Pacific Palisades, CA Real Estate News

The fifth season of Movies in the Park will begin on Saturday, August 1, with the free showing of 'Men In Black' on the Field of Dreams at the Palisades Recreation Center. This perfect summer romp (rated PG-13) from 1997 stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as top-secret agents 'Men in Black' (MiB) who monitor and police alien activity on Earth. Barry Sonnenfeld directed this science fiction, comedy action film. Movies in the Park-Pacific Palisades, Inc., in association with the Palisadian-Post & Post Printing, presents old-fashioned family fun every Saturday in August. Additional films are 'Kung Fu Panda,' sponsored by Caf' Vida (August 8); 'Beauty and the Beast,' sponsored by Marquez Knolls Property Owners Association (August 15); 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,'...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
With the current economic climate, "staycations" are becoming more and more popular. Keep your family in the area, but get away and relax with these staycation ideas. Be a Local Tourist. Do a little bit of research and see what your visitor's bureau or local goverment recommends for visitors. Chances are, there are plenty of attractions you haven't explored! Don a ridiculous Hawaiian shirt, put a camera around your neck, and set out on a local adventure. Backyard Camping. Pitch a tent in your backyard and sleep outside. Best part is if it rains or someone is not feeling well, the conveniences of home are only a few feet away! Look at Local Deals. Check out what deals local hotels are offering. Even if you're close to home, staying the night in a hotel and sitting by the pool gives every...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
From Luxury Real Estate - Malibu, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, BrentwoodDont miss the Squirrel Nut Zippers at the Santa Monica Pier tonite! Performances start at 7pm. Get there early as it get BUSY!! To preview the finest real estate and the best deals on the Westside of Los Angeles including Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Malibu, Brentwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, West L.A., Marina Del Rey & Mar Vista please visit our website: http://www.westsidehomefinder.com/ When you are ready to view the properties or just have a question, please contact us: 310.459.8191 or info@wsprops.com PACIFIC PALISADES SANTA MONICA MALIBU BRENTWOOD BEVERLY HILLS WESTWOOD/CENTURY CITY MARINA DEL REY VENICE TOPANGA CULVER CITY PLAYA DEL REY PLAYA VISTA WEST L.A. BEL-AIR BEVERLY HILLS PO BEV...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
With construction of Palisades Charter High School's Maggie Gilbert Aquatic Center well under way, community members want to know what hours the pool will be available for public use. Jeanne Goldsmith, a consultant PaliHi hired to fundraise for the pool, told the Palisadian-Post on Monday that the school definitely plans to offer free public swimming on Sundays once the pool opens next March.   'Our aim is to have [the pool available] all day,' Goldsmith said, but PaliHi may rent out the entire pool for part of the day to aquatic user groups such as swim and water-polo teams.   'We have to make this pool self-sustaining,' Goldsmith said, stressing that the school will not use taxpayer money from its general fund to construct or operate the pool.   Private donors have contributed $3 mill...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Sunday Open Houses Report      July 12, 2009       N-New R- Review C -Cancelled P-Price Reduction            Lunch     Refreshments TC-Tennis Court PL-Pool FP-Fireplace VU-View GH-Guest House MDS-Maid's Quarters  (15)    PACIFIC PALISADES SINGLE FAMILY 2/ 1.75  14505 W SUNSET $ 975,000  R    FP/VU SF:1120  2 - 5 4/ 3.00  15022 W SUNSET BLVD $ 1,099,000  R    FP SF:2059  1 - 5 2/ 2.50  971 CHATTANOOGA AVE $ 1,185,000  R    FP/VU SF:1590  2 - 5 3/ 2.50  17299 AVENIDA DE LA HERRADURA $ 1,199,000  R    TC/PL/FP SF:2113  1 - 4 3/ 2.00  15042 W SUNSET $ 1,199,000  R    FP/VU SF:2044  2 - 5 4/ 3.00  17206 AVENIDA DE LA HERRADURA $ 1,399,000  R    TC/PL/FP/VU SF:2644  2 - 5 4/ 2.50  275 MONTE GRIGIO DR $ 1,488,000  N    FP/VU SF:2719  2 - 5 4/ 3.50  16780 CALLE DE MARISA $ 1,549,000  R    TC/P...