Santa Monica, CA Real Estate News

By Scott McIntosh
(Coldwell Banker)
I am beginning a series of market updates, where we take a look at the statistics of individual submarkets of the Westside.  The first city up is Santa Monica. Here we have divided the information into two categories, Single Family Homes and Condos.  Taking a look at the numbers below, it appears Santa Monica is still performing well despite all the national media press on the downward spiral of Real Estate. Santa Monica remains a desirable location with limited real estate. Overall the inventory levels remain quite normal for this time of year. The prestigious neighborhoods, excellent schools, locality to the beaches and shopping venues all help maintain stability and desirability to the area. The Single Family homes are performing quite well and haven't really seen a dip in prices at ...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Introducing the SantaMoniCard, the parking meter debit card that alleviates those "no change for the parking meter" blues. It's good at all parking meters in the city (except multi-bay meters), and it's reloadable! The SantaMoniCard is an alternative to coins at all city parking meters, except multi-bay meters, and it's re-loadable. The SantaMoniCard may be purchased at the following locations: Santa Monica City Hall, Treasury/Revenue Office 1685 Main St., Room 104 Santa Monica Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Parking Office 429 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 350 (also the card-reloading location) To preview Santa Monica, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades and Brentwood real estate, please visit my website. When you are ready to view homes or have any questions regarding selling yo...
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By Santa Monica Community Blog - Brought to you by Troy Heffner - Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Please contact me to be added...  Enjoy!Santa MonicaArt Institute of California - Los Angeles- An educational institution for career preparation in the visual and culinary arts and is a member of The Art Institutes system. Big Blue Bus- The Smart Commute. Santa Monica TransportationCarlthorp School- Carlthorp School, established in 1939, is the oldest independent school in Santa Monica.Casa Del Mar Hotel- Hotel by the SeaConcord High School- An Academic Haven for the Serious StudentCrossroads School- CROSSROADS SCHOOL CAME INTO BEING IN 1971 to provide a new approach to education.Downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade- Shopping and Restaurants Abound!Exhale Spa- Exhale as you enter our sanctuary. Designed to offer a unique healing and wellbeing experience, our urban oasis insp...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Click on any picture for more information Amazing remodeled penthouse in the most sought after Santa Monica location. Combined interior and patio space is over 2,300 sq ft. Breath taking Santa Monica mountain views from this perfectly placed patio. Wonderful flow through-out this indoor / outdoor property. This is a entertainers home extraordinare. Fantastic ocean breezes. Custom detail through-out. One of a kind property. 2-car garage plus 2 off street parking spaces. To preview Santa Monica's finest real estate, please visit my website. When you are ready to view homes or have any questions regarding selling your home, please contact me.
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Sample rare spirits at the annual Scotch Whisky Extravaganza The top scotch event on this side of the pond stops in Santa Monica this Thursday. Nose and taste more than 60 rare and unique finds at the 14th annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza. You’ll be given your very own snifter, then invited to visit with ambassadors from dozens of top distilleries (Glengoyne to Glenlivet) stationed at tables around the ballroom. With each pour of their unique whiskies, these personable chaps who have traveled here from all over the world will guide your nose and palate with helpful tasting notes: "a hint of leather" here or "honey on burnt toast" there. Expect to see more than blue-haired bluebloods among the hundreds of scotch aficionados in attendance, as single malts have recently bec...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON NEW ANNENBERG BEACH CLUB ON NOVEMBER 3 The City of Santa Monica wants you to help Shape YOUR Beach Club through a community workshop on operational and program plans for the new Annenberg Community Beach Club at Santa Monica State Beach. Join us at the Santa Monica Public Library on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and let us know what you think. The meeting will be held in the multipurpose room at the Main Library, located at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Developed in the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies, the 5.5-acre ocean front property at 415 PCH originally included a 100-room mansion, an ornate swimming pool, tennis courts and a guest house. After serving as a private hotel and then a private beach club, the City operated the si...
