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January 2019 Venice Property Sales ...

See below for a list of all of the properties sold in Venice during January 2019 and the comparison chart.

all of the properties sold in Venice during January 2019

Sales are for all of Venice and do not necessarily represent sales of CJ 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


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

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

A Look at the Venice Home Sales Stats for the Past 14 Years

A Look at the Venice Home Sales Stats for the Past 14 Years


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January Venice Sales Statistics Show Increases Over Previous Month and a Year Ago ...

The absorption rate (defined as the number of months it would take to sell the number of listed homes at the current rate of sale) decreased 43.8% from December and decreased 13.4% vs. a year ago. A decrease in absorption rate indicates a faster market pace ...

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Mortgage Rates Hit a 12-Month Low  

Mortgage Rates Hit a 12-Month Low ...

Rates for home loans fell to the lowest in a year as inflation cooled and investors braced for a slowing global economy. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.37% in the February 14 week, mortgage guarantor Freddie Mac said Thursday. That was down from 4.41% in the prior week. The 15-year adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.81%, down three basis points. The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.88%, down from 3.91%.

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10 Times to Hire a Contractor  

10 Times to Hire a Contractor ...

Wondering if it’s time to hire a general contractor? These pros are experts at managing all aspects of a project, including applying for building permits, hiring subcontractors, overseeing work and cleanup, and more. If you’re thinking of undertaking a major home improvement project, remodel or new build, a general contractor will likely be a key member of your team.

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Take the Plunge: The 4 Best Reasons to Buy a Home This Year  

Take the Plunge: The 4 Best Reasons to Buy a Home This Year ...

The housing landscape of the past several years hasn't exactly been friendly to buyers: the bidding wars, the eye-popping prices, the houses that sold before a "For Sale" sign even went up. It's enough to make any of us put our search on hold until we have a fighting chance at landing a home—without draining our bank accounts. Don't despair, though—this year still stands to look better than last for aspiring home buyers ...

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480 S Venice Blvd  

Check Out My Awesome Listing at 480 S Venice Blvd ...

READY TO ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE BY THE POOL? Just 4 blocks from Venice Beach and overlooking the Venice Canals this fabulous entertaining home awaits you. The sophisticated open layout features a state-of-the-art cook's kitchen, built-in booth dining for large gatherings + a romantic lounging area highlighted by a dramatic 3-story tall light installation. Home: 2428 sf, lot size: 3724 sf, year built: 1999. For sale... $2,850,000.

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My Pocket Listings  

Looking for a Property Not Listed on the MLS ???

GOOD NEWS !!! I have a few pocket listings in Venice which I can share with a serious buyer ... plus, access to quite a few other off-the-market properties. Give me a call at 310.773.6945 to discuss what you are looking for and if any of these properties might fit the bill for you.

California Home Affordability Inches Up in Q4  

California Home Affordability Inches Up in Q4 ...

The percentage of home buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced, existing single-family home in California in fourth-quarter 2018 edged up to 28 percent from 27 percent in the third quarter of 2018 but was down from 29 percent in the fourth quarter a year ago, according to C.A.R.’s Traditional Housing Affordability Index (HAI). The index has been below 30 percent for six of the past eight quarters. California’s housing affordability index hit a peak of 56 percent in the first quarter of 2012 ...

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Venice Local Coastal Program Pop Up Office  

Venice Local Coastal Program Pop Up Office Thursday the 21st ...

The Venice Local Coastal Program (LCP) planning team will be hosting the first "Pop Up" Office Hours of the year in Venice! You are welcome to drop by the Oakwood Recreation Center (Annex Room) any time between 4:00PM-8:00PM on Thursday, February 21, 2019 to get the latest developments ...

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Friends of Venice Library Book Sale  

Friends of Venice Library Book Sale Saturday, February 23rd ...

Bring a bag or a box to carry lots of books home! There will be hundreds of BOOKS FOR SALE at the lowest prices you'll find anywhere. All topics and genres are likely represented. 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Library, 501 S Venice Blvd ...

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Smart Love Now Playing at the Pacific Resident Theatre  

“Smart Love” Now Playing at the Pacific Resident Theatre ...

Smart Love is a new comedy with a scientific twist, about just how far human beings will go in order to salvage love. The Wachowski household is thrown upside down when their son makes a surprise visit home from MIT with an unexpected guest. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 3pm ...

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Venice Art Crawl on Abbot Kinney Boulevard Friday March 1st  

Venice Art Crawl on Abbot Kinney Boulevard Friday, March 1st ...

The VAC is kicking off their first art crawl of the year along Abbot Kinney Boulevard (from Venice to Main) in conjunction with First Fridays on Friday, March 1st! Celebrate art, culture, and entertainment at this art-tastic event ...

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Beach Fit Workout (Venice Ca) Meetup  

Beach Fit Workout (Venice Ca) Meetup ...

This workout has a nutrition focus combining fitness and community. The location is always changing each time they meet. There are 20-40 people in the indoor classes and 50+ at the beach classes. This is a great way to meet new people who live in our neighborhood while getting in some exercise.

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Charcoal Venice  

Charcoal Venice ...

Charcoal Venice located at 425 Washington Blvd is owned by Michelin-starred chef Josiah Citrin. The restaurant was inspired by the backyard barbeques he would host for friends and family. Everything is cooked over charcoal or coals indoors. The cabbage baked in embers is a favorite of mine along with the marinated skirt steak and the little gems salad. The grilled chicken wings are delicious and a great snack along with a charcoal margarita at the bar ...

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 Why 2019 Promises to Be Better for Buyers  

Why 2019 Promises to Be Better for Buyers ...

After inventory and affordability challenges in 2018, prospective home buyers may have better chances of scoring a property this year. Affordability will remain an issue in some high-priced markets, says® Chief Economist Danielle Hale, but overall, the national market is looking brighter for buyers who have stayed on the sidelines. Here’s why ...

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Smart Devices Lend New Opportunities for ‘Home Invasions’  

Smart Devices Lend New Opportunities for ‘Home Invasions’ ...

A growing number of reports reveal that hackers are increasingly gaining access to homeowners’ smart devices to spy on them. Most smart-home devices must connect to a network and can be controlled and monitored remotely through a smartphone app—which potentially makes them vulnerable to cyberattacks. ...

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CJ COLE . Associate Broker . Bulldog Realtors

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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.