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The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Happy Halloween! It's Friday and this is the first Halloween I can remember that actually came before the switch to standard time. Usually the time would change and it would be dark an hour earlier making it easier for the anxious kids. Oh well... We live in the hills on a long dark winding road. We don't get trick or treaters. Well. We've had 2 over the last 20 plus years. The weather...they are calling for a cloudy fall day and we've already had some showers this morning. Hope it clears up for (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog A champagne Thursday in Philedelphia! They win the serier; congrats to both teams. I like The Rays manager he seems like a nice guy. Like the Philies too. The Fed cuts rates (details to follow). And it's finally going to cool down a bit today... only 77 predicted for the Civic Center. Welcome to Beverly Hills Real Estate Blog! We are beginning to see a turn in business as more and more escrows are opening... and as we appear to begin to get to the bottom of the market. Stay tuned! Now then; the (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Wednesday---Hump Day--- over the hump and on the slump to another Super Southern California weekend. How about that Stock Market? Up about 11% yesterday. Starting off today in positive territory. Today the Fed is expected to cut interest rates and that may cause the market to continue its up trend. Sunny and continued warm today. How about that World Series? Postponed because of weather... Game 5 to be continued today tied a 2-2. Philly wins... they win the series! Each month we e-mail Real Estate tips to our sphere of influence. E-mail us if (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate blog. A titillating Tuna Facial Smelt Tuesday here at the blog. Sunny and warm today. 85 again predicted for downtown LA. The market's early morning rebound is underway... it's up 120+ Today is Brokers Caravan Day. If we see anything that jumps out at us we'll let you know. Here's something we're listing today that jump out at you... Classic Sunset Strip Mid-Century Sleek 1965 Edward Grenzbach mid-century post and beam, perfectly located in the heart of Sunset Strip just minutes from the (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Monday morning and we're off and running. Stocks opened lower then and report of an unexpected increase of new homes sales in September. The market is edging toward positive territory. Sunny and warm again today about 85 downtown. Here's another e-mail message we send out monthly regarding real estate and saving money... While most homeowners complain about the high costs of utilities, high winter heating and summer cooling bills are a result of poor windows more than any other cause. If you'd like to keep the temperature of your house comfortable as well as (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Good morning and welcome to a Sunday! Sunny, mid 80‘s downtown and clear. We're so happy to live here in Super Southern California. We've got the open house guide for you: Start here www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com And please call us if you see something you like. People want to know what the market is like. It's tough right now though sales are up dramatically nation wide most of them are people buying foreclosed properties. Locally in our area, it's tough too but... we feel a turn for the better as mortgage brokers are reporting more activity (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Saturday at last, sunny and not as warm or windy. They say 90 degrees for downtown. It's the weekend and we have the open house guide for you and a hot tip loan package from a friend of ours. Also an update on a film that is being edited, as we speak about KMET! First, the loan package. This is a very rare financing opportunity right now. The following guidelines must be met: 680 FICO Full Doc Primary Residence (no condos) Purchase or Rate/Term Refi only Up to $417,000 Loan Amount Normally, I (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog A finally a Friday or as we used to say; a finally it's a Fish Report with a beat Friday at the Mighty Met. Those were the days... We had no idea just how good those days were. Now we've become our parents age and it appears the sky is falling in. Today's big headline: "Wall Street tumbles as investors furiously dump stocks." Here we go again, the emotional roller coaster. Hang on. The expert analysis will explain away what's happening and in so doing will create more panic... or soothe raw nerves while (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog It's Thursday and it is going to be a hot one. Mid 90's predicted for downtown LA. The mid 90's! Well after all this is LA... It's going to be windy too... Severe fire danger... be careful when traveling through the passes and canyons with burning objects. The market... opens up 130+ at check in time---who knows? Real estate news from CAR: CONGRESS SERIOUS ABOUT LAME-DUCK ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGEThe Senate, House of Representatives and the White House have all stated their willingness to work through a lame-duck session to pass a second economic (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate blog. Sunny and a touch warmer. Yesterday was actually a little nippy (lower 70's) in the Hollywood Hills. Nippy-lower 70's... that's LA! Nippy in the a.m. I recall while living in Connecticut for 3 years, rising early to play golf and finding the temperatures in the upper 30's, reassuring myself while driving to the golf course that chance are it will be in the 40's by the time I tee off. The 40's... That was golf weather back there... Life is tough enough (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Good morning another titillating Tuesday. It's dry air and rising temperatures for the southland; 83 the predicted high for downtown. Home prices continue to drop and sales are up mostly foreclosures... Hmm what does this mean? It means