Beverly Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
When you can only eat soft food: How about baked  Mediterranean Ricotta Muffins? Diane had some serious Dental work done and can only eat soft stuff.  Well I decided tonight to make Ricotta Muffins. Takes a little prep work but well worth the finished product.I decided to do two types of Mediterranean Ricotta Muffins: small and large. Well see for yourself.Ingredients:    2 cups of ricotta cheese                           4 eggs                           3+/- sun-dried tomatoes in oil (chopped)                            2 tsp. capers         (chopped)                            2 table spoon of black olives   (chopped)                            butter to grease the muffin trays  or muffin papers I prefer butter     I do not use salt or pepper so use as you like... I do not use hot sau...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Happy Wednesday: It is National Wine Day! Raise a glass to celebrate this great day. In our household every day is National Wine Day😉! Now if you  are not a Wine drinker maybe it is a good day to start becoming one😆!Since it is National Wine Day have a glass or two, just remember it is Wednesday and you might have more work to do on Thursday:)))))))Just to be clear I love who ever came up with this idea, I am sure more people will be having a glass of wine today. Keep in mind it does not matter if you drink white, rose or red. Just Celebrate it!  Be careful do not celebrate too much if you have to drive or get up early tomorrow. Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverl...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Congratulations to the West Point  Class of 2022 aka, USMA Graduates.  That is the United States Military Academy Graduates of 2022. Now you are Second Lieutenants in the United States Army!I remember always wanting to get out into "the real world" well now you got your wish CONGRATULATIONS! The hard part just begins. How appropriate that Graduation was on Armed Forces Day!!Wishing you success in your Military Career and your future endeavors! Hard to believe time flies you will be looking back and 45 years just flew by. Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are loo...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
What are the root causes of inflation and how does it relate to Real Estate? No, this is not a political post; rather it is my attempt at a simplified explanation of what causes “inflation” and how it effects the Real Estate Market. The post was inspired by many people asking my thoughts on what will happen to the Real Estate Market. Not wanting to give an off the cuff answer that I do not have a crystal ball, I thought a more beneficial look would be to write this post.We all see it at the gas pumps, the grocery stores and the list goes on and on. So, how does “Inflation” relate in terms of real estate? Milton Friedman explained it years ago when he said “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase i...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
This question was asked by one of my  potential land buyers: Should  I  be buying Land in the greater Los Angeles area, or  should I be buying  land in the Metaverse? I hear there is a huge  real estate boom in the Metaverse.  What should I do?  My answer was not what you would expect: There are risks and rewards for both.Call me old fashioned, someone who has been around a long time. I prefer to buy something tangible, such as a vacant lot in the greater Los Angeles area. I remember when people were buying land on the Moon. Seriously, I was a young kid, and I just scratched my head, and  I did not think it was a good idea. This is the same view I have  today of buying land in the Metaverse.Now, just to be clear, every person who bought land in Los Angeles twenty-five years ago and eith...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
This post was inspired by Kathy Streib  & Carol Williams   the two hosts of this  Active Rain Challenge to get to know us better. I decided to participate when I read Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  post.Those  of you who read my  posts consistently, know  that I am an 'open book'. Now with that said not sure how much more you might learn about me, but here it goes anyway. If you found something 'new about me that you did not know' enjoy and feel free to comment : 1. What was your first job and what did you learn from it? I was in eight grade grammar school, on Saturdays I worked as a factory cleaner for four hours. I learned that I would rather be the best student and never have to do manual labor for a living. Thank you, mom, for helping me get my first job. How long have yo...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Top One Hundred for Transactions: Berkshire Hathaway 1st Qtr. 2022 Los Angeles, Orange & Santa Barbara Counties. I am so thrilled, it was barely two weeks ago when Berkshire Hathaway announced the Top One Hundred for Transactions for the 2021 year.Here I am starting out the year strong, thank you to all my clients who helped me achieve this milestone.If you are looking for a Relocations Specialist who is fluent in German & Hungarian to name a few languages, please reach out to me.  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Re...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
A Market snap shot for Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Seldom do I write Market Snap Shots. Now with that said I have been asked more than the usual times: How is the Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Market doing?My favorite platform is Altos Research to get up to date information,  or the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)  Statistics. Keep in mind the information from Altos includes 'off market' transactions too, hence it gives a better picture than just the MLS statistics.So with that said:   Sun May 01 2022This week the median list price for Beverly Hills, CA 90210 is $13,700,000 with the market action index hovering around 33. This is an increase over last month's market action index of 32. Inventory has increased to 122.Market Action IndexThis answers “How’s the Market?” by comparing rate of sales ve...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
2811 Benedict Canyon Dr. Beverly Hills, CA. 90210: Back on the Market... one persons loss will become someone's NEW OPPORTUNITY!!!Directions : South of Mulholland Drive head to Benedict Canyon Dr. Property is on the west side of the street, just before Tennis Court Row!Remarks : Here is truly a fantastic opportunity to buy 1.46 acres of land in the coveted 90210 zip code. This is a panoramic view lot in BHPO not only overlooking, but walking distance to Tennis Court Row. The opportunity to build a view home for resale or for someone who wants to call the coveted 90210 zip code their home. Just minutes to Downtown Beverly Hills shops restaurants and entertainment. The land is varied with uphill and even a flat part too. Bring your Architect. This fantastic parcel of land falls under Los ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CA Properties published  the Top 100 Agents for Transactions in Los Angels/Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties. Now with that said I have been honored to be on this list. Not every Year do I have such honors or should I say Bragging Rights:) I am grateful for all my clients who helped me get on this list. Thank you!  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
