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Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-31-08 - 05/31/08 10:31 AM
5-31-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Another beautiful day in the southland. Standy, we'll post the open house guide for you in a minute. First: It's being billed, "Christmas in June" on the front page of the Sports Section. We're referring to the Lakers - Celtics NBA final. It's going to be great to watch. The playoffs begin next week. Second: Last night went to The Music Center downtown for "A Chorus Line." One word for it... Perfection. You've got to see it. As some of you may know, Melody performed in the LA Company (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Friday 5-30-08 - 05/30/08 10:53 AM
5-30-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Finally it's a Friday... the weekend beckons and so does the super southern California weekend weather. Best described...perfect. How about those Lakers? Congrats to them. Here's what's up... The market... NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, with the market poised to round out the month on a positive note after computer maker Dell Inc posted stronger-than-expected earnings and a key measure of inflation moderated. There's something in the air. The real estate market is a giant that is beginning to stir... It's starting (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-29-08 - 05/29/08 09:42 AM
5-29-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Well, it's Thursday already. Last night the Boston Celtics won and tonight the Lakers have a chance to close out San Antonio. Both teams moving closer to a NBA Final showdown... LA-Boston, just like the old days. That would be fantastic. I vividly remember seeing my father, Bob Kelley, a very well known sportscaster, climbing the outside stairs of our mountain cabin in Wrightwood in the early evening and racing into the house the watch the Lakers-Celtic final. I can see that so plainly in my minds eye it's (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Wednesday 5-28-08 - 05/28/08 09:51 AM
5-28-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Isn't it fantastic how the week flys by when Monday is a holiday? Here we are and it's already Wednesday. Sunny and a little warmer today. Yesterday was very nice. Today should be like yesterday but just a tad warmer. It's great living in Southern California. The market yesterday finished up 60+ and begins on the upswing this a.m. Who knows we may be hitting an economic upswing. I think we are. There was some positive news re: real estate where it actually appreciated in some areas. You know (0 comments)
Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. A carbon of yesterday. Unseasonably cool about 70 downtown but beautiful here in LA. Tonight the Lakers vs the Spurs which should be a good game. Today is brokers caravan. This is when real estate agents tour new houses on the market. Overall the vibe we're getting from most agents --- things are starting to pick up which is positive news from the trenches. From the headlines: Reuters --- U.S. stocks rose at the open on Tuesday, reversing direction after Wall Street's worst week in three months, after (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Memorial Day - 05/26/08 10:08 AM
Welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Memorial Day! It is going to be beautiful here in the southland today. The predicted high for downtown LA is 70 degrees. Please enjoy this National Holiday and take a moment to reflect on the heros that served this great country. A short blog on this holiday but if you need us www.patandmelody.com See you tomorrow!
Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog.
Sunday! Memorial Day Weekend - a time to reflect on those who paid the ultimate price for their country. I wonder - when will it all end? The wars, killing and suffering? We can start the process by being good human beings. Instead of judging others, worry about you and what you can do each day to make this a better place. Doesn't sound like a solution to ending the insanity but it's a start.
I apologize for getting philosophical but it's in my blood... I'm (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-24-08 - 05/24/08 09:36 AM
5-24-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Saturday and a wet one here in the Hollywood Hills. Snow in the local mountains at Wrightwood. Where did that come from? The wacky weather will be with us most of today - partly cloudy, dry skies tomorrow. The weekend means click on www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com for the open houses and the latest new houses on the market. This is a fantastic web site hosted by the multiple listing service with photos and descriptions of homes in a downloadable flipbook format. You have to check it out... it is so cool. (0 comments)
Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Here we go... Friday! The weekend is here. The wacky weather is here too. Hail, thunder and even a tornado or funnel shaped cloud so says the LA Times front page. Strange weather again today, cool and cloudy. That's okay - we enjoy different weather here in LA it's a welcome change for the usual 78, sunny & clear forecast we usually get. This place is paradise! The 30 year mortgage rate keeps going down. Up to the minute rates available on our homepage www.patandmelody.com Business section LA (0 comments)
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Big surf and windy today and even a chance of thunder showers as we head into the weekend. Turbulent is the best way to describe our weather... and stock market. This morning here's the opening bell headline: Stocks rose on Thursday after a surprise drop in jobless claims and a takeover offer in the utilities sector buoyed investor optimism and offset worries of inflation spurred by crude oil above $135 a barrel. It's crazy keeping up with this stuff.
