ralph gorgoglione: 5 Things I am Most Thankful for that impact my business - 11/17/15 10:10 PM
5 Things I am Most Thankful for that impact my business
1 - My Broker and Managers
Way back when I first obtained my license, I was allowed to come on board Prudential John Aaroe (now Berkshire Hathaway).  I was just a new licensee, and it was due to my partner Richard Ruggaber and my then manager Michael Williamson who allowed me to become an agent at one of the most well-respected brokeragses in the area.  I went through the mentor program there and that was one of the best things that could have happened to me as an agent.  It was in those … (4 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Dreamy, Cozy North Hollywood Spanish Home for Lease - $2,950 - 11/11/15 11:32 AM

$2,950/mo, 2Bd/1Ba Single Family House, 1068 sqft. 
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ralph gorgoglione: Hey ActiveRain Peeps, someone needs our help....... - 11/05/15 12:19 AM
Hey ActiveRain Peeps, someone needs our help.......
 
For those of you that may not know, Kokku.org is a charitable foundation that I founded earlier this year.  You can read all about Kokku at www.kokku.org

Kokku.org has a new recipient this month who needs our help.
Bonnie Gordon is 69 years old and works as a part time caregiver for clients with Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and those with mental challenges. She lives in the Santa Barbara area and works five days a week and cleans houses on a sixth day. She has Signet Cell carcinoma in her bladder. The bladder has to be removed as soon … (2 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Our Non-Profit Charitable Foundation is up and running! - Kokku.org - 10/26/15 12:54 AM
Our Non-Profit Charitable Foundation is up and running! - Kokku.org
We did it folks!  Kokku.org is now up and running!
Articles of Incorporation have been filed, 501(c) status has been approved by the IRS, bank accounts and credit card processing is set up, and the website and mobile website are up and running.  We actually had our first recipient issued a check, and video recorded!
Kokku, Inc. is a non-profit corporation and a community of people who share the vision of making the world a better place with the simple principle of Love for one another.
It is not a community with any type of … (4 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Personal Property: The MLS is NOT the contract! Argh!! - 10/22/15 07:44 AM
Personal Property:  The MLS is NOT the contract!  Argh!!
Personal Property is an issue that almost always comes up during a real estate transaction.  In the easiest definition of terms, "personal property" would be anything that is not permanently attached to the home.
Some typical examples of that would be appliances such as a refrigerator that is free-standing, washer and dryer, a free-standing microwave, above-ground spa, potted plants, a free-standing pergola, patio furniture, or in some cases you're crazy Uncle Gooch that lives in the trailer parked behind the garage.
 
Nonetheless, the MLS (multiple listing service), for the most part, was designated for listing … (57 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Valley Village - Average Home Sales Prices - 3 Years Running - 10/20/15 11:58 PM
Valley Village - Average Home Sales Prices - 3 Years Running
Valley Village is one of the most unique cities in the Central San Fernando Valley.  It often gets confused with it's adjoining neighboring cities - Studio City and North Hollywood.  If you are looking for homes that are within close proximity of the film and TV studios, yet still have somewhat of a rustic charm and/or larger lots, Valley Village is one of those areas you will probably want to consider.  It's one of the reasons why some home buyers prefer Valley Village over its typically higher-priced neighbor to the south, … (4 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Burbank - Average Home Sales Prices - 3 Years Running - 10/17/15 12:25 AM
Burbank - Average Home Sales Prices - 3 Years Running
Burbank is one of those cities that have a high demand due to it's proximity to the entertainment industry, namely the television and film studios.  Burbank homes tend to not only hold their value extremely well, but have the greatest potential for equity gain.  Burbank does have quite an ectlectic range of values due to it's proximity to adjacent cities that have much different geographical settings.  It borders the cities of Toluca Lake, Glendale, Sun Valley, North Hollywood, and unincorporated areas of the City of Los Angeles.  Both Disney and NBC Studios are … (2 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Studio City - Average Home Sale Prices - 3 year running - 10/15/15 11:25 PM
Studio City - Average Home Sale Prices - 3 year running
Studio City is one of those cities that have a high demand due to it's proximity to the entertainment industry, namely the television and film studios.  Studio City homes tend to not only hold their value extremely well, but have the greatest potential for equity gain.  The schools and metropolitan areas are high demand also.  Carpenter Elementary school is many times the reason many parents seek the boundaries of Studio City for their next home.  And the area of Ventura Blvd. in Studio City is one of the busiest, sought-after destination points … (0 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Charming 3-Bedroom Traditional Home with Guest Unit - $399,000 - 10/14/15 07:02 AM

