Berman Kandel + Patch.com

Imagine a locally curated, community-specific website that offers local residents a place to find out everything they’d want to know about their neighborhood from news, to events, to business listings, to photos–you name it!  where you could find out local news, events, Patch.com

Imagine a locally curated, community-specific website with information about everything you’d want to know–but only about your community! You’d find news articles, event listings, business directories–basically, the ultimate community resource made by you FOR you!

That’s the idea behind Patch.com, a new breed of community-centered website which serves as a local news and information source to local residents.  Patch.com is a way for people to find out about, and also participate in, their local community.

Berman Kandel is honored to be part of the Patch family now, as they’ve teamed up with two separate Patch networks: the Venice-Mar Vista Patch and the Marina Del Rey Patch.  Now when you visit Venice.Patch.com, and MarinaDelRey.Patch.com, you’ll see a Berman Kandel banner, placed either at the top of the page, or on the right side bar.

Happening This Weekend!

If you’re looking for something fun to do in the neighborhood this weekend then keep reading!

The Venice Meet

The Venice Meet will make its debut this Saturday in Venice on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

The new monthly open-air market  will feature live music, food, and tons of local vendors.
More than 50 L.A.-based vendors will line Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which was recently dubbed the  “coolest block in America” by GQ Magazine.Musical guests will include The Dustbowl RevivalLeftover Cuties and Song Preservation Society.

According to their website:

The Venice Meet is being launched in an effort to bring together local craftspeople, independent musicians, and specialty food artisans and provide them with a neighborhood forum to exhibit their wares.   At its heart, The Venice Meet will be about building community and capturing the independent spirit of this one of a kind neighborhood!

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and will be held at 1010 Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The next scheduled dates for Venice Meet are May 12, June 9 and July 12.

Abbot Kinney First Fridays

This Friday is the first Friday of the month, which means First Fridays on Abbot Kinney.  This free event runs approximately 6-10/11pm, with many of the eclectic shops, galleries and restaurants offering special events or extended hours.  Grab something to eat at one of the amazing local restaurants, or try something delicious from one of the many food trucks that will be lining the street.

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Stop by the Electric Lodge at 7pm for an audio/visual performace by Duo del Sol.  At 8pm, wander into Altered Space Gallery for Michele Mikesell’s latest circus-inspired exhibition entitled, “Hugo, Oklahoma.” According to their events blog, an art reception will be held after the performance at Electric Lodge, as well as a giclee print giveaway.
First Fridays are a great excuse to get out and explore Abbot Kinney for a truly unique VENICE experience!  LA…)

June 2011/ Local Market Updates

At the end of every month, Berman and Kandel likes to put together a market update for all of the local communities.  Here’s a look at what’s been going on in your neighborhood and around town!

Marina del Rey – Peninsula

June Listings:

  • 3209 Ocean Front        –    $3,150,000
  • 5318 Pacific                    –    $2,675,000
  • 20 Topsail                       –     $2,325,000
  • 27 Quarterdeck             –    $1,925,000
  • 3710 Esplanade            –     $1,800,000
  • 124 Buccaneer               –    $1,695,000
  • 6 Voyage #204              –    $1,499,000
  • 24 Buccaneer #2           –    $1,350,000
  • 24 Buccaneer #1           –    $1,345,000
  • 114 Buccaneer                –    $749,999
  • 4105 Pacific #6              –    $739,000
  • 30 Driftwood #3            –    $719,000
  • 20 Catamaran #304     –    $679,000

June Sales:

  • 14 Ketch #1                      –    $1,100,000*

Year to Date:

  • Listed in 2011                 –     44
  • Sold in 2011                     –    16
  • Currently Listed            –     37

Marina del Rey – Silver Strand

June Listings:

  • 146 Channel Pointe           –    $2,875,000
  • 311 Bora Bora #310          –    $710,000
  • 3722 Via Dolce                   –    $629,000
  • 4200 Via Dolce #134       –    $559,000
  • 311 Bora Bora #306          –    $439,900
  • 4600 Via Dolce #210       –    $439,000

