Luxury Real Estate Blog

Rodeo Realty Sells Jayceon Taylor's House

Jun 11, 2014 — Rodeo Realty

Rodeo Realty's Ed Dolce and Kenneth Marker have sold the Glendale home of Jayceon Taylor, the rap musician and reality TV actor known as Game or the Game as reported by the LA Times. The home sold for $1.63 million. The four-bedroom house was built in 1958 and has an open floor plan that includes a gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets. The master suite includes lots of closet space and an entertainment center. The family room has custom built-ins and there is also a game room. The entertainer's backyard includes a pool and custom barbecue area. Congratulations to the new owner!  

Local Social Networks, Putting Your Neighborhood Online

Jan 21, 2014 — Rodeo Realty

Part of the appeal of online social networks is that they make people feel more connected. However many people can also feel disconnected from the people they share a neighborhood with. People used to know their neighbors on a level that included being able to borrow a cup of sugar. A few new start-ups are taking the idea of the online social network and applying it on the hyperlocal level creating private social communities at the local level. These are an evolution of message boards and Facebook groups that some neighborhoods have had for years. These groups are small and allow neighbors to connect and share information. A few of the top contenders:

Syd Leibovitch Named As One Of Real Estate's Most Influential

Jan 09, 2014 — Rodeo Realty

Rodeo Realty founder and president Syd Leibovitch was recently named to the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200). This new list is designed to be the most comprehensive list of influential CEOs, thought leaders and executives ever assembled in the residential real estate brokerage business. Trends analyst and New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over 25 books, Stefan Swanepoel compiled the list through a meticulous analysis that gathers up the leaders of the industry including franchise executives, real estate brokers, speakers, authors, educators, economists, technologists, media executives and social media networkers. Syd was named to the list for his role in leading Rodeo Realty to greatness as one of the top independent brokerages in the nation. 

CES Shows Off Exciting New Technology For The Home

Jan 08, 2014 — Rodeo Realty

This week the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas this week and amid the gadgets and technology on display there are plenty of new releases that may be coming soon to a home near you. Your Next TV Will Have A Better Picture And Bend You'll probably be hearing a lot about 4K TV in the next few months. What is it? 4K television is ultra High Definition and most of the major brands are creating TVs with this improved quality. Vizio announced a line of 4K televisions starting at $999 as did Polaroid.  One of the biggest draws at CES was the 85-inch bendable TV from Samsung that can switch from a flat screen to a curved screen. There is also a 105-inch curved ultra HD-TV that will be available in the second half of the year.

Newly Listed: Private Retreat in Tarzana

Jan 08, 2014 — Rodeo Realty

Want a retreat-like home that is still within reach of all the local amenities? This three-bedroom gated home in Tarzana is set on nearly a 1/2 acre wooded lot and the wood beamed ceilings and treetop views give it the feel of a home in the woods. Designed for entertaining, the home has an open island kitchen with professional range, all stainless appliances, polished hand poured concrete countertops, and a huge temp controlled wine storage vault which opens to an expansive great room. The home has stone and hardwood flooring and three fireplaces, including a fireplace in the master suite.

Home Staging Tips For Selling During The Holidays

Dec 05, 2013 — Rodeo Realty

The holiday season can be a great time to list. Inventory is low and buyers are often motivated to make a purchase before the end of the year. However, it can be challenging to know how much is too much when it comes to staging a home during the holiday season. You don't want to ignore the season entirely but you don't want to go overboard either. Here are some quick tips for staging during the holidays.

Newly Listed: Architectural Beauty In Venice

Dec 05, 2013 — Rodeo Realty

Venice is known for its great modern homes. Newly listed is this  modern architectural masterpiece of over 4000 sq.feet designed for the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The home has floor-to-ceiling sliding doors to bring in plenty of that great California sunshine and provide easy access to the pool and patio. The  spectacular chef's kitchen has Miele appliances, white lacquer cabinetry and quartz counter tops. Thee third  floor living/ media room opens to spacious roof top deck to enjoy the ocean breeze and views! Retreat to your luxurious sexy master suite and unwind in the soaking tub or relax in the serene fireplace room overlooking the pool.  For more details visit Adi Ben Yacoov's listing of the home.

Why The Holidays Can Be The Perfect Time To Shop For Your Dream Home

Nov 07, 2013 — Rodeo Realty

Traditionally real estate slows down during October and especially once we are in to the holiday season. With so much else going on, parties, events, gifts to buy, family to see, adding buying or selling a home to the list can seem like added stress. However for those who are willing to forgo a holiday party or two it can actually be an ideal time to either buy or sell.

Architectural Beauty Lists In Santa Monica

Oct 25, 2013 — Rodeo Realty

The modern architectural estate at  617 Georgina turns a lot of heads. The home sits on one of Santa Monica's most sought after streets. Walls of glass embrace this 11,000 square foot  indoor- outdoor architectural estate. Take in the ocean breeze and mountain views as you relax in the Jacuzzi on the rooftop deck.

Newly Listed: Santa Monica Penthouse With Ocean Views

Jul 29, 2013 — Rodeo Realty

Ocean views and an oceanfront terrace make this penthouse in Santa Monica a rare find. Located steps away from Santa Monica Beach, Palisades Park and The Promenade, this unit features open-plan public living spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, a separate den or third bedroom that is also ocean front and a large, eat-in kitchen. There are two spacious bedrooms, including a generous master with en suite bath, marble counters, shower and soaking tub. The large ocean front terrace offers spectacular white water views and the top floor and corner location make this a rare find. The building features exercise room, sauna, steam room and pool. More photos and details on the listing.
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