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Buying and Selling in Los Angeles During Coronavirus

Thinking it might be time to begin shopping for a home? Or selling your current one? But, maybe, like so many would-be house hunters and home sellers out there in Los Angeles right now you have concerns and questions about how Covid-19 has affected the real estate market and how to stay safe and healthy during the home buying and selling process.

The real estate market essentially all but disappeared after the stay-at-home orders in March, and has since slowly, but surely, made a big comeback. Today, in Los Angeles, homes are selling faster than ever before. In fact, the week ending August 1 saw homes selling eight days faster than the same week in 2019. Experts in the industry say changing changing needs during the pandemic and low interest rates have remarkably driven homebuyers to rush to the market. After staying home for months in 2020, many first time home buyers decided it was time for them to take the home ownership journey, while many current owners realized they needed a bigger home, a larger yard, an additional dwelling unit, or that they missed their friends and family back home.

But house hunting might look very different than it did before the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Here are a few changes and surprises to anticipate if you are planning to buy or sell during Covid-19 era, which may last into 2021 and beyond.

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The Best Restaurants for Takeout & Delivery in Los Angeles Right Now

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After a month of stay-at-home orders requiring restaurants to shut their dining rooms, many of them are scrambling to stay afloat. Many restaurants across the city are now offering delivery and takeout to comply with social distancing measures. The local places on this list have special promotions, meal kits, discounted wines, and much more. Other restaurants have become de facto grocery stores, selling dry goods, produce, flour by the pound, handmade pasta, toilet paper, masks, and prepared meals that only need to be thrown in an oven.

We’ve highlighted a handful of restaurants, organized by neighborhood, currently offering either grocery and pantry items or full fledged pre-made meals on their delivery and take-out menus.

And skip the third party apps and order straight from the restaurant/market when possible so you save on extra charges and more of your hard earned dollars go directly to support the restaurant directly. It’s a great way to support your favorite restaurant during these challenging times.

Please note: Things can change quickly. Be sure to look at the restaurant’s website or social media to see what’s on offer right now. We will continue to update this list with new restaurants we have tried and enjoyed.

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COVID-19 in Los Angeles: How You Can Help

Coronavirus is affecting the way of life for everyone in Los Angeles. Disruptions in work, travel, and our daily routines have pushed us to rethink about what it means to be a good friend and neighbor. Fortunately, residents all over Los Angeles County are rising to the challenge and standing with their community to protect those who are most vulnerable. The first and most important way you can help is, as you’ve heard, to stay home as much as possible and continue to slow the spread of the virus. Second, if you can, please skip your trip to the grocery store this week (April 6 – 11). During a press conference on Monday afternoon, LA County public health director Barbara Ferrer urged residents to stay home this week if at all possible, foregoing any shopping trips or any needs to leave the house in an effort to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus. “If you have enough supplies in your home, this would be the week to skip shopping all together,” said Ferrer.

Other than that, there are plenty of other ways you can help, whether it’s supporting the California Community Foundation’s Covid-19 LA County Response Fund, giving blood at your local Red Cross, assembling hygiene kits for your local shelter, or simply calling or texting elderly friends, family, and neighbors to make sure they’re okay. If you know any seniors in need of assistance or a meal, LA County has 180 meal sites available for seniors and other services.

Working together we will stop the spread of COVID-19.

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The Latest Coronavirus Restrictions on Beaches, Hiking Trails, Parks, & Recreation

On Monday morning, the city of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and other civic agencies announced new restrictions on movements due to the coronavirus outbreak. They took the actions amid concerns over people continuing to use trails, beaches, and parks despite orders to stay home when possible and to practice social distancing. Read on for the new closures and bans and what they could mean for Angelenos over the next few weeks or months.

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