Studio City, CA Real Estate News

By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
The ActiveRain Masterminds monthly challenge for February is complete, and the judges scores for each team are in! If you missed this months challenge, you can read each teams entry here: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2139948/activerain-masterminds-february-2011-what-are-some-of-our-strongest-issues-related-to-appraisals-and-how-do-we-solve-them- If you are new to the ActiveRain MasterMinds and want to learn what the monthly challenge is all about, you can click here about how to join and what the rules are: http://activerain.com/groups/ActiveRainMasterMinds Put your own team together and be part of the Creative Mindshare to coming up with solutions to issues in our industry! Each month, the members of the winning team will receive BONUS POINTS, and everyone else who participates will...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
I've created a Group Lotto website for agents - proceeds go to KW Cares. This year our office is aiming high with the donations to the KW Cares charitable organization. I've joined the Care Committee and I've put together a website that is a group lottery pool for the California Lottery. www.ourofficelottery.com Here is the format: 1. We will be running the Lotto sessions every 2 weeks. 2. All participants can pay with your credit/debit/PayPal card online at www.ourofficelottery.com 3. $8.00 each per person (no more! no less). Real estate professionals only. No family members. 4. You will need to have paid online no later than 1PM, the Thursday before the Saturday SuperLotto. If your payment comes in after 1PM, it will be held for the next Lotto session in 2 weeks. This is so we have en...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
GRAND OPENING!! - DailyTicket now opening in Studio City, CA - April 2011 DailyTicket.com - The HOTTEST new online savings program is going VIRAL!! Next stop - Studio City, California   Hop online and fill your cart with HUGE savings from local merchants on such products and services as: Restaurants Movie Theatres Entertainment Spas Hair Salons Pet Services Dry Cleaners Home Improvement Retail Goods Dentistry Cosmetics Rentals Personal Training Group Classes Auto Services Clothing & Accessories Electronics And MORE!!   Los Angeles Homes For Sale Los Angeles Condos For Sale Los Angeles Townhomes For Sale
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
ActiveRain MasterMinds - Here are members who would like to form a team - would you like to join them? Here is a list of members who have commented on past ActiveRain Masterminds posts, and have stated that they are not currently on a team, but would like to join one. Contact these people to put a team together! ActiveRain MasterMinds is one of the hottest new groups, and everyone who participates receives guaranteed bonus points each month! As a result of this month's ActiveRain MasterMinds post, we have been approached my a member of C.A.R. to include our teams problems/solutions ideas to be included at the C.A.R. committee meetings! Talk about getting our voices heard!! If you don't know what the ActiveRain MasterMinds group is and would like to learn, CLICK HERE.   Los Angeles Homes...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Looking to network more on ActiveRain AND receive guaranteed bonus points for doing it? Read on..... The ActiveRain MasterMinds group started in January, and already there is quite a bit of buzz going around about it! Each month, we have different teams of 6 ActiveRain members who come together and come up with a solution to a posted real estate issue each month. We have a Judges Panel who on the 15th of each month, award on a scale of 1 to 10, scores to each team based on creativity and practicality. The winning team each month receives 1,250 bonus points, and everyone else received 500 bonus points. It's a GREAT way to network and pool your mindful resources with other members, as well as develop solid business and personal relationships here on the Rain. You can read all about this m...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
My DRE License states that I'm a Salesperson..........Does anyone have any white-out I can borrow? Salesperson?  Really? The way I see it, I'm not a "salesperson" at all. How many buyers do you know these days get "sold" on a home?  None that I know of.  With everyone and their grandmother seeing EVERYTHING on the internet, buyers these days know what they want, how much they can afford, just about everything that can be seen about the house, and pretty much make up their own minds which homes they like and how much they want to pay for it. Basically, it's my job to go out and find it. And again, I'm not "selling" them anything.  Technically/legally, it's not even mine to sell!! How many sellers do you know where you have to "sell" them on listing their property with you?  None that I k...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Gave my Kohls coupon to the person in line in front of me - Pay It Forward I went to Kohls this week to buy a new pair of shoes and some other items. Kohls ROCKS because they have all kinds of discount cards and "Kohls Cash" and other promotions that making shopping their so great, you might as well walk out of there with everything for free!! Anyway, I was in line and the woman in front of me was paying for one item.  I think it may have been a gift for someone.  But she was being very price conscious about it with the cashier, very politely asking about the sale amount, etc. I had 2 Kohls coupons on me for 20% off, so I gave it to the cashier and told her to let the woman use it to get an additional 20% off. She was such a sweetie pie about it, and the look on her face was priceless. ...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
