Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's here again...The FREE Leimert Park Art & Music Festival!

Hi Everybody!
Here are the details for the FREE Annual Leimert Park Art & Music Festival--this weekend!!  
Hope to see you all there.
Love,
~HP
#LeimertParkArtFestival  #LeimertPark  #HeatherPresha

Saturday, August 23, 2014

ATTENTION: Hopeful Home Buyers


Hi, Hopeful Home Buyers!

Don't you want to know what to expect during the purchase process BEFORE you go shopping for a home?




After you get your pre-approval, my BUYER'S TO DO LIST will help you feel confident about your journey to homeownership with this amazing 12 Step Plan. 

I meet with hopefuls in my office to review the process--it takes about 38 minutes to cover everything.  I provide cold drinks and yummy snacks while you're learning the essentials. I have helped many people get clarity and buy their first home using this systematic approach...for example, take a look:


Jodi and Jeff took my list and made a bigger version, taped it to the wall in their apartment so they are reminded every day about what comes next.  I was really impressed with them!!  Love it!!!


This lovely couple posted their list on the fridge during their purchase. Every time I checked in with them on the phone we would review the next 3 steps until we got to the end and I gave them their keys!!


Kat and Anders liked the list too!   They always had great questions and called ME first when they started feeling anxious--then I would talk them "off the ledge"...HA!!  They too made it to the finish line!

Let's face it, buying a house is NOT easy, but with good guidance and a great plan it is always possible!



Call today to schedule a one on one consultation: 

323-559-9081 or email me at preshaproperties@gmail.com
#HopefulHomeBuyers  #HeatherPresha  #LeimertPark 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Active and Sold Listings in Leimert Park and Surrounding Areas





Summer's almost over, and school is back in session next week - but there's plenty of activity still brewing In Leimert Park and the surrounding areas in Baldwin Hills and some other parts of the 90008 zip code.  You'll notice prices are still affordable, but there are some homes still sitting which might be due to over-pricing or a shift in the market.  There's still time for you to get in and find that home you've been searching for.




Whether you're looking to buy, or are curious about your own home value, click on the market snapshot below and preview the properties we've selected for you. This market analysis will give you a good idea of the ranges in prices in the area:

      Market snapshot link  -   http://cloudcma.com/pdf/a655901a21fb05870880ec2717317545



Let us know if we can help you with your real estate needs.  Whether you're buying or selling, or just curious about how much your house is worth, we can help.   

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The LA Times Takes a Poll on Living in Leimert Park...

Hi Folks....

I recently went to the "I Live Here" section of The LA Times and had the pleasure of filling in the blanks to "define my neighborhood". I want to let the world know Leimert Park is an AMAZING place to live--see below. 

Click here to do the same: 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Interview with KCRW/NPR Radio: New Metro Line & Home Values in Leimert Park...

Hi Guys...

Who would have thought that NPR Radio (#KCRW) would come out to my house in Leimert to interview MEI was truly honored!!!

We talked about how the construction of the Metro Line would effect the home values in #LeimertPark and the surrounding areas.  

My new found friend Saul Gonzalez, reporter for KCRW, really wanted to hear my opinion - and why I don't like the term gentrification.  


Here's what we said, Click Here:
http://blogs.kcrw.com/whichwayla/2014/07/is-there-a-link-between-gentrification-and-light-rail-photos

Or Listen to the Interview Here:

https://soundcloud.com/kcrw/rail-to-gentrification


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Heather Presha lives in L.A.’s Leimert Park neighborhood. She hopes when a new light rail line opens in the area in 2019 it will bring new retail and community amenities to her largely black and Latino neighborhood. (Photo: Saul Gonzalez)


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There are more than 80 miles of light rail and subway lines in Los Angeles County and more are being built or planned. Beyond taking care of people’s transit needs, many officials hope they can also be powerful engines for neighborhood development. (Photo: Saul Gonzalez)
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Light rail supporters often advocate transit oriented development, putting residences and new businesses near transportation stops. This apartment building is just steps away from a Gold Line station in L.A.’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. It’s thought such developments both encourage mass transit ridership and new outside investment in communities. (Photo: Saul Gonzalez)
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Metro, Los Angeles County’s transportation agency, says the opening of the Red Line subway in the 1990s is largely responsible for the recent commercial boom along Hollywood Boulevard, with trendy stores, hotels and restaurants opening near the stations. (Photo: Saul Gonzalez)
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There are plenty of critics who say building light rail and subway lines doesn’t generate the kind of development and investment many people expect. This Gold Line stop in L.A.’s Boyle Heights neighborhood was supposed to bring retail and residential development around it, but so far that hasn’t happened. (Photo: Saul Gonzalez)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Great Idea for Small Yards in Leimert Park....

Hey Guys...
Here's a great gardening idea!! 
Got a small yard?  No problem, a vertical garden is a wonderful option--click here to read more:

Turn a Small Space Into a Big Harvest With These Awesome Vertical Gardens | True Activist




Leimert Park Metro Station...It's REALLY Happening!!

Hi Folks...

Just keeping you informed.  See below--construction for the Leimert Park Station if finally underway! 

It will take 4 years to complete and there will be more traffic than ever on Crenshaw Blvd., but it will all be worth it.

My prediction is that we are going to see more of the amenities that we want and need because of this new transportation system.  I think I speak for most Leimert Park Residents when I say that we want and need a Coffee Shop, a Trader Joe's and superb Charter School.  If you're with me Residents, let me hear you say, "Amen!".

For those of you who have been thinking about buying a home in Leimert, you better get in while the prices are still affordable!  Contact me now to schedule your buyer's consultation.

~HP
323.559.9081
preshaproperties@gmail.com



Hello Community Stakeholder,
Construction for the Leimert Park underground station and an underground tunnel is anticipated to begin soon in the late summer of 2014.  Long term traffic reconfiguration will be implemented on Crenshaw Bl to support the construction of the station and tunnel, where two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.   During the first phase of construction, a construction work zone will be established on the west side of the street between 43rd St and Vernon Av for approximately five weeks.  See attachment for details.
Construction for the Leimert Park underground station and tunnel is anticipated to last approximately four years, and will entail various phases of construction.   More detailed information regarding the construction of the Leimert Park station will be made available on the project website.  Construction activities for the Leimert Park Station and tunnel will entail the following:
·         Long-term lane reductions on Crenshaw Bl between 43rd St and 48th St throughout construction.  Two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained during the majority of time throughout construction.
·         Construction of this underground station is anticipated to last 4 years.
·         An area on the east side of Crenshaw Bl near 43rd Pl will be used as a construction yard and staging area throughout the duration of construction.
·         After the completion of the early and initial phases of work activities, most of the construction of the underground station and tunnel will be conducted below the street of Crenshaw Bl.
Feel free to contact Metro Construction Relations for more information regarding this construction work activity.
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project