Marina del Rey, which means "Harbor of the King" in Spanish, is a city located between Santa Monica and Los Angeles International Airport. However, it is unincorporated in Los Angeles County. The Marina is well-known for its luxury boats and pleasure crafts but also for its Fisherman's village, which is a big mall on the waterfront. The harbor is the largest man-made for small crafts in the United States.
The American real estate market has suffered from an important crisis, due to seizure of properties. This phenomenon had a huge consequence on prices, which plummeted. Therefore, investing in a property in L.A. is currently a safe investment and is interesting as the market benefits from favorable conditions.
Besides, the American population is mobile and often changes its accommodations. The law is particularly secured for financial backers and the American system is based on MLS (Multiple Listing System) which gathers all properties on sale, which is a guaranty of ease to find one.
Thanks to a nice economic expansion, Los Angeles enjoys a large and diversified property portfolio with competitive prices for a city such vibrant, enormous and sunny. All in all, this area is a real heaven for owners and real estate investors.
Thanks to its multicultural aspects, Los Angeles is a global city which constantly attracts show business celebrities, fashion leaders, wealthy tourists as well as powerful financial people who are looking for an upscale quality of life, in a magnificent green oasis where are gathered culture, entertainment, glamor and leading-edge technology.
"Before any investment, the potential buyer will have to contact a professional of the real estate sector. The latter will need his client's passport and other administrative and bank documents to testify his identity and his solvency. The buying process is really fast (around one month). You do not need to have the American citizenship nor the famous Green card but you are required to provide a social security number (SSN), which is obligatory to fill in the tax return (that is only $100 for a property).
Besides, it is highly recommended to purchase an insurance regarding the ownership title in order to be secured in case of potential recording error. "
From June to August, summers are particularly sunny and hot because of Santa Ana, a warm and dry wind that creates heatwaves. Therefore, temperatures can sometimes reach 35 degrees.
The period from April to November is generally one of the best periods of the year to visit Los Angeles as temperatures are pleasant. Spring is also the period with shorter visitor queues and lower prices. However, between April and May, there is a "June Gloom" phenomenon (also called "May Grey") which corresponds to a thick fog that appears at dawn and persists until midday.
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate, Los Angeles has a sweet climate throughout the year. Winters are mild and slightly rainy. Temperature scarcely drop below 10 degrees during the period from December to March.
Also called "Mother's Beach" because it enjoys wading areas, this relaxing beach is a popular place for families as there is no big wave and amazing playgrounds for kids. Besides, it is a safe spot because lifeguards keep a close watch on bathers. It is also possible to rent a kayak or to go rowing thanks to the L.A. Rozing Club, located on the eastern part of the beach. There are plenty of nice restaurants and lots of parking spots nearby.
This magnificent park offers one of the best view points on the city. It opened in 1972 and is the perfect place, with its outdoor facilities, to go jogging, to watch the sunset or just enjoy a leisurely picnic. This peaceful park was named in honor of the Father of the Marina, who was also a former L.A. County Supervisor, Burton W. Chace. Throughout the year, there are various events organized in the park such as "Discover Marina del Rey" program which provides information about the city, summer concerts, movie nights, fireworks, Boat Show Festivals or even bird watching programs.
This is a big complex with a waterfront shopping center, a lighthouse, tourist attractions and a commercial boat anchorage. It is at the core of a huge renovation and redevelopment project to make it a regional destination for everyone because the place suffered from a decline of visitors in the last decades. The aim is the now focus on water activities. This New England style fishing village hosts live music concerts, restaurants, stores, cruises, boat and bicycle rentals and even a nightclub.
The second most populous city in the US, Los Angeles is spread over a very diversified geographical area. Mainly a desert basin, the area is surrounded by the San Gabriel Mountains and divided by the Santa Monica Mountains.
The climate of Southern California has often been described as ""perfect"" and for good reasons. Most days are sunny and warm, with delicious ocean breezes in summer. Moisture is low with little rain. In fact, there are no unpleasant seasons in Los Angeles.
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