Beverly Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
How did you become "The Land Man" in the greater Los Angeles area? This series of posts consist of three separate posts.  As always, many members give me inspiration and in this case I was also asked to participate.  With that said, I offer my first contribution. Thank you Dr. Paula McDonald  & Kathy Streib  for this inspiration.When it comes to buying or selling vacant land in the greater Los Angeles area, there are only a handful of Realtors whose names pop up for buyers and sellers.  For the past 26 years, I have been one of those Realtors.  Agents who do not have vacant land as their niche market often refer their clients to me knowing that their clients will be in good hands.  I've often been asked, “So, Endre, how did you get into this niche of selling vacant land?”  When we reloc...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
September 11, 2001: A Day we swore we will never forget. It hard for me to believe, that it has been 22 years since that infamous day. I still remember it clear as yesterday when one of our friends/clients called us in the morning and said turn the TV on.The rest of the story you all know, it resonates with me as much as I am sure with generations before about December 7th, 1941. Totally unprovoked attack on our soil. Sadly, Diane had a client who succumbed to this attack.  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 wh...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Speechless Sunday: where did my sign go? Oh it's back now...The other day as in Labor Day Weekend I went out to check a potential land listing, happened to be one street above my current listing. Hence, I went by it to check it out and I noticed my sign was missing?Needless to say, a couple emails later my sign was reposted. Now it makes me wonder was it the neighbor or the other party who has a listing five lots from mine? Anyway, the good news it the sign is back up again. 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 w...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Beverly Hills, CA Market Snapshot of the 90210 zip code... as most of you who read my posts regularly seldom do I write Market Reports. This time I thought it would be appropriate since so many of my readers have been asking what is going in in the most famous zip code aka the 90210 zip code. As most of you also know I like using the ALTOS Research statistics and charts because they are accurate to the minute. Now with that said let's look at the real estate market.Thu Sep 07 2023This week the median list price for Beverly Hills, CA 90210 is $10,625,000 with the market action index hovering around 27. This is less than last month's market action index of 28. Inventory has increased to 152.  Slight Buyer's AdvantageWhile prices have recently plateaued, this is a buyer’s market and the su...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
What else would you do on a Friday night? Well, it is Labor Day weekend and I wanted to make sure we had some caramelized onions with our Sausages.It is easy to do all you need is time and patience. I cut about eight onions and the rest consisted of time about four or five hours, well worth the time.I use sweet Vidalia or any other sweet onions and while I am cutting the onions, I melt about 4 oz of unsalted butter.  Add the onions to it and the first hour every 15 minutes or so stir it. I add very little salt less than a teaspoon just to get the moisture from the onions out.Next three or four hours you need to keep the temperature relatively low and stir often. Once most of the liquid evaporates, you need to stir it a bit more often not to burn it on the bottom.Tomorrow I will add some...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
I am a firm believer that Success is not the key to happiness. I am of the opinion that "Happiness is the key to success"!!! let me know what you think.I figured it would be a perfect post for our friend Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  and her Word Mongering Wednesday Post. Not sure if that is what it is called since to me it is a bit confusing and hard to remember.Now with that said I hope I can find the group to post it to:))) Please leave your comments and thoughts in the comments! 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 H...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
It is Monday still here in Los Angeles.... and we generally are looking for extra motivations with that said let me share a few of my favorite quotes from Marcus Arelius:"The Happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." "It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinions than our own." "Life is short. Do not forget about the most important things in our life, living for other people and doing good for them"Hope these three quotes will make you a better person and a fan of Marcus Arelius.Wishingyou 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, pl...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Following the footsteps of 'Pretty Woman' the movie...This Post was inspired by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  she specifically asked if I could take some pictures of where 'Pretty Woman' with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere was filmed. Keep in mind that was filmed in 1990 and sadly Boulmiche has shut down, but the building is still there on the corner of Rodeo Dr.Well, the answer is really easy the Beverly Wilshire Hotel is across the street from my office clearly not a problem.Now to go on Tourist Traffic Jam to take pictures of Giorgio Armani on 436 N Rodeo Dr was a bit challenging.Then to get the corner of Rodeo Dr. and Santa Monica Blvd at 9501 Santa Monica Blvd was a bit more challenging. I needed to park and get the proper photos.Yes Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  my off...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Speechless Sundays: I refuse to eat that overpriced treat... needless to say if you have been to Beverly Hills, you have heard of Sprinkles Cupcakes. Now if you have not been there, you have been dreaming of trying their cupcakes.Since I am a Beverly Hills Realtor, I know Sunday afternoon is the day to go there. There are virtually no tourist lining up. Indeed, I lucked out. Diane wanted the monthly special and yes I got it for her.More importantly I got Holly a doggy cupcake. Well she is too snooty and did not want it. See for yourself.Hence Diane was forced to eat it:))) Happy Sunday to everyone who read this post.     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 ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Life of a Pet Friendly Realtor in Beverly Hills, CAWho said cat and dogs do not get along, clearly did not have a rescue dog or an outdoor cat that was rehoused:)   so where will Diane sleep?:))  Love being the center of attention and looking for my affection:)) 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 vaca...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Squid Ink Pasta with Mussels another fun and delicious dinner... check out the photos and let me know if you would like this meal?The recipe is easy:                                       Roasted Tomatoes in a can about 14 ounces or more.                                    about six or eight ounces of white beans.                                     two lbs. of fresh mussels                                     couple garlic cloves roasted in extra virgin olive oil                                    chopped fresh parsley.                                    the main ingredient Squid Ink Pasta.As you heard me say this over and over the key is to have fresh quality ingredients and the rest of the meal is easy to make.Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. I...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
