Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will get a new logo in 2020

Expect New Curb Appeal in 2020 from CB

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced that the company will be taking on a new more modern look in 2020. The rebranded logo will complement the recent release of Coldwell Banker’s Concierge Service created to help sellers gain more exposure when listing homes for sale.

The real estate brokerage intends to retell the brand’s story so that it resonates with modern agents and consumers. Coldwell Banker is a real estate company founded in San Francisco in 1906. Currently, the brand operates under the NRT, LLC.

40+ Years in the Making

The international real estate brokerage is rolling out its new logo and will stay competitive in today’s real estate market. Their existing logo is nearly 40 years old and recognized by generations of consumers all around the world.

It’s not clear what the final design will look like. During the next few months, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will experiment and test multiple designs.

The new logo will represent a “commitment to excellence and integrity” according to Jamie Duran, President of Coldwell Banker Southern California.

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage new north star logo is scheduled to premiere by January 2020. Stay connected and learn about the final design later this year.

To Infinity and Beyond

Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills North is recognized as the #1 Coldwell Banker office in North America. Marc Anthony Davila chose to work with Coldwell Banker because of their commitment to high ethical conduct. Real Estate agents and brokers must practice doing the right thing to better serve clients and the public in general.

Marc Anthony Davila is a licensed real estate professional in The State of California and The State of Ohio. With an undergraduate degree in architecture, and hands-on construction experience working with developers, Marc Anthony is prepared to take care of your real estate transactions from A to Z.

Contact Marc Anthony and get immediate updates on recently sold homes in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, or any surrounding community. Marc Anthony will provide you with custom price opinions to help determine the asking price of your home whenever it is time to sell your home.

Meet in Marina Del Rey – Sunday, March 10

4215 Glencoe Avenue

Buy a condominium on the west side of Los Angeles. Meet Marc Anthony Davila this Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 4215 Glencoe Avenue Unit #116 and get your home buying process started. 

Whether or not you’ve consulted with a lender or are paying cash, Marc Anthony is here to help guide you no matter what part of the home buying process you’re in. 

About The Condominium For Sale

4215 Glencoe Avenue is a 1,600+ square foot condominium located east of Lincoln and south of the local Costco.  The unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and is listed for sale at $999,000. 

4215 Glencoe Avenue, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 is equipt with great building facilities and high ceilings.  Only minutes from Los Angeles International Airport and conveniently located near all necessities.

Are you interested in purchasing a single family home in the Los Angeles area? Look at these open houses in Bel Air this Sunday.

Contact Marc Anthony Davila directly at MarcAnthony.Co

©2019 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. CalRE #00616212. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates, not employees.

©2019 Coldwell   Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. CalRE #01992996

New T.V. show helps sellers’ access a larger audience

Finding That One Right Buyer

Beverly Hills, CA – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will be broadcasting their first television show, At Home in Southern California, Saturday, March 9 at 4:30 pm on KCAL.  The show will return Sunday, March 10 at 9:00 am on ABC. At Home in Southern California will help sellers’ gain access to a larger audience

Exclusive Marketing For Sellers

At Home in Southern California is Coldwell Banker’s exclusive television show that will showcase homes for sale in the Greater Los Angeles area.  Similar to the VIEW magazine, also exclusive to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, At Home in Southern California is unavailable to agents in other brokerages like Hilton and Hyland or Keller Williams Realty.

On Air in 2019

Expect a first-class production with dozens of local and available properties to choose from. Each property will be illustrated in an eloquent way.  High-quality images will help you shop for homes every Saturday and Sunday from the comfort of your home.

Making Home Buying A Lot Better

Coldwell Banker agents are here to do the shopping for you. No matter what your personal purchase criteria is, the best Coldwell Banker agents are trained to ask you the right questions that get the job done. They are then able to thoroughly search all available listing on the Multiple Listing Service to help you find the perfect house based on your specific criteria. Request market updates based on your personal criteria with a Coldwell Banker real estate agent.

Advertise Your Home on T.V.

To advertise your home for sale on the air in Southern California, or to learn more about how Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has unique marketing unlike any other real estate company, contact Marc Anthony Davila with Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills North office.

Marc Anthony Davila licensed to list and show homes in The State of California and The State of Ohio.  With more than 10 years of real estate experience and an undergraduate degree in architecture, Marc Anthony can help guide you no matter what real estate questions are on your mind.

Contact Marc Anthony Davila directly at MarcAnthony.Co

©2019 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell            Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. CalRE #00616212. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates, not employees.

©2019 Coldwell   Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. CalRE #01992996

What is the average price of a home for sale in Beverly Hills today?

How much do homes cost in Beverly Hills

The average price of a home for sale in Beverly Hills is constantly changing.  Every 24 to 48 hours new homes are coming on the market in Beverly Hills, California.  This article will break down the average home price for sale during February 2019.  The most recent local information is favorable to your complete understanding of the local real estate market in Beverly Hills, California.

The City of Beverly Hills has several different zip codes.  No matter what zip code you want real estate data for in Beverly Hills, this article will give you the most relevant zip code data in your neighborhood.

Homes for sale in 90210

The 90210 zip code is the most recognized zip code in Beverly Hills.  This report only includes residential single-family homes for sale in Beverly Hills.  Other data such as the average price of condominiums for sale in Beverly Hills is not included here, however, you can send a special request based on your personal criteria for free at MarcAnthony.Co

Marc Anthony Davila is a licensed real estate professional in The State of California and The State of Ohio.  Upon your request, he will search the Multiple Listing Service for your custom criteria.  The most frequently requested data analyzes recently sold units in a zip code.  Having the most recent information about homes that have sold in your neighborhood can help you study how to price your home to sell.

In February 2019, the average residential home price for sale in the Beverly Hills 90210 zip code was $15,228,068.  Sixty-three new homes came on the market in February, and the median price of the new listings in 90210 was $8,329,126.

The average price in 90211 and 90212

Two other less-celebrated zip codes in Beverly Hills include 90211 and 90212. The average price for all homes in 90211 was $3,018,589 and the average price for all homes in 90212 was $3,369,812.

The median home price for all active homes currently for sale in Beverly Hills, California is $6,695,000 and the average price for all homes is $13,978,439.  Allison Underhill recently listed Beverly Hills as the most expensive neighborhood in California.  Find out what the most expensive neighborhood is in your home state is here.

Although the average price of active homes in your neighborhood can help you understand what your competition is asking for their homes, recently sold homes data is the most useful information available.  Homes that have recently sold will help you determine how much you should ask for your home when it is time to sell. 

