West Los Angeles, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Wall of White Horns at STK  We stayed at the W Hotel in West LA/West Beverly Hills (althoughI think it's really Westwood) last night for an appointment at UCLA this morning, and had dinner at STK (formerly in West Hollywood), a branch of a fairly well-know steakhouse chain. It was a bit trendy for my taste, with loud music, but the food was excellent (but we didn't try the steak). Their famous white horns, which I understand adorn the walls at other restaurants, did so here as well, more bluish in the light on the white brick walls.  Interesting decor for sure.
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Orange County
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
West LA Condos For Sale If you are looking to buy or sell a condo in West LA, Caifornia; then you have come to the right place. My website, www.wehocondolife.com, features all of the 198 Condo Communities within West LA, CA. Not only can you view photos, stats, a detailed description, HOA information & much more for each complex, but you can also do an extensive West LA Condo Search to find the perfect West LA Condo For Sale! Buying a West LA Condo is a different process than buying a single family residence, thus it is imperative that you hire an agent who knows the ins and outs of each complex. From whether the building is FHA approved, hat the reserves are, and even what the owner occupany rate is, all aspects are crucial in the West LA Condo Buying process.  When you go to sell your...
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THE LIQUID KITTY is set to close in August, 2016. This will be the last appearance of THE CARLOS GUITARLOS BAND at this beloved L.A. dive bar. Come taste great classic martinis before it's too late!  The Carlos Guitarlos Band will be appearing LIVE @ The Liquid Kitty, 11780 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 (one block east of Bundy Drive) Sunday, June 19, 2016, 9:30PM - 1:00AM No Cover 21 & Over Full Bar    The Carlos Guitarlos Band brings you Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock-N-Roll, Folk, Cajun, and deep true original ballads brought forth from a lifetime of experience and hard living. The Band features CARLOS GUITARLOS - Guitar/vocals RICHARD MUNOZ - Bass/vocals ADAM STEINBERG - Drums Here are four songs performed by The Carlos Guitarlos Band from Cadillac Zack's Monday Night Blues P...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
As most of you know my assistant is 13+ years old, so we started to make his life easier and he goes once a week for  PT and some additional strengthening exercises. Needless to say after I pick him up, the Vet suggested I should ice his back for about 10 minutes or so. Well look at this picture and tell me  that he does not appreciate the ice on his back?:) Now if you are looking for a Pet friendly Realtor who will give you 100 client service please reach out to me directly! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at310.486.1002 (m) or...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Well the long awaited, decision has been made after a multitude of Restaurants have been eliminated it is official in case you missed Ron and Alexandra Seigel  post about it this is just a courtesy reminder. Please RSVP to either Alexandra  & Ron or please reach out to  Michael Jacobs of Pasadena. Also feel free to reach out to me if you are attending. Thank you and we look forward to a huge turnout this time!  Date: April 23, 2016SOTTO9575 W. Pico Blvdbetween Beverly and Beverwil DrivesLos Angeles, CA 90035T (310) 277-02105:30 PM Please RSVP, so that we can notify the restaurant. If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, Wes...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Where do you live? West Los Angeles or Hollywood?Here in Los Angeles there are hierarchies. Where you live shows status and an indication of if you have “arrived” or you are working your way on the winding road to your arrival? I have always found this an interesting phenomenon.So with that said here is a little back ground:I can still recall Robin Williams cracking a joke that when he moved to Hollywood early in his career he could afford to live there, because with limited money this was the place to call home and still be close enough to the studios and comedy clubs. Then now (which was close to his end of his life) he said he appreciates the fact that he can afford Hollywood again. The inside joke here is, that prices have increased astronomically in the past thirty plus years since...
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The Carlos Guitarlos Band will be appearing LIVE @ The Liquid Kitty, 11780 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 (one block east of Bundy Drive) Sunday, May 24, 2015, 9:00PM - 1:00AM No Cover 21 & Over Full Bar    The Carlos Guitarlos Band brings you Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock-N-Roll, Folk, Cajun, and deep true original ballads brought forth from a lifetime of experience and hard living. The Band features CARLOS GUITARLOS - Guitar/vocals RICHARD MUNOZ - Bass/vocals ADAM STEINBERG - Drums  Here are four songs performed by The Carlos Guitarlos Band from Cadillac Zack's Monday Night Blues Party Video: "Central Avenue Stomp" Video: "Heartbreaker" Video: "Save A Dance" Video: "Damn Atchaflaya" Jonny Whiteside says: "They don't call him Guitarlos for nothing--the cat wields his ax with fla...