My Unique Voyage: a Beverly Hills Realtor’s Perspective on Life, Business, Ethics and Morals. Thanks to Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Arizona      &   Carol Williams  for the motivation and inspiration to reflect on my unique voyage!The consistent readers know that I grew up in Communist Hungary with my parents who, at the time, were affluent and powerful during those years in Hungary. My father held a high-ranking position; we had a new car while virtually none of the other workers could buy or even get on the list to buy one.  In spite of his position, even my father was on the waiting list for five years before he was able to get a new Skoda in 1961. Alas, in 1964 all life changed as we immigrated to Austria with only that car and the clothes on our backs.  We were welcomed to neutral...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Did you know that today we have a Super Sturegon Moon?The first Full Moon is on August 1st, 2023 and is better known as the Sturegeon Moon. Now you might as why? well because it is near Earth in its orbit which astronomers call perigee also known as the Supermoon.In case you are wondering the Sturgeon Supermoon – derives from the fish that was once plentiful in rivers and lakes at this time of the year.Particularly abundant around the Great Lakes along the border between the United States and Canada, the freshwater lake sturgeon was an essential food source for the Native American Algonquin tribe.I took a couple pictures with my phone but I am confident it is nowhere near how it looked when I took Holly for her evening stroll.Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to you...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
I have said this before and probably over the past 27 years, I am so grateful for my clients, especially those who take the time out of their busy lives to comment and express what they thought of my service. This is the second sale I have managed to complete for my client, I am so grateful and apricate the trouble he took to write this review. THANK YOU SO MUCH!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 y...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
What will be like for the second half of 2023 in Real Estate? Observations from a Beverly Hills Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr.Currently, the number one question I am asked by Sellers in the greater Los Angeles area is "when do you think interest rates will come down from the elevated 7+ percent so we can sell this home and buy another?" Keep in mind, these are sellers who are considering downsizing, but downsizing does not pencil for them because of the affordability issues.  On the other hand, I also have Sellers who have outgrown their current home and face the same challenge. Hence, these Sellers remain in their current home waiting and hoping that interest rates will come down.As we approach the end of July with a mere five months to go before 2023 comes to a close, what does my crystal...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Do you wish you could think faster, remember more?... I am all about this... I watch and try to identify hidden meaning in people's conversation.Why did they say that? How can I understand that? Well, I consider myself a successful Beverly Hills Realtor and it is because I watch what people say, what people do and how they react when I speak.What do I do? I try to use my brain more efficiently. These days of increasing your brain power is not a trick it is an absolute necessity.Most of you might recall reading or hearing that most humans only use 10 per cent of their brains. This is such a scary thought, as far as I am concerned.Why are we not good at remembering things? Why are we not faster thinkers? Why are we not better at understanding things? Why do we not use only 10 per cent of ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Did you know which generation was the largess homebuyer? Between July 2021 and July 2022 of surveyed homebuyers the Baby Boomers were the majority of buyers.Now with that said this post was inspired by a comment from Brian England  to someone's post. I target the largest group of buyers and sellers hence I am always successful.Now with that said, I am old school and I put fresh business cards in my shirt pocket when I go out from my home. No it is not the stale ones in my wallet. :)) 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 ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Well, here we are six month of 2023 is almost in the rearview mirror. I am always and have been self-motivated, there are times when I am lost for words how to share my self-motivation to my friends and followers and those who read my posts on a consistent basis. I have been very busy lately and the results are there to show it. I am very thankful for how this year has been and I feel bad for those who are not doing as well as I am.So, with that said I reached into my library and took out some books that needed dusting off. Now with that said, note to self, maybe I should take time and read these great books. In the meantime, let me share a few quotes.“…Stop blaming circumstances for your situation. It’s not the rain, or the car or the phone, or the product- it’s YOU. You have a choice ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
What to do when inventory is tight in the Real Estate Market. Observations by a Beverly Hills Realtor.This is a common thought of real estate agents experiencing a downturn of the housing market for the first time.  Life has shown me that many people believe real estate is easy money - I'm sure everyone here has family and friends that think you are rolling in the dough even though you may not be heading off to an office job Monday through Friday.  A few people I know even went so far as to get their licenses; when things turned out not quite as they imagined, however, they quickly became frustrated and began looking for solutions.  Keeping all of this in mind, there are also quite a few different groups who want to take advantage of this situation, particularly targeting agents who hav...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Snow Fire  a novel by  Ricki Eichler McCallum  Book Review by Endre BarathAs most of my readers know, having read my posts, I am book lover and sadly have become more of a book collector, not a reader as I once was, thanks to the Internet and social media.  One of our Active Rain friends has become a published author - I'm sure everyone will join me in wishing her heartfelt congratulations on this amazing accomplishment.  Since I'm never in my Beverly Hills office, opting to work from home well before the pandemic made this more of a 'novel' concept, I was unaware that Ricki had sent a copy of her book to my office. After a fair amount of time, understandably Ricki Eichler McCallum  reached out to me and asked if I had received her book. I was so glad she reached out to me and once she ...
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