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Another fantastic interview on the way, this time featuring Matthew E. Weinberg. A Los Angeles artist with an art blend of pop, music, and political satire. Be sure to check back for the full length interview coming soon.

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According to Redfin, Mount Washington is the single most popular L.A. neighborhood to purchase a home . . . Do you own own a place in L.A.? Do you want to?

https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/02/jan-los-angeles-housing-market-tracker.html

Los Angeles Real Estate | 4235 2nd Avenue | Matthew Weinberg

Matthew Weinberg PLG Estates | Angels City Real Estate BRE #: #01856211 Phone: 323-702-1097 Email: matthew@plgestates.com 4235 2nd Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 2 Bedroom Spanish Casita located in Arlington Park.

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Homeowners whose lenders played fast and loose with their foreclosures may be in for a payday.More than 4 million mortgage borrowers who were foreclosed on between 2009 and 2010 will have a chance to request an independent review of how their foreclosure process was handled, according to Joe Evers, the deputy comptroller for large banks at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).Should the review find that “financial injury” occurred as a result of an error or other deficiencies in the way the foreclosure process was handled, the homeowner may receive compensation for their losses. However, just how much money the borrower will receive has yet to be determined, said Evers.The reviews ar...

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Walking The Beat / Matthew Meets Sarah

http://angelcityrealestate.com/ Driving Home on Maltman Ave. in "The Junction" one afternoon I stopped to speak with Sarah Arnold. She is an Artist who sets up her easel and oils on the side of the road and paints Landscapes. Sarah is a free spirit . . just watch.

When moving into a new area it’s nice to know about recent home sales and the average price per square foot. But how do you really gauge a neighborhood? By who lives there . . . works there . . . who shops and eats there . . . Who are your neighbors?
With “Walking The Beat” I attempt to get a little bit closer to the actual heart and soul of our fair City.
This is Sarah. She is an artist I had the pleasure of meeting only recently, although I have seen her around for years. She just sets up her easel and oils at the top of Maltman Avenue in Silver Lake and paints. Sarah loves all the views, perspectives, and colors that the hills have to offer.

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Angel City Caravan : 2261 Hollyridge Dr. 90068.mov

Gorgeous three bedroom and three bathroom retreat set on the border between Los Feliz and The Hollywood Hills. This home boasts Canyon and City views . . . Nestled behind vast greenery this home offers maximum privacy, the utmost in luxury and a sense of serenity tucked neatly into the heart of The Angel City.

Gorgeous three bedroom and three bathroom retreat set on the border between Los Feliz and The Hollywood Hills. This home boasts Canyon and City views . . . Nestled behind vast greenery this home offers maximum privacy, the utmost in luxury and a sense of serenity tucked neatly into the heart of The Angel City.

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You can help to clean our Oceans by drinking Bloody Marys this Sunday morning at Fandango Salon in Sunset Junction . . . Sort of.
Every April for the past five years, long time Silver Lake resident and local business owner Barbara James raises money and awareness to help clean our imperiled Oceans.
By dedicating 100% of the proceeds from their Annual Garage & Bake Sale to Surfrider Foundation, Barbara and Fandango are part of a world wide collective of Aveda Boutiques that have helped raise $16 million and counting for clean water initiatives since 1999.Go Barb!
Please come down to Fandango Salon this Sunday morning, April 29 between 9am-12 pm and check out all the fantastic merch! Everything is sure to please and all the money raised goes to a cleaner planet.
Oh yes, and Carmen is making her Super Secret Bloody Marys! Sounds like a win/win for everybody.
Fandango Salon / 1601Griffith Park Blvd. 90026 / 9am-12pm

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Million Dollar Home Sales, ranked by 2010 sales #s
2009 2010 2010′s Most
Zip Community Sales# Sales# Expensive
90266 Manhattan Beach 260 326 $6.30 mill.
94010 Hillsborough 261 323 $8.25 mill.
90049 Brentwood 254 289 $14.20 mill.
95014 Cupertino 215 282 $3.10 mill.
95070 Saratoga 206 282 $5.00 mill.
90272 Pacific Palisades 193 263 $26.08 mill.
90210 Beverly Hills 190 256 $29.82 mill.
92660 Newport Beach 166 254 $5.46 mill.
94025 Menlo Park 252 254 $5.30 mill.
92037 La Jolla 259 252 $10.00 mill.
90274 Rolling Hills Estates 187 245 $5.50 mill.
92651 Laguna Beach 203 244 $16.75 mill.
94024 Los Altos 211 243 $4.75 mill.
94022 Los Altos 174 218 $6.15 mill.
91302 Calabasas 128 196 $13.00 mill.
92130 Del Mar 179 188 $5.10 mill.
92657 Newport Beach 141 185 $14.50 mill.
94539 Fremont 145 182 $2.60 mill.
94306 Palo Alto 145 181 $2.97 mill.
95120 San Jose 131 179 $3.50 mill.
94941 Mill Valley 131 170 $5.50 mill.
90265 Malibu 127 167 $36.97 mill.
92625 Corona Del Mar 126 166 $34.12 mill.
90275 Rancho Palos Verdes 140 164 $4.85 mill.
94566 Pleasanton 111 163 $3.90 mill.
If you’d like a native Angelino to help you navigate ANY PRICED listing in this fair city feel free to reach out.

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February pending sales up 9.2% from year ago

The National Association of Realtors is predicting existing-home sales will jump 7 to 10 percent in 2012 to the highest level in five years, based on an “uneven but higher sales pattern” so far this year.
Pending home sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent from January to February, which was up 9.2 percent from the same time a year ago, NAR said today in releasing its latest Pending Home Sales Index.
Last week, NAR reported a similar trend for existing-home sales, which were down 0.9 percent from January to February, but up 8.8 percent from a year ago.
The pending sales data released today provides a glimpse into more recent trends, because it tracks homes that were under contract in February — deals that will in most cases be finalized within one or two months.
NAR said 31 percent of Realtors experienced contract failures in February, in some cases because buyers’ mortgage applications were rejected or because appraisals came in below the negotiated price.
In the Northeast, NAR’s index slipped a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent from January but was up 18.4 percent from a year ago.

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Mortgage rates image via Shutterstock.com.Mortgage rates eased this week, remaining at or near record lows as the spring homebuying season approaches, Freddie Mac said in releasing the results of its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.While low rates boost affordability, many would-be buyers are still unable — or unwilling — to finance a home purchase.“Fixed mortgage rates bottomed out in January and February of this year, which is helping spur the housing market,” said Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac chief economist, in a statement. Pending sales of existing home rose in January to the strongest pace since April 2010, and sales figures for December saw upward revisions, he noted.Testifying before the House Financia...

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