ADRIAN DI MAIO

YOUR PERSONAL REALTOR & NOTARY PUBLIC

DRE # 00898952

Picking The Right Neighborhood

You're in the market to buy. You've probably given a lot of thought to the type of home you want as well as your budget and buying price range. There's an additional topic, though, that requires your careful consideration. Which neighborhood is right for you?

Neighborhoods vary as widely as the people that live within them. Some have diligent HOA's with strict rules of appearance and conduct, while others are more lax ... sometimes to the detriment of home values.

It's important to research the neighborhood where you're considering purchasing a home. You want an area that fits your needs, personality, and social habits. These factors can influence your overall happiness just as much as that updated master bath or outdoor kitchen.

First, consider the safety of a neighborhood. In many big cities you'll find more affluent neighborhoods adjacent to large strips of rental apartments or low-income housing. Now, this doesn't always present a problem, but it can mean a trickle over of petty crimes, such as vandalism and theft. Check with the local authorities to see crime rates for the neighborhood.

You may also want to check the national sex offender database to see if any offenders live in your new neighborhood. Again, there may be no need to have concern, but having all the facts can help you make a more educated decision.

Next, check out the lines for local school districts. Some neighborhoods may surprise you by which district they're in and that's a big deal for some families. You may already have children in a certain school and don't wish for a move to displace them.

You'll also want to see how far away amenities are. Do you want to be able to walk to shops and restaurants? Walkability is really important to some buyers. Others are happy when grocery stores and gas stations are just around the corner.

In order to properly assess a neighborhood, you should be sure to gather the facts. Your REALTORĀ® should have data on the most recent sales (comparables) in the area. This will help you see the latest trends in pricing. Are home prices dropping? If so, by how much? Is there a large percentage of distressed homes for sale in the neighborhood? This could signal a larger trend and indicate further median home value reductions in the future.

You can also get information from people that already live in the area. Take a walk or drive around your prospective neighborhood. Take a good, hard look at the state of repair of the homes and how good yard upkeep is. If you see someone out in their yard, don't hesitate to go introduce yourself.

You could say something like, "Hi! My name is X and I'm thinking of buying in this neighborhood. What do you think of this area?" If you're lucky you'll find a talker that can give you all the down and dirty details, from the neighbor that plays his music a little too loud to struggles with a picky HOA. They may also be able to answer questions about the social aspects of the community. Is this a neighborhood that has block parties, neighborhood watch meetings, and is friendly and social? Is this a place where people mostly keep to themselves?

Picking the right neighborhood is just as important as picking the right house

FEATURE LISTINGS

16128 Haldane Street Whitter, Ca. 90603


Large home with over 1,600 sq.ft. and large family room with rock fire place. 3 bed and 2 bath house has large kicthen and 2 fire places with 2 car garage.Great location in Whitter close to school and shops.


Only $545,000

2336 PASADENA AVE LONG BEACH, CA 90806


Only $550,000

Great Income Property


4 UNITS WITH 2 BUILDINGS ON LOT. FRONT UNIT IS 3BDRM HOUSE, REAR IS 2 STORY BUILDING, WITH 2 BDRN 2BA ON TOP FLOOR, AND 2 1 BDRMS DOWNSTAIRS. NO RENTS, ALL UNITS ARE OCCUPIED BY FAMILY MEMBERS, AND WILL BE VACANT AT C.O.E

This one will go fast! So call me now !

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1002 S GRANDEE AVE

For Only $375,000

Large 4-Units


2 units are 3 bed and 1 bath and the other 2 units are 2 bed and 1 bath imcome monthly $4900.00


Great Investment!

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9776 Peavine Drive, Beverly Hills,Ca. 90210

Only $755,000

 INVESTOR'S DREAM!

Build your dream home!

2 PARCELS WITH AWESOME VIEWS. The 2 parcels situated at the end of a cul-de-sac. Approx. 1.4 acres over 58,000 Sq.Ft. Houses in the area are selling from $1 mill to $5 mill. Great investment. Hurry it won't last


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507 OAKHURST DRVE BEVERLY HILLS,CA. 90210 ONLY $3,495,000

4 BEDS 4.5 BATHS SQ FT. 3,968 BEST PRICE IN THE FLATS. SELLER VERY MOTIVATED. INCLUDES GUEST HOUSE. POOL & SPA. CALL ME OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO.

5749 DOLPHIN PLACE LA JOLLA, CA. 92037 ONLY $2,995,000

4 BEDS 4 BATHS SQ.FT. 3008 ACROSS FROM THE SURF WITH SECTACULAR VIEWS BUILT 2009 CALL ME OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO.

