Venice, CA Real Estate News

By Joe Neuah, Doing Real Estate with Passion!!
(Rodeo Realty)
Rogie Vachon, the first Los Angeles King to have his jacket retired, has eyes on retiring his street number next. The renowned goalie has put his home in Venice on the market at $3.19 million. The modern Craftsman-style dwelling, constructed in 2008, sits back from the street behind a fencing and privacy shrubs. Designed for indoor-outdoor living, features include telescoping glass doors off of formal living areas that open to an interior deck space and patio. The two-story floor plan offers a chef's kitchen with an 11-foot marble island, a dining room, a living room with fireplace, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in about 3,800 square feet. The second-floor master retreat has 800 square feet with dual sinks and a large soaking bathtub. More info here   For additional pictures click her...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sundays: The Iconic Venice, CA Sign! Known, Photographed and Visited by many from all over the World         If you are a consumer who is considering buying or selling a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com   Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations      
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
   Wordless Wednesdays: Funny postit I found in Venice at Small World Bookstore               If you are a consumer who is considering buying or selling a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com   Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations
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By Kim & Kristine Halverson, Sisters, Realtors
(Compass)
Hidden Gems on Abbot Kinney, Venice Beach LA Voted America's Coolest Block by GQ Magazine, Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice Beach has some excellent hidden and not so hidden gems.  GTA GTA, Gjelina Take Away, is not very hidden. Unless you have your mind so set on a table at Gjelina, you might miss GTA. Award winning pies, incredible pizza, and the most delicious breakfast sandwchiches. The hidden part is the shady spot around the corner from GTA.  Once you get your take away take a sharp right and you'll find good old fashioned crates to sit on and a few benches where you can chow down and watch the beautiful people pass by on Abbot Kinney Blvd.   Another Kind of Sunrise   On Abbot Kinney, down the path between to beach bungalows, you will find Another Kind of Sunrise where butter coffee an...
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By Joe Neuah, Doing Real Estate with Passion!!
(Rodeo Realty)
Picture-Perfect 'Child's Drawing' Beach Retreat One-of-a-kind contemporary home on one of Venice's most desirable streets. Exceptional two-level floor plan includes 2 bedrooms and 2 bath downstairs, and 1 bedroom and 1 bath upstairs. See more pictures. Over-sized windows and double-height ceilings with skylights above the open kitchen-dining-living area make this home loft-like and light, bright and airy. Sliding doors off kitchen lead to a private grassy backyard allowing for seamless indoor-outdoor living. Garage has been finished as living space and can be used as office or rental for additional income. See more homes in Venice, CA. Located a short distance from the restaurants, boutiques and excitement of Abbot Kinney. Live the hip, beach lifestyle in the tranquility of this private...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sundays: Spoiler Alert!   If you are a consumer who is considering buying or selling a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites athttp://www.endrebarath.com Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations.
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sundays: Venice, CA 90291     If you are a consumer who is considering buying or selling a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites athttp://www.endrebarath.com Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations.
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
California Bookstore Day is tomorrow May 3rd, 2014 This is the Annual Geek Day for Readers, Book Lovers and Book Collectors! So if you consider yourself in one of these categories, then please do not miss out and go visit your nearest Independent Bookstore. If you are new to this concept, take my word: Reading is great!!!! In case you are wondering Diane and I will be visiting one of the nearby book stores. Since it is going to be a hot day we decided not to go far we will go to Small World Book Store in Venice Beach http://www.smallworldbooks.com/ . On the other hand if you want to know which bookstores are participating near you? Then please check out the enclosed link   http://cabookstoreday.com/find-a-bookstore if you cannot find one reach out to your nearest bookstore and see if th...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Customer Service: What does it mean to you? I provide 100% customer service! Period!! I pride myself with providing 100 percent customer service. That is my Goal, that is my Objective and I will not settle   for anything less. Period!! I have often heard people say they give “110% customer service” sorry to disappoint you, there is only 100% to give. Super Coach John Wooden of UCLA said it best: “110 is not the goal” Coach Wooden expected from his players to reach perfection. So he was clear that perfection is to give 100 percent of their potential and that is what he would expect from them every day. Jeff Bezos said it best when Amazon.com received 99% client satisfaction rating:  “…we will not be satisfied until we reach 100%...” John Wooden’s credit speak clearly for themselves :  …B...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  Speechless Sunday: The Binoculars Building in Venice, CA the Design was by non other than Frank Gehry of The Walt Disney Concert Hall fame, just this was built before. (1985-1991)         If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com        I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commissions to local animal rescue organizations.  
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By Jodi Summers, Our reputation assures your satisfaction.
