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The Dirt on Who Is Buying: The New Neighbors of the We...

With Westside real estate prices at all-time highs, people have once again been asking me “who are the people buying all these expensive properties?” I answered that question back in May of 2019 and here is my update for 2022. Buyers of some of our recent transactions include: A financial services executive who closed last week on an Ocean Avenue, North of Montana, penthouse condo that… Continue Reading The Dirt on Who Is Buying: The New Neighbors of the Westside

The Dirt on the Promenade Part 2:
Patrolling Downto...

There is a turf war waging in Santa Monica’s downtown Promenade and it’s not between rival gang members (this time anyway!). Rather, it is between the Promenade’s business owners and the Mayor of Santa Monica. John Alle is a property owner suing the City of Santa Monica over the maintenance of the Promenade, or lack thereof. For months, he has complained to city officials… Continue Reading The Dirt on the Promenade Part 2:
Patrolling Downtown Santa Monica

The Dirt on SB9 and SB10

California’s severe shortage of housing is driving a couple of Senate bills that have neighborhood associations on edge. Proponents for the bill SB9 believe the housing shortage problem stems from it being illegal to build more middle-income housing in 70% of the state. They believe SB9 is the key to fixing this as SB9 makes two important changes to state law: It allows homeowners… Continue Reading The Dirt on SB9 and SB10

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Santa Monica Dirt Roundup

Lots going on in Santa Monica! Topics that I wrote about before have circled back, some with major updates and others, not so major. Santa Monica airport- The FAA and the City have an agreement to close the airport officially in 2028.  The City originally wanted to cut the runway to only 2,000 ft but have settled with shortening it to 3,500 ft. The… Continue Reading Santa Monica Dirt Roundup

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Santa Monica Dirt

Santa Monicans like most Americans are still in a state of shock having been stunned by the election results – aside from the Presidential race, the fact that Luv lost and legalizing weed won surprised most of the locals that I have spoken to. Interest rates have climbed slightly but most real estate professionals, Buyers and Sellers predict business as usual in the near… Continue Reading Santa Monica Dirt

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Santa Monica Snapshot: Frozen Fruit Co.

There’s a new frozen dessert place in town and it’s so delicious it is hard to believe that it is also healthy. The new little spot has been open since early July, just in time for the rising temperatures. It’s not your ordinary soft serve – instead it’s made only from fruit, completely  dairy free and very healthy. Their flavors include, Coconut & Cacao,… Continue Reading Santa Monica Snapshot: Frozen Fruit Co.

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Santa Monica Snapshot: Ox & Son

This week we stopped by Ox & Son to check out the fresh look and the new cocktail bar. They have a great selection of wine, including their own. The place is lined with green banquettes and leather stools. They now have a full liquor bar with tasty cocktails for all tastes. For a quick bite you can grab a meal at the bar.… Continue Reading Santa Monica Snapshot: Ox & Son

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Santa Monica Snapshot – Juicero

“JUICERO” the latest state of the art cutting edge juice craze. The juice packets are delivered perfectly packaged in ice & all sealed. I learned about them at Equinox Santa Monica and quickly got addicted. Designed and invented for an easy quick no clean up way to indulge in a daily healthy drink. Once subscribed they have a delivery option of twice a week.… Continue Reading Santa Monica Snapshot – Juicero

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