Custom data tailored to your needs

Reach out to Marc Anthony Davila at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for a custom list of data tailored to your specific situation.  Every home and neighborhood is unique and Marc Anthony will provide you with the most recently sold home statistics relevant to you.

Visit MarcAnthony.Co to contact Marc Anthony directly and discuss your specific wants or needs. 

The information contained in this article does not include data posted to the Multiple Listing Service after 3:45 PM PST on February 28, 2019.  For more information or to request custom data based on your personal needs contact Marc Anthony Davila directly at (323)524-8330.

One Niche Neighborhood in Los Angeles Homebuyers Should Consider

Explore modern homes in Southern California with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Beverly Hills, Coldwell Banker’s #1 real estate brokerage office in North America.  Explore and search all active listings in Beverly Hills and Bel Air at MarcAnthony.Co

Los Angeles is home to some of the most desirable real estate on the planet.  The best homes in Los Angeles offer owners and their closest friends jetliner views, nostalgic history, and convenient access to The City of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.  Behind the allure and glamor, homebuyers can find unique niche neighborhoods hidden around the city like 770 Latimer Road in Santa Monica.

The hot properties featured here are interesting because of their style, history, and location.

Property #1 is a cozy canyon home with an organic vibe.  The neighborhood is similar to although different than Laurel Canyon.  Homes in Rustic Canyon are set further apart and sit on larger lots.  They offer more peaceful tranquil surroundings compared to some of the hustle and bustle areas around LA.  The street is not extremely mountainous compared to some of the other streets in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains.  Homes here in the Rustic Canyon neighborhood are scarce and do not turn over as frequently as other communities.  People fall in love with their homes in Rustic Canyon.

At the boarder of Santa Monica and the Pacific Palisades sits a favorite neighborhood among locals.  Home designs here are decorated in a modern style that will enchant your spirit.  Modern homes built in harmony with nature boast a midcentury modernism style.  Despite the consistent Frank Loyd Wright style of many of the homes here, you’ll still find museum modern homes scattered throughout the neighborhood.  Take a drive down Latimer Road to experience the aesthetic for yourself and then stop at Rustic Canyon Recreational Park to swing in a hammock while soaking in the Southern California sun only minutes from the Pacific Ocean.

770 Latimer Road hit the market this week near Rustic Canyon Recreational Park.  Listed at $4,495,000 the home has approximately 2,967 square feet and is priced at $1,515 per square foot.  A wooden exterior helps this property blend well with nature and its surrounding rustic atmosphere.  Five bedrooms and four bathrooms sit on a 26,175 square foot lot.  This home is only minutes from the Pacific Ocean and Sunset Boulevard.  Take Sunset Boulevard to Brooktree and turn left onto Latimer Road to arrive at your driveway.  Mature Sycamore, Redwood, and Oak Trees accent the gardens on approximately 1/2 acre.   High vaulted ceilings and bright colors make this home inviting and great for entertaining guests.  Internationally recognized architect Ray Kapee also resides in the neighborhood in his 1967 nature friendly estate which brings us to our second property for consideration.                         

The second property of the week is just east of 770 Latimer Road. Only minutes down Sunset Boulevard sits a newly listed Ray Kapee designed estate suitable for any modern art lover.  The home was completed in 2017 and offers 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms priced at $2,574 a square foot.  Located on lower San Ysidro Drive much of this home’s value comes from its proximity to Sunset Boulevard. Homes that are located in lower Bel Air and lower Beverly Hills sell for more money compared to a home located near Mulholland Drive.  Both upper and lower areas in Bel Air and Beverly Hills properties can have extraordinary views of the Pacific Ocean and city lights. Take Benedict Canyon to San Ysidro Drive and enter the estate through grand gates and fall in love with your new humble abode.  Capture canyon, ocean, and city views specifically designed to maximize your living experience and lifestyle.  A private guest house and pool house add additional value to this estate.  Kappe’s use of poured in place concrete, glass, and redwood took over 6 years to construct.  Of course, you’ll also find a personal gym, screening room, and wine cellar inside the main house.  This home is perfect for a homebuyer who loves modern architecture and demands to purchase a home near Sunset Boulevard.

The Rustic Canyon area as well as lower Bel Air and Beverly Hills are desirable areas to buy and sell homes in Los Angeles.  Your home value may yield a higher price if you’re selling a home in a niche area.  Homebuyers and sellers should pay special attention to micro communities that may add value to property.  Even if you own a home adjacent to a niche neighborhood, your property value may be higher than you expect.  Homes with history, unique neighborhoods, and captivating views sell for more money in Los Angeles.  Each piece of property is unique, and it is recommended that you consult with a local real estate professional to determine how much you should ask for your property.

Marc Anthony Davila is a seasoned real estate professional affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential because he believes real estate agents and companies should be held to a higher standard.  Marc Anthony Davila puts ethics and integrity above all real estate transactions or situations.  Sellers and buyers should trust that their real estate agent is placing the interest of clients above their own.  Marc Anthony Davila is a student of real estate, construction, and design mentored by leaders in the real estate and real estate development industries.  Marc Anthony Davila believes that holding himself to a higher standard in the real estate industry will benefit clients who choose to hire Marc Anthony to sell their home.

Home of the Week

Jade Mills is at it again retaining this new $27,995,000 listing for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  Situated on a desirable Beverly Hills lot at 2002 Loma Vista Drive. Originally listed on May 1, 2017 for $27,950,000 this home has recently been leased.  The property was leased for $125,000 a month on February 5,2018 and is now back on the market and ready to find its buyer in 2019. 

The “Museum Modern” style is extremely popular among todays luxury trophy estate properties. Trousdale Estates is located near celebrity shopping and local locations like The Beverly Hilton.  Not far from downtown Los Angeles or the Pacific Palisades.  Capture sunset views from Santa Monica and then quickly travel back to your tranquil trophy property in the foothills.  Live life and celebrate luxury with this fine estate.

6 Full baths

3 half baths

5 bedrooms

10,047 square feet

$2,786.40 a square foot

Relisted on 02/11/2019

Built in 2017

Visit MarcAnthony.Co to search for properties or request recently sold home information in your neighborhood around Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and all surrounding areas.  Act now to quickly have all relevant recent real estate data at your fingertips now.

