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When Is The Sale Price Not The Sale Price?

  When Is a Sale Price Not The Sale Price? So, a sale that closed last week on 21st Place shows up online, with a somewhat artificially low closed sale price. The Buyer – who happens to be a real estate broker and the Seller agreed that rather than receive a sales commission from the Seller, the Seller reduce the sale price of the …

The Dirt on Montana Avenue’s Commercial Real Estate

Since my group, Pence Hathorn Silver, has been selling Santa Monica real estate from Montana Avenue for over 30 years, people assume that not only do I know all there is to know about houses and condos, but also Montana Avenue stores, rents and trends. Because of this, I do try to keep up, hence this interview with one of my commercial real estate …

Santa MonicaSnapshot Loraine Silver Blog

India – A Lifechanging Journey

Namaste. Welcome to India! It was an epic adventure and I want to share it with you. Our first stop – the Oberoi Villas in Jaipur. A very lavish hotel boasting 30 beautiful acres. Originally the residence of the Maharaja, now converted into the spa & pool area of the hotel. 300 year old Shiva temple located on the grounds. Beautiful architecture and surroundings. …

Palisades Village Shann Silver

Palisades Village

Palisades Village is finally open and we couldn’t wait to check it out. The Village is in the heart of the Pacific Palisades with over 40 unique and curated boutiques, entertainment and dining options. The Legendary Bay Theater is to be revived by Cinepolis USA with 5 screening rooms, 40-60 luxury recliner seats and call buttons for both food and bar service. Stop by …

Forbes: Housing 1998-2018: America’s Most Expens...

By Andrew De Pietro via Forbes.com                            In part one of the study, Housing 1998-2018: A Look At Markets Utterly Broken By The Crash, we examined the string of real estate markets dealt irreparable damage by the housing crash in 2006-2007 and its fallout. In part two, we’re looking at the most expensive …

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What’s Up? What’s Down? What’s going On?

12 houses have come to the North of Montana Avenue market in the past 4 weeks and so far, only 1 of them has sold. If you are reading this in our Santa Monica Dirt magazine, it is possible that all, or none, of them are now sold. If you are reading this online at SantaMonicaDirt.com, there is a pretty good chance only 1 …

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Santa Monica School Dirt

Used to be that right after Labor Day was when children went back to school and parents would resume shopping for new homes. Now, with school calendar having shifted, summer vacations tend to be scattered and it is a little tougher to predict the rhythm and flow of the market. What used to by typical seasonal slowdowns because of school/family vacations are now easily …

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Strange Daze

Santa Monica Dirt Summer 2018 I have heard from a few colleagues that their business is slow and that their listings are not selling. In an effort to reassure, I often remind agents that unless a home is really priced carefully (read – under market value) the chances of a sale in the summer are a little dicier than Spring and Fall. This is …

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