there are buyers out there, it's a buyers market and if you're planning on selling; price it right! Thank you for visiting our daily blog. You can reach us at www.patandmelody.com and our e-mail is email@example.com. Now here's some info for you: 90210 is an actual ZIP Code in Beverly Hills, and Beverly Hills 90210 made (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Good morning Monday... Sunny and beautiful, as usual predicted fore LA. Mid 70's at the civic center. It's great living in paradise. The market opened way up this morning. The Rays defeat Boston to get into the World Series. The Rams defeat Dallas. See; miracles do happen. We enjoy writing this daily blog with uplifting info. If something piques you interest, e-mail us mrpk1@pacbell or www.patandmelody.com and we'll help you out. We'd love to hear from you. Last night we attended the SERT fundraising dinner. This is a charity organization Melody participates in as (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Sunday morning and the living is... cooler. Lower 70‘s for downtown LA. The weather is perfect for an Open House Sunday. Before you get in the car and drive around; save some gas and view what's out there by clicking on: www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com If something piques you interest, e-mail us mrpk1@pacbell or www.patandmelody.com and we'll help you out. We'd love to hear from you. Here is today's hot tip:
Some interesting real estate info for this Sunday. Have a great day and see you tomorrow! (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog The weekend has arrived and so have the cooler temperatures. Upper 70's for downtown LA. Just another perfect day in the southland. This being Saturday we will post www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com which is your passport to what's out there in the world of real estate. As always, see something that interests you click on www.patandmelody.com and drop us a line. We'll help you out. The market continues to carry on in its schizophrenic ways... Real estate sales forecast to increase as prices drop... And President Bush has assured Americans that the economy will bounce back in (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Good morning and welcome to the Beverly Hills Real Estate blog. It's Friday which will be sunny and a few degrees cooler. The weekend is almost here and tomorrow we'll post the open house guide. In the Times today; an article about real estate agents who are attending an expo downtown lamenting the woes of the business. We here at the blog see the glass as half-full and view his downturn as a normal function of business. You have good years/bad years. Rather than celebrating the slowdown look forward to the impending upswing---it's coming! (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Good morning Thursday. What will today bring? I feel good news is in the air. It'll be 90+ again downtown. It's going to be another beautiful day in LA. That is unless you're a Dodger fan. Their season ended last night at Dodger Stadium sorry to say. There's a neat article in The Times Sports Page written by Tommy Lasorda recalling the 1988 series with the Oakland A's and the Kurt Gibson home run. It makes for really good reading. Real Estate; what's happening. Here's some info from CAR. C.A.R. FORECAST CALLS FOR PRICES (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Wednesday the Santa Ana winds are blowing, it's going to be nearly 90 degrees downtown and the skies are clear. Hopefully a change in the weather conditions will aid firefighters in their battle against those valley blazes. With all this drama playing out one can say; this must be SoCal. Welcome to our blog. Retail sales numbers are down so the market is down dramatically. Saw one headline in the financial news: Volatility-Get Used To It! It's true, stocks will rise and fall the trick is not to get caught up in the drama... (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Tuesday will be warm and windy. Fires out in the valley are troublesome for fire fighters. Hopefully the winds will die down and the fires contained. The stock market continues on the up swing up 140+ when we first checked this a.m. It will be interesting too see what affect the gov's actions to recapitalize banks to the tune of 250 Billion will be on the real estate market. As we've said before investment in real estate is just that... something real. You are not investing in paper. We shall see. Some pictures are (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog It's Monday all over again. Sunny, warmer and gusty winds. Other than that, just another day in paradisde. Today my brother and his wife will depart from San Pedro on a cruise to the Panama Canal. That's got to be a blast! I went through the canal in the late 60's with some buddies... very cool. Have a great trip. Cruise ships are a great way to travel. Unpack your bags and relax. The market today is roaring back up 400+ points and climbing. That's good to hear and see. Open House weekend. We (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Sunday that will be sunny, a little breezy and cool... 73 predicted for down town. We'll take it. It actually is beginning to feel like Fall. Sunday means: Open House day. Go to www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com Open the Flipbook on the page and see what's out there to see. We're at www.patandmelody.com Stop by and say hi. Some sad news to report; Gil Stratton passed yesterday. He was 86. A longtime member of the LA sports scene for decades. He was part of the KCBS Big news team. His trademark, "Time to call ‘em as (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Sunny, cooler and windy. That about sums up today's forecast, another perfect day to buy or sell SoCal real estate. It's Saturday that means: www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com is ready to go. We're www.patandmelody.com Stop by and say hi. Also at 8:30 this morning Tom LaBonge has am event scheduled for Griffith Park... We'll post his letter to us shortly. First the bail