Open Houses this Sunday February 17, 2019 in 90210 and 90077

Open houses located below Stone Canyon Reservoir in Bel Air and north of Sunset Boulevard – enjoy these open houses this weekend no matter if you are just visiting the city for the first time or purchasing your second home in Beverly Hills.  The open houses on this list range from $1,000,000 and $5,000,000.  For a complete list of open houses in your local market, or to see houses in the $5,000,000 plus range contact Marc Anthony at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for a list of all available properties for sale. Upon request, Marc Anthony Davila is able to provide you with recently sold properties near you to help determine how much your house is worth.

1136 SAN YSIDRO DRIVE $4,995,000

1033 SOMERA ROAD $4,995,000 (7 days on market)

1363 STRADELLA ROAD $4,350,000 (8 days on market)

1432 HARRIDGE DRIVE $4,299,000

1432 LINDACREST DRIVE $3,995,000

1431 STRADELLA ROAD $3,995,000

1398 DAVIES DRIVE $3,795,000 (8 days on market)

1381 SUMMITRIDGE DRIVE $2,995,000

1200 SHADYBROOK DRIVE $2,995,000

10819 VIA VERONA STREET $2,898,000 (1 day on market)

9647 HEATHER ROAD $2,749,000

1637 N BEVERLY DRIVE $2,549,000

10400 QUITO LANE $1,675,000

10266 LELIA LANE $1,249,000

1119 N BEVERLY GLEN BLVD $1,150,000 (7 days on market)

Real estate home searching tool box: Use the website Speedyroute to help you find the best route between all the properties on your list of homes to purchase. Add up to 20 properties to find the most efficient route to each of your stops. This tool will help you shop for homes conveneiently.

Just Sold on Hollywood Boulevard

8611 Hollywood Boulevard sold on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019.  This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with 2,576 square feet was most recently on the market for 231 day exceeding the average days on market for the area.  Originally asking $1,829,000 this home was hit with two price changes before finally finding the right buyer.  It sold at $1,640,000.

Take Sunset Boulevard to Hollywood Boulevard.  The listing is situated on the north side of the street.  Very well priced after the price reductions.  The home with a view sold this February in Los Angeles, surrounded by million dollar estates with views near the Sunset Strip.  Great floor plan with views from almost every room.  Built in 1954 with views of the city a home like this can be yours only for the right price.

Use this home as a comparable property for any real estate you are listing for sale nearby.  If your home is located within a one-mile radius you may be able to use this home to help price your home for sale.  Compare apples to apples when using recently sold homes to determine the listing price of your estate.  You should not use comparable properties that have sold more than 180 days ago, unless you are looking for unique comparable properties or trophy estates.  Compare your home to properties that are no more than +/- 20% the square footage of your home.

Pricing homes can be difficult for the do it yourself home seller, however, with the right information you can succeed.  Gather all the recently sold homes in your neighborhood not more than 180 days old.  You may eliminate any homes that are not similar in size or style of your home.  If your home has a view of the city in Los Angeles, you should find comparable properties that also have a similar view. 

Marc Anthony Davila at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Beverly Hills can help provide you with recently sold homes near you that will help you price your home for sale.  Licensed to sell real estate in The State of California and The State of Ohio Marc Anthony will, at no charge, send you recently sold homes near you upon your request.  Submitting a request for recently sold homes in your area is easy.  Click here t submit a request for information at MarcAnthony.Co

Just Sold Comparable Property in Beverly Hills

If you own your home within a one-mile radius of Clifton Way and North Willaman Drive in Beverly Hills, then this recently sold comparable property is relevant to you.  Situated in the 90211 area, this home is located south of Burton Way and west of San Vicente.

Comparable homes help you determine the value of your home and should only be used if the sold date of the property does not exceed 180 days.  The more recent the better.  This Spanish style home was built in 1928 and sold for $2,649,000 on February 13, 2019.  The home was on the market for 103 days and did not have any price reductions before going under contract. 

Other important features should be considered when comparing this home to any subject property to see how much your home will sell for in 90211 if you sell your home now.  This home has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2,154 square feet with a lot size of 6,574 square feet.  When you’re finding comparable homes to determine how much your home is worth in Beverly Hills or any community use the 20% rule.  You should not compare your home to a recently sold home in your neighborhood if that home exceeds 20% the square footage.  This rule also applys to the lot size of a comparable home.  For example, this home that has sold in Beverly Hills has 2,154 square feet of living space and it has a 6,574 square foot lot.  You should only compare your home to this one if it meets the one-mile location requirement and follows the 20% Rule.  If your home has between 1700 and 2600 square feet you might be able to use this home as a comparable to your property.  It is okay to round to the nearest 100 square feet when studying comparable homes. 

The most recent and local market knowledge will help you price your home right for a fast sale using the Multiple Listing Service.  To find the best information, find a local and reliable real estate person to run a search for you within a one-mile radius of your home.  Once you have all the homes that have sold near your home you can then sort your search to identify the recently sold homes that are similar to yours and use the 20% rule to choose the best comparable properties.

It helps to view the house after you narrow down the list of comparable properties.  Some homes have unique features and locations that you may be able to make value adjustments for.  If you are listing your home for sale and want to determine its value, then you may want to consider visiting the comparable properties.  Knock on the door to tell them you are selling your property and would like to schedule a time to see their home so that you can price your home correctly.  Correctly pricing a home is the best thing a seller can do to sell a property and transfer title fast. 

Marc Anthony Davila is a Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate agent.  Offering valuable information to help you make the best decision.  He is always available to be of service.  Working from the #1 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in North America at 301 N. Cañon Drive in Beverly Hills, California 90210.  Marc Anthony can help you pull real estate data at no charge to help you determine the value of your home in Los Angeles County. 

Outside Lights Add Value and Dimension to Your Home

Illuminating the facade or property line can unwrap character, add value, and improve the safety of your personal environment.  It doesn’t matter if you’re building a new home or adding to your existing residence, exterior lighting can make all the difference.  If you’re purchasing a compounded estate, ask the seller if his property lines are well illuminated.  A dark or unilluminated property line can encourage unscrupulous behavior and give criminals a drape to hide behind. 

Use light like art and showcase exquisite accents that make your home unique.  Bring the character of your home out of the darkness with lights.  Use tables and chairs to create a nighttime place to sit, relax, and enjoy the fresh summer air.  You can create character visually and give purpose to space.  Call out landscaped focal points and address markers with strong or soft lights. Encourage evening and nighttime family gathering spaces and don’t be discouraged by the bugs!