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Here are the open houses in Pacific Palisades: 7/11/2009         N-New R- Review C -Cancelled P-Price Reduction          TC-Tennis Court PL-Pool FP-Fireplace VU-View GH-Guest House MDS-Maid's Quarters SINGLE FAMILY 4/ 5.50 556 BIENVENEDA AVE$ 1,683,000  FP/VU SF:5350 2-5pm 4/ 3.00 15022 W SUNSET BLVD $ 1,099,000  FP SF:2059 12-3pm 4/ 3.50 16553 AKRON ST $ 2,295,000  FP/VU SF:3097 2-5pm CONDO 2/ 3.00 16123 SUNSET BOULEVARD #202 #202$ 749,000  VU SF:1560 1-5pm 3/ 3.00 16123 SUNSET BLVD 404 #404$ 1,289,000   VU SF:2091 1-5pm 4/ 4.00 16123 SUNSET BLVD 105 #105$ 1,299,000   SF:2740 1-5pm LEASES 2/ 2.00 16123 SUNSET BLVD 207 #207$ 3,654   VU SF:1309 1-5pm 3/ 3.00 16123 W SUNSET BLVD 106 #106$ 5,250   SF:2000 1-5pm 4/ 4.00 16123 SUNSET BLVD 105 #105$ 6,500   VU SF:2740 1-5pm To preview the fin...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
In celebration of the life and work of Michael Jackson, The GRAMMY Museum is sharing a collection of Jackson's most iconic wardrobe pieces (including the suit he wore on the cover of Thriller). Starting Friday, June 26, 2009, these will be exhibited on the Museum's third floor alongside video of some of Jackson's most exciting GRAMMY performances. I hope this exhibit will serve as a fitting tribute to one of the most significant entertainers in music history. The Museum will open to the public on Friday at 11:30am. For thousands of years, royalty has called attention to itself with extravagant clothing and other finery. Jewels, fine fabrics, and elaborate accessories can complete the transformation of a person into a brightly-shining star that holds its audience spellbound. As the "King...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
7/23 and 5/25 Mortgages: Mortgages with a one-time rate adjustment after seven years and five years, respectively.   3/1, 5/1, 7/1 and 10/1 ARMs: Adjustable-rate mortgages in which the rate is fixed for three-year, five-year, seven-year and 10-year periods, respectively, but may adjust annually after that.   A Acceleration: The right of the mortgagee (lender) to demand the immediate repayment of the mortgage loan balance upon the default of the mortgager (borrower), or by using the right vested in the due-on-sale clause. Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM): A loan on which the monthly payments will increase or decrease over time, based on changes in the ARM?s interest rate index. ARM payments typically are adjusted every six months or once a year. Common indices to which ARMs are tied includ...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
As with any major purchase, it pays to be informed prior to making any decisions. As experienced buyers already know, buying a home is a complicated process, so it's important to start at the beginning and thoroughly understand each step. Whether you're buying your first home or your third, make sure you have the necessary financial resources and have explored all your options before you purchase a new home.       If you're a first-time buyer, you should weigh the pros and cons of homeownership versus renting. There are many advantages and disadvantages to consider. For example, renters have the freedom of mobility if they choose to move, but their monthly rent checks do not establish long-term equity or produce any other benefits. And while homeowners' mortgage payments accumulate equi...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Recently, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® surveyed homebuyers to find out what they considered to be important in the purchase of their homes. The largest percentage, 27 percent, considered the mere ownership of a home as the most important reason to buy. Moving to a better neighborhood (17 percent), wanting a larger home (10 percent), and realizing the tax advantages of homeownership (8 percent) were other reasons cited for buying homes. Seven percent focused on investment value as their primary motivation for homeownership. Over the years, your home likely will be the best investment you'll ever make. But more importantly, it will be the place that offers you and your family shelter, security and stability. That's some return on investment. To preview the finest real estate a...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
