The Price of Modernism

By Michael Aushenker After World War II, the Mid-Century architectural movement known as Modernism thrived in Southern California, where famous practitioners of the school designed houses that interplayed with surrounding nature and defied the cookie-cutter format of suburbia. Many of the most iconic Modernist houses still cling to the hills overlooking the San Fernando Valley…. Keep reading

Area Home Sales Fall, Lack of “Affordable Inventory” and Higher Interest Rates Blamed

By Brian Day with David Cross Analysts are reporting a downturn in Southern California home sales, but the owner of a major Pasadena real estate firm says he isn’t losing any sleep over it. Los Angeles County sales have tumbled by 8.5 percent below last year’s results, according to a report released Thursday by Irvine-based… Keep reading

Pasadena’s Podley Properties Bought by deasy penner podley

By Brian Day with David Cross The local real estate industry is undergoing a remodel with the purchase of Pasadena-based Podley Properties by another local firm, deasy penner podley. Podley Properties owner and founder Bill Podley said while he’s enjoyed building his company, the time has come to hand over the reins. “I’m in a… Keep reading

Deasy/Penner’s Mike Deasy Ranked As One of Hollywood’s Top 30 Real Estate Agents

By Peter Kiefer THR’s annual report on the pros making the biggest sales, including L.A.’s first-ever 10-figure listing. You hear it in their voices, in the measured words that THR’s top real estate agents use to describe the shift in L.A.’s gravity-defying market. It’s not that the party is over, but the lights are being… Keep reading

How to ditch vibe-crushers that could give potential buyers the creeps

By Valli Herman Whether it’s an off-putting odor, kitschy decor or questionable artwork, a good real estate agent knows how to disappear such sale-killers for potential buyers without offending the home seller. If professional staging isn’t an option, real estate agents are left to tell clients, delicately, how to literally and figuratively hide the dirty… Keep reading