If gorgeous is what you are looking for you’ve just found it! This special top floor end unit with one common wall has 18 foot ceilings with crown moldings, which provides privacy and an ample amount of light. Enter to find many high end designer touches such as Caesar stone, marble, Venetian plaster and custom hand rails. There’s a large master suite and rich wood floors in the bedrooms, which are connected by a spacious patio provide warmth. Upstairs there are two private outdoor spaces for entertaining and a loft which would makes an ideal 3rd bedroom. The impressive eat in kitchen opens to the two story formal dining room. If entertaining is important to you this townhome style condominium will check off all your must have boxes. Laundry inside and common area with pool and Jacuzzi.
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Heidi Klum bought a 5 acre red brick Georgian style mansion that take in canyon, mountain, and San Fernando Valley views for $9.875 million. The home was built in 2000 and includes a two story entry with a sweeping staircase, herringbone-patterned wood floors, a media room with a bar, two offices, a library, a wine cellar and a gym/dance studio. There are 11,600 square feet of living space, five fireplaces, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, including a pink “hers” bathroom, a swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen and a one-bedroom guesthouse also are on the grounds.
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CNBC published a survey taken from Coldwell Banker Real Estate of nearly 2,000 markets and ranked Malibu, California as the priciest market. Malibu is one of the nation’s most beautiful housing markets and the most expensive. The report identified 20 markets where a four-bedroom, two-bath house costs more than $1 million and eight markets where a similar home lists for less than $100,000. Thirteen of the country’s 25 priciest markets are in California. International moguls and movie stars alike have long considered Malibu a getaway, but that may be changing. “With its laid-back yet star-studded lifestyle, Malibu is undergoing a transformation from a seasonal destination to a year-round locale,” Madison Hildebrand said in a release. Hildebrand is an agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Malibu and one of the stars of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing.”
Read the full article and see the complete list of the top 25 most expensive and affordable markets from CNBC here
Come view our newest listing this Sunday from 2pm-5pm at our open house. This home has great curb appeal and a lovely floor plan. Enter to find high ceilings, wood floors, a unique fireplace and authentic details. Some expansion was done since the original build so the house has more space than one might expect for a home of this period and will accommodate the needs of a modern buyer. The sought after vintage details will be appreciated, as well as the deck, nice size back yard and alley access garage. Live walking distance to Trader Joes, restaurants, cafes and more. Don’t miss this Santa Monica gem!
RealtyTrac released its Q3 2013 Home Flipping Report, which shows 32,993 single family home flips. The report shows that real estate investors made an average gross profit of $54,927 on single family home flips in the third quarter. Up 12 percent from an average gross return of $48,893 in the third quarter of 2012. More than three-fourths of all high-end flips were in five markets: the New York metro area and four coastal California markets — Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego. Flips on homes priced between $1 million and $2 million increased 42 percent year over year, while flips on homes priced between $2 million and $5 million increased 350 percent year over year. Los Angeles Flip market is up 11%.
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Home sales in California will rise in 2014 along with inventory, according to a forecast released today from the California Association of Realtors. The trade group anticipates existing, single-family home sales to rise 3.2 percent next year after a 2.1 percent decrease this year. California’s median home price is set to rise 28 percent this year and is expected to increase an additional 6 percent next year. Read the full article from Inman news here
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Mark Wahlberg has sold his home in Beverly Hills for $12.995 Million. The contemporary Mediterranean estate was built in 1985 and has been updated throughout its 11,500 square feet of living space. The home consist of five-bedroom, eight-bathroom. The property also features a guesthouse, detached gym, swimming pool with a grotto and waterfalls, a putting green and a sports court.
This Sunday is Grand View Elementary Dragon Festival starting at noon to 3pm. Spend a part of your day enjoying the activities at the Dragon Festival. There will be face painting, inflatables, games, train rides, art auction, food, music, and more! For more information visit the schools website. After the event you can stop by at our open house 3536 Barry Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 being held from 2pm-5pm.
This past Saturday was Santa Monica Glow event. Authorities estimated 150,000 people attended the event. Our marketing coordinator Dee attended and had a blast exploring the 15 art installations up and down the beach, boardwalk and pier. Her favorite instillation was “The Space Between Us”. It was defiantly a fun family event where you could safely ride your bike to the beach with roads blocked off and then you could wear your bike lights along with colorful glow sticks. We hope this event returns again next year, the last year this event was held was three years ago. If you attended the event comment below which instillation was your favorite!
Here are some photos from Dee’s Glow adventure.
& a nice sunset photo before the Glow event began.
The minute you pull up to the lushly landscaped yard, you’ll want to call this lovely house…home. Enter to find a traditional residence with hardwood floors and original floor plan. The kitchen and bath have been updated with the kitchen featuring poured concrete counters, a detail also found on the mantle of the wood-burning fireplace in the living room. The secluded backyard with covered patio and deck, offers a children’s play structure and detached, two-car garage. If you’re looking for sophisticated charm, then you’ve just found the right home for you!