Bulldog Buzz Category: The Bulldog Blog

Bear Sighting in the Housing Market?

#1 Bear sighting in the housing market. This should cause some real anxiety. Housing stocks have slid into a Bear Market, just as interest rates are climbing and stock market volatility is ramping up. Of additional concern is the fact that home sales are leveling off and there is weakness at the higher end of home… READ MORE

Posted: 9 days ago

Fed-Up Locals Are Setting Electric Scooters On Fire And Burying Them At Sea

They’ve been crammed into toilets, tossed off balconies and set on fire. They’ve even been adorned with dangling bags of dog droppings. As cities like Santa Monica and Beverly Hills struggle to control a rapid proliferation of electric pay-per-minute scooters, some residents are taking matters into their own hands and waging a guerrilla war against… READ MORE

Posted: 2 months, 3 days ago

Exclusive: Compass’ First Big Tech Licensing Deal Has Fallen Apart

Compass is pulling out of a deal that would have given Massachusetts indie brokerage Leading Edge Real Estate the same technology tools and platform that Compass agents use. The deal would have been the first of its kind for Compass and was supposed to mark the beginning of a bold new effort in the NYC-based brokerage’s ambitious expansion… READ MORE

Posted: 2 months, 22 days ago

Stranger Claims Realtor Slept With Her Husband; Proceeded To Ruin Her Life

Monika Glennon, a Realtor and associate at RE/MAX ALLIANCE in Huntsville, Alabama, is still recovering after being subject to an onslaught of unfounded, online abuse. In the past, real estate agents have been caught doing some questionable things, but this time it’s different. Glennon has no idea who her attacker was or why they were out to get… READ MORE

Posted: 2 months, 23 days ago

Golda’s Birthday Dinner!

Our Bulldog agent Golda had her birthday dinner with Bob Saget and Seth Green!        … READ MORE

Posted: 2 months, 25 days ago

Californians Will Make A Big Decision On Rent Control In November

California voters will decide in November whether to give cities and counties new freedom to expand the use of rent control after an initiative backed by tenant groups earned a spot Friday on this fall’s ballot. The initiative would repeal a decades-old state law that prevents local governments from passing most new rent control laws…. READ MORE

Posted: 2 months, 25 days ago

Billionaire’s Plan To Convert Venice Church Into Mega Mansion Under Fire

CBS Los Angeles — A nasty battle is brewing in Venice with residents in two distinct camps. Many people are furious that a billionaire family wants to build a mega mansion in the vicinity. To erect the home, a historic black church would have to come down. Some residents are asking the Penske family to… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 3 months, 27 days ago

Coastal Commission Denial of Short Term Rentals Looks Bad for Santa Monica

Last week, a California Court of Appeal ruled that per the California Coastal Act, a homeowner’s association cannot bar its residents from making their homes available as short term rentals. Jeremy Talcott, Staff Attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation, writes in the Daily Journal that perhaps the California Coastal Commission is going too far in… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 4 months, 4 days ago

Santa Monica Conservancy to Host Fundraiser at Historic Craftsman Bungalow

Santa Monica Mirror — The 1912 aeroplane Craftsman bungalow in Santa Monica will be on display at the Santa Monica Conservancy‘s Annual Fundraising Salon on Sunday, June 10, from 3-5 pm. Exquisitely restored, this landmark north of Montana Avenue is a rare variant of Craftsman design in Santa Monica, featuring a small second story that… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 4 months, 11 days ago

Bulldog Realtors at The Midnight Mission

Yesterday, Bulldog agents from our West Adams office joined the Beverly Hills Board of Realtors at The Midnight Mission to prepare and serve food to those in need. We love being a part of and giving back to our community!… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 4 months, 18 days ago

City of Santa Monica Employee Compensation “Unbelievably Excessive”?

Santa Monica Lookout — According to Transparent California, a statewide watchdog group, police chief Jacqueline Seabrook’s total compensation of $478,120 for 2015 was the highest among police chiefs in California, Joseph Lawrence earned a total compensation of $442,414 in 2015, making him California’s highest paid assistant City Attorney, the City’s “farmer’s market supervisor” received $140,000… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 4 months, 27 days ago

Ocean Park Residents – Beware of Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Santa Monica Police Department is advising residents to protect their cars from a rise in catalytic converter thefts. Catalytic converters contain precious metals and can be stolen in minutes with the help of power saws. Thieves are targeting popular models such as the Toyota Prius, Honda RAV-4, Toyota Camry and other SUVs. Park your… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 5 months, 2 days ago

As Retailers Exit the Promenade, Tech Companies Convert Empty Spaces into Office Suites

Bisnow — For years, the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, the heart of Silicon Beach, has been a shopping and dining destination. But times in the outdoor pedestrian mall are changing. As tech companies continue to pour into Silicon Beach, some of the retail storefronts that lined the area are becoming creative office suites…. READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 5 months, 8 days ago

Is Santa Monica-style rent control coming back? Depends on whom you ask

The Real Deal Los Angeles — Affordable housing advocates in Los Angeles said they have enough signatures for a ballot referendum in hopes of overturning state-level rent control restrictions. The news came on Monday during a press conference in front of City Hall, joined by Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mike Bonin. The group needs… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 5 months, 23 days ago