5-20-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estae blog. See it's Tuesday already! Time does flyn when you're having fun. Yesterday was beautiul and warm... Today will be a lot cooler and partly cloudy. We get a little break from the hot weather. Front page story about the housing woes finding their way into the high end markets. We think that although it's true, there is a slowdown, it's not as bad as the headlines read. One agent is quoted about having to reduce the price of his property and guess what? After doing so, he got an (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Monday 5-19-08 - 05/19/08 09:33 AM
5-19-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. How can it be Monday already? Time truly flys. When we were young it dragged, especially when we were in grammar school waiting for the final bell to ring. In those days-time froze. However remember how summertime seemed to last forever? Speaking of summer. Hot again inland today... relief from the heat at the beaches. Let's all go to the beach... bring your transistor radio, a buck to buy lunch... the Sorrento Beach Grill... those were the days. Actually, these are the days as I ramble on. These are (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Sunday 5-18-08 - 05/18/08 10:06 AM
5-18-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Sunday. It is going to be warm again particularly out in the valleys could get up over a hundred in some areas. The beaches mid 70's, downtown low 90's, the valleys 100+. Try to stay cool. This is Sunday that means Open House day. Please click the link or the open house guide. www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com There is an interesting article regarding open houses in the Times Real Estate section. The upshot: Sellers want them. What sellers don't realize is very few houses sell from open house showings. The person who (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-17-08 - 05/17/08 09:04 AM
5-17-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Happy weekend! It's here, Saturday and Sunday and it's going to be very warm. 90's in most areas, sunny and warm. Be careful with those cigarettes (if you still use them) when driving through the canyons---high fire danger. The weekend means Open Houses... www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com Click on the link to open and find a new home. Of course, call us when you're ready to buy 310 999 3357. We are here to help! The blog is short today - We'll see you tomorrow. Remember - "the glass is half full." (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Friday 5-16-08 - 05/16/08 09:48 AM
5-16-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. It's Friday and the weekend is almost here. Warming up to the mid-90's downtown Los Angeles. It promises to be a great weekend to view open houses and we will have the guide for you (here is the link now www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com) so you can see what's happening in your neighborhood. It should be active by tomorrow morning. News notes of interest: •· Stocks lifted by positive signs. (closing up 94 points yesterday) The signs being, pullback of oil prices, better than expected economic news - the market indicating that (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-15-08 - 05/15/08 09:46 AM
5-15-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Can you believe it's the middle of May already? Time is flying... and so are the Lakers. They beat Utah last night and lead the best of seven series three-two. The weather described as a mid spring heat wave that means look for mid 80's downtown LA. You see the devastation of the earthquake that hit China and it resonates in the back of all southern Californians minds... (The latest estimate is 50,000 dead) We all know where "overdue" for some kind of seismic event here... but we don't (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-14-08 - 05/14/08 09:25 AM
5-14-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. A Hump Day and it's also going to be warm. The temperature downtown LA is going to climb to the mid 80's. This is more like it; the weather we're used to in Los Angeles. In the hills here on the Westside it is the time of year for brush clearance. People living in the hills clear the brush around their homes for fire safety reasons. Last years Griffith Park fires illustrated the importance of the brush clearance program as the fire stopped and did not jump the ridge (0 comments)
Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Sunny this a.m. and warmer this afternoon. Look for 75 at the civic center downtown. Another perfect day in LA. The market closing up over 100 points yesterday... Opened slightly lower until: U.S. stock futures shed losses after early data By Steve Goldstein & Kate Gibson, MarketWatch Last update: 9:01 a.m. EDT May 13, 2008 NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures reversed course to move higher Tuesday after better-than-expected retail sales, although Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke dampening sentiment somewhat by declaring conditions in financial markets are (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-11-08 - 05/11/08 09:25 AM
5-11-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Here we go again. A Super Sunday! Partly cloud and cool today in LA. 68 forecast for downtown. We have a couple of things for you today. •1. The weekend Open House Guide: www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com Call us if you need assistance 310 888 3357 •2. The Hot Tip for Internet Home buying from US News and World Report. U.S.News & World ReportSix Secrets of Internet Home BuyingTuesday May 6, 2:31 pm ET By Luke Mullins With the worst housing slump in a generation slashing home prices across the country, the (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-10-08 - 05/10/08 09:57 AM
