Beverly Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Help Map Los Angeles Participate in this interactive project with the LA Times as it maps the communities of our ever changing city.  If you have any questions about LA’s neighborhoods call 310 433 2890 or email me   To read the original article, click here: Help Map Los Angeles
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
What I am about to tell you is  not standard around the country and that is why Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA have a" reputation" in this country and around the world.  On the first Tuesday of Every Month the Crescent Hotel in Beverly Hills, http://www.losangeles.com/crescent-hotel ) A classic Rodeo Drive Jewel in Beverly Hills is holding a : are you ready for this "A Pink Slip Martini night". Now what does this mean? People who received the infamous "pink slip" from their employer can come to the Crescent Hotel drink Martini's and mix with "recruiters", "head hunters" and "employers".  Now I do not want to sound skeptical but drinking Martini's and Looking for employment? Somehow I find this not a good Recipe for a job hunt. Call me old fashioned. Call me a not hip, but I just ...
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
World’s Most Unusual Hotels Planning on doing any traveling soon? You might want to bypass the big chain hotels and go for something a little more eclectic. The Telegraph highlights 17 curious accommodations around the world, including a bullfighting ring, a cold war-era bunker, an igloo and a converted helicopter.   To read the original article, click here:  World’s Most Unusual Hotels
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Aren’t You Glad You’re Reading This Online? Printed newspapers have been a seemingly untouchable institution for more than a century…but for how much longer? Silicon Alley Insider did the math and figures that the cost of printing and delivering the New York Times for one year costs more than giving every subscriber a free Amazon Kindle. To read the original article, click here:  Aren’t You Glad You’re Reading This Online?
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Tax Time Tip - Track Your Charitable Donations Online! It’s too late for 2008, but this is a great time to check out ItsDeductibleOnline.com — a totally free service from TurboTax that allows you to input and save almost any kind of charitable donation you’ve made, and gives you realistic values for non-cash items. It’s a great way to keep tabs on all those donations you make throughout the year…plus, if you do your taxes with TurboTax, you can easily import all the data you’ve entered when you do your returns. To read the original article, click here: Tax Time Tip - Track Your Charitable Donations Online!
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Crisis of Credit — Illustrated! For those of you who’d like a 101 course on the mortgage implosion in order to understand how lending, credit, the subprime market, investment banks and Wall Street are intertwined, media designer Jonathan Jarvis has created “The Crisis of Credit.” This nifty little ten-minute animation does a great job of clearly and engagingly illustrating exactly what happened and why. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0zEXdDO5JU To read the original article, click here: The Crisis of Credit — Illustrated!
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
No More Hybrid Parking Perks for L.A. Drivers! The Los Angeles City Council has “unanimously agreed to eliminate free parking for drivers of Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid, Honda Insight or Ford Escape Hybrid models — a privilege in place for four years — on March 1.”  According to NBC4, the move will generate $300,000 in parking fees; hybrid owners who park at meters during February will be given warnings about the end of free parking.   To read the original article, click here:  No More Hybrid Parking Perks for L.A. Drivers!
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By Mike Leznik, Los Angeles Bank Owned Homes
(Whole Sale Supplies)
The are currently 2 Hollywood Hills Bank owned homes for sale. Please request a showing of or more information by following the link below. Hollywood Hills CA Bank owned homes for sale Hollywood Hills Bank Owned Homes The Hollywood Hills Area of Los Angeles is an enclave of homes that  forms the Northern boundry of the Los Angeles Basin. Hollywood Hills neighborhoods stretch from the hills above West Hollywood to the Tips of Beverly Hills and Bel Air. The area includes Mulholland Drive, Beachwood Canyon, Laurel Canyon, Nichols Canyon and Mount Olympus. The Most famous stretches of homes can be found among the winding streets above sunset blvd. With the largest concentration of celebrity homes in the area it is a must stop for most tourists and locals hoping for a glimpse of Lindsey Loha...
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
You’re Invited to our Academy Awards Party! Do you want to come to our Academy Awards Party? February 22, 2009 is our 10th Annual Award Celebration & Viewing Dinner, including celebrity hosts, silent & live auctions, and one of the most exclusive after-parties with performances by renowned artists.  To get your tickets, call 310-271-8421, go to www.ChildrenUnitingNations.org, or email me.  Would you like to promote your business?  We are still accepting items and services for our live and silent auctions.  We welcome anything from photography sessions to cooking classes, from your home in Napa to interior design consultations.   Get your name and expertise in front of hundreds of guests. For more information, call 310-271-8421, go to www.ChildrenUnitingNations.org, or email me.  Sponsor...
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  LACMA, Art on Wikipedia, and You! Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia par excellence, loves art….and LACMA invites you to help provide photo illustrations for Wiki’s articles. Throughout February, LACMA and other museums welcome the public to photograph permanent collection objects to help Wikipedia illustrate its articles. To add to the fun, Wiki has set up a Scavenger Hunt — post your shots to the Wiki group on Flickr, score points, and earn prizes! The photographer (or team) who scores the most points will win a collection of five LACMA exhibition catalogues as well as four VIP tickets to the museum. Check out the guidelines, and get going! And if you have a B of A credit or debit card, you can get free admission February 7-8. I’d love to see the pictures you submit to Wikipedia, be...