Insects can be a huge problem and ruin your new space for enjoyment.  There are a few things that you can do to protect yourself from the bugs while enjoying the great outdoors.  Use yellow “bug lights” in areas outside that you intend on occupying.  You can also use blue lights to attract bugs away from your sitting area further reducing the number of insects in the area.  Electric insect traps that kill the insects may be an option if the pests are really bothering you. 

Connect your exterior lights to Amazon’s Alexa and use voice control to set your home apart from others.  When you’re ready to market your home for sale, voice-controlled lighting is a great talking point for real estate agents and their clients.  If there are special unique features like improved exterior voice-controlled lighting, be certain to include this information in the listing description that is published.  Bring your real estate marketing photographer back again at night to snap a few extra twilight marketing shots.  Exterior lights enhance the curb appeal when buyers are shopping for homes in your neighborhood and these details should be relayed to every party interested in purchasing your home.  Well planned lighting features will make your home more unique than other competitive listings on the market and therefore you will have a more valuable, more marketable home.

Neighborhood street lights assist pedestrians in finding their way at night.  Some neighborhood groups believe street lights help reduce crime.  Illuminating your property line may help create a safer environment for you and your family.  Well lit homes are inviting to guests and encourage positivity.  A dark vacant home may be more appealing to criminals.  Discourage unwanted guests by keeping a well illuminated home.

Think outside the box and be creative when designing your home.  Each property is different and can incorporate exterior lighting features in different ways.  Well lit homes are just another positive talking point when marketing your home for sale.  Bring out the positive attributes of your home to earn more money when you sell.  Use lighting to your advantage and don’t forget about the importance of voice-controlled systems!

1715 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210 is an excellent example of the creative use of light in a dense urban environment.  Taking full advantage of large walls and materials as show spaces is made possible with will designed exterior lighting package.  Be careful not to use too much light as too much light can overwhelm the environment. 1715 North Beverly Drive is currently available for sale today in Beverly Hills, California listed at $4,295,000.  It is an ever so popular modern home with beautiful natural light and nighttime exterior lighting.

Marc Anthony Davila is a real estate director affiliated with Coldwell Banker’s #1 office in North America.  He is a student of architecture and design and will approach your real estate transactions from all perspectives.  Dedicated to serving others, Marc Anthony Davila goes above and beyond for his clients.  Marc Anthony uses his understanding of design to bring out the important attributes of your home in its marketing material.  Marc Anthony is a professional mentored by top-tier real estate, construction, and design experts.

2 Extraordinary View Homes in Lower Bel Air

On your search for new homes in Southern California, or anywhere in The United States of America, don’t overlook the importance of a good view.  Properties around Los Angeles offer dozens of unique views that will fulfill any imagination if you have the means to purchase these views. 

Are you searching for a more tranquil forest-like view or choosing to identify a dramatic, dense, and up-close city view?  Not only are views important because they fulfill a discerning non-negotiable requirement that you must have, they also add value to your property.

Homes with views are extremely desirable in Los Angeles, these homes sell for more money because unobstructed jetliner views are irreplaceable.  The same is true for properties with clean and well-maintained neighbor views.  A bad view is still a bad view and it will negatively impact your pocketbook.  No matter if you’re are buying or selling a trophy estate or investing in multifamily housing in the Midwest, views matter to you. 

Maybe it’s time to talk about your neighbor’s Vertical Junkyard?

Views can be simple or elaborate and full of mysterious surprise.  A good view can change the entire experience of your home.  A well-positioned view will keep your guests entertained and ready for engaging conversations whether it’s sunrise or sunset in Los Angeles.  A unique view in a perfect location is like a breath of fresh air while ringing that cash register.  As you explore homes to purchase in Los Angeles or anywhere around the world, pay special attention to the views.

The path of the sun will change your view experience.  If you’re relocating or shopping for a home in Los Angeles, pay special attention to the location of the sun during your showing.  Don’t be afraid to ask your agent to see the listing at a different time.  The alternative view experience may surprise you. 

Water features, spas, and sitting areas are great opportunities to take complete advantage of a picturesque view.  These are sources of excellent add value features to increase the sale of your home in Los Angeles. When selling a view home, capitalize on your view and illustrate its importance in the listing description.  Your property remarks should be revised by a professional before your new listing goes live on the market.  When your view home is properly positioned in the market with a professionally revised listing description it may sell for more money.

So you’re ready to indulge in the most spectacular purchase of your life?  Consider these 2 view homes in lower Bel Air both great for entertaining with a view.

10750 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, California 90077 – On an incredibly desirable street in lower Bel Air sits a comfortable home with a natural view.  The view creates an escape from town but you’re still only minutes from Sunset Boulevard. In addition to the great location, this house has natural views that connect the interior with the exterior.  The materials used inside the home compliment the exterior organic view.  This is a different, natural, must-have view on Chalon Road.  Fleetwood doors help maximize the views and are of equal importance in Southern California.  Horizontal windows bring the tree house experience inside.  Decorate this home inside and out with plants to continue the organic real estate experience.

924 Bel Air Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077 – Situated on another excellent street in Los Angeles sits 924 Bel Air Road.  A trophy property fit for an elite capitalist featuring sweeping city views from lower Bel Air to … a helicopter.  Yes, there is an actual helicopter sitting on site that you can purchase with this home.  The helicopter can be included in the sale and really shows like a work of art.  The helicopter is so large that it becomes a part of the view.

So many fun real estate views exist around Los Angeles.  You need someone with local market knowledge to help you navigate the best listings on and off the market. 

Not satisfied?

When you travel west of Bel Air you can find ocean views in the Pacific Palisades.  On the other hand, to the east of Bel Air, you’ll find timeless views in always in vogue around the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood.  In addition to Chalon and Bel Air Road, consider these streets with views in Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive, Deronda Drive, and Hollyridge Drive.  Consider views of the Hollywood Sign, various canyons, DTLA, Downtown Hollywood, Century City, and the Pacific Ocean. 

If the views near Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas are not appealing, consider more properties in Rancho Palos Verdes.  Rancho Palos Verdes offers beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles.

Marc Anthony Davila is a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  Marc Anthony is licensed to sell real estate in The State of California and The State of Ohio.  Loyal to the Coldwell Banker mission, Marc Anthony Davila always operates with honesty and the best interest of others in mind.  Marc Anthony Davila holds a degree in Architectural Studies from Kent State University.  He relocated to Los Angeles, California to practice real estate and escape the cold polar vortex.  Marc Anthony is proud to be affiliated with Coldwell Banker’s #1 office in North America offering the best service and best experience to sellers in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and Los Angeles.  He always enjoys spending time with his family.

