Marina del Rey, CA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Holiday Lights in Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292 Enjoy and pass it around! I find the holidays are very enjoyable to most people, because a great many home owners, management companies and tenants decorate their homes and their properties; hence it is fun to drive by or walk by and enjoy their creative and festive spirit. No matter what your troubles are, as you walk by a festive home with lots of lights for a moment you forget your troubles and a smile comes on your face. Yeah I find it sweet that a simple gift from a stranger can bring joy to so many.       So with that said I was out for a stroll to forget my troubles. As I walked by the Marina Del Rey Channel, I had to take a few pictures and share it with all who appreciate holiday lights.  If you are a consumer who is considering buyin...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
 The Ficus, Eucalyptus and Bottlebrush Trees disappeared in Marina Del Rey, CA . I was driving to one of my Condo listings for a  showing and I took a double take. What happened to those beautify trees on Admiralty Way in Marina Del Rey, CA? Then it hit me, a while back, I remembered hearing something, that the County will be removing the Trees and replace them with “Native trees”. Evidently there are about 75-80 Trees on this “hit list” and the other day it was a big wipe out day for these beautiful trees. I find it bitter sweet that this project is taking place. The majority of these trees were the Ficus trees. They were originally planted, when the man-made harbor of Marina Del Rey was created in the 1960’s. So basically a large history of Marina Del Rey, CA has just been wiped out. ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Just a casual Saturday in Marina Del Rey, CA! Sometimes we need to stop and appreciate what we have near us. We are so busy with our day to day activities that we forget to look around and be thankful for what we have.  Due to a scheduling mix up on my part we went to a performance that turned out great, even though not what we were expecting  see  and hear, check out my blog about it here, if you missed it. http://actvra.in/LZp  I took a few pictures with my Blackberry as we were listening to the band.  I did not post them, because the focus was on the band. Anyway one of my Active Rain Friends called me to tell me something about one of my Blog Posts that had some technical glitches which I needed to correct. She then commented how beautiful the day was here in Marina Del Rey, CA… whi...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Gondoliers in Marina Del Rey, CA, Can you imagine a  Romantic Gondola Ride in Marina Del Rey? Are you a Romantic? If you are, then this is definitely  for you. Diane and I were strolling by the Channel in Marina Del Rey, CA when we noticed a Gondola like in Venice, Italy moving in the Channel with a Gondolier Singing Italian Love Songs.  We saw a couple snuggled up, very romantic and cozy. Needless to say I had my BlackBerry with me and snapped these photos to share. As you can see it looks like the same ride as being at the Venetian in Las Vegas or the original Gondola Rides of Venice Italy.   When we came back from our walk I had to do some research. Evidently you can have day time; evening or sunset rides from an hour and a half to two and a half hours, with wine, Champaign, fruit pl...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band will be at Fisherman’s Village in Marina Del Rey, CA       Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band will be at Fisherman’s Village from 1pm-4pm on 11/25/2012 in Marina Del Rey, CA. It is a free event to all. Violinist Susie Hansen has been in the Los Angeles Music Scene for quite some time. She has been with the same band since 1990. Their third album is  Representante de la Salsa. She has a saying “we aim for the feet!” get the audience up and moving. The Band is well known by the who is who of Los Angeles. They have performed at high-profile events such as the inauguration of LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as an example. At the Oscar party for the “Titanic” and many other events such as private parties at Goldie Hawn’s home, Peter Falk’s home and Leonard Nimoy’s privat...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Menu in Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292 Many of us think of Thanksgiving Dinner as a Family & Friends get together talk, laugh and eat and drink to the point of pleasantly over indulging. We generally do not think of Thanksgiving Dinner as something out of the ordinary or something too Gourmet, or too extravagant, rather something we call comfort food. So with that said my Menu for this Thanksgiving will be:   ·         Baked Brie with water crackers and granny smith apples   ·         Hummus   ·         Cashews and other assorted nuts ( to munch on)   ·         Butternut Squash Soup with sautéed shrimp   ·         Steamed green beans with nuts   ·         Buttered Squash   ·         Mashed potatoes with  infused Cauliflowers   ·         Traditional Baked Turke...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Tourist, by Olen Steinhauer, If you never heard of Olen Steinhauer, you must put him on your must read list. The important contingency is, that you must like spy novels, provided you like a good contemporary espionage novel you will be calling this a classic soon. The Tourist is a fast paced spy novel with characters that you learn to love, hate and feel sorry for. The twists and turns are unexpected, so it is not your typical story that you figure out the answers. Ironically when you are wrong you are not disappointed. The main Character is Milo Weaver a “retired Tourist” who wants to have a family life….the story starts in Budapest, Hungary and off we go…. The plot is very fast it has deceit, betrayal, trust, family and on an and on…. (I am not going to spoil it for you) All I can...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Mission 26th of the Space Shuttle Endeavor:  Endeavor is making its final trip to the museum! (photo credit Sandra Oshiro) Astronaut Mark Kelley has been on two Space Shuttle Missions on the Endeavor. He is going to be on the final mission too: Bitter Sweet! This will be a 12 miles mission and ironically the shortest final mission, but probably the most challenging one: The Trip is on Los Angeles Surface Streets! The last Astronaut who flew the Space Shuttle to land in LAX  was NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, who flew on Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission to space, talks with the media early Friday morning prior to Endeavour's landing at LAX. Credit: John Schreiber This final mission has been full of controversy, people have been accusing the coordinators of destroying Trees, and not ...
