In Santa Monica today, there are 220 properties for sale (↑19) from $289,000 to $12,750,000, and 120 properties for rent (↓4) starting from $1,475.
There is a lot of press lately about a big pull back in real estate across the country. Contrary to other areas, I’d say that things are definitely looking “up” in #SiliconBeach, as demonstrated by the data charts below.
Numbers for Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and Playa del Rey are slightly more mixed, but those are small markets with anomalies in housing stock.
These charts reflect data for single family homes. Click each chart for [Read more…]
One of the big reasons I joined Coldwell Banker was because of their success in Silicon Beach.
Not only do we have a great office just off Abbot-Kinney, we also have [Read more…]
By luck and happenstance, I fell into real estate just as Web 1.0 was hitting its stride. Suddenly you weren’t one of the cool kids if you didn’t have a static brochure site up with contact information and a cool .com or .net domain name. A picture of an agent with his or her dog was not uncommon. It was a heady time, especially for a lawyer who didn’t have a clue about any marketing, much less internet marketing (despite the staggering tuition I paid my law school 😉 ).
Then came Web 2.0…
Flash forward to the mid-2000’s and people wanted a little more action from their website experience. They got comfortable filling out forms with personal information and handing over their credit cards to buy things from faceless strangers. They got empowered! And they got [Read more…]