Historic Abode in Carthay Circle | Los Angeles, California |

In the heart of Los Angeles’s iconic Carthay Circle, located on a comfortable, charming, quiet one-way street, is an architectural beauty; designed in the spirit of the great Spanish Revival. Travel back in time, to a courtyard filled with natural light, all the while enjoying the historic elegance and powerful craftsmanship of your home. Exposed trusses, hardwood floors, and a vaulted ceiling showcase unforgettable character and style. A two-car garage with an attached guest house adds additional value to this residence. This location allows easy access to Museum Row, Beverly Hills, and The Grove. If going green is your style, find mindful transportation options nearby; including the new Metro Purple Line Extension.

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,124 SF | Offered at $1,395,000

For more information or to schedule your own private tour, contact Marc Anthony directly at (323)524-8330.

You may also visit the Coldwell Banker website or schedule your showing online at MarcAnthony.Co

What is California Proposition 10, Local Rent Control Initiative (2018)

What is California Proposition 10?

Proposition 10 is an initiated state statute that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (Costa-Hawkins), thus allowing counties and cities to adopt rent control ordinances that regulate how much landlords can charge tenants for any type of rental housing. Proposition 10 would also state that a local government’s rent control ordinance shall not abridge a fair rate of return for landlords.[1]

What is the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act?

Costa-Hawkins is a state statute that limits the use of rent control in California. Costa-Hawkins provides that cities cannot enact rent control on (a) housing first occupied after February 1, 1995, and (b) housing units where the title is separate from connected units, such as condominiums and townhouses. Costa-Hawkins also provided that landlords have a right to increase rent prices to market rates when a tenant moves out. Prior to the enactment of Costa-Hawkins, local governments were permitted to enact rent control, provided that landlords would receive just and reasonable returns on their rental properties. The California State Legislature passed Costa-Hawkins in 1995.[9][10][11]

What does the political landscape surrounding housing look like in California?

Candidates in the 2018 gubernatorial election have proposed plans to increase housing in California. Gavin Newsom (D) called for “a Marshall Plan for affordable housing,” while John Cox (R) said that some development regulations need to be eliminated to incentivize construction and decrease costs.[12] Neither Newsom nor Cox, however, support a full repeal of Costa-Hawkins. Newsom said he was open to fewer restrictions on rent control, but that outright repeal would “have unintended consequences on housing production that could be profoundly problematic.” Cox stated, “I don’t believe rent control works.”[13] The California Democratic Party’s executive committee endorsed Proposition 10, while the California Republican Party’s leadership decided to oppose the ballot initiative. Amy Schur, campaign director for the Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACCE), responded to opponents who said that decreasing rents requires more housing, not rent control. She said, “That [building] is slow and expensive. In the meantime, the only policy step that will address the severe displacement crisis in the short term is the expansion of reasonable rent control.”[14]

The state legislature had also looked at rent control in 2018. Rep. Richard Bloom (D-50) introduced a bill to repeal Costa-Hawkins. The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee rejected the bill because the committee’s two Republicans voted against passage and two Democrats abstained from voting. Three Democrats voted to recommend the bill, but four votes were required.[15] Rep. David Chiu (D-17), the committee’s chairman, said, “… this will not be the end of the conversation. It’s just the beginning.”[16]

Who is behind the campaigns surrounding the ballot initiative?

Note: The campaign finance information on this page is according to the most recent scheduled reports, which covered through September 22, 2018, and interim reports available as of October 21, 2018. The deadline for the next scheduled reports is October 25, 2018.

The campaigns surrounding Proposition 10 had raised a combined $89.40 million. Opponents of Proposition 10 had out-raised the support campaign 2.5-to-1.

The Coalition for Affordable Housing is leading the campaign in support of the initiative. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation(AHF) and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action organized the campaign. The coalition and allied committees had raised $25.08 million, with AHF providing $22.86 million. AHF spent $48.1 million on backing ballot initiatives related to healthcare and housing in 2016 and 2017, including Los Angeles Measure S and California Proposition 61Michael Weinstein, the founder of AHF, said his organization is interested in rent control from the perspectives of social justice and public health. “From a social justice point of view,” said Weinstein, “we are seeing mass displacement… and we feel like shelter is the most basic right and people are being deprived of that and we don’t believe that the marketplace can handle providing shelter to everyone who needs it.” He added, “From a public health point of view, we see our clients being rendered homeless or being pushed further and further out from where our healthcare centers are.”[17]

The California Apartment Association (CAA) and the California Rental Housing Association (CalRHA) each organized a PAC to oppose Proposition 10. An additional three PACs formed to oppose the ballot initiative. Together, the five committees had raised a combined $64.32 million. The largest contributors included the California Association of RealtorsIssues Mobolization PAC ($8.00 million), Blackstone Property Partners, L.P. and affiliated holdings ($5.00 million), and Western National Group CEO Michael K. Hayde ($4.76 million). Both Tom Bannon, CEO of CAA, and Larry Cannizzaro, president of CalRHA, said their groups’ opposition is about private investment in rental housing, among other issues. Proposition 10, according to Bannon and Cannizzaro, would make the state’s housing crisis worse because rent control would discourage investment.[18][19]

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California Proposition 5, Property Tax Transfer Initiative (2018)

What changes would this ballot initiative make to state law?

Beginning on January 1, 2019, Proposition 5 would allow homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer the tax-assessed value from their prior home to their new home, no matter (a) the new home’s market value; (b) the new home’s location in the state; or (c) the number of moves.[1] As of 2018, homebuyers over 55 years of age were eligible to transfer their tax assessments from their prior home to their new home if the new home’s market value is equal to or less than the prior home’s value and once in their lifetimes. Furthermore, counties, not the state, decide whether tax assessments can be transferred across county lines.[2]

If the new home is a different value than the prior home, the initiative would allow for an adjusted value between the old and new values.[1] If the new home has a higher market value then the prior home, the assessed value would be adjusted upward. If the new home has a lower market value then the prior home, the assessed value would be adjusted downward. The formulas for the adjustments would as follows:[2]

Upward adjustment: (assessed value of their prior home) + [(the new home’s market value) – (the prior home’s market value)] Example: An individual sold her house for $500,000. The house had a tax-assessed value of $75,000. She bought a new house for $800,000. The tax-assessed value of the new house would be ($75,000) + [($800,000)-($500,000)] = $375,000.

Downward adjustment: (assessed value of their prior home) × [(the new home’s market value) ÷ (the prior home’s market value)] Example: An individual sold his house for $500,000. The house had a tax-assessed value of $75,000. He bought a new house for $300,000. The tax-assessed value of the new house would be ($75,000) × [($300,000) ÷ ($500,000)] = $45,000.

