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$30 Million Home Sale in Santa Monica?

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn May 11th, 2012 I met with a homeowner last Sunday that said he has a friend that is in escrow to buy a home that had been on and off the market for several months.  He says the purchase contract is for more than $30,000,000!  The home is still under construction.  It is located on a very large lot… Continue Reading $30 Million Home Sale in Santa Monica?

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Latest Real Estate News

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn May 4th, 2012 Active/ Available New Listings 340 18th St.–   5bd + 3.5ba.  $3,795,000.   New Listing.  Restored and remodeled Monterey Colonial almost 5,000 sq. ft. with all the modern amenities for today’s lifestyle.  Gated and private front garden. 816 San Vicente –  4bd + 3ba.  $3,550,000.   New Listing.   Original Spanish Villa located in tree-lined San Vicente Blvd on… Continue Reading Latest Real Estate News

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What is Gillette?

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn April 27th, 2012 What would you like to read about here?  Please email me and let me know.  I am happy to try and answer your questions. Last week, someone asked me “What is Gillette? I see Realtors mention it in their ads”. I wrote about this on the Wikipedia site a few years ago: The Gillette’s Regent… Continue Reading What is Gillette?

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2012 Market Surging

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn April 20th, 2012 A YTD market recap shows sales from $1.5M to $9M+ with an energy unlike any in years. At this time our MLS shows 27 active listings, 18 properties in escrow, 28 sold and 24 have gone off the market for a total of 97 properties in various stages of play. The MLS shows 28 homes… Continue Reading 2012 Market Surging

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Crime Story

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn  April 13th, 2012 A friend emailed me this last week and I thought it might be important for everyone to see. Here is the victim’s (200 block of 24th) detailed and very disturbing report: “The break-in happened at around 12:30 am.  We do have an alarm system and we use it regularly, but unfortunately we both fell asleep… Continue Reading Crime Story

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Who is Buying?

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn April 5th, 2012 Five new listings, three sales and one closing mark another solid week of real estate sales activity in the North of Montana Ave neighborhood. All but one of these five new listings seem to be fully priced so look for only one or two new sales next week. Interesting to note: A client asked me… Continue Reading Who is Buying?

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It’s NOT Gossip?

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn March 30th, 2012 Not gossip! It’s true – Pence Hathorn Silver and Partners Trust have moved to our permanent and wonderful location at 1333 Montana Ave, north – west corner of 14th St. and Montana Ave. We are now so close to R&D Kitchen that they will have to name a sandwich after us! Look for an office… Continue Reading It’s NOT Gossip?

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Highs and Lows

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn March 22nd, 2012 New highs and lows this week – a week with much more real estate activity than the recent past weeks.  5 new listings, 2 new sales and 2 closings make this one of the busiest in recent memory. Active/ Available New Listings 444 14th St. –   5bd + 6ba.  $7,395,000.   New Listing.  (One of the… Continue Reading Highs and Lows

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