Venice, CA Real Estate News

By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Venice is a district in western Los Angeles, California. It is known for its canals, beaches and circus-like Ocean Front Walk, which features performers, fortune-tellers and vendors.[1] Throughout the summer months, the boardwalk is actively entertaining, and this tradition continues on weekends in the winter. [2] It is an important tourist attraction in Southern California, [3] and has retained its popularity in part because it is an attractive location for walking and bicycling. [4]. It was home to early Beat poets and artists in Los Angeles. [5] Its area codes are 310 and a recently added 424 overlay. Its ZIP Code is 90291.    Venice of America was founded by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a beach resort town, 14 miles (23 km) west of Los Angeles. He and his partner Fra...
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 Who wants to play with Vegas Bob at "Venice Beach" California?    If anyone is interested we could start with a little bike ride down the boardwalk or pier on one of these comfortable bikes, are these Schwinn Bikes?      And if we ride our bikes safe enough and don't speed we won't get picked up by one of these vehicles!      And after the bike ride we could do some fishing on the pier with some of these folks!      And after some fishing we could write our names in the sand like the people above! So what do you think ...  Who wants to play with Vegas Bob at "Venice Beach" California?    All photographs were taken by Robert Swetz (Vegas Bob) in Venice Beach California 6-1-2010 - All rights reserved -    www.SearchMyPics.com  www.VegasBuildingsForSale.com  www.VideosByVegasBob.com  www...
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  It's suppose to be 107 degrees in Vegas and I would rather be in Venice Beach California ... It is going to be very, very HOT in Las Vegas Nevada and I am so glad I am not working for the next few days. We are going to Aria (City Center) swimming today and Lake Mead tomorrow ... but I would much rather spend time in the area displayed in the photographs. I stopped by Venice Beach in California before I picked up Nu Nu and Sherry several days ago and I hadn't been to Venice Beach in almost 30 years boy I the years are passing by. If you are ever visit California and are by LAX Venice Beach is only minutes from the airport and it is very interesting, fun & exciting!     The beach photo at the top of the page was taken around sunset on a week day, this same beach over the weekend will h...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
  WestsideHomeFinder.com WestsideHomeFinder.com 881 Alma Real Drive, Suite T-25 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Office:     310.459.8191 Toll Free: 800.645.3345 Cell:        424.214.0271 Fax:        310-494-0169 www.westsidehomefinder.com info@wsprops.com Westside Properties |  View all these results now |  $1,699,000 - 2812 Strongs Dr Venice, CA 90291 3 Beds, 3 baths Size: 1,722 Sq Ft Lot Size: 2,700 Sq Ft Community: Venice $679,000 - 434 Venice Way Venice, CA 90291 2 Beds, 2 baths Size: 1,025 Sq Ft Lot Size: 2,173 Sq Ft Community: Venice   -- Dom Naidoo Realtor®Westside PropertiesDirect: 424.214.0271Office: 800.645.3345 x366Fax:    310.494.0169www.WestsideHomeFinder.com  
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By Debby Dutilh
(Art and Soul Home Staging)
Having grown up in Westchester, I've always had a soft spot for Venice Beach, and I get excited when there's a reason to celebrate community. Ask any local what their favorite street is in the area and chances are they'll reply "Abbot Kinney", often followed by Main Street, both literally and geographically. On Sunday, September 27 the 25th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival with an expected attendance of 150,000 is being held. Abbot Kinney is full of original artsy shops selling anything from eclectic books, to captivating floral arrangements, design furniture, and art galleries. If you're a local like I am, then you've probably seen the same funky original personalities perform, skate board, or work out in public on the Venice Boardwalk year after year. Although I lived abroad for many year...
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By Andrew Jones, LA Beach Cities Homes 310-399-3740
(Horizon Pacific Realty )
I've had a crazy idea for some time now that there are a lot of investment dollars in Southern California that should be going into Las Vegas real estate... that most people just don't know where to start when it comes to an out-of-state investment. I'm trying to put a knowledgeable, user-friendly local face on that proposition and I have a great team in Las Vegas who are ready to help out when I can't be there mysef. I've been investing in Las Vegas for six years now and currently own four houses there (see http://www.vrbo.com/70563.) Though I have have some well developed opinions about where the best investments are (can you say 'old' Las Vegas Right next to Las Vegas Blvd.,) I'm very familiar with all the condos from Downtown to the Strip and all of the major major subdivisions from...