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By Heather Paul, Realtor,Top Selling Real Estate Agent
(Expert 1 Realty)
How Much is My Home Worth?   Many home owners contemplating selling or refinancing their current home are not quite sure what their home is valued at.  This information is vital to either selling your home quickly or when refinancing it.   There is a free service online that allows home owners nationwide to find out what their home is currently worth and valued at.   Here is the website: http://heatherpaulonline.com/free-home-value/Just enter all your home property information such as home address, bedrooms, baths, and contact information.  This is one of the best home valuations services available online and it's completely free. If you are thinking of selling your home, here are some tips to help increase the value of your home when it sells. 1.  Contact a Local Realtor to Walk-Throug...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Food Trucks: 'Beach Eats' are here to stay in Marina Del Rey,CA! Food Trucks, I have written about them, when they were just breaking into the Los Angeles Street Scene (http://actvra.in/5Gg) it seems like ages ago. Hard to believe that was only February 2011. Since then the Food Channels have had many shows, contests, competitions with and about Food Trucks. Food Trucks are now all over the country and everyone has picked up on this relatively inexpensive way to eat and enjoy Gourmet Fast Food. When I wrote that post it was the beginning of the Food Truck Scene, now no one calls them “Roach Coaches” anymore, when James Beard Award winning chefs have food trucks you know it has become main stream. On one of my most recent post about the Venice Meet up (http://actvra.in/Cl5%20 ) Food Truc...
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By Jodi Summers, Our reputation assures your satisfaction.
(Sotheby's International Realty)
by Jodi Summers How did they get the space? Construction has started on a 12-building complex, $120-million multifamily project at 4201 Via Marina in Marina del Rey. Called the Shores, designed by Nadel Architects, the project is scheduled to open in spring 2013. Located on an eight-plus acre site, the 12 inter-connected, five-story buildings will offer 544 units, with one-bedroom and two-bedroom options, ranging in size and floor plan from 650 square feet to 1,245 square feet. At the heart of the complex lays a two-acre park-like courtyard with lush greenery, open space and outdoor amenities, such as fire pits, BBQs and a pool and spa….not unlike the Shores towers in Santa Monica. “In dealing with high-density projects such as Shores, we know it is important to include design elements ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Café del Rey in Marina Del Rey California – Waterfront Dining with Excellent Views   I am a big foodie, as most people who know me can attest, and I really enjoy dining out when the opportunity presents itself.   And I enjoy sharing restaurants I’ve enjoyed that I think others might also appreciate.   Café del Rey in Marina del Rey California is another great find – waterfront dining with excellent views, and the food was tops!   My wife and I celebrated an anniversary recently with an overnight to Playa del Rey near Los Angeles, and Café del Rey was the venue of choice.   We stayed at a wonderful B and B to the south, Inn at Playa de Rey, a charming getaway at the beach in Los Angeles, with views of the wetlands and the marina, just a couple of miles away - definitely worth a visit.   ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Practice Safe Boating & Water Activities in Marina Del Rey, CA or anywhere else. As we are in the middle of the summer, I must remind everyone who considers going in the water to make sure that they practice Safe Boating & Safe Water activities in general. Since Marina Del Rey is the largest man made harbor in the nation there are a great many water and boating recreation activities. I will mention some of them here to give you an idea. We have several Yacht Clubs, harbor kayaking, and surf kayaking, in addition to these there are companies that offer harbor, coastal, sunset cruises, cocktail cruises, and wedding cruises. On top of this, you can rent sailboats, power boats, and power yachts. In addition to these activities, there are companies which offer surfing and windsurfing classes...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Well I have never written a post about where I stand, how I compare to my fellow Active Rainers. I have been meaning to write a post when I reached the 500,000, mark but got busy..... so long and behold today I turned on the computer and dropped in to see where things were on Active Rain and I saw this. I had to share. If this was money not points I could buy a small Condominium in Marina Del Rey, CA:)) eventhough  it is not, it is still worth sharing.     519,000 points endre (131 Associations)NameEndre Barath,Jr. Realtor Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002CompanyBeverly Hills,CA. Prudential California RealtyE-mailContact Endre Barath,Jr. Realtor Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Beverly Hills,CA. Prudential California Realty)Websitehttp://www.endrebarath.comOffice Phone(310) 486-10...