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School’s Out! Parent-Approved Hotspots & Events in Los Angeles

 It’s summer and as a parent, you’re probably asking yourself, “Wow, has another school year already passed?!“ You may be scrambling, looking for things to keep the kiddos busy until school starts again. Luckily for you, we’ve gathered some of the best events aroun...
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Neighborhoods to Invest: West Hollywood

Image source: TripAdvisor West Hollywood isn’t just part of LA, it’s a city all of its own and the home of the infamous Sunset Strip. Its enviable location right next to Beverley Hills means any resident is well placed to explore the rest of Los Angeles. WeHo, as the locals cal...
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Best Farmers Markets in LA

Fresh produce. Handmade soaps. Carefully harvested honey. With dozens of mom-and-pop vendors and farmers in an open-air-market type setting, what’s not to love about farmers markets? Put simply, they bring country living to city life. Our team searched far and wide for farmer markets in Los An...
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Take a Hike: The Most Scenic Trails to Trek in LA

 With the most accommodating weather conditions year-round, hiking is a must-do in LA. Whether you’re a thrill seeker and want a rugged challenge or simply want to incorporate hiking into your workout routine, here’s a list of trails for beginners and seasoned hikers alike.  Ho...
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The Perfect Morning Routine for High Performance

 How much time do you have to spare in the morning? If you have at least 15 minutes each day to clear your mind, you can essentially change your life. According to scientists at Harvard University, taking 15 minutes in the morning to meditate before gearing up to conquer the day will alter how ...
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Neighborhoods to Invest: El Segundo

 Recently, El Segundo has emerged as the southern anchor of Silicon Beach. Major video game companies, the Los Angeles Times and bootstrapped start-ups alike fill the office parks and mid-rise towers lining Sepulveda Boulevard south of LAX. Just biking distance to a few of South Bay’s lov...
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How to Convert Your Investment Property into an Airbnb and What to Expect

The birth of the Airbnb industry almost went unnoticed. What started out as a couple of guys renting out a mattress for a few bucks, grew into a hugely successful, global marketplace. Airbnb’s are currently operating in nearly 200 countries worldwide; literally redefining the business of vacat...
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LA's Ultimate Guide to Cinco de Mayo

 Long before the beloved Taco Tuesday, Los Angeles natives delighted in the yearly celebration of Cinco de Mayo. With our close proximity to the border, Angelenos get to enjoy a rich history of Hispanic culture, art and food. From food trucks and festivals to margaritas and happy hour, here are...

Where we go to grow—a list of our favorite conferences, events and creative spaces

 Personal development and synergy are practically buzz words for the Lisa Kirshner Properties Team. In addition to listening to podcasts and reading books we have a few other self-improvement tricks up our sleeves. Here’s a list of some of our favorite co-working spaces, networking events...

Top 6 spots for a guilt-free lunch in LA

Whether your palate is in search of vegan, vegetarian, or more plant-based dishes, there are plenty of Los Angeles restaurants that will cure your health-conscious munchies. No need to lunch-shame yourself after grabbing a bite at any of these six restaurants.   Sweetgreen | www.sweetgreen...

Neighborhoods to Invest: Del Rey

Nestled between some of the most desirable cities on the Westside of Los Angeles including Marina del Rey, Mar Vista and Culver City, sits the highly diverse neighborhood known as Del Rey. Just steps away from Ballona Creek and a few basins of the marina, Del Rey attracts young, tech-savvy professio...

Angelenos have a nature problem. Is biophilic design the solution?

If you live in Los Angeles, you’re no stranger to communities primarily made up of buildings in an elbow-to-elbow sort of modern living. As urban dwellers, we spend as much as 90 percent of our time indoors—in the offices, in our cars, in shopping centers, in classrooms and inside of&hel...
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Google Will Move to LA’s Westside Pavilion Mall in 2022

 Google is growing its presence in Los Angeles.  The tech company recently announced its plans to renovate and lease of over 584,000 square feet of space at One Westside — an office space that will take up part of what is today the Westside Pavilion mall in West Los Angeles. A portio...

Neighborhoods to Invest: Studio City

A compelling blur of quaint and trendy, little has changed in this San Fernando Valley neighborhood since Mack Sennett began building what is now CBS Studios in 1927. Offering a small selection of hip boutiques, eateries, and nightlife spots, Studio City’s true appeal is revealed in its tree-l...