20 ROCKCREST DRIVE RANCHO MIRAGE, CA. 92270 ONLY $2,495,000

4 BEDS 4.5 BATHS SQ.FT. 5,725 REDUCED $500,000 SELLER WILL CARRY UP TO 80% 24 HR GATED SECURITY . COME EXPERIENCE A PERSONAL HOME THAT HAS THE FEEL OF A PRIVATE RESORT. THIS IS TRULY DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU THE FEELING OF LUXURY IN EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE. EVERY DETAIL WAS GIVEN EXTREME THOUGHT AND CARE WHILE CREATING THIS ESTATE WITH OVER 5700 SQ.FT OF LIVING SPACE . THIS HOUSE HAS 4 BEDROOMS AND 4.5 BATHS. THE KITCHEN IS THE CENTER OF THE OPEN FLOOR PLAN INCLUDING GRAND FOYER, DINING AREA AND MEDIA/LIVING ROOM ALL OF WHICH FLOWS TO THE OUT DOOR LIVING SPACES. THE GUEST QUARTERS ARE FULLY SELF CONTAINED WITH 2BEDROOMS AND TWO BATHS WITH A SEPARATE OUTDOOR SPACES This property CAN COMPETE WITH THE WORLDS FINEST RESORTS. THE POOL AREA HAS a outdoor kitchen area as well as a FIRE PIT. COME SEE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AT HOME ON VACATION.Located behind the Gates of Mirada Estates CALL ME OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO.

24683 PACIFIC COAST HWY MALIBU CA. 90265 ONLY $7,995,000

4 CONTIGUOUS LOTS BEHIND GATES WITH PRIVATE DRIVE ESTATE PROPERTIES, LOCATED AT BELLA VISTA. 135-235 FT FRONTAGE CALL ME OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO.

24685 PACIFIC COAST Highway Malibu, CA 90265 ONLY $1,995,000

Bella Vista project 4 vacant lots with amazing views Nothing is off limits in a house when you start from scratch, Create your perfect dream home/sanctuary with large yard, gated drive,and amazing ocean views plans available permits need to be renewed CALL ME OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO.

624 WESTMOUNT Drive West Hollywood, CA 90069 ONLY $1,149,000

Sqft: 3000, Year Built: 1937, # of Units: 4It is the hottest area around! Melrose! Artsy neighborhood! great rental property either fix it up and make it fabulous or leave it alone and they will still be knocking down the doors if you ever get a vacancy!This property has a unque advantage of being close to many thingsSELLER IS MOTIVATED BUT IS FIRM ON THE PRICE CALL ME OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO.

1757 North NORMANDIE Avenue #9 Los Angeles, CA 90027 FOR ONLY $249,000

Beds: 2, Baths: 1, Sqft: 1159 Spacious mid century style unit with bright open floor plan. Spacious two bedroom one bath. Has two tandem parking spaces, laundry room on site, Walking distance to Barnsdale park, shops and Griffith Park. Unit needs a little update but what a price! Will not go FHA. What a price and location - hurry this one wont last CALL ME OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO.

FOR LEASE ONLY $5,500 20 ROCKCREST Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Beds: 4, Baths: 4.5, Sqft: 5725 COME EXPERIENCE A PERSONAL HOME THAT HAS THE FEEL OF A PRIVATE RESORT. THIS IS TRULY DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU THE FEELING OF LUXURY IN EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE. EVERY DETAIL WAS GIVEN EXTREME THOUGHT AND CARE WHILE CREATING THIS ESTATE WITH OVER 5700 SQ.FT OF LIVING SPACE . THIS HOUSE HAS 4 BEDROOMS AND 4.5 BATHS. THE KITCHEN IS THE CENTER OF THE OPEN FLOOR PLAN INCLUDING GRAND FOYER, DINING AREA AND MEDIA/LIVING ROOM ALL OF WHICH FLOWS TO THE OUT DOOR LIVING SPACES. THE GUEST QUARTERS ARE FULLY SELF CONTAINED WITH 2BEDROOMS AND TWO BATHS WITH A SEPARATE OUTDOOR SPACES This property CAN COMPETE WITH THE WORLDS FINEST RESORTS. THE POOL AREA HAS a outdoor kitchen area as well as a FIRE PIT. COME SEE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AT HOME ON VACATION.Located behind the Gates of Mirada Estates CALL ME OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO.