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Cocktails, Art, Architecture, Couture and Blues - You’re Invited! We’re having a nifty event at the new 8-unit condo/loft project at 7917 Willoughby Avenue in West Hollywood, designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy. The event is Thursday, Feb 5 from 6-9pm. We’ll be featuring a selection of works by LA artist Daniel Maltzman, live models wearing Deborah LaFranchi’s innovative bridal couture, and live music by The Bobby Haynes Blues Band…plus cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and valet parking. The event is being held in the penthouse units on the top floors, so space is somewhat limited, and thus an RSVP is necessary. If you’re interested in attending, just email us or call 310-777-6250. to read the original article, click here: Cocktails, Art, Architecture, Couture and Blues - You’re Invited!
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Bad Economy = Good Design?     A New York Times piece draws comparisons between some of this century’s lowest economic points, and the stunningly good design work that came out of them. Michael Cannell postulates that depressions and recessions result in creative problem-solving and striking new ideas in the home and interior design world, as evidenced by some of the most iconic works by To read the entire article, click here:  Bad Economy = Good Design?
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
L.A.’s Best Homes         A panel of experts shares their picks for the greatest homes in the Los Angeles area — historic icons and  architectural triumphs. See if their selections include your favorite L.A. home. Do you want to know our favorite L.A. To finish the article, click here: L.A.’s Best Homes
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
LA Restaurant Week is back!!! Discover a new dining experience or visit an old favorite.  What:  dineLA Restaurant Week is a two-week dining event established to introduce diners to the vast array of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout LA County. Local foodies and visitors to LA will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced three-course meals from some of LA’s best restaurants during this dining event. When: January 25—30, 2009  and  February 1—6, 2009 Click here for a list of participating restaurants. I’d love to hear your reviews and opinions of the restaurants, email me! To read the original article, click here
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By Valerie Fitzgerald, Luxury Real Estate in Beverly Hills & West LA
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  What’s Your Sign?   How do your lifestyle preferences relate to your favorite type of architecture? Coldwell Banker has put together a fun little quiz that asks a series of questions about how you live — activities, dining, shopping and more — and translates the results into the style of home that best fits your personality. See if they got it right! Wanna know our sign?  Give us a call 310-825-7515 To read the entire article, click here What’s Your Sign?
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Schuleke Plumbing, the Beverly Hills 'plumbers to the stars', recommend checking your residential or commercial buidling's plumbing system on a seasonal basis. Even though the climate in the Los Angeles area is mild, that doesn't mean you shouldn't check your plumbing system on a regularly. Making sure everything is in working order and running at an optimum level will help you to prevent a plumbing crisis in the future. Doing this quarterly is often enough to know what is going on with your residential or commercial plumbing system. First, do a visual inspection to check for any water spots or other signs that there could be a problem. In your kitchen, be sure to change filters regularly. Bathrooms need a more thorough inspection, because more water is used in this area. You may want t...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
  Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, United States. Beverly Hills and the neighboring city of West Hollywood are together entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. The area's "Platinum Triangle" of wealthy neighborhoods is formed by Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Bel-Air and Holmby Hills. The population was 34,980 as of the 2006 census. Beverly Hills is bordered on the north by Bel-Air and the Santa Monica Mountains, on the east by West Hollywood, the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, and on the south by the Beverlywood.   Beverly Hills contains some of the largest homes in Los Angeles County and the nation. These homes range from the extravagant and luxurious in size, to th...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Better late than never, right? Happy TGIF Friday everyone! It's been another cold day here in Southern California, especially in the mountain areas. Here is the neighborhood profile Beverly Hills 90210 zip code, California: Beverly Hills, CA - 90210 neighborhood details   Demographics zip 90210 County National Neighborhood type Suburban Population 23,398 10,341,064 281,522,000 Pop. density 2,199.7 8,392.8 79.6 Percent male 47.3% 49.5% 49.1% Percent female 52.7% 49.8% 50.9% Median age 46.8 34.0 37.6 People per household 2.5 2.9 2.6 Percent married 59.4% 45.6% 58.3% Percent single 40.6% 54.4% 41.6% Median household income $127,041 $59,463 $41,994 Avg. income per capita $83,944 $27,702 $21,587 Crime zip 90210 County National Violent crime risk index 6.0 6.3 3.0 Property crime risk index 6....
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
Trolley Tour Every Saturday and Sunday - Year RoundAlso Tuesday through Sunday - July, August, and Thanksgiving through December Hop on board the Beverly Hills Trolley for a fun tour and overview of this classic city. The 40-minute narrated tour highlights celebrity homes, architectural gems and Beverly Hills landmarks while providing a brief history and interesting insight into this famous area. The Trolley operates on the hour from 11 am until 4 pm and departs from the SW corner of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way in the heart of Beverly Hills' shopping and restaurant district. The fare is $5.00 per adult and $1.00 per child under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the trolley stop from the docent on a first come, first serve basis. The trolley does not operate in the rain or on most major ho...
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1-800-GOT-JUNK? Is The World's Largest Junk Removal Service. E-Waste Certified by the State of California We've been featured on Oprah, Dr. Phil, CNN, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal etc. What We Do: 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Is a full-service junk removal company.  Removing almost anything from old furniture and appliances to e-waste and renovation debris.  Plus we recycle up to 60% of the items removed and make every effort to donate what's possible to non-profit organizations.  We will handle everything from loading to cleanup so you don't have to. How Do We Price? We charge by volume, not by the time it takes us to remove your junk.  Our truck teams are then dispatched to its given location to give a FREE on the spot estimate.  They will confirm the price with you before th...
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