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By Heather Paul | Agent in Santa Monica, CA
  • Playa Vista New Homes-Brand New Home Community By The Beach

    Posted Under: General Area in Playa Vista, Home Buying in Playa Vista, In My Neighborhood in Playa Vista  |  January 19, 2014 9:37 PM  |  152 views  |  No comments

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    Ready to Make a Move? ABrand New Luxury Home Community in Los Angeles County is just opening. Live by the beach in your Brand New Homes! Once you fall in love with Playa Vista, it’s just a matter of choosing the home that fits you and your lifestyle. Fortunately, you have a lot to choose from, including beachy brownstone flats to sophisticated modern luxury homes and more options in between.  Call Us Today to Preview These Amazing New Los Angeles Homes By The Beach, the Newest Subdivisions are Asher and Skylar, Trevion, and  Woodson.  

    Currently, there are 19 neighborhood parks, The CenterPointe Club, a 26,000 sq. ft. recreation and activity center, which includes 2 pools, a spa, fitness center, business center, meeting room and indoor and outdoor event spaces. There are also acres of preserved passive and active open space. Currently underway is The Resort, the newest resident activity club with resort-style amenities including a new two-level, state-of-the-art fitness center with indoor/outdoor spaces and a cool pool deck with an outdoor fireplace, cabanas, junior Olympic pool, adult pool and spa and kids’ pool and spa. Plus, the catering kitchen and chef-inspired demonstration kitchen will be the perfect backdrop for many gourmet parties and events. There are also 12 more acres of parks planned for the community.

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    Playa Vista is part of the vibrant Westside of Los Angeles, located between Marina del Rey and the Westchester Bluffs. Recently dubbed “the Lower Westside” the community is less than a mile to the beach or the 405 and only minutes from LAX airport. A short drive to Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Venice or Santa Monica, you’re right where you want to be.

  • Best New Homes Communities in Southern California-New Homes By The Beach

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Playa Vista, In My Neighborhood in Playa Vista, Property Q&A in Playa Vista  |  January 16, 2014 9:25 PM  |  114 views  |  No comments

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    Ready to Make a Move? ABrand New Luxury Home Community in Los Angeles County is just opening. Live by the beach in your Brand New Homes! Once you fall in love with Playa Vista, it’s just a matter of choosing the home that fits you and your lifestyle. Fortunately, you have a lot to choose from, including beachy brownstone flats to sophisticated modern luxury homes and more options in between.  Call Us Today to Preview These Amazing New Los Angeles Homes By The Beach, the Newest Subdivisions are Asher and Skylar, Trevion, and  Woodson.  

    Currently, there are 19 neighborhood parks, The CenterPointe Club, a 26,000 sq. ft. recreation and activity center, which includes 2 pools, a spa, fitness center, business center, meeting room and indoor and outdoor event spaces. There are also acres of preserved passive and active open space. Currently underway is The Resort, the newest resident activity club with resort-style amenities including a new two-level, state-of-the-art fitness center with indoor/outdoor spaces and a cool pool deck with an outdoor fireplace, cabanas, junior Olympic pool, adult pool and spa and kids’ pool and spa. Plus, the catering kitchen and chef-inspired demonstration kitchen will be the perfect backdrop for many gourmet parties and events. There are also 12 more acres of parks planned for the community.

    REQUEST A PRIVATE SHOWING TODAY AT THE VINTAGE AT PLAYA VISTA NEW HOMES

    CALL (310)923-2334 TODAY TO REQUEST A SHOWING

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    Playa Vista is part of the vibrant Westside of Los Angeles, located between Marina del Rey and the Westchester Bluffs. Recently dubbed “the Lower Westside” the community is less than a mile to the beach or the 405 and only minutes from LAX airport. A short drive to Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Venice or Santa Monica, you’re right where you want to be.

  • Get Venice Home Values-Venice Property Prices

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Venice, In My Neighborhood in Venice, Property Q&A in Venice  |  September 10, 2012 11:27 PM  |  922 views  |  No comments

    How Much is My Home Worth?  

    Many home owners contemplating selling or refinancing their current home are not quite sure what their home is valued at.  This information is vital to either selling your home quickly or when refinancing it.   

    There is a free service online that allows home owners nationwide to find out what their home is currently worth and valued at.  
    Here is the website: 
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    Just enter all your home property information such as home address, bedrooms, baths, and contact information.  This is one of the best home valuations services available online and it's completely free. 

