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The Dirt on Capital Gains

President Biden is set to work on the next phase of his economic agenda — a sprawling collection of programs that would invest in infrastructure, education, carbon-reduction and working parents. These infrastructure proposals are likely to require trillions of dollars in new tax revenue aimed at large corporations and high-income individuals. While Economists on both sides of the aisle are pleading their cases for,… Continue Reading The Dirt on Capital Gains

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India – A Lifechanging Journey

Namaste. Welcome to India! It was an epic adventure and I want to share it with you. Our first stop – the Oberoi Villas in Jaipur. A very lavish hotel boasting 30 beautiful acres. Originally the residence of the Maharaja, now converted into the spa & pool area of the hotel. 300 year old Shiva temple located on the grounds. Beautiful architecture and surroundings.… Continue Reading India – A Lifechanging Journey

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The Post-Holiday Walk Dirt

  Well, if you were here last Friday night, you know how fun our party and Montana Ave was and if you missed it, check out a few fun photos here and put it on your calendar for next year – the 1st Friday of December is the date and you are invited! Interest rates have moved up a bit since the election last… Continue Reading The Post-Holiday Walk Dirt

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The Dirt on the Montana Avenue Holiday Walk

Are you going to join me this Friday at our Montana office party? If you are reading this email, you are invited! Our party is by invitation only. Be sure and mention me at the door. Bring your camera or camera phone for photos with Santa and his usual Santa’s Helpers, drink some holiday cheer and you will surely get into the holiday mood.… Continue Reading The Dirt on the Montana Avenue Holiday Walk

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Santa Monica Dirt

    One listing went into escrow yesterday – a really unique home at  524 11th Street –  Designed by Charles Ward. 3,419 square feet according to the MLS with 4 bedrooms and 5 baths on a 7,494 square foot lot.  List price is $4,900,000.  If this closes escrow at anywhere near this price, it will buoy several development deals in progress. $1,400 per… Continue Reading Santa Monica Dirt

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Santa Monica Snapshot: It’s Fall on Montana Aven...

It’s fall on Montana Avenue (even though the weather’s still trying to figure that out). One of our favorite gems on the street is the Brentwood General Store. They’re stocked with a bevy of Thanksgiving necessities & party gifts. Williams & Sonoma also hopped onto the Seasonal bandwagon with pumpkin everything. For a limited time many of their items have been discounted. Enjoy the… Continue Reading Santa Monica Snapshot: It’s Fall on Montana Avenue!

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Santa Monica Snapshot: 2016 Halloween Hop at Pence Ha...

Another successful Halloween Hop at Pence Hathorn Silver this year. The office got in their finest Hawaiian garb.  Aloha! Our theme was Hawaiian. The ladies were ready to hand out 70 lbs of candy to all the little goblins and ghouls trick-or-treating on Montana Ave. Here are some of our favorite moments of the day:

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The Dirt on Marijuana in Santa Monica

My guess is that prop 64 will pass by a wide margin next month. How are you voting on it? Santa Monica has famously never had a medical marijuana dispensary but beginning last year, it looked like change was coming. A new zoning ordinance passed in 2015 finally allowed “two medical marijuana dispensaries to open within the city limits.” (The lack of dispensaries hasn’t… Continue Reading The Dirt on Marijuana in Santa Monica

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