Marina del Rey, CA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Wordless Wednesdays: Watermelons! When I think of summer, water, sun, beach, heat & watermelons come to mind!             If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or 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 give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.comYour Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sunday: a walk on the beach in Marina Del Rey, CA  created this photo of the moment!     If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or 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 give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.comYour Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations      
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
 Is she in deep thought?  Or is she reflecting or is she just in pain? Or is she just resting? Looking at this picture what do you see? Someone who is thinking or is it someone just resting? Sometimes we just need to reflect about a lot of things and occurrences that happen with us, around us and not constantly talk or text or email, but rather analyze the situation. That is always the best course of action.          As I snapped this photo of the moment and  I was wondering what was she doing or thinking at that moment? The philosopher in me was wondering.   If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, We...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts at Burton Chace Park: Free! As most of you know summer is a good time to enjoy and relax a bit from the everyday busy life style we lead. If you like Classical Music or Pop Music this is your opportunity to enjoy the events for free. Nowadays we have to pay for everything it is a nice change of pace to enjoy something for free. Oh BTW who does not like music? If you had an aversion to Classical Music here is your chance to try it for free. The best part is if you do not want to try it on a weekend you are in luck.  On Classical Thursday, August 22nd Rufus Choi, will be on piano performing Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov. Give it a try and for those of us who like classical music this will be a treat. Performance starts at 7pm bring a lawn chair or a blanket J...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Do you like Barbequing outdoors, but do not have a grill?  Does you condominium complex or rental complex not allow you to have a charcoal grill? Have no fear; if you live near or in Marina Del Rey, CA and know where Burton Chace Park is, then you can do some outdoor grilling J   When I saw this the other day it brought back wonderful memories of my childhood. My father used to drive to parks like this before he bought his first home. Why because the Landlord would not allow outdoor barbequing. So on the weekends we would drive and have a wonderful time.   So if you want to create great memories for your family go pack up a cooler and go to Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey and barbeque some great foodJ   If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home,...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Helmsman Statue is located in Marina Del Rey, CA at Burton Chace Park! The Helmsman is a statue which represented the Helms Bakery’s unfaltering delivery service for many years. Then on October 6th 1971 the Helms Family generously donated this 10+ foot Statue to Marina Del Rey, CA. For many years the Statue Stood in front of the Helms Bakery on Venice Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. It represented the Trademark of the Helms Bakery. Now it has become the beloved symbol of the Marina Del Rey’s Maritime Community. If you have not been there you are missing out. Hope you will enjoy my pictures of the Helmsman! If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern Califo...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Marina Del Rey WaterBus: do not miss out! It is a Free Beach Shuttle!   As most of you who read my blog have seen me write about the WaterBus.  Please take advantage of it. You are helping the environment, you are saving money on Gas and Parking now through September 2nd the Connections to the Beach Shuttle are at eight location for boarding.  (check out my blog about the Beach Shuttle  http://actvra.in/XVg )   Check it out it is really fun and Free to the Public, what more can you ask. This time I am enclosing pictures from close up. The photos were taken at the WaterBus Stop#2 at Admiralty Way & Mindanao Way near the Marina Del Rey Visitors Center and Burton Chace Park! If you would like more information please call 310.628.3219 or check out the website at http://beaches.lacounty....
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sunday a Marina Del Rey Plate: Guess what the ingredients are!   This was made from leftovers (from the dinner party from the night before) feel free to guess what the ingredients areJ         If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or 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 give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations  
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Marina Stand Up Paddle Boards/ Kayaks in Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292   As some of you know I have written about the Law enforcement aspect of Paddle Boarding in Marina Del Rey, CA. This has called for research, why are we seeing so many Stand UP Paddle Boarders. Well the answer is easy.   There is a rental and/or lesson business in Marina Del Rey, CA they are located at:   4601 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 so if the last post and this one has made you want to try it out. Check them out or better yet call them to make arrangements for your first Paddle Board Lesson.   310.822.1888   http://www.marinapaddle.com       Here is my previous post about Stand UP Paddle Boards (  http://actvra.in/YTZ )           Now if you would like to live in a Condominium with Ocean and Channel Views...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Villa Romano one of the Gated Townhome Communities in Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 Villa Romano and Villa St Tropez of which I have blogged previously (http://actvra.in/YLK ) are the only two Gated Townhome Communities of the Villa Marina Townhome community. This is quite impressive since there are 18 independent communities which comprise of a total of 683+ Townhomes. They are all unique but similar. They are all anywhere for 25 -40 townhomes sharing a semi private pool. They each have a patio as well as private garages. The best part each townhome ranges from a low of 1500 living square feet to about 1900+ living square feet. Hence you have the feel of a nice modest single family home without the maintenance since the Gardner and the pool man are a community maintenance requirement.   Vil...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sunday:  Orange colored tree found during a walk in Marina Del Rey, CA! Diane and I went for a stroll in the Marina and I saw this Orange colored tree and just captivated me.     I have never seen a tree like this. Does anyone know what type or species this tree it is?   