For the vast majority of us, owning a home is part of the American Dream. According to a study conducted by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, 87 percent of those polled cited owning a home as the number one criterion for defining "the good life." Owners and renters alike considered homeownership desirable for the following reasons: the pride of ownership, their dislike of paying rent, and the ability to change features of their homes to match their individual tastes and needs. In addition, owning your own home provides a sense of security and well-being that's hard to beat. Home is where we raise our families, have friends over for summer barbeques, paint the baby's room pink or blue, and find refuge from the outside world. Owning a home offers other advantages as well. For instanc...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
 In July, sidewalk sales and bargains around each corner in Pacific Palisades Village. Enjoy browsing up and down our well-heeled, well-loved sidewalks. Shops and restaurants will be opened all day to serve you. Seize the day and enjoy some weekend fun. To preview the finest real estate and the best deals on the Westside of Los Angeles including Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Malibu, Brentwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, West L.A., Marina Del Rey & Mar Vista please visit our website: http://www.westsidehomefinder.com/ When you are ready to view the properties or just have a question, please contact us: 310.459.8191 or info@wsprops.com PACIFIC PALISADES SANTA MONICA MALIBU BRENTWOOD BEVERLY HILLS WESTWOOD/CENTURY CITY MARINA DEL REY VENICE TOPANGA CULVER CITY PLAYA DEL REY PLAYA VISTA WES...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Happy Hump Day and Happy July! My apologies for being non-existent and not posting as my office, Westside Properties, has been in construction for the past two weeks. Today is the first day of normal life again. Josh and I are finally back in our newly updated office and loving it. LOTS of catch up to play and lots of relationships to rekindle. Here is the weekly market up for Pacific Palisades Real Estate: New Listings: 609 LAS LOMAS AVE - $3,995,000 0 Posetano RD #7 - land - $164,500 3633 MALIBU VISTA DR - $1,578,000 16321 PACIFIC COAST HWY #169 - $299,000 18000 SEA REEF DR - $1,795,000 15055 ALTATA DR - $3,595,000 710 VIA DE LA PAZ - $2,695,000 1502 PALISADES DR - condo - $649,000 3814 CASTLEROCK RD - $1,699,000 1425 MONTE GRANDE PL - $2,695,000 16630 CALLE ARBOLADA - $1,798,500 1846...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Happy Monday! I hope that all the fathers had a wonderful day yesterday and I also hope that you were spoiled and pampered as I was spoiled rotten all day! Here are the weekly sales and new listings in the Pacific Palisades area: SOLD 1117 CHAUTAUQUA - $2,750,000 16814 CALLE DE SARAH - $2,100,000 16463 AKRON STREET - $1,202,500 1550 SORRENTO DRIVE - $4,300,000 17070 LIVORNO DRIVE - $2,900,000 542 CHAPALA DRIVE - $1,860,000 NEW LISTINGS 16801 VIA LA COSTA - HOUSE - $4,950,000 16836 CALLE BELLEVISTA - HOUSE - $4,750,000 1147 EMBURY STREET - HOUSE - $1,449,000 1332 EL HITO CIRCLE - HOUSE - $1,645,000 734 JACON WAY - HOUSE - $1,849,000 1287 RIMMER AVE - HOUSE - $3,125,000 18 PARK AVE - 658 PALISADES DRIVE - CONDO - $1,418,000 17050 LIVORNO DRIVE - LAND - $1,099,000 If you have any questions...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
For Katie Stam, who is accustomed to traveling 20,000 miles a month and working seven days a week, participating in two parades on the Fourth of July will be a cakewalk. Miss America 2009 will ride as grand marshal at the Pacific Palisades Americanism Parade at 2 p.m. after starting the day in Huntington Beach. From the moment the former Miss Indiana triumphantly walked across the stage in January'the final night of the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas'her year-long journey began. 'When it was down to the final three, Miss Tennessee, Miss California and me, I didn't know which one of us was going to win,' Stam says. 'But I did know I would do a good job if I were to win. I was confident of what I had to offer: a good role model, a good spokesperson, and I could handle the travel and ex...