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Santa Monica ballot measure would make it tougher to develop taller buildings

Developing tall and dense buildings in Santa Monica will get tougher if voters approve a Nov. 6 local ballot measure.

While many will be fixed on the outcome of the statewide Proposition 10 rent control measure, Santa Monica’s referendum could have an immiediate impact on development.

Called Measure SM, it would require developers who want to exceed height and density limits in the seaside city to get the support of five of seven City Council members, instead of just four, according to Curbed.

Santa Monica is already a tough place to develop large projects. The city approvals process can drag on, like it has at the Miramar Hotel, which the owner has been trying to redevelop for five years. 

Many previous high-profile projects in Santa Monica have usually received the support earned of just four council members, said Council member Kevin McKeown, who co-sponsored the measure and is seeking re-election.

If Measure SM is approved, those same projects would have been rejected.

“Measure SM eliminates those squeakers that previously got through on the barest majority vote,” he said, according to Curbed. “It is significantly more difficult for a developer to earn that fifth vote to go beyond our adopted plans.”

The measure has exceptions for 100 percent affordable projects and projects on school district properties.

Developments that have already been proposed would not be affected. [Curbed] – Dennis Lynch 

Beverly Hills Event | October 14, 2018

Join Marc Anthony at the top of San Ysidro on Summitridge Drive Sunday, October 14, 2018, to discuss the local real estate market and experience a tranquil view.

The property is situated in an extremely desirable area near Beverly Park and Highridge Drive located at 2175 Summitridge Drive.

Live above the stars directly next to Beverly Park, home to the world’s most famous celebrities where properties range from 30 to 165 million dollars. Enjoy world-class five-star luxury living with awe-inspiring 360° panoramic views in a very private setting.

The grand entrance with dramatic spiral staircase leads to the wood-beamed great room and entertainment deck with infinity edge pool, spa, and fire pit. The huge entertainment center with wine cellar, massage area, and steam room is directly adjacent to the 8-car garage finished to showcase and pamper your automobile collection. The incredible master suite with lavish bathroom, balcony with outdoor fireplace and envious closet with private dressing room will delight the most discerning buyer and the state-of-the-art Control 4 home automation system, 5 zone climate control and elevator provide next level conveniences.

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Downtown Los Angeles – The Heart of the City of Angels

More than 1,500 years ago, when the Tongva people established settlements in the Los Angeles basin, their main village, Yang-Na, was right in the heart of today’s Downtown Los Angeles, near City Hall. By the late 18th century, there were Spanish settlements near the river known as Rio de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula (River of Our Lady Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula) and in 1781 Felipe de Neve, the Governor of Spanish California, named the Mexican settlement El Pueblo Sobre el Rio de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula. Before long, it was simply Los Angeles.

With a population of 141 in 1841, Los Angeles experienced its first boom in 1842 with the discovery of gold at Placerita Canyon. By 1850, the city was incorporated and California became a state. As expansion continued nearly unabated in all directions, Los Angeles became a hub of oil production, rail transportation, roads and agriculture. And with those thriving industries came a population hungry for education, entertainment, recreation and all the cultural landmarks for which the city is today renowned worldwide. By 1890, the population was 50,000; ten years later it had more than doubled and by 1910 it stood at more than 319,000. It topped a million in 1924; in 2014 the estimated population was 3.9 million.

Today, Downtown Los Angeles is a thriving and vibrant community where classic low-rise structures, such as the Library, are preserved, while dazzling new architecture attracts attention from around the world. With districts known for their cultural or merchandise history – fashion, financial, seafood, toys, gallery row, jewelry, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, and so on – Downtown is known for its museums, restaurants, performance venues and its metropolitan appeal to a growing number of residents.

Since 2000, the Downtown resident population has doubled, with 2014 estimates at 52,400 and 5,200 residential units under construction. From restored warehouses to luxury lofts, Downtown living confirms what Randy Newman said back in 1983: “I Love L.A.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Partners with the Breeders’ Cup

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced its partnership with the Breeders’ Cup as a corporate sponsor and host of various events from Monday, Oct. 30 through the final race Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Del Mar Racetrack. The partnership is expected to continue into the 2019 or 2020 Breeders’ Cup in San Diego. Thirty-three years and 306 Champions later, the Breeders’ Cup has charged to the front of the worldwide racing stage and transcended the sport itself. Held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. last year, this will be the first time the Breeders’ Cup is held in San Diego County. The two main racing events will be Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4.

“The Breeders’ Cup, like Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, is known as the epitome of luxury around the world, and we are so happy to partner with them on our home turf of San Diego,” said Jamie Duran, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Orange County, Riverside County and San Diego Companies. “We are excited to be part of this amazing event and play host to the experience of both international and local travelers. There is so much San Diego has to offer, and we are ready to point them in the right direction.”

At last year’s Breeders’ Cup, more than $6 million was raised in admission alone with approximately 72,000 people in attendance. This year, that amount more than doubled with more than $15 million dollars raised in admission alone with 37,500 spots sold. The event is expected to have an approximately $60 million impact on the San Diego County economy by its completion. Approximately 70 percent of the attendees will be international travelers.

“Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and Breeders’ Cup are synonymous with being best in class in their respective industries,” said Martin Correia, a luxury property specialist affiliated with the La Jolla office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “We are honored to be a part of such an experience.”

During the week, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage affiliate agents will be present at the Breeders’ Cup Hospitality Lounges in participating hotels, offering event details, answering inquiries and arranging tours of luxury homes currently on the market.

Various public events including the Best at the Barn, a food tasting event Thursday, Nov. 2, and the main Breeders’ Cup events, will be heavily attended by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage affiliate agents. The brokerage also will host a Friday night event in Del Mar where a new Aston Martin convertible that has never been shown in the U.S. will be unveiled and guests will enjoy food provided by Chef Brian Malarkey. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will also have a presence at various other private events including the Taste of the World event at the Birch Aquarium where guests will try cuisine by various chefs invited by Chef Bobby Flay, the Jocktail event where jockeys will make cocktails, as well as the private jockeys and owners breakfasts throughout the week made by Chef Bobby Flay. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage also sponsored a hole at the golf tournament being hosted at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.

The 5 Advantages to Buying a Ranch Home

With so many choices to make during the real estate process, it can be difficult to decide which style house to choose.  The more specific your home search criteria is, the better.  Narrow down and focus on exactly what you’re looking to purchase. The ranch house is becoming more and more popular as homebuyers are planning for their future.