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By Dana Ehrlich, Seniors Real Estate Specialist
(Mint Real Estate)
It's been 8 days since my latest listing went on the LA Westside Multiple Listing Service. Frankly , I'm not surprised at all that we received 3 offers within 6 days, and the phone continues to ring off the hook for showings. You might be asking why I'm not surprised. Well, let me tell you...my client was totally and completely coachable and open to the Principle of the Three P's. Product. Pricing. Promotion. Getting a home sold quickly and for top dollar requires all three. If you don't have the best product in the market in your price range, all the promotion in the world won't sell it. And if you have a great product, and your price is too high, all the promotion in the world won't sell it. If you have lousy promotion, but a great product and price, it will sell, but probably take so...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
I wrote this post last year. Then  I notice  today's Featured Group on Active Rain, wow did not even know this group existed. So I am reposting this word for word with adding this introduction as well as a picture of Best Friends Animal Society's advertisement. The housing slump hurts more than just people.  Animals suffer from the housing market downturn and current economic times too. If you happened to read the LA Times on Saturday, December 6, 2008, the Home Section (Section F) was entitled The Pet Issue.  On the front page of Section F was a picture of Baldwin, a black, 1-year old Chihuahua mix currently awaiting adoption (the plight of black dogs and black cats is also addressed in this Section).  Animal shelters across the nation, sadly, are filled to overcapacity, due largely in...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
Dec 14   Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade Sunday, December 14th Join all the fun at the Venice Canals as this creative image of Italy expresses their holiday spirit with a brilliantly lit display of small boats, canoes, kayaks and costumes. 4 p.m. From Washington Boulevard (in the Venice Beach vicinity), one way turn onto Dell Ave. Canals are along Dell Ave. Date:   December 14, 2008 Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM Contact:   (310) 869-4733 Email:   venicecanalsassociation@gmail.com Date/Time Details:   Sunday, December 14th 4:00 PM
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
Dec 13 - Dec 14   Muscle Beach Toy Drive December 13th & 14thMuscle Beach Toy Drive Hosted by LAPD - Pacific Division and Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks  *** Donate toys at Muscle Beach Gym  1800 Ocean Front Walk www.musclebeachvenice.com      310.399.2775   Date:   December 13, 2008 - December 14, 2008 Time:   09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Website:   http://www.musclebeachvenice.com Location:   Muscle Beach Gym 1800 Ocean Front Walk Venice Contact:   (310) 399-2775 Date/Time Details:   December 13 & 14th
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By Jodi Summers, Our reputation assures your satisfaction.
(Sotheby's International Realty)
VENICE IS 3rd ON FORBES 10 BEST “SUBURBS” TO SELL A HOME Prices in Berkley are up 9% this year, making Santa Monica’s kin city top on Forbes’ Ten Best Suburbs To Sell A Home. Our fair Venice is third on that list, with the Dallas suburb of Bedford, Texas in 2nd position. Kennesaw, Georgia and Montclair, NJ, round out the top 5.   Berkeley was selected as Forbes’ 2008 best suburb to sell a home because Properties are sitting on the market for 73 days on average, the lowest of any area with positive price trends within the confines of the country's 75 largest Census-defined metro areas. Only 37% of sellers have been forced to reduce their prices, one of the lowest rates in the country. Prices are up 9% this year with homes selling for a median price of $790,986.       Forbes notes that th...
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Venice is a dog lover's paradise with this dog park so close to home. WESTMINSTER DOG PARK 1234 Pacific AvenueVenice, CA 90291DRIVING DIRECTIONSPhone: (310) 396-1615   Facility Hours Of Operation:   Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.   Special Features: 0.8 ACRES OF OFF LEASH DOG PARK LIMITED PARK     Additional Facility: WESTMINSTER SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER1234 Pacific Avenue Venice, CA 90291(310) 392-5566 Region: Pacific District: Shoreline Council District: 11 Neighborhood Service Area: West Los Angeles Public Information: 0.8 acres off-leashLimited parkingOpen daily - 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This park has a small dog area that is 50 ft X 25 ft. The number listed above is for Eli Gonzalez. Questions can be answered ...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
  Celebrate with us!Venice Arts: 15 YearsOctober 25, 2008RAVENSWORK STUDIO1611 Electric Avenue, Venice5:30-7 Intimate DinnerHonoring Neal Baer, Executive Producer, Law & Order:SVU andEugene Ahn, Wigglefish Design CommunicationFeaturing A Taste of Venice | Music by Birdie Mendoza | Exclusive wine courtesy of Slusser Ranch Vineyards | Cocktails courtesy of VeeV | Portraits by youth7-10 Celebration & PartyFeaturing more scrumptious food & drinks | Music by Cuban sensations Las Estrellas de Los Angeles | Silent & live photography auctions | Digital storytelling booth | More!Cool Raffle: Winners need not be present to win!iPhone 3G | iPod Touch | Nikon D60 camera outfit | 2 nights Las Rocas Hotel & Spa, BajaPortrait session with  Russell Baer + dinner for 2 at Lily's | VIP Clippers' tickets ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Canal Club at 2025 Pacific Ave on the Corner of N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA. •310.823.3878    www.canalclubvenice.com  This California Eclectic Restaurant is considered the Brother of James' Beach the Restaurant directly across the street. (The owners James Evans and Daniel Samkow also own the restaurant across the street James' Beach)  This eclectic neighborhood restaurant was named the Canal Club due to the clubby feeling of the Venice neighborhood, as well as since it is literally a block away from the famous Venice canals.   They serve great food just like its brother restaurant. The range is wider from Carne Asada to Sushi. They describe their menu as" ... a broad definition of Pacific Rim cuisine ..." The restaurant offer something for everyone and it pleases a variety of tastes, v...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Three doors from the world famous Venice Beach, there are two very good Restaurants owned by the same two people. Two different Restaurants one is one South Side of the street the other is on the North side of the street. Literally these two are at the end of North Venice Boulevard and the corner of Pacific Avenue, in Venice, CA. Since this came first I will write about it first.  Tourist trudge by them to go to the Beach, the ones who do not stop in, are missing out. 60 N Venice Blvd., Venice, CA. 90291 (310.399.8420)  James' Beach http://www.jamesbeach.com has been around since 1981. The owners James Evans and Daniel Samakow have created an upscale neighborhood beach restaurant half a block from the beach and one block from the Famous Venice Canals. The food is "Modern American Comfor...
