Beverly Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CA Properties published  the Top 100 Agents for Transactions in Los Angels/Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties. Now with that said I have been honored to be on this list. Not every Year do I have such honors or should I say Bragging Rights:) I am grateful for all my clients who helped me get on this list. Thank you!  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
If you are looking for a great Beverly Hills Realtor, I have good news for you, I have just renewed my license and you can have the pleasure of working with me for All Your Real Estate Needs! Should that be vacant land, should that be a Single Family or a Duplex to sell, I am your go to Realtor. On a side note I sell Condominiums too.  Now if you have referrals I would be honored to represent your clients. If you need recommendations I have many Referral agents who would be happy to confirm that they made the right decision reaching out to me.  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Another Five Star Review For Endre Barath, Jr.  The Beverly Hills Land Man   Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Observation on the current Los Angeles Real Estate Market by Endre Barath, Jr. a Beverly Hills Realtor. As the first week of March comes to an end, we can certainly say there are a great number of distracting events taking place.  The war in Ukraine is likely first and foremost (or close to it) on most everyone's mind. Let’s keep in mind this is not a war "movie" that will be recognized at the upcoming Golden Globes & Oscars.  This is real and humans and living creatures are being displaced and losing their lives.  This is a very sad catastrophe that somehow could have been prevented.In spite of the world news, ‘how is the real estate market’ is still the question I'm asked as I walk my dog in our neighborhood.  Clearly this remains an important question that affects us locally.  My ans...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Now that Open Houses are back in Los Angeles,  CA allow me to give advice to the potential buyers. Most importantly focus on the home not the agent that is sitting at the open house. If you get approached keep these questions in mind when you talk to the person sitting at the Open House.Often times you learn a few things. Here are some suggestions what to ask and what to focus on. You might discover that it is not the listing agent and just a new ambitious agent that is looking to 'pick up buyers' and if you connect and click with that person it might not be this house but another one that person can represent you.Now if you have an agent that you work with and trust then forget the agent who is sitting on the Open House and tell your agent if you liked the house.... this is just a lot ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
How have my experiences influenced my professional life as raised by Carol Williams  and Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  our co-hosts, here is part two of our February Active Rain Challenge. In case you missed my first post, I include the link here (My life is not a story it is " My Non-Fiction Life"   ) I have always noted my parents had a huge impact on my life.Following graduation from Notre Dame Boys High School in Fairfield, CT, I left home for the first time to attend college in Ypsilanti, MI. As you all can remember, it’s quite an eye-opening experience when you leave home for the first time particularly if you head out of state. After a very structured and disciplined upbringing, here I was at Eastern Michigan University with absolutely no structure and no discipline a...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Accepting Backup Offers:  722 N Museum DR., LOS ANGELES, CA. 90065...In case you did not know it there were four adjacent lots next to each other TWO sold already. Now we are in Escrow on the Third lot. Keep in mind we are still accepting Backup Offers.  Four adjacent lots, they all have street frontage. All active in the MLS, please ask listing agent one for additional details, can be sold together or separately. Build one to four homes. Ideal for someone' dream home site on this fantastic parcel of land which is just a short distance from the metro Gold Line. Surrounded by nature and minutes to all the hotspots on and near Figueroa. Walking distance to Moon Canyon Park. This great opportunity seldom comes available. Here is your opportunity to build this ultra chic home in the hidden ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
“My Non-Fiction Life”, a post inspired by Carol Williams and co hosted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker in order to share a bit about ourselves on Active Rain.As Socrates said:  “The unexamined life is not worth living”.I was born in Communist Hungary, three years before the bloody uprising in which the Soviet Army crushed the Hungarian Freedom Fighters.  Gratefully, my father held a powerful position at a train factory in the sixth largest city in Hungary.  Hence, from an economic and influence status we lived in the top five percent.We had a car which not many could afford in the late 1950’s Communist Hungary.  My father was on a five-year waiting list before the SKODA (made in Czechoslovakia) finally arrived.  My mother had a housekeeper, we dined in good restaurants and t...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
2811 Benedict Canyon Dr. BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210 is still available... in case you missed it. The finished homes are on the market for $9 million to $28 million why not build your fantastic view home on this great lot overlooking tennis court row. Here is truly a fantastic opportunity to buy 1.46 acres of land in the coveted 90210 zip code. This is a panoramic view lot in BHPO not only overlooking, but walking distance to Tennis Court Row. The opportunity to build a view home for resale or for someone who wants to call the coveted 90210 zip code their home. Just minutes to Downtown Beverly Hills shops restaurants and entertainment. The land is varied with uphill and even a flat part too. Bring your Architect. This fantastic parcel of land falls under Los Angeles Building and Safety juris...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Market Report, by Endre Barath, Jr....Currently there are 57 Active listings in Beverly Hills, CA 90210 proper. Amazingly of these listings the highest priced one is on the market for $115,000,000.00 just to be clear that is $115 million. The average price is $21,907,403. The average square feet of these homes is around 8,665 sq. ft.The Active Under contract currently as of this writing consists of 12 listings. The highest priced one is $24,995,000.00The Pending Listings currently there are 6 Pending and the highest priced one is $19,995,000.00.The highest priced Sold  was $24,995,000.00    just to be clear there 42 sold properties and the average Price was $9,515,830.00Beverly Hills is not for the average buyer. One needs to have money, ambition and understand...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