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By Pablo Santibanez
(FastAppraisals4u)
Magicopolis, this is truly one of those magical gems that reminds me of why I love living in Southern California.  Where else could you find so much talent? I live in the magic city of Santa Clarita. Our magic is founded upon a mountain, Magic Mountain with it's rides and thrills.  However there is another magic city and that is Magicopolis.I recently attended my niece (Kadyn') birthday at Magicopolis in Santa Monica California.   As family and friends arrived we all gathered in the front lobby as one of the "magicians" was entertaining the kids doing a variety of magic tricks. All were readily available for purchase to any up and coming magician.  Many magicians credit there love of magic as a result of seeing a particular magical feat that inspires there desire to perform Magic.  Boze...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
For more information & pictures, click on a property pictureThe only double unit in the building. Ocean view from every room. Floor-to-ceiling windows, imported granite & exotic wood surfaces. Modern architecture by William Dale Brantley. Large master w/sitting room. Gourmet kitchen w/Miele appliances. Apx 800 sq ft of limestone balcony. 4BD, 4.5BA, formal dining. Zen garden. 4 parking spaces. Turnkey property is being sold fully furnished. Bring your toothbrush. To preview the finest real estate in Santa Monica, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades & Brentwood please visit my website. When you are ready to view homes or have any questions regarding selling your home, please contact me.
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium presents... Scary, Gooey, Dark and SpookyGet in the Halloween spirit at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium! Build your own ocean animal costume, explore a mad scientist laboratory, and discover the eerie animals of the deep!Ongoing activities include: face painting, arts and crafts, and marine themed films shown throughout the weekend.When: Oct. 27 & 28th, 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.Where: 1600 Ocean Front Walk (beach level, below the Carousel)Admission: Kids 12 and under are free! $2 per person for all others, with $5 suggested donation. Groups of 10 or more, $2 per person.For more information, visit the Aquarium's website.I love selling Santa Monica Real Estate! The City of Santa Monica offers numerous cultural activities, entertainment events, and enviromental progr...
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By Hayden Gerson
(HPM Financial LLC)
In the last year over 100 mortgage lenders have gone out of business due to the "mortgage meltdown" as most of you might now it is getting much more difficult to qualify for mortgages in Santa Monica. The reason it is difficult to qualify for your Santa Monica mortgage is because guidelines have changed drastically. Even reverse mortgages in Santa Monica are getting harder to qualify for, leaving many looking for a honest mortgage company in Santa Monica.Since many mortgage brokers in Santa Monica are going out of business, and others are not able to get you qualified, you need to call a reputable company to help you with your home mortgage in Santa Monica. We here at America One Mortgage Group are a national company headquartered out of Southern California. We have offices in many stat...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Thirteen years ago Santa Monica launched the Sustainable City Plan (SCP), a visionary plan for the community’s future. Santa Monica is now an internationally recognized and award winning sustainability leader. The annual Sustainable City Report Card presents a snapshot of Santa Monica’s progress toward meeting its aggressive Sustainable City Plan goals. 2007 Report Card The consensus is that Santa Monica is working very hard on many levels and in many sectors to achieve sustainability. The government, residents and local businesses are working together to realize Santa Monica's sustainability goals. The Report Card reflects this fact. It also highlights many of the challenges the community faces in meeting it's ambitious goals - many of those challenges are regional or national trends ...
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By Hayden Gerson
(HPM Financial LLC)
Bond prices are catching a modest bid this morning in reaction to a speech last night by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, where he said a recovery from the recent credit crunch could take longer than expected to resolve. Regarding inflation, Mr. Bernanke said that core inflation has improved, but overall inflation risks remain. Especially with the enormous spike in oil prices, which is trading at all time highs. Mr. Bernanke's warning that the damage from the credit crunch may take longer to resolve could be a drag on the economy... and that's bad for Stocks. Net Foreign Purchases, a gauge for the level of foreign buying of our bonds, showed foreigners unloaded an enormous $69 Billion in US debt securities in August. This was a bad number for Bonds as it suggests that foreign demand for our B...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
The following is a list of links to the City of Santa Monica's departments, divisions & subdivisions:Big Blue Bus City Attorney's Office City Clerk City Council City Manager's Office CityTV Community & Cultural Services Civic Auditorium Community Events Community Programs Division Cultural Affairs Human Services Division Open Space Management Division Santa Monica Swim Center (Aquatics) Environmental & Public Works Management Civil Engineering & Architecture Division Environmental Programs Division Maintenance Management Division Water Resources Division Solid Waste Management Division Finance Department Administration and Budget Division Financial Operations Division Revenue Division Fire Department Human Resources Department Information Systems Department Geographic Information Syste...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
