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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 Evolution of the Hollywood Park Casino


In recent months, the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been felt across virtually every industry. Across Los Angeles, the restaurant industry was arguably the hardest hit due to stay-at-home orders, but the gaming industry has also suffered from a decline in revenue and a loss of clientele. One of the major casinos in LA that have undergone massive changes is the Hollywood Park Casino. It opened in 1994, and has recently been upgraded to a more modern design, welcoming new members to its renovated doors in 2016. While its original racetrack complex was shut down in 2013, the Hollywood Park complex is going to be supplemented by the opening of the new SoFi Stadium, home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League.

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Where You Can Donate to Support the Black Community & the National Movement

Support the Black community and the Black Lives Matter movement by donating to these legal aid groups, bail funds, memorials, social services, and more. Highlights and favorites of ours and a long list organized by subject and type of cause can be found below.

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Thousands March in Los Angeles for All Black Lives Matter Protest

An estimated 30,000 Angelenos marched for Sunday, June 14th’s All Black Lives Matter protest. This event was a show of support for the racial justice movement in general and for the LGBTQ+ Black community in particular. The anti-racism solidarity march stretched from Hollywood to West Hollywood. West Hollywood was originally was set to host the LA Pride Parade, as it has every year since 1970, before it was canceled due to the coronavirus.

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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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Highlights from Palm Springs Modernism Week 2020

As heavy rains sweep Los Angeles and Southern California and many of us are hunkering down at home because of the coronavirus, let’s take a look back on sunnier, more celebratory times. In February, the city of Palm Springs held its annual Modernism Week, now in its 15th year. Ten days of mid-century modern mania: house tours, architectural talks, ’50s cooking demonstrations, presentations, films, live music, art shows, and nightly parties. The Hollywood Home was lucky enough to snag quite a few tickets to some of the most popular special events. Take a look below for dozens of photos from Modernism Week, information about some of the area’s most famous residences, and insider information so you can start planning ahead for next year’s sure-to-sell-out annual love letter to all things modernism.

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Hollywood Bowl 2020 Lineup: Brandi Carlile, Herbie Hancock, Janelle Monáe, Cynthia Erivo, The B-52s, & more!

The Hollywood Bowl just announced its upcoming season, so you can start planning your nights of music under the stars today. There’s nothing like summer in Los Angeles, and there’s no better place to experience it than the Bowl. Read on for the Hollywood Bowl’s 2020 lineup. Highlights include The Beach Boys, Sheryl Crow, Maxwell, and so many more. See you at the Bowl this summer!

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A Preview of Palm Springs Modernism Week 2020

Modernism Week returns to Palm Springs Thursday, February 13th through Sunday, February 23rd. It’s no coincidence the annual event, which attracts thousands from around the world, is occurring on Valentine’s Day weekend this year. Modernism Week is an absolute love letter to the desert city of Palm Springs. It’s the city’s signature celebration of all things mid-century modern: architecture, food and wine, style and design, vintage Hollywood, culture, and so much more. There will be home tours of Palm Spring’s most architecturally significant houses, talks with experts, designers, and architects, film screenings, live music, drag bingo, cooking demonstrations and special atomic age-themed dinners and other culinary events, dancing, and, if the weather forecast holds, plenty of sun.

While Modernism Week is always an extraordinarily popular event for Palm Springs, there are still plenty of shows that still have tickets available. Yes, Charles Phoenix’s Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour sold out months ago, we’ve highlighted some of our most anticipated events below and there are still dozens of others available to choose from. We’ll be staying at the recently remodeled and just opened Les Cactus boutique hotel in the city’s Warm Sands neighborhood, but a cursory glance online shows there are still dozens of rooms and rentals available, or, with events scheduled throughout the day and into the evening, Modernism Week also makes the perfect day trip from Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego.

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The Best Academy Awards Viewing Parties in Los Angeles 2020

The Academy Awards are this Sunday which, if you are reading this, means you are either a) attending the Oscars or b) deciding on what you will be serving during your Oscar party or c) wondering where you could go to watch the Oscars with a friend or ten. Below I’ve highlighted the best options in Los Angeles, from Santa Monica to Los Feliz, where the 92nd Oscars will air on the big (or sometimes little) screen and bottles of champagne will be popping.

Joker leads the 2020 field with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917 and The Irishman received 10 nods each. The rest of the Best Picture nominees include Ford v Ferrari (4 nominations), Jojo Rabbit (6), Little Women (6), Marriage Story (6), and Parasite (6). Who is your favorite to win in the acting awards? Could Parasite potentially upset frontrunners 1917, The Irishman, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and take the top prize?

Viewing parties across the city invite you to make your predictions, sip an Oscar-themed cocktail, and join the global audience of viewers as the winners are announced.

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The Best Events in Los Angeles This January – 2020!!!

Happy New Year, Los Angeles! As ever, our great city is filled with many amazing events and things to do in January 2020 including ice skating, star gazing, Photo L.A., the Women’s March, a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day concert, and so much more. Check out all the events in Los Angeles you won’t want to miss this January!

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