    If you are thinking of selling your home, here are some tips to help increase the value of your home when it sells. 
    1.  Contact a Local Venice Realtor to Walk-Through your home.  Having a local Real Estate Agent or Realtor do a thorough walk-through of your home will greatly help you prepare your house before it is placed on the market to help ensure a greater home sales price for you.  We always recommend to use a local Real Estate Agent or Realtor, out of area Real Estate Agents generally may not know what your home will sell for, plus it is always wise to have a local Real Estate Expert on your team when selling your home.  Another added benefit of calling a Realtor is they will prepare a detailed Comparative Home Market Evaluation to give you a better idea of what your home will probably sell for.  They can also provide you with relocation information for the area you are looking to more for. 
    Here is a link to one Top Venice Real Estate Agent that is well-known in the community and They can provide you also with a Free Home Market Evaluation of your Home: 
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    2.  Clear the clutter 
    Clear your kitchen counters of just about everything. Clean your closets by packing up little-used items like out-of-season clothes and old toys. Install closet organizers to maximize space. Put at least one-third of your furniture in storage, especially large pieces, such as entertainment centers and big televisions. Pack up family photos, knickknacks, and wall hangings to depersonalize your home. Store the items you’ve packed offsite or in boxes neatly arranged in your garage or basement.  This is one of the most important aspects of selling your home for success!  Buyers love to see open and airy spaces; homes filled wall to wall with furniture make it difficult for them to envision their belongings in the home, so take the time and pack up as much items as you can, your Realtor can help provide some pointers of items to pack up to help you sell your home for the most money. 

    3.  Do a thorough cleaning of your Home 
    A clean house makes a strong first impression that your home has been well cared for. If you can afford it, consider hiring a cleaning service.  If not, wash windows and leave them open to air out your rooms. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Wash light fixtures and baseboards, mop and wax floors, and give your stove and refrigerator a thorough once-over.  Pay attention to details, too. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates, clean inside the cabinets, and polish doorknobs. Don’t forget to clean your garage, too. 

    Just remember, when thinking of selling your Venice home, find out what is currently worth online for free, go to: 
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     If you are looking to buy, rent, or sell Real Estate Right Now in Venice or The Westside-Contact a Local Real Estate Agent Expert to assist you.  You can find great deals in Los Angeles, it just takes using a local professional to achieve this.

     

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                  “Your Local Venice Real Estate Expert”

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  • Upcoming Open Houses in Santa Monica

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Santa Monica, In My Neighborhood in Santa Monica, Property Q&A in Santa Monica  |  March 7, 2012 9:35 AM  |  994 views  |  No comments

    Stop By One of the HOTTEST properties in Santa Monica for Sale this weekend

    OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND 2-5PM

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    Please Join Us This Sunday March 25th 2-5pm for an Exclusive Showing of the Gorgeous Ocean Front Condo in Sea Colony II

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  • Best Areas to Buy Second Homes and Vacation Properties-Santa Monica Real Estate is a Good Investment!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Santa Monica, In My Neighborhood in Santa Monica, Property Q&A in Santa Monica  |  February 21, 2012 9:24 PM  |  1,118 views  |  1 comment

    The Real Estate Market in Santa Monica is very active and now it truly one of the "BEST" times to invest in purchasing or buying a second home or investment property in Santa Monica.

    Currently interest rates are at record lows and if you are going to be paying cash for your second home purchase, you can negotiate very heavily and turn an amazing deal!!  CBS News and Moneywatch have dubbed Santa Monica as One of the Best Places to Invest when purchasing a second home or investment property!!

    Here is a recent article published from CBS News naming the 3 main reasons want to buy second homes, vacation properties, or investment properties:                

     Family vacation destination. The vast majority of vacation home buyers are looking for a place they can use to help create family memories. Renting out the property may not even be a part of the equation.

    1. Future retirement home. Some vacation home buyers choose a location that suits their goals for retirement. These buyers might want to cover some of the mortgage and expenses by renting out the property part-time, but enjoy it themselves during the rest of the year.
    2. Vacation property investment. Some investors believe vacation locations are a good choice for a real estate investment and they look to rent out the property enough to not only cover all of the expenses, but generate a profit. They may also be looking at price appreciation.

