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Year-Over-Year Market Snapshot

The Numbers; Down and Dirty Year-Over-Year Comparison Friends, clients and colleagues keep asking me how the market is right now. Depending on who is asking, I might say, “great” or “choppy” or “It depends, are you asking as a buyer, a seller or a voyeur”? The point is that the answer really depends on why you are asking. Buyers and brokers are still complaining …

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Santa Monica Snapshot – The Detox Market

We are really thrilled about Montana Ave’s latest addition – the Detox Market. The goal of this business is to deliver the purest products to support healthy lifestyles. The market carries everything from skincare items, to make up, cleanses and body care. One of their main focuses is detoxing and cleansing your body. One of their best sellers is the Moon Juice “Beauty Dust”- …

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The Dirt on Recent Crime

As compared to other nearby cities of this size, Santa Monica residents who live North of Montana Ave experience a very low crime rate. The most common crimes are theft and robbery. In a very rare (1st time in my 30 years here) and really shocking incident last month, a man wearing a mask (similar to what was worn in the movie Scream), broke …

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Signs of Recovery

The Following Article is from the Spring 2011 Newsletter Although I do not have a crystal ball, there are some very compelling signs that our market is on the road to recovery.  In our micro, Santa Monica Westside market, it seems that we are currently at the bottom and looking up.  Inventory is extremely low, well priced homes are likely to elicit multiple offers, …

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES

The Following Article is from the Winter 2010 Newsletter For the last three or four years North Santa Monica had been strolling along, seemingly unaffected by the housing meltdown around the world.  The inventory of homes for sale was increasing, but not at an alarming rate.  Homeowners that HAD to sell were few and far between. If a buyer wanted to own a home …

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MARKET OUTLOOK

The Following Article is from the Winter 2007 Newsletter The Westside real estate market seems to be impervious to what is happening on the rest of the nation, including many areas in Los Angeles. While we have steady activity in the single-family home market, the condominium market is definitely softer with 180 + units on the market for sale right now. The single family …

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THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS UP AND DOWN …DEPENDING ON WH...

The Following Article is from the Summer 2007 Newsletter Generally real estate values fluctuate as a whole by city, state or region. That has changed here on the Westside! Values are varying from neighborhood to neighborhood in Los Angeles. Proximity to the ocean, large-scale new construction projects and major traffic congestion are common variables for this change in value. The values on the Westside …

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MOVING, MOVING, MOVING

The Following Article is from the Spring 2007 Newsletter NOTHING was selling, now EVERYTHING is selling…what a difference a month makes.  The inventory in Santa Monica from April-October 2006 grew quickly while discretionary buyers sat on the sidelines.  The increasing inventory peaked in October and began easing in November.  In January this year buyers that needed to buy came back into the market with …

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