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As a complimentary service, we are providing up-to-date residential real estate news via BankRate along with today's residential mortgage rates (located on the right side of this page) and commercial real estate news for the Los Angeles County area via Costar Comps, Inc. (located below).

Today's Rates:

Mtg Loan    Rate  APR
30-yr Fixed3.8%3.92%
15-yr Fixed3.09%3.25%
1-yr Adj2.38%2.95%
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Mission Oaks Corp Ctr Sells for $54.5M
12/9/2014 7:10 PM
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12/17/2014 3:55 AM
ACF Property Management, Inc. sold the Baldwin Park Towne Center at 14510 Baldwin Park Towne Ctr in Baldwin Park, CA to Gershman Properties LLC for $12.7 million, or about $523 per square foot. The property is a 24,262-square-foot retail building that is 100 percent occupied to multiple tenants including Gamestop, Verizon, and Fantastic Sams. ...Read More
Seaside Village Shopping Center Sells for $5.8M
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South Hills Plaza Sold for $20.7M
12/16/2014 8:00 PM
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12/16/2014 1:53 AM
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CBRE Secures Financing for Parklands Apartments
12/16/2014 1:12 AM
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12/15/2014 7:54 PM
Rexford Industrial, a Southern California-based real estate investment trust, acquired the industrial building at 220-240 W. Ivy Ave. in Inglewood, CA from MK Realty Associates for $5.9 million, or about $128 per square foot. The industrial building delivered in 1981 on 2.3 acres in the LAX Airport submarket. It features 50 parking spaces, 38 do...Read More
Investor Acquires Grand Ave Industrial
12/16/2014 6:58 AM
Local investors acquired the industrial building at 1314-1320 S. Grand Ave. in Los Angeles, CA for $3.08 million, or about $346 per square foot, from a family trust. The 8,900-square-foot industrial building was constructed in 1915 on 0.2 acres in Los Angeles County. The property features four ground-level doors and 12-foot clear heights. Ji...Read More
OTX Logistics Signs 186,000-SF Lease
12/10/2014 1:43 AM
OTX Logistics, Inc. has signed a six-year lease for 186,800 square feet of industrial space at 16012-16030 Arthur St. in Cerritos, CA. The third-party logistics provider will take occupancy of 64% of the vacant building in the fourth quarter 2014. The 290,000-square-foot war...Read More

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