Culver City, CA Real Estate News

By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
Homownership Programs (edit/delete)Homeownership Programs !TeachersCal STRS Home Loan: California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) participants can use the CalSTRS Home Loan Program to refinance their existing home loan or to buy a new home.Teacher Next Door Program: Teacher Next Door program offers HUD-owned, single family homes located in designated revitalization areas, to teachers at a 50 percent discount. This program will benefit teachers, the children they educate and the communities they serve. HUD also provides law enforcement officers, teachers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians with the opportunity to purchase homes located in revitalization areas at significant discount.Purchasers must be employed as a full-time law enforcement officer, teacher, fire...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
Is Real Estate a Good Investment? when approached correctly, real estate can be an incredible investment, but it can’t be approached haphazardly. It’s an investment like any other. Some people have made quite a bit of easy money in real estate during market booms,others ..no so much. Some things to consider when looking at Real Estate as an investment   Investments are rated by three main criteria Liquidity (can you get your cash out easity) Safety (how easy it is to lose your cash) Rate of Return (what will you make off your cash, as compared to putting it into the bank) You won't find all three in any one investment. Investments that might offer a high rate of return, are usually low in safety! While very safe investments will not be liquid and have a lower rate of return. Leverage us...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
Culver City Car Show Saturday, May 7thCulver City Car ShowSaturday, May 7, 20119AM-3PM400+ Classic Cars & Hot Rods Food, Music, Vendors & More!Come to Downtown Culver City for the Seventh Annual Cruisin' Back to Culver City Car Show on May 7, 2011! 100's of classic cars and hot rods from all across California will be on display, as well as great exhibitors and vendors. George Barris, car customizer extraordinaire, creator of the Batmobile, the Munsters' Koach, the Beverly Hillbillies' jalopy and so many more great vehicles from the Movies & TV, is coming back to his roots in Culver City! Some of his great creations will be on display alongside great classic cars & hot rods from all across California! On Culver & Washington between Duquesne & InceFor More Information Call 310-499-4840www...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
Homeownership Programs ! Teachers Cal STRS Home Loan: California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) participants can use the CalSTRS Home Loan Program to refinance their existing home loan or to buy a new home. Teacher Next Door Program: Teacher Next Door program offers HUD-owned, single family homes located in designated revitalization areas, to teachers at a 50 percent discount. This program will benefit teachers, the children they educate and the communities they serve.   HUD also provides law enforcement officers, teachers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians with the opportunity to purchase homes located in revitalization areas at significant discount. Purchasers must be employed as a full-time law enforcement officer, teacher, firefighter, or emergency medical...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
Hot New Kitchen Trends -(courtesy Ortner) Update your kitchen with some of the hottest interior decorating trends. Kitchens are a tricky room to update or decorate because it can be outrageously expensive getting new counter tops, flooring, appliances and accessories. But not all kitchen decorating projects need to be all-inclusive. Approach a kitchen decorating project with a reasonable budget and a good foundation of knowledge in kitchen trends. Knowing what is cutting edge trendy versus last year's trendy can stretch a kitchen decorating budget much further and keep the kitchen looking fresh and new much longer. Kitchen Color TrendsGrey is really gaining popularity in kitchens. For decades brown was the neutral for kitchen cabinets and often expressed in different woods but a pickled...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
There are currently 50 homes for sale in Culver City.   Dorene Slavitz   **Email for More Pictures or Information   Dorene.Slavitz@coldwellbanker.com   (310)305-4264 or (213) 705-4270 lic#01825570   Last Run: 03/23/2011 at 1:13:43 PM   Status: Active Areas: (28) Culver City Active   PH S AR ADDRESS LP BR BA SF LSZ YB MAP LD ST DATE MLS DOC(S)     1. 12  A  28 4837 BELOIT AVE $450,000 3 1.00 1,367 5,100 1947 672/F4 03/14/11 03/14/11   1 2. 10  A  28 5159 Inglewood $429,900 2 1.00 0   1958 672/F6 01/04/11 01/04/11     2 3. 11  A  28 11829 JEFFERSON BLVD $425,000 2 2.00 950 2,482 1953 672/F6 02/28/11 02/28/11   3 4. 1  A  28 11343 UTOPIA AVE $404,000 2 1.00 905 8,088 1950 672/F5 11/23/10 11/23/10   4 5. 2  A  28 5169 Inglewood Boulevard $350,000 2 2.00 773 2,500 1953 03/16/11 03/16/11     ...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
Venice Garden and Home tour, in association with the Neighborhood Youth Association and Las Doradas Childrens Center of Venice Will feature some 30 Gardens and Lovely Homes in Venice that showcase the Unique and inspired spaces that have been created by the area's talented Hardscape, Building Architects and Landscape Architects. The Tour Date is Saurday May 7,2011 from 10-5 Starting at 804 Broadway @ Pleasant View in Venice. To Participate contact barbab/events:(310)821-1857 or barbara@venicegardentour.org Online ticket information at www.venicegardentour.org. Come and join us for what will be a very enjoyable day in Venice!
