Explore Santa Monica, CA

By Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services
(Home Jane Realty)
Comments 3
Let's look at the Santa Monica real estate market for April 2019 and compare it to the same period in 2018.   The number of single family homes sold in April compared with the same month in 2018 rose 31%. Condo sales dropped 27.5%.  Inventory of single family homes increased by 25%. Condo invento...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 27
Happy Cinco De Mayo: The Victory Party of the Battle of PueblaMost people celebrate Cinco De Mayo and have no idea that this “Party” is in honor of the winners of the “Battle of Puebla” the Mexican Army beat the French Army. Despite winning the Battle they lost the War and Mexico remained under F...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 20
We went to a Cinco De Mayo function in Santa Monica, CA 20+ blocks from the ocean and I saw this house. It was difficult to see, but it was clear that it was a heavy fixer, borderline tear down. Now with that said can you make a guess what this property is worth? I will give you a hint it is litt...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 15
Having Your OREO and Depleting It Too Asset-backed or asset qualifying mortgages are not endangered species around here.  Not a week goes by where we don't field an inquiry from a home buyer or homeowner seeking a mortgage but devoid of the typical income qualifying requirements; paystubs, W-2 fo...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 8
As I was driving in Santa Monica, CA on Lincoln Blvd traffic was a bit of a Challenge. So with that said I looked to my left and saw there was a very freshly painted building. Well check it out:   If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 20
The Santa Monica, CA Condominium Market Trends Report has similar statistics as the Single Family Market Trends Report with the exception of one category! Normally I do not "peek" ahead, but I just finished analyzing the Single Family Market Trends in Santa Monica, hence I could not help but look...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 4
The Santa Monica Market Trends Report for Single Family homes is very telling. Sellers and potential sellers need to look at this report. Over the past few months you have heard me say and write about the shift that has taken  place in the  local Real Estate Market. There is an old saying "Don't ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 20
Occasional Local Attractions in Los Angeles: What to do in the middle of Winter? This question comes up so often, in Los Angeles, while many of our friends are not only complaining with reason that this Winter is brutal and extremely cold. What should we do? As Angelinos we have a habit of compla...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 3
We decided to  have brunch at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel's Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA with my Transaction Coordinator Lou Nanquil. This was preplanned six months ago and hard to believe it felt like yesterday when we planned it.We have so  many things in common, such as good wines and good fo...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 6
The Santa Monica, CA Annual Condominium Market Trends are published... I must admit every one knows Santa Monica or at least has heard of Santa Monica, CA. Hence I have been receiving private messages when will I publish the report...Santa Monica, CA, for just about every one is on the list of  "...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 26
As many of you read my post back in October how disgruntled I was with the local politicians not regulating the various "Toys" and their users Marina Del Rey, West Los Angeles and Santa Monica to name a few is littered with these "new toys". Their users are inconsiderate and block Handicapped Acc...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 6
The Santa Monica, CA Condominium Market Report is published....Santa Monica, CA ins a Global Magnet not only do tourist visit this beach city, but many dream of wanting to live here. Hence the desirability factor has been here for decades. Some of you might remember Boston's famous Mobster Whitey...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 26
Bird, Lime, Lyft, Jump and the list is growing day by day. It was not that long ago that I wrote a post about "Bird" & "Lime" and how the local governments need to regulate them. Some of you who read my posts consistently know how dismayed I have been with the various “toys” that have been introd...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 7
The Santa Monica, CA COndominium Market Trends Report is published! Needless to say Santa Monica, CA needs no introductions. It is a global destination place to visit and or live here.There has been an increase in inventory compared to last year, but if you look and compare it to 2016 it is minim...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 26
Santa Monica Seafood Market & Café is more than just a place to buy the freshest Seafood on the West Side of Los Angeles and vicinity. It is also a Seafood Restaurant as the name implies.I have been shopping at the Santa Monica Seafood Market for over 22+ years. The fish was always the best in th...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 6
The Santa Monica, CA Condominium Market Trends Report is always interesting, since everyone from the Globe is familiar and would love to live in Santa Monica, CA. Everyone measures how many blocks from the Pacific Ocean is their home. Clearly nowdays Fourteen Blocks is considered close!Let's look...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 19
These ocean views photos were taken today in Santa Monica, CA. The Ocean View is from a Public Parking Structure near Santa Monica Blvd and 2nd St.“The Ocean Stirs the Heart, Inspires the Imagination and brings Eternal Joy”I love this quote by Robert Wayland, beloved and known to most people only...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 9
The Santa Monica, CA Condominium Market Trends Report is published... The easiest way to determine how the market is doing is by checking out the inventory. If Inventory is tight the likelihood of being a seller's market is high. So without further delay let's see the Inventory:At a surface glanc...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 6
The Santa Monica, CA Single Family Trends Report is published...read all about it and if you are considering buying please reach out to me for a confidential conversation!As you can see inventory is very tight and if we compare it to last year honestly it is not that big of an increase. Hence the...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 14
Happy Cinco De Mayo Weekend ...belated.... please excuse the lateness of this post, I had good reason why I am just writing about it now!Los Angeles has been celebrating Cinco De Mayo for many years. It is truly just a big excuse to have friends over and have parties during the weekend. My take i...

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