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Venice : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Nov 10, 2015
Daniel Castiel answered:
Hi J.

Venice has more transients, but still an acceptable beach to visit, a lot fun things to do there,

Santa Monica a bit more upscale, and Malibu is a Surfer's Beach. Very nice surrounding area and amenities.

Daniel Castiel
GoldStar Realty
(310) 584-7721
BRE #01023338
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Tue Nov 10, 2015
Daniel Castiel answered:
Hi Madwyn

Property taxes might be the biggest consideration, repairs and maintenance another depending on the age of the home.

Utilities and maintenance costs are usually not a huge factor.

Please feel free to contact me at (310) 584-7721 or email at if you have questions. I would be happy to answer any questions. if you are looking to purchase a home I would be happy to show you some properties. Call me and let me know your price range and search criteria.

Daniel Castiel
GoldStar Realty
(310) 584-7721
BRE #01023338
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Tue Nov 10, 2015
Daniel Castiel answered:
I would be happy to assist you, a few lots are now on the market.

Please feel free to contact me directly at (310) 584-7721 if you have questions.

Daniel Castiel
GoldStar Realty
(310) 584-7721
BRE #01023338
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Wed Jun 3, 2015
Alexander Greer answered:
What is the property address?

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Thu Aug 14, 2014
Robyn Robyn Cunningham asked:
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Wed May 7, 2014
shaynarealestate answered:
Mr. Ali,

Venice is very close to Marina Del Rey -- about 5-10 minutes depending where you are in Venice...but then again, Venice isn't that big of a city.

I love the Marina...but I LOOOVE Venice! If you would like me to send some listings to you, please let me know! :) ... more
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Tue Feb 18, 2014
Giovanni Ferdinand answered:
Brotman, UCLA & Cedar Sinai are medical center a stones throw from this property.
Please contact me for more information about the area.
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Well..this is an old January 2014 prices are going UP.
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Tue Nov 5, 2013
Andrew Jones answered:
Hi donnamarie,

The Venice Canals are a truly unique neighborhood unlike anything else I can think of on the west coast. You'll find newer cookie cutter villages built in marinas with much wider canals, boat slips, and traffic, but nothing that has the intimate charm of the Canals.

From their eclectic architecture spanning the classic, contemporary and everything in between to the quiet walkways, quaint foot bridges, and calm waters which are broken only by the occasional kayak or family of ducks passing by... the Venice Canals offer a one-of-a-kind lifestyle and investment opportunity in what may be the largest housing market in the country.

The Venice Canals are connected directly to the ocean by the Grand Canal which both draws fresh water from and drains into the main Marina del Rey boat channel with the tides. The canals themselves were dredged and the banks were completely rehabilitated in 1992-3 and they seem healthy with plenty of sea plants, mollusks, snails, crustaceans, barnacles, birds and fish.

Here's a link to the Venice Canals Association which has more information about the restoration and Canals in general.

If you're thinking of buying a home here I'd say that the biggest downside is parking. There's only a single one-way street going through the Canals with narrow alleys branching off to the east and west on each of the three small islands. The more parking spaces a house has the better as there is no public parking anywhere in the canals.

The Coastal Commission also has a hand in Venice Land Use Policies (including environmental concerns) which will need to be addressed if your're thinking of building though this doesn't seem to have hindered a considerable amount of construction here over the last 20 years.

The Venice Canals (like Venice as a whole) aren't for everyone, but I can't think of a better place to live if a serene waterfront community close to the beach sounds like your cup of tea. Here's the link to a video featuring them on Youtube which I made several years ago though the prices have changed some since then.

Also, here's a link to the continuously updated Venice map search tool on my L.A. Beach Cities Homes website that has all the properties for sale in the Canals.

Please feel free to call or email me any time if you have questions, need information, or want to know more about properties that you find online.

Best of Luck!
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Sun Jul 21, 2013
Sri Kesava answered: is also an interesting site to listen to the police radio and get real time updates of what person is currently jumping your neighbor's fence. I kid you not.
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Thu May 16, 2013
Kim & Kristine Halverson answered:
Hi Maury,

We've sold homes like this before on Victoria the seller and buyers had the same question. Turns out the house was on the lot line, so the house would have had to be moved to split the lot. Which you can tell by looking on zimas

There is information online. However, I was able to get better answers by going in person.
1828 Sawtelle Blvd.
2nd Floor
West Los Angeles, CA 90025


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