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
A few Steps to prepare your home for Sale. De-Personalize.  Buyers can't see past your family photos and personal items, and you don't want them to be distracted! You want buyers to imagine their own photos on the walls. "  You want buyers to say, "I can see myself living here, and I can imagine my furniture..my  friends enjoying this home." De-Clutter and Organize!  We collect an amazing quantity of  "lovely and necessary items."  Some of our family members are collectors of toys, stamps, magazines and more! But if your collectable   has not been used in a year, you can probably do without it. Consider donating to your favorite  charity . The remainder can be boxed up and stored for your move. Remove all books from bookcases. Pack up knickknacks and clean off kitchen counters. Hang shi...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
The City of Culver City along with the AQMD (Air Quality Management District) are co-sponsoring a project to add trees to Culver City Park areas. They are using trees native to California such as Oak, Pine and Sycamores. AQMD has establlished this partnership in order to assist local cities in building healthy urban forrests all across Southern California. Trees Provide Oxygen Control Noise Pollution Provide Windbreaks Shelter for Wildlife Food for Wildlife Slow storm water runoff Clean the soil Provide Shade and Cool Community members are invited to attend the March 1, 2011 meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Commission to view the conceptual plans for the Culver City Tree Planting Partnership Project.  The Project is cosponsored by the City of Culver City an...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Food Trucks, what's the Buzz? It was not that many years ago when you wanted to eat from a Food Truck it was considered "not cool", "gross", "tacky" and many other negative descriptions that were correlated to eating from a Food Truck. Wow, we have a come a long way in a short amount of time. Now food trucks a Tricked-out, colorful Marketing Billboards and mobile source of good food. The Trendiest Restaurants have caught on to this new way to capture the Cool, Trendy and Hungry citizenry. Now there is Quality, variety and limitless choices. New York City lists their favorite 25 Trucks, Los Angeles brags about their top 7 Trucks. Everyone is catching on thanks to    http://www.Twitter.com/  and the World Wide Web One night I was watching on one of the Food Networks a show about "unusual ...
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By Annie Pinsker-Brown, Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager
(Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging)
As a professional home stager based in Culver City, I was recently asked to stage this adorable Culver City home. The owner had been renting it out for a year and was now ready to sell it and relocate to Northern California. There was some touchup painting to be done, as well as replacing kitchen cabinet hardware and removing overgrown trees and a chain link fence that blocked the view of the house from the street. Then we got to work furnishing the home with buyers in mind. Click here to check out the photos of the finished product! 4733 Marshall Dr., Culver City CA 90230 $639,000 Listed by Todd Miller, Keller Williams Santa Monica Hidden behind mature trees this 3-bedroom home offers hardwood floors, updated bathrooms and a nice master suite. The backyard has a large grass yard & pati...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
KNOWING THE ROPES   Once you have determined you would like to buy property in a certain area, I would recommend you visit Open Houses and visit with the agents holding the home open to visitors. This is a good way to casually interview a Buyer Agent for your purchase. You may also visit consumer sites such as Trulia.com or Zillow.com and read over the information on realtors who serve your area. You will then call the agents and speak to them about your plans. You can also set up appointments to meet with them to discuss your needs and to see if you have good rapport with them. Not all agents enjoy working with buyers, and some are not patient with first time homebuyers, so it pays to ask. Once you have an appointment set up, it is an ideal time to arrange financing. An excellent buye...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
Week 1: Effective Heating and Cooling Water Heaters: On demand water heaters (Tankless) eliminate the need for a tank of hot water to be kept heated at all times, plus a solar water heater on the roof. Every day you get about 40 gallons of hot water for free. Tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand at a preset temperature rather than storing it, which reduces or eliminates standby losses. Replacing an electric water heater with a solar model can reduce costs by up to 80 percent a year, and over the 20-year lifespan of the appliance will prevent more than 50 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Tankless water heaters also minimize piping and reduce standby heat loss. Water in the system is preheated by a solar thermal system on the roof of the house. The photovoltaic system can a...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
We are ready to make an offer: How much did the Seller pay for this Property?Just recently I was asked by a first time buyer this question.  Great question if you are curious or if you want to know if the seller is underwater due to higher loan to current value. If you know the answer to this question you can make a better offer and get an understanding of what to potentially expect as far as upcoming negotiations. I also think the next question that needs to be answered at the same time is what are the recent sales comparable to the subject property we are about to make an offer. I also find it is important to see what the active inventory is as well. Keeping in mind, when this question was raised, my buyers already had the answer to the Active as well as the Sold properties.  What I h...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
  The Culver City Symphony Orchestra presents:   Women, American composers,...American Beat This concert is part of the orchestra's American Beat series in which an American orchestra performs music of American composers. It is also a historic perspective of works by Women composers from the turn of last century, to the mid-century and late 20th Century; to contemporary composers.The concert is Saturday, January 29, 2011, 8:00P.M., at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City; at the corner of Culver Boulevard and Overland Avenue. Free parking is available. This concert is under the direction of its Conductor-Frank Fetta. For concert information please visit our web site: www.culvercitysymphony.org or call 310-717-5500 or send an e-mail to info@culvercitysymphony....
