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2041 Glencoe Way, Los Angeles, CA 90068

2041 Glencoe Way is nestled in the Hollywood Hills, in the secluded neighborhood of Hollywood Heights. The community is ViewfromInlawdoorbordered to the north by the Hollywood Bowl and is close to Runyon Canyon, shops and nightlife.

The charming multilevel Mediterranean was built in 1926 and is one part of a dynamic duplex with only a single shared wall. Saltillo tile leads you up the stairway to a welcoming blue door. Upon entering you can choose to go up into to the living area or down to a separate, large in-law suite with private entrance and bath.Living Room

In total, the residence features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an extra bonus room that can be a study or den. It also boasts 2 balconies and 2 patios that provide the perfect perch for a bird’s eye view of Griffith Park Observatory and the downtown Los Angeles skyline.

On the main level, you’ll find an open living room with original brick fireplace, highlighted with brand-new Saltillo tiles and fresh paint. A large balcony extends from the living room and features a heat lamp and space for seating.

The main level also features a formal dining room with French doors opening to a Juliet balcony, as well as a roomy kitchen with walk-in pantry and newly-installed dishwasher.10994875_831286006960509_5939699329014308875_n

Upstairs the renovated master bedroom features a detached full bath and is Bedroom3spacious enough to accommodate oversized furniture. You’ll also find a door, which opens to a set of blue stairs leading down to the back garden patio and BBQ pit. A tiled path leads from there to a full-size laundry room and extra storage space.

On the third level of the home, you will find a bonus room and the third bedroom, which has a large wall closet and custom built-ins, along with a private ½ bath. The bonus room is reminiscent of a light house and has windows covering two corner walls, maximizing your view.bathroom

The house also includes one covered parking space and has street parking options.

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The ONE questions every buyer should ask their agent!

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Call My French Butler – Lifestyle & Estate Management Services by Natacha Manhart

Peace of Mind and a 5-Star Experience”

History– A dream turned to reality! Natacha defines a luxury experience as meeting your expectations every day ,without fault. From our experience, that is exactly what the concierge queen does on a daily basis, with help from her highly-qualified team. Whether it’s being a personal assistant to the head of Sony call-my-french-butler-Natacha-MannhartEntertainment in Europe or a helping hand to a family who needs assistance with their estate, Natacha has a five-star track record. And you will find your experience to be nothing less. The service is highly proficient, focused on your needs and happiness, while providing an elegant French twist! As a native of France, Natacha studied at Le Cordon Blue, the renowned culinary school in Paris, to work for five-star hotels and restaurants throughout the world. While managing various teams of about thirty people she came to realized there was a need for a unique, professional and personal concierge service. The dream was born! In 2006 Natacha relocated, traveling across the globe to the United States and settling in our beloved city of Los Angeles, California. Initially she managed two high-end hotels: Bel-Air Hotel and the Peninsula Hotel. However, in 2009 she set out on her own to create a custom experience: Bringing her professional management skills to her clients’ doorsteps. Natacha, awash with warm welcome, developed and trained an extremely qualified staff and also built relationships with individuals of high regard from various specialty fields to create a dynamic and seamless experience for you!

Service – Unmatched and Unprecedented

Natacha’s abilities include, but are most certainly not limited to:

Estate: Administration Staff Management Shopping Interior and Exterior Decorating Maintenance & Repairs
Lifestyle/Personal: Travel Arrangements Schedule Management Entertainment Special Projects/Event Planning
Home: Organization Solutions Scheduling Grocery Shopping and Meal Planning

  

 

 

Today her business is thriving and her team and client base are growing rapidly. We couldn’t be happier to have met such a carinDVD Coverg and thoughtful person. We also would highly recommend her services to help you with your needs. Big or small, your needs are important and will be handled accordingly by Natacha and her team. With over 20 years of experience providing tailored services, she will handle the task you would rather delegate so you can focus on what really makes you happy. Once you speak with her you will understand exactly how she has become so popular in such a competitive field. Nat_concierge_19sept2013_big

You can read more about Natacha on her official website, or feel free to drop a line or shoot an email using the information below.