6 Edgy Home Trends That Are Taking Over LA

Cool gray walls, rose gold and dark hardwood were big in 2018, but as we enter a new year there’s been a renaissance of color and art happening in Los Angeles homes. Bold patterns, ornate walls and mixed textures and styles are replacing rooms with mid-century everything that look like a page ...

Podcasts We Can’t Live Without

There are several reasons people listen to a podcast: the ability to productively multitask while driving or working out, to learn something new and great stories–the power of narrative. With thousands of options out there, our team has learned the hard way that stumbling upon a podcast y...
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Market Minute: What to Know About Beverly Hills

The illustrious, palm-lined streets of Beverly Hills need no introduction. Renowned for its glamour and grandeur, the iconic Los Angeles neighborhood boasts unparalleled luxury and natural splendor that allures Hollywood icons, elite athletes and businessmen to reside within the sun-drenched, dream-...
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Market Minute: What to Know About Marina del Rey

Among the most coveted coastal communities in Southern California, Marina del Rey embodies the iconic California spirit that our Golden State is known for— and not just for its year-round sunshine. With Angelenos cruising along coastal bike trails, small craft boats bobbing in the harbor and p...
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Market Minute: What to Know About West LA

Nestled between the sea and city, West LA is one of the most coveted residential locales for both young professionals and families to put down roots—which, of course, is because of its uncommon suburban feel in the heart of the city. Here, whether it be the several cafes that double as ideal w...
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Market Minute: What to Know About Westwood

Westwood is a true urban gem, combining the charm of small-town living with its unmatched location—which, as we all know, is a true rarity in Los Angeles. And of all the neighborhoods we’ve experienced, Westwood offers the full package with a vibrant and diverse culture by virtue of UCLA...
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Market Minute: What to Know About Venice

Amongst the most hip and vibrant neighborhoods to live in Los Angeles, Venice Beach has a long and colorful reputation as a seaside haven for artists, writers, musicians, architects and young trendsetters—and, today, the same holds true. Brimming with quaint, tree-lined streets and Los Angeles...
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6 Things to See Do and Eat in LA this Fall

Autumn is one of our favorite times of year in Los Angeles—toasty summer days are replaced with crisp, cool evenings and our weekends start to fill up with the season’s best social gatherings. So, as we fall into this new chapter, be sure to add these experiences to your autumn bucket li...
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Market Minute: What to Know About Palms-Mar Vista

Set midway between Los Angeles and the Westside, the Palms-Mar Vista area has swiftly become one of the trendiest and most coveted locales to put down roots in the city. Brimming with tree-lined streets and an undeniably strong sense of community, the two neighborhoods are amongst the most cultured ...
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5 Apps To Make Your Fall Easier

Returning to work after summer vacation and sending your kids back to school can undoubtedly be chaotic. The ease and simplicity of summer is replaced with jam-packed schedules and countless events, and while this fall craze can be a whirlwind, it doesn’t have to be—because when we say t...
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Market Minute: What to Know About Malibu

Renowned for its fusion of Los Angeles glamour with the casual ease of beachfront living, Malibu boasts an impressive 27 miles of coastline and lush mountainside in tandem with incredibly high-end real estate. Here, Hollywood icons, top athletes and business executives are known to put down roots to...
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Lisa Kirshner Properties Announces Charitable Giving Program

Giving back to the communities in which we live is incredibly important to us at the Lisa Kirshner Properties team. We are thrilled to incorporate charitable giving as a crucial component of our business. Part of every commission we make goes to the charity of our clients’ choosing, in their n...
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Market Minute: What to Know About Culver City

Known for both its urban vibe and small-town charm, Culver City has quickly become one of the most sought-after places to put down roots in Los Angeles. The area offers a buzzing dining and social scene that has grown incredibly popular amongst young professionals who both live and work on the Wests...
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5 Quintessential Summertime Happenings in L.A.

Los Angeles may be 72° and sunny all year-round, but nothing compares to the relaxed and carefree mentality that summer affords. Whether you want to hit the beach, indulge in delicious eats or listen to music in a matchless al fresco setting, the opportunities for summertime activities are endle...
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Market Minute: What to Know About Pacific Palisades

Known as “where the mountains meet the sea,” Pacific Palisades is amongst the most affluent and sought-after locales in Los Angeles. Set upon three miles of bluffs between Santa Monica and Malibu, Pacific Palisades offers sweeping views of the surrounding mountainscape and pristine coast...
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The Local's Guide to L.A.'s True Weather Biomes

When you think of Los Angeles, what comes to mind? Likely beautiful weather and constant sunshine. But, because the city covers an impressive 469 square miles, it’s home to several different weather biomes—each with their own unique and varying climates. So, whether you’re currentl...
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A Guide to Investing & Renting in L.A.

Have you ever thought about buying a property to rent? If so, you’re amongst many Angelenos who are taking advantage of a hot market and looking to purchase real estate as an investment strategy. Before you move forward, here is some valuable information to help you navigate the real estate la...
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Market Minute: What to Know About Santa Monica

One of Los Angeles’ most sought-after coastal cities, Santa Monica boasts a prime setting just south of Pacific Palisades and north of Venice. Complete with affluent residential neighborhoods and unrivaled shopping areas, including Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica proves to be a peerless l...
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Market Minute: What to Know About Brentwood

Considered one of Los Angeles’ most coveted and affluent neighborhoods, Brentwood is the ultimate locale for families to put down roots. Home to seven private and two public schools, Brentwood consistently ranks among the city’s best school districts. The area is replete with expansive g...
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A Long-Awaited Revitalization of the L.A. River Begins

For well over a decade, the city of Los Angeles and its residents have been discussing and proposing plans to restore the LA. River. Years later, these plans are finally falling into place. The revitalization of this 51 mile concrete basin will undoubtedly beautify the city, introducing new park spa...
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This or That: Which Home Features are Important to L.A. Home Buyers

When Angelenos make the decision to start hunting for a home, they know what they want. Naturally, all buyers want good square footage, an attractive price and a home in a neighborhood that they love; but those desires are reflected nationwide and Angelenos are a unique breed. They love the outdoors...
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The Best L.A. Neighborhoods to Own a Dog

It’s simple, Angelenos are indeed dog lovers. Furry friends of every breed, size, color and shape are always happily strolling the streets of L.A. with their owners indulging in the pleasantries of dog life and unapologetically garnering attention. And, because of our undying love for dogs, we...
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How to Plan the Spring Staycation You Deserve

Planning vacations can be stressful—scheduling time off from work, booking flights, making reservations. That’s where staycations come in. Los Angeles is home to countless different environments, featuring hotels both boutique and grandiose, to satiate your vacation needs. In fact, one o...
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A Guide to Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles

Sustainable energy is a conversation that continues to grow. It seems each day we’re exploring more and more ways to maximize our natural resources—especially within the housing industry. And while solar energy has been a decade long discussion, it wasn’t until recently that it beg...
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The Price of L.A.'s Metro Line

Los Angeles is a city that has always welcomed change and, more often than not, has thrived on new developments. One of the most recent changes to affect the city has been L.A.’s Metro Line, and not just by virtue of that fact that it’s helping Angelenos get too and fro. In fact, home va...
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How the Tax Bill Will Impact the Housing Market in Los Angeles & Beyond

Politics aside, sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code have been signed into law; and as such, it’s important to educate ourselves as to how these changes will affect Los Angeles and the communities in which we live. While it may take a few years before experts can assess changes to the market ...
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A New Era in Los Angeles Real Estate Is Here

On January 1, an unprecedented and highly-anticipated event in Los Angeles real estate took place when my brokerage, Partners Trust, along with John Aaroe Group and Gibson International, joined forces with Pacific Union International, creating The Ultimate California Real Estate Company. While ...
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8 L.A. Ways to Experience Something New in the New Year

The new year marks a fresh opportunity to experience something both novel and exciting. If you wish to explore what’s new and exciting in and around L.A. as we delve into January, you’re in luck—this city is overflowing with fun happenings for the whole family, inclusive of cutting...
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Los Angeles Bids to be Future Home of Amazon’s Newest Campus

Books, gifts, groceries, gadgets, the essentials and the not so essentials. This is just a snapshot of the offerings that make e-commerce giant Amazon part of our daily lives. But the Seattle-based company may soon make itself present in more of a physical way, as it searches for a second home, pote...
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3 Westside Neighborhoods that Experienced Double-Digit Growth in 2017

Looking back at California’s housing market in 2017, we have seen a robust home price growth. In Los Angeles specifically, the median home price increase averaged 8 percent year-to-date through September 2017, as reported in Pacific Union’s first annual Los Angeles Real Estate and Econom...
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Watch: Los Angeles Economic Real Estate Forecast through 2020

I am excited to share details from the Los Angeles Real Estate Economic Forecast presented by Pacific Union, the brokerage Partners Trust merged with this past August. Lead by Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin, economist Selma Hepp and national real estate economist John Burns of John Burns Real ...
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How Millennials Could Disrupt the Housing Market in 2018

Within the third quarter of 2017, national homeownership has reached an auspicious 63.9%, which is the highest rate our country has seen since 2014. Yet, while many believe this increase is by reason of those 65 and older who boast a homeownership rate of 78.9%, a new and surprising age group is swi...
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Building LA: A Look At The City’s Changing Architecture and Design Playbook

Take a walk along L.A.’s astounding 75 miles of coastline or amid the bustling streets of DTLA and you’ll witness a bewildering architectural renaissance that is, undoubtedly, modifying the city in which we live. The future of L.A.’s urban landscape continues to be a topic of inter...
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The Best Family-Friendly California Holiday Getaways

As much as the holidays are best spent with family, they’re also a time to take advantage of vacation time, explore the unseen and adopt new traditions outside of your home. For those of us who wish to hit the road this holiday season, it’s nice to know that California is loaded with pla...
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Third Quarter 2017 Los Angeles Real Estate Market Report

It is my pleasure to introduce Partners Trust’s 2017 third quarter real estate market report. This quarter brought milestones for L.A. County’s real estate market and landmark events for Partners Trust.VIEW REPORTMarket AnalysisMany of the sales in L.A. this quarter spent significantly f...
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Daylight Saving: 8 Things To Do With An Extra Hour of Sleep

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, it’s time to turn back the clock and prepare for winter. Luckily, though, a Los Angeles winter doesn’t differ much from other seasons—aside from its bewildering sunsets. So, although we may lose an hour of sunlight in the evening, we gain an extra b...
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Helping Our Friends Affected by the Napa & Sonoma County Fires

The devastation of the Napa and Sonoma County fires left my team with heartache as we saw one of the country’s most popular wine regions, swept away by raging wildfires. Aside from escaping to this area to relax and enjoy life and wine, this place is home to our Northern California brokerage f...
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Trend Talk: 5 All Natural Home Trends Taking the Stage

Choosing what you love, regardless of what's in style, is always a respectable path to take in the world of design, yet incorporating decor that is on-trend will not only keep your space current and fresh but reward you if you’re considering selling your home. One recent emerging trend in...
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L.A. Home Prices Reach Record Highs

Chances are, you’ve heard about a shortage of homes in the California real estate market. Well, that shortage isn’t just happening here; it’s a nationwide trend, with the median home price rising exponentially in order to meet demand. Breaking Records in Los AngelesHow does this ...

Are You Prepared for a Big Los Angeles Earthquake?

Los Angeles is no stranger to earthquakes. Seismic activity happens daily, causing small tremors that most of us don’t even feel. But our city hasn’t seen a catastrophic quake since the Northridge Earthquake of 1994, and many have forgotten the hardship a “big one” can cause....
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Trend Talk: Vintage Charm Graces High End Modern Spaces

Modern architecturals, complete with simple, sleek and sophisticated interiors, have swiftly taken center stage within the Los Angeles real estate market. Now, more than ever, homebuyers are seeking newly-built homes to satiate a contemporary city lifestyle. Yet, while minimalism may be a significan...
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How China's Restrictions on Capital Outflow Impact CA Real Estate

Chinese buyers have a heavy hand in the U.S. real estate market. In fact, in the past four years, there has been a dramatic $30.8 billion rise in Chinese investments in U.S. property. On a state level, nonresident Chinese buyers of residential real estate comprise more than 50 percent of foreign non...

Who is Moving to Los Angeles - And Why?

 Year over year, Los Angeles has proven to be one of the most sought-after locales for both out-of-state and California homebuyers to set roots. Famed not only for its immaculate weather and vibrant culture, Los Angeles is likewise acclaimed for booming job and real estate markets that continue...

Four Quintessential Fall Activities Happening in Los Angeles

While some folks hear ‘fall” and think pumpkin spice everything and sweater weather, Angelenos know that we still have a few weeks of warm weather to enjoy. And although it’s not yet chilly, the mood around town certainly changes; beach days get a little shorter and events shift. S...

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