How to Find a Good Luxury Real Estate Agent in Los Angeles

Blessed with incredible geography and one of the most desirable climates in the world, Los Angeles is a veritable treasure trove of real estate opportunity. From Beverly Hills to Pasadena, from Malibu to Palos Verdes, there are endless choices for the high-end home buyer. This sheer magnitude is both a gift and a hurdle for buyers making their first foray into the world of luxury real estate.

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Can We Survive the Robots???

Source: Discover Magazine

Source: Discover Magazine

Artificial intelligence has finally mastered the game of poker. Can we survive the robots? Check out the very interesting article in Discover Magazine here.

Incredible Architectural Talent- Upcoming UK Holocaust Museum

Source: Architectural Digest

Leave it to the Brits to choose the most amazing architects for this project. There is so much talent on our planet! I will always remember my visit to the holocaust museum in Israel. The beautiful candles which burn for all the lost children are a permanent tribute to the families who suffered so much. Check out the article here!

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Dare to Dream

Source: SF Gate

Source: SF Gate

If you had a magic wand and cost were no object, what would your dream home look like? Would it be in the city, at the water’s edge, in the wide-open space of desert or plains, or on top of a mountain? What passions would it showcase?

With the completion of 924 Bel Air Road, we can now see how Bruce Makowsky pictures the ultimate dream residence. As inspiration, he offers the words of Sir Henry Royce, the scion of Rolls-Royce along with Charles Rolls, “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.” (more…)

When George Lucas Imagines a Museum…

Source: http://lucasmuseum.org/

Source: http://lucasmuseum.org/

If Los Angeles is eager to be identified as a city of museums along with Washington, DC, Paris, and Málaga, Spain, this week brought good news. After nearly five years looking for a suitable location, the board of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) announced that the museum’s new home would be L.A.’s Exposition Park.

After considering both Chicago and San Francisco, the choice is a coup for L.A.. Mayor Eric Garcetti called it an “incredible gift.” In fact, it is a gift, the entire $1 billion project to be funded by Mr. Lucas and his family without cost to taxpayers. (more…)

The Season of the Lists

Season of ListsOne of the seasonal amusements of December and January is browsing the annual profusion of lists. If you’re wondering which books you should have read in 2016 or which movies you should be watching for in 2017, you can find list upon list.

We can look back on the stars and heroes that we lost, and peruse best-of music, television shows, golf courses, and travel destinations. There are lists of the year’s most memorable moments in sports, and even the year’s most underwhelming video games. We can find fashion predictions for the coming season, lists of the hottest kitchen remodels, and the names of the year’s top 200 art collectors. Pundits gather their candidates for the year’s best art and architecture, and we can whet our palate with a list of “Every Single Food Trend That’s Been Predicted for 2017.” Whatever we crave, there’s a best-of list out there somewhere.

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Joyce Rey Stands Out Among Real Estate Agents in LA

181A4681Los Angeles may not have been founded on real estate alone, but the real estate industry has certainly played an outsized role in elevating it from a small, rural backwater town to the beautiful, thriving city it is today. As a locale renowned for record real estate sales, it’s no surprise to learn that the region is filled with talented real estate brokers. Among the best real estate agents in LA, there is one name which particularly stands out, and that is Joyce Rey, Executive Director of Coldwell Banker Previews International.

Within the exclusive world of luxury real estate, Rey is considered to be peerless. Over her decades of experience in the high-end real estate world, she has guided some of the most significant property sales in the United States. During her illustrious career she has amassed over $3 billion in sales, setting many industry standards along the way. Just take a quick glance at Rey’s track record in Los Angeles and it is no surprise to learn Hollywood Reporter has described her as the “Billionaire’s Broker.” (more…)

Market Report–Beverly Hills and Beyond

jr-market-reportWhen the top real estate agents in the United States get together, as we did recently in New York, we compare market performance, trends, and indicators that might benefit our clients across the country and around the world.

Our 2016 Beverly Hills / Westside market exceeded last year’s sales volume for properties in excess of $5 million–and 2015 was the best in history. The top two $100 million dollar sales both involved Coldwell Banker. The 2016 market was very busy–more estates valued at $2 million or more were put on the market and listing and sales continued right through the year. Even December’s holidays didn’t slow our many motivated buyers and sellers. (more…)

The Hottest Beverly Hills 90210 Listings

It is possible that 90210 is the most famous zip code in the world. For decades it has been associated with luxury, glamour and exclusivity, and boasts a plethora of palatial estates. Situated both within the independent city of Beverly Hills and the West side of Los Angeles (the second largest residential region in the US), the residences of 90210 zip code offer world-class amenities.

FirepitOpposite the prestigious Beverly Ridge Estates community, situated in Coldwater Canyon, 9528 Dalegrove Drive is a stunning addition to the Beverly Hills real estate market. Southern California is renowned for its diverse single-family home architecture, and this Aspen-inspired four-bedroom home falls right in line with that legacy. Beautifully renovated and designed by 7 time Emmy Winner Melinda Ritz, it sits on a private property with 240-degree views of the Santa Monica Mountains’ peaks and canyons. Architectural elements such as exposed beams, wide archways and dark wood floors instantly transport residents to the rugged Rocky Mountain region. The property features lush, landscaped vegetation as well as an outdoor kitchen, jacuzzi, fireplace, salt water pool, four fireplaces, waterfalls and so much more. (more…)

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