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Sunday Funday

Last weekend was the start of something beautiful…Football Season! For those who don’t have the full sports package at home, it means it’s time to find a sports bar to spend some quality time this fall. Here are some of my Santa Monica favorites: Sonny McLeans–  Irish Pub with pretty good bar food, 40 beers on tap and a full bar. With 23 flat… Continue Reading Sunday Funday

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Lots, Builders and Property Values

Its seems that property values north of Montana were recovering nicely last year, until all of a sudden they catapulted up to what there were at the height of the market in 06-07, seemingly disregarding the economy and the rest of the Country’s “slow recovery”.  There are other pockets in LA that have experienced a similar phenomenon, but none quite as pronounced as Santa… Continue Reading Lots, Builders and Property Values

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Mortgage & Finance Journal

Government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to play a crucial role in the secondary mortgage market and remain focused on supporting the ongoing housing market recovery while laying the groundwork for a better future housing finance system. “Fannie Mae has been a leading source of liquidity since the start of the economic crisis and we are working hard to support the ongoing… Continue Reading Mortgage & Finance Journal

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North Santa Monica Real Estate Update: Higher Prices, ...

I am happy to report a very solid second half of 2012.  In fact, real estate sales activity in Santa Monica, North of Montana Avenue was the very best it has been since the recession began in 2006. While the first half of the year showed a shot gun race for properties, the second half did not disappoint, surpassing by far the 1st half… Continue Reading North Santa Monica Real Estate Update: Higher Prices, Fewer Days on Market and Low Inventory

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Pocket Listings

What is a pocket listing? As we have discussed in the past, a pocket listing is a property that is available for sale but is not known to the general public. They are, many times, known only by top agents who share information privately amongst themselves.  By seller’s requests, these properties don’t appear in the local Multiple Listing Services, and they generally aren’t advertised… Continue Reading Pocket Listings

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