Marina del Rey, CA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Did you hear we had a 3.7 & a 2.4 earthquake yesterday in Marina Del Rey? I know to most of you it is no big deal, for those of us who live in Southern California, earthquakes are part of life. I was jolted awake from a deep sleep around 3:19am yesterday by a 3.7 magnitude earthquake. The epicenter was about 1.5 miles from Marina Del Rey, where we live. Two of our cats did not even get fazed by it and our third one looked at me sort of inquisitively. Diane slept thru the event. Keep in mind it lasted less than five seconds. Since there was no damage even the picture frames remained in their normal position I was appreciative and rolled over and continued sleeping. Needless to say the following morning, when I had time, I checked and discovered that around 5:27am there was also a 2.4 ear...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Does your Home Owner’s Insurance provide coverage for Flood? This is an important question you need to check in your insurance policy. Many home owners often mistakenly believe that flood insurance is only needed or are only available for properties that are located in a flood hazard area or otherwise known as “flood zone”. The best way to compare this response would be like saying, that your policy only covers Fires if you are located in a high Fire hazard zone, otherwise you do not need it. To clarify this misconception, let me tell you that, flood is one of the most common natural disasters in the US. Floods can result from torrential rainstorms and or hurricanes. Keep in mind it is not geographically limited. Floods can be caused by melting snow as another example. Areas that had re...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Fourth of July in Marina Del Rey, CA will be celebrated with Fireworks again. After the cancellation of the Fireworks last year due to budget constraints, local businesses have pooled their resources and brought back this wonderful holiday tradition. The fireworks display this year will be by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale. They are the best in my opinion. The family business has arranged many a national Celebrations including the 200 year celebration in New York City a while back. They are so good at choreographing the fireworks to patriotic music. The music will be broadcasted in sync with the display over Radio FM KXLU 88.9. If you watch it at Burton Chace Park the music will be relayed over loudspeaker. Those of you who are not bring a portable radio or maybe you can find it ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Did you know that Marina Del Rey, CA has a Water Taxi? Hornblower Cruises & Event a Marina Del Rey Yacht Charter Company has served as the Water-Bus operator since 2009 and will continue in this capacity for the summer season. This great news is reported by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors. The Waterbus runs will be available from:   5pm to Midnight on Fridays   11 am to midnight on Saturdays   11 am to 9 pm on Sundays and Holidays   There will be a Special WaterBus service during the Summer Concert Symphonic Thursdays on July 12th and 26th as well as on August 9th and 23rd for concert goers, who prefer water transportation to and from the classical concerts.   There will be seven locations where passengers can board the WaterBus, basically covering the entire Ma...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Marina City Club: best resort Condo  Complex in Marina Del Rey CA. If you are driving along Admiralty Way and you see these two gated entrances next to the Ritz Carlton hotel you found the Marina City Club. All the amenities are too much to list so I will just mention a few that might get your curiosity peaked. Three Swimming pools, six tennis courts, three racquet ball courts, A Spa, a Gym, a restaurant and a bar, a café which serves breakfast and lunch, a convenience store, a car wash and much more.     The best part is a two minute walk to the beach. If this is something you can envision yourself enjoying and living at. Then reach out to me to get the post current inventory. They are going fast, so do not wait too long. Prices range from $350,000 to $1.2 million depending on cond...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Breakwater Bistro at Mariner’s Village, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 If you have never been to Mariner’s Village you are missing out. This is a great Resort Style Complex in Marina Del Rey, CA. It has been around since the beginning of Marina Del Rey, but this post is not about Mariner’s Village, rather it is about the coolest little Bistro in the center of the community.   Breakwater Bistro’s Goal is to cater to the modern upwardly mobile person, who would like a healthy food and sometimes the not so healthy food, so both cravings are met. It is clear that the Restaurant’s objective is to cater to the needs of the people’s fast paced lives. Their menu is very clear about achieving this noble objective. I am going to mention some of the headings: 1.Raw/Vegan Cuisine, 2.Burger & Things, ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  The Cove: Also know as 1365 Marina Point Dr in Marina Del Rey, CA. One of The newest luxury Condominiums in Marina Del Rey, CA   As you know I have written many posts about Marina Del Rey, I have never written about the Cove. I felt it was time to highlight this great Luxury Full Service Condominium Complex. “The Cove” also known as 1365 Marina Point Dr. It is Luxury High-rise living; the most valuable units have Panoramic Ocean to City Views, after that are the ones with full Ocean views.   This is a full service building which has a 24hr desk with valet service. There is a heated pool, cabanas, hot tub and outdoor fireplace and Barbeque Pits. If this is not for you there is a concierge service that will meet all your need. There is a multiple use party room with wine cellar. If you ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
