving penalty” that presently hurts countless California residents. Seniors, the severely disabled and disaster victims should be able to purchase a new home without fearing the inability to pay heftier taxes. This is imperative not just for them, but for the entire real estate industry.

The second major concern we have with the November ballot is Prop 10, or the so-called Affordable Housing Act. First thing’s first, this initiative does anything but create affordable housing. If passed, the longstanding Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (which places limits on municipal rent control ordinances) would be repealed. This would exacerbate the housing crisis and eventually allow local governments to impose severe rent control measures.

We need to vote no on Prop 10 so all housing units in California (including new construction and single-family homes) do not become subject to rent control. This will inevitably lead to less housing being built and more demand than supply. Which, of course, would increase rents — not decrease them.

If rents are kept artificially low, it becomes far less profitable to build new housing and improve old units — which is incredibly counterproductive. A shortage of housing is precisely how we got into this mess to begin with. And, above all, no one wants to see real estate values plummet.

For more information call or email Grant Linscott Group at 323-333-6222. Ask me about our other development opportunities and properties in Los Angeles.  I’d love to help you with any of your Real Estate needs!

NEW PHOTOS! Rivers Edge

2916 Glenhurst Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90039
3 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Bathrooms
$1,039,000

We are still in the very energetic first week for the Grand Opening of our new development, Rivers Edge. Today was the broker’s open and the excitement is stirring. Our photographer has released a few photos showing off the middle unit’s roof deck views, and finally our grand exterior.
We have heard it over and over that the views are simply stunning. Being one of the highest structures in Atwater Village has its perks.
The Griffith Observatory can not only be seen from the roof decks, but even some of the windows of the middle and third levels.
This recent photograph taken on September 25th demonstrates the pristine condition of the children’s park next door, with sandboxes and gated protection for peace of mind.
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California Living at its Best | Pacific Palisades

1524 Lachman Lane
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

5 Bedroom | 6 Bath

$6,899,000

This is California living at its best.

Located on top of Lachman Lane in the coveted Pacific Palisades, this contemporary Mediterranean home offers commanding views of the ocean, the city, and the mountains so whether you’d like to admire the surrounding nature or the Santa Monica pier, you can do it all from the comfort of home.

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Atwater Village–Modern Construction

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3548 La Clede Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
$899,000

JUST 4 HOMES LEFT! MODERN NEW CONSTRUCTION! A collection of 6 brand new single family homes by LivingHomes located along one of LA’s best walkable streets in the heart of Atwater Village.

at_2 Sealed concrete flooring downstairs and wood floors throughout on the second and third level creates warmth and beauty in these LivingHomes.
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