Beverly Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Berkshire Hathaway just announced the TOP 100 agents for Los Angeles/Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties.I am filled with gratitude, 2021 has been truly a historic year for me in Real Estate. I would like to thank all my clients and  all the agents who represented the buyers on my listings that we closed up to this point. They are the ones who helped me achieve this  milestone.Not every year am I consistently in the TOP 100 agents of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.  More often I am in it, never the less, this year is extra special to be in the top 100 for the period from January - September consistently in 2021. In case you are wondering  this achievement  is among all the Berkshire Hathaway for the combined Los Angeles- Ventura- Santa Barbara Counties. Needless to say...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Thanksgiving 2021 is getting closer and closer, I hope you have ordered your Turkey and have bought most of your supplies for the 'eating feast' or should I say " Eating Fest"?To me Thanksgiving is the ultimate American Holiday, it breaks my heart when I see people decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving. A total disrespect of the American History and tradition of Thanksgiving. If you study or recall American history, in 1621 the Plymouth Colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared a feast that we now call the Thanksgiving celebration, non other than in Cape Cod,  Massachusetts.So with that said I have been celebrating it proudly every year since 1967 when we came to this great country of ours. I have  always been grateful for President LBJ letting my parents in, because it took his...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Internet on  Mondays is usually  flooded with Motivational Posts, well I thought let's do something different, how about some Laugh Out Loud Quotes.In all fairness these are not my compilations they have been stolen from Next Door. There is a guy who always makes us laugh, so I thought I would share:)These are actual clippings from church newspapers. It's amazing what a little proof-reading would provide....   National PRAYER & FASTING Conference: "The cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer Conference includes meals".  "Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don't forget your husbands."  The Sermon this morning: "Jesus Walks on Water". The Sermon tonight: "Searching for Jesus". Don't let worry kill you -...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
When I saw this picture I could not resist to share, as most of you know one of my niche specialties is Vacant Land in the Greater Los Angeles area that has expanded to all over California over the years. I always thought the statement was corny... the older I get the more I have to say: It is not only Corny but TRUE!!!So with that said if you are considering buying or selling land in the greater Los Angeles area please reach out to me directly. MY happy clients will confirm the idea is good!  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 Beve...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
2811 Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 JUST LISTED!2811 Benedict 2811 Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 9021Beverly Hills, CA 9t Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 902ive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 JUST LISTED!   2811 Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 JUST LISTED!2811 Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 $850,000.00 MLS#:21100077 Endre Barath JrMobile:310-486-1002 Office Phone:310-777-7800 Email Address: homes@endrebarath.com Lic#: 01238708 Office Name:     Property Information 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 cal...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
How much is my ‘Land’ worth? This question is often raised by property owners all over the country.It is a great question and there are no simple answers to this question. Although the standard answer everyone’s mantra is always ‘location’. Indeed, a Zip Code will have a large influence in determining values. This of course does not explain everything. Pricing Land is a bit more complex and more complicated than pricing Single Family Residences or Condominiums.Why does one parcel of land in the 90210-zip code sell for $12 million and another one for $3 million? Clearly there are other factors that determine the value.One of which is  the size of the land and what could be built on it. This  has a huge impact on the value as well.Another aspect of determining land values is the size of t...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
What’s at stake? With the passage of Senate Bills 9 and 10, the landscape of the single-family neighborhood in California will be forever changed.   Let me give you a little background. For the past 24 years, I have been observing the building approval process in greater Los Angeles.  I’ve been watching this not as a casual observer, but rather as a vacant land specialist, a Realtor, who has been working with and representing individual land buyers and small developers.  When I sold my first land listing, the Hillside approval process in Los Angeles would take about 7 to 8 months depending on where you were considering building.  For example, it might have taken a bit longer if there was a second jurisdiction involved such as the Coastal Commission if the land was within 1.5 miles from ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
How is the Beverly Hills 90210 Single Family Market doing during the Pandemic. Well I only chose to do $10 Million or more homes to give you the right perspective.... with that said do not listen to the News Media Platform you are on... check with a local Beverly Hills Realtor... also do not read people regurgitating  old or unverified news 3000 miles away.. So with that said check out the Beverly Hills Market that is current and up to date.Please look at the low as well as the high numbers.... Thank you Wayne Martin for inspiring me to do two market reports in such a short time Now I hope everyone gets the idea the Beverly Hills Market is quite active even though the price points are not what the rest of the country is used to... Now with that said if you are looking for a knowledgeabl...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Most of you who read my blog post know I seldom do Market Reports, gratefully I am busy posting about  Just Listed, Just Sold, My latest Pet Stories and of course about my Gourmet cooking. In other words life in general in the Greater Los Angeles area.Now with that said I was pulled into a post by our friend Wayne Martin  because the person was mentioning about my market... now keep in mind this person lives 3000 miles away taking a position without truly knowing the local market.So with that said let me just do a short and sweet post about the Beverly Hills, CA Single Family Market. The purpose of this post is to present the other side of the story:According to  Altos Research a very respected Market Watch Group this was reported this morning: Beverly Hills, CA 90210Wed Sep 29 2021This...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Lately people have been frequently asking my take on the where housing prices are now. Are we in the “housing bubble”? The question can be phrased in different ways, but the message is the same. Buyers, sellers, economists, media personalities – you name it - are all concerned.I can’t help but find it ironic that Realtors’ brains are being picked on this topic because there has been an on-going attempt over the past 20 years by the large tech platforms to eliminate Realtors. We are the “unnecessary cost” in a Real Estate transaction from many of the pundits. Yet, they seek and value our perspective. I have always closely watched how the Commercial Real Estate market fares particularly in comparison to residential estate. In the past, residential real estate had a short-term herd mentali...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
