Local Tips
Local Tips

Find a Home in Los Angeles

With its gorgeous climate, stunning scenery and general way of life, Los Angeles is a popular destination for those looking to move somewhere exciting! Full to the brim with diversity and plenty of fun things to see, do and even be, it's not difficult to know why so many people want to make America's second largest city their home.


With its gorgeous climate, stunning scenery and general way of life, Los Angeles is a popular destination for those looking to move somewhere exciting! Full to the brim with diversity and plenty of fun things to see, do and even be, it’s not difficult to know why so many people want to make America’s second largest city their home.

However, with all this popularity comes complications when it comes to finding a home. Because so many people want to live in the beautiful city, good properties can be hard to come by. If this is a problem you’re facing, Domobase can help.

Find a Home in Los Angeles

In order to find a great home in Los Angeles, whether you’re thinking of renting or buying, there are a few tips you can follow to make the process easier, and get everything sorted quickly.

Research
This is perhaps our number one most mentioned tip when it comes to looking for property in big cities, but it’s absolutely essential. LA is made up of a large number of neighbourhoods, some big, and some small. Some you’ll want to live in, and others you’ll want to avoid at all costs. Do your research, and visit the city a few times before deciding where you’ll want to live. It’s not all shopping, beaches and glamour.

When renting, understand the market
This isn’t quite so relevant for those of you looking to buy, since that has a lot of legal ramifications, but if you’re looking to rent: heads up! The rental market in LA can be a little old-school, if you’re looking online for vacancies, sure you’ll find some, but you might be better off scouting the area you’re looking to move to for advertisements on the properties themselves. Furthermore, rental properties disappear quickly in LA, so if you want one you need to get up in there and ask for it. Definitely don’t beat around the bush!

On your marks, get set…
If you think we’re joking, think again. Remember what we said about properties disappearing quickly? Making sure you’re ready to put your deposit down, hand over all your paperwork and get moved in is essential to finding somewhere at least decent to live in LA, particularly for the rental market.

For buying, as we’ve mentioned, there are the legal ramifications to think about so things won’t be moving quite so quickly. You renters, though, make sure you have everything ready as soon as you start looking for a property.

So, to sum everything up: be ready at a moment’s notice, make sure you know your neighbourhoods, and move quickly. Definitely look online for property, but don’t be afraid to head into the neighbourhood you’d like to move to and have a look around in person, too. Good luck!

Real estate, redefined

No matter the city you would like to move to, we can make the dream a reality. If you would like to be connected with the finest Real Estate Agents and Landlords with next to no effort, Domobase can do this for you! All you need to do is fill in your details, or link up your social media profile, and let us know where you’d like to live. We do the rest. Los Angeles, here we come!


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.