June Sales:

  • 4319 Roma Ct                      –    $1,825,000*
  • 310 Tahiti Way #107       –    $425,000*

Year to Date

  • Listed in 2011                      –     30
  • Sold in 2011                         –      17
  • Currently Listed                 –      24

Playa del Rey – Beach

June Listings:

  • 7301 Vista Del Mar #22   –    $2,175,000
  • 7301 Vista Del Mar #6      –    $1,288,888
  • 7301 Vista Del Mar #37   –    $1,200,000
  • 7301 Vista Del Mar $42   –     $1,199,000

Year to Date

  • Listed in 2011                        –    26
  • Sold in 2011                           –     4
  • Currently Listed                   –     25

Playa del Rey – Bluffs

June Listings

  • 8115 Zitola Terrace            –     $1,675,000
  • 8152 Billowvista                  –     $1,599,000
  • 8307 Zitola Terrace           –     $1,099,000
  • 8211 Billowvista                   –     $875,000
  • 8115 Colegio                          –     $620,000

June Sales

  • 8221 Tuscany                        —     $841,000*
  • 8216 Tuscany                        —     $837,000*
  • 8101 Tuscany                        —     $800,000*
  • 8138 Tuscany                        –     $751,000*
  • 7337 W 85th St                     –     $625,000*

Year to Date

  • Listed in 2011                       –     31
  • Sold in 2011                           –    21
  • Currently Listed                   –    16

Playa Vista

June Listings:

  • 5625 Crescent #221                           –     $725,000
  • 6020 Seabluff #129                            –     $720,000
  • 13173 Pacific Promenade #103    –     $585,000
  • 5935 Playa Vista #109                      –     $549,000
  • 13045 Pacific Promenade #125     –    $525,000
  • 5625 Crescent #110                            –     $479,000
  • 12975 Agustin #417                           –     $449,000
  • 6400 Crescent  #122                          –     $349,000
  • 12975 Agustin #319                           –     $338,400
  • 6400 Crescent #113                           –      $335,000

June Sales:

  • 5739 Dawn Creek                                 –      $875,000*
  • 12975 Agustin #408                          –      $550,000*
  • 13045 Pacific Promenade #136    –       $539,136*
  • 13173 Pacific Promenade #230    –      $529,000*
  • 5400 Playa Vista #6                           –      $516,500*
  • 6400 Crescent Park #224                –       $460,000*

Year to Date:

  • Listed in 2011                                        –       74
  • Sold in 2011                                           –        55
  • Currently Listed                                   –        32

Venice Beach and Canals

June Listings:

  • 480 S Venice Blvd              –     $1,450,000

June Sales

  • 2309 Grand Canal              –     $2,750,000*
  • 412 Sherman Canal            —     $2,250,000*
  • 36 30th Ave                          –     $1,300,000*
  • 2908 Grayson Ave             –     $1,149,000*
  • 3010 Grayson Ave             –     $750,000*
  • 36 Breeze Ave #1                –     $710,000*

Year to Date

  • Listed in 2011                       –     21
  • Sold in 2011                           –     15
  • Currently Listed                   –     13

*Price per MLS data

VeniceBeach.com: Real Estate Powered by Berman Kandel

The Berman and Kandel Team is thrilled to announce their involvement in the recently launched VeniceBeach.com!  An excellent resource for all things Venice, VeniceBeach.com is committed to bringing residents and visitors the latest information about local news and events.

Visitors to VeniceBeach.com will also now be able to check out local real estate listings in Venice and the surrounding areas on the new Real Estate page, powered exclusively by Berman and Kandel.   You can view all of Berman and Kandel’s listings on the main Real Estate page of VeniceBeach.com, as well as search the MLS for active Venice properties for sale.

Check out Real Estate powered by Berman and Kandel here!