Venice Beach Living ... Selling Venice CA real estate since 1987

... A boutique real estate brokerage selling the Venice lifestyle since 1987
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CJ Cole, Owner/Broker Venice Beach Living

JANUARY . 2017

the pulse of what's happening and what's
new with Venice, California real estate



December 2016 Venice Property Sales ...

See below for a list of all of the properties sold in Venice during December 2016 and the comparison chart.

January 2017 Venice Property Sales

Sales are for all of Venice and do not necessarily represent sales of CJ & Jay Cole. Information is compiled from CoreLogic and the MLS/CLAW. Sources are deemed reliable; however, no representation of any kind is made as to its accuracy


December Single Family Home Sales Comparison with Previous Month and a Year Ago

January 2017 Venice Home Sales Comparisons


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Sales Prices of Venice Single Family Homes Mellow ...

SALES PRICES MELLOW: The average sales price for single family homes in December ($2,172,521) was down 4% … marking the second month in a row of decline; however that figure was 14% above December of 2015. The average price per square foot was also down (6%) from the previous month and up 17% over a year ago.

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Avoid house-hunting drama  

How to Avoid House-Hunting Drama ...

HOUSE-HUNTING ??? Horror stories often abound when house hunting enters the conversation. Whatever you’ve heard, it’s natural to feel a little apprehensive when making what could be one of the biggest purchases in your life.

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Homeless Encampment  

Venice Median Homeless Development Workshop TONIGHT ...

FOCUSED ON THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE VENICE MEDIAN STRIP: Join VCH for a Visioning Workshop focused on a potential development in the parking lots at Venice-Dell-Pacific. The Visioning Workshop will be an interactive process and discussion that begins the process of developing a project proposal that addresses the housing and homeless crisis, creates community building opportunities, and contributes positively in many ways to the neighborhood.

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Venice Art Crawl Mixer  

Venice Art Crawl Mixer at the Lincoln Thursday Jaunary 19th ...

CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR  with art, culture and entertainment at the Venice Art Crawl mixer on Thursday, January 19th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Come  and meet artists and merchants, and enjoy an evening of friendly networking and socializing at the Lincoln.

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Pacific Resident Theatre  

Whatever Happened To? Opening Tonight in the Co-op Workshop at Pacific Resident Theratre ...

ROMATIC COMEDY EXPLORES BEYOND THE STORYBOOK PAGES: Have you ever wondered what happened to all those fairytale characters after you got tucked in? Here’s a comedic look at what might have happened to a few of those favorite childhood characters! This romantic comedy explores beyond the storybook pages, and reveals what happens AFTER the “Happily Ever After”. .

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G2 Gallery Alaska Exhibit  

G2 Gallery Opening Reception Saturday: The Gottlieb Native Garden & National Parks of Alaska and Hawaii ...

"THE GOTTLIEB NATIVE GARDEN" exhibit presents photography by G2 owners Dan and Susan Gottlieb and will serve as the backdrop to introduce National Wildlife Federation's new book by the same name. Written by Mallory Smith, with 120 spectacular photos by Susan, the book celebrates the Gottlieb's award winning native and drought tolerant garden ...


Venice Chamber  

Venice Connect - Doing Business After Dark - Wednesday January 25th ...

HOSTED BY THE ELECTRIC LODGE ... Mixi and mingle with local professionals at this month's mixer at the Electri Lodge. Enjoy the company of friends and colleagues while participating in a fun activity created especially for this event by the Electric Lodge.

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Interest Rates  

Fast Facts

California median home price - November 2016: $501,710 (Source: CAR)

California highest median home price by region/county November 2016: San Francisco, $1,360,500 (Source: CAR)

California lowest median home price by region/county November 2016: Siskiyou, $183,000 (Source: CAR)

California Pending Home Sales Index - November 2016: 114.4, Decreased 3.5 percent year-over-year (Source: CAR)

California Traditional Housing Affordability Index - Third Quarter 2016: 31 percent (Source: CAR)

Conforming mortgage rates - week ending 1/5/2017 (Source: Freddie Mac)

30-yr. fixed: 4.20% fees/points: 0.5%
• 15-yr. fixed: 3.44% fees/points: 0.5%

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We pride ourselves The decision of home-ownership is a big one and Venice Beach Living is dedicated to every one of our clients ... to serve them with honesty and integrity, to commit our extensive knowledge of the market place to their benefit, to oversee the transaction to their benefit and to provide personalized one-on-one service. We strive to be the best real estate brokerage in Venice ... not the biggest.

Our focus is VENICE ... only VENICE !!!

For more information on how Venice Beach Living can help you with all your real estate needs, please visit or give us a call at 310.773.6945.

Venice Beach Living

Phone: 310.823.3129 . 310.773.6945
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Please keep us in mind when you have family, friends or associates who are thinking of buying or selling a home ... We'd love to help them achieve their dream !!!

Thanks ... CJ & Jay

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PSS. The information above is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. This is not intended as a solicitation if your property is currently listed.