Phone: 323-351-1623

Email: natachamannhart@gmail.com top-concierge-services-los-angeles-concierge-services-los-angeles

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The one question a buyer should ask their real estate agent!

Asking questions is crucial to making an informed decision. Being experts in the Los Angeles real estate market who foster close relationships with our buyers and sellers, we’re sharing the top questions you should be asking your real estate agent when buying a home.

1. “Can you please send me the recent comps for the home we just viewed? I love it and I want to make an offer!”

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Compare to recently sold properties in the area!

Don’t base your decision on the listing price! Reviewing comparable market data will give you an advantage when it comes to the amount you want to offer for the home, as well as insight to the potential return on your investment should you ever sell. Home prices are based on what a buyer is likely to pay for a dwelling, and also depends on other factors such as location, finishes and amenities, to name a few.

“What is comparable market data?” This is a pricing strategy that will consist of 3-5 listings that are similar to your proposed purchase property and that have sold in the last six months to a year. You’ll find details like square footage, lot size, zoning, finishes, and upgrades. Now see how they compare to your dream home, based on the similarities and differences you can add or subtract respectively and come up with a value. On top of that your agent will be able to help explain or answer any questions about upgrades to plumbing and electrical, or the previous selling price. Ultimately, this will make you feel good about your purchase and prevent buyer’s remorse.

Here are some other questions a buyer should ask their real estate agents:

2. “Do you have reviews or referrals from past clients?”

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A picture is worth a thousand words, so is a review!

Requesting a review should be one of the first questions a Realtor® is asked by a would-be buyer, and for good reason. Client reviews are highly personal and sometimes emotional — the good, the bad and the RAVING. Real estate is an emotional and personal experience and likely the largest purchase you will ever make. Reviews or referrals will tell you how a business, or in this case, your agent, has made his clients feel before, during and after close. Let your voice be heard and consider those who have gone down this path before.

You can find reviews from many sources online such as Yelp, Facebook, Google +, and typically the agent‘s website. On a side note, it is always a great idea to leave a review of your experience to let others know what they can expect when working with an agent.

3. “Do you have relationships with vendors I may need before, during, and after the home buying process?”

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Don’t watch your dreams wash away!

A real estate agent is one piece to a very large puzzle that you’ll need to build when purchasing a home, and in the years during home ownership.  Your agent should have vetted resources at his or her disposal. With a home being one of your most valuable possessions, you will need to handle it with care and for people who work on your home to do the same. There are quality companies out there that provide outstanding service and the last thing you want to do is pick a property inspector or a handyman at random.  It is likely your agent has already seen their work and can vouch for it! The last thing you want is a leaky faucet!

You will need these vendors during the inspection phase, from a general home inspector to a termite specialist, and you will need them to act quickly. Remember most escrows last only 30-45 days. Home specialists will be providing you with reports on the home so you can make a well-informed decision to move forward, order more reports or negotiate a credit based on the results you are given. There is generally an inspection period to which these reports must be finished and reviewed prior to the time specified in your contract. On average it’s 21 days with financing and 10 days for all cash buyers. However, in real estate everything in negotiable.

4. “Who pays the agents’ commission?”

It is customary for the seller of the property to pay the commission for both his agent listing the property as well as the agent who brings the buyer to the table.  However times are always changing and customs are being evolved and reconsidered.  Commission on a property is always negotiable and if there is no commission offered to the buyer’s agent you may responsible for paying their fee. The great thing about commission is like everything in real estate, negotiable.

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Negotiations can be uncomfortable but are necessary to get what you want.

Don’t worry, the customs have not changed yet and more often than not the seller will still pay the commission, however knowing what leverage you have can make all the difference.

