Highland Park - ADU on R1 zone with duplex built in 1924
I just recently purchased a duplex in Highland Park, and will be owner-occupying one of the units. I learned that out back, the previous owner had some sort of unit that was torn down in the last year or... View more
Looking for Agents & Brokers
Hi BP Family,My group is looking for agents and brokers in Los Angeles to join forces with. We have the ability to make all-cash purchases. We are looking primarily in North East Los Angeles but evaluating deals... View more
Rent Control Vote Coming Up - tell them vote NO on AB 1506
On January 11, 2018, the California legislature will be voting to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.If Costa-Hawkins is repealed, all California cities will be authorized to permanently control the rent of... View more
On the market for my first home - Hawthorne vs Torrance
Hi everyone! I'm looking at a Hawthorne home 1300 sq ft 3bed 2 bath in a nice neighborhood great location vs a Torrance home 1500 sq ft 3 bed 2 bath corner house also in a great location BUT with one side of the corner... View more
Great Property Manager companies?
Hey guys!Long story short, my dad has invested in 11 properties in Georgia. Hired no property manager and has been running around managing them all. He's looking to retire and wants to be as hands-off as he can. We... View more
How to use new Studio City investment property?
Hello,I have invested before but Los Angeles is new to us. Somehow on our first trip we found ourselves a "highly motivated" Seller and a gorgeous SFR house in Studio City. Before I knew it, we were in contract. We... View more
ADU vs regular dwelling crossroads
for those have done both ADUs and regular dwellings or have made the decision with one over the other, please offer your feedback. it would be greatly appreciated and perhaps help other investors in... View more
Anyone dealt with a rent to own contract before?
Has anyone dealt with a rent to own contract before preferably in LA? Does the agent or a real estate attorney handle the contract ? Is the agent paid commission for this?
Seeking advice w owner-occupied rei (West LA/East Ventura CTY)
Dear SOCAL Bigger Pocket Community,
My wife and I are trying to do an owner-occupied real estate deal. This will be our first house/investment. Areas of interest (approx 40 mins commute to Malibu) = eastern part of... View more
Ventura County - Ideal Neighbourhoods?
Hi,I'm looking to get an understanding of some of the locations in LA County and Ventura county. Are there any areas that you would recommend staying away from, and why?I am interested in the following, and plan to... View more
How to identify good areas to invest
Hello everyone, I recently moved to LA and I have zero familiarity with the region and its surroundings. What tools and resources can I use to get to know the areas a bit better and identify good areas for rental... View more
Big Changes in Rent - Los Angeles Rents Down 11%!
Due to Covid we are seeing many people moving out of higher priced areas and move to more affordable "Zoom Towns" where they can work at a fraction of a price with more space. As a result rents are dropping in many... View more
Property Management in Los Angeles
Hello BP community,I'm brand new here and want to introduce myself. My name is Sylvie and I work on the business development side of a Property Management company here in Los Angeles that specializes in apartment... View more
Rehabbing a Rental Unit in LA/Long Beach- Contractor question
Hello All- Thank you all in advance for looking at this email. I had a general question for the group re: rehabbing a rental unit in Los Angeles/Long Beach area. I am currently looking into renovating a rental unit in... View more
DWP and ADU Question for Los Angeles
Hi BP - Hoping folks who are familiar with the ADU process can shed some light. I'm currently in the process of a garage conversion to an ADU (framing and rough plumbing/electrical completed). The GC did the design and... View more
Need cleaning crew recommendation
I’m about to acquire my first rental in San Pedro and trying to get boot-on-the-ground crews. I’d appreciate any recommendation for a trust worthy/reliable cleaning crew and handyman. Thanks in advance!
feedback on demo-ing structure
i own a SFR in a RD2 zone in City of Los Angeles. the previous owner had an unpermitted detached garage on the lot. i need some feedback on how to handle curing this with DBS. i talked to a few... View more
Covid - Tenants - Selling SFH
I am a newbie and friend of mine recommended I reach out to this group helping me sell my SFH during this pandemic. I am putting my uncle's SFH for sale in Los Angeles. The house is currently rented and has... View more
JADU characteristics and uses
would like some feedback on somebody that has built and operated a JADU in City of Los Angeles
i am considering doing a basement conversion in my SFR to either a JADU/ADU. basement naturally is completely... View more
In LA, does a 1-year lease preclude an Ellis Act eviction?
I have a question for all the Los Angeles developers here.
If an owner wants to evict tenants under the Ellis Act to do a TIC conversion or redevelop, does it matter if any tenant is still in the first year of a... View more
Started a meetup for LA investors
Hi friends, we started a meetup earlier this year for local investors (LA County), with a focus on multifamily properties. My partner and I invest locally, and we figured it would be nice to connect with other folks... View more
Local architects / contractors
Hi BP Community,
I'm looking to connect with a few architects / contractors around zoning regulations. Interested in doing some serious rehab so would appreciate any referrals. Additionally, does anyone have experience... View more
Looking to connect with LA Real Estate Attorneys!
Hello there! Looking to connect with local Real Estate Attorneys! Please let me know if you worked with someone and can recommend him/her.
MLS-Only Subscription - California
Hi BP family, I have a RE salesperson license in CA and am looking to work with a broker that offer MLS-only subscription. I'm not looking to have an active membership with a realtor association at this time. Looking... View more
STR/AirBnB in San Pedro
My partner and I are thinking about getting a STR property in San Pedro, somewhere close to the new, being developed public market. Is there any regulation/restriction I should be aware of? Thanks!