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The Carlos Guitarlos Band will be appearingLIVE @ The Liquid Kitty, a classic West L.A. Dive Bar, located at 11780 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064(one block east of Bundy Drive)Sunday, December 28, 2014, 10:00PM – 1:00AMNo Cover 21 & Over Full Bar     The Carlos Guitarlos Band brings you Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock-N-Roll, Folk, Cajun, and deep true original ballads brought forth from a lifetime of experience and hard living.The Band featuresCARLOS GUITARLOS – Guitar/vocalsMIKE HIGHTOWER – P-bass/vocalsADAM STEINBERG – Drums     Here are four songs performed by The Carlos Guitarlos Band from Cadillac Zack’s Monday Night Blues Party Video: “Central Avenue Stomp” Video: “Heartbreaker” Video: “Save A Dance” Video: “Damn Atchaflaya” Five CDS currently are available from this rockin’/...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  Why is a Detroit Police Car patrolling Los Angeles Streets? What is that all about? OK I was following Diane so she could drop of her car to our favorite Automotive Repair Shop. So what do I see in front of Baizer &  Grimmett, I see a vintage Police Cruiser. Well you know me, I had to ask. So John tells me that his client flew to a Red Wings game and saw this cruiser outside. He then proceeded to ask the owner if he would have considered selling. Interestingly enough the owner said not only that he was considering selling but a resounding YES! Then the new owner decided to drive the cruiser back to Los Angeles. Well half way back to Los Angeles he broke down. So now it is John’s job to get the cruiser back on the road to keep Los Angeles safe for all!   Now if you want to have a smoo...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Traffic-Jam-In-Chief Comes In Los Angeles 10/10/2014   I know that Presidents need to travel, and when they do it's a traffic nightmare. I will say, as a Metro Los Angeles resident, I cringe when I hear this....our traffic is bad enough already. Yesterday President Obama came to Southern California and parts of our city was shut down to accommodate the motorcade. He will be here again today and below are the road closures that you can expect today.   Friday October 10, 2014 Obama Traffic   9-11am: The area around Wilshire Blvd between Veteran Ave and Comstock Ave. 9-11am: Between Ashton Ave and Bellagio Rd around Beverly Glen. 10am-1pm: The area around Sunset Ave between Hilgard and Carolwood Dr. 10am-1pm: Between Bellagio Rd and Pico Blvd around Beverly Glen. 10am-1pm: The area around ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
My First Real Estate Transaction: I will never forget it! I just came out of the Army and moved back home to my parent’s house in Waterbury, CT. I saw this great Old Colonial House about one mile from my parents’ home. It had so much character hidden behind twelve to fifteen layers of paint. There were beautiful hardwood floors underneath green shag carpets. There were four beautiful oversized bedrooms on the second floor hidden behind three or four layers of wallpaper. This house was calling me to bring it back to life and to 1983 standards. Having never owned a home I bought my father along to help me either talk me into or out of the saleJ. Keep in mind my father bought a brand new home  and he had no idea what a 1920’s home would entail without a garage but with a set of 55 steps to...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Are you looking for a Pet Friendly Realtor in the Greater Los Angeles area? If you are looking for a Pet Friendly Realtor in the Greater Los Angeles area, it is quite easy. There are many Realtors but not all focus or contribute to Animal Causes. So if you are looking for one who contributes a portion of his commission to animal causes, please click on the picture and it will lead you to his website.   If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, an ultra luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  Jamzilla: the closing of the 405 Freeway for 80 hrs. (February 14-17th, 2014)   As most of you know I have written a few blogs about the traffic closures of the 405 Freeway called Carmageddon  I  (http://actvra.in/dPl   ),   Carmageddon finished  (http://actvra.in/fxq   )   and then Carmageddon II (http://actvra.in/HvB ) in the past.     Well this time, the powers to be changed the name to Jamzilla  and  decided to close three lanes of the 405 Freeway. I saw the huge jam on the news Friday and dreaded the idea that I had to go in this very stretch on Saturday. Needless to say I was not looking forward to it.   Now with that said, Saturday rolled around and Diane and I were heading on the 405. Just imagine my surprise of what we saw. The whole idea of the shutdown of all the lanes was ...