If you are looking for a great Beverly Hills Realtor, I have good news for you, I have just renewed my license and you can have the pleasure of working with me for All Your Real Estate Needs! Should that be vacant land, should that be a Single Family or a Duplex to sell, I am your go to Realtor. On a side note I sell Condominiums too.  Now if you have referrals I would be honored to represent your clients. If you need recommendations I have many Referral agents who would be happy to confirm that they made the right decision reaching out to me.  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Another Five Star Review For Endre Barath, Jr.  The Beverly Hills Land Man   Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, 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 ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Observation on the current Los Angeles Real Estate Market by Endre Barath, Jr. a Beverly Hills Realtor. As the first week of March comes to an end, we can certainly say there are a great number of distracting events taking place.  The war in Ukraine is likely first and foremost (or close to it) on most everyone's mind. Let’s keep in mind this is not a war "movie" that will be recognized at the upcoming Golden Globes & Oscars.  This is real and humans and living creatures are being displaced and losing their lives.  This is a very sad catastrophe that somehow could have been prevented.In spite of the world news, ‘how is the real estate market’ is still the question I'm asked as I walk my dog in our neighborhood.  Clearly this remains an important question that affects us locally.  My ans...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Now that Open Houses are back in Los Angeles,  CA allow me to give advice to the potential buyers. Most importantly focus on the home not the agent that is sitting at the open house. If you get approached keep these questions in mind when you talk to the person sitting at the Open House.Often times you learn a few things. Here are some suggestions what to ask and what to focus on. You might discover that it is not the listing agent and just a new ambitious agent that is looking to 'pick up buyers' and if you connect and click with that person it might not be this house but another one that person can represent you.Now if you have an agent that you work with and trust then forget the agent who is sitting on the Open House and tell your agent if you liked the house.... this is just a lot ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
How have my experiences influenced my professional life as raised by Carol Williams  and Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  our co-hosts, here is part two of our February Active Rain Challenge. In case you missed my first post, I include the link here (My life is not a story it is " My Non-Fiction Life"   ) I have always noted my parents had a huge impact on my life.Following graduation from Notre Dame Boys High School in Fairfield, CT, I left home for the first time to attend college in Ypsilanti, MI. As you all can remember, it’s quite an eye-opening experience when you leave home for the first time particularly if you head out of state. After a very structured and disciplined upbringing, here I was at Eastern Michigan University with absolutely no structure and no discipline a...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Accepting Backup Offers:  722 N Museum DR., LOS ANGELES, CA. 90065...In case you did not know it there were four adjacent lots next to each other TWO sold already. Now we are in Escrow on the Third lot. Keep in mind we are still accepting Backup Offers.  Four adjacent lots, they all have street frontage. All active in the MLS, please ask listing agent one for additional details, can be sold together or separately. Build one to four homes. Ideal for someone' dream home site on this fantastic parcel of land which is just a short distance from the metro Gold Line. Surrounded by nature and minutes to all the hotspots on and near Figueroa. Walking distance to Moon Canyon Park. This great opportunity seldom comes available. Here is your opportunity to build this ultra chic home in the hidden ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
“My Non-Fiction Life”, a post inspired by Carol Williams and co hosted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker in order to share a bit about ourselves on Active Rain.As Socrates said:  “The unexamined life is not worth living”.I was born in Communist Hungary, three years before the bloody uprising in which the Soviet Army crushed the Hungarian Freedom Fighters.  Gratefully, my father held a powerful position at a train factory in the sixth largest city in Hungary.  Hence, from an economic and influence status we lived in the top five percent.We had a car which not many could afford in the late 1950’s Communist Hungary.  My father was on a five-year waiting list before the SKODA (made in Czechoslovakia) finally arrived.  My mother had a housekeeper, we dined in good restaurants and t...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
2811 Benedict Canyon Dr. BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210 is still available... in case you missed it. The finished homes are on the market for $9 million to $28 million why not build your fantastic view home on this great lot overlooking tennis court row. Here is truly a fantastic opportunity to buy 1.46 acres of land in the coveted 90210 zip code. This is a panoramic view lot in BHPO not only overlooking, but walking distance to Tennis Court Row. The opportunity to build a view home for resale or for someone who wants to call the coveted 90210 zip code their home. Just minutes to Downtown Beverly Hills shops restaurants and entertainment. The land is varied with uphill and even a flat part too. Bring your Architect. This fantastic parcel of land falls under Los Angeles Building and Safety juris...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Market Report, by Endre Barath, Jr....Currently there are 57 Active listings in Beverly Hills, CA 90210 proper. Amazingly of these listings the highest priced one is on the market for $115,000,000.00 just to be clear that is $115 million. The average price is $21,907,403. The average square feet of these homes is around 8,665 sq. ft.The Active Under contract currently as of this writing consists of 12 listings. The highest priced one is $24,995,000.00The Pending Listings currently there are 6 Pending and the highest priced one is $19,995,000.00.The highest priced Sold  was $24,995,000.00    just to be clear there 42 sold properties and the average Price was $9,515,830.00Beverly Hills is not for the average buyer. One needs to have money, ambition and understand...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
As I did some research for one of my repeat client, I was faced with the question “How can you run a business like this and survive for the long term?”Here’s a bit of background. My buyer is a disabled Afghanistan War Veteran, and many of you know that I have always been partial towards helping Veterans in any way that I can. When we originally worked together it took a great deal of effort to find him a home for a few reasons. Here in the greater Los Angeles area, most sellers would prefer to not sell their homes to a veteran, a primary reason being because VA loans are a bit more stringent than traditional loans and require sellers to fix things before transferring a Grant Deed. Nevertheless, after six months of searching and writing offers, one seller was indeed a true patriot and ch...
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