Douglas Elliman Luxury Market Report for January 2018

Douglas Elliman has just released its comprehensive Luxury Market Report for 2018, which truly shows that each sub-market throughout the state and even within Los Angeles has its own particular trajectory. You can view the report here.Market Report

A Rose by Any Other Name…

Suzanne Dranow Real Estate
Coach, the holding company that owns Coach leather and several other brands, is changing its name to Tapestry to better represent that they are a multi-faceted fashion house “… not limited to any category, channel or geography,” which was, of course, my exact thought when I heard the new name.
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Beautiful New Listing in Westlake Village!

Gorgeous 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath quiet cul-de-sac home in Braemar/North Ranch in Westlake Village.  Recently remodeled with over $200,000 in fantastic upgrades that include rich hardwood flooring, floor to ceiling temperature controlled wine closet with glass enclosure, custom lighting and hardware throughout the over 3500 sq ft of interior space.  The dramatic entry boasts a grand foyer, soaring ceilings and spiral staircase. Large windows bring in amazing light, and a formal dining room with tall French doors leads to a patio and breakfast area. The downstairs features a large chef’s kitchen, a family room with fireplace, one bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a powder room, laundry, and an oversized 3 car garage. Upstairs highlights include an oversized master suite with private hillside views, a spacious walk-in closet, skylights, and romantic fireplace, three additional spacious bedrooms with two bathrooms.

From the impressive entry to the quiet and private backyard this home is truly one to be seen.  $1,449,000Suzanne Dranow Westlake Village

How About a Little Respect in 2017?

Hollywood real estate Suzanne DranowCatching up on articles and news stories I’ve been hoping to finally read, two jumped out at me — one of them was a film review of “Pocket Listing,” the other was a news story that South Carolina is now going to require background checks for real estate licensees because one of their licensed brokers turned out to be a serial killing sociopath.

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We’ll Always Have “Carmaggedon”*

Traffic Suzanne Dranow Real EstateLive in Los Angeles long enough and you realize that the only other certain besides traffic is roadwork. Often the roadwork is somewhat mysterious, such as when you are greeted by cones and a flashing arrow reducing your four lanes down to one. And as you pass the construction area you see… well, a lot of times you see nothing but empty lanes with no work being done to them.

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