ActiveRain MasterMinds - February 2011 - What are some of our strongest issues related to appraisals, and how do we solve them? OK, MasterMind Groups. We had a GREAT inaugural month in January, and there is alot of buzz surrounding this group! Time for your next challenge. Here is the challenge for February, 2011:   Your team's solutions must be posted HERE on this blog post no later than March 1st, 9pm Pacific Time in order for the team to be assigned the bonus points. Also, you must list each team member WITH their headshot in your post as well. All members of the ActiveRain Mastermind teams who participate by the deadline are guaranteed 500 points to each member. The winning team members will receive 1,250 points to each member of the winning team. The winning team for that month wil...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
ActiveRain MasterMinds - January 2011 - the teams answers are in! Let's check them out....... OK, our first monthly challenge for the ActiveRain MasterMinds Team Challenge is underway! All teams have posted their answer/solution for this month's issue: If you're wondering what the ActiveRain MasterMinds is all about, you can read about it here: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2027027/activerain-masterminds-be-a-part-of-the-powerful-mindshare-effort-in-2011- Here are this month's Teams that have entered: bRain Power Rain Godesses Mind Masters The Dream Team Synergy Golden State Stalwart Six YOU CAN READ THEIR ANSWERS TO THIS PROBLEM IN OUR INDUSTRY HERE: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2078990/activerain-masterminds-january-2011-how-do-we-improve-the-short-sale-process- Watch for the jud...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Congratulations to our Winner for January: Stephanie Williams 1,500 Bonus Points!! This month's "Liar" posts were from featured members: Jeff BelongerDonna FoersterRosalinda MorganKym Tarr Stephanie guessed ALL 4 weeks correct this month! Each month if there is one member who has the most correct guesses, they will receive 1,500 bonus points. If there is a tie, each member who ties will receive 1,000 bonus points each. Once again, thank you Praful Thakkar for your assistance with the tabulation. Our next game will be posted in just a few minutes, right after this post. That game will end on the following Friday. Watch for that post of "2 Truths and A Lie"!! If you haven't played yet, then try this month! It's alot of fun and a great way to meet some of the other members on ActiveRain an...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
HAFA eligibility now includes vacant properties..............here's the facts........... Some recent changes to the HAFA program in regards to vacant properties have made the eligibile pool of borrowers who qualify just a bit larger. Prior to the changes, a property that was not owner-occupied for 90 days for reasons other than a required job relocation of more than 100 miles for were not eligible for HAFA. With the new changes, previously owner-occupied properties which have been vacant or rented for up to 12 months may be eligible as long as the seller has not purchased another property during that time period. The new guidelines are effective Feb. 1, 2011, and are not eligible on loans owned or guaranteed by government owned or sponsored entities including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FH...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Interest Rate Update - 01/23/011 Home mortgage rates changed only just a bit this week.  The 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose a little, while the 15-year rates fell slightly. Hey, if you can pay off your mortgage in 15 years, now's the time to do it!! I have quite a few clients who paid off their 30-year mortgages early, some by even a decade merely by adding to their principal payment each month or even once or twice a year!     Los Angeles Homes For Sale Los Angeles Condos For Sale Los Angeles Townhomes For Sale
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
I'm sorry, but the "A" for "Active" status on the MLS does NOT mean.................... "A"sk me and maybe I'll tell you if I feel like it. "A"fter I make up my mind if I really should change the status, maybe I will "A"dvertising that the property is still available so that I can fish out more buyer leads "A"t the time, it seemed like a good idea "A"fter I get an answer from the bank, then I'll change it "A"sk me, and I'll probably lie to you and say I forgot to change the status "A"fter I accepted an offer in writing, I really wasn't sure if they were good buyers, so I'm leaving it for now "A"fter the buyer removes contingencies, I'll think about it "A"ll this time I thought my assistant was supposed to change it "A"dd that to my To-Do list   I can't tell you how many times over the p...