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  The Carlos Guitarlos Band will be appearing LIVE @ The Liquid Kitty, 11780 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 (one block east of Bundy) Sunday, December 8, 2013, 10:00PM (No Cover/21 & over)     The Carlos Guitarlos Band brings you Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock-N-Roll, Folk, Cajun, and deep true original ballads brought forth from a lifetime of experience and hard living.     The Carlos Guitarlos Band features CARLOS GUITARLOS - One of the world's greatest Americana, Roots and Blues songwriters / guitarists from the infamous TOP JIMMY & THE RHYTHM PIGS - a seminal LA blues band from the 80's -- Carlos has played with/for: Marcy Levy, Jim Keltner, Tom Waits, The Great Gene Taylor, Ray Manzarek, Los Lobos, The Blasters, Maria McKee, John Densmore, John Doe, Dave Alvin, Top Jimmy, Gil...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Fruitanthropy & Food Forward have you heard of them?       Are you familiar with the word Fruitanthropy? If it is not already in your vocabulary please add it! The definition is clear: The picking, donating, or distributing fruit for humanitarian purposes.   Living here in Southern California, we are blessed with a fantastic climate, one that means that probably 11 out of 12 months we have different fruits growing within arm’s reach.  Oranges, lemons, avocadoes and figs all of many varieties just to name a few are plentiful in the greater Los Angeles area. This translates to a simple fact that often times you may find these trees right in your back yard, or your neighbor’s back yard. We are always excited to pick and share them with our friends and neighbors.   Sometimes there is an ove...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Welcome to Palmdale:  The Real Estate Recovery is in full bloom!  Not too long ago the Real Estate Crash coupled with the Economic Downturn was recognized by most as being the toughest hit in three areas: 1. Florida, 2. Arizona/Nevada 3. Lancaster/Palmdale, CA. These three areas were considered as the Epicenter of the Real Estate Crash.   Now days we see so many headlines and potential investors, potential sellers as well as potential buyers whoare confused as to what to believe. The majority of the Realtors try diligently in all areas to provide the investors, sellers and buyers with actual facts such as Market Reports, Market Trends and Market Snapshots. Never the less there are some skeptics who are moved more by the headlines than the facts.   There is an old saying: a picture is wo...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
How would you like a gift like this? Olive Oil infused with Shallots?   Now keep in mind I love to cook and I also appreciate quality Olive Oils. Diane was working for her Law Firm doing some marketing for Women Business People. They held the function at one of my favorite places. The Upstairs 2 the restaurant affiliate of one of my favorite Wine Stores: The Wine House! Needless to say they had great food and good wines to taste and compliment the food. At the end of the function the participants all received a bottle of Shallot Infused Olive Oil.  All the participants were thrilled.   This Significant Other of Diane and outside observer of this event was equally thrilled. Diane had a spate bottle for meJ   Needless to say I already tried it out on some salad dressing: It is a winner!  ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sunday: An Ertha Kitt Moment with the kitties. Some of you might remember Ertha Kitt for her singing, acting and some might even remember her in the final season of Batman the TV Show as Catwoman…. She was legendary and I saw this newspaper clipping and had to shareJ                 If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.comYour Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The question was asked from me the other day: What is an uninsured deed? The simple answer is when a deed is recorded without any owner’s policy of title insurance! This generally occurs when family members pass properties on to other family members with a Quitclaim Deed or they add a co-borrower on.  Why should this be a concern? Well the answer is simple. I will use as an example my closing of the other day. The property was in bankruptcy and the seller took back the deed but without doing any title insurance. Next thing you know is we were looking at The LLC Documents, then who was authorized to sign do documents any way I could go on and on. So the simplest way to see what an uninsured deed look like is when there is no title company or title order number, no escrow number showing g...
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  The Carlos Guitarlos Band Will be appearing LIVE @ The Liquid Kitty 11780 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 (one block east of Bundy) Sunday, July 7, 10:00PM - 2:00AM (No Cover/21 & over)     Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock-N-Roll, Folk, Cajun, and deep true original ballads brought forth from a lifetime of experience and hard living.     The Carlos Guitarlos Band features CARLOS GUITARLOS - One of the world's greatest Americana, Roots and Blues songwriters / guitarists from the infamous TOP JIMMY & THE RHYTHM PIGS - a seminal LA blues band from the 80's -- Carlos has played with/for: Marcy Levy, Jim Keltner, Tom Waits, The Great Gene Taylor, Ray Manzarek, Los Lobos, The Blasters, Maria McKee, John Densmore, John Doe, Dave Alvin, Top Jimmy, Gil T., Steve Berlin, Steve Nieve, Jeff Ro...
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