So here's something interesting... I was closing up an estate... and discovered a house full of maps. Really. FULL. I called the Los Angeles library and out they came, and now have catalogued the complete John Feathers' Map Collection. And now, there's a video... how cool is that?!
From: Beverly Hills, CA Sunny and cool (64° F) The real estate market was quiet and peaceful this past weekend, mostly attributable to the Easter holiday. Sometimes it is nice to just rest for a little bit. I do expect there to be a spike in activity in the next week and my rest will be over. Here are the three new listings in the Beverly Hills area that I am highlighting this week. You can find the expanded information sheets and photos of these listings by clicking on th
From: Beverly Hills, CA Partly cloudy and mild (72° F) Sunday was the first day of Spring. Clearly winter passed quietly, as we never saw the rain that we had been told would be coming from our El Nino winter. April is around the corner, and our rainfall levels in the Los Angeles area still remain well below even average amounts. The El Nino winter has, in fact, brought significant rain to Northern California, but weather conditions kept most of the rainfall north of us.
I believe that today is the Ides of March. A meaning for another time. This past week I have been helping a first-time buyer purchase her new home. She is currently renting and has been looking for a new place to move. As a result of the shortage of rental properties in our area which is creating a spike in rents, we discovered something quite interesting and eye-opening. The monthly total for mortgage, HOA dues and property taxes will be lower than her monthly rent. Ima
From: Beverly Hills, CA Sunny and mild (70° F) Finally the anticipated rain of the El Nino winter has made its way to the Los Angeles area. After months of dry weather, we actually had rain storms two of the past three days, and we are expecting more rain this coming weekend. In fact, on Monday morning we had lightning and thunder so loud that it set off car alarms up and down the street. If we could all just learn to slow down while driving in the rain, it would be much s
Sunny and mild (76° F) The Academy Awards were held in Hollywood Sunday night. Streets in the area did not reopen until yesterday. That means that some roadways were closed for up to nine days, for a three hour event. I was thinking about it and that seems like an awful long time for street closures. It certainly can affect the businesses in the area. Meanwhile, there are a number of new and interesting listings on the market this week. Not only in this area, but in the