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By Ludovic Kohler
(Delancey Realty Group)
Many people who are now renting or leasing in the Studio City area are beginning to wonder whether or not this is a good time to go ahead and venture into home ownership by buying a home or condo. The strategy can often be a smart one, because those who invest in a home enjoy not just the pride and security of home ownership but also some potentially valuable perks that are not available to those who lease or rent.   Buying a home offers the chance to build equity, for instance, whereas renting or leasing only creates a financial benefit for the landlord – who uses your monthly rent to pay his or her own mortgage and create their own financial wealth. Meanwhile apartment rents are going up significantly in California.   Statistics related to the commercial real estate sector, for exampl...
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By Richard Ruggaber, California Real Estate - (818) 422-5035
(Metro Life Homes)
Enjoy a round of golf at the Studio City Golf Course in Studio City, California! There you can enjoy the afternoon playing a round of golf at a 9-hole par-3 golf course with its green and plush landscape. The Studio City Golf Course is located at 4141 Whitsett Avenue, Studio City, California 91604. The golf course is situated in the middle of Studio City (between the Valley and Hollywood). For more information regarding the Studio City Golf Course please visit the link below: http://www.nileguide.com/destination/studio-city-california-44/things-to-do/studio-city-golf-course-inc/368718 What great entertainment for people of all ages! CHEERS
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By Richard Ruggaber, California Real Estate - (818) 422-5035
(Metro Life Homes)
Enjoy the evening at the Wine Bistro in Studio City, California! There you will get to experience fine French cuisine at its finest. This amazing charming and quaint bistro opened it doors in 1972. The owner Jean-Bernard L. Torchon saw the need for a French restaurant, since back then nobody ever heard of French food here in Los Angeles. It became an overnight success and has been appreciated throughout the years by many who have stepped foot into this great little Bistro! For more information regarding the Wine Bistro please visit the link below: http://www.winebistro.net/About.html What a great and delicious way to spend the evening! CHEERS
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Pay It Forward - January Reporting Post OK, Pay It Forward Angels, this is where you will write your SINGLE comment with the link to your Pay It Forward posts for January. IF YOU MISSED THE REPORTING POST FOR DECEMBER, OR STILL NEED TO REPORT YOUR DECEMBER POSTS, HERE IT IS: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2003011/pay-it-forward-december-reporting-post We have 5 Sundays falling in January, so you will need to post the links to your 5 posts here. I've created a sample on the first comment below to give you a template.   Los Angeles Homes For Sale Los Angeles Condos For Sale Los Angeles Townhomes For Sale  
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By Pasadena Short Sale Agents Pasadena Short Sales
(Munson Realty Southern California Real Estate)
Homes In Los Angeles For Sale-Studio City Home Search-Studio City is located in the southeast San Fernando Valley. Highway 101 is the major freeway linking the area to Hollywood and the western valley. Access to other parts of the city is also provided by Laurel Canyon Blvd, Coldwater Canyon and Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevards. Ventura Boulevard is where the bulk of its commercial activity resides. Search the Studio City MLS right here for FREE-No need to log in to search the Studio City Home Search. You can search by price, rooms or map. All listing are up to date. Copyright © 2010 By Stephen Munson-Munson Realty Southern California Real Estate –Homes In Los Angeles For Sale*Homes In Los Angeles For Sale-Studio City Home Search*
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By Simon Mills
(Mills Realty)
There is often a lot of confusion with various boundaries in Los Angeles and particularly in the San Fernando Valley. This next series of blogs will help define the boundaries of various neighborhoods. MAP OF STUDIO CITY BOUNDARIES View Studio City (STUD) in a larger map   Mills Realty has provided this interactive map, based on the official City Council maps, for your convenience. Buyer and Seller are advised to check the official LA City Council maps to determine the actual boundaries of the various communities. Links to all San Fernando Valley BoundariesArleta, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills, Hidden Hills, Lake Balboa, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Reseda, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, S...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Pay It Forward - I helped finance another small business person on Kiva.org this week! I just lent out another $25 of micro financing this week. About 2 years ago, I became a member of www.kiva.org KIVA is an AMAZING online micro-financing organization that helps finance small business people in impoverished countries. It is SO cool. You lend money to people in the different countries, and they pay the money back in installments. Once the money is paid back, you can lend it out again to another person in need to help them start their small business. You can only lend out a maximum of $25 per recipient, and the total amount of the micro-loan is comprised of however many individuals lending the $25 each. To date, I've lent out at least a dozen or more micro-loans of $25, and they have all...
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