23 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week

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MONDAY, OCT. 20 ART TALK: On Monday at 7 pm, there’s an exhibition walk-through: Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s with the exhibition designers Amy Murphy and Michael Maltzan. They’ll discuss the installation design that was “inspired by the dramatic uses of space in films of the period.” At LACMA, Art of the Americas Building, Level 2. read more

Existing home sales in September rise to highest level this year

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The national housing market rebounded in September as home sales rose to their highest level of the year. After dipping in August, sales of previously owned homes climbed 2.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.17 million, the National Assn. of Realtors said Tuesday. Analysts polled by FactSet expected an annual rate read more

Price growth of luxury homes in US cities eclipsing Europe and Asia

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Knight Frank has released its Prime Global Cities Index for Q2 2014 and reveals that prime residential prices across the index’s 32 cities rose by 6.2 per cent on average in the year to June 2014. Luxury homes in key US cities are now increasing in value at a faster rate than those in several read more

Weekend Planner: 24 Things To Do in Los Angeles

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A curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend, including these 25 events.  FRIDAY, OCT. 17 FILM: The Academy at LACMA presents the film series Haunted Screens: Expressionism in the German Cinema and its Influence with a double feature of Faust on Friday night. At 7:30 pm, F.W. Murnau’s 1926 version screens with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla read more

Residential sales pick up pace in Southern California

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Southern California’s housing market is starting to pick up the pace. Home sales in the six-county Southland grew for the first time in a year in September as prices moderated from last year’s torrid gains, according to figures out Monday. The data are the latest sign of a housing market that’s reaching equilibrium after years read more

Upsurge in foreign buyers driving U.S. home prices include luxury California coastal areas

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As recently reported by Realtor.com, luxury homes are selling faster than last year with many selling at record or near-record prices per square foot. Chinese buyers are cited as a key factor in propelling prices higher. The top foreign investors in America are now from China displacing Canadians as number one in dollars spent by read more

Your LA Weekend Planner

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A curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend, including these 24 events. FRIDAY, OCT. 10 LIT: Ebanos Crossing in DTLA hosts a release party for author Mark Bailey and illustrator Edward Hemingway for their book Of All the Gin Joints. Bailey has researched Hollywood history, finding some of the silver screen’s legendary drinking stories. read more

The Wealth Report 2014

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Now in it’s eighth year, the wealth report is an invaluable source of insight and data for the global UHNWI community and their advisors within the wealth management industry.  It offers a unique global perspective on the performance of luxury residential property, commercial property investments, wealth distribution patterns and the spending trends of the world’s read more

Valerie Fitzgerald Joins Panel at Coldwell Banker Generation Blue Experience

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Stepping into Luxury Sales: Best Practices for Engaging Affluent Clientele Wednesday, October 8th 11:30 am to 12:30 pm  Valerie Fitzgerald will be joined by four other real estate professionals on a panel at the 2014 Coldwell Banker Generation Blue Experience in Hollywood, CA to discuss distinct strategies to attract and engage with affluent clientele. For read more