La Villa Marina is  a lushly landscaped community in a hidden pocket of Marina Del Rey,CA is located between The Marina Express way also known as California State Route 90 Freeway and Lincoln Blvd also known as State Route 1. These units were built in the mid to late nineteen sixties. All the homes consist of tri level townhomes of approximately 1550 – 1950 square feet of living space with great layouts. All the units have inside laundry, a large living room with a fireplace and dining room.  In addition they all have spacious enclosed patios on the ground floor and a large balcony on the second floor to enjoy the quintessential Southern California life style. In addition all the units have enclosed private two car garages with extra large storage areas. Best of all the units are locate...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Killer Shrimp Café Restaurant & Bar introduces: KILLER CAFÉ The newest Breakfast Place in Marina Del Rey CA is Killer Café! A new way to eat breakfast in Marina Del Rey CA: Call ahead for your favorite breakfast burrito, bagel or just coffee to go. By the time you get there it will be ready for you if you are in a rush. Now if you are in no rush than enjoy the Giant Outdoor Patio. The Killer Coffee Bar has a full menu of every type of coffee beverage from Lattes, cappuccinos to hot teas and hot chocolate. They have a full breakfast menu as well including Killer Shrimp and Grits. Their breakfast beverages include: Killer Bloody Mary, Mimosas, Bellini’s and many more. For the non alcoholic crowd they have freshly squeezed juices and fresh seasonal fruit smoothies. Needless to say the port...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Today was Flag Day: every June 14th we celebrate it! As I promised her is part two of the days one should fly the flag. I figured a good place to stop was at the six month mark. So here I am picking up where I left off yesterday: July 4th   to celebrate Independence Day   1st Monday in September, to celebrate Labor Day   September 17th to celebrate Constitution Day   2nd Monday in October to celebrate Columbus Day   October 27th Navy Day   November 11th to celebrate Veterans Day   4th Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day   December 25th to celebrate Christmas Day As I said before, State admission Days to the Union (State Birthdays) and any other State holidays the flag should be raised.   Remember the flag should not touch the ground and if you are flying it after the sun sets make sur...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
 A day in the life of a Cat loving Family: Welcome to Marina Del Rey! This is Diane' s bathroom, well at least where she  does her make up. Check out these pictures and tell me what you think. We have two out of the three watching her! An other picture of Douggy and Jill:)) Ok I will not bore you with any more will send aditional  photos by request:)))   If you are a consumer who is considering buying or selling a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contri...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Bird Watching: Literally Speechless Sunday in Marina Del Rey As most of you know we have three cats, they can never agree on anything. Looks like they are all in agreement “Bird Watching is like watching the MBA Playoffs” Jill, Jack and Douggy (from left to right)    If you are a consumer who is considering buying or selling a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.comor visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations.      
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Marina Del Rey, CA: How many of these historical facts did you know? As some of you who have been reading my blog over the years know, not only do I love Marina Del Rey, CA, but that I also live in Marina Del Rey. Once in a while I have written tidbits of history of the Marina, hence it has been a while so I think we are due for a few historical tidbits. So let me see how many of knew the answers to these questions?   1.       Did you know that Marina Del Rey is the largest man made Marina in the United States?   2.       Did you know that there are over 5300 small boat slips in Marina Del Rey?   3.       Did you know that Marina Del Rey has a population of around 8000+ people?   4.       Did you know that the Shoshone & Tongva Indians were the region’s first residents?   5.       Did y...
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By Ryan Case, 877-828-0710
(SCA Real Estate)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local Marina Del Rey Short Sale Realtor. As a Marina Del Rey Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our Marina Del Rey Short Sale Realtor to help answer any questions you have in regards to Marina Del Rey Short Sales. Marina Del Rey Short Sale Realtor Lloyd Cullen is a local Marina Del Rey Short Sale Expert with experienced Marina Del Rey Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   Marina Del Rey Short Sale Realtor We specialize in Short Sales for Marina Del Rey and Surrounding Areas Would you take on a project for a friend if you had no knowledge of how to get it done properly? Of course, you would not. We feel the same way when it comes to offering Marina Del Rey Shor...