As I did some research for one of my repeat client, I was faced with the question “How can you run a business like this and survive for the long term?”Here’s a bit of background. My buyer is a disabled Afghanistan War Veteran, and many of you know that I have always been partial towards helping Veterans in any way that I can. When we originally worked together it took a great deal of effort to find him a home for a few reasons. Here in the greater Los Angeles area, most sellers would prefer to not sell their homes to a veteran, a primary reason being because VA loans are a bit more stringent than traditional loans and require sellers to fix things before transferring a Grant Deed. Nevertheless, after six months of searching and writing offers, one seller was indeed a true patriot and ch...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
This post was inspired by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  and Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES The advent of the Internet certainly has changed the world as we once knew it particularly having grown up in the 1960’s and early1970’s. Without giving away my age, I have witnessed it from inception to the present day while some of the younger generations are reading up on it via Google or history books. The purpose of this post is to write about what went to the wayside, at least for me personally, so here goes.What first comes to mind is when I was just entering high school when a door-to-door salesman came to our home hard selling my father to buy the Encyclopedia Britannica series. The pitch was to assure that ‘his son’ would do better in school. It was an exorbitant price for ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Lentil Soup for the New Years is a Hungarian Tradition. The lentils represent Prosperity. Growing up as a kid after the midnight mandatory Blue Danube waltz was played and my parents danced to the music it was followed by everyone having a small cup of Lentil Soup.As the years went by my mother would go to bed before midnight and my father and I stayed and toasted the New Year with a good glass of Champaign. Diane and I would continue the same tradition, now with that said she followed the same tradition as my mother, that is going to bed before the Midnight bell would ring. So, with that said we would have the Champaign earlier and earlier year after year. Nevertheless, I continued the tradition and made the soup and yes, I  would have it at midnight or a minute or two later. Diane wai...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Hope everyone had a fantastic New Year's Eve Celebration. I went to my favorite Wine house to get the Champagne. Keep in mind these guys introduced me to Krug when it was $89 per bottle... instead of the Yellow Label everyone claims to be good.... Now Krug NV is going for $250 per bottle.... so with that said I asked for a similar bottle that is good. They introduced me to "Delamotte" never had it and oh boy I am so glad I trusted his advice.The Champagne was fantastic, but don't take my word for it see what Robert Parker had to say. The House of Delamotte is the fifth-oldest Champagne house in the region, founded in 1760. It is located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Delamotte is small (just 25,000 cases annually) and one of Champagne's best-kept secrets. It ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
After having tried to connect since mid-October, Kathy Streib  and I finally were able to connect! We both have been part of Active Rain since 2008, give or take, what a shame it took so long. It seemed as if we just started talking when next thing you know an hour had flown! We said goodbye so we could both get back to our commitments of emails and phone calls, promising that we wouldn’t wait so long to catch up next time. I wished I would have connected with her sooner.Kathy and I talked like old friends, it was easy to do since we knew about each other’s families and friends through blog posts and comments. There’s Larry the Vietnam Veteran Fighter Pilot, the children, and of course the grandkids which led to the relocation from Florida to Texas to enjoy them and watch them grow. She...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
This post has been inspired by Andrea Bedard  & Carol Williams  for a December Active Rain Challenge. The first, a December Miracle, I immediately knew what that would be. (In case you missed it, here is the link   A Christmas Miracle by Endre Barath a Beverly Hills Realtor ). This one, however, was much more of a challenge for me. So here goes!For those who do not know me well, I have always been very demanding of myself. No one has a higher expectation of me than me. I provide the best quality service to my buyers and sellers in the greater Los Angeles area and the advent of the Internet and smart phones has only made this easier; truly, I find there is little or no excuse to not respond to clients and potential clients in a timely manner.The flip side to this is that in turn, I expec...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas, and  a happy holiday season and all the best for the New Year. Thank you for reading my posts over the years and if you are a first time reader, then I am  looking forward to interacting with you in the coming days and years, Endre Barath, Jr., your Los Angeles Realtor!  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
A Christmas Miracle:   told by Endre Barath, Jr. a Beverly  Hills Realtor....I have always been a firm believer that a great deal of frustration can be avoided in any real estate transaction if people would simply do what they should be doing.One of my top priorities is timely and quality communication. Of equal importance is not adding personal issues into the mix, instead focus strictly on the client’s needs. Diane and I could be having a heated disagreement, the phone will ring, and I immediately switch to real estate mode without my client ever suspecting there was something brewing in the background. Once done with client business, we could resume the disagreement right where we left off.All of this to say that in spite of what is going in my life, I manage to take care of business...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
As we enter the final month of 2021, I reflect on the results of this year’s past efforts and make my plan for next year. I’m fairly certain we all do this every December, realtors or not.I conclude that for me personally the year was a successful one. To improve or repeat these results, I need to have a “new perspective” on the same things I have been doing to see more opportunities that surround me. From a realtor perspective, there have been times when I’ve walked by a house and noticed that something looked different - the grass was unkempt and looked as if it could have used a good watering. Clearly this could present an opportunity for a listing and offering help to someone in need. Sure enough, the next thing I knew there was a For Sale Sign on the property and it wasn’t mine.Des...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
OK many of my readers will scratch their head, how can Endre compare Caramelizing Onions with Real Estate? Well the answer is easy, please google it and you will find out that there are people suggesting Caramelizing anywhere from 30 minutes to 50 minutes.... and may I say the result will be mediocre to lousy.Then go look at Uber Chef Thomas Keller's  idea of Caramelizing Onions and you get the answer FIVE HOURS.... what is the difference? Quality and Flavor. In case you do not know who Thomas Keller is, he has three different Restaurants. The first one the French Laundry, then came Bouchon and then Per Se in New York City. Keeping in mind all three have been Michelin Rated Restaurants.Just like Real Estate there are agents who take short cuts, you know the 30 -50 minute Caramelizers of...
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