Consider this: If the seller has agreed to pay the commission, your agent’s fee will be paid by the seller,In today’s market, though, the competition to buy a home is fierce. Properties are constantly receiving multiple offers, and often above asking price!  Additionally we still see many offers being paid in all cash, which is king, and hard to contend with if you are using traditional financing. Wouldn’t you think a home owner would consider your offer with more weight should you agree to pay the agent who helped you find the home? This might be a strategy that could save you thousands, depending on your price point, simply as a gesture of good faith!

5. “Who else will I be working with should I work with you?”

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Here is our team!

In today’s real estate market agents work with assistant,s transaction coordinators and other agents. This can definitely work in your favor because the cost to you is the same and you will have more people at your fingertips to answer quick questions or show you property.

It also means you will be working with different personalities. It is important that you meet the entire team before deciding on this agent, as you will likely be dealing with everyone. But more eyes on the market means more options for you!

These are just a few important questions you should ask your Realtor®. Don’t be scared to ask any questions, even if they are ‘silly’ or repetitive. As a buyer it is your responsibility to satisfy yourself with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision. Along with the house, your memories of the buying experience will last forever.

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4119 Clayton Avenue Creation!

Located in the west side of the Los Feliz, Franklin Hills neighborhood, this prime piece of Los Angeles real estate caught our eye the moment it hit the market Saturday. Contemporary design was the thought in mind when this property was purchased 6 months ago, after a complete remodel and the addition of an open design living and kitchen space; this 3 bed 2.75 bath home is back on the market for $949K and is listed by our new friend Tracey Nesicolaci from RE/MAX.image_26

With brand-new electrical work and full copper plumbing, it’s all systems go! Water sense fixtures and sparkling new windows give this home a green edge.
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At approximately 1,640 sqft this airy gem is perfect for anyone looking for a fresh design and/or a winning property to add to his or her investment portfolio.

No one uses their front door anymore so we passed through the cozy back yard, past a carport that can easily double as a shaded retreat for a BBQ. A dual set of French doors beckoned us in to the kitchen and main living area, where soaring 10’ ceilings drew our eyes throughout the space. Natural light abounds as sunrays pour into this great room.

The open design allows the creative mind to run amok with layout and decorative decisions. The island kitchen features upgraded appliances and white cabinetry. Panda Tip: White is the best blank canvas. You’re sure to enjoy adding your personal touches and pops of color. A long hallway leads past a guest ¾ bath and opens to three bedroom spaces.
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Once you step through to the hallway to the original part of the home the ceiling height lowers to 9ft. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are open for mixed use, and located off the main hallway. Whether it’s a baby crib, or a glass-top desk there are two extra spaces to work with. Washer and dryer connections are tucked inside the hallway closet. It appears the original living space was dramatically transformed into the master bedroom suite, with four large windows this sizable master comes complete with a walk-in closet and upgraded bathroom.
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When we compared this to the recently sold properties in the area we found the asking price to be about right. With homes selling anywhere from $895K-1.2M with similar features and the upgrades in place this will not last long!

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Canvasing 1787 Crescent Heights

In fabulous Los Angeles, California, minutes away from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the sunny Sunset Strip sits a sparkling diamond. Shade trees and large windows demand attention from the street. With twice the curb appeal — divided and oversized – this corner lot has the whole block talking.

Unusually unique, the two-bed and single bath home was originally built in 1940 and is now hidden behind the main house,  which is comprised of four bedrooms and four baths that are laid out over two floors. Take a trip back in time with this traditional New England-style home. True to its 1940s construction the home is full of original features like detailed crown molding (which we have a new appreciation for), lightly-colored tiled bathrooms and cedar closets.  Did I mention that the property actually consists of two homes with two private yards?! Priced at $1,698,000 this is a steal for anyone looking for a little extra income property!

