The market is sort of flat in my opinion, it's not down like it was and there is a bit of inventory lacking, but still the deals are out there and you have a great budget so it's realistic to find something that will suit you.
Please feel free to call me anytime. I work with many clients relocating and know most of LA very well as I am a native.
The market is down, it is a buyer's market. It is time to buy or invest in real estate.
I know all those areas you mentioned. I can definitely help and assist you and your family to find your dream house. Please give me a call.
Yoy can check out my listing in Beverly Hills.
Please send me a private e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can coordinate about three days where I could take you around and show you the various communities. Then you will be in a better position to focus on where you would like to live. If your friend is local bring your friend along.
As a Certified Relocation Specialist, I can tell you there is nothing better than a concentrated focus on the neighborhoods to determine where you like to live.
Look forward to your response.
Warm regards, Endre
You will get more house for your money if you look in the San Fernando valley, Studio City,Sherman Oaks or Encino, which all have excellent schools: Carpenter ave in Studio City, Dixie Canyon in Sherman Oaks, Lanai or Hesby in Encino. Also Beverly Hills post office which feeds into the Warner school would be an alternative. As K.C. Mentioned the 405 freeway project is making commuting times worse, the Sherman Oaks/Encino areas offer several alternative routes to get to Beverly Hills. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information.
Prudential Calfifornia Realty
I'll be glad to help you with. Please give me a call at ((800)578-0751 or email me
Ludy@tarbell.com and I will send you all information.
By the way, I am European too. What part of Europe are you from?
There are many great neighborhoods within a 30 minute commute or less to Beverly Hills within your price point.
Westwood has many beautiful homes as well as Trousdale area near Mar Vista.
If you would like to give me your email address I can send you some property info sheets for you to look at.
Or feel free to call me at (310) 600-4240
I'd be more than happy to help you.
Susan Bo'ur Realtor