endre barath: Speechless Sunday: Illegal Fireworks in Los Angeles... - 07/05/20 11:14 PM
Well I will try to keep this to minimal word. Now with that said last night the Fireworks kept going past 3am... Diane woke up around 3:30 am and the fireworks continued. Then look what the news had to say. The picture tells it all... as you can see the photo was taken before 9 pm.
 
This morning Diane complained about the Air Quality and I casually mentioned to her because it was like being in Combat  Zone seven or eight hours non stop fireworks.... seriously  it was worse than a simulated combat exercise. Later this evening she sent me a link about the Airquality … (36 comments)

endre barath: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles a Book Review - 07/05/20 09:47 PM
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles a Book Review
It has been a while since I wrote a book review. It’s not that I haven’t been reading,  it’s that a book hasn’t struck  a chord in me enough that I felt compelled to write a review.  Not that I’m an expert on book reviews!
So, Diane has been consistently prodding me (nagging me!) to read this book for the past three to four years.  She’s been a huge fan of Amor Towles ever since she read Rules of Civility (which I have not read).  On her birthday __ years ago, she was … (58 comments)

endre barath: Happy Independence Day, Happy 4th of July observations by Endre Barath - 07/03/20 08:38 PM
Happy Independence Day, or as it is more commonly known, Happy 4th of July - the 244th year of America’s Independence.
 
I write this Observations from a Beverly Hills Realtor's perspective with mixed emotions and trepidations. We in the U.S. celebrate our founders great visions of creating Freedom and Equality for all. I can’t help but ask in what direction are we heading?  Will we celebrate the 245th 4th of July confident that everything is heading in the right direction?
 
I ask these questions as I witness statues of our founding fathers defaced, our history being systematically erased by politicians, activists, and the media. I am concerned … (39 comments)

endre barath: Memorial Day: a day to remember those who gave ... - 05/24/20 10:56 PM
Memorial Day: a day to remember those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice for our freedom
 
Over the years I have often written about this Day. Sadly, too many  used to think it was just an excuse to barbeque in the back yard or on the balconies. Those who could not tell the difference between Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day really amazed me. So, with that said, let me quote  Congressman James Garfield  aka future President of the United States:
"If silence is ever golden, it must be beside the graves of fifteen-thousand men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death … (34 comments)

endre barath: Speechless Sunday: Penne Pasta with Red Sauce - 05/10/20 11:41 PM
Speechless Sunday: Penne Pasta with Red Sauce... well just to be clear I can never go wrong with making Penne with Red Sauce, the only thing better in Diane's eye would be Rigatoni with Red Sauce:)))
 
Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!
If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach … (49 comments)

endre barath: So, why are we here and how the heck did we get here? ... - 05/10/20 11:13 PM
So, why are we here and how the heck did we get here? Two simple yet difficult to answer questions as we remain, since my last newsletter, still sheltering in place. My purpose is not to answer these thought-provoking questions, rather to raise  them since we have the time to reflect as we are staying safe at home rather than fighting traffic and being out-and-about. I am sure the answers  are based on many variables.  And rather than speculate, I will instead share some real estate related information.
Seeing that we have a global economy, the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus … (25 comments)

endre barath: Wordless Wednesdays: Decisions, Decisions, need help... - 05/06/20 11:59 PM
Wordless Wednesdays: Decisions, Decisions, need help... well almost Wordless Wednesday... our friend Lou Nanquil stopped by with a different shippment. Check out the pictures and let me know which one you decided on:)))
Hazzelnut cookie dipped in dark chocolate:))
Bannana Bread and you tell me what is on top?:)
 
Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!
If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and … (23 comments)

endre barath: Flashback to the 1950's : Standing in line to be allowed to go to... - 05/03/20 11:43 PM
Flashback to the 1950's : Standing in line to be allowed to go to the grocery store... I remember when I was about six years old and stood in line with my mother to got to the Grocery Store. The place was Communist Hungary.... No in those days we did not have smart phones and we did not dress like this... fast forward to Covid -19 or should I say the year 2020. What are you seeing? I am standing in line to got to Trader Joe's a Grocery store. We have come a long ways or maybe not???
Wishing you a … (19 comments)

endre barath: How do you spell hypocrisy : here we all are, sheltering in place... - 05/02/20 07:44 PM
How do you spell hypocrisy: Here we all are, no matter where you live, sheltering in place; meanwhile, here in Los Angeles, flights from Wuhan are landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
As most of you know, I am a Beverly Hills Realtor who calls the 90045 zip code, Westchester, CA, home.   Westchester is in very close proximity to LAX. I have written many posts and taken many pictures of airplanes landing for your enjoyment. 
We have been Sheltering in Place for an exceptionally long time – 4 weeks, 5 weeks, 6 weeks – in the beginning I was counting the … (42 comments)

endre barath: Active Rain Members past and present, some are missed others are not... - 04/29/20 10:41 PM
Margaret Rome I would be remiss if I did not participate in your Active Rain Challenge. I have been on Active Rain longer than I can remember. Seriously ask Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089   when I joined! She was the first one to ever comment on my first blog post. I never forgot it, although the post was mediocre to lousy at best, she made me feel good. Here I am ten plus years later and I am on the first page of the Leaderboard go figure.
Over the years I  found my voice and started actively participating and connecting with other Active Rain … (48 comments)