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By Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services
(Home Jane Realty)
If you are looking at Culver City real estate with an eye to buying a home, or you are thinking of selling your home in Culver City, you are probably wondering how the housing market did in 2010. Culver City still remains a desirable place to live.  It is an artistic community with an ever growing number of restaurants opening.  And the metro line in phase one of constructions, slated to carry passengers from downtown to Santa Monica, is only going to increase the housing values in the area. Culver City real estate still remains affordable, and if you have any interest in income property, Culver City does not have rent control! So how did Culver City real estate do in 2010? The Culver City single family housing market remains very strong.  Inventory is fairly low, average days on the ma...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
PROJECT INFORMATION   Project Status Update Open House for the West End Corridor of the Expo Light Rail Line. At this meeting we will update you on construction progress and inform you of upcoming construction activities.Please join us: Thursday, November 18, 20106:30 - 8:00 pmCulver City Senior Center4095 Overland AvenueCulver City, CA 90232(On-site free parking is available) Click here to view the invitation.   24-Hour Construction Hotline: (213) 922-3976Note: Please leave a message and your contact information and someone will get back to you. In case of emergency, please contact Angela Winston at (213) 568-5311.     Expo Construction Notice: Temporary Full Closure of Washington BoulevardWhat:    Temporary full closure of Washington Boulevard west of National Boulevard in Culver City...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
ADOPT A FAMILY FOR THE HOLIDAYS MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE FOR 150 CHILDREN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Please join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles as we provide 57 deserving families with a holiday they will never forget! Just $250 will sponsor a family BUT any amount will help. Your contribution will see to it that our partner families and their children will experience the blessings and magic of the holidays.   You will not just be giving money but a gift that someone can unwrap with their families.    HERE IS HOW YOU CAN GIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLIDAYS TO FAMILIES IN NEED:    ·        Adopt a family with a donation of $250. ·        Contribute a monetary donation of any amount  or an in-kind donation such as a gift card that will go towards adopting a family. ·        Fundraise with y...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
  WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL? A real estate appraisal is an estimate of value that comes  from a state licensed or certified real estate appraiser. The time an appraiser is at your property depends upon the size, complexity and construction of the structure. A small property can take only a short time to photograph, measure and determine condition and aging of the dwelling, or a larger property can take a much longer time to complete the same task. Many things will be taken into consideration by the appraiser when giving an opinion of value. Once the property has been inspected and evaluated, it is then that the appraisal process begins. Research into market areas, analysis of property information, comparison of data, the appraiser's personal knowledge and experience, location, age of buildin...
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By Dorene Slavitz, Experienced. Ethical. Outstanding Results!
(Residential & Commercial Real Estate)
Did you know...   Architects have been voted the sexiest male professionals in a survey of women's ideal partners. The survey, conducted by the introduction agency Drawing Down the Moon, found that women favored architects "due to the esteem associated with the profession". Architects are seen as being "balanced and rounded individuals who combine a creative approach with a caring, thoughtful disposition", the survey found. It concluded: "Their ability to cope with pressure of work in a relaxed manner was also deemed to be a significant plus."   Male architects beat stockbrokers, doctors, and film directors on the top spot.   Architectural Terms Banding Different materials, colours or textures used in horizontal bands along a wall.     Bargeboard Bargeboard was used in early English wo...
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