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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The trials and tribulations of adding and changing outdoor lights.... As most of you know we repainted the exterior of our home. We thought at this time rearranging  the light switches would be a great idea as well.Just to give you a background as to the 'why' we wanted it done. We had a switch in the garage which  turned on a couple of the lights. We improved on this  a few years ago by adding a timer.  As you know, here in Los Angeles we have 'Time Changes' to deal with in the Fall and in the Spring.  Hence  we had to to reprogram it twice a year... after a while it got to be a challenge the programing that is. Hence we just  reverted back to turning it off manually in the morning and  turning it on at night by over riding the Timer. Yes you gathered it by now, we did not know how to ...
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By Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services
(Home Jane Realty)
Are you wondering how much it would cost to buy a home in Brentwood? Let's take a look at sales over the past year by median price of a single family home and condo and compare it to the same period last year. The price per square foot will also be included. The median of 307 single family homes sold in Santa Monica as a whole over the past year is $3.323M with an average price per square foot of $1,379. The median price of 598 condos sold is $1,125M with an average price per square foot of $948. 307 single family homes sold in Brentwood over the past year for a median price of $3.726M. The average price per square foot was $1,206.  Over half sold within 30 days for 1.5% over asking price.Single Family Home Sales 2021 over 2020 comparison  Condo Sales 2021 over 2020 comparison284 condos...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Wordless Wednesdays: Do you know where you were three years ago today? I do!! So with that said in case you forgot, here is a visual to remind you:)))Debe Maxwell, CRS  and Grant Schneider  and Doug Dawes  just a gentile refresher...Diane sent me this picture today it was a Google Reminder of better days and yes there were others like George Souto  he was not in the picture he was at the Bar getting another Drink:))) seriously share some comments and pictures of that day here ....Hard to believe it was only three years ago...it feels like a life time ....I just went on FB and here is one more picture: 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 y...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
What exterior paint colors are trending for 2021? Diane and I never considered we were trend setters,  nor did we consider following the trends. Instead, we always like chose what we both liked or where there was a happy middle ground if we were not on the same page. Now with that said, as we were finishing up the small bathroom remodel project, Diane and I decided we might as well paint the exterior of the house and add lights that we liked rather what we had. Clearly picking colors is not as easy as we imagined. The contractor gave quite a lot to choose from, well see for yourself. We wanted a Black or Charcoal exterior, with that said we started narrowing down the choices.The painters were great, they said we need to have some patches on the wall so we could be comfortable with the r...
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By Corey Chambers, Entar® Real Estate and Investment Technologies
The month of November brings about an extra opportunity to say Thank You for being a valuable part of our business. As most begin to prepare for the Holiday season, plan Thanksgiving get-togethers and the like, it’s easy to become wrapped up in all that we have to do to ensure a fun, joyful time for all we are responsible for — while overlooking all that we have to be thankful for. Gratitude, though, is a contagious attitude!  Unfortunately, many homeowners are desperate to exit their current homes. Actually, loathing this time of year adds to the frustration of not being settled for the Holidays. You may know someone or a family that fits this description.  Here is where you and I can HELP!  AND remember… YOUR referrals help the kids. Therefore, our Mission is to Go Serve Big!!! Serve ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
October my favorite month is coming to an end it is not your usual Halloween... we are about an hour and a half away from closing out October. This post is bitter sweet. I went around to our regular Halloween customers this afternoon with candy in a bucket. Pre packed in plastic bags:  The customers are the kids in our neighborhood... it was early afternoon with a bucket of Candy and the parents all said : Does that mean you will not be open tonight?:)I sadly said indeed there is no decorations but our regular customers the eight children should not miss out. As I handed out the bags of candy they all approved of the quality of the candy. I told Diane it was reassuring that it does not matter if it is seven, or ten or twenty of forty years later kids still know what good candy is.It is ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Almost Speechless Sunday: The Covid-19 briefings continue. These briefings have been going on for 19 months. Jill never gets tired of it, it does not matter that it is the "old" or the "updated bathroom". It does not matter if it is the Covid-19 or the various variants.Looks like the briefings will continue a little longerJust for fun would it be nice if we had other briefing?:)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...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Wordless Wednesdays: well sometimes you need help to get up the couch when your back hurts. Holly is very appreciative of Salli's gift. 'Thank you very much' says Holly.On a side note I did some checking and Diane & I appreciate it too. Also our bank account appreciates it too:) 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 es...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
What does a Pumpkin Patch conjure up in your mind? For me a Pumpkin Patches conjures up children playing and parents introducing them to having Fall Fun. Creating Jack O’ Lanterns, bringing the family to the various fun locations.Lucky for children and families in Los Angeles there are many opportunities to enjoy  Pumpkin Patches. There are Pumpkin patches in  Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Culver City, Torrance, and West Hollywood just to name a few.Homeowners in my  neighborhood love to decorate their front yards, their steps and porches with pumpkins. I have seen some homes in Beverly Hills that have bales of hay and  corn stalks and pumpkins that will compete with some of the Pumpkin Patches people bring their children to. In all fairness there are some Pumpkin Patches that have eleva...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
