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Roger’s Thought of the Day: July 24, 2014

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“The day does come when we fully get that we can either be our own worst enemy, or our own best friend. And at that moment we can decide that our dreams count and the person responsible for making them happen is us.” — Paul S. Boynton, author of Begin with Yes

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Roger’s Thought of the Day:

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“Your crown has been bought and paid for.  Put it on your head and wear it.” — Maya Angelou 
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Roger’s Thought of the Day: July 22, 2014

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“Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.” — Neil DeGrasse Tyson 

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July Housing Market Update

Demand for single-family homes on the rise

Sales of existing homes rose five percent in May, signaling an improving national housing market. Employment in California continues to improve, down to 7.6 percent from 9 percent a year ago. The acceleration in job growth and the decline in the unemployment rate should boost household formations in coming years, providing a lift to demand for single-family homes.

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Roger’s Thought of the Day: July 21, 2014

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“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” — Jack Kornfield

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EwingSIR in the Media

The Los Angeles Times reports on these notable transactions by Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty

Kourtney Kardashian

Photo by Riley Jamison

Kourtney Kardashian sells ornate Oaks of Calabasas home for $2.975 million

“The black, white and brightly accented interiors by designer Jeff Andrews caught the eye of the buyers, who paid an additional $125,000 for select furnishings,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Tomer Fridman of Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty’s Calabasas office was the listing agent.

 

Bel Air Mansion

Photo Courtesy of Karen Crystal & Nicki LaPorta

Bel Air Mansion sells for $24 million

Karen Crystal and Nicki LaPorta served as the listing agents in the transaction of this extravagant Bel Air mansion.

“Designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann and built in 1927, the American Colonial Revival home features a grand entry gallery with 14-foot arched ceilings, parquet floors, two offices, a sun room, a wet bar and a free-standing spiral staircase.

“The 1.5-acre property has terraced gardens, a swimming pool, a pool house, a guesthouse, a detached garage and a greenhouse. There are six fireplaces, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms in 12,435 square feet of living space,” according to the Los Angeles Times.


Roger’s Thought of the Day: July 17, 2014

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“Life is very difficult.  How can you be anything but kind?” — Buddha
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Roger’s Thought of the Day: July 16, 2014

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“It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.” — Paul Coelho

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EwingSIR Ranks in Real Trends 2013 Report

Ewing & Associates recognized nationally for sales volume.

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Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty has earned the title of “Up and Comer” in Real Trends’  2013 rankings. Our company ranked No. 306 in the nation as measured by closed sales volume. Two hundred of the Top 500 companies were in California. Ewing & Associates ranked No. 63 in closed sales volume for California companies.

Several of our agents also made the Real Trends rankings for top realtors in the state.

Dana Olmes & Jeff Biebuyck ranked No. 65, Nicki LaPorta & Karen Crystal ranked No. 85, and Tomer Fridman earned No. 86.


Roger’s Thought of the Day: July 14, 2014

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“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” — Emily Dickinson

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