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At the direction of Governor Schwarzenegger, California is leading by example on energy efficiency and conservation, sustainability, green building and green purchasing practices. Through Executive Order S-20-04, known as the "Green Building Initiative," and the accompanying Green Building Action Plan, the governor calls for state buildings to be 20 percent more energy efficient by 2015 and encourages the private sector to do the same. Green California is your gateway to the latest information about how the state of California is working to reduce energy and resource consumption in state buildings, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and creating healthier environments in which to work, live (2 comments)
Pacific Palisades Real Estate Blog - Friday 09-25-2009 - New Home Sales Rise! - 09/25/09 11:13 PM
I found this article from the Los Angeles Times very interesting and wanted to share with you... WASHINGTON -- New U.S. home sales posted a tepid 0.7 percent increase last month, missing Wall Street expectations and providing more evidence that the housing market recovery remains tentative.The Commerce Department said Friday sales inched up to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 429,000 from a downwardly revised 426,000 in July. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected a pace of 440,000.While it was the fifth straight increase and the strongest report in 11 months, sales were 4.3 percent lower than the same month (0 comments)
Beautiful 2+2.5 like new town home at The Pointe. Living room with high ceilings, fireplace, opens to large private enclosed patio. Kitchen w/granite counters, custom cabs, built-ins & breakfast area. Large dining room. Listing courtesy of MLS C.L.A.W. Coldwell Banker Lydia Simon. Master suite w/balcony, spa tub, separate shower. Complex features pool, spa, tennis court, & gym. Neighborhood: Malibu Type: Condo/Townhouse for Sale Floors: Two or More Stories Parking/Garage: 2 Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Half Baths: 1 Square Feet: 1,562 Year Built: 1994 School District: Malibu HOA Dues: $475.00 Parking: Direct entrance Security: Gated Air conditioning: Central with central heat! (2 comments)
Culver City - Heart of Screenland - Wednesday 09-23-2009 - 09/23/09 06:53 PM
Culver City is a city in western Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 38,816. The community is mostly surrounded by the city of Los Angeles, but also has a border with unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Since the 1920s, Culver City has been a significant center for motion picture and later television production, in part because it was the home of MGM Studios. It also was the headquarters for the Hughes Aircraft Company from 1932 to 1985. National Public Radio West and Sony Pictures Entertainment now have headquarters in (0 comments)
Pacific Palisades Real Estate Blog - Tuesday 09-22-2009 - Banks Bailing out U.S. Government? - 09/22/09 02:28 PM
Happy Tuesday everyone. Now this is an interesting twist! I found this article on MSNBC very interesting as we now "need" the banks to bail out the goverment. You be the judge. Here's the article..... WASHINGTON - Tired of the government bailing out banks? Get ready for this: officials may soon ask banks to bail out the government. Senior regulators say they are seriously considering a plan to have the nation's healthy banks lend billions of dollars to rescue the insurance fund that protects bank depositors. That would enable the fund, which is rapidly running out of money because of a (2 comments)
CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES & INFORMATION Manhattan style chic pied-a-tierre condo in famed 9601 Charleville Blvd building created by architect Peter Chote & designer Waldo Fernandez. Features include dark wood and custom tiled floors, Cararra marble & blue stone marble counters, Viking SS appliances, crown molding, recessed lighting, French doors & a patio creating a classic modern interior. Complex features incredible roof top terrace. listing courtesy of MLS CLAW coldwell banker lydia simon. Walking distance to Beverly Hills world renowned dining & shopping. 24 hour notice. Neighborhood: Beverly Hills Type: Condo/Townhouse for Sale Floors: Single Story Parking/Garage: 1 Bedrooms: (0 comments)
Gourmet Market Specializing In:Italian specialty foods, Argentine, Greek, French and Middle Eastern GroceriesFresh Pasta Made On SiteItalian Bread & Rolls Baked every 20 minutes!Espresso Bar · Sfogliatelle • Cannoli Gourmet Cheese Shop and Olive BarFull Service Deli · Party Trays • Gift Baskets Imported Liqueurs and Wines of The WorldHousewares • Espresso Machines Bay CitiesItalian Deli & Bakery 1517 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-395-8279 bcdeli.com ON-LINE ORDERING @ bcdeli.com OPEN TUESDAY - SATURDAY 9-7 SUNDAY 9-6 CLOSED MONDAYS I cannot count the amount of good times I've had at Bay Cities since I was a kid! Such (0 comments)
A state-of-the-art condominium development, one block from famed Sunset Strip, in WeHo. Just blocks from Beverly Hills & the Pacific Design Center, these luxury four-story townhomes epitomize luxury & convenience. Modern city living reaches new levels of elegance & comfort. listing courtesy of mls claw coldwell banker lydia simon. The main floor dining & living area boasts a 2-story ceiling w/sweeping metal railings along the mezzanine. All units include private rooftop decks, & 20-ft high walls of glass in the living rooms, affording a view of the entire city! Neighborhood: West Hollywood Type: Condo/Townhouse for Sale Floors: Two or More (0 comments)
Pacific Palisades Real Estate Blog - Saturday 09-19-2009 - Listing Agreements - 09/19/09 11:05 PM
