Today's blog post marks the beginning of a new series we'll be doing where we'll tell you everything you need to know about duplexes in Los Angeles. We're choosing to shine a spotlight on this type of property because although they're sometimes overlooked as an option, they can be the ideal choice for prospective owners, investors, and renters. These properties are less expensive than a single-family home, so they're great for the renter or owner who wants the feeling of an SFR, but can't quite afford that yet.  If you're considering getting into real estate investing, starting off with a duplex is a great way to get your feet wet without taking on the responsibility of a multi-unit building.

Los Angeles has an abundance of duplexes throughout the…

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In just a few short days on June 15th, East Hollywood along with the rest of California will have the go-ahead to completely reopen again. It's been a long 15 months in lockdown, and as we step back out into society you'll notice how much has changed during that time, and IET Real Estate is no exception!

Over the last few months, we've been working on improving our website's look, functionality, and content. It's important to us to provide the best user experience possible and to serve as a trusted source of real estate information and community news. Be sure to click around the new site, bookmark us, and check back often so you can stay up-to-date on what's going on in the East Hollywood market.

If you're looking to buy or sell a home in the…

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Last July, tennis champion Serena Williams finally moved into her dream home that had been five years in the making. Located just north of Miami, she lives within easy driving distance of her parents as well as her sister Venus, who also took the reigns of designing the house. Just as Serena has taken up creative pursuits by starting a fashion brand, Venus pivoted from tennis and now owns V-Starr, her world-class design firm.

Under Venus's direction, the 14,500 square foot Spanish-Mediterranean style was fully gutted and renovated into a modern, sleek, and sprawling oasis.  

Serena wanted a home that was both luxurious and welcoming. Venus describes her sister as fun-loving and carefree and it was her goal to design a space that reflected her…

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Los Angeles restaurants have been struggling to survive since the beginning of the pandemic and women-owned businesses are being disproportionately affected. The National Bureau of Economic Research reported a 25% drop in the number of women business owners last year, a decline they classified as "unprecedented." 

In response to this crisis, a group of women who own Los Angeles restaurant and hospitality businesses came together to form the charitable organization RE:Her. Its mission is to advance women in the industry and provide them with mentorship, grants, and resources. 

To kick-off 2021, they've organized "10 Days RE:Her," their first virtual food festival which will include special take-out menus from over 100 restaurants across the…

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The Los Angeles housing market has been booming despite the pandemic, but now that coronavirus cases are surging in the area, you might be wary about moving right now. Although LA County is under lockdown, you're still allowed to tour houses for sale provided that everyone adheres to some precautions set in place by the government. However, once the sale has been made and it's time to move, it's up to you to know how to do so safely. 

Should you risk missing out on this seller's market or stay put for several more months? We can't tell you what's right for you and your family, but we can give you some tips on how to maintain your safety and sanity while moving during Los Angeles's coronavirus spike. 

Plan Ahead and Start Early

Planning ahead…

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Due to COVID-19, refinance eligibility rules for homeowners with a loan forbearance have temporarily changed for government-backed mortgages. To alleviate some of the confusion, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released an FAQ section on their website, that will be updated as new information becomes available. To learn more about eligibility and options, check out this blog from IET Capital.

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This New Year's Eve in Los Angeles, there will be no swanky parties to attend or fancy restaurant reservations to get dressed up for. Even though the holiday looks very different in 2020, that doesn't mean you shouldn't find a way to celebrate in whatever small way you can. Getting some indulgent take-out always makes an evening a little more fun, so consider ordering from one of our favorite Los Angeles restaurants on the east side that are open on New Year's Eve. 

Little Dom's 

This year, the Los Feliz neighborhood institution is open with specials for NYE and New Year's Day.  On NYE, choose from dishes like lobster spaghettoni or short rib with saffron risotto. On New Year's Day, they're offering a dish with black-eyed peas and collard…

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I wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.

Luckily, 2020 is almost over, and though it’s been a difficult year for everyone, the LA real estate market has continued to thrive. So if you’re considering a move in 2021, don’t hesitate to reach out and we can discuss any concerns you have over buying or selling a home during the pandemic. You can also email us or gives us a call at (323) 412-9060. 

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Built in 1911, this 5BR/2BA hasn't been updated or maintained in several years, making it a fantastic investor opportunity. Located on a nice street in Mid-Wilshire, the area is extremely walkable. Plus, with the backyard space and close proximity to LAUSD schools, this could be the perfect home for a young family once it's gotten a makeover.

If you're interested in this fixer-upper, check out our listing for more information and to schedule a showing.

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On December 2nd, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that we would be returning to a "safer-at-home" order, similar to the order that was enacted at the beginning of the pandemic in March. The basic rule being Los Angelinos must stay in their homes unless they're doing something "essential." During that time, in-person property showings were suspended for a couple of months, and these appointments went virtual. Now that we're under a stricter lock-down than we've had since the summer, are private, in-person property showings in Los Angeles banned?

Despite the name of this lockdown order being the same as the strictest mandate we've had so far, this one is more lenient and includes many contradictions: you're not allowed to spend time with…

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