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The Impact of Home Staging

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Most homeowners know it is important to keep a home clean, bright and free from clutter while it’s on the market for sale. But, sometimes taking the extra step to stage a home can make a difference in how a buyer values it and the price a seller might get for it. Read...

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Halloween Treats!

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While fall foliage is sparse in LA, there’s no shortage of Halloween spirit.  Here are some local, spooky adventures for the entire family!  Los Angeles Haunted Hayride  A haunted hayride and other Halloween attractions. It’s held on selected evenings at the former site of the L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park. The mazes are updated annually, so you’ll encounter new thrills each year.  October 1, 2, 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 26-31 Boo at the Zoo The L.A. Zoo will feature Halloween decorations, exhibits and demonstrations during the entire month of October. Activities include Halloween crafts, shows and entertainment, pumpkin carving demonstrations, photo ops with roaming characters and more. Visitors are invited to wear costumes. Trick or Treating will be held on October 29 and 30. The event is included with admission to the L.A. Zoo.  October 1 to 31 (weekends) A Faery Hunt’s Halloween Party  A Faery Hunt is an interactive show with performances that include dancing, singing and embrace uplifting life messages of kindness, forgiveness, respect, and ecological responsibility in a light and entertaining way.  Located on Fern Dell Drive in Griffith Park.  October 22 The Nightmare Before Christmas Live with Danny Elfman  “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is returning to the Hollywood Bowl for Halloween with Danny Elfman reprising his live performance as Jack Skellington, the melancholy Pumpkin King who longs to celebrate Christmas.The performances, will feature an orchestra and chorus led by conductor John Mauceri performing the soundtrack to the Tim Burton stop-motion animated movie live to screen.  October 28, 29 and 30    L.A. Dia de Los Muertos A day of celebrations, exhibits, presentations and other activities at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The event runs from noon until midnight. Some celebrity graves are decorated, most notably those of actor Rudy Valetino, and punk rock band members Johnny Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone. Live bands play on various stages throughout the event. October 29 Silver Lake’s Halloween Spooktacular  Candy, games, refreshments, arts & crafts, prizes, costume contest. It’s hosted by L.A. Dept. of Recreation and Parks at the Silver Lake Recreation Center. October 31 The Oaks Halloween Walk   Ghosts, goblins, pirates, princesses and all are invited to begin the Halloween Walk at the intersection of Alto Oak and Hill Oak. A table of holiday treats and beverages marks the meeting spot. Trick or Treating will be better than ever and the walk ends at Spring Oak and Park Oak Drive. October...

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Luxury home sales soar in Southland

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According to the Los Angeles Times, sales of homes priced $2,000,000 and above are soaring to heights not seen since 2007.  In the recent quarter, 14% more houses in this range have sold since the same quarter last year.  A total of 1,413 homes have sold over $2,000,000 in the past 3 months in the Southland. Selma Hepp, senior economist for the California Association of Realtors was quoted as saying “It reflects a housing market that is moving at two speeds.  Fast for the high end, sluggish for the rest.  It’s a completely different story between the two segments of the market.  Those who are doing well are doing really well.” See the full story at http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-luxury-home-sales-20141124-story.html#page=1...

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Why Redfin Is Predicting a Home Sales Surge

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DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2014 A slowdown in home price growth and a shift in pricing power from sellers to one that more closely aligns with buyers expectations will “drive an unusual surge in home sales this fall,” predicts analysts at the real estate brokerage Redfin in its latest housing report. “Home buyers who have been willing to wait for better deals are starting to be rewarded for their patience, as sellers drop listing prices to meet buyers’ more value-focused expectations,” Redfin notes in its latest report. The number of homes that sold above list price in July was down nearly 7 percent to 20.1 percent from 26.8 percent a year ago, according to Redfin’s analysis. “Sellers are finally catching on that it’s not a seller’s market anymore,” says Jeremy Cunningham, a Redfin real estate professional in Virginia. Sellers are adjusting their prices, particularly in markets that have seen a large increase in for-sale inventories or big increases in home price appreciation over the past year. According to Redfin, Denver is the metro that has registered the largest percentage of listing price drops. Its median sales price has increased by 15 percent year-over-year compared with an average of 5.5 percent for all metros. On the other hand, Ventura County and Sacramento, Calif., have seen more moderate price growth year-over-year but have seen their for-sale inventories rise by 25.6 percent and 18.3 percent, respectively. The two metros had the second and third largest percentage of homes for sale with price drops in July, according to Redfin. Get Ready for a Hot Fall? Redfin analysts are predicting a surge in home sales in September and October. “We continue to see strong buyer demand as we head into fall,” according to Redfin’s housing report, which shows the number of tours and offers picking up from July and into August. “The buyer fatigue from competing against multiple offers, bidding wars. and tight inventory is diminishing. Additionally, the widespread increase in price drops is likely to give buyers even more confidence that they have regained some of the bargaining power lost last year.”...

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Welcome to my new website and blog!

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Drawing upon a bachelor´s degree in communications and advertising, Gary Bergevin is renowned for unique and highly successful marketing strategies that complement his considerable real estate experience. Gary knows how to maximize the value of your home.  In addition to selling real estate, Gary has successfully “flipped” several homes in the area.  This provides an exceptional foundation for helping clients put their homes in the best showing condition possible and maximizing the ultimate sales price. As one of the top producing agents in his office and the area, Gary Bergevin brings a large network of past and present clients, industry colleagues, as well as an enormous database of the movers and shakers in the entertainment world.  Quite simply the proven real estate skills of Gary Bergevin is the ideal way to ensure that you receive the most amount of money for your home in the least amount of...

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