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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Here we are it is the Friday night before Christmas... I wanted to surprise Diane with a special dinner. So, with that said I reach out to my newest cookbook "From the Oven to the Table" those who read my post know this was my latest acquisition to my cookbooks. There were a couple recipes that I had my eye on. p.s.: as my regular readers know, once I make a dish the cookbook is paid for:).Today's meal I chose as a side dish to my main course. The main course was baked & grilled Lobster tails. Now with that said I opted for the Roasted Autumn Vegetables with a Miso Sauce.It is a bit labor intensive but worth every effort.The ingredients:     1 Celery root (peeled and cut into 1/4 inch thickness                                    2. Multicolored Carrots (for different flavors            ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
It Never Rains in Southern California, I am sure you heard the song... I am dating myself the year was 1972 when it was first publicly released.Just as many of my readers who do not live in the greater Los Angeles do not believe me that we have four seasons. The only difference is that our seasons are milder.On the other hand, when we have rain, Oh Boy it is like going through a car wash is the best comparison. I took a few photos for the nonbelievers:) Also do not fret we are clearly out of the drought based on the last few days and there are a couple more rainy days ahead for u.   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 Rea...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
What did you make for dinner tonight? or what did you have for dinner tonight? Clearly not everyone cooks on a Saturday night... Diane and I prefer to be at home relaxing on the weekend. So with that said I made a pasta dish. Should I say seafood pasta dish. It consisted of Rigatoni and squid ink pasta aka spaghetti. The ingredients were mussels mixed with shrimp, scallop and calamari. I already had the sauce made in advance hence it was like "jar sauce" then to boot I added some mushrooms.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 ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Here was a headline of a few hours ago:  California to vote on allowing ‘toilet-to-tap’ projects: What to know...Some Californians could find themselves flushing a future drinking water source down their commodes in just a few years’ time — pending the approval of long-awaited, but misnamed, “toilet-to-tap” rules next week. There are many other things going on as well. not wanting to make this a political post instead just asking for your thoughts.Not trying to digress, but every year U-Haul comes out with the list of fifty states where they stand with outward and inward migration. I used to enjoy this over the decades. Just to be clear 26 years ago my first niche market was "relocation specialist" Since I have moved around the Globe, and all over the US as well. Hence, I was able to pr...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Friday: Fun Day which meal would you choose and why? Just to be clear there are no right or wrong answers. I made two of the three meals, but had all three. Let me know which one you prefer and why? Two were dinners and one was late lunch. The photo above is Linguine with sausage but not your ordinary sausage it is chicken sausage with cheese and tomatoes.the above photo has baked Salmon, baked potatoes with four cheese on top and baked vegetables too.Clearly some would not like certain foods first photo is seared Tuna in case you are wondering.  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 m...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
As most of you know, I have a niche market selling Vacant Land in the greater Los Angeles area. Well today I received a notice from One Drive where my photos are saved unbeknown to me.It has actually been fun that I get notified daily about photos I took with my cellphone many years ago on the particular date they happened to send to me.Now with that said today's fun photos were about six years ago. The owner asked me to list a couple of his vacant lots. I went out and took some pictures to determine values.When I send him what I thought the land was worth listing and would sell for he got mad and clearly did not agree with my take.Well look at these photos, I laughed and, on a side, note six years later I check today it still did not sell.Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
7260 Woodrow Wilson Dr Los Angeles CA 90068 Huge Price reduction...Directions : Cahuenga Blvd to Oakshire Dr. to Passmore Dr. to Woodrow Wilson Dr. Next door to 7270 Woodrow Wilson Dr.Remarks : Huge Price Reduction! Seller is looking for your offer, a fantastic View Lot in the Hollywood Hills it is the best priced view lot on a paved road. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity & build a stunning Hollywood Hills view home on the world-famous Woodrow Wilson Dr. Panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley including Universal Studios. This land consists of two APN numbers on one of the most coveted streets, nestled in an exclusive enclave of the who is who of Hollywood. Perfect for a developer or owner user who would like to build a spectacular view home. Reach out to the listing agen...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Speechless Sunday:  Indoor decorations about 70% completed... well in case you do not believe me check out these photos. Diane went to the hairdresser and to do other errands, hence I had three hours of peaceful time to work on the indoor decorations.When she got home, she told me she was not surprised. So, with that said if I wanted to Suprise her, I would need to skip the indoor decorations:)))Wishing you happy decorating and hope you get it done before Christmas eve:)  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 ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Today, we visited Vroman's one of our favorite bookstores in Pasadena, CA... no, we did not go to the Wine Bar, but I did manage to get another cookbook.Not sure, but if I counted right, I would be very close to having this as number 100. I need to have a recount count. Last time I counted I did not include the ones in my home office that I am in the middle of always reading. Hence Diane graciously reminded me today: "...another cookbook..."? Told her there are three recipes she would love. Needless to say, on the way home she asked about it and let her know.In case you are wondering it is called "From the Oven to The Table". I do a lot of baked meals and it is easy to do and tastes better than boiling or sauteing.Yes, there are many wonderful baked recipes, just to tease you, beets, sa...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
