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The Dirt on the Parties

Our office had a blast last Friday night here on Montana Ave.  Ours was the most popular party on the street.  Thank you to all our friends, clients and colleagues that attended.  If you missed the party, go to our facebook page, I have lots of candid shots from the evening.  Our party always get me in the Christmas spirit.  Since it’s always held… Continue Reading The Dirt on the Parties

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Happy Father’s Day Weekend

If you are planning to fire up the grill this weekend and wondering what to do with those two inch thick grass-fed ribeyes, I suggest the simple approach. Wash and dry those beautiful steaks, give them a healthy coating of sea salt then let them come to room temp for an hour on the counter. Give them one final pat down with a paper… Continue Reading Happy Father’s Day Weekend

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Construction on Montana

I am sure you’ve noticed the construction happening at the Montana Avenue Wholefoods near our office.  Unfortunately, it is not the new swim-up bar, nor the build-your-own-burger addition we suggested. Rather, the construction is to bring the parking lot up to current city requirement standards and should take a few weeks. In the meantime bring your earplugs while perusing the organic produce. This week… Continue Reading Construction on Montana

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Santa Monica Dirt: Partners Trust is Taking-Off!

Many of my clients have commented on how it seems like our Partners Trust Company is really taking off and dominating. We’ve pulled some stats in our top 3 areas as of May 17th, 2013 and below are the tables and graphs (click the graph or table to zoom-in). Here are some notes on each area west of the 405. In Brentwood: We are… Continue Reading Santa Monica Dirt: Partners Trust is Taking-Off!

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The Dirt On The Best Real Estate Agent

I suppose the question “Who is the best” in any profession can cause more questions than answers. For example, in the real estate sales business, if asking about individual agents (not the entire brokerage company), one might consider one or a combination of the following: The number of transactions the agent has completed – over his or her career, or in the past year; … Continue Reading The Dirt On The Best Real Estate Agent

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Santa Monica Dirt: Luxury Listings

Right now in north Santa Monica, 90402 you can buy 5 different properties that are listed at 8 figure prices. From low to high, they are: $10,900,000 for a 4 bedroom on Adelaide with ocean views $11,495,000 for a 6 bedroom on La Mesa with golf course views $12,000,000 for a 6 bedroom on La Mesa with golf course views $18,750,000 for a 8… Continue Reading Santa Monica Dirt: Luxury Listings

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Santa Monica Dirt

New Listings this Week 645 Adelaide Dr. Our 645 Adelaide re-launched this week and we are excited to have this home available. The Style is Tuscan Villa and it is situated on one of Santa Monica’s premier streets surrounded by breathtaking ocean, mountain and canyon views. This home is owned by the “House of Rock” owner/curator and like her La Mesa home  (listed for… Continue Reading Santa Monica Dirt

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In the NOW: Beware of Home Inspections!

“Beware of the man who knows the answer before he understands the question.“ The era of random inspection of EMF, electromagnetic fields, people walking through open houses with their handy-dandy EMF meters are long gone!  As values are increasing so are buyers’ expectations.   Buyers feel they now need to do a lot more research and inspect everything under the sun when purchasing a new home. The extra… Continue Reading In the NOW: Beware of Home Inspections!

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