Once you've selected a REALTOR® to market and sell your property, you and the agent will enter into a written, legally binding contract called a listing agreement. The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® offers its own official agreement for California REALTORS®, the Residential Listing Agreement (Exclusive Authorization and Right to Sell) (LA-11). This standard form stipulates all agreement terms, including the listing price, the listing time period, the broker's commission and more. It also informs the seller of issues and legal requirements that may be involved in the process. The Exclusive Agency Listing Agreement (EA-11) is another C.A.R. standard form providing generally (2 comments)
Pacific Palisades Real Estate Blog - Friday 09-18-2009 - Impact of Federal Tax Credit - 09/18/09 04:12 PM
Happy Friday everyone! It's going to be a beautiful and warm sunny southern California weekend. I want to share with you this article I found on the California Association of Realtors Newsstand.... Nearly 40 percent of first-time home buyers report federal tax credit played critical role in decision to purchase a homeLOS ANGELES (Sept. 18) - Nearly 40 percent of first-time home buyers said they would not have purchased a home if the federal tax credit for first-time home buyers was not offered, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®' (C.A.R.) "2009 First-time Home Buyers Tax Credit Survey." Understanding the significance (0 comments)
Energy Water Rebates - 09/16/09 07:10 PM
Rebates Taking control of your expenses is not always that difficult, especially if you receive a little assistance. It should be obvious that the first step is to follow the money. This often leads you to your electricity, water or gas bill. The good news is that modern appliances and fixtures offer relief, and rebates are often available to ease any financial barriers to doing what is right for you and the community. Santa Monica and other regional agencies offer a variety of rebates for businesses and consumers. Make the change and you will be telling your friends about the benefits (0 comments)
PACIFIC PALISADES SANTA MONICA MALIBU BRENTWOOD BEVERLY HILLS WESTWOOD/CENTURY CITY MARINA DEL REY VENICE TOPANGA CULVER CITY PLAYA DEL REY PLAYA VISTA WEST L.A. BEL-AIR BEVERLY HILLS PO BEVERLY CENTER/MIRACLE MILE (1 comments)
Pacific Palisades Real Estate Blog - Tuesday 09-15-2009 - Mortgage Protection Program - 09/15/09 04:59 PM
C.A.R. launches Mortgage Protection Program for first-time home buyersQuick Facts. C.A.R. is the first statewide association in the nation to offer a mortgage protection plan for consumers. Approximately 3,000 households expected to receive assistance in first year. C.A.R.'s Housing Affordability Fund is dedicating $1 million toward programLOS ANGELES (April 2) - The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today launched the C.A.R. Housing Affordability Fund Mortgage Protection Program (C.A.R.H.A.F. MPP) for first-time home buyers.Through the Housing Affordability Fund Mortgage Protection Program, first-time home buyers who lose their jobs due to layoffs may be eligible to receive up to $1,500 per month, for (0 comments)
Pacific Palisades Real Estate Blog - Monday 09-14-2009 - What is Quiet Title - 09/14/09 07:30 PM
An action to quiet title is a lawsuit filed to establish ownership of real property (land and buildings affixed to land). The plaintiff in a quiet title action seeks a court order that prevents the respondent from making any subsequent claim to the property. Quiet title actions are necessary because real estate may change hands often, and it is not always easy to determine who has title to the property. Please find attached my title representative's latest title piece that explains Quiet Title and describes some of the typical grounds for a quiet tile complaint. Click here to view the newsletter: Quiet (0 comments)
The quiet summer idle in Pacific Palisades shifted to overdrive as the nine private and public elementary schools, Paul Revere Middle School and Palisades High started school this week with most schools filled to capacity. Corpus Christi and Calvary Christian School students (0 comments)
The City of Santa Monica is now Accepting Applications for City Manager - 09/13/09 07:24 PM
On August 12, 2009, City Manager P. Lamont Ewell announced his retirement. The City Council is seeking qualified candidates in is conducting a nationwide search for our next City Manager. Click here to view the recruitment brochure Resumes due by October 16, 2009. If you are interested in this great opportunity, please apply online at www.allianceresourceconsulting.com or e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 16, 2009. For a brochure or additional information, please call Lisa Mills at (714) 585-2811 or Eric Middleton at (562) 901-0769.
To preview the finest real estate and the best deals on the (0 comments)
Santa Monica Pier Centennial Day September 9, 2009 7 a.m. MORNING BLESSING Location - West End of the Pier
A multi-faith blessing of the Pier led by west side religious leaders.
6:00 p.m. - 6:25 p.m. GRAND RE-OPENING CEREMONY
We re-dedicate the Santa Monica Pier for the next Century in this opening event at the Landmarked Iconic Pier 'A Century of Memories" Brief memories and historical milestones by those who have lived through each of the decades. "Ribbon of Time" A very special ribbon cutting ceremony begins "For Future Generations " Our keynote speaker presents a vision (1 comments)
Pacific Palisades Real Estate Blog - Friday 09-04-2009 - Labor Day Pet Precautions - 09/04/09 09:55 PM
Latest News from the Frontlines of Animal WelfareSeptember 4, 2009 1. Labor Day Pet Dangers to AvoidCelebrate the final days of summer with fun in the sun-just remember to play it safe! By following these simple precautions, you can rest assured your pets will avoid danger and enjoy their holiday, too! Read the precautions...
2. ASPCA Happy Tails: A Nose AheadAfter spending way too long in the shelter, this sweet Pit Bull's fortune changed. His sniffer's now used to help another species-hint: he's having a whale of a time!
3. Pet Poison Alert: Accidental Ingestion of Wood Glue on (2 comments)
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