    The best vacation home locations will be easy to get to, have high year-round demand from travelers, and be relatively affordable. If you're looking for a vacation home location, these five are among the best in the U.S. based on the following criteria:

    • Rentability. How many weeks will a prime property be rented during the course of a year? And, how easy is it to attract renters?
    • Year-round rental. Is the location a place that draws visitors year-round? An example would be Aspen, Colorado, which offers plenty to do in the Winter and Summer (plus great celeb-sighting potential).
    • Supply/demand is in balance. You don't want to have an oversupply of vacation rental properties or the price/week will drop substantially.
    • Homes are affordable based on future rental income. Are prices at a point where you can defray the expenses with expected rental income?
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    Contact a Top Selling Santa Monica Real Estate Agent

     Well, Santa Monica tops the charts in all of these categories and with the amazing weather, beach live style, outstanding shopping and restaurants, it is no wonder real estate values always are very high in this area.  When considering purchasing or buying your dream vacation home or second house, hire a local Santa Monica Real Estate Agent.  A local Santa Monica Real Estate Expert will be able to show you the best areas and help you determine what the best investment for you will be.  When you are ready to start your search for your investment property, create a list of all the items you would like the property to have, such as location, price range, and amenities; this will help you narrow down your home search to just the right properties that meet your needs. 

    Best Vacation Home Location: Santa Monica, California

    Spending time in Santa Monica is always a joy. The weather is perfect nearly year-round. It's close to the beach, the Santa Monica Pier, great restaurants and shopping, and the city offers a fantastic farmer's market on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

    Turns out, Santa Monica is also a terrific vacation home location, with traveler demand up 104 percent in the first quarter of 2010 and few vacation homes for rent.

    This Artist Retreat, offers 2 bedrooms, and 2 baths in about 1,100 square feet. It's located six blocks from the ocean, just behind Main Street, and has a huge private yard and lovely redwood deck. Amenities include high-speed Internet.

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    If you are looking to buy, rent, or sell Real Estate Right Now-It truly is a great time to invest in Santa Monica Real Estate.  You can find great deals in Santa Monica, it just takes using a local professional real estate expert to achieve this.

     

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  • Santa Monica Neighborhoods: All Santa Monica Neighborhoods in the City of Santa Monica

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Santa Monica, In My Neighborhood in Santa Monica, Property Q&A in Santa Monica  |  January 24, 2012 11:11 PM  |  1,534 views  |  3 comments

    Santa Monica is one of the premier beach communities to live in Southern California. 

    Here is detailed information on the good neighborhoods in Santa Monica

    Santa Monica Canyon

    Not part of the city of Santa Monica itself, Santa Monica Canyon is a misleadingly named adjacent neighborhood, facing out upon the Pacific Ocean. With winding roads and steep canyon walls this small enclave shares more with wooded Topanga Canyon than the city of Santa Monica. Home to musicians, movie stars, and aging beach bums, Santa Monica Canyon is part of the city of Los Angeles, and its Canyon Charter Elementary School is one of the most prestigious elementary schools in the LAUSD. The border between Santa Monica Canyon and the Palisades is Chautauqua Blvd.

    Santa Monica Neighborhoods

    North of San Vicente

    San Vicente Boulevard is the northernmost major street in Santa Monica. Homes north of San Vicente Blvd are among the most expensive in Los Angeles County and often contain views of the Pacific Ocean or the picturesque Santa Monica Canyon. La Mesa Drive is one of the most expensive and least known in the city, planted with a dense canopy of rare Moreton Bay fig trees the street makes a picturesque walking location. Twenty blocks closer to the ocean the Santa Monica Steps are a popular set of 189 very steep steps that lead down into the canyon. Rather than being used as a convenient direct route from the Canyon Charter school to Adelade drive, they are more often utilized for intense workouts and are an excellent place for spotting sweating celebrities. Streets north of San Vicente are usually short and contain large gated homes. This is part of the 90402 zip code.

    North of Montana

    South of San Vicente and north of Montana Avenue consist of larger family homes and lots. The streets in this portion of Santa Monica are Georgina, Marguerita, Alta, Carlyle, Brentwood Terrace and the “numbered streets” 4th, 7th, Lincoln, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Euclid (which is where 13th would have been), 14th, 15th (the dividing line for Franklin versus Roosevelt Elementary schools), 16th, 17th (Which is where Gillettes’s Regent Square tract begins) 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st St, 21st Place (where Gillette’s tract ends), 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th.