18th Street Arts Center 1639 18th Street A nonprofit residential arts center in Santa Monica that supports artists and arts organizations dedicated to issues of community and diversity in contemporary society. 310.453.3711 http://www.18thstreet.org/ Angel's Attic 516 Colorado Avenue. Displays antique and contemporary doll houses and miniatures. Thursday - Sunday, 12:30 - 4:30 310.394.8331 www.internetimpact.com/angelsattic/ Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery Santa Monica College, Madison Campus - Santa Monica Blvd. & 11th Street Exhibits all media. Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday, 11:00 am-4:00 pm 310.434.3434 California Heritage Museum 2612 Main Street. Historical and contemporary exhibitions, concerts and workshops, photographic archive in a landmark building. Wednesday thro...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Santa Monica's community forest is comprised of 32,771 trees located in public areas throughout the community. Forest management includes tree planting, inspection, trimming and removal, and community education to encourage public stewardship of public and private trees in Santa Monica. Open Space Management staff review and field check construction plans for street tree code requirements, review landscape and irrigation plans for city projects and inspect those projects during construction. This community forest--providing the benefits of shade in the summer, sanctuary for urban wildlife, reductions in air and water pollution and increased property values--is central to achieving the objectives of the Sustainable City Program. Community Forest Management Plan Tree removal notices Tree...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
A Romantic beachfront Jon Byers Mediterranean with ocean views!6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Short term lease also available for $30,000/month Magnificent!! Romantic beachfront Jon Byers Mediterranean with ocean views from his/hers separate master suites each with fireplace. Lovely inner courtyard with beautiful spanish tile & balcony. Tile in entry, tiled stairs, high ceilings, dining room with wood-burning fireplace & butlers pantry. This house was built for Norma Talmadge in true Old Hollywood stlye. Completely renovated by Tim Corrigan. Stunning!!! Short term lease also available for $30,000/mo. Price negotiable. Please click on property picture for more information and pictures.
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
I am a proud Santa Monica local! And, I'm even prouder to have gone to Roosevelt Elementary, Lincoln Jr. High, and Santa Monica High. Public Schools Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Private Schools Crossroads School Delphi Academy of Santa Monica New Roads School Santa Monica Montessori School W.M. Keck Math/Science Institute at Crossroads Area Colleges & Universities Art Institute of California, Los Angeles Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine Mount St. Mary's College Santa Monica College (SMC) University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) University of Southern California (USC)
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
When you're in Santa Monica, don't forget to visit the Third Street Promenade for wonderful art galleries, restaurants, and amazing atmosphere! The following art galleries are on the Promenade or are at a close proximity: Adamm's Stained Glass & Gallery - 1426 Fourth StreetSanta Monica, CA 90401 ph: 310-451-9390web site Angels Attic Museum516 Colorado AvenueSanta Monica, CA 90401 ph: (310) 394-8331web site Art One Gallery1331 Third Street PromenadeSanta Monica, CA 90401 ph: 310-576-1000web site Arthouse Gallery @ TVA416 BroadwaySanta Monica, CA 90401 ph: 310-393-0901web site Caswell - Historia Antiques1322 Second Street, #2Santa Monica, CA 90401 ph: 310-394-3384web site Gallery 319319 Wilshire Blvd.Santa Monica, CA 90401 ph: 310-899-1499web site Hamilton Galleries1431 Ocean AvenueSanta...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
The City of Santa Monica is soliciting proposals to consider exchanging the City-owned property located at 1920 Ocean Way for another property within Santa Monica. The purpose of the exchange is to obtain a property that could accommodate a greater number of affordable housing units than could be achieved on the 1920 Ocean Way site. Proposals due no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, August 10, 2007. Click here to view the RFP To preview the finest Real Estate in Santa Monica, please visit my website. Please contact me when you are ready to view the properties or have any questions regarding selling your home. I look forward to providing you with the highest level of service and professionalism.
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Last week I posted about the Santa Monica Coastal Clean-up Day. This is just a reminder for those who may be interested in helping Heal the Bay. For those of you who didn't catch my post last week, please check out this very important information... 23rd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 15th, 2007 time: 9 a.m. – 12 noon Now Recruiting for Volunteers! Sign up by visiting www.healthebay.org or call 1-800-HEAL-BAY or call the City of Santa Monica Volunteer Program at 310.458.2201x5286# For one of the 6 Beach Site Locations: Sites (lifeguard towers) Parking Lots* 1. Tower 4 (Marguerita) Lot 10 – 445 PCH 2. Tower 8 (Montana) Lot 8 – 810 PCH 3. Tower 1550 (Colorado) Lot 1550 – 1550 PCH 4. Tower 18 (Pico) Lot 4 S. – 2030 Barnard Way 5. Tower 22 (Pacific) Lot 4 S. – 2030 Barnard W...
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