5-10-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. The weekend is here and it will be a nice one. 72 degrees for downtown LA as it warms up a couple of degrees. We have the link for open houses for you: www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com There are some nice deals out there so search for opens right from your computer. Don't forget... See something you like - contact us through www.patandmelody.com We'd be glad to assist you. Big week for Tom LaBonge in Council District Four. Here is a short recap of his hard work: This was an action-packed week (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Friday 5-9=08 - 05/09/08 10:27 AM
5-9-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. Here we go, it's Friday! The weekend is almost here and that's the good news. Today iin LA once again a carbon copy of what we had yesterday - June Gloom in May. Hazy and about 68 downtown at the civic center or as the headline on the weather page of the LA Times reads: "Misty Morning." I am surprised that that name Misty Morning hasn't been used by some female radio personality. It's perfect! Here's some gloom and doom for you courtesy of Bloomberg: Before you read this (1 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-8-08 - 05/08/08 09:19 AM
5-8-08 Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog. So it's Thursday and it will be pretty much like yesterday weather-wise, maybe a few degrees warmer downtown LA. Look for 70 at the civic center. Some news of interest: (Notice the last paragraph - We would have put that on top of the article - typical doom and gloom journalism.) This is a signal, the article of improvement! WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pending sales of previously owned homes fell 1 percent in March, as expected, as turmoil in the housing and mortgage markets continued, a real estate trade group report on Wednesday showed. The (0 comments)
5-6-08 Good morning and welcome to Beverly Hills Real Estate blog. The 6th of May - hangover recovery day... for some anyway. Today will be a CC of yesterday - morning low clouds, fog, afternoon sunshine 70 degrees downtown. Here's the hot news locally: This morning at 10 AM on the City Council agenda, item #9 is the proposed Baseline Mansionization Ordinance. Overbuilding in single family areas is an issue very important to me and one to which I am very opposed. This is a step forward in protecting single family neighborhoods. For if we don't care for our neighborhoods, soon there will be no (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-5-08 - 05/05/08 09:28 AM
5-5-08 Good morning and welcome to Beverly Hills Real Estate blog. Today is Cinco de Mayo! It's a big celebration day for Mexican-Americans. Mexicans, and people who like to go to bars and party. Today is the excuse to party! We made it a real celebration at KMET IN THE OLD DAYS; margaritas, chips, salsa - we'd "party hearty." I remember blending margaritas "on the air." Ever hear a blender running on the radio? We had some great fun and even greater headaches the next day. Most people don't even know why the 5th of May is celebrated. From the web: Cinco de Mayo (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-4-08 - 05/04/08 10:09 AM
5-4-08 Good morning and welcome to Beverly Hills Real Estate blog. Sunday in LA. Going to be another beautiful day. The lower70's predicted for downtown LA. That's great. Yesterday was perfect; today should be a carbon copy. A couple of things today, of course; we have the open house guide for you at http://www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com/ and some headlines: Did you know LA ranks last in housing affordability? That's according to an article published in BizJournals.com This article concluded that six out of seven most-expensive places to live are in California. We think that's great! Hooray for the Golden Bear state. It should be noted in (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-3-08 - 05/03/08 09:20 AM
5-3-08 Good morning and welcome to Beverly Hills Real Estate blog. Welcome to another super Southern California weekend! Mostly sunny and mild today the hi 75 for downtown LA. Fantastic! Hope you have a great day. The weekend is here that means the open house guide: http://www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com/ Click on the link and view the open houses in the area of your choice. Go to "The Latest Edition Flip Book." San Diego, San Francisco and LA are your choices. It's fun. You simple thumb through a virtual magazine. If you need us; http://www.patandmelody.com/ Drop us a line. From our friend Councilmember Tom LaBonge... A big weekend (0 comments)
Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog 5-2-08 - 05/02/08 09:17 AM
5-2-08 Good morning and welcome to Beverly Hills Real Estate blog. Friday morning already! Going to warm up a couple more clicks today. 78 forecast high for downtown Los Angeles. The second of May... can you believe it? The market closed up over 187 points. It's up almost by another 100 at posting time. Wow! Here's a snapshot of why the market is reacting so positively according to the Reuters news service: Fed lowers rates, hints cuts may be at end The Federal Reserve cut the federal funds rate by a quarter of a point to 2 percent on Wednesday, the latest - and possibly last (0 comments)
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