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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Look what I found in the library on the west side of Los Angeles...Well, I needed a tune-up, an oil change and I decided to go to the library instead of sitting in the waiting room until my car was fixed. Hence, I bought my laptop and continued working.Now interestingly I parked myself in the end of the library and look at where I ended up sitting at. Needless to say, I was focused on work and did not touch any of these books.Now if for some reason I end up buying some of these books I can blame the library:))BTW add insult to injury I also needed some rear breaks so I spent about two and a half hours starring at those books:)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 H...
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By Fred Sweezer Sr. CMI, LLC., HUD 203k Consultant
(Hud Certified 203K Consultant)
All first time buyers need to watch this video:1. determine what you can afford.2. Find a Real estate Agent3. Get organized4. Find a lender that your Real Estate Agent Recommends5. Begin shopping for a home that fits your financing.6. Offer and negotiate and a binding contract7. Due Diligence and Inspection in other words Hire a HUD 203k renovation consultant to determine any HUD Minimum Property Standard or improvements you want to include at closing.8. Underwriting and Appraisal 9. The closing is the between the borrower and seller.                       
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Here are two photos, let me know which one you like better. On a side note, can you name what each meal consists of? One is harder to identify than the other:)Instead of a Monday Motivation post I thought you would enjoy this instead a quiz not like Wayne Martin  but equally challenging. 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 investmen...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Speechless Sundays: What is this guy doing on our lemon tree?... clearly he put on some weight. Have not seen him in a while close up. All the orange trees are keeping him healthy and well.In case you are wondering there are a lot of evidence that he has been eating well see above:)It turns out he was chewing on the lemon tree's bark... hmmm? why? 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 consider...
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By Fred Sweezer Sr. CMI, LLC., HUD 203k Consultant
(Hud Certified 203K Consultant)
How many homes have you shown your buyer last month? Getting a home in a sellers market can work if you have the right 203k team. This video covers how to prepare for underwriting in a short time frame.
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Having the right tools in every profession matters... as most of you who read my posts, know I love cooking and having the right tools helps me make some of the best dishes relatively easy. All because of having the right tools, the right cookbooks, the right skill set and the right ingredients.I do not have an outdoor grill, so I substitute everything indoors. Tonight, I made Mexican Street Corn, in a skillet since grilling was not an option.Needless to say, I had the right tool...  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 ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Wordless Wednesdays: one of Diane's bosses gave her this. Keep in mind she goes into the office every Wednesday and there is always some surprise, such as a gourmet lunch or a gift of sorts.Now does this post inspire you to stop into the office? I worked remotely before the Covid Pandemic. For me the Pandemic just made it legal to work more remotely than before:)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 y...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Did you know that the average homeowner has a net worth 38 times higher than the average renter?Well as a seasoned Realtor I did know this, ironically not all buyers do and many buyers are not willing to compromise the "better" rental location to what they can afford in their "budget".  Sadly, that is an ego and status problem. In the long run the renters lose out.Yes, there are benefits to calling the landlord or the manager if there is an issue when it comes to plumbing, electricity and other issues. On the other hand, a few calls to a good electrician and a plumber as a homeowner goes a long way. Just my two cents.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...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
This Memorial Day: We are Honoring the Fallen Soldiers. May I say, we should do this all year around, not just today or should I say once a year. These were our true Heroes, they never made it home to enjoy our Freedom.“This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn't come home. This is not Veterans Day, it's not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom." –Tamra Bolton I have been saying this message for decades. Some listened and learned, others did not. I still get emails with the headline: Happy Memorial Day. I also get greeted with the same message. I just politely smile, and it tells me something about that person. If it is an email, I just shake my head and mumble a few choice words. "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Let's have a quick easy light dinner, request by Diane... her wish is my command:)So, with that said how about some fresh Shitake mushrooms, some Trumpet Mushrooms and some brown beech mushrooms sauteed with onions, garlic olive oil and some seasoned butter.Well let's add some garbanzo beans and some fresh baby spinach with a little carrots and green peas. Well, OK we need some stock mixture too, bone broth, chicken and vegetable stock. Also add some chicken sausages or ones you like.While you making this quickly make some mac and cheese and you have a nice light dinner. 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 goa...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
2529 Woodstock Rd Los Angeles CA 90046: Massive Price Reduction Directions: Sunset Blvd turn right to Willow Glen Rd continue to Woodstock Rd turn right past the paved Rd on the dirt road first structure is 2529 Woodstock Rd.Remarks: Huge Price Reduction, sell wants it sold! This is truly an exceptional opportunity to purchase this land/project. Ideal for developers, end users, investors or flippers or for an owner user. This fantastic property is located in close proximity to the Houdini Estate. Head up Laurel Cyn to Willow Glen Rd to Woodstock Rd. 8,841 sq ft of down sloped land with a foundation and many more. Vacant panoramic view Land with a structure on it. The property has a foundation and substructure and grading done already. A seasoned developer who knows their way around the ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
