Keeping Your Car Safe From Electronic Thieves

I originally wrote this post in June of 2016. Over the years, I’ve continued to point people to this post as they continue to post on NextDoor that they can’t believe they left their car door unlocked….

Last week, I started keeping my car keys in the freezer, and I may be at the forefront of a new digital safety trend.

From Osage to Kentwood, our neighbors have been reporting that their cars are being broken into, even though there are no outward signs of the breakin.

Law enforcement’s response? “Surely you must have forgotten to lock your car.”

As usual, the bad guys are miles ahead of law enforcement.

Turns out that for less than $100, a creep on a bike can can pull your door handle and your car will obediently call out for its key. While generally your car will only call out for a couple of feet, there is a cheap device available that will amplify the call significantly further.

If you’re like me and your key is 50′ away on the kitchen counter, this is bad news for the expensive sneakers I keep in my trunk.

So, what to do? Apparently keeping your keys in the freezer is one answer. I bought one of these instead.

I eventually got tired of wrestling my fob in and out of that little bag and upgraded to a box I could slip my whole purse into.

MLS Alerts For 90045


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Westchester-Playa del Rey Community Plan Update

Our Community Plan is in process for a long overdue update, but will it matter?

What Is A City Plan?

The City of Los Angeles is a massive area and to help manage land use policy decisions, the city is divided into 35 community plan areas.

Each Community Plan establishes goals and policies to guide land use and development within each plan area. Plan maps identify where uses such as jobs, housing and open space will be located. Continue reading “Westchester-Playa del Rey Community Plan Update”

LMU Baseball Player Cassidy Brown Living The Dream

This week Team Living90045 welcomes a particularly special guest post from Catherine Galanti. Would you like to write for us? More info here.

Living90045's LMU reporter Catherine Galanti interviews LMU baseball grad Cassidy Brown about his first year playing professional baseball.The 2017 MLB Amateur Draft marks an exciting event for MLB fans, staff and prospective players. This week, the best high school and college players from around the country were selected to begin their professional careers in the organizations of major league teams. Did you miss it? No worries! I had the chance to get an inside look at what the draft is really like. Continue reading “LMU Baseball Player Cassidy Brown Living The Dream”

Hearts Like Lions – LMU’s Baseball Season Comes To A Close

This week Team Living90045 welcomes a particularly special guest post from Catherine Galanti. Would you like to write for us? More info here.

For the Loyola Marymount baseball program, 2017 was full of highs and lows, but mostly highs. The team finished 38-18 overall, with a 20-7 conference record tying them with Gonzaga and BYU to share the WCC title. This is a title the Lions hadn’t taken home since the 2000 season. LMU was expected to finish seventh in a conference of ten, but battled to the top. The Lions were nationally ranked, then stumbled, then climbed back to claim the #27 spot in the country. They went almost undefeated in series play, going 11-1-1. All this is in addition to the first perfect game in program-and conference- history. Continue reading “Hearts Like Lions – LMU’s Baseball Season Comes To A Close”

The Scoop! This Week’s 90045 Real Estate News In Review

90045 Real Estate News This Week

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90045 real estate news – 48 listings are active on the market today in 90045  (↓ from last our last report)

48 listings are in escrow (↑) and 22 of those listings in escrow will take back-up offers (↑)

90045 Real Estate News, westchester real estate, 90045 home valuation, westchester real estate expert Tracy Thrower ConyersThere are 5 active residential income properties for sale today in 90045 (↑) , with 0 pending and 1 taking back-up.

8 properties (↓3) are available for residential lease in 90045, ranging in price from $2350 to $7995

90045 Real Estate News – Homes for sale by price

$500K to $1M $1M to $2M $2M+

90045 Real Estate News – Homes for sale by bedroom count

2 bedrooms 3 bedrooms 4 bedrooms 5+ bedrooms


Tracy’s Favorite 90045 Listings This Week

7560 Cowan Avenue $1,099,000

Looking for a project? This property is an opportunity to buy a 8298′ foot lot in the highly desirable North Kentwood for just a smidge over $1M. This large lot can easily accommodate a 5-6 bedroom executive home and I can help connect you with local contractors and other trades vendors. Drop me a note to tour.

7318 W. 88th Place $999,000

This is a small property on a decent-sized lot in West Westchester. It is a probate sale and the court date to approve a sale is coming up on June 5th. From the photos, it appears that the previous owner started renovations. It’s possible that you might be able to live in this property for now and renovate later, adding square footage. Not sure that this property will go as high as its list price, especially as it appears there are also foreclosure complications. Who wants to investigate further? We need to move quickly. The location is great! Drop me a note to tour.

Recent Sales In 90045

354 homes have sold in the last year in 90045. 33 of those closed in the last 30 days (4 condos/29 houses).

90045 Price & DOM Stats At A Glance

Please note that these stats are only available
from the MLS for the previous month. Please also
note that the number in parentheses is the previous
month’s numbers. Click the link for the full 3-yr
trend chart. Please also note that the numbers
below, as well as the trend lines, are on a 12-mo.
rolling average. Actual numbers may vary slightly.
Contact me with questions.

Median Sales Price – April

All Homes (inc’g condos)


All Single Family Residences (SFR)


2 Bedroom Homes (SFR)


3 Bedroom Homes (SFR)


4+ Bedroom Homes (SFR)


Median Sales Price/Ft – February

All Homes (inc’g condos)

$621/sq ft
(621/sq ft)

All Single Family Residences (SFR)

$641/sq ft
(641/sq ft)

2 Bedroom Homes (SFR)

$710/sq ft
(708/sq ft)

3 Bedroom Homes (SFR)

$674/sq ft
(674/sq ft)

4+ Bedroom Homes (SFR)

$576/sq ft
(573/sq ft)

Median Days On Market – February

All Homes (inc’g condos)


All Single Family Residences (SFR)


2 Bedroom Homes (SFR)


3 Bedroom Homes (SFR)


4+ Bedroom Homes (SFR)


90045 Trendlines

90045 Median Sales Price (last 3 years, single family)
90045 Median Sales Price/Sq. Ft. (last 3 years, single family)
90045 Median Days On Market (last 3 years, single family)
90045 Inventory Months Supply (last 3 years, single family)

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