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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  On The Subject Of Infrastructure        On The Subject Of Infrastructure   I was thinking. About an entirely different subject.  And then the subject of infrastructure came to mind.  Okay, I know it may not be a typical pondering moment.  But that's how it works.  Sometimes.   Those things arou...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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I was on my way to a listing appointment and was aware that my gas tank was low and would be a challenge to get home.  So with that said, I decided to stop in and might as well stop and use the facilities. When I saw this picture I had to share.When I was growing up, my parents educated me about ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Well as most of you know it is June National Homeownership Month and as President George W Bush declared and said:“Homeownership is an important part of the American Dream…A home provides shelter and a safe place where families can prosper and children can thrive. For many Americans, their home i...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Diane & I are so worried about our pets and needless to say we read a scary article about Jerky and the damage it can do to dogs... I will write about it in more detail. Diane shared her concern with another animal lover like us and look what we received as a gift. Now we will give it to Holly an...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Since June is Designated as National  Home Ownership Month, let’s look at the state of  the Homeownership  with the statistics, facts and reasons for the same.As a background, some of you might not know, since the early ‘70’s there has been an obsession by pundits and statisticians to monitor and...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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“Next Stop Execution” The autobiography of Oleg Gordievsky a book review by Endre Barath, Jr.This book was published in 1995 and interestingly most historians have considered that the Cold War has ended around 1991. Then may I ask, why was there an attempt to poison this former KGB colonel in 200...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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My blue cheese dressing recipe by popular demand a follow up to my previous post.There is a saying among chefs and food connoisseurs,  that the better the ingredients the better the food will be. I subscribe  to this theory and try to practice it in all my cooking endeavors. Since the dressing is...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Off In The Distance  Off In The Distance  And then something happens.  Those things appear clearer that were once cloudy. Almost magically.  More distinct.  Perhaps more distinctive.  Becoming more obvious.  Not nearly so vague.  Lots of impressions are made on this path to clarity. In focus.  ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Last Sunday I wrote about the Twelve different varieties of Asparagus and I received a great many questions what it taste like and how does it look. The list goes on and on.... so with that said. Let me show you what it looks like if you use it raw and what happens when you blanch it like I did. ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Greek Style Garbanzo Bean Salad I wanted to make another easy side dish, I thought why not make a Greek Style Garbanzo Bean Salad. Now with that said the ingredients are simple:          Three cans of drained Garbanzo Beans          One British cucumber (chopped into quarter inch size)          K...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Shrimp and Vegetables with an Asian Flavor I always enjoy making ‘Pasta Salads’ when we have company. It allows  me to provide our guests with a flavorful side dish and if they like it there is always leftovers to take home. The challenge is to make something different wh...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Pondering Those Good Vibrations     Pondering Those Good Vibrations  This post title might cause you to channel the Beach Boys.  That's understandable to me.  I don't if it's my California roots but that 1966 song did bring back some old memories as the inspiration passed me on the road the oth...

By Connect CRE, ConnectCRE
(ConnectCRE)
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Your Next Lead. Your Next Deal.Buy, build, sell, finance & develop.Multifamily’s most active players from across the country, gather for insightful panels and networking to get deals done.Connect ApartmentsThursday, June 20, 2019 Location: JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE #ConnectApartments

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Speechless Sunday: Did you know that there are more ten types of Asparagus? I have heard that there are actually twelve types. I have had about six or seven of the Asparagus varieties in my life.They each taste differently this of course reminded me of Real Estate and Realtors. There are many dif...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Speechless Sundays: well almost! Out of all our cats, Jack is the only reader. Those of you who follow my posts have seen over the years that Jack is an avid reader. He is getting older, but continues to be a veracious reader.  He reaches to the book shelf and keeps getting books. Last few years ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Real Estate Poetry: Just for fun, let’s look at Real Estate  Marketing Language and the real meaning behind them.For many clients, this is a new language and with that said this becomes a learning experience. Best comparison is like picking up a book, but it is in a different language that we are...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 81
Remember my  Breaking News Post about  Re/Max & Redfin?? it was not that long ago there were a few who thought I was incorrect in my observations and summation of the events..... well in case you missed that post here is a link to it  Breaking News Re/Max and Redfin ..... Well I had to smile as I...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 14
Hope no matter if your Mother is here or long gone you had a wonderful and relaxing Mother's Day. Diane and I had a relaxing afternoon in our backyard.Holly was enjoying the quality time she had with both of us..... If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Likely Not A Tall Tale From Mrs. Alcindor    Likely Not A Tall Tale From Mrs. Alcindor  I have no reason to doubt Kareem Abdul-Jabbar(born:  Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) who was a standout basketball player at UCLA and then later professionally both with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Too Much Or Not Enough    Too Much Or Not Enough  It's a broad, far-reaching topic and one that can be very specific.  Not at the same time, of course.  I was thinking.  Okay, pondering.  Again.  About silence.  The sounds of silence.  And other things.  Different aspects of it.    As I look fo...

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