If Montana Avenue is any indication, it seems that many residents have already left town for the long holiday weekend. However there are a couple of local events worth mentioning. Los Angeles Times’, The Taste, Food and Wine Festival kicks off this evening and continues through Sunday. A variety of Cooking and Mixology demonstrations by celebrity chefs along with lots of tasting opportunities. The event takes place at Paramount Studios.
This weekend also kicks off the annual L.A. County Fair! Time for pig racing, pie eating, fun for the whole family. This year also features an authentic Star Trek exhibition, a traveling circus, and a series of concerts. Not to mention a variety of competitions for best home brew beer, wine, baked goods and much more.
What local events will you be a part of this weekend?
Here is some real estate dirt:
Right now there are 26 Active Listings available to buy in the 90402 North Santa Monica market, ranging from $1.6 million to $30 million.
There are 8 homes in escrow or under contract ranging from $1.5 million to $4.4 million.
And the biggest news is the sale that closed this week at 426 Lincoln Blvd. It sold $450,000 over the list price and was on the market, sold and closed all within 12 days!
New Listings this Week
434 22nd St. – 6bd + 5.5ba. $4,095,000. Contemporary Mediterranean. Features large kitchen, huge family room, master w/an office, balcony. Newly redesigned pool & landscaped backyard. Lower level that can be extra den, music studio, screening room or playroom. Last sold in March 2008 for $3,930,000. 50X150 lot.
416 Entrada Dr. – 3bd + 1.75ba. $1,595,000. Listed by Pence Hathorn Silver. This is the least expensive home in the zip code available now and a great alternative to a town house or a condo. Avoid HOA dues and live in the beautiful Santa Monica Canyon! Tree-top and canyon views. Move right in or expand this beach cottage. Open this Sunday from 2 -5 PM and again on Tuesday from 11-2PM. Stop by and see me!
New Sales this Week
207 10th St. – 5bd + 3.5ba. $2,499,200. Short Sale! Large 9,887 sq. ft. lot at corner of San Vicente. Updated over the years but still suffers from a disjointed floor plan. Last sold in July 2001 for $1,050,000.
700 San Vicente Blvd. – 4bd + 3ba. $2,300,000. Heavy fixer upper / tear down. Last sold in 1997 for $550,000.
1201 San Vicente Blvd. – 4bd + 3.5ba. $2,425,000. Rustic traditional, lots of natural light and great outdoor spaces. Remodel or build new on this 8,300 sq. ft. lot.
Closed Deals this Week
224 18th St. – 5bd + 5.5ba. $4,716,000. Sold in 17 days!
426 Lincoln Blvd. – 3bd + 1.75ba. $2,300,000. Sold $450,000 over asking and closed in 12 days!
Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:
465 25th St. – 5bd + 5.5ba – $4,195,000 or $22,000/MONTH
168 S. Medio – 5bd + 3.5ba – $3,988,000
840 Pine St. – 4bd + 3ba – $1,795,000
416 Entrada Dr. – 3bd + 1.75ba – $1,595,000
1929 Washington – 2bd + 2.5ba – $1,249,000
48 Village Parkway – 2bd + 2.5ba – $825,000
1138 20th #9 – 2bd + 3.5ba – $799,000
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