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This Weekend’s Art Walk on Montana Avenue

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn July 19th, 2012 Come to Montana Avenue this weekend for Montana Avenue’s 3rd Annual Artwalk.  Saturday July 21st from 10am -6pm and Sunday July 22nd from noon-5pm.  This is the first year the event will span the whole weekend and will feature more artist than ever before.  Expect live music, special sales and dining deals, interactive art exhibits… Continue Reading This Weekend’s Art Walk on Montana Avenue

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Brokers Getting “Broker” since 2002?

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn July 12th, 2012 Take a guess as to how many 90402 homes closed escrow in 2011.  If you guessed 82 you would be correct.  In 2002 there were 134 closed sales in the same area.  There has been a steady decline in the number of sales each year since 2002, until 2010, which appears to be the year… Continue Reading Brokers Getting “Broker” since 2002?

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Fantasy vs. Reality – Reality Bites!

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn July 5th, 2012 The highest home sale recorded in Santa Monica last year was one that closed on San Vicente Boulevard for $12,500,000.  Dr. Kenneth Hoffer was the Seller and a trust said to be controlled by producer Brian Grazer was the Buyer.  Pence Hathorn Silver was not involved in this but it is a note worthy tale… Continue Reading Fantasy vs. Reality – Reality Bites!

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Typical Cycles Return

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn March 2nd, 2012 Finally we can say again with certainty that the typical cycles of the Westside real estate market are showing themselves. For years we have told Buyers and Sellers that the Spring market begins in mid-February, right after the Superbowl though some years, this market failed to materialize and there was really no rhythm or predictability… Continue Reading Typical Cycles Return

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Properties That Sold For More Than List Price

Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn January 26th, 2012 Active/ Available New Listings 1424 Marguerita Ave. –  5bd + 4.5ba.  $2,999,000.   New Listing, probably will sell quickly. Being sold by its original owner of 1982. Nice location on 15th and Marguerita. Small but adequate backyard. 363 21st Pl. –  4bd + 3.75ba.  $2,550,000.   Newly relisted.   We had this home on the market a few… Continue Reading Properties That Sold For More Than List Price

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