(Sotheby's International Realty)
by Jodi Summers If you own real estate at the beach, life is like a holiday by the sea, today is good, tomorrow even better.  As you enjoy the ocean, the  equity just keeps on rising. Figure if California real estate is strong, coastal real estate is stronger. And, BTW, California real estate is good.  We will soon be seeing more property millionaires. The California Association of Realtors reports that the July year-over-year statewide median price increased by 29.8%  to $433,760 (rah! Rah! RAH!).  California strong. By, comparison, the national median price for an existing single-family home in 2Q 2013 was $203,500 - up by 12.2% from a year earlier. Here at the end of the 10 freeway, the median asking price for Santa Monica and Venice residential properties is up 25% from August 2012,...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sunday: Ok you caught me yes I was going to open one of these bottles. Jill in action.       If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
How is the Venice, CA Luxury Real Estate Market? Check out the answer!   There was a time not that far back, when Venice was perceived as “not somewhere you would want to call home”. Times have changed. I have not heard comments like that in years!   Venice has about three or four hip cool and trendy pockets that I could think of the top of my head. The price points are also now very Luxurious tooJ well you check it out and tell me what you think!    Quietly Venice has been making the Transformation. Abbott Kinney is one of the Trendiest spots now in Los Angeles, The Venice Beach area has been also going through a major transformation and of course the Canals have been pricey from day one.   Currently there are 39 Active Listings of Single Family Homes in Venice, CA. Interestingly the m...
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By Jodi Summers, Our reputation assures your satisfaction.
(Sotheby's International Realty)
by Jodi Summers Wow! Finally the chaos is calming down as many of those needing to buyreal estate got their fix. With interest rates starting their rise off of historic lows, the past several months have been a home-buying frenzy in the Santa Monica and Venice neighborhoods. Lots of demand and minimal supply. If you compare residential property numbers from May 2012 with May 2013 in Santa Monica and Venice, the number of for sale properties is down -31% and the number of sold properties is up 29%, according to the Santa Monica Property Blog.   Silicon Beach is not alone in the home price surge, though we always seem to do things bigger and better here…   continued @  h...
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By Lloyd Binen, Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411
(Certified Realty Services)
Almost Wordless Wednesday; Ceramic & Paper Mache Artist on Venice Beach, CA I've been in Venice Beach, CA since Saturday visiting my son and supporting some of the local beach vendors.  The business card for www.loscalavera.com says: " Watch out for Fake Imitations; Say No To Piracy".  I did watch out for "Fake Imitations" and bought two authentic Calavera skulls.
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By Kim & Kristine Halverson, Sisters, Realtors
(Compass)
What’s Not Selling In The Silicon Beach Area Of Venice, CA 90291? It’s a great market for Venice Beach and is heating up with each new listing and closed sale.  Properties are selling quickly, within the first two weeks, and sometimes over night.  We have low inventory.  But is anything that comes on the market selling like it did in the last hot market?  What is NOT selling? Here is a list of properties in the Silicon Beach Area of Venice, CA 90291 that have been on the market for 60 days or more: The reasons for not selling sooner are luxury and high price like the listing at 57 Windward Ave for $11.9M with 13,796 sq ft.   Another property on 745 Millwood Ave, has 3 charming bungalows and is well taken care of cosmetically and structurally.  However, the price tag of $5.4M doesn’t wor...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
My favorite Barista is Intelligentsia on the Trendy Abbot Kinney Blvd. In October of 2010 I have written a Blog post about this wonderful Coffee Destination Place. It is not just a coffee shop http://actvra.in/ML5 it is a place to see and be seen. Quite frankly I just go for the great coffee. I have consistently bought the eight ounce Latte. Diane has had their cappuccino and she has raved about it. I was on the phone with her today and mentioned I am going for a cup of coffee, she immediately asked are you going to Abbott Kinney Blvd and I answered in the affirmative: yes I am going to Intelligentsia.  There are two Baristas who make this. Step one: the coffee is made and then Step two:  followed by the whipped cream. The second person is the Artist. He receives the coffee and the crea...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Happy Friday everyone!! Who is ready for the weekend?!?! Here are the latest blog posts from www.westsideHomefinder.com Potential borrowers eager to find lenders with superior service Happy Monday everyone! We hope you had a great weekend and the needed rest to endure the week ahead. While you were hopefully sitting by the pool and relaxing, the Westside Properties team of licensed real estate professionals was busy showing home buyers properties as well as hosting open houses from Malibu to the Marina…. Read More     Santa Monica school boundaries Happy Tuesday everyone! We hope you are having a great day. If you are considering moving to Santa Monica or moving to another neighborhood in the city, please use this helpful map with each school district in Santa Monica..Read More     What...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday and are ready for the week ahead. I recently attended another seminar for short sales and distressed properties and was amazing at the constantly changing short sale laws and programs for homeowners. Here is some information I retrieved from the seminar: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THE SELLER’S PERSPECTIVE 1. What is a short sale? A short sale is a sales transaction in which the seller’s lender(s) agrees to accept a payoff of less than the balance due on the loan and, in most cases, agree to pay the associated costs of sale. 2. Do lenders always agree to pay the costs of sale? No!  Short sale transactions do not follow a standard “blueprint.”  Each transaction is evaluated based on the extent of loss, seller financial pos...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Happy Saturday everyone! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday and survived the Black Friday sales. I was cruising yahoo this morning and ran into this great article and feel that it needs to be shared with everyone.. Feeling like you want to skim some fat off your own thighs instead of the turkey's? Surprise! There are actually a lot of holiday foods that, if you prepare them in a healthful way and watch your portions, reap countless nutritional benefits and can even help you lose weight. So pull a chair up to the FITNESS holiday table, where it's your overeating anxieties -- not the butter -- that will melt away. Turkey Turkey is a dynamite healthy protein source -- unless it's deep fried and slathered with gravy. Sarah Krieger, RD, National Spokesperson for the American Dietet...
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