Friday, August 5, 2016

View Park Declared a Historic District



#NationalHistoricDistrict  #ViewPark  #SouthLA  #HeatherPresha  #MarkRidleyThomas

Hi Everybody~

Just wanted to make sure you all know that View Park has been added to the National Register of Historic Places!!

With about 1,800 homes near the stretch of LaBrea Avenue to Crenshaw Boulevard in unincorporated Los Angeles County, View Park is the largest National Historic District in the United States.....Read More



#ViewPark  #HistoricDistrict  #HeatherPresha  #SouthLA

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Top 5 Tips to Have a Beautiful Backyard in Summer

Hi Folks!

The summer is bringing more sunshine and your favorite outdoor activities like backyard barbecues, relaxing in the hammock or having coffee in the garden. And of course, there is no better time to enjoy the outdoor space for Los Angeles homeowners. Did you know that you can enhance the value of your home by sprucing up your backyard?


Here are a few tips to spruce up backyard to make it a beautiful space to spend your summer:


  1. Clean Out the Space After Winter: Unclutter and discard any unwanted items. Create a blank canvas for new design. Have a yard sale to get rid of any unwanted items--use that money to buy a new outdoor fountain or potted plants for example.
  2. Lighting: Many Los Angeles homeowners choose to dress up their outdoor living space with lighting.String lights are perfect for small backyards and look good in any living space.
  3. Pergola: Installing a pergola to your outdoor space can define your backyard. It will extend your backyard space and offer more privacy and shade. We all know that summer is the perfect season to spend more time in the outdoor space. Adding pergolas in your backyard space will help you enjoy a meal with family, relaxing in the shade and protect yourself from the scorching sun.
  4. Consider Planting: Summer is a perfect time to plan your outdoor space and give it an impressive look. When creating your backyard space, make sure that you leave some space around plants for their growth. A well-maintained garden will make your backyard even more appealing. Keep in mind that plants need food to grow. You can feed them with different types of fertilizers to help your garden blossom. Make sure that you consult a gardening expert to know what's best for planting. Many Los Angeles homeowners choose to add decorative planters to give it a fresh new look.
  5. Outdoor Oasis: By now your backyard is ready and looking appealing with lighting, pergolas and planting. Don't you think adding a few more things can add more style? It is advisable to add a water fountain and comfortable outdoor furniture to give your backyard the best presentation.

So, considering the above tips will help you getting great space into the swing of Summer in Los Angeles and making it more exciting.

Please feel free to give me a call if you need any other design ideas or if you need help with buying, selling or investing in Los Angeles Real Estate.  323-559-9081

You can find more photos of backyards at this link:
http://www.houzz.com/photos/query/backyard-designs/nqrwns



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Homes for Sale in LEIMERT PARK...

Well Folks...

The inventory in Leimert Park is finally perking up, but so are the prices!  Either way, in my opinion, it's still the best buy in L.A. with regards to the amount of space, proximity to great amenities and abundance of brilliant character.  For real!

Here is my favorite pick from the list.  Totally gorgeous!! 
It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Spanish Style home on Edgehill Drive--in the heart of Leimert Park.  
It's 1,529sf and a 4,620 lost size).  Listed for $719,000 (by Power Brokers International)
 #LeimertPark   #SouthLA   #CrenshawCommunity   #HeatherPresha  #JohnAaroeGroup

Take a look and tell me what you think... 
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST


If you're considering buying a home in the Crenshaw Community, I'm happy to help--give me a call today: 323.559.9081

~HP

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The First Offer in is the BEST ONE...

Hi Home Buyers!
 
Are you tired of guessing when you should submit your offer when you know there will be multiple offers on the house you love?  My advise--be brave and be the first in line!!
 
Trending Now: A lot of listing agents are subscribing to the idea that the first offer in is usually the best offer. This is important because listing agents are there to guide and advise their seller clients on which offer to select. With that said, BUYERS--try not to hesitate when you find your perfect home. Put your best foot forward in regards to your price, terms and being the first offer on the table. It's the best way to separate yourself from the competition and show sellers that you mean business.  
 
Because inventory is so low, especially in the Crenshaw District, coming in strong from the start is the best way to go.  
 
Even if you're not the highest offer overall, odds are good that once all the offers are in, you may get a second chance with a counter offer.  
 
And remember, if you really love the house say it with price--it's not worth loosing the fight over a few thousand dollars, which may ultimately only mean $50-100 more on your monthly payment.  Talk to your loan officer, break it down. Everything must be "Dollarized" in Real Estate! It's the only way to win.
 
