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… Continue Reading The Dirt on Recent Crime
Over the past weeks, working at PHS has opened my eyes to a variety of different avenues….and my use of “avenue” is not referring solely to Santa Monica’s streets. Not only have I learned about Santa Monica’s real estate market, I have gained information on issues pertaining to California’s ballot issues. In particular, PTA’s from Santa Monica’s school district have kindly provided me with… Continue Reading Let’s Make a Difference: Vote!
The Following Article is from the Spring 2012 Newsletter A year-to-date (YTD) market recap as of April 24th, 2012 shows closed sales at around $96 million with an energy unlike any in years. At this time our MLS shows 30 active listings, 19 properties in escrow, 33 sold and 26 that have gone off the market for a total of 108 properties in various… Continue Reading North Santa Monica Real Estate Market Surging In 2012
Teh Following Article is from the Fall 2011 Newsletter There is actually no encompassing cycle, just different cycles for different markets, which is not easily understood in these financial times. It goes back to whether you are looking at the macro view, the world, or the micro view, your own neighborhood. In the Westside markets’ most desirable neighborhoods home prices have been flat for… Continue Reading Where Are We In The Cycle?
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… Continue Reading THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS UP AND DOWN …DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE
Where do all the ghosts and goblins choose to spend their Halloween? Judging from the decorations in the homes in the North of Montana neighborhood in Santa Monica, I’d say this is an excellent destination for kids. The homeowners get extremely creative with spooky decorations. They also take their haunted houses very seriously: the atmosphere reflects the set of a scary movie. The most… Continue Reading Best Trick-or-Treating Hot Spots in the North of Montana Neighborhood