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Santa Monica Short Sales

May 2011 Santa Monica homes for sales and condos too! What’s the market doing?

by WestsideDB June 1, 2011 Local Real Estate Statistics and Trends

Santa Monica real estate is a fluid and efficient engine that seems to be in constant flux. If you are considering selling your Santa Monica home or buying a Santa Monica deal, check out this video for info on Santa Monica absorption rates and what is happening in our local market.

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Best places to buy in Los Angeles as an investor

by WestsideDB May 8, 2011 Local Real Estate Statistics and Trends

If I were thinking of buying and holding for five years minimum, looking for a potential recovery and turn-around in the real estate market, I would look in the following areas: 90016 Mid- Los Angeles The average price per foot is below current construction costs.  If you ask any contractor worth their salt, they can [...]

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Prediction: Celebrity & Wealthy homes sold quietly off the market to increase

by WestsideDB May 4, 2011 Local Real Estate Statistics and Trends

People are always asking me about pocket listings and quiet sales and the fact of the matter is that in this market, not a lot of pocket listings get sold.  However, I believe that there is a higher percentage of properties being sold off market, quietly that don’t show up in the MLS. Here’s my [...]

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Santa Monica Real Estate Values Over the Past Ten Years

by WestsideDB March 9, 2011 Local Real Estate Statistics and Trends

  I’ve been hearing a lot about us being at the bottom of the housing bubble and Santa Monica homes for sale seem to still be a valuable and sought after commodity. Alright, maybe commodity is the wrong word – sometimes people buy Santa Monica homes because they want to live near the beach, be [...]

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September Santa Monica Real Estate Review

by WestsideDB October 4, 2010 Local Real Estate Statistics and Trends

Looking back on September and the previous months allows me to trend what’s been happening in the local real estate market – it can help you too if you are trending and looking to time the sale of your home, or decide when is a good time to buy.  Absorption rate is the number of [...]

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Caravan Gems in Santa Monica & the Westside

by WestsideDB September 17, 2010 Events

I moved recently and have had some spotty internet at my new place so my posts have been a bit remiss.  In an effort to catch up with Tuesday’s madness, here’s what I should have posted: I saw a bunch of homes all over the Westside of LA, and these really stood out: 1. 402 [...]

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August Santa Monica Real Estate Recap

by WestsideDB September 3, 2010 Local Real Estate Statistics and Trends

I get kind of excited at the end of the month.  I know, I’m a little weird because I enjoy things like Excel and Numbers and creating things that the eye can easily digest when it comes to real estate figures.  And at the end of the month, I am compelled to do a calculation [...]

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July in Santa Monica Real Estate Officially Heats Up

by WestsideDB August 3, 2010 Local Real Estate Statistics and Trends

Even though the June gloom seems to not exactly be burning off this summer season, the Real Estate Market is heating up quite nicely.  I’ve been pouring over data about Santa Monica real estate and have found that our absorption rate is rapidly climbing month over month since January 1.  What’s Absorption Rate?  Its the [...]

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2646 29th St Santa Monica Home for Sale Contest

by WestsideDB July 26, 2010 Santa Monica home prices

We have a contest going for our new listing on 2646 29th St Santa Monica in Sunset Park.  All you have to do is guess the final sales price and win this eco-friendly gift basket worth over $150 from Green Life on Main St. Plus, you get a fabulous bottle of David Bruce wine, from [...]

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This Month in Real Estate June 2010

by WestsideDB June 24, 2010 Santa Monica real estate

A great primer on short sales and what’s happening in real estate on a national level.

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April 2010 This Month in Real Estate

by WestsideDB April 23, 2010 Local Real Estate Statistics and Trends
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Santa Monica Sunset Park Fixers – And an Opportunity for the Right Homeowner

by WestsideDB March 20, 2010 Fresh Listings on Great Homes

I smell opportunity.  Whenever I see homes like these two, I know that someone with an ounce of smarts and know-how can turn these traditional Sunset Park homes into a gem.  Real estate for sale in Santa Monica can have all sorts of flavors – and these two need some love to bring them to [...]

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Free Santa Monica Home Buyer Seminar

by WestsideDB March 12, 2010 Homebuyer Seminars

My Realtor association is hosting a free event for anyone interested in buying a Santa Monica home for the first time.  Its at the Santa Monica Public Library on March 27th at 11am – 12:30pm. Seating is limited, so please rsvp.  Call me if you want more information as well by clicking on the google [...]

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