 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

4525 10th Ave./FOR SALE in Park Mesa...$545,000 (3bed/3bath)

Hi Everyone...
Check out my new listing in Park Mesa, on 10th & Vernon Ave. 

#452510thAve #HeatherPresha #ParkMesa  #ParkHillsHeights #Craftsman #LeimertPark #JohnAaroeGroup


It's a beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath Craftsman Style home, practically brand new inside!  It's got a fresh coat of paint, stainless steel appliances, central AC and shinny laminate floors through out. The house sits on a corner lot, completed fenced in, with a beautiful rose garden in the front and paved rear yard--a blank canvas for you!  Did I mention this property is Zoned R2?...Yes, you can build another unit in the back!  And this home is close to several walking trails, 3 blocks from Leimert Park Village and the proposed Metro Station. Listed at $545,000, it's a total steal!  

You must see it for yourself though...we'll hold Open House Thursday (4/14) from 11am-2pm and Saturday (4/16) from 1-4pm.  Address is 4525 10th Avenue, LA 90043 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

SELL WHILE THE MARKET'S HOT!


Blog Post by Heather's Husband, Miles Presha
HEATHER'S DONE IT AGAIN!!!! 
#4169Leimert #HeatherPresha  #LeimertPark #SouthLA #Multifamily #90008

4169 Leimert Blvd. Leimert Park 90008
Listed for $550,000
Sold for $575,000!!!!

Yes, this past summer saw a ridiculous hike in prices in South Los Angeles, particularly in Leimert Park and the surrounding enclaves of the Crenshaw Community.  Homes were going as high as $730,000 - something no one could have speculated...but it doesn't seem as though things are calming down just yet.  

Need proof? Read for yourself - here are excerpts from Heather's recent interviews in the L.A. Times and LA Weekly.

The Expo Line is soon to complete its westward expansion to the beach, and the southern leg of the railway, headed to the airport, is still stretching its way underground.   Even though construction has disrupted traffic along the Crenshaw Corridor, all cash investors and exhausted homebuyers are keeping a keen eye open hoping for new new listings to pop up in and around Leimert Park,  Park Mesa Heights and even further south in Inglewood as the announcement of the new NFL stadium has values soaring 67%!!!!
Artist's rendering - proposed Raider's Stadium
Bottom line: It's a great time to sell.  There are still multiple offers pouring in that can get property owners over their asking price. Remember that having a good agent who knows the market, the community and the local agents is crucial to getting top dollar and a having a smooth transaction. 

Want to check out how your value matches up to others?  Check the recent MARKET SNAPSHOT of  RECENTLY SOLD HOMES in South L.A.'s hottest zip codes - 90008 and 90043 
CLICK HERE. 

Heather is happy to help you come up with a great plan for success!! Call her directly at 323.559.9081 or email her at HeatherPresha@aaroe.com


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Leimert Park Community Clean Up...Saturday April 16th


Hi...Everyone is meeting up to CLEAN UP.  Hope you'll join us this Saturday, APRIL 16th at:
Crenshaw Church of Christ--2719 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. (corner of Sutro Avenue)
See updated details below.
~HP

#LeimertPark  #HeatherPresha  #SutroAvenue



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Eat, Shop, Play...In the Crenshaw!

Hey Everybody...

I just want to remind you all to make your best efforts to support the businesses along Crenshaw Blvd. during the construction of the Metro Line.  I had a great time with Community Business Liason, JC Lacey of LA Metro.  He is doing amazing things to help promote The Brooklyn Deli in Leimert Park.   Eat, Shop Play Crenshaw.  I salute you, JC!
#EatShopPlayCrenshaw #LeimertPark #HeatherPresha #CrenshawExpoLine #LAMetro #JCLacey







































   
Here's a picture of their new Thanksgiving Special Sandwich:

Maple honey turkey on sourdough, mayo, cranberry sauce, cranberry cheese & spinach.


#BrooklynDeli #LeimertPark #HeatherPresha #EatShopPlayCrenshaw

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

What's FOR SALE in Leimert?


Hey Folks...

Happy Holiday Season to you all!!
There are only 8 properties listed in The MLS as of today!!  Here's what's for Sale in Leimert:
 CLICK HERE FOR LISTINGS
This one is my favorite...2 homes on a lot only $495k. Click the link above to see all the details!!!
Listed by Gibson International, MLS #15-963635 #LeimertPark