Monday, November 21, 2011

Top 5 Pacific Palisades Sales for the Month of October

1575 Amalfi Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
List Price: $7,595,000
Sold Price: $7,100,00
Sq. Ft.: 7,254
Lot Size: 30,290
Year Built: N/A

957 Chautauqua, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
List Price: $5,450,000
Sold Price: $5,100,000
Sq. Ft.: 7,400
Lot Size: 9,801
Year Built: 2011

16130 Anoka Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
List Price: $4,700,000
Sold Price: $4,100,000
Sq. Ft.: 5,300
Lot Size: 24,640
Year Built: 2006

16852 Calle Bellevista, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
List Price: $3,975,000
Sold Price: $3,700,000
Sq. Ft.: 6,648
Lot Size: 31,202
Year Built:  1996

457 Toyopa Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
List Price: $3,795,000
Sold Price: $3,795,000
Sq. Ft.: 5,945
Lot Size: 10,400
Year Built: 1993

Top 3 Santa Monica Sales for the Month of October

509 23rd. Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402
-List Price: $5,125,000
-Sales Price: $4,950,000
-Sq. Ft.: 6,200
-Lot Size: 8,700
-Year Built: 2001

327 Alta Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90402
-List Price: $4,695,000
-Sales Price: $4,450,000
-Sq. Ft.:3,742
-Lot Size: 10,440
-Year Built:1974

636 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402
-List Price: $3,800,000
-Sales Price: $3,780,000
-Sq. Ft.:4,100
-Lot Size: 7,500
-Year Built: 2011

Top Brentwood Sales for the Month of October 2011

Top Sales in Brentwood for the month of October:

477 Homewood Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049  
-List Price: $4,950,000
-Sales Price: $4,650,000
-Sq. Ft.: 5,398
-Lot size: 23,522
-Year Built: 1947

449 North Bundy, Los Angeles, CA 90049
-List Price: $2,795,000
-Sales Price: $2,555,000
-Sq. Ft.: 4,916
-Lot size: 16,291
-Year Built: 1939

420 Tigertail, Los Angeles, CA 90049
-List Price: $2,795,000
-Sales Price: $2,125,000
-Sq. Ft.: 4,101
-Lot Size: 30,927
-Year Built: 1988

12495 Promontory Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
-List Price: $1,895,000
-Sales Price: $1,700,000
-Sq.Ft.: 4,430
-Lot Size: 14,000
-Year Built:  1989

11344 Berwick Street, Los Angeles, CA 90049
-List Price: $1,500,000
-Sales Price: $1,499,000
-Sq. Ft.: 3,300
-Lot Size: 5,250
-Year Built: 2001

1367 Jonesboro Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
 -List Price: $1,550,000
-Sales Price: $1,400,000
-Sq. Ft.: 2,264
-Lot size: 12,153
-Year Built: 1955

Higher FHA Loan Limits Reinstated

Uncle Sam has thrown the housing market a lifeline.

President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that will reinstate higher limits for Federal Housing Administration-backed mortgages in high-cost areas. In expensive housing areas such as Los Angeles and Orange counties, the limit for these FHA-backed loans had dropped to $625,500 from $729,750 on Oct. 1. The change became effective Friday.

Similar ceilings applying to loans that can be backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will not increase. The California Assn. of Realtors and its larger national partner association had lobbied for all of the loan limits to be reinstated.

The group is “pleased the Senate and House were able to come to a reasonable compromise,” LeFrancis Arnold, president of the group, said in a statement Friday. “However, we are disappointed that the Senate and House could not agree on increasing the loan limits for Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-insured loans.”   Click Here to Read the Full Article...

Monday, July 18, 2011

QR Codes

QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a specific matrix barcode that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. 

I can store a lot of information in my qr code box and it just takes you to scan the code box to get all the information.

I find this quite convenient and time effective.  Try scanning my QR code to see what information comes up.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Organic Vegetable Gardens

Vegetables all along the views of my Home! 

I dont know if many of you know that I started an organic vegetable garden in my backyard this year! 

New year, new beginnings…I was skeptical about all the chemicals and the genetically engineered vegetables being sold at stores, not to mention the sky-rocketing prices.

I currently have artichokes, heirloom tomatoes (my favorite), peppers, beets, lettuce, blueberries and strawberries.

I use all the vegetables I grow in all the dishes I eat and prepare for my guests at my dinner parties! 

It is not hard to set up an organic vegetable garden, I sectioned off a part of my yard with special plastic netting to ward off the bugs..

Here's a photo of my garden, what do you think?

Tomato Plants! 

If you have any questions or are interested in starting your own garden, please dont hesitate to ask me! 

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Great Deal on the Market!

Hello All!
 I wanted to highlight a good deal for a luxury home on the market!
- 1525 San Vicente- Los Angeles, CA

LP:  $13,995,000


RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILYAREA:  (14) Santa MonicaMLS#:  10-423799MAP:   631/D6BR:  7
STYLE:  French NormandySUB:  PUD:  YB:  BA:  12.00
APN:   4407-015-004ZONE:  LAR1HOD:  $0.00STO:  2APX SF:  22,794/OT
ADP:  VU:  YesPL:  YesAPX LDM:  APX LSZ:  58,806/AS

DIRECTIONS:  Flag lot with private drive off San Vicente & 16th
REMARKS:  Over 1.3 acres flat w/200ft of frontage on the Riviera Country Club. 22,794sf estate in construction will be grandest residence built West of 405. Designed by Richard Landry. 50% complete, buyers can customize all final details. Full privacy down long pvt drive. Gracious flr pln provides backdrop for intimate soirees or grand entertaining. Auto Gallery over 3900sf, parking for 20 cars, indr basketball crt, screening rm, gym, catering kitchen, maids ste & Wine Cellars compete this rare offering.
PRIVATE REMARKS:  2 legal lots: 4407-015-004 and 4407-015-012

This house has been on the market for 500 + days! Why you might ask? Because it was half built, uncompleted construction.

But I have insider information that the house is under negotiations for less than list price and will be off the market soon!

This is a great deal because of its location, being on the rim of the Riviera Golf Course and for the sales price of under $614 p/sf.

If a house like this interests you, don't hesitate to ask me as I specialize in taking unfinished potential problem homes and make them a complete reality dream home! 

My 1st Blog- Jim Miller Residential Realty

Today is the first time I am writing a blog! I am getting very involved in expanding my network via the web! I have a website, facebook, linked in and now a blog!

I hope you become a member and keep in touch to all the up to date real estate news from my perspective!

If you have any questions about real estate and home renovations, feel free to ask, I would be glad to help!