If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or 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 give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Anima...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  Photo of the moment in Marina Del Rey, CA: The 1933 Dodge Plymouth Coupe   We were out and about and Diane wanted to stop at CVS as we were leaving I saw this great car in the parking lot. Immediately rolled the window down and took this pictureJ             Then this made me wonder what a car like this would go for? When I got home I checked on the internet and there was a wide range from $25,000 to $50, 0000. This made me wonder some more, what is the price difference and why if they are in similar perfectly restored condition?       After my research I found out that there were three different versions of the 1933 Plymouth Coupe.  The two-door sedan, the Rumble Seat Coupe and the Convertible Coupe and the reason is clearly supply and demand. The two-door sedan was had the largest p...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Really were these signs necessary? Tell me if I am wrong a Marina Del Rey, CA resident thinking out loud. As I casually walk by the Ultra Expensive Beach Toilet & Showers the Government built for the Marina Del Rey, CA and Venice Beach, CA beach visitors and locals I keep thinking why? Why did we need to spend such outrageous amounts, but that is a different subject. In front of this Luxurious Bathrooms these two signs have been bothering me for quite some time. Why did the government need to put these signs three? Are we as unaware of our surroundings as we go to use the facilities that we need to be told with a sign or two that a Truck or two might pass by? What are these Trucks you might ask? Well it could be the one that cleans out the Toilet, it could be the one that evens out the ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  Stand up Paddle Boarders (SUP’s) in Marina Del Rey, CA be warned!   The Stand up Paddle Boarders has increased in the Marina Del Rey, CA & Venice, CA areas over the past couple of years. I remember taking a picture or two of a young Bikini Clad Stand up Paddle Boarder as almost a novelty and curiosity. Then I started seeing young physically fit men on Paddle Boards, next thing you know, now I am seeing young and old, physically fit and some not so fit on Paddle BoardsJ   I guess the phenomenon has been catching on all over the country and especially here in Marina Del Rey, CA. Well I guess they are becoming a hazard to boaters and to themselves as well.   According to the Coast Guard Stand up Paddle Boards are classified as Vessels. Hence there has to be a Personal Floatation Device (...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Villa St Tropez: One of the 18 Townhome communities of the Villa Marina Development! Villa St Tropez was built around 1967 and this complex consists of 43 units.  They have their own community pool with each town home having their private garage entrance as well as a lovely patio. This complex is also gated with a secured entrance to the common areas. The town homes range from 1500+ sq ft of living space to around 1900+ sq ft of living space. Just like the other complexes of Villa Marina this one has virtually no listings for sale. There was one this year on the market for about two months and the seller took it off the market. Clearly it was an Income property for him, because the Private Remarks in the MLS stated that it was tenant occupied and 24 hrs notice was required. I suspect th...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  How to make a fast and easy Salad on short notice? Check it out!  I got home after trying to help a relocation client, who with a large dog needed help. At the same time I was facing a situation in trying to keeping a deal together and writing another offer at the same time.     Then Diane came home from volunteering at the Lange Foundation this in the afternoon and she was hungry and wanted to know what is for dinner. (This is a classic situation of a Pet Friendly Realtor who is also the cook at home). Needless to say I have not thought about dinner. So I figured, left over soup and a fresh appetizer of the salad kind would do the trick fast and easy dinner on short notice. I was motivated about a fast and easy meal, since the Red Sox and the Yankees were having their final game at F...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Looking for a fantastic Breakfast place? Look no further: Café Buna in Marina Del Rey is the place As most of you who read my blog post know, I love to eat good food, but seldom do you hear me writing about Breakfast.  I seldom eat breakfast ( I know it is not healthy to drink two mugs of coffee and call it breakfast) I do love a good breakfast, the hardy type that combines breakfast & lunch for me and holds me over to dinner. Now with that said you get the idea Café’ Buna is one of the best Breakfast places hands down in Marina Del Rey, CA but within the Greater Los Angeles area falls into a handful of great eateries of the breakfast type. When Diane’s father was visiting he kept hearing us praising Café Buna and needless to say talking is cheap he wanted to experience it himself. Well...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
13700 Marina Point Dr, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 also known as the Azzurra!   There are three Ultra Luxury High-rise Condominiums in Marina Del Rey, CA.  I have blogged a few times about the The Cove (   http://actvra.in/YmR    ), and The Regatta (  http://actvra.in/YmD ) in case you missed them here are a few of the most recent blog posts about them. The Azzurra was built in 2003 and consist of 450 Units. There are 19 Stories. It is considered truly a resort life style. The name Azzurra is Italian for “Blue Sky”. The Units range from one bedroom one baths of around 856 living square feet to  three bedroom three baths to about 3100 living square feet of space.       There is a very hip rooftop sky lounge with a kitchen & spa, fantastic pool with BBQs & spas; this is totally over-the-top....
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sunday: Grand Canal Moment in Marina Del Rey, CA 90292       If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or 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 give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
13650 Marina Point Dr aka the COVE in Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292 In case you read my blog about the Regatta and felt you only have two listings to choose from. Keep in mind the Cove is virtually reaching distance from the RegattaJ so let’s look at the activity later! The Cove was built in 2006 hence it is more up to date than the RegattaJ well not really; the same developers built the Regatta as well as the Cove. The only difference was that they probably got a better deal in the building process! The Cove is a Full Service Building with 24/7 Concierge/Security, Complementary parking for guests 7 residents. In addition there are full ranges of Resort Style amenities which include a lounge with catering kitchen, fitness center a conference room, library, guest suite and heated pool 7 Spa....
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