endre barath: Is Los Angeles Real Estate currently in a Buyer’s Market?... - 04/27/20 10:52 PM
Is  Los Angeles Real Estate currently in a Buyer’s Market? 
This question came up the other day and I must admit  the answer is not a simple YES or NO.
 Depending what market segment of Los Angeles Real Estate, you are asking about will determine the answer. I will start out just incase you are not familiar with Los Angeles Real Estate; we have a great deal of compartmentalization in the greater Los Angeles area.
There is the Ultra Luxury Home Market, then there is the Luxury Market and then there is the Standard or should I say Affordable Real Estate Market (if there … (22 comments)

endre barath: Almost Speechless Sunday: Honest it is not what you are thinking... - 04/26/20 11:12 PM
Almost Speechless Sunday: Honest it is not what you are thinking! Check out Picture number two!!!
Thank you Westchester Bakery this was truly awesome!
 
Social Distancing over the fence!!!
Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!
If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or … (36 comments)

endre barath: 0 AVE 52 AND FILLMORE ST, COACHELLA, CA - 04/26/20 08:49 PM
 
Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!
If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, … (4 comments)

endre barath: Well I love it when there are random acts of kindness... - 04/25/20 10:29 PM
One of our neighbors usually brings us Chocolate Chipped Cookies around Christmas Time and they know how much we love them. Well today the doorbell was ringing. Holly started barking and Diane and I both went : Who the Hell is at the door that Holly is making such a fuss. Well it turned out out Neighbor Pat baked some Chocolate Chipped Cookies and they were still warm. Fresh from the oven, how about that, no request no communication just wanted us to be pleasantly surprised.
 
Now Diane and I will be competing who can eat them faster:) Ironically  I saw a cartoon the … (42 comments)

endre barath: Friendship & kindness in difficult times has more meaning than ever... - 04/22/20 10:19 PM
This post is just to show how friend's actions can mean a lot, both on the receiving end as well as on the giving end. Our friend Lou Nanquil sent me and Diane a Text if we would love to get Chocolate Filled Baked Muffins and Pistachio Short Bread Cookies? Well with that said my reaction was is the Pope Catholic? Are we in Lock-down Mode? Would we love to get home baked goods from a Master Baker? I am sure you guessed at our answer:))
Of course Diane had to make a funny and wisenheimer comment " No Thank You...JUST Kidding:))" so our friend … (33 comments)

endre barath: My Mother's French Salad Recipe, by popular demand - 04/20/20 11:24 PM
Well by popular demand Kathy Streib  and Michael Jacobs  I am going to post my Mother's French Salad Recipe. Now keep in mind I have been making this for decades and most people who tasted it wanted the Recipe. I have printed it out, many times and there were others who modified or copied it to the letter. Hope you will be inspired by it and if need be change it to your taste. Food is all about what you like and does not need to be followed to the letter.
 
So with that said here we go:
 
1 bag of Frozen Mixed Vegetables size … (23 comments)

endre barath: What does a Tea Kettle & Coffee have in common?... - 04/19/20 11:47 PM
 Three early  mornings in a row for me. Hope this will not become a habit. I have heard that it takes 21 repetition to make something a habit.
Monday I had to go to Trader Joe's as you might have read about my quest for Toilet Paper and Paper Towels. Indeed it was an early morning quest for me.
 As most of you know I am not an Early  Bird, needless to say I had to jump into Action! Diane complained  Tuesday Morning  that she smelled smoke. When there is smoke  I get called to action. Too bad it was early in the … (25 comments)

endre barath: Speechless Sundays: My mother's French Salad with Eggs - 04/19/20 11:02 PM
Well almost Speechless Sundays. My mother used the make this "French Salad" around Easter time with the Eggs. So being a traditionalist I would have been remiss if I did not make it in light of the fact we had all the hardboiled eggs.
Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!
If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most … (16 comments)

endre barath: Not your standard Easter Egg Coloring Technique, but it works... - 04/18/20 11:28 PM
Not your standard Easter Egg Coloring Technique, but it works.
Too much time on my hand? Or  did  I not have food coloring? Or did I  not have the standard Easter Egg Coloring? Why would I take all this time and effort to color eggs? I am sure many of my readers will be befuddled. Now keep in mind 2020 Easter was not your ordinary Easter.
As to the WHY? The answer is simple:  it was Easter and we were and sadly as of this writing we still are in a Corona Virus Sheltering in place. Not wanting to stress Diane out that … (38 comments)

endre barath: Wordless Wednesdays: Life of a Beverly Hills Realtor during CV-19... - 04/15/20 11:29 PM
Well almost wordless Wednesday! I received a phone call from the Mayor of Beverly Hills, CA. I am confident I was not the only Realtor that received this call. Basically it was a public service message that if I want to conduct business in Bevely Hills I need to wear a Mask. Now keep in mind I have also received six new forms from the California Association of Realtors that I have to have people sign if I show properties with Social Distancing.
Then to boot if I go to a Store may that be a Wine Store or a Grocery store … (76 comments)

 
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