2401 San Marco Dr. Los Angeles CA 90068: Another vacant lot PENDING...Directions: Head East on Franklin Ave to Cahuenga BLVD (N) first right (E)on to Dix St and first left (n) on Holly Dr. to the end turn (L) to San Marco, land is just past 2407 San Marco Dr.Remarks : Best priced vacant land in the Beach Wood Canyon area. Truly a fantastic opportunity to build your dream home in the highly desirable Hollywood Dell section of the Hollywood Hills East. This lot is equally desirable for a developer to build for spec. The house next to this lot on a more difficult upslope with smaller frontage was built recently. This up sloped lot has about 58 ft of frontage with panoramic canyon views. Just imagine being surrounded by nature and multimillion dollar homes and still be minutes from the city...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Wordless Wednesdays: what did you have for dinner tonight?... I was busy today so while I was on the road, Diane decided to clean the fridge (against my approval) ... So, I get home and want to make dinner, told her what I had in mind... she said I saw some Sausages in the fridge can you make that instead? I said sure...I her mind I know she was visualizing onions sausage and bread with mustard and other condiments.Well instead while she was feeding the cats I made this. Let me know what you think? :)On a side note, she loved it:)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 yo...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Speechless Sunday: Have you ever seen a resting hummingbird? Well, how about two?... as I was cleaning the dishes (well it is Mother's Day you know) I saw these two birds from the kitchen window.I mentioned to Diane, that we need to put food out, since the birds are starring into our kitchen, clearly, they must be hungry.She said they were Humming birds. I did not believe her, but when they took off, I had to admit she was right. They were humming birds.They proceeded to fly to the lemon tree, and it is hard to see, but one of them decided to rest there for a photo opportunity.Hard to see but to the left of the top lemon the little guy is sitting on the branch about an inch and a half away on the photo.Hope you had a fun and relaxing Mother's Day weekend.  Wishing you a safe and healthy...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
The Annual Food Drive: Second Saturday in May, Diane & I have been supporting this great cause for the past ten years. We are blessed and happy that we are well off and can help others.Every year the Postal Employees that deliver our mail come by and drop off the bag two days before it and in turn send a card as well.We in turn fill up the bag and put it out. Today I noticed that our regular mail carrier was not around. As Holly and I returned from our 5:30 pm walk the bag was still there. Across the street I saw the fill in mail carrier. I flagged him down; he said once he delivered the mail he would come around to pick up the bag.Around 8:30pm out of character the mail was delivered. 10:00pm on Holly's evening walk the bag was still on our front porch.What a shame, I said to Diane ear...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Have you thought about just making a Mediterranean style dinner? I was at Trader Joe's yesterday, and I saw a few ingredients that made me say OK this will be tonight's dinner.Now with that said the Ravioli got my attention, with fantastic mushrooms that should be served in five start restaurants and made in Italy. What more could I ask?Then I saw these other mushrooms called Brown Beech Mushrooms fresh. Needless to say, had to add that to the meal.When in doubt you need protein, and I am a huge fan of their Argentinian red shrimp. Hence that was added to it as well.Then to top it off I saw Artisan Style Bread Olive Fougasse seldom available at Trader Joe's, and I knew I had my Mediterranean dinner. Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are look...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Friday Fun Day: It is all about perspective... as some of you remember I posted not too long ago about a large lemon I picked from our backyard. Some of you were impressed and thought it was the size of a grapefruit.I did not want to be rude and say "no you are wrong" so with that said, I went out and bought a small watermelon to show you the real perspective:))Now with that said you can see that this lemon is much larger than a grapefruit:))Hope you take this lightly and have a fun Mother's Day weekend.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 fri...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Throwback Thursdays: This post was inspired by our friend Jeff Dowler, CRS  you know the Dude....He posted about his Butterflies, so with that said I had to share some of my photos that I captured last year in our back yard. No, we did not grow and raise the butterflies, but they did stop in on our plants.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...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Flashback in time: 200 years ago, today Beethoven performed his 9th, Symphony. I have been introduced to it around 1971/1972-time frame thanks to a movie called A Clockwork Orange, by Stanly Kubrick. Thanks to him for the past 51 to 52 years I have enjoyed Beethoven's 9th Symphony.Tonight, my classical radio station 91.5 https://www.kusc.org/ had a special about the history and background of the 9th Symphony followed by  a performance of the 9th with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Orchestra.What a performance. If you like Beethoven and classical music this is one for you.I have a special connection with this performance, because Beethoven performed it in Vienna where I spent a year going to school hence it is extra special for me.Again happy 200th year celebration of Beetho...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Balsamic Fig Reduction: one of my favorite meal enhancers... I remember many years ago when I bought a Balsamic Vinegar with Fig infused and I paid top dollar for it.After I tasted it, I decided that was the last time and I will make my own. Needless to say you do not need to pay top dollar and can make your own.Every year I would take some fresh figs and then do my own reduction and infusing it with the fresh figs.This year there were hardly any fresh figs on the market, so I bought some dried figs. So, with that said here is my recipe for the Balsamic Fig Reduction:1. Quarter the figs about a handful plus2. Add two bottles of Balsamic Vinegar from Modena3. Boil it for about 20 minutes or so4. Then reduce the heat and continue for another 15 minutes. Basically, convert and reduce the t...
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