Here are 5 advantages to purchasing a ranch-style house this year.

  • Ranch homes are cozier. Typically they’re not as large as our favorite and still popular mini-mansions, ranch homes are much more intimate.   The ranch-style became a popular design choice after World War II during suburban sprawl and then faded from popularity during the late 1970s.  The floor plans of the ranch-style homes usually have more interior partition walls that divide and define space.
  • A ranch home will allow you to age in place.  Eating healthy helps slow the aging process but certainly does not reverse the aging process.  We all must face the fact that we’re not getting any younger.  Senior living communities have become a specialty for builders and ranch homes are becoming more popular among home buyers.  Ranch homes make accessibility a little bit easier and you wont have to dish out a small fortune on a brand new residential elevator.  Consider a ranch home and pay special attention to the widths of hallways and interior-exterior transitions.
  • If you want a home with the most indoor-outdoor potential, consider choosing a ranch home.  Ranch homes are great for sprawling horizontally and enhance the occupants experience through open floor plans.  Small additions can be a little less intimidating.
  • Ranch homes are more adaptable.  Ranch homes have potential.  You can remodel a ranch home to fit your midcentury vibe or adjust it to showcase a more modern twist.  Adding a small addition to your ranch home or repositioning the exterior landscape can help you maximize the potential of your new ranch home.
  • Ranch homes are more charming.  Ranch homes are nostalgic.  Especially to the baby booming and millennial generations.  Millennials have many childhood memories exploring ranch homes.  If that’s not a good reason to own a ranch then what is?

Say goodbye to the over popular modern mini-mansions and consider a midcentury modernized ranch redesigned with a new creative flair.

204 Ashdale Place is open for public viewing Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 from 2-5 PM.  Situated in the beautiful Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles you’ll certainly find yourself at home and full of nostalgic memories.

Enjoy a sweeping view of Los Angeles during the day and the sparkling city lights in the evening.  Offered at $4,999,000 this ranch style home has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, and over 3,700 square feet of living space.  Aside from the awesome views, you’ll enjoy a 40,000+ square foot lot in Brentwood, California.

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Take Sunset Boulevard to North Glenroy Avenue turn left on Ashdale Avenue and finally left on Ashdale Place.  East of the 405 and West of University of California, Los Angeles UCLA. End at 204 Ashdale Place, Los Angeles, California 90049.

Open Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2018, from 2-5 PM.

Architectural History and Unobstructed City Views – The Ennis House Lists For Sale at $23,000,000

The Ennis house is now for sale co-listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Hilton & Hyland.  The buyer will certainly have a tremendous appreciation for architecture and find value in the architectural significance of this property to justify the acquisition.  Known by some as the Ennis-Brown House, it is one of the most well-known architectural masterpieces of the 1920s designed by Frank Loyd Wright.

The Ennis House showcases extraordinary views from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean and exquisite ornamentation you can get lost in.

The Ennis House is currently priced at $23,000,000 as a result of the extensive renovations completed by owner Ronald W. Burkle.  It is the last and final of four similarly designed interlocking textile block residences around Los Angeles including La Miniatura in Pasadena, The Storer Residence, and The Freeman House in the Hollywood Hills.  The textile blocks were inspired by Maya Temples and the style, therefore, referred to by some as Mayan Revival architecture.  The Ennis House can be interestingly compared and contrasted with The Aline Barnsdall Hollyhock House in Hollywood.

The interlocking concrete blocks were created from decomposed granite on site and can be explored inside and outside of the home.

Offered at $23,000,000 this work of art comes fully furnished.  Similar to many of Wright’s commissions, the furniture is thoughtfully incorporated into the design and enhances the overall experience for its occupants.

Frank Loyd Wright designed the Ennis House in 1923, it was then constructed by his son Loyd Wright in 1924.  Because of original high costs, Charles Ennis and his wife Mabel, managed the building process themselves late during construction.  After taking over they may have deviated from Wright’s original design.

The house was eventually transferred to John Nesbitt who hired Wright to renovate the property in the 1940s.  Wright converted a basement storage area into a billiards room and designed a swimming pool at the north terrace.  Views from the terraces extend unobstructed from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean.

Not interested in purchasing at the $23,000,000 asking price?  That’s okay, Marc Anthony Davila encourages you just to make your best offer.  Before the most recent renovation, it was sold in 2011 for $4,500,000.  When it was listed in 2009, the original list price was set at $15,000,000. Huge price reductions followed and as the final price was recorded at $4,500,000.

If you would like to discuss purchasing The Ennis House with Marc Anthony Davila, be sure to ask about a possible deed restriction that allows the public to view the property for 12 days each year.

The Ennis House was included on a historic preservation list in 2005 listing it as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Places.  Heavy rains and the Northridge earthquake may have damaged the property over the years before its most recent renovation.  The unique textile block design may have had structural instability even before its completion.

In addition to the homes great architectural history, it has been featured in many movies such as Blade Runner (1982), Rush Hour (1998), The Karate Kid Part III (1989), and many many more including Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003).

To schedule your confidential and private showing contact Marc Anthony Davila.

Marc Anthony Davila is not a structural engineer.  All opinions made in this article are not the representation of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage or Marc Anthony Davila.  Each buyer is advised to complete their own independent investigation when purchasing any property and consult directly with a licensed structural engineer and/or home inspector when purchasing and/or making offers on a property.

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The Ennis House is offered at $23,000,000 with 4 bedroom and 3-½ baths.  Unobstructed city views from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean.

A 5,000+ SF RESIDENCE WITH GUEST HOUSE | 35,000+ SF LOT

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Five Room Accents That Home Buyers Love

Sometimes it’s the minor details that make a major impact.

During an open house or showing, potential home buyers are already picturing your home minus the furniture, artwork and other accessories when they check out your digs. They’ll also be making a mental note of the decorative elements that will stay behind once you move out. Room accents – particularly those that give you the biggest bang for your buck – might be worth considering if you’re planning to remodel before putting your house on the market.

Molding

Used smartly and creatively, molding not only hides little imperfections and seams, it also adds a clean, finishing touch. Whether we’re talking crown, band, dentil or otherwise, and no matter if it’s capping the walls, rimming the baseboards or framing the windows, molding is a relatively inexpensive feature that quickly and easily adds a real sense of elegance to a space.

