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Santa Monica Snapshot: Pence Hathorn Silver Flashback

It has been over 25 years that Charles Pence, John Hathorn and I joined together and built our real estate team. We have been located on Montana Avenue ever since. This is a fantastic neighborhood and I look forward to working with more of you in the future. One of our first images taken together. I love the era of supersized cell phones and… Continue Reading Santa Monica Snapshot: Pence Hathorn Silver Flashback

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Santa Monica Snapshot: Palisades Beach Road

A seamless mix of design aesthetics, a rare treasure on the beach of Santa Monica!  A perfect balance of old and new, it was renovated in such a way to fit both owners’ preferences, large but cozy with modern lines and antique finishes.  Let me share with you this fantastic property. Spanish Colonial Revival elevates California living with sweeping, panoramic views spanning from Palos… Continue Reading Santa Monica Snapshot: Palisades Beach Road

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Santa Monica Seismic Dirt

Last week the City of Santa Monica considered a proposal for a seismic retrofit ordinance. The City most likely will officially pass the law by the end of the month and within 30 days it will be in full effect. Once it is in place, notices to property owners will start rolling out in different phases. These notices will require soft-story, concrete and steel-frame… Continue Reading Santa Monica Seismic Dirt

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This Week on Second Street

Eleven years in the making, this 4-unit development on 2nd Street features some of the highest level craftsmanship I’ve had the opportunity to represent in my career. I thought it would be interesting to share the progress of this construction in a weekly photo blog. So why on earth has this project taken 11 years to get to this point? The city of Santa… Continue Reading This Week on Second Street

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In the NOW: Rebuilding the California Incline in Sant...

The Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association has put out a newsletter informing that a contract was awarded and that work to demolish and rebuild the California incline will begin in March 2015 and last about 1 year. Be aware of the traffic congestion! Make sure to utilize detour routes and give yourself ample commute time.  For further information and updates please click here.  May… Continue Reading In the NOW: Rebuilding the California Incline in Santa Monica

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What’s Happening and Who’s Making it Happe...

*(the year-over-year comparisons in this article are from January 1st-May 18th of 2013 and 2014) The real estate activity for the time periods expressed for 2013 and 2014* are full of anomalies. The year-over-year statistics for the time periods expressed herein for 2013 and 2014 are as follows: In Santa Monica, zip code 90402, the number of homes sold was down from 24 homes… Continue Reading What’s Happening and Who’s Making it Happen

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Crazy Canyon Dirt

The Santa Monica Canyon has always been known as “eclectic”. This Tuesday a guy driving a red Tesla went a little crazy on PCH at the Chautauqua / Entrada intersection. Some people caught in the ensuing traffic jam said it all started with the man getting his cell phone cord from his trunk and started swinging it around like a lasso. It was so… Continue Reading Crazy Canyon Dirt

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Monopolistic Disintegration

What a difference 35 years makes. I began my real estate career in 1978, in Santa Monica. At that time there were 321 real estate offices or brokerages from Hollywood to Malibu, mostly “Mom and Pop” shops. Today I would be surprised if that number is 100, including all the offices of mega companies. There were 12 companies with two or more offices and… Continue Reading Monopolistic Disintegration

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