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Santa Monica Home & Condo Sale Info by Kim & Kristine
Spring Home Selling Season is Here (Almost) The Spring home selling season in Santa Monica is almost here. With a shortage of inventory, motivated seller's are getting their home ready for the spring selling season. March 20th is the official first day of Spring. Here are a few tips to prepare y...
Today was one of those days where the phone is ringing and the emails are collecting more and more every minute.  It happens when you have 2 closings in a week.  You get emails from buyers, sellers, escrow, title, lenders and anyone else that thinks they are involved.   On top of that the painte...
Where is Silicon Beach? Silicon Beach, located on the Westside of Los Angeles, started in Santa Monica, Venice Beach, heads west into Playa Vista, and then down into El Segundo. Silicon Beach is fueled by tech companies, and entrepreneurial start ups. According to Jeff Solomon of Amplify/LA, the ...
I'm Doing A Short Sale, Can My Lender Take My Retirement? One of the top questions we get asked is what happens to the retirement accounts when doing a short sale? Here is the info. 401ks, 403bs and Pensions Your lender is not permitted to "raid" or liquidate employer-sponsored 401k, 403b or pens...
When Should I Sell?  Market Info For North Of Wilshire, Santa Monica 90403 The time to sell is when the inventory is low and demand is high.  Inventory is at an all time low as indicated on the chart below for homes in Santa Monica's North of Wilshire 90403 area.  This chart reports the number of...
Is Something (Still) Wrong with Santa Monica Real Estate? Don't you just love infographics? They are visually appealing, tell a story, and strike up conversations. The one below caught my eye, and got me thinking. How does this translate to Santa Monica real estate? Across the board, it is pretty...
Our Smoke-free Laws You should know about the smoking laws in Santa Monica. It's great for those of us with respitory problems. Not so great for travelers and people re-locating since the tickets can be expensive. Here's more info from the City of Santa Monica. Where?    In Santa Monica, smoking ...
What's Happening in Santa Monica, North of Wilshire? Condo sales for 90403 have come to an early start in 2013. Multiple offers are driving condo buyers crazy in the Wilshire-Montana neighborhood of Santa Monica! Overall, there were 6 single family homes that sold and 20 condominiums that sold. L...
Doggies In The Window, I mean fence.   We finished showing properties and instead of parking in our office garage.  We parked in the neighforhood.  These cute doggies greeted us as we pulled up. Their tails were wagging and they kept moving their heads around to see us.  They were so cute and pl...
What's Happening in Santa Monica, North of Wilshire? Home and sales for 90403 have come to an early start in 2013. Overall, there were 6 single family homes that sold and 20 condominiums that sold. Last year, only 2 homes sold and 19 condos sold during the same time frame. That is a 200% increase...

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Author Bio: Kim & Kristine Halverson are Realtors in Santa Monica at Compass. Kim & Kristine are sisters, and have over 37 years combined experience serving buyers and sellers in real estate.