Posted Sep. 28, 2015, 9:42 am
The "Saturday Night Live" alumn selling his Santa Monica condo with Sotheby’s International Realty.
Posted Sep. 25, 2015, 6:00 am
It may help to understand some of the nuances that an experienced realtor takes into consideration when doing a comprehensive evaluation of a Westside home, either from a seller or potential buyer’s perspective.
Posted Sep. 19, 2015, 10:19 am
Those who support requiring voter approval of large development projects in Santa Monica are signing the e-Petition that was just launched by Residocracy, the all-volunteer, grassroots group that in 2014 mobilized residents and stopped the Hines development project at the Papermate pen plant site.
Posted Sep. 19, 2015, 10:07 am
Imagine a California where polio becomes a threat to children’s health as it was before the 1950s, when first the Salk vaccine and later the even more effective Sabin formula threw this dreaded and crippling disease and all its iron lungs into dormancy.
Posted Sep. 19, 2015, 9:57 am
Stepp Commercial, a multifamily brokerage firm in the Santa Monica market, has completed the $2.95 million sale of fully occupied, six-unit apartment property located at 2820 3rd Street in Santa Monica.
Posted Sep. 10, 2015, 10:06 am
"Spider-Man" star Tobey McGuire and his jewelry designer wife, Jennifer Meyer, dropped $2.68 million for a Santa Monica estate.
Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:50 am
This week on Westside Living Host Chelsea Gilson and Michael Edlen of Coldwell Banker Visit a new property that is on the market: 621 Las Palmas Ave. in Pacific Palisades.
Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 9:39 am
“I want to do a non-contingent sale.” We hear statements similar to this from time to time, and it may be helpful to take a look at different types of contingency clauses. Of course, what a statement like that generally refers to is a contingency on the sale of the buyer’s current home. While some buyers may request such a contingency, it is very uncommon in a strong seller’s market, and few sellers would be willing to accept it. There are a few other approaches that could be explored which a seller may consider and both buyers and sellers may wish to discuss these with their agent.
Posted Aug. 20, 2015, 8:21 am
Stepp Commercial, a leading multifamily brokerage firm in the Santa Monica market, has completed two sales of fully-occupied apartment properties in Santa Monica, one of the hottest locations for multifamily properties in Los Angeles county.
Posted Aug. 11, 2015, 9:53 am
Stepp Commercial, a leading multifamily brokerage firm in the Santa Monica market, has completed the $2.5 million sale of fully occupied, six-unit apartment property located at 1820 12th St. in Santa Monica.
Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:31 am
There are certain things a seller can avoid if they would like to get their home sold for the best price in the shortest time. Though no selling process is without mistakes, most are easy to avoid.
Posted Jul. 21, 2015, 9:43 am
Mortgage banking firm Quantum Capital Partners has secured $14.5 million in financing for a local investor operating as 4th Street, LLC and 5th Street, LLC.
Posted Apr. 25, 2015, 9:37 am
Each month, my team and I provide complimentary local home value estimates for nearly a dozen homeowners. Many of these owners just want a rough idea of value as part of their overall financial picture for future plans. Others are simply curious what their home might be worth now.
Posted Mar. 9, 2015, 10:06 am
A 14-unit apartment building located at 1008 2nd Street in Santa Monica has sold for $6,275,000, according to a realtor involved in the sale.
Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 8:52 am
As we began 2015, there are only 24 Santa Monica homes on the market, which is the lowest level in many years. Due to the high demand for Santa Monica houses especially under $2 million, the average $4.6 million list price is almost unbelievably 50 percent higher than it was 12 months ago.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:02 am
Swedish billionaire Markus Persson, creator of the Minecraft video game, plunked down $70 million for a Beverly Hills mansion and all of its furnishings, it was announced Thursday.
Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:29 am
Is it a correct observation or a misconception that it is a disadvantage to list your home for sale during the holiday period? Conventional belief has generally been that November-December is the worst time of the year to have a home on the market.
Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:41 am
Is it a correct observation or a misconception that it is a disadvantage to list your home for sale during the holiday period? Conventional belief has generally been that November and December are the worst months of the year to have a home on the market.
Posted Oct. 7, 2014, 9:03 am
With more homes for sale on the market, California's housing market will see fewer investors and a return to traditional home buyers as home sales rise modestly and prices flatten out next year, the California Association of Realtors said today in its 2015 California Housing Market Forecast.
Posted Sep. 4, 2014, 8:44 am
Many of the reasons for escrows being cancelled can be addressed in advance by careful consideration of details. These tips may help avoid the emotional challenges of having one’s escrow cancelled.
Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 9:13 am
The housing affordability index, which measures the percentage of all households that can afford to purchase a median-priced single-family home in California, fell in the second quarter, the California Association of Realtors reported today.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:56 am
The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority announced it closed escrow Thursday on a 703-acre property in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains purchased from Oscar-winning director James Cameron.
Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 9:28 am
Equity home sales -- standard sales in which a seller has equity in the property being sold -- in June reached their highest level in California since the housing crisis began, the California Association of Realtors reported today.
Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:50 am
Spend six years playing in the NFL, appear in one Super Bowl game, and you would have earned enough money to retire before age 27 and buy your dream retirement home in Santa Monica.
Posted Jul. 2, 2014, 9:22 am
A fully occupied eight-unit multifamily property located near Michigan Avenue at 1811 19th Street in Santa Monica has sold for $2 million, according to real estate firm Charles Dunn Company.