We let seniority rule as we begin our tour. Just around the corner from the main house address is a private gate entrance accompanied by a single-car garage. Six feet of privacy fence poses problems for any peeping Toms while the yard inspires day dreams and a little front porch sittin’.Blog1

You may see wall-to-wall carpet but we see the potential for original wood floors that need a little love and repair for a refreshing facelift. Warm yourself with the original fireplace while you live life largely in the sizeable living room and separate formal dining space.

The elongated kitchen is quite quaint and has functional open design, however it does need appliances to truly be functional.  Beyond the kitchen is a back door encased by your utility room complete with hook ups for the W and the D.

Last but not least are two similarly-sized bedrooms that sit on either side of the surprisingly large for the 40s bathroom.image_1

One can only aspire to half the cuteness these timeless tiles possess. Notable upgrades such as eco-friendly toilet and updated shower fixtures spark the imagination and unveil its potential.

Compare this simple senior starter to its much larger more youthful sister and the value of this investment explodes through the roof! Bolts connect the home’s foundation to its framework and provide strong bones for remodel.

After the Northridge earthquake in ’94 the time-telling brick wall fireplace was rebuilt and the entire living room was given a second chance.image_2 Recessed lighting provides a beautiful blend of old and new while staying true to the home’s natural character The enormous bay window allows millions of sunrays to brighten your day. Across the entry is your formal dining room offering floors that look like marble and taste like linoleum.

The kitchen is complete with a breakfast bar and room to eat, while the brand new dishwasher is un-classically paired with a Thermador® stove top and oven.image_3

  One of our favorite parts of the home is the ¾ bathroom. Why? The name is taken to heart when it’s a full bathroom but everything is ¾ the size!

There are several rooms in this home and not all are considered bedrooms. To round out the downstairs you have a spacious guest bedroom and a potential office/library with sliding glass doors framing the grassy green yard beyond. Nothing says “I did it!” like an office with a wall-sized bookshelf and an astonishing fireplace.

image_4Upstairs, words can’t describe the wide hallway that is located on the east side of the home and is fitted with dormer windows, which add a network of nooks perfect for a floral arrangement or reading corner.  Additionally the top half has two guest bedrooms and one shared bath. One room has an accessible balcony overlooking the backyard with attic entrances on each side.  A small room with lighting an artist would die to possess and a cedar closet that poses a problem for most moths fills up the remaining space. image_5This, of course, does not include your master king’s room that provides his-and-her closets and a pleasant bluish-green surprise that is your bathroom.

Panda Pawer gives this a fist pumping 3 PAWS UP! This home has the ability to appeal to everyone from a starter family looking for extra income or an investor searching for great rental properties.  It won’t last long! The average price in the South Robertson Neighborhoods is $750,000-$900,000 for a single family home, and that leaves this home as a buy one get 25% off kind of deal!

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A Taste of 9141 Thrasher


Located in Los Angeles, north of the sunny Sunset Strip and sandwiched between two 40+ million-dollar homes, this architectural modern comes in at a jaw droppingly-low 7 million. Nestled in the Hphoto 1ollywood Hills on the ultra expensive desired Bird streets, it’s been on the market nearly a month with Gary Gold and cumulatively for around 9 months. This extremely spacious home with ceilings to the sky has 3 bedrooms, 5 baths and tons of bonus features.

Time and attention was not wasted when this curb appeared. Greetings from the Japanese-inspired lanterns, which top the two gate-posts, and the artistic water feature that is pleasantly precise and perpendicular to the front door. Note the three car garage and ample parking spaces available, because once inside you will never want to leave and better be sure you have space for everyone that will be coming over!

Beyond the glass door entry your eyes are pulled through the home out onto the deck where you have a stunning bird’s-eye view of the scenic Hollywood Hills, accompanied by complete outdoor living and dininphoto 2g spaces, sparkling pool and spa bath. Forever basking in the sun is a lazy lady statue poised in place -artistic yet PG-13. The graciously-sized deck is doubled in size when you slip back the sliding glass walls.

