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How to Maximize Your Home Value With Minimal Costs

Are you wanting to increase the value of your home but don’t want to break the bank? Check out these tips for simple and affordable home improvements! Continue Reading How to Maximize Your Home Value With Minimal Costs

Market Prediction Score Card

How did I do with my 2022 housing market predictions? Read on to find out. Continue Reading Market Prediction Score Card

Miscellaneous End of Summer Musings 

A few random musings from the lingering summer days…a trip to Italy, Oktoberfest in Munich, and a little bit about real estate here in Santa Monica. Continue Reading Miscellaneous End of Summer Musings 

The Dish With Danielle: Élephante

If you haven’t already been to Élephante, the super-hip, vibey local rooftop hotspot, you are missing out. The Mediterranean inspired restaurant sits atop the old Lemmles Theater in downtown Santa Monica with spectacular ocean views. Seasoned Aussie restaurateur Nicky Mathers and the “Wish You Were Here” Group are the visionaries behind this groovy gastronomic getaway and they have all the street-cred to back it… Continue Reading The Dish With Danielle: Élephante

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The Dish With Danielle: Forma

When I first met Mario Sabatini we were both waiters in Brentwood. I was a young college student studying at UCLA and he was in his late 20’s and new to LA. A lot of water, and pasta, under the bridge since then, and Mario has unquestionably established himself as one of the pre-eminent restauranteurs on the west side. His first restaurant, Pecorino, was… Continue Reading The Dish With Danielle: Forma

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Civic Engagement 2022

Elections are right around the corner and it’s going to be more pins and needles, no matter your political ideology.  A lot of proposed changes will be on the ballot or coming down the pipeline impacting Santa Monica real estate. We all share a love and passion for Santa Monica so let’s pay close attention to details and help realize our city’s full potential! … Continue Reading Civic Engagement 2022

The Dirt on 1221 Ocean Avenue

If you haven’t heard, 1221 Ocean Avenue (a 120-unit apartment building located just South of Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica) has been sold to the Douglas Emmet real estate trust for a whopping $330 million according to The Real Deal.com. Not only is this an impressive purchase, it also means the previous owner of the property, The Irvine Company, no longer has any residential… Continue Reading The Dirt on 1221 Ocean Avenue

Santa Monica Investment Property Musings

By Esther Hickman Did you know that Santa Monica multi-units have the lowest average cap rates in all of Los Angeles County?  There are a lot of factors playing into this, but one thing is for sure, multi-unit transactions have remained strong and steady.  How is that possible?  Here’s one fun example: Our listing, 717 9th Street, North of Montana Avenue:  Four Mid-Century Modern… Continue Reading Santa Monica Investment Property Musings

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