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It’s Spring! Time to plant tomatoes!

by mickeykessler April 7, 2012 Kessler's "Beyond the Westside" Blog

Have you considered planting a home garden?  One of the joys of owning a home is the yard that comes with the house.  Put that yard to work! A home garden will provide home-grown fruits and vegetables that will surpass anything you can buy at …

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The Expo Line (Phase 1): A Preview of Things To Come (to the Westside)

by mickeykessler January 3, 2012 Kessler's "Beyond the Westside" Blog

Phase One of The Expo Line is Due to Begin Running Soon.(Photo below shows artist rendering of the Expo Line heading west-bound approaching the Palms Park bridge, (rendering overlaid on actual photograph).

Construction and completion of the Westside extension, through West Los Angeles to Santa Monica …

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Special Edition: The House Healer

by mickeykessler September 1, 2011 Kessler's "Beyond the Westside" Blog

House Healer
by: Jessica Bilson (assistant to Mickey)  A couple weeks ago, while Mickey and I were out in the Westwood neighborhood on appointments, we met a man with a very unique set of talents. Aiden Chase is a self-described healer, intuitive, psychic, energy clearer (just …

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Mortgage Information

by mickeykessler July 27, 2011 Kessler's "Beyond the Westside" Blog

Banks Gearing up to fill Looming Gap in Jumbo Loans

By Kenneth R. Harney – July 10, 2011…Reporting from Washington—

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA are facing an upcoming cutback …

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Weekend Interest Rate Update

by mickeykessler April 14, 2011 Kessler's "Beyond the Westside" Blog

The Government’s temporary loan increase to $729,750 is slated to roll back to $625,500 on October 1st

 

5.000% for the 30 year Fixed ~ Conforming {0 to $417,000}

5.250% for the 30 year Fixed ~ Agency Jumbo {$417,000 to $729,750}

5.750% for the 30 year Fixed ~ Super …

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Why 2011 May Be the End of the Housing Crash

by mickeykessler March 25, 2011 Kessler's "Beyond the Westside" Blog

From the Desk of Steve Eckhoff….* Article about the current housing market*
 
There might finally be some good news this year about the nation’s dismal housing market. Or, at least, the bad news could stop.

Either way, it will …

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TomatoMania! Are you Ready for it?

by mickeykessler March 18, 2011 Kessler's "Beyond the Westside" Blog

TomatoMania! is the world’s largest heirloom tomato seedling sale. The even takes place in various locations all over, but the nearest one to LA is in Encino. Below is the info:

March 25-27 @ Tapia Brothers’ Farm Stand
5251 Hayvenhurst Ave.
Encino, CA 91436

Open from 9am-5pm with almost 300 …

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Jennifer Aniston’s Home for Sale

by mickeykessler March 10, 2011 Kessler's "Beyond the Westside" Blog

Article by Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Jennifer Aniston has listed her Beverly Hills estate for sale at $42 million. 

Designed by Hal Levitt, the 1970 house sits on about an acre in the Trousdale Estates area. The indoor-outdoor home of glass, wood and stone was …

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Kelly Slater and the Art of Home Selling

by mickeykessler March 4, 2011 Kessler's "Beyond the Westside" Blog

The other day, while I was waiting for my to-go order at Islands, I sat and watched one of the many TV monitors they have throughout the restaurant. I saw footage of surfers, including Kelly Slater, attacking giant waves and it got me thinking about …

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Luxury Home Sales Up in California

by mickeykessler February 15, 2011 Kessler's Beverly Glen Blog

Some good news from the LA TIMES…

By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
February 12, 2011

Even the rich love a deal.California homes priced at $1 million or more experienced a sales boom in 2010, the first increase in five years, even as overall home sales in the …

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