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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Gift from a friend... not all gifts are created equal:)))) Diane received a gift from a friend of hers. It was her birthday and needless to say the friend heard that Diane and another friend put together a puzzle one afternoon in our back yard.Keep in mind Diane told the story about the 300 peace puzzle and how challenging it was. Needless to say the present she received was a 1000 peace puzzle.Her local friend is traveling so she could not help. Look who decided to help her. Looks like a great team effort. Stay tuned for further updates:)))Now in all fairness Diane is so competitive that I am sure in spite of the challenges she will put it together in no time.  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and g...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Shake and Bake, OK it is not a recipe from the Gourmet Realtor in Los Angeles…rather it is about another earthquake in Los Angeles!!!Last night, we were having dinner at home and low and behold there was a Shaker… It got the attention not only of me and Diane, but two out of the four of our animals. The time was around 7:58 pm, in case you are wondering, this is usually when we are in the beginning or middle of our evening meal, depending on how the animal feeding goes.This was a good one, ten miles from our home in Carson, CA the Google App reported that it was a 4.7 shaker. I said to Diane, don’t worry, they usually downgrade it after a few hours. Sure, enough it was downgraded to a 4.5 shaker.Gratefully we were far enough away that all it did was make my  CD player shake and skip and...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Just Listed:   2806 N Paradise Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 another vacant lot!!! 2806 N Paradise Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 $125,000.00 MLS#:21784344 Endre Barath JrMobile:310-486-1002 Office Phone:310-777-7800 Email Address: homes@endrebarath.com Lic#: 01238708 Office Name:     Property Information If you can not live in Paradise, how about living on Paradise Dr.??Stunning Panoramic Views, this is truly a fantastic opportunity to buy a view lot in the El Serano Hills and build your dream home. Alternatively a great for a developer as well. The land is conveniently close to city parks nearby, including Ascot Hills Park, Guardia Park, and El Sereno Arroyo Playground to name a few. Many locals know of the numerous great Restaurants that are conveniently near by as well. Sell may consid...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Sadly the Covid Briefings continue since we live in Los Angeles, CA.... the only difference is the updated Bathroom:))  Jill is such an amazing listener:)) she would make a great Realtor:)) Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angele...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
I am sure you have heard some people complaining by the water cooler that "some people are always lucky..... I always laughed and smiled when I heard these discussions. My take is I have always been lucky in my life. How lucky am I for being one of those people.   "...Before anything else, preparation is the key to success..."  Alexander Graham Bell... Now just to be clear, I have always believed, that luck is the residue of hard work, preparation and the right mindset. So with that said here is some preparation for our late afternoon early evening dinner.First the appetizer needed to be purchased, then properly prepared for the hidden flavors...Then it had to be served to be most attractive to the guest receiving the appetizer. Needless to say that has been my attitude about anything I...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Having just celebrated Labor Day weekend, I again reflected on how the pandemic has reshaped the way we live and how we now use our home versus 19 months ago. The Some of us have been working from our home when it was not a necessity, now for many, a home office is a must-have not just a luxury. I have watched how our perspective has changed about our home since the pandemic shutdown.There are many reasons to buy a home. In my perspective there are two great reasons one is for health the other is for long term financial gain.Initially we had to work out privacy issues, since I was not the only one working from home. Lucky for us we do not have school aged children to add to the mix. The inundation of Zoom calls has changed our views as well. Neither one of us wants to hear the other per...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Wordless Wednesdays: more pictures of the bathroom remodel... Needless to say, Diane was thrilled we were done... then she realized she wanted a few more things.... future post:) in the mean time enjoy these two photos.Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in So...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Well just to be clear a night or two ago I saw my neighbor across the street  put out two big bags and they were Yellow and had written on it YellowSack... I did not think much about it. I saw him load dirt into it... later in the evening I saw a potential scavenger stop and look what was in the bags and drove off disappointed....Now with that said the following morning I saw this huge truck with YellowSack painted all over it and a big crane loaded the bags in the truck.Fast forward a few days later, I ran into my neighbor and told him the scavenger story.... well he shared with me that his wife wanted to put Astroturf in their back yard and he needed to get rid of all the excess dirt. He explained how easy and convenient it was to get these guys out. At the same time how inexpensive t...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
This coming Saturday one of our friends is coming over for a Sushi & Sashimi late lunch early dinner. Time for me to brush up on my Japanese cooking. Yes I am looking at legendary Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's recipies too:)As most of you who read my post know I love to cook and have learned it by eating in great restaurants. Never the less I added a few cookbooks to my collection too.So with that said I might as well call this post a Not so Speechless Sunday post:)) Stay tuned I might have a few pictures next Sunday from our gathering  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sunday:  Well almost speechless.....The bathroom remodel is finished! The best part is Diane & I are still together, despite 19 months of Covid lockdown and both of us working from home:)))) Now add to that a bathroom remodel and adding lights to the outside of our home and of course a new house paint job to go with that:)  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Another Wordless  Wednesday Post: can you name the fruits... in case Wayne Martin  quiz is too difficult here is an easy one for you.... Can you name the fruits?:)    Wishing you a safe Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, C...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