A Beverly  Hills International Realtor in action: check it out!The international buyer and seller is highly active in Beverly Hills and the surrounding vicinity;  a successful realtor knows that it is important  to reach out to them and work with them.As an example,  I am currently in escrow with a seller who lives in London, one who is in Italy, and one  who lives in  Budapest, Hungary. Next week, I am closing on an escrow with a  buyer who lives in Canada. Last week, I was negotiating a property where the buyer is from Taiwan. Needless to say,  these are all vacant lots spanning the greater Los Angeles area.My best advice to potential buyers and sellers who do not live in the U.S. is that they find a seasoned Realtor who understands their wants and needs and can guide them to a succes...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Observations about Social Media Engagement by Endre Barath, Jr. a Beverly Hills real estate agent We all want to engage with people on social media platforms, not just ActiveRain. Otherwise, why be on a social media platform? It’s a great way to connect with like-minded individuals as we share ideas and experiences that can even broaden our thoughts and teach us some tips and wisdom. Used to be if you interact and support other’s posts, you will share in the reciprocity. Now that seems to be the “old school” philosophy, as engagements become more, rather than less, challenging. You may ask why this is. Well, I saw a rather bothersome statistic the other day stating that less than 20% of your posts are actually being seen by your friends and followers. As Active Rain and other social med...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
How do we navigate the future? A challenging question and most of us have our own ideas. We live in the information age where a lot of good and bad data is at our fingertips, literally, at the touch of our laptop or computer. We just need to filter through it to determine what is good and what is bad.People of different professions have different perspectives and concerns on this question too, be it psychiatrists, economists, commercial property owners, small and large business owners, landlords, and even Realtors. And let us not forget the politicians whose perspectives and agenda can largely be driven by which side of the aisle they are on.I always try to look at things objectively and take the positive approach, no matter how difficult and complicated that might be. Let’s consider th...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
How to buy vacant land in the greater Los Angeles area? Or should I say how to buy vacant land  in California? Advice from a Vacant Land Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Most importantly it is critical to be able to buy land and do well with the purchase.(keep in mind very few vacant lots look like the one above, most are either upsloped lots or down sloped lots)These are important question to address, as more and more people in California are opting to buy land. Why is this? Well, the answer is simple, this is purely because of the astronomical entry price points to buy a home in the greater Los Angeles area reached critical mass.  Affordability or should I say the  lack of is the primary reason.  This simple economic principle is fueling the land purchase momentum.( a home of this size ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
How did I get here: A Pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor for 26+ years?          “….someday you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again…”  C.S. Lewis  I thought this quote would be perfect to sum up my post in the submission to this fun  Active Rain Challenge.  Thank you, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP , for nudging and inspiring me to participate.Seriously everything in this post is true, even if it sounds like a fairytale. It is about my life, and I can prove it with pictures and if I am not mistaken that is the purpose of this challenge to do some photo journaling. Keeping in mind I have always used photos trying to break up my monotonous blog posts, where I tended to drone on. Now with that said, let me begin: There was a little boy who lived the first ten years of ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Almost every year I write a blog post similar to this one: What is Memorial Day & the Weekend all about? Well the answer is so easy:  it is a time to remember and honor our fallen heroes. That is this weekend is all the soldiers in all four branches of the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could enjoy our freedom.After almost fifteen months of social distancing, our lives have changed dramatically. Many people liked and got accustomed to gathering virtually to commemorate events like Christmas, New Years and the list goes on and on. I never did, I just appreciated that we could not have Open Houses and all buyers had to send me a PEAD and proof of funds to show that they were real buyers. I always disliked Zoom, I was perfectly fine with sending emails, text and talking to ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Almost Speechless Sunday: a gift from a friend, Diane had one of her friends over the other day.... needless to say it was a book discussion so I had to chime in as well... when she was leaving I realized she bought Diane a gift.... turns out it was for the both of us....   If you never had this Chocolate, let me share with you, they are the Best Chocolates in Switzerland... if that is too far to go get a batch, feel free to come to Beverly Hills they have a local outlet here:).... On a side note you do not know how much willpower it takes not to eat the rest while Diane is sleeping:))) OK one more picture and tell me if you are not salivating?:))  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 R...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Beverly Hills, CA  the city with the world famous 90210 zip code needs no introduction! The city consists of less than six square miles and many tourist have probably walked only about two square miles of it. Not wanting to bore you but when you think of Luxury Shopping  Rodeo Drive comes to everyone's mind. Thanks to movies, thanks to the entertainment industry and the Tourist the stree  is World Renown. Amazingly enough for the past  20+ years I have had the pleasure of working  as a Realtor in Beverly Hills.  I have had three different addresses One on Canon Dr, one on Wilshire Blvd. and  on Rodeo Dr. How lucky am I? People from all over the Globe come to see this wonderful city and I work in it.If you have never been to Beverly Hills, please allow me to  share with you the neighbori...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Almost Speechless Sunday: The wisdom of Madame Bollinger... as most of you know I have been cleaning out my home office and here is another box that needed to go into recycle:)) The words had to be saved and shared! Loved the message and almost as much as I loved the Champaigne:))  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...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Not only homes increase in value in Los Angeles or anywhere in the United States, but so do Shun Knives....As most of you know I have a wide berth when it comes to cooking, I have always believed having the proper equipment makes a huge difference in prepping and cooking meals.Hence about 24 plus years ago I went to my favorite Chef's Store in Los Angeles..(.sadly due to the pandemic it went out of business). So I am at 'Surface' and I am looking for quality knives. The person I worked with talked me out of the German name brand you know the Twins:)!  Every one knows that is a good Chef this is not the knives to buy  and  he went further and said to me:  get these Japanese knives you will never regret it. Hence I got the Shun knives. Diane could not believe the amount of money I spent o...
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