7661 CURSON Terrace

Los Angeles, CA 90046

$5,495,000

Beds: 5, Baths: 5, Sqft: 5800

High above Los Angeles, this stunning home offers the best of all worlds Location is completely private, behind gates no neighbors, yet 3 minutes to Hollywood Blvd! BUILT WITH AN ARTIST'S EYE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL, THIS CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE SITS ON A ACRE LOT Amazing VAULTED CEILINGS, WALLS OF GLASS AND GREAT FLOOR PLAN PROVIDE A DRAMATIC SETTING FOR INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIVING. CALMING AUTHENTIC, FABULOUSLY CHIC, THIS PROPERTY IS ALWAYS WELCOMING Main house is perfection Master on the 1st level all other bedrooms, are downstairs with 2 living areas, a private gym, a media room. PRIVATE PRODUCTION STUDIO WITH space for a staff , separate edit room.

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23924 De Ville Way #C

Malibu, CA 90265

$899,000

Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Sq. Ft, 1,470

Welcome to this gorgeous town home that is, hands down, one of the finest units in Malibu. This fully furnished and renovated, ocean view stunner will amaze you. Great entertainers unit with living/dining/kitchen and Ocean patio open floor plan downstairs. A large laundry room and additional storage also round out the lower level. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, both bedrooms have fabulous ocean views and balconies. Large master suite, boasting a walk in closet and large bath with double vanity, glass steam shower and luxurious bath tub. Salt water pool in complex too!!

HOA includes EQ insurance, water, trash, maintance, and basic cable

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2307 Mira Vista,

Montrose, CA 91020

$1,275,000

3 Units

5,000 SF Bldg

$425,000 Price/Unit

Description

3 units for sale unit 103 is 1574 sq ft unit 104 is 1574 sq ft unit 106 is 1864 sq ft all units are rented now but can be delivered vacant or the tenant will stay

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30310 Regent

Cathedral City, Ca. 92234

$4,995,000

33Building Size:100,000 SFPrice/Unit:$151,363.64Property Type:MultifamilyProperty Sub-type:Government SubsidizedAdditional Sub-types:Special Purpose (Other)Property Use Type:Cap Rate:8%

Description

Brand new Construction with great value and views! 33 units available in a 40 units complex. everything set up, HOA, golf membership, all 2 bedroom 2 bath 1488 sq. ft.

close to PAlm springs, Rancho mirage

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10933 Wellworth Ave #11,

Los Angeles, CA 90024

$620,000

Just South Of Wilshire just West of Westwood blvd. REMARKS: RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN an Excellent townhouse in prime Westwood location. An easy stroll into the heart of Westwood Village to restaurants, shops theaters and UCLA.Sophisticated and elegantly updated with designer features throughout. Downstairs offers a beautiful open floor plan and entertaining space, designer hardwood floors w/custom french doors leading to Huge Private patio.Phenomenal gourmet kitchen and dining area w plenty of cabinetry, stainless appliances, and honed black granite.Upstairs has two bedrooms, each with private baths on opposite sides of floor plan for added privacyThe master suite features, soaring 25' wood beam ceilings, a private third floor loft (great for home office) walk in closets, marble and limestone full bath and dressing area. The second bedroom features a fully renovated private bathroom with new copper plumbing, shower. Side/side laundry in unit, two underground secure parking spaces and large storage area This gated and tranquil complex has a total 18 units. eq insurance extra storage loft space is not included in Square. H.O.A. $425.00

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26901 PINEHURST Drive

Valencia, CA 91355

BANK APPROVED SHORT SALE AT $620,000

REDUCED!! ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED Beyond the Gates of the Woodlands, adjacent to Valencia Country Club, is an opportunity not to be missed! This home is like a private villa w/Moroccan inspired architectural details throughout, surrounded with outdoor space upstairs & down. Walk into a formal entry with muted marble flooring & detail throughout 1st floor, opening to a Great Rm for living & dining featuring vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace w/detailed hearth & recessed lighting w/French drs open to custom bar & built-in grill for entertaining. 1st flr Master BR suite includes his & her walk-ins and glass shower w/sumptuous tub, & french doors open to alfresco dining. Chef's Kitchen w/island & Brkfst Bar, pantry & Family Rm has built-in speakers, gas fireplace, recessed lighting, and French drs extending onto outdoor oasis. Dining Area off Kitch w/French drs to patio. The art Studio is privately located. The marble staircase leads to open loft-like space w/Den & Ofc. located on a Cul de Sac

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MORTGAGE CALCULATOR

Broker/Agent does not guarantee the accuracy of the square footage, lot size or other information concerning the conditions or features of the property provided by the seller or obtained from Public Records or other sources. Buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of all information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals. Copyright Ā© 2012 by Combined L.A./Westside MLS, Inc. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Prepared by: Adrian Dimaio DRE# 00898952

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