What is on our bookshelf? Great question...Thanks for the inspiration from our friend Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  to participate in this Active Rain Challenge. Had I not participated, I would have been remiss.Those of you who read my blog posts and comments on Active Rain and my other World Wide Web platforms know that I am a book collector (former reader) who happens to also love good food and good wines. Having had less and less time to read books over the years I re-classified myself now as a book collector rather than a reader. This of course is due to the fact that real estate has kept me very active and very busy making my true reading time a virtual impossibility. I am very grateful for this problem, and I’m sure you get the idea how real estate can be a huge di...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  Speechless Sunday: Books, everywhere you look books... if you ever been to our home you would know we are surrounded with books....Diane's Office, my Office, the Hallway... the living room.... the dining area...books everywhere... Wishing you a safe Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes,...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
2840 N Paradise Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 Just Listed!! YES another Vacant Lot! Interestingly six years ago I sold two lots directly across the street from this lot. Nice to come back to this neighborhood!!! 2840 N Paradise Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 $129,500.00 MLS#:21777338 Endre Barath JrMobile:310-486-1002 Office Phone:310-777-7800 Email Address: homes@endrebarath.com Lic#: 01238708 Office Name:     Property Information Fantastic opportunity to build your dream home with panoramic views! Close to DTLA, Dodger Stadium, 10, 710 & 101 FWY, Pasadena, Cal State LA and USC Med Center. One of the gentler flat to down sloped lots, it is a terraced lot and at one time had a structure on it. Take advantage of this great gentle down sloped lot on a paved street. Reach out to listing agent...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
2500 Yorkshire Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065 JUST LISTED.... well almost I am just writing about it since I had to list four other lots and negotiate a few offers on my other lots. Now with that said enjoy this scerene view lot in Los Angeles and build  your future dream home here! 2500 Yorkshire Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065 $225,000.00 MLS#:21771382 Endre Barath JrMobile:310-486-1002 Office Phone:310-777-7800 Email Address: homes@endrebarath.com Lic#: 01238708 Office Name:     Property Information Very serene, gentle downsloped lot with city views at the end of the cul-de-sac only one house past the lots but not visible from the property. This is truly a rare and amazing development opportunity to build your dream home. If you are interested in the neighboring lots and are considering a...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Wordless Wednesdays: where would you like to go?for Coffee? oror Best and Delicious Sushi?Let me know in your comments:))Wishing you a safe Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Here we are and it is Sunday evening, time for a Speechless Sunday post:)) well almost...Had to rearrange my office, well that is a future post with lots of words:))well I owe about three or four posts now:) Hope you will have time to come back and comment:)) Wishing you a safe Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real est...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
722 N Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065  Just Listed!!!  There are four lots next to each other seller is willing to sell individually or together. Also  seller is open any combination of one or more. These lots are one of the easier buildable lots I have had over the years!! Endre Barath JrMobile:310-486-1002 Office Phone:310-777-7800 Email Address: homes@endrebarath.com Lic#: 01238708 Office Name:     Property Information Four adjacent lots, they all have street frontage. All active in the MLS, please ask listing agent one for additional details, can be sold together or separately. Build one to four homes. Ideal for someone' dream home site on this fantastic parcel of land which is just a short distance from the metro Gold Line. Surrounded by nature and minutes to all the hotspots o...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
718 N Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065  Just Listed! There are four lots next to each other seller is willing to sell individually or together. Also to open any combination of one or more. This is one of the easier buildable lots I have had over the years Endre Barath JrMobile:310-486-1002 Office Phone:310-777-7800 Email Address: homes@endrebarath.com Lic#: 01238708 Office Name:     Property Information Four adjacent lots, they all have street frontage. All active in the MLS, please ask listing agent one for additional details, can be sold together or separately. Build one to four homes. Ideal for someone' dream home site on this fantastic parcel of land which is just a short distance from the metro Gold Line. Surrounded by nature and minutes to all the hotspots on and near Figueroa....
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By Fred Sweezer Sr. CMI, LLC., Certified Home Inspector
(Hud Certified 203K Consultant)
General Chimney RequirementsAll chimneys are required to meet a minimum standard for height above the roof coverings. The basic rule for this is: a minimum of 3 feet high, as well as 2 feet higher than any roof within 10 feet horizontally.  As you can see other defects are at issue in this photo of the masonry chimney, wind and vibration from the attached tv antenna have caused step cracking.  Masonry StructuresMost chimneys are manufactured with brick, stone or concrete blocks, some of which may be part of a manufactured chimney system. All chimney systems should be visually inspected for signs of deterioration, which can lead to moisture intrusion of the chimney system.Masonry FailuresPhotos number 2 shows a Masonry Chimney that failed and was repaired and renovated with a prefab shee...
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