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

MAY . 2017

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



April 2017 Venice Property Sales ...

See below for a list of all of the properties sold in Venice during April 2017 and the comparison chart.

April 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


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

April 2017 Venice Home Sales Comparisons

The Venice Real Estate Market Trends by Month for the Last Year

Past Year's Sales C


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Average Sale Price and Price / Square Foot Increase in April ...

The average sale price ($2,193,353) increased 10.2% from last month but decreased 4.5% from the April 2016 figure. The average price per square foot ($1,253) increased 17% over last month and 1.0% over a year ago ...

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Avoid House Hunting Drama  

How to Avoid House-Hunting Drama

Horror stories often abound when house hunting enters the conversation. Whatever youíve heard, itís natural to feel a little apprehensive when making what could be one of the biggest purchases in your life ...

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Whats the house size?  

What's the House Size? No One Is Really Sure

Just how large a house really is may depend on whom you ask. Thatís because appraisers, developers, builders, real estate professionals, tax assessors, and architects all measure spaces differently ...

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Home sellers to do list  

7 Important Things Home Sellers Often Forget to Do

When youíre selling your home thereís so much to do: find a Realtorģ, do touch-ups, get that balky air conditioner fixed, look into staging ... Itís no wonder that sometimes things fall between the cracks ...

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Home buyers  

Gallup Poll Shows High Hopes For Homeownership

While the historically low homeownership rate as reported by the Census Bureau has improved only marginally over the last year, a recent survey by Gallup indicates that it may be on the edge of change ...

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Appraisal value  

Appraisal Values Lag Homeowner Expectations

Homeowner and appraiser views of home values are diverging more each month. In April, appraisals were an average of 1.90 percent lower than what the owner expected ...

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Venice Chamber of Commerce Mixer  

Venice Chamber Happy Hour Wednesday June 6th at Rose Cafe

Join us at Rose Cafe & Restaurant for our monthly happy hour to enjoy a casual opportunity to make new connections and build relationships in and out of the Chamber ...

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Merchants of Venice  

The 6th Annual Venice Chamber Merchants of Venice Showcase Saturday May 20th

Join us for the 6th Annual Merchants of Venice Showcase and check out the businesses in our community! New this year - A Kid's Korner with face painting, kid's yoga and more fun activities ...

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Venice Art Crawl  

Venice Art Crawl Thursday May 18th

Enhance your evening with art, culture and entertainment at the Venice Art Crawl on Thursday, May 18th from 6:00 - 10:00 pm, where you can meet artists and merchants on Venice Blvd, from the beach to Oakwood Ave ...

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Venice Art Walk  

Venice Art Walk Sunday May 21st

On May 21, join Los Angelesí most prestigious artists in giving back to Venice Family Clinic. Venice Family Clinicís Art Walk & Auctionsí signature Silent Art Auction showcases the leading names in contemporary art and the next generation of talent ...

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Venice Spring Fling  

Venice Spring Fling Saturday May 20th

The annual Venice Spring Fling music and arts festival celebrates its seventh year of totally free entertainment at the beach on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. in Windward Plaza Park ...

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POW/MIA Mural  

POW/MIA Mural Restoration Unveiling Ceremony Memorial Day

Restoration efforts have begun on the POW/MIA Mural, which was vandalized on Memorial Day weekend 2016. Come and see the restored mural at the special unveiling ceremony on Memorial Day 2017, Monday, May 29th 10:30 - 11:30 am ...

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Interest Rates  

Fast Facts

California median home price -March 2017: $517,020 (Source: CAR)

California highest median home price by region/county March 2017: San Mateo and San Francisco, $1,350,000 (Source: CAR)

California lowest median home price by region/county March 2017: Del Norte, $130,000 (Source: CAR)

California Pending Home Sales Index - March 2017: 107.4, Decrlined 4.5 percent year-over-year (Source: CAR)

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

Conforming mortgage rates - week ending 4/13/2017 (Source: Freddie Mac)

30-yr. fixed: 4.02% fees/points: 0.5%
• 15-yr. fixed: 3.27% 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.