    Along with the area north of San Vicente and Santa Monica Canyon, this area constitutes the 90402 zip code. Houses are expensive here, among the most expensive in Los Angeles County and the country. The most expensive homes are located just north of San Vicente on La Mesa Drive. Most of the lot sizes are 7,500 square feet (700 m2) on 50′ X 150′ lots. The Gillette’s Regent Square tract, developed by King Gillette - the razor blade manufacturer, are 60′ wide lots.

    North of San Vicente and north of Montana Avenue the streets are La Mesa Drive, La Mesa Way, Gale Place (Developed by one of the original area developers, Cecil Gale), Woodacres Road, Esparta Way, Ermont Place, Foxtail Drive, Larkin Place, Winnett Place and Adelaide Place.

    West of 7th and East of Ocean Ave is the neighbor hood noted by 100′ x 220′ foot lots, some of which have been subdivided into 50X 220. Many of Santa Monica’s historically significant land marked home are located here, some of which are designated as such in National Registry.

    North of Montana is served by 2 highly regarded public elementary schools – Franklin School for the residents on 15th through the west side of 26th and Roosevelt for the families on 14th Street down to Ocean Ave.

    During Halloween, the streets near 16th Street and Georgina Avenue are famous for their prevalence of trick or treaters, parties, and sheer amount of people.

    Montana Avenue

    Montana Avenue is home to two elementary schools, a public library, and hundreds of upscale stores. There are three Starbucks (one inside Pavilions) two of which are located between 7th St. and 9th St., and one Peet’s Coffee and Tea among several independently owned cafes and coffee shops, including Caffe Luxxe. The businesses on this street are generally boutiques with a few national markets and banks. Montana Ave. is also home to The Aero Theater which is a repertory theater operated by The American Cinematheque. Every December and June the Montana Ave. Association hosts a neighborhood wide sale and festival where stores give holiday discounts, give free samples of food, or have clearance sales to make room for a new season of clothing. North of Montana (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) is also the title of the first book in the FBI Special Agent Ana Grey mystery series, written by Santa Monica resident, April Smith. Continuously in print since 1994, North of Montana became notorious for being a fast-paced thriller that also examines complex relationships between upper-class white women and the Hispanic caretakers of their children.

    North of Wilshire

    North of Wilshire, but South of Montana Avenue, is a primarily residential neighborhood. Laid out on a consistent grid of numbered streets, there are many mid-sized homes and condominiums. On its westernmost end this neighborhood includes a number of well preserved Victorian duplex houses otherwise unique in the city. Smaller Craftsman era bungalows line the east-west avenues like Idaho, Washington, and California. Lincoln Middle School is on 14th Street and California Ave. At the corner of Washington Avenue and 22nd is the original Gehry House, a deconstructivist masterpiece that signaled a dramatic shift in Frank Gehry’s architectural style. Real estate is exceptionally expensive in this neighborhood, albeit slightly less expensive than the more stately properties north of Montana.

    Ocean Avenue

    Ocean Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Santa Monica that runs along the Palisades Park, with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Ocean Avenue real estate is highly prized, as all residences have a full view of the beach and Pacific Ocean. South of California Ave are several hotels, restaurants, businesses, and homes. The Santa Monica Pier is located at Ocean Ave and Colorado Ave.

    Downtown Santa Monica

    Downtown Santa Monica is located south of California Avenue. The streets that make up downtown Santa Monica are Wilshire Boulevard, Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica Boulevard, Broadway, and Colorado Avenue from 2nd street to 14th street. The Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place are located in the heart of downtown. Many restaurants, tourist sites, and hotels are in downtown Santa Monica. In particular, Santa Monica Boulevard has an abundance of car dealerships.

    Midtown Santa Monica

    Comprising most of the 90404 zip code Midtown Santa Monica stretches from 14th street to Centinela at its westernmost and easternmost extremities, and Wilshire Boulevard to Olympic Boulevard in its north and south. Alternating between major thoroughfares and quieter residential lanes, Midtown is less congested than many other parts of the city. Planned on a regular grid, Midtown Santa Monica was once home to a number of picturesque Craftsman houses and brightly painted Victorians, though only occasional examples of these can still be found. In the early 1940s the first wave of suburbanization overtook this part of the city and many preexisting structures were razed and replaced with tiny square California Bungalows with green lawns and small, private backyards. In the 1960s a large number of these increasingly dilapidated structures were demolished in favor of four and five unit condominium complexes and apartments. The easternmost edge of Midtown Santa Monica, often referred to as the “college streets” where Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Berkeley intersect with Wilshire Boulevard, represents one of the city’s primary gateways. Commemorating the spot where the cities of Santa Monica and Los Angeles (Brentwood neighborhood) share a border is the “Wave” a sculpture by Tony De Lap arching over Wilshire Boulevard near Franklin.