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 Qualified, first-time home buyers using a Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured mortgage now can apply the $8,000 federal tax credit toward their down payments, the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today.Currently, borrowers applying for an FHA-insured mortgage are required to issue minimum down payments of 3.5 percent. Previously, FHA-approved lenders were not allowed to monetize the tax credit as part of the 3.5 percent; however, under the new guidelines announced this afternoon, borrowers now can use the tax credit as additional down payment, or for other closing costs.For more information, please visit: Federal Tax Credit info   To preview the finest real estate and the best deals on the Westside of Los Angeles including Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica,...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Get the picnic baskets out of the attic! Pacific Palisades will now have Movies in the Park during the month of August. Here are the details: Location - Palisades Recreation Center Time - Movies start around 8pm(Dusk) Days - Every Saturday in August Here is the Movie schedule: August 1st - "Men in Black" PG-13 August 8th - "Kung Fu Panda" PG August 15th - "Beauty and the Beast" G August 22nd - "Pirates of the Caribbean" #1 PG-13 August 28th - "Cars" G image used is not specific location     To preview the finest real estate and the best deals on the Westside of Los Angeles including Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Malibu, Brentwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, West L.A., Marina Del Rey & Mar Vista please visit our website: http://www.westsidehomefinder.com/ When you are ready to view the p...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Thank you for choosing   Westside Properties   (310) 459-8191 office (310) 494-0169 fax   www.WestsideHomeFinder.com     Active   PH PTYPE S AR ADDRESS LP BR BA #U SF LSZ YB DOM LD ST DATE       1. 18 SFR  A  14 1255 PALISADES BEACH RD $4,550,000 3 4.00   3,197 2,627 2001 631 08/29/07 08/29/07   1 2. 8 SFR  A  06 222 S CLIFFWOOD AVE $4,100,000 2 2.00   1,438 24,300 1923 281 03/31/08 03/31/08   2 3. 20 SFR  A  15 3912 SPRAY LN $1,895,000 5 2.75   2,587 10,846 1963 385 04/29/08 04/29/08   3 4. 13 SFR  A  15 16550 AKRON ST $2,699,000 4 4.50   4,320 9,117 2009 218 10/13/08 10/13/08   4 5. 18 SFR  A  15 609 AMALFI DR $7,600,000 6 7.00   8,065 18,325 2000 209 10/21/08 10/21/08   5 6. 10 SFR  A  14 1701 OAK ST $1,695,000 4 3.00   0 9,204 1939 203 10/28/08 10/28/08   6 7. 13 SFR  A  14 215 21S...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Community Expo Set for May 17th PACIFIC PALISADES SANTA MONICA MALIBU BRENTWOOD BEVERLY HILLS WESTWOOD/CENTURY CITY MARINA DEL REY VENICE TOPANGA CULVER CITY PLAYA DEL REY PLAYA VISTA WEST L.A. BEL-AIR BEVERLY HILLS PO BEVERLY CENTER/MIRACLE MILE BEVERLYWOOD The Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce will hold its first Community Expo on Sunday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., along Antioch Street, Via de la Paz and Swarthmore Avenue (below Sunset). The streets will be closed to cars. Admission is free. The ambitious Expo will include booths promoting local health, environment, technology, financial, home and garden-related businesses, nonprofits and other businesses, vendors and organizations. Other highlights will include a display of classic and exotic cars, plus featured entertainme...
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By K.C. Soll, Broker Assoc.
(Sotheby's International Realty)
April-May 2009 sales and listing statistics for Pacific Palisades, California 90272; Market Opinion From K.C. Soll, SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTYMarket conditions in Pacific Palisades, current listings and April sales stats and summary of 2007/2008 sales: In April 2009 there were 11 closed sales ranging in price from $1,375,000 to $6Mil. The median sales price was $2.4Mil. As of May 1, there are 29 pending sales ranging in price from $1,149,000 (asking price) to $9.295Mil. This dramatic upswing in sales since January and February should continue through July, judging by open house activity. Currently, there are 184 SFR (single family residences) for sale. They range in price from $798,000 for a major fixer-upper (tear-down) probate sale, to $25Mil for a home plus acreage in Las Pulgas ...
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