August 24, 1999 |
The office market in Los Angeles and Orange counties remained relatively strong during the first half of the year, but there were signs that the market's performance will fall below last year's results, according to a regional real estate survey. The vacancy rate for all classes of office space remained relatively stable, falling to 11.8% at midyear 1999 from 11.9% at the end of last year, according to Delta Associates, the research arm of Transwestern Commercial Services.
August 17, 1999
South Bay Office Net Absorption In millions of square feet 1997 QIII: 0.13 1997 QIV: 0.58 * 1998 QI: 0.35 Eight-quarter average: 0.03 million square feet 1998 QII: -0.64 1998 QIII: -0.19 1998 QIV: 0.07 * 1999 QI: -0.08 1999 QII: -0.09 South Bay Office Vacancy Rates 2nd-quarter 1999 with sublet: 15.2% 1999 QII: Without sublet: 13.5% Note: Net absorption reflects the gain in rented space.
August 14, 1999 |
Los Angeles County home prices dipped for the first time this year as more entry-level home buyers entered the housing market last month, according to a real estate information service. The median price of new and resale homes and condominiums in Los Angeles County decreased to $191,000 in July from $199,000 in June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1999 |
Los Angeles County's real estate market continues to climb out of the depths of the recession of the early 1990s, but the region's more affluent neighborhoods have made markedly greater gains than other areas, according to property tax data to be released today. Overall, the county's real estate assessments increased by $30 billion, or 6%, last year, a boost that shuts the door on years of decline in property values that led to government crises and financial hardship for homeowners.
July 22, 1999 |
Los Angeles County leads the nation in demand for housing and, with just one new home being built for every six new jobs added in the area, competition for shelter is likely to grow, according to a new study. Orange County and the three other major Southland markets also finished high on the housing-demand list in a quarterly report compiled by the Meyers Group, an Irvine-based housing research firm.
July 20, 1999 |
The Southern California housing market broke records in June, when the median price of a resale home climbed to a new high and more money than ever was spent buying such homes, a real estate information company said Monday. Led by rising prices in Los Angeles County, the median cost of an existing single-family home in the six-county region rose to $204,000 last month, according to figures released by Acxiom/DataQuick, a La Jolla-based company that tracks real estate transactions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1999 |
The median price for a new single-family home in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys soared 33.3% during the second quarter of 1999 compared with year-ago figures, an industry group reported Tuesday. The median price for a new house now stands at $329,990, according to the Meyers Group real estate consulting firm. That compared with a $247,450 median price for the second quarter of 1998. The group defined the second quarter as mid-March through mid-June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1999 |
Secluded and affluent, the Palos Verdes Peninsula has for years been home to three popular golf courses, with increasing demands for more. Today, with a fourth nearing completion and as many as three more under consideration, the peninsula seems likely to become a smorgasbord of golfers' paradises. If all are built--and even their most ardent advocates concede that's a big if--there would be seven 18-hole courses on the 26.
June 29, 1999 |
Office and industrial tenants in Los Angeles find themselves grappling with a new set of issues in today's lease negotiations as power shifts toward landlords in a tightening market. Some owners are not only raising rents, they are cutting back on property improvements that were common a few years ago, while demanding tenants assume more risk for environmental problems that might occur. Tenants, meanwhile, are asking landlords to assume responsibility for potentially disastrous Y2K glitches.
June 2, 1999 |
The owners of 129,300 properties in Los Angeles County who got tax breaks when real estate prices plunged earlier this decade are about to experience an unpleasant byproduct of today's rebounding market. Prices are rising, and so will their property taxes. The county assessor conducted a review this spring of the 366,000 parcels whose owners successfully petitioned for tax reductions in the years after prices began their plunge in 1990.