L.A. cty legalizing bootlegged apartments

Illegal apartments on their way to becoming legalized. Because of the acute housing shortage, L.A. cty is trying to be more lenient about illegal units. So if you have one, be patient. The inspectors are going to have to eat their words as the higher ups get involved....

L.A. building info is now online

Los Angeles leaders unveiled a new online system Thursday that allows people to look up construction permits and other building records, sparing them a trek to a downtown office to get copies of the documents. This is amazing. What a lot of info you can get. click...

Foreclosures up again

Completed foreclosure or REOS- drove foreclosure activity in May to a 19 month high.  The total was up 1 percent from April and 16 percent from April 2014. RealtyTrac said it was the third month in a row that REOs increased on an annual basis and scheduled auctions...