Rotate 180 degrees to the open design living area that demands attention with an over-sized fireplace, luxury beverage bar and personal elevator.  Lounge and mingle until dinner is served in the fancy formal dining room. Quick Tip: by placing a mirror on the wall across from floor to ceiling sliding glass
doors (or any window) you immediately double the visual space of the room. Free your eyes and the mind will follow!

Frozen by the frosted glass island and sparkling stone counter tops that perfectly complement the stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry we agreed this is a chef’s kitchen, while the pendant and recessed lighting provide the perfect atmosphere that simply left us wanting to cook—eat—clean—REPEAT.

photo 3Bountiful bonus rooms barrage the lower level — these include a climate-controlled wine cellar, two guest rooms, work out space and an in-home office. Easily convert the downstairs into a humble hotel that will accommodate friends’ and families’ extended stay with sweeping views from every corner. Digitally deck out the downstairs media lounge for an in-home theater experience.

 photo 4Finally feel seclusion and privacy when you close the doors to your full master suite. Large space and the private balcony are perfectly paired with upgraded his-and-her bathrooms along with closets the size of small bedrooms. Attached to the partnered bathrooms is a hidden indoor outdoor oasis that serves as a covert cabana and is fitted with an above ground hot tub for your personal pleasure.

Overall this home has a lot to offer and when compared to the comps it seems like a great deal… Why hasn’t it sold?  Priced too high? Not updated enough? Give us your feedback.

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Wanna make a winning offer? If you or someone you know is in the market for a new home, please email us at info@pandapawer.com

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Deep Dive into 2429 Lyric Ave

This one hits close to home, literally — it’s right down the street from the Panda Pad in the hills of east Los Feliz, Los Angeles. This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath architectural dwelling comes in at $1,589,000 and is listed by Steve Sanders. Privately poised above the 2 car garage is an artistic hideaway where you can free your mind, soak in the sunlight and breathe in the views of Griffith Park and the Hollywood Hills.

The Franklin Hills neighborhood of BlogB2Los Feliz is known for its steep and narrow streets that curve through the hillside. History was made here; from the manifestation of Mickey Mouse to the home that inspired the Seven Dwarves’ cottage, you will find many treasures. That includes the legendary Shakespeare Bridge. The community features unique restaurants and shops; all within walking distance. Especially when you use the stairway system that runs through this active Los Angeles neighborhood.

The multi-textural curb appeal entices you to cross the threshold into a winding wonderland of unfinished concrete walls, glossy marble stairs and custom-stained glass windows. Warm, fresh light in yellow, red, and blue tones pours in as you step to the second level of the home.

Space is abundant throughout the home, however I love the “meat n’ potatoes”’ that is the midlevel.  It’s Midlevel comprised of one large master suite, bedroom and bathroom #2, family den and the bonus office   man-cave  bedroom #3! The master suite is oversized, and natural light flows freely through the large corner windows. Size does matter when it comes to closets and this house is packing with its custom design and large space.

Go goo-goo fMaster Suiteor green as you head inside your marble master bath with custom plumbing fixtures, dual vanity and a sleek modern finish. The den and third bedroom have sliding glass doors that open to a private, size-sufficient sanctuary that is made for a warm fire pit or outdoor dining.  The second bedroom and bathroom are not lost and provide their own unique, artistic touch.

 

Upstairs is your entertainment dream! Your eyes wander endlessly through this open loft design, from the upgraded island kitchen with professional catering appliances and granite counter tops, to the floor-to-ceiling winphoto 4dows that border the blank canvas that is your living area. Without walls there is no limitation. My mind goes wild with ideas from a party hub to a personal formal dining and entertainment venue. Slide back the glass doors and take in all the beauty and watch over this adorable neighborhood.

Panda Pawer gives this property 3 Paws Up!

Just debuted on the market last Friday, so be sure to get your offer in today! If you are unrepresented and want to make a winning offer email us at info@pandapawer.com. Also be sure to check out our full video tour on you tube

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