$399,000, 3Bd/2Ba Single Family House, 1244 sqft. 
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ralph gorgoglione: JUST SOLD! Arbor Park Valencia Condo - $345,000 - 09/29/15 01:35 AM

$345,000, 2Bd/1.75Ba Condominium, 1154 sqft. 
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ralph gorgoglione: JUST LISTED! Mid-Century Granada Hills home - HUGE lot - $625,000 - 09/14/15 08:39 AM

$625,000, 4Bd/2Ba Single Family House, 1745 sqft. 
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ralph gorgoglione: JUST SOLD! Charming condo-by-the-sea - Port Hueneme - $289,000 - 09/01/15 06:44 AM

 
JUST SOLD! Super-charming 2-Bedroom single-level condo by the sea - Port Hueneme - $289,000
Double attached garage, HUGE private courtyard, 2 bed/ 2 bath, extra-large master bedroom, golf course, massive recreation center. Amazing ocean breezes!
Congratulations to our client Linda! We're so happy to have been a part of this journey with you!
http://mrmlsmatrix.com/DE.asp…
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ralph gorgoglione: JUST LISTED! Clean-lined, contemporary Valencia Tempo Home - $499,900 - 06/12/15 03:25 AM

$499,900, 4Bd/3Ba Single Family House, 2043 sqft. 
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ralph gorgoglione: FABULOUS Mt. Washington Mid-Century with Jetliner Views - $849,000 - 04/10/15 05:38 AM

$849,000, 3Bd/2Ba Single Family House, 1665 sqft. 
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ralph gorgoglione: JUST LISTED! Spacious, metro Sherman Oaks 1-bedroom PLUS loft - perfect location! - 11/27/14 11:12 PM

$359,923, 1Bd/2Ba Condo, 1084 sqft.  
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ralph gorgoglione: The Meaning of Intrinsic Value in Real Estate - "What's It Worth"? - 10/18/14 01:00 AM
The Meaning of Intrinsic Value in Real Estate - "What's It Worth"?
 
In residential real estate, one of the most important factors is valuation.  What is a property worth?  Seems simple, right?  Just see what has sold in the neighborhood and you should get a pretty good idea, yes? Just get an appraisal, correct?  Well, the valuation of residential real estate is not quite that simple.
 
In the mix of residential real estate valuation is a huge principle called "intrinsic value".  Huge enough that you can sometimes call it the "elephant in the room".  What I mean by that … (23 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: How To Hold Your Leverage As A Real Estate Agent In A Changing World - 07/25/14 01:09 AM
How To Hold Your Leverage As A Real Estate Agent In A Changing World
Real estate agents wear many hats.  Those of us who have been in the business for a while can certainly attest to having played such roles of broker, stager, psychologist, friend, designer, accountant, attorney, babysitter, petsitter, housekeeper, counselor, chauffeur, and on occasion - chief bottle washer.
The traditional role of a real estate agent used to hold much more "mystery" behind it.  Mostly stemming from what properties are on the market as well as what properties are coming up soon.  Those agents who have been in the business … (23 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Phenomenal Clean-Lined Contemporary Valencia Discovery Home - $589,000 - 06/18/14 07:58 AM

$589,000, 3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 1701 sqft.  
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ralph gorgoglione: JUST LISTED! Whittier Lakeridge Condo - $199,000 - 06/09/14 05:13 PM

$199,000, 1Bd/1Ba Condo, 678 sqft.  
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ralph gorgoglione: Ralph's Gluten-Free Update - The LA Real Estate Market As I "Seez" it....June 8th, 2014 - 06/08/14 04:56 AM
Ralph's Gluten-Free Update - The LA Real Estate Market As I "Seez" it....June 8th, 2014
OK, Peeps.  So we're hummin' along.  Still quite a bit of activity in the market.  Multiple offers on those properties that show well and are priced correctly. 
Home prices continue to rise based on the low inventory levels.  Interest rates took a slight dip last week for the first time in a while.  This will continue to keep the market stimulated as the lower rates continue to make the payments for most folks affordable.  Conforming loans ($417,000 and below) are averaging around 4.25%.  I did, however, … (5 comments)

 
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