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Venice Beach Becomes One of LA’s Top Real Estate Markets

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Buyers, Real Estate Insights, Sellers, Venice Beach |

Venice has two of the hottest zip codes, 90291 and 90292, in Los Angeles area, far from its “Slum of the Sea” and muscle beach reputation many years ago. The whole area consists of oceanfront houses on the western part of Los Angeles. Venice is bordered by Santa Monica to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west, Marina del Rey to the South, Palms-Mar Vista and Culver City to the east.

The real estate market industry in this area has already produced some of the head turner properties and still continues to evolve. This is evident in producing a juxtaposition of older California bungalow to more contemporary houses with exciting architecture built alongside taller and smaller properties.

 

 

The History

 

Looking back more than a century ago when Abbot Kinney, a tobacco mogul, decided to dig miles of canals from acres of marshy land he won from his former business partners. He envisions creating the “Venice of America” by building real estate empire and an oceanfront resort finally completed in 1905.

Looking back more than a century ago when Abbot Kinney, a tobacco mogul, decided to dig miles of canals from acres of marshy land he won from his former business partners. He envisions creating the “Venice of America” by building real estate empire and an oceanfront resort finally completed in 1905.

For quite some time, he achieved his dream for Venice became a wealthy, independent city. But not for long because when he died in 1920, things started to fall apart. The city was not able to cope up with the growing population and its status as an independent city was dissolved and was made part of Los Angeles in 1926.

 

 

Trending: Venice Beach

 

Those days were gone as today; Venice has emerged as one of the trendiest neighborhood in LA area. The Abbot Kenney shopping district is heralded as “the coolest block in America” by GQ Magazine. There are so many new building, roads and houses being built anywhere in the area.

It started when Google rented more than 100,000 feet of office in Venice in 2011. Snapchat followed later, rented 40,000 square feet of office space in Abbot Kinney, and now pays $25,000 monthly for rent in a penthouse in oceanfront, boasting with a 5,000 square foot sun deck and Jacuzzi.

The boom in technology paved way for the real estate business to thrive as well. Many real estate titans have built and continuously building homes and company headquarters in Venice. As more labor force is expecting to pour in, developers are making sure there are enough houses for everyone regardless of the size and budget.

The properties can be from affordable, single family room to posh and luxurious high rise and waterfront houses. The lucky ones who are able to buy the waterfront properties sure do enjoy the views.

The Best Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Real Estate Insights |

The name Los Angeles is world renowned for two reasons; one it is the entertainment capital of the world and two, it is currently the second largest city in the United States with a population of five million people within its five hundred square miles. The city of Los Angeles is made up of 114 neighborhoods each of them having their own unique of flavor and personality. The neighborhoods all have their own mix of culture with Latinos, Mexicans and different individuals mixing together. Below, are some of the facts regarding Los Angeles neighborhoods with a look at certain towns in them:

East and North East Neighborhoods

Both the Eastern and North Eastern parts of the Los Angeles neighborhoods are residential areas carved into the rolling hills. With places like Highland Park that counts as one of the oldest in the area with its oldies style home and University hills serving as a base for the professionals, the mix of the neighborhoods adds to the allure of Los Angeles.

Venice Beach

A beautiful city surrounded by beauty. With the beach often a few blocks away, a lively boardwalk and a short drive from Santa Monica, Venice Beach is where young professionals are flocking too. This trendy neighborhood has many newer construction apartment buildings and many cozy homes. It’s a great place to live too if you have a young family, or pets.

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Like downtown areas, the Downtown area of Los Angeles is no different as the usual hustle and bustle can be experienced here no different from elsewhere. With towering skyscrapers and an art community within its 6 miles, this area screams creativity with its artwork and graffiti on the buildings.

The Greater Hollywood Neighborhoods

This area is known to be home to the famous sign of Hollywood and has the Melrose district where cuisines and shopping can be enjoyed by all. If culture is something you are looking forward to experiencing, then you can get a little ethnicity from neighborhoods like Little Armenia.

The Harbor Area Neighborhoods

From the name harbor, you know these areas are close to the ports and ocean. This area comprises of San Pedro, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Pacific Palisades amongst others. When in this neighborhood, take care to visit sights such as the Point Ferman Lighthouse as well as the host of sea side restaurants littered that boast of freshly caught sea food menus.

Diving, Parasailing, Surfing, yachting, and kayaking are just part of the things that can be enjoyed on these seaside port neighborhoods. Owing to the fact that these neighborhoods are close to the ocean, the panoramic view, as well as the sun rise and sun sets, are things to look forward to. Another tourist attraction is the Wilmington neighborhood that has been featured in a lot of major motion pictures.

Los Feliz and Silver Lake Neighborhoods

These two neighborhoods play host to the largest parks of the Los Angeles state; the Elysian Park and the Griffith Park respectively.  They are also considered to be the oldest neighborhoods with the oldest residential areas in the state. The homes date as far back as 1890 so if architecture is something you enjoy or are interested in, this would be a place to visit.

West Los Angeles Neighborhoods

This is where the wealthy and a majority of the entertainment industry reside in. Beverly Hills and Bel Air are both located here along with the entertainment studios.

Tips For Hiring A Real Estate Agent

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Buyers, Real Estate Insights |

 You have come to the right place for tips and tricks on how to hire the right Real Estate agent. All things considered, incline toward somebody who is straightforward when they’re uncertain about an option instead of feigns a wrong answer. Generally speaking, be mindful so as not to be excessively judgmental on a first date. Going on a first date is a smart thought to check whether those were real concerns or extreme concerns.Given the significance of a choice about where you’ll live, the best approach is to measure your agent choices deliberately and mindfully.

Useful Tips for Hiring a Real Estate Agent

It pays to be demanding. When you’re purchasing or offering a house, you’ll likely connect for expert assistance from a real estate agent. Be that as it may, how to pick? There are Realtors and out and out real estate agents, low maintenance and full-time agents, family companions who are in the business, possibly neighbors down the road. Which one is appropriate for you? The days are gone where a real estate intermediary essentially puts a sign in the yard, enters it into and lounges around their office sitting tight for it to offer.

For dealers, that implies looking for a proactive, innovation astute agent. Since purchasers begin with the web, photographs must be proficient, magazine quality, and the portrayal must be itemized.Likewise, search for an agent who has some web-based social networking showcasing muscle. Social media is unadulterated gold for those hoping to put an item or a posting before the customer is well on the way to purchase the house. As you can see, there are plenty of methods you can apply in case what you are looking for is a real estate agent you can trust. There are good ones out there. You just have to find them.