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2202 Canyonback Road, Brentwood

by halehdolatshahi June 25, 2013 Featured Listings

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in prestigious Canyonback Road.  Dramatic 2 story entry leads into 22 foot high ceiling  living room with a beautiful view of the golf course.   large gourmet kitchen with newer appliances and a great breakfast room.  One bedroom suite / den is down stairs and the other 2 bedrooms are …

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2250 Bowmont Drive, BHPO

by halehdolatshahi June 25, 2013 Featured Listings

Trousdale Estates adjacent. Single level remodeled home with high end finishes and open floor plan in prime Beverly Hills Post Office. Gourmet kitchen with 6 feet of refrigerator and freezer, granite counter tops and more. Master suite consist of his and hers bath and 3 walk-in closets.  Family room opens to a beautiful entertainment backyard …

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Long Isolated Behind a Freeway, Santa Monica’s Civic Center Rejoins Its City

by halehdolatshahi March 28, 2013 Latest News

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — In contrast to many other places in the Los Angelesarea, this small city along the Pacific Ocean has long been easy for pedestrians to navigate — except when it comes to its Civic Center. City Hall, the courthouse and the Civic Auditorium are isolated from the city’s vibrant and walkable downtown, …

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Malibu launches website to share concerns about PCH

by halehdolatshahi September 12, 2012 Latest News

Malibu, in the early stages of exploring how to improve safety on busy Pacific Coast Highway, has launched an interactive website where people may share how they use the highway, identify safety and traffic concerns and propose improvements.

The site allows users to click on icons to show where they see potential conflicts between pedestrians and …

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Beverly Hills Hotels turns 100 !!

by halehdolatshahi September 12, 2012 Latest News

Opened by Hollywood hotelier Margaret Anderson in 1912, the Beverly Hills Hotel brought wealth, glamour, and real estate cachet to what was then an area with six homes and fields of lima beans. Robert S. Anderson, Margaret’s great-grandson and author of The Beverly Hills Hotel: The First 100 Years, shares photos and stories from the …

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Six years after crash, builders of new homes enjoy an upswing

by halehdolatshahi September 10, 2012 Latest News

After six long years, the home-building sector is back in business: sales of newly built residential homes are climbing strongly this year, according to a report by John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

The economists at the Irvine firm highlight 25% growth in year-over-year new home sales, and an increase of 36% from the bottom, which was …

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Work on downtown L.A. apartment high-rise to start in fall

by halehdolatshahi July 12, 2012 Latest News

A $125-million high-rise apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles that was planned before the economic downturn will finally get underway in September, the developer said.
Wood Partners started planning the 22-story project in 2006 but shelved it two years later as the economy stalled, said Brian Hansen, the Atlanta company’s director of development for Southern California.
The …

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Bank coffers swelling with profits from mortgage sales

by halehdolatshahi July 12, 2012 Latest News

Independent mortgage bankers and the home-loan arms of major banks are making the highest profit in years on loans they make and then sell, thanks to rock-bottom interest rates.

The record-low rates have been a recent boon to borrowers, who have enjoyed 30-year fixed-rate loans starting with a “3″ for the first time.

But the rates could …

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California foreclosure overhaul signed into law

by halehdolatshahi July 12, 2012 Latest News

A major overhaul of foreclosure laws in the Golden State has been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Last week, California lawmakers passed the legislation that would provide homeowners with some of the nation’s strongest protections from foreclosure and aggressive bank practices. For instance, seizing a home while the owner is negotiating to lower mortgage …

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Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage sets another record low at 3.56%

by halehdolatshahi July 12, 2012 Latest News

The typical rate for a 30-year mortgage reached yet another record low this week by plunging to 3.56%, according to Freddie Mac — the 11th time in the past 12 weeks that rates set or tied a record.
Freddie Mac’s weekly report, based on a survey of what lenders are offering borrowers, was down from 3.62% …

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