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Westside Real Estate Analysis for the last Ten Years – Are we over the worst of it?

by WestsideDB July 16, 2011 Culver City Information

As many of you readers know, I like to blend my blog posts a bit from cool things to do on the Westside, real estate stuff, some video for flavor and occasional goings-on in my neighborhood that I think other people should know about. I got really excited about doing this Santa Monica real estate [...]

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June Calendar of Events for Santa Monica from Friends of Sunset Park

by WestsideDB May 26, 2011 Events

une 1 — Planning Commission – 7 PM – City Hall – Agendas: http://www01.smgov.net/planning/planningcomm/planningagendas.htm June 2, 16, and 30 — SMMUSD Board of Education – 6 PM – District Office, 1651 16th St. – Agenda: http://www.smmusd.org/board/meetings.html June 2 — Santa Monica High School – Film Festival — Barnum Hall — 7 PM June 3, 10, [...]

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The Most Stable Areas of Los Angeles’ Housing Market

by WestsideDB May 6, 2011 Local Real Estate Statistics and Trends

Three areas stick out the most when I analyze the market trends from this first quarter of 2011 to last years first quarter.  The most stable areas that I see are: Palms/Mar Vista Hollywood Hills West Hollywood Condos These trends and analysis are from statistics from all of the areas of LA. Are you wondering [...]

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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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365 Things to do in Santa Monica – The Santa Monica Library is a LEED Certified Building

by WestsideDB April 25, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

As a Santa Monica GREEN certified Realtor, and confessed tree hugger, I love that my fair city, Santa Monica has taken initiatives towards sustainability and green building.  The downtown Santa Monica Library is a wonderful example of a healthy building that was completed just a few years ago.  I went there recently to pick up [...]

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Single Bag Ban ENFORCEMENT coming soon – Will it be Martial Law in Santa Monica?

by WestsideDB March 14, 2011 Green

Santa Monica City Council unanimously passed a new law to prohibit single use plastic and paper bags in Santa Monica on February 8, 2011. I think it’s a pretty good idea and now, they’re planning on ENFORCING the law starting September 1, 2011. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been bringing my bags to [...]

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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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# 24 WestsideDB’s 365 Things To Do on the Westside – Solstice Canyon Hike – Caution! Waterfalls are Pretty

by WestsideDB February 24, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

Occasionally I’ll take a Sunday off from hosting open houses for homes for sale in West LA and spend some time with the family and just plain old good exercise.  Today we went up to Solstice Canyon which I had just heard about a month prior from another real estate buddy.  (Are there really any [...]

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Calendar for February 2011 for Santa Monica and Friends of Sunset Park

by WestsideDB February 14, 2011 FOSP

I’m a huge fan of neighborhood organizations and especially Friends of Sunset Park and I get these great alerts about things that are happening in my backyard.  Here’s the new list: Calendar for February 2011: February 1 — SMC Board of Trustees – 7 PM – Business Building, Rm. 117 – Agenda: www.smc.edu/apps/pub.asp?Q=544&B=1 February 2 [...]

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#23 Westside DB’s 365 Things To Do in Santa Monica – Annenberg Community House Beach Tour

by WestsideDB February 11, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE “Back at the Beach” next to the Annenberg Community House! My own secret “country club” that my family and I can enjoy for hours at a very reasonable rate.  I wrote about it awhile ago for spring break, which is now just around the corner again.  It’s [...]

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#22 Westside DB’s 365 Things To Do in Santa Monica – Surfing at Venice Pier and Ocean Front Walk

by WestsideDB February 10, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

One of the most relaxing things that you can do for yourself is to take a stroll down to Venice Pier in Venice (obviously) where Washington Blvd intersects Ocean Front Walk. Gorgeous views, relaxing atmosphere, fresh air… It’s just a great place to go and where I often get my own juices flowing, therefore, it [...]

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#21 Westside DB’s 365 Things To Do in Santa Monica – Venice Canals Home Tour in Los Angeles

by WestsideDB January 24, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

There are few places on the Westside more beautiful than floating down the Venice Canals and checking out the amazing million dollar homes from the water. You haven’t done it before? No problem, let me take you on a quick tour with the video that I shot earlier this week. Get ready to start dreamin’!

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#20 WestsideDB’s 365 things to do in Santa Monica and the Westside – Gourmet Food Trucks on 31st Street

by WestsideDB January 17, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

I’m always looking for interesting and unique things going on in the area and today was no different, I ran across these great “food trucks” (for lack of a better word) that have all sorts of variety to choose from for just about any appetite. Check out my quick video below and have a look [...]

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The Secret Walk Streets of Santa Monica – Historical Hollister Court

by WestsideDB January 12, 2011 Historic District

Hollister Court in Santa Monica, California 90405 is arguably one of the most lovely gated walk streets in Santa Monica that rarely comes up for sale (there’s a pocket lease there that will be public in a month or two – call me for details $4000/month).  Celebrities like Julia Roberts have owned homes here and [...]

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#19 WestsideDB’s 365 things to do in Santa Monica and the Westside – Hiking Temescal Canyon

by WestsideDB January 8, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

I’m WestsideDB and I sell homes in Santa Monica California as well as all over the Westside of Los Angeles.  Many of the things that I treasure the most about this area are within a short walk or drive to the Westside and today, my evolving series on “365 Things to Do in Santa Monica [...]

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Shadow Inventory – Is the Hurricane Just Off the Shore of Santa Monica?

by WestsideDB December 28, 2010 Local Real Estate Statistics and Trends

Everyone’s a critic and an expert when it comes to forecasting the real estate market, myself included, and I’m the first to admit that I do have a crystal ball that can tell the future, it’s just that no one makes the batteries for the damn thing. I do my best to remain positive and [...]

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November 2010 Houses for Sale Santa Monica Report

by WestsideDB December 22, 2010 Local Real Estate Statistics and Trends

This last month’s activity seems to be back in line with what we were trending in the Santa Monica real estate market.  Santa Monica houses for sale:

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#17 WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – ICE Go Ice Skating!

by WestsideDB December 20, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

It’s that time of year again! Take a break from the Santa Monica real estate market and looking for homes for sale in Santa Monica and Let’s go ICE skating in downtown Santa Monica.  The City of Santa Monica takes the parking lot at the corner of Arizona and 5th and turns it into an [...]

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#17 WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – Michael’s Restaurant

by WestsideDB December 16, 2010 Dining

I have a few guilty pleasures. Michael’s is one of them. Simply because something this good should only be sampled once in a while, so as to not dilute the experience. But, go ahead, you NEED to go… Exquisite isn’t the word, it’s much more than that! Indulge and enjoy it!

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Do You Bike in Santa Monica? Bicycle Action Plan Community Meeting on Dec 13th

by WestsideDB December 4, 2010 Community Issues

I love riding my bike in Santa Monica – bike lanes rule and so does being environmentally conscious and healthy.  The Santa Monica transportation division is having a community meeting for their Bicycle Action Plan and I would encourage you to attend. All the details are just below – See you there!

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