    Pico District

    Before the 1960s, the neighborhood was much larger and was an important African-American enclave on the Westside, but when the Santa Monica Freeway opened in the 1960s, it resulted in the destruction of many residences and the relocation of a large number of families. Its boundaries are Lincoln Blvd to the west, Centinela Ave to the east, Colorado Ave to the north and Pico Blvd to the south. The Santa Monica Freeway runs through the area with access near both Lincoln Boulevard and Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica College are both on Pico. Pico Blvd in Santa Monica has traffic lights at nearly every block, as well as local and middle class businesses. This is the most ethnically diverse area of Santa Monica, but this diversity is under threat as the area is rapidly becoming gentrified. While the city of Santa Monica has a very low crime rate compared to surrounding communities, this neighborhood is viewed by certain local activists as being the center of a modest, but growing, gang culture. The City of Santa Monica has been accused of ignoring the Pico District in the past, particularly when it came to issues regarding crime and gang activity.

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    Ocean Park

    Ocean Park branch library, an original Carnegie library.

    Located in the southwest corner of Santa Monica is the Ocean Park neighborhood. This neighborhood has a mix of older smaller homes and apartment buildings and condos. Several housing towers are located along the beach. The area has a funky, artsy feel similar in manner to its neighbor Venice Beach. Many Santa Monica residents come to shop/browse on Main Street, home of many boutiques and restaurants. Main Street also hosts a weekly farmer’s market on Sundays. SMASH (an alternative school) and John Muir elementary schools are located in the neighborhood. Olympic High, an alternative high school, and Santa Monica High School are also located in the area.

    Sunset Park

    Sunset Park is a residential neighborhood located between Pico Boulevard and the southern city limits and Lincoln Boulevard and eastern city limits. It is composed primarily of single-family housing. Most of the homes are small one-story houses built in the 1940s for workers at the Douglas Aircraft Factory. Remodeled or rebuilt homes are upscale.

    Sunset Park is part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Will Rogers and Grant elementary schools and John Adams Middle School are located in the neighborhood. Santa Monica College, a two-year community college, is also located in Sunset Park.

    Santa Monica Airport, one of the busiest single-runway airports in the nation, is located along the southern borders of the neighborhood.

    Clover Park is a large park in the area with recreation facilities.

    Contact a Santa Monica Real Estate Agent
    1. $1,750,000 : 1110 STANFORD ST, Santa Monica
      Photo of 1110 STANFORD ST, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (MLS # 12641065)
      3 beds, 2 full baths
      Home size: 1,887 sq ft
      Lot size: 8,504 sqft
      Year built: 1937
      Parking spots: 4
      Days on market: 5
      Walk Score®: 77
    2. $1,499,000 : 1602 Sunset Avenue, Santa Monica
      Photo of 1602 Sunset Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (MLS # SW12151775)
      2 beds, 1 full bath
      Home size: 865 sq ft
      Lot size: 7,612 sqft
      Year built: 1938
      Parking spots: 4
      Days on market: 10
      Walk Score®: 63
    3. $3,497,900 : 587 ENTRADA DR, Santa Monica
      Photo of 587 ENTRADA DR, Santa Monica, CA 90402 (MLS # 12640475)
      4 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
      Home size: 4,750 sq ft
      Lot size: 8,114 sqft
      Year built: 2003
      Parking spots: 6
      Days on market: 10
      Walk Score®: 42
    4. $3,295,000 : 333 24TH ST, Santa Monica
      Photo of 333 24TH ST, Santa Monica, CA 90402 (MLS # 12640083)
      5 beds, 2.75 baths
      Home size: 2,944 sq ft
      Lot size: 8,704 sqft
      Parking spots: 2
      Days on market: 12
      Walk Score®: 62
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      Home size: 693 sq ft
      Lot size: 14,784 sqft
      Year built: 1973
      Parking spots: 1
      Days on market: 12
      Walk Score®: 75
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      Lot size: 8,615 sqft
      Year built: 1924
      Parking spots: 2
      Days on market: 12
      Walk Score®: 83
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