Bulldog Buzz Category: Industry/Utility

As Snapchat moves to Santa Monica, more than half its Venice space up for lease

LA Times – When Snapchat was housed in a sky blue beachfront bungalow on the Venice boardwalk, fans of the fledgling disappearing-video app used to take selfies in front of the company’s now famous ghost logo. Evan Spiegel, the company’s founder and chief executive, could walk out onto the promenade, talk to his users, and… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 17 days ago

After Collecting $1.7M, Venice Beach Business Improvement District Has Yet to Launch Services

Los Angeles Times – More than a year after its founding, the Venice Beach Business Improvement District has done little but stirred up plenty of angst. There are no cleanup crews or safety patrols. Community activists complain that nearly $2 million annually — which includes city funding derived from public property in the new district… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 1 month, 13 days ago

Local Real Estate Agents Leaving Startup Brokerage Compass After Months

The Real Deal – Despite its $1 billion valuation, startup brokerage Compass is having trouble retaining some of its Los Angeles-based recruits. The firm took the L.A. scene by storm when it launched in 2015, poaching some of the West Coast’s top talent, but it has now seen a crop of recent hires return to… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 2 months, 12 days ago

Why Are Airbnb Regulations Taking So Long? Tell Us What You Think

As Airbnb Inc. continues to expand globally, the city of LA is struggling to adopt regulations that balance the service’s soaring popularity with tourists and homeowners that need help covering their mortgages and the complaints of its critics, who range from hotel owners alleging unfair competition to homeowners unhappy with their neighborhoods being flooded with… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 3 months, 20 days ago

The City of Angels Beats London as the New Hot Spot for Global Real Estate Investors

 Forbes – And the best city in the world to invest in real estate is…Los Angeles. The City of Angels beat out London as the new hot spot for global real estate investors in the third annual Schroders Global Cities 30 Index.  Schroders is a London-based investment bank. Los Angeles is home to the well-respected colleges… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 4 months, 3 days ago

“The Crazy Buyer” Video | The Broke Agent


By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 6 months, 2 days ago

Zillow hears your ‘Zestimate’ complaints: it’s offering a $1 million prize for a better algorithm

MarketWatch – Zillow is offering a $1 million award to the “person or team who can most improve the Zestimate algorithm.” The announcement of the contest comes one week after Zillow was slapped with a class-action lawsuit over its proprietary home-price tool. The algorithm in question is meant to serve as a starting point in helping people… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 9 months, 7 days ago

What Salary Do You Need to Afford a Home in LA? Nearly $100,000, As It Turns Out

Curbed LA—A typical median-priced home in Los Angeles County out of reach for the vast majority of residents, according to a new analysis from the California Association of Realtors. According to the data, just 29 percent of potential homebuyers can afford a property at county’s median price of $485,800. At that price point, a nearly six-figure household… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 9 months, 30 days ago

Different Perspectives on Viewing Your Home…


By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 10 months, 24 days ago

Luxury Homeowners Believe Homeownership Is a More Sound Investment Than the Stock Market

RISMedia—In largest luxury owner survey ever, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate study reveals multiple homes and high-tech amenities are the new norm for affluent homeowners Existing home sales have been rising along with mortgage rates, and cash deals are becoming extremely popular. Much of this growth can be attributed to the luxury buyer, a… READ MORE

By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 11 months, 13 days ago

Real Estate Rap Video | The Broke Agent


By: Louie the Bulldog
Posted: 11 months, 20 days ago

Beating Up Borrowers (Even Pro Ball Players) For Inane Conditions; Why?

Jay Vorhees, CA Bureau of Real Estate—We financed a purchase for a professional baseball player last year, and it was a mortifying experience for one of our Processors. This is why… The borrower made close to $4 million per year and could have paid cash for the house several times over. He was only seeking… READ MORE

By: Otis the Bulldog
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago

Congrats to Yo Venice on First Print Edition!!

Yo Venice In Print!… READ MORE

By: Anonymous
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago

Wells Fargo Still Wary of Home Loans in 3rd Quarter!

Their caution has restricted the availability of home loans!… READ MORE

Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago