Can security deposit be used to pay final month’s rent?

Q&A Can security deposit be used to pay final month’s rent? By ANKY VAN DEURSEN Real Estate Business Landlords are not obligated to use security deposit funds for the final month’s rent Question: I recently bought my first home, so I will be giving a termination notice to my landlord soon. My security deposit is […]


A train car at Bagley Avenue in Palms via Steve Hymon/Metro It wasn’t a ghost train you saw cruising through the Westside this week. It was a genuine Expo Line car running along a pathway that hasn’t seen commuter traffic since 1953. The folks at the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority are in testing mode. A […]

Bob & Dolores Hope Estate Toluca Lake

After over 70 years, the breathtaking 5+ acre estate treasured by Bob and Dolores Hope hits the market. This gracious estate was designed in 1939 by celebrity architect Robert Finkelhor who also built houses for Barbara Stanwyck, and Zeppo and Harpo Marx. The estate was redone in the ‘50s by the master of Hollywood Regency […]

Southland housing market mellows as sales fall, price growth slows

The Southern California housing market took a step back last month, as home sales fell and price gains slowed. But homeowners shouldn’t despair and would-be buyers might even rejoice, analysts say. The slowdown signals a housing market that is continuing to normalize, potentially helping more middle-class families purchase homes as the economy improves. After years […]

By Jeff Russell Real Estate | November 14th, 2014 | Uncategorized

$60 Million Will Get this Pasadena Real Estate the Makeover Of Its Dreams

Pasadena real estate in the highest of high-end neighborhoods will probably cap off at about just under $1 million.  Lots of homes for sale in Pasadena come with a beautiful age and sturdy bones. I see amazingly adept and real estate savvy investors at open houses in pasadena all the time who are more than […]

By Jeff Russell Real Estate | August 21st, 2014 | Uncategorized

4 Must-See Pasadena Sites of Interest

Owners of Pasadena real estate are usually making a long term buying decision. Sure, the city of Pasadena is the best place in the sunshine state for buying a home for your family. With quaint period architecture, history and a thriving community culture, Pasadena has everything a starting family needs for a comfortable living. But […]

7413 Coastal View Drive, Los Angeles CA 90045

One West Bluff home for sale: 7413 Coastal View Drive Perched above Playa Del Rey in one of the most exclusive enclaves located in the One Westbluff community you will find 7413 Coastal View Drive. A magnificent Mediterranean villa offering panoramic Ocean, City and Mountain Views. 7413 Coastal View Drive is luxury and modern living at […]