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By The Condo Showroom The Condo Showroom
(The Condo Showroom)
Resort style condos in Marina Del Rey Are you interested in a resort style community or townhome neighborhood in Marina Del Rey? Nestled just northeast of the Marina itself minutes away from the famous Fisherman’s Village, is a beautiful community built between the 1960s and 1970s considered by most to be La Villa Resort Community. This sheltered and lushly landscaped neighborhood is comprised of about 20 condominium complexes offering townhomes with floor plans between two and three bedrooms with two to three-story layouts. This has been an ideal retirement community as well featuring just about everything you would want in a home but with the added benefit of having someone else deal with the landscape and maintenance. Although this is not an over 55+ community because families are we...
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By The Condo Showroom The Condo Showroom
(The Condo Showroom)
Live/Work Condos and Lofts in Marina Del Rey A live/work condominium or loft is a type of living space that is appropriate for residential living as well as an in-house office space. This typically means an office style kitchen or a one wall kitchen (no island or center counter area) and lots of open space perfect for designer arranging and office furniture. While not every live/work space will have this type of kitchen there will be ample space for furniture and open floor plans rather than distinct layouts and specific rooms framed in by walls. These types of lofts and condos spaces are perfect for setting up your desk and office space in front of floor to ceiling windows with glorious views of the area. Many of these types of lofts and condos offer private entrances which are perfect...
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By The Condo Showroom The Condo Showroom
(The Condo Showroom)
Marina del Reyis a is made up of a couple sections in the community. There is the actual Marina and then there's the Marina loft district just northeast of the marina itself. The Marina area focuses on homes, resorts, and condos nestled along the jetties in the Marina. The Marina runs out into the Pacific ocean by the Delray Lagoon and Ballona Creek and borders Playa Del Rey to the South. Just North of Marina del Rey in the Venice Beach Park area. The actual Marina is the world's largest man-made small craft harbor with 19 Marinas and a capacity for 5300 boats. Possibly the most popular area of Marina del Rey is Fisherman's Village. This waterfront mall is also a commercial boat anchorage and tourist attraction. It offers a beautiful restaurant, cafés, bistros, and shopping. It's a coll...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Marina Del Rey, CA Condominium Market Report for February 2012 Recent data suggest that the worst may be over and that the housing sector has begun to stabilize. This was on MSN.com a widely read portal on the internet. "While we still have a long way to go back to normal, the latest numbers are one more indication that housing is slowly turning the corner," Bob Nielsen, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, said recently. David Crowe, the association's chief economist, added, "We anticipate continued, slow improvement in housing starts and sales through 2012." Comments like this are being mentioned more often than what we have been used to seeing in the past two years. Now with that said I am still a firm believer that Real Estate is Local and in the Local statistics t...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
My First P.D.James novel: Innocent Blood  I have been collecting quietly PD James novels for a long time, but time and other books took priority. So finally I read my first PD James novel.  I decided Innocent Blood would be my first read. PD James is an amazing writer. This is not just a Murder Mystery that I was accustomed to reading.  What I found fascinating and in a strange way it was interesting, that I learned to like characters that I should have despised rather than like.    This is a story of revenge, atonement, forgiveness and at the same time a physiological thriller.  This book addresses the issues of adoption, families by blood lines and a lot more. This book is not for the faint at heart. Now I understand why PD James has such a large following, she writers much deeper th...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  Planned Power Outage in parts of Marina Del Rey, CA Planned power outages give the opportunity to complete ongoing maintenance and upgrade the grid with newer materials and technologies. It is part of Southern California Edison’s long-term plan to help revitalize Southern California’s power grid. This is all good for the long term benefit of better service for the increasing demand that the growing Marina Del Rey population needs. What does that mean in the short term for us consumers of electricity in the Marina? For me specifically since I work out of the House mostly, either a relaxing day or I better go to the nearest Coldwell Banker Office or nearest Starbucks for Internet Service. I opted to relax today and went for a walk to see what Southern California Edison is doing in my co...
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