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Independence Dirt

Posted by John Hathorn on July 3, 2014
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It took me 30 minutes to get from Montana Ave to Pico on Ocean Ave today, which means summer is officially upon us! North of Montana Santa Monica 12727 Sunset

And with summer comes Independence Day. When my 3 sons were little, the 4th was a very anxious time for me. What young boys don’t like to get up close to matches and explosions and anything that goes BOOM?

Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of our nation coming together to celebrate how fortunate we are to be Americans (and who doesn’t love a great BBQ) but (call me a grouch) I could have done without all the m80s and bottle rockets. And now that my kids are grown, I can once again enjoy the weekend without the extra worries. For those of you who are still clenching your jaw and waiting for your kids to develop a healthy fear of explosives, my heart goes out to you.

Here are a few places to celebrate locally this year without having to “bring the boom” to your front yard…

-Don’t miss this year’s “May the 4th be with You” Parade on Main Street between Pico and Marine. Celebrate by dressing in red, white and blue. This is the 8th annual parade and is fun for the whole family beginning at 9:30am.

-The Viceroy is hosting a pool side party with a build-your-own burger BBQ, a live DJ and festive cocktails served from 2pm-6pm.

-Palisades Rocks the Fourth is a concert including gourmet food vendors and a firework finale that can be seen from the beaches of Santa Monica. Located at the Palisades High School; gates open at 5pm and fireworks are at 9pm.

Here is your up to the minute real estate market info:

There are 15 homes available to buy North of Montana Avenue. There are twelve homes in escrow with 3 listings going under contract in the last week: 724 San Vicente Blvd, 708 17th St. and 530 22nd St.  Closed sales are 29 homes year-to-date with 333 12th St closing (sold by Pence Hathorn Silver) a few days ago.

No New Listings this Week

(but there are a couple of great houses in the pre-listing stage that I can tell you about if you call me)

New Sales this Week

3 new sales and 2 of them sold very quickly.

724 San Vicente Blvd. –   4bd + 4ba.  $2,395,000.   Charming 4bd + 4ba home. Remodel or build new. This home has living room w/fireplace and picture windows, formal dining, den, eat-in kitchen. Close to Ocean Ave and the beach.

708 17th St. –  4bd + 3ba.  $2,999,000. Mediterranean modern architectural touches. Over $250k spent in 2009 in adding pool, spa and permitted detached guest house. Backyard with grassy area is perfect for kids and entertaining.

530 22nd St. –   3bd + 4ba.  $2,995,000. Spanish. Spacious and comfortable with hardwood floors, archways, lovely garden/backyard. Right blend of style & functionality. Last sold in May 1995 for $660,000.

Closed Deals this Week

333 12th St.–   5bd + 5ba.  $4,175,000. Sold by Pence Hathorn Silver.

477 21st Pl.–   5bd + 6ba.  $3,700,000.

805 San Vicente Blvd.–   2bd + 2ba.  $1,830,000.

Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

502 16th St. – 5bd + 7.5ba – $8,495,000

615 18th St. – 7bd + 8ba – $6,495,000

143 Foxtail Dr. – 4bd + 3.5ba – $3,095,000

12727 Sunset Blvd. – 4bd + 4.5ba – $2,395,000

844 17th St. #102 – 2bd + 2ba – $1,795,000

416 Entrada Dr. – 3bd + 1.75ba – $1,450,000

1330 Stanford St. #F – 2bd + 2.5ba – $1,149,000

11959 Mayfield Ave. #2 – 2bd + 2.5ba – $899,000

2002 4th St. #104 – 1bd + 1ba – $399,000

Search for more homes, see real time analytics and learn about the North Santa Monica / North of Montana Ave. community on our North of Montana blog.  Add your comments (scroll down to the “Add Your Comment” section) and read other blogs. And please call my mobile phone (310) 924-4014 with any questions.



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