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The Dirt on California Property Taxes

We just listed one of the nicest 2-story Spanish homes to come to the market in decades! 242 24th Street– Listed for $4,495,000 is a 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths house with a guest room over the garage. This is a really charming and romantic, wonderfully updated since it’s original construction in 1928. Our first showings were yesterday and we’ve had a huge turn-out. Several …

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Seems like the water cooler conversations never really change for me. Here are the most common questions: How’s the market? Fortunately for those living North of Montana, prices are continuing to increase. Typically the Spring is the busiest time in the business, new “inventory” begins to come to the market, usually right after  Super Bowl Sunday. Last year I sold an East Coast Traditional, …

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Santa Monica Dirt Going Down?

1/24/2018 – Last night, or should I say at 2:30 this morning, the Santa Monica City Council voted for the implementation of a city-wide Interim Zoning Ordinance (IZO) for all R1(Single Family Residential) properties. The IZO will reduce home sizes by about 20%. Many homeowners (not developers, or real estate agents) plead with the City to give more time for discussion and adjustments to …

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Santa Monica Snapshot: Dreamy Bedrooms

Master bedroom suites are today’s private sanctuaries with designs so great, they seem right out of a dream! Here are my favorites that will help inspire your bedroom make over. Gorgeous pitched ceiling and custom hardwood floors are aesthetically pleasing and the most in demand design. Enjoy enviable ocean views and beach front access.  Wake up each morning to the lovely sound of crashing …

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The Dirt on 20 things you didn’t know

Even if you have lived in Santa Monica for most, or all, of your life you may be surprised to learn of these little-known facts about our City. Be forewarned; some of these tidbits may disappoint you. The population of SM is 92,987. The median age of residents is 49. Only 27% of the population own their homes. (Call me if you are one …

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Working Dirt

If you, like me, are an employer there are several new local and state laws you may want to pay attention to that went into effect on January 1, 2018. Statewide the minimum wage will increase from $10.50 to $11.00 per hour. Santa Monica businesses with 26 employees or more will be required to pay $13.25 per hour as of July 1, 2018. Smaller …

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Santa Monica Snapshot: M-CRO

Micro Kickboard opened a pop-up shop located here at 909 Montana Avenue, however the company won’t be here long—they leave in February. These scooters will be popular with environmentally conscious Santa Monica residents looking for a fun alternative way to scoot around town. With all the Bird scooters out on the street, it appears scooters are the new must have mode of transport! Micro …

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Santa Monica Snapshot: Creative Bathroom Designs

Step inside your very own glamorous escape. These creative and jaw-dropping bathroom designs will leave you wanting to redesign your bathroom into a relaxing and innovative space. Modern finishes with an outdoor aesthetic, lovely mix of hardwood, glass and stone. Super luxurious ultra-modern bathroom with stainless steel hardware and sleek cabinetry. Gold is the new silver!  This bathroom with gorgeous Italian marble is fit …

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