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Building blocks, it’s only the beginning

December 15th, 2013

 

Bringing Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate together is an everyday activity in my business. However now it’s taken on an added meaning. It began over lunch with a friend discussing work. I shared I felt compelled to work on housing for people who could not otherwise afford a home, quite a departure from the luxury market I worked in. It seemed unfair to me that while somebody could afford a million dollar house, there was another family somewhere else homeless or near homelessness. I certainly did not have the means to go out and start building homes but thought of how I could align myself with someone who did. It was that week I read a Tweet about the launch of Giveback Homes, their goal of creating social change through the act of buying and selling organized my thoughts. By utilizing a percentage of my commission I could help build homes for families in need and my contributions would go straight to the field to get the job done.  Now I thought what if I took this and proposed to my investor and developer clients, “I will find you the land to build a house here and by using me to buy the land and then sell the finished house a percentage of the buy and sell commission will be donated to this great cause”, this would be a win win situation as they will not only be improving communities here but also abroad. We would also collaborate on rehabilitation of dilapidated property and more recently finding multi-unit buildings to re-hab and offer beautifully updated apartments for placement of the disadvantaged working through our local organizations. There’s a lot of work to be done but in the next blogs I’ll be sharing interviews and updates on some of the projects underway. For more information on getting involved in this social change movement contact me or share this link with your Real Estate professional http://givebackhomes.com/members/paulcruz/

2006 Chariton, Reinvented

February 19th, 2012

We are on the market and ready for offers priced at $450,000. This wonderful property located in an urban, vibrant setting boasts the following features:

  • Large deep back yard
  • Two car garage
  • Gated, secure driveway
  • New concrete driveway
  • Air conditioning
  • Bamboo Floors
  • Dual pane windows
  • Updated electrical
  • Rooms wired for Internet and Plasma TV
  • All copper plumbing
  • Designing Lighting
  • Architecturally designed front yard
  • New Kitchen and Baths
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Easy Access to large attic space
  • Fully fenced yard

And the details go on in the use of excellent materials such as limestone, marble, designer tile…Enjoy the indoor outdoor lifestyle for the price of a condominium. Call Paul Cruz, Keller Williams Realty 310-498-4942, LAmetroHome.com for a private showing. Inquire about other projects under construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002/ 2006 Chariton Renovations Update

February 1st, 2012

2006 Chariton

2002 Chariton

We are almost to the finish line on the renovation of 2006 Chariton, Beverlywood Ca. With all the hard work done the detailing is now coming together. You can already see the transformation taking place with the brand new flooring and tile that is installed. The crew is working tirelessly to get all work completed. Work has now commenced on  2002 Chariton (the house next door.) 2006 Chariton should be ready to show in the next two weeks or sooner, stay tuned. 2002 may take a little longer. If you have already registered we will be in touch for your sneak peek of the finished product. If you have not registered it is not too late. It’s easy to go to LAmetroHome.com and Select REGISTER TO WIN. Follow instructions by clicking on the Contact button in the text and send us your e-mail. You will automatically be entered to win a prize and be registered for a sneak peek of the properties before they go on market. Not to worry your e-mail information will not be sold or traded.

2002/ 2006 Chariton Renovations Update

December 16th, 2011

Renovations underway at 2002/ 2006 Chariton, Beverlywood Ca. Rain or shine the crew is busy at work sprucing up 2006 Chariton (pictured above). Their focus will shift back to 2002 Chariton (the house next door) once 2006 is complete. This is a unique side-by-side project, both homes sit directly next to each other.  You can buy both to rent out for income, or live in one and rent out the other or have the mother in law move in next door, be one big cozy family. The possibilities are many and now is the time to start planning. Buying a home in today’s market can be very challenging, it’s more important then ever to work with an experienced agent and loan broker or direct lender. Contact us at LAmetroHome.com to see how we can help. We have worked with many lenders, you will have the opportunity to interview them and find the right fit. See how they can best support you in the process of applying and securing a home loan approval. We are moving fast on completing renovations. Stay ahead of the curve, find out today if you qualify to buy and how much you can afford. One or both of these homes could be your dream house so why miss out to someone who is more prepared. You can also register today for a sneak peek of the homes once renovations are complete. It’s easy go to LAmetroHome.com and Select REGISTER TO WIN. Follow instructions by clicking on the Contact button in the text and send us your e-mail. You will automatically be entered to win a prize and be registered for a sneak peek of the properties before they go on market. Start receiving regular updates of their progress sent directly to your e-mail address. Not to worry your e-mail information will not be sold or traded.

Renovations Underway, Register to Win

December 9th, 2011

Renovations underway at 2002/ 2006 Chariton, Beverlywood Ca., the crew is working quickly at the transformation of these two homes. We will be posting pictures of the properties as they are transformed, like the pictures above, but for these itching to see what is going on inside sorry for the wait. You can, however, register for a sneak peek of the homes once the renovations are complete. It’s easy to register go to L.A Metrohome LAmetroHome.com and Select REGISTER TO WIN. Follow instructions by clicking on the Contact button in the text and send us your e-mail. You will automatically be entered to win a prize and be registered for a sneak peek of the properties before they go on market. Start receiving regular updates of their progress sent directly to your e-mail address. Not to worry your e-mail information will not be sold or traded. To read the previous Blog on these properties copy this link to your browser, http://www.lametrohome.com/lmhblog/2011/12/06/renovations-underway-register-to-win/. You can also follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/paulcruzmetrohm and be our friend on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/PCLAmetroHome. We would love to hear from you. L.A. Metrohome is your resource in navigating through today’s Real Estate market. Contact us today for all of your Real Estate needs.

Renovations Underway, Register to Win

December 6th, 2011

2002 Chariton St.

2006 Chariton St.

Great opportunity to buy in Westside adjacent location, these two homes, undergoing renovations, sit side by side on large individual lots and have been boarded up for some time, a big eyesore to the community. The new owner has decided to renovate the homes.  I have seen their work before it is quality with focus on a simple clean monochromatic and contemporary aesthetic. These are sure to be beautiful when completed. The homes are located near the 10 freeway a straight shot to Downtown or to the Beach. They are also adjacent to La Cienega Blvd a mayor artery to West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. You can get anywhere fast from this Beverlywood location even L.A International Airport. Because the houses sit side by side they offer a unique opportunity for family or friends who want to live close to each other. Or, if you can buy both on your own, consider living in one and renting out the other for income. They a short block from shopping, restaurants, and for that workout enthusiast, even walking distance to the gym. How many bedrooms, bathrooms and parking you ask? Sorry to have you wait but work has only begun on these properties and those details are forthcoming.  To receive regular updates and to register to win a prize (prize to be announced and no you do not win the house(s) for free :)) go to L.A Metrohome LAmetroHome.com and Select REGISTER TO WIN. Follow instructions by clicking on the Contact button in the text and send us your e-mail. You will automatically be entered to win a prize and be registered for a sneak peek of the properties before they are on market. More details to follow and help us spread the word we would love to hear from you.