The outdoor Christmas Decorations are 90% finished... and the indoor decorations are at 10% still a lot more work to be done. I know it is only the 8th of December.How is your decoration coming along? Inquiring minds want to know. Needless to say, I still have some time this weekend to improve these statistics.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...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Throwback Thursdays: Love "One Drive" the photos keep on coming... sometimes it is a distraction because I click on it and then I am motivated to see other photos and spend some time reflecting on the past.This of course can be a huge distraction and not what I intended on doing. I am very obsessive and compulsive about time management, hence I could say "One Drive is not my friend." 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...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Wordless Wednesdays: guess what I made this meal with?...well, if you guessed Ben's rice aka previously known as Uncle Ben's Rice you guess correctly:)those of you who read my post of yesterday knew a meal was coming soon:) 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 ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
This post was inspired by Kathy Streib  post about being politically correct when it comes to Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.As most of you know I love to cook, and I will speak my mind without jeopardizing potential clients. My honest conversations are appreciated by potential clients when it comes to buying land in the greater Los Angeles Area.Well, my mother bought probably fifty years ago Uncle Ben's rice and loved it. She kept the container and after my parents passed, I kept the container and use it for my utensil holders. Talk about ironies in life most of you know that it is politically incorrect to say or buy "Uncle Ben's rice" !  I have not bought rice from this company in decades, the other day Ralph's had so many "points" that I have not used so what should I do before t...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Jill is the ruler of this house, she controls, Wiley our Orange Cat and Holly or dog.... not to forget supervises Diane in making the breakfast and dinner meals for cat nation.Now with that said she stopped in my home office to see what I am doing.... I told her I am blogging on Active Rain and commenting to my client's questions.She was fine with it:))))) Well that is life of a Pet friendly Realtor in Los AngelesWishing 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 on...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
I often get asked “So what can you build on this lot?” or statements like “This lot is not buildable.”I smile and just shake my head and take the trouble of advising the potential buyer or the potential buyer’s agent to reach out to a savvy hillside architect and they will help and will be pleasantly surprised at the answer they get.Some listen, others just move on. Today, I ran into a post that happened to share this Los Angeles Times Article. I enjoyed reading it and it just confirmed what I have been saying for the past 26+ years. Please check out this article  https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2023-11-20/building-home-on-a-steep-hill-and-constrained-lot-in-los-angeles Once you read it come back and let me know your thoughts😊I hope this changes your mind about those “unbuildabl...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Truffle Infused Pasta with Clam Sauce a recipe by Endre Barath, Jr a Beverly Hills Realtor... As most of you know I read many recipes before I create my own version. The Traditional Pasta with Clam Sauce from Italy is with Spaghetti and white clam sauce.Gratefully I have many Pasta cookbooks. I used a combination of old traditional Italian recipes with a more modern version Pasta Modern: New and Inspired recipes from Italy and I bought it up to the next level.I am a firm believer that the ingredients make a huge difference. If you cook with top-of-the-line pasta it makes a difference.If you add top of the line ingredients the flavors are so much better. Now to bring it up to the next level let me share my thoughts. Truffle infused pasta; truffle infused olive oil. Then add one black tru...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Thank you, Debe Maxwell, CRS , for inspiring me to write these gratefulness posts. I was not sure if I would be able to do all four, but I managed to get it done. Thank you again.Now with that said, I am so grateful for being in such a good place financially, that we can afford a great deal of luxury when it comes to cooking and eating gourmet food, to name one subject. Just as a background, I have managed to collect, as most of my regular readers know over 190 + cookbooks in the past 29 years. Some were gifts from friends and Active Rain peeps, they know who they are so I will not embarrass them😊. Many of these cookbooks were written by Michelin rated Chefs whose restaurants we had the pleasure of dining in. Not just here in the United States but in Europe as well. Honorable mentions g...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Wordless Wednesdays: Beaver Moon yesterday was a full moon called Beaver Moon. it is all about the beavers getting ready to lock up and load up for the end of the year.Well, I thought let me take a picture of it. Keep in mind my phone is not like a fantastic camera. Let me know what you thought of 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 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, lu...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Speechless Sunday: Needed a break from the turkey leftovers... I decided to get rid of the vegies and the stuffing with some shrimp and fish.If you are looking for an inexpensive flavorful fish check out Barramundi glad you did if you asked me. Taste like Seabass at one third the price. We needed a break from the turkey. 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 hom...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
As most of you who read my posts know, I love Thanksgiving and consider it the All-American Holiday. Now as I reflect with still a few leftovers in the fridge. Needless to say, yesterday we had leftovers. Next thing will be making Leftover Turkey Soup. A fitting close of my favorite holiday outside of Christmas.Hope your Thanksgiving Weekend was/is great. Looking forward to seeing your comments. 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, plea...
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