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Did you hear we had a 3.7 & a 2.4 earthquake yesterday in Marina Del Rey? I know to most of you it is no big deal, for those of us who live in Southern California, earthquakes are part of life. I was jolted awake from a deep sleep around 3:19am yesterday by a 3.7 magnitude earthquake. The epicenter was about 1.5 miles from Marina Del Rey, where we live. Two of our cats did not even get fazed by it and our third one looked at me sort of inquisitively. Diane slept thru the event. Keep in mind it lasted less than five seconds. Since there was no damage even the picture frames remained in their normal position I was appreciative and rolled over and continued sleeping. Needless to say the following morning, when I had time, I checked and discovered that around 5:27am there was also a 2.4 ear...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Does your Home Owner’s Insurance provide coverage for Flood? This is an important question you need to check in your insurance policy. Many home owners often mistakenly believe that flood insurance is only needed or are only available for properties that are located in a flood hazard area or otherwise known as “flood zone”. The best way to compare this response would be like saying, that your policy only covers Fires if you are located in a high Fire hazard zone, otherwise you do not need it. To clarify this misconception, let me tell you that, flood is one of the most common natural disasters in the US. Floods can result from torrential rainstorms and or hurricanes. Keep in mind it is not geographically limited. Floods can be caused by melting snow as another example. Areas that had re...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Fourth of July in Marina Del Rey, CA will be celebrated with Fireworks again. After the cancellation of the Fireworks last year due to budget constraints, local businesses have pooled their resources and brought back this wonderful holiday tradition. The fireworks display this year will be by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale. They are the best in my opinion. The family business has arranged many a national Celebrations including the 200 year celebration in New York City a while back. They are so good at choreographing the fireworks to patriotic music. The music will be broadcasted in sync with the display over Radio FM KXLU 88.9. If you watch it at Burton Chace Park the music will be relayed over loudspeaker. Those of you who are not bring a portable radio or maybe you can find it ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Did you know that Marina Del Rey, CA has a Water Taxi? Hornblower Cruises & Event a Marina Del Rey Yacht Charter Company has served as the Water-Bus operator since 2009 and will continue in this capacity for the summer season. This great news is reported by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors. The Waterbus runs will be available from:   5pm to Midnight on Fridays   11 am to midnight on Saturdays   11 am to 9 pm on Sundays and Holidays   There will be a Special WaterBus service during the Summer Concert Symphonic Thursdays on July 12th and 26th as well as on August 9th and 23rd for concert goers, who prefer water transportation to and from the classical concerts.   There will be seven locations where passengers can board the WaterBus, basically covering the entire Ma...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Marina City Club: best resort Condo  Complex in Marina Del Rey CA. If you are driving along Admiralty Way and you see these two gated entrances next to the Ritz Carlton hotel you found the Marina City Club. All the amenities are too much to list so I will just mention a few that might get your curiosity peaked. Three Swimming pools, six tennis courts, three racquet ball courts, A Spa, a Gym, a restaurant and a bar, a café which serves breakfast and lunch, a convenience store, a car wash and much more.     The best part is a two minute walk to the beach. If this is something you can envision yourself enjoying and living at. Then reach out to me to get the post current inventory. They are going fast, so do not wait too long. Prices range from $350,000 to $1.2 million depending on cond...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Breakwater Bistro at Mariner’s Village, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 If you have never been to Mariner’s Village you are missing out. This is a great Resort Style Complex in Marina Del Rey, CA. It has been around since the beginning of Marina Del Rey, but this post is not about Mariner’s Village, rather it is about the coolest little Bistro in the center of the community.   Breakwater Bistro’s Goal is to cater to the modern upwardly mobile person, who would like a healthy food and sometimes the not so healthy food, so both cravings are met. It is clear that the Restaurant’s objective is to cater to the needs of the people’s fast paced lives. Their menu is very clear about achieving this noble objective. I am going to mention some of the headings: 1.Raw/Vegan Cuisine, 2.Burger & Things, ...
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