Ceiling Paint

Paint is a favorite among a decorator’s “transformer” tools, with the ability to create a completely different mood with minimal effort. Applying it to a surface not often considered – the ceiling – can be a real game changer. Just as color on the walls can make a room seem warmer, more cheerful or cozier, certain hues overhead echo those same outcomes. Going just one shade lighter than the walls produces a homey, enveloping atmosphere, while selecting a very dark paint has perhaps an unexpected effect, making the ceiling feel high and wide open to the sky.

Shiplap

The interlocking wooden boards known as shiplap are more than just a passing trend, they’re versatile decorating components that work just as well in a powder room, kitchen or outside gathering space. Even when used sparingly, maybe as a backsplash or above a fireplace, this detail can be powerful. Different vibes – it’s not just for countrifying a room! –  can be achieved by painting it or even staining it to highlight the rich colors and natural grain.

Wainscoting

The dramatic effect of wainscoting is undeniable – it’s attractive, chic and elegant. Maybe surprisingly, in its earliest days, its purpose was to protect the lower portion of the wall (like a chair rail) and provide extra insulation from the cold. From such practicality sprung this beautiful feature that can literally transform a dining area or a family room into a stylish, sophisticated-looking space.

Exposed Elements

Take advantage of existing structural aspects, such as brick walls and wooden ceiling beams, to inject a bit of personality. Drawing attention to them can complement any décor, from traditional to modern, whether accented with a coat of eye-catching paint or spotlighted by stripping them down to the bare basics.

When you’re prepping your house for home shoppers, find ways to incorporate a real wow factor that will make a lasting impression. With thoughtful consideration and just the right touches, you can make your property stand out from the others they’ll encounter during their Sunday afternoon browse.

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UPPER BEL AIR MODERN PRICED TO SELL

Modern – White, Light, & Bright Open House July 8, 2018, 2 – 5 PM

Extremely desirable home in the 90077 reduced in price this week from $3,595,000 to $3,195,000.  Indoor outdoor living style with an oversized pool and spacious deck.  This home owns a private feeling as it is securely gated and beautifully landscaped.

The floor plan is open.  Your guests will enjoy an expansive view through windows out to the landscaped courtyard and canyon.  The living, family, and dining rooms also overlook the canyon from the inside.  Beautiful wildlife in the highly sought after area of Bel Air can be seen daily.  Many multimillion-dollar homes nearby.

Two large bedrooms with nice closets each have their own private bathrooms.  In addition, the master bedroom boasts its own indoor-outdoor living style.

Extremely modern colors and design throughout plus consistency in design.  This home is well crafted and exactly what many sophisticated homebuyers are seeking today.  Professional craftsmanship and attention to detail all over the house.  The builder has organized every color and material type in a booklet for your convenience.

This rare private find feels simply spectacular inside and out. It flows beautifully for everyday living and large entertaining.  The huge $400,000 price reduction could bring this home into multiple offers quickly.  The real estate market is active.  Do not pass up considering this opportunity if you are in the market to buy a home in Bel Air.

Visit the open house on Sunday, July 8, 2018, from 2 – 5 PM at 10486 Sandal Lane.

Contact Marc Anthony Davila at MarcAnthony.Co to see other modern homes for sale.

For more information or to schedule your private showing at 10486 Sandal Lane Bel Air, California 90077 visit Marc Anthony’s Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage web page or text (323) 524-8330

Take Sunset Drive to Bel Air Road.  Continue all the way up Bel Air Road and turn right onto Sandal Lane.

Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America!

It’s time to start making your Independence Day plans, so check out some of these terrific ideas for celebrating actively and locally. From parade excitement and community festivals to the bright, bursting, traditional fireworks finish to the day, there is plenty to see, do and participate in – all around town.



Los Angeles

No matter how you choose to spend this special, it’s important to appreciate the friends and family around you, as well as the freedoms we all enjoy as citizens of the good old U.S. of A.

So this Fourth of July, make some fun plans, fly your flags proudly and take a moment to wish Lady Liberty a very happy birthday!

For Sale: 4 Tips for Getting Your Home off the Market Quickly

Do you have a home to sell? Are you ready to get the selling process over with quickly? Visit MarcAnthony.Co to get a jump start on the competition. There is no better time than now! Here are four top tips for getting your house ready to list for a ton of interest and potential bids:

Give Your Yard Attention

Cleaning up your yard and making it look welcoming will do two things for sellers: First, a beautiful yard that is free of cracks and weeds will attract more potential buyers; second, curb appeal can add as much as 5 percent value to your home.

Paint Inside and Out

Buyers want to see a fresh, clean space when they visit your home. By painting inside and out, you have the chance to apply a neutral tone throughout the home. New wall coverings mean no fingerprints or smudges—and with new paint, there are no nail holes to hide.

Price Your Home Intelligently

The right sales price for your home is often the best way to sell your home quickly. If priced too high, you may scare buyers away before they even come to an open house, but, if priced too low, you may lose out on money.

Depersonalize the Space

Buyers want to look at a home as if they are moving in. When you leave pet toys or your children’s clothes laying around, people see “you” in the home. By removing everything that’s personal, you can make way to stage the home.

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34 OPEN HOUSES IN VENICE

There are 34 open houses in Venice this Sunday, June 24th.  The properties range from $975,000 to $6,495,000 and have been listed for sale no longer than 113 days.  The average days on market for this group of active listings is 38 days.

For a full list of active properties in Venice contact Marc Anthony Davila at MarcAnthony.Co

If you would like to know what your home is worth in Venice call (323) 524-8330

Visit an open house this weekend or contact Marc Anthony for a private showing at any property.

Sunday open houses in Venice:

1519 VENICE

2344 ABBOT KINNEY

1018 MARCO PL

631 SUNSET AVE

2408 CLOY AVE

2412 CLEMENT AVE

1109 LAKE ST

669 WASHINGTON

905 LUCILLE AVE

1141 CABRILLO AVE

661 MILDRED AVE

2504 OCEAN AVE

1102 GRANT AVE

744 BROOKS AVE

2328 OCEAN AVE

1136 ROSE AVE

1061 NOWITA PL

520 ALTAIR PL

742 BROOKS AVE

1503 CABRILLO AVE

2823 CLUNE AVE

417 SUNSET AVE #1/2

1309 PALMS

304 GRAND

1090 PALMS BLVD

255 HORIZON AVE

917 VICTORIA AVE

910 DICKSON ST

804 CALIFORNIA AVE

2415 EASTERN CANAL

438 HOWLAND CANAL

1127 VICTORIA AVE

632 BROOKS AVE

2919 SANBORN AVE

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