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By James Engel, KW Beverly Hills
(Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills)
  Day: Friday Hours: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM Location: Venice Way & Venice Blvd City: Venice County: Los Angeles Manager: James Murez Office Address: 804 Main St., Venice, CA 90291 Phone: 310-399-6690     What's Fresh Right Now •       Walnuts•       Winter Squash•       Pomegranates•       Beets•       Grapes•       Limes•       Asian Pears•       Mushrooms•       Mandarin Oranges•       Green beans•       Honey•       Chinese Broccoli•       Tangerines•       Spinach•       Brussel Sprouts•       Persimmons•       Avocadoes       Venice is one of the community's fortunate enough to have a Certified Farmers Market (CFM)!  Supporting your local Farmers Market not only gives you the freshest fruits and vegetables but it's also a way to give your local small business owners the support they ...
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By The Willingham Team ~ MDR Condos
(MDR Condos - Marina del Rey)
Annual Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice : Sunday, Sept. 28, 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM                                    -Gourmet green food court by Chef CJ of Bravo TV's "Top Chef"                                                            -Sustainable art workshops                                                                                                               -Bike valet station sponsored by Whole Foods Market                                                                          -Test drives of alternative-fuel vehicles by Drive Clean California. The free festival stretches along Abbot Kinney Blvd. from Venice Blvd. to Main St. in Venice.  It includes three live music stages - Clif Bar's punk bike polo demonstration - 350 arts & crafts booths - three food courts - and a be...
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By James Engel, KW Beverly Hills
(Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills)
We are sponsoring the Venice region of Los Angeles! Come and check out our photos and community details. Venice has long been an artist colony and has a rich and diverse history. Abbot Kinney founded the beach community in 1905. He had dug canals to drain the marshes and develop residential areas and which were modeled after the canals in Venice, Italy. He also developed a 1200 foot amusement pier. Venice was annexed to Los Angeles in 1925 and many of the canals were filled in around 1929 to make room for more streets. Oil was produced from 1929 to 1970. In the 50's and 60's Venice became the center for the Beat Generation and in the 60's Venice was also the center of hippie culture. Prominent residents and frequenters of Venice have included Robert Downey Jr. , Kate Beckinsale,  Julia ...
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By Scott Benson
(Geneva Real Estate and Finance)
CARNEVALE COMING TO VENICE BEACH, CAComing June 7, 2008 ~ Noon to 9 pm ~ Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd ~ Venice, CA ~ 1 Block East of Abbot KinneySave the date! You don’t want to miss the 6th annual Carnevale at Venice Beach on June 7, 2008 from noon to 9:00 p.m. This year’s event will be held at the historic Beyond Baroque building which is located at 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, California.This colorful costumed cultural and artistic event promotes local artists and celebrates the distinctively unique and historic neighborhood of Venice, California. Carnevale will be co-hosted by Miriam More and Brady Walker in Association with the Venice Chamber of Commerce. The event is funded by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Expect to find great music performances, local mer...
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For extensive information on the Venice community please go to my award-winning web site at http://www.venicebeachliving.com.On my site you will find maps of venice, recreation opportunities, restaurants, entertainment & shopping, school & organization information, upcoming events and links to other Venice web sites. There is also an in-depth look of the unique neighborhoods of Venice plus the sales history for all Venice properties since 1999.The site is always maintained on a timely basis.Thanks ... CJ   
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