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Millennials Inability to Afford A Home In Los Angeles

According to an article this month in Bloomberg Business, Millennials in Los Angeles earn approximately $45,000 less per year than they would need to afford a median priced home in Los Angeles County.  In fact, according to Bloomberg, the average Millennial in 13 different cities in the United States cannot afford to purchase a home. The article raises interesting questions regarding the future of the housing market in Los Angeles.  Currently, the real estate market in Los Angeles appears to be doing quiet well.  We have seen an uptick in the type of lawsuits associated with co-owners wanting to cash in on their interest in real estate, including partition lawsuits, purchase and sale disputes, and attempts to quiet title to any encumbrances that can prevent

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Bizarre Real Estate Dispute

A few days ago we posted an article regarding Mark Zuckerberg’s rather bizarre real estate dispute with the person who had an interest in buying the property behind Zuckerberg’s personal residence.  Here is a link to the article on we posted on LinkedIn.  The subject matter of this lawsuit is interesting because it involves an effort by a public person to maintain their privacy at their personal home and the high cost to do so. Zach SchorrMore Posts – Website Follow Me:

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Mansionization in Los Angeles

There was an interesting article in the Los Angeles Times this morning about mansionization in Glendale.  This is not a new issue as we are now seeing this issue reported on a very frequent basis.  Different cities have been passing ordinances regulating the tear down and rebuild process.   The Los Angeles City Council is also taking up the issue. It creates an interesting issue where builders are purchasing old homes, knocking them down only to build new larger homes.  The lack of empty lots in Los Angeles surely contributes to this phenomenon. Our Los Angeles based real estate attorneys really strive to track all topical real estate issues in Los Angles so that when a new issue arises we are well position to now

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Zachary Schorr Attorney – Analyzing Real Estate Trends

This post is by Zachary Schorr, Attorney: Every year I like to examine the real estate trends we are seeing in real estate litigation in Southern California.   In December 2015 Schorr Law will have been in existence for 10 years.  Over those ten years we have been fortunate, through hard work and tenacity to achieve remarkable results for our clients.  These results including, among other things, a $4.6 million dollar judgment for our clients, an adverse possession win following trial valued at over $2 million, and several jury trial wins – including one win where we received a unanimous jury verdict on all claims. In these past ten years we have seen the most prevalent types of dispute change based on the real estate

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Real Estate Prices Continue to Rise in Southern California

As experienced Southern California real estate lawyers we are always watching the market for current market trends.  In today’s Los Angeles Times there was an interesting article regarding the continued rise in real estate prices from a year to year perspective.   As prices continue to rise we see more and more litigation on the forecast.  The most common litigation we see from a residential perspective are purchase and sale disputes. Zach SchorrMore Posts – Website Follow Me:

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Rents On The Rise

This morning, in the Los Angeles Times’ business section there was a good discussion of residential rents being on the rise in Southern California.  According to the article, there is a housing shortage for rentals – more demand than supply.  As real estate lawyers practicing throughout Southern California we frequently see all types of disputes.   With an increased demand for housing there tends to be an increase in litigation.  We find that the better the market (the higher the prices both for rent and for purchases and sales) the more tensions rise and litigation ensues. It is important to always keep in mind that price should not always be the determinative factor in a relationship between landlord and tenants.  A good tenant at a

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Rising Real Estate Prices = More Partitions in Los Angeles

In the last six months there is no doubt that real estate prices have steadily risen throughout Southern California and Los Angeles.  As a result, we are seeing more ownership disputes.  The most common disputes are partition disputes.  Partition is the court aided process whereby a co-tenant forces the sale of real property when the other co-tenant does not want to sell.  There are very few defenses to a partition dispute, but each case is different.  For example, our attorneys recently successfully defended a partition lawsuit brought by a co-tenant tenant in common by proving that the co-tenant had adversely possessed the property. With any partition dispute it is important to remember that the parties are generally (absent available defenses) advised to agree on a

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Real Estate Prices Rise Along With Real Estate Litigation

The Los Angeles Times had an interesting article on the rising real estate prices across Southern California. It showed Los Angeles prices up about 16%. In our years of practice of real estate litigation, while we certainly never see a slow down on real estate disputes we are seeing return of the equity fight. The equity fight is the fight amongst co-owners of real estate over equity in the property. These fights (legal battles) were quite common during the real estate bubble. The claims typically range from partition, ouster, quiet title and even constructive trust theories. The real estate attorneys at Schorr Law have years of experience in all of these disputes and offer a very aggressive yet cost effective approach to litigation and arbitration.

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Zachary D. Schorr has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers (Rising Stars) list for attorneys in Real Estate for 5 straight years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. In 2016 he was also included as one of the top 100 lawyers in Southern California in this category. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

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