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Santa Monica Dirt: Summer in the City 2015

Posted by John Hathorn on July 9, 2015
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What Time is It? Are you going to see Morris Day perform tonight at the Santa Monica Pier? Bring your dancing shoes! And if you plan to drive, bring a lot of patience. Traffic has been a bear.

The Montana annual Art Walk is next Thursday, July 16th. It’ll be another year of live music, and lots of talent on Montana Avenue. Stop by our office for a glass of wine and some great art from 5 to 9 pm. We’re on the corner of Montana + 14th.

Addicted? Consuming too much energy? There is a meeting for that…..A workshop actually. It’s hosted by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment, and it will take place at the Pico Branch Library on Tuesday, July 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

The point is to provide some insight on your next home upgrade. Experts will share their knowledge with Santa Monica residents will let you know which green home updates are available and how to get the most rebates. The workshop will begin with refreshments and end with a raffle!

Solar Dirt – Another group that will be present at the workshop is Solar Santa Monica, which exists to help local residents invest in solar technology. If you need assistance figuring out which incentives you can expect, how much return on investment you will get, or which building permits you need, talk to the representatives of this group. Achieving optimal energy efficiencies cost $$$. PACE Financing can assist you, since this company helps local residents find financing options when they decide to make their house more energy efficient.

And finally, If you can’t make the workshop but want to talk to a NOMO neighbor that researched all the companies and financing options, call me and I will put you in touch with him.

You can register for the event here.


Here is your real-time real estate report:

There is 1 new listing and 3 homes that are going to try again this week 528 25th Street, 210 21st Place and 551 Lincoln Boulevard have been relisted. The 1 actual new listing is a home that was sold about 4 years ago in one of the only bankruptcy sales in recent memory in 90402. It is a very unique home at 247 20th Street.

1 new sale so far this week – the Mediterranean house at 1140 San Vicente Boulevard. Built in 2009 over 5,300 square feet on a huge 9,600+ lot.

Year-to-date closed sales is now at 35.


New Listings this Week

528 25th Street – 6 bedrooms + 7 baths. $5,995,000 . Relisted large contemporary style home, exposed steel beams, polished concrete floors, etc. Flexible floor plan, 3 levels, private guest quarters. Last sold in September 1996 for $712,000.

210 21st Place – 5 bedrooms + 6 baths. $5,395,000 . Relisted new Traditional with solar panels, security cameras, cathedral ceilings in entry, salt water pool, fire pit.

551 Lincoln Boulevard – 5 bedrooms + 5 baths. $3,450,000 . This house has been on and off the market several times in the past few years. Spanish style with a large living room with fireplace. Backyard with patio, fountain and lovely guest house. Last sold in February 1996 for $850,000.

247 20th Street – 4 bedrooms + 3 baths. $3,398,000 . Unique English meets Alpine Village country with formal entry, soaring vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, floor to ceiling Tudor windows. Chef’s kitchen, breakfast nook, large yard. Last sold in April 2010 for $1,860,000 a legal steal even by 2010 standards.

New Sales this Week

1140 San Vicente Boulevard – 5 bedrooms + 5 baths. $5,495,000 . Built in 2009, Mission style Mediterranean Faux painted walls, antique tiles, salt water pool, bar with sink, etc. Last sold in June 2008 for $1,675,000.

Closed Deals this Week

548 15th Street – 3 bedrooms + 2 baths. $3,000,000 .

332 17th Street– 3 bedrooms + 3 baths. $2,900,000 .


Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

Call me for a couple of upcoming attractions, priced from $1.9 million to $6 million – they are not in the MLS.

24142 Malibu Rd. – 3 bedrooms + 3 baths $8,000,000

770 Amalfi Dr. – 6 bedrooms + 6 baths $5,500,000

238 19th St. – 4 bedrooms + 3.75 baths $3,649,000

809 Malcom Ave. – 3 bedrooms + 3.5 baths $3,100,000

30 23rd Ave. – 2 bedrooms + 1.5 baths $1,695,000

918 9th St. #D – 4 bedrooms + 3 baths $1,595,000

11864 Bray St. – 2 bedrooms + 1 baths $799,000

Search for more homes, see real time analytics and learn about the North Santa Monica / North of Montana Avenue 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) 9244014 with any questions.

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