out and it's affect on real estate. With the stock market in meltdown, a $700 billion government rescue plan signed into law, Fannie and Freddie in conservatorship, government bailouts, bank failures, the subprime mortgage (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Friday greeted with gusty winds today. Up to 50 MPH gust expected throughout the LA area. Meantime the temps will be nice 72 predicted for downtown LA. The market started off with a bang this a.m. a negative bang that is... Global Markets are flailing. We have very little control over this global crisis... just be calm... this thing will rectify itself. Remain calm... That's the key. Like we're big experts in world wide economics... We're not but advice we're getting from those who are experts; stay calm. So we will. Is there any (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Thursday and a big cooling trend is in store for the southland... Only 78 degrees expected downtown. Just another perfect day in paradise! Well the election is coming. Friends were over last night talking up their candidate. It's truly amazing... You could actually discern the person's television viewing habits by the points, pro or con, they made for their choice for president. What a wacky world we live in. Our opinion: This is the greatest country in the world... and we deserve a leader better than our two choices. Who would want to (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Wednesday and warm. Just like yesterday it will warm up today. Stay cool. Speaking of that, the Fed cut interest rates down to 1.5% in an effort to stop the bleeding on Wall Street. So far... not taking as the Dow continues to slide. The market started in positive territory and is in a current state of flux... That means going up and down. We shall see. I believe in Donald Trump's theory... it's a good time to invest. Meantime, talking with friends, we noticed we were hard pressed to find anyone we (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog It's Tuesday and it's going to be warm. 90 predicted for downtown. Wow. The last couple of evenings we actually turned on the heat in the house. Now this, 70's+ along the beaches, 90'= downtown and who knows how hot out in the valleys. The market...hmmmm. It opened plus 56 and is now down slightly. What's it going to do? I can tell you this. Donald Trump a man who knows a little about investments is buying. Buying what? Real Estate. That's what he said yesterday in an interview on Fox News. The (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Monday and we start all over again. The market opened dramatically down this morning. We'll watch it today---as if it will make qa difference whether or not we watch it. It will do what it does and we'll ride with it. Keep a positive thought! Sunny and a bit warmer today. They're calling for 80 downtown. Yesterday the surf was up as evidence of a picture in the LA Times. We hope you enjoy this daily blog www.patandmelody.com Serving - Los Angeles area including Westside, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Sunday, sunny and warmer. We never got the much anticipated sprinkles in our area. I even turned off the automatic sprinklers. Nothing-no rain or drizzle. Open house Sunday www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com you must click here if you're looking, It will save you time and gasoline. Remember, we're here www.patandmelody.com if you need us. More "Bailout" info from the president of NAR, Richard Gaylord. On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. President Bush already has signed the bill into law. I have heard from (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Saturday and sprinkles are in the forecast! How about that? Drive with care on the slick roads. The Open House guide www.themlsweekendopenhouseguide.com can be found here. Click in it and desk surf the real estate world. Remember as always we're here www.patandmelody.com if needed. The weekend and that means the LaBonge letter from the councilmember: For more information on any of the items below, please visit the Council District 4 website: www.tomlabonge.com This is an action-packed weekend for Councilmember LaBonge. Tomorrow, he will host the fourth annual 10-4 Day Parade on 10/4 to (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Friday morning, the market is up over 189 points and the weekend beckons! Listen to this; we may actually get some rain in the next few days! Rain! When it rains in the southland the air is cleansed and everything smells so good. Love that rain. Tomorrow we post the open house guide. Today, congress is to vote on the bailout bill to stimulate the economy also from CAR some real estate news. C.A.R. REPORTS SALES INCREASED 56.7 PERCENT; MEDIAN HOME PRICE FELL 40.5 PERCENT IN AUGUSTHome sales increased 56.7 percent in August in (0 comments)
The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog Thursday morning and cooling down. That's what we're dealing with today. We had a wonderful 20th wedding anniversary last night. Hope the next 20 are as great as the first! Unemployment figures up--- the market is down. Senate bailout passes. Friday the House votes. Real Estate news: Good inventory and low prices. Need us for assistance? www.patandmelody.com Part two from our e-mail Selling tips: We will be listing a few new houses shortly. Both are furnished. We have used professional stagers in the past and have had excellent results. Please note the following. (0 comments)
Wednesday and warming up out in the valleys. It's been humid here in the last few days. Remember, on an average, the worst weather days in LA are better than the best anywhere else in the world! Today marks our 20th anniversary as husband and wife. 20 years together! The market is down this a.m. The bailout looms and real estate is hanging. We'll keep you up to date. Most experts agree that now is the time to buy. We agree. Good inventory and low prices. Need us for assistance? www.patandmelody.com Selling? Each Monday we (0 comments)
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