I love October, it is one of my favorite months of the year.  Not only is it my birthday month it is the beginning of Fall, temperatures start to cool, we usually do not need to run the air conditioner every day as the temperatures are extremely comfortable.  Here in Southern California, we can enjoy crisp morning temperatures that warm up to comfortable afternoons before the evening chill.Some Realtors start focusing on the holidays right about now which I find a bit premature.  For the past 24 years, Fall has been my busiest season.  Why and how is that possible?  The answer is easy, I continue to answer my phone, and promptly reply to texts and emails.  Buyers and sellers appreciate that.The serious buyers and sellers are still out there, and they love the fact that there is less com...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sunday: Sunbathing on an early afternoon ... living in Los Angeles seldom do we need to put the Air conditioner on, hence the cats are loving getting the Sunshine via the open door. 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 Ang...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
I have been remiss to give you an update about the puzzle. As of October 17th Diane began deconstructing the puzzle. She was a bit emotionally attached, but decided to have her friend try to put it together....I anticipate a competitive spirit with her friend trying to do it faster than Diane did:)Needless to say it took a while to disassemble it. Not as long as it was to put together never the less it took a couple days:)Hope you enjoyed the story of the puzzle!  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 hand...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Just Sold: 8289 Grand View Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90046 another vacant lot sold on Grand View Dr. Los Angeles, CA. 90046.  In case you are interested I have four more Land Listings on Grand View Drive, two different sellers.Please reach out to me one has a great deal of information the others are three lots next to each other. Build one or four home.... 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 consi...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Wordless Wednesdays:   Corn Chowder aka Chowda  .... this recipe is a take off and modification of Jasper White's Recipe from his Cook Book 50 Chowders.If you are interested in making this, please  let me know and I can share the recipe! 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 bea...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Crazy English: Oh boy I can relate to this one. FYI one of our Active Rain friends recently posted about this very subject. So with that said I had to grab the book that has been sitting on top of all the other books waiting  for me to read.... (Keep in mind I had the book since 1989). I guess it is never too late to pick it up for the second time. Interestingly, then to boot I had cut out an article in 1996 that Ann Landers wrote and was inside the book. Well see for yourself...Ironically I had a Yellow Sticky Note, from the last time I picked up the book to this quote:..."In 1750 Phillip, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield, wrote, in a letter to his son, "One false spelling may fix a stigma upon a man for life" If Lord Chesterfield's chilling dictum is true all of us are stigmatized, for who...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
For the past seven years our neighbor across the street has been flying 8his Dodger's Flag. Well after all these years we broke down and got our own flag.No it is NOT a Los Angeles Dodger's Flag. it is a Boston Red Sox Flag are you surprised? NO!!!!!!!!Neither was our neighbor:))) May the better team win.... hopefully no Cheating Scandals this time....  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 co...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Having the right tools in any profession is critical for success... Having been a Realtor for 27+ years, I managed to keep up with the newest and best tools of the trade. I started out with an office phone and a secretary taking messages. Then graduate to beepers, suitcase phone etc. Now having a smart phone that has everything would be difficult to imagine living and working without.Now with that said I have been wanting to improve my kitchen skills and have been telling Diane I need a better way to slice and dice my vegetables. Look what she surprised me with yesterday:)))Now how long do you think it will take before I try it out and use 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 Rea...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
In case you missed it: 2840 N Paradise DR LOS ANGELES CA 90032 huge price reduction! Seller is motivated to sell!Directions : W. HUNTINGTON DR/S. TELLURIDE W. FOREST PARK DR/N. AMETHYST CT Remarks : Do you want bragging rights? How many can say they live in Paradise, well if not in Paradise how about on Paradise Dr.???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 for a plat map. Seller may consider financing.  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your c...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Some Days are easier than others, there are positive  explanations we might just not know why...Today was a relaxing and easy day for me when it comes to Real Estate. The stars were in line  to give me an easy day. So, what did I do? Very little if you asked me… The noise and the chatter around me were muted by my classical radio station that I have been listening to 24/7 for decades.Yesterday I went shopping for great food. Diane asked what do I want to do for dinner? She was prepared to take me out, meaning that she would cook.I heard horror stories about upscale restaurants being understaffed and over worked. Translation mediocre to lousy service, average food, and expensive prices. Hence, I opted not to do that, instead I wanted to stay home and make our own meal.Keep in mind, mothe...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
 As a Realtor in Los Angeles I often go on listing presentation, yes being in the business for 25 years in the local market this is not unusual. I was given a referral lead where the client was considering listing and selling her home.Well I got there and she informs me that there was an agent that told her that he had a buyer who missed out on many opportunities because they got out bid....Now with that said I was asked what the value of her home was, I was about $25-$50k above the offer price. I could have had the listing if I used Real Estate Poetry and said their house should be listed $150k above the price... but I did not.  So with that said who will get the listing? Stay tuned. No I did not get the job yet... time will tell    Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forwar...
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