Igor's Hollywood Riviera Real Estate News March, 2012

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PRE-SORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FULLERTON, CA PERMIT NO. 400 Or Current Resident RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty 601 Calle de Arboles Redondo Beach, CA 90277 No Other Realtor Has Sold More Homes in the Hollywood Riviera Since 2003 *e15 Enter to Win TEN FREE movie tickets. Many lucky winners! Congratulations to the Winner of the $1,000.00 New Year’s Cash...Sandy Carman! Prize to be awarded by a drawing of all entries. Drawing to be held April 27, 2012. Winner need not be present. Odds of winning are 1 in 1,000. No cost or obligation to participate. Gift Card awarded where available. Cash may be substituted if Gift Card cannot be purchased for any given area. ©Farm Net. “Earth laughs in flowers.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Igor is proud to make a donation to The Children's Miracle Network for each of his transactions. Igor Nastaskin RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty No Other Realtor Has Sold More Homes in the Hollywood Riviera Since 2003 PLEASE PLACE STAMP HERE Igor Nastaskin RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty 601 Calle de Arboles Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Fascinating Riviera Residents Begonia Farm A Fond Riviera Memory If you’ve lived in the Riviera for many years like my family has, you probably have fond memories of the Palos Verdes Begonia Farm. Though it said Palos Verdes in its name, the Begonia Farm was actually located in Torrance and was the go-to nursery for Riviera residents for many decades. The Begonia Farm was opened in 1941 by Dr. John Reticker, the greatgrandfather of Riviera resident and former Begonia Farm owner John Bauman. Dr. Reticker was a retired physician who raised begonias and fuchsias as a hobby in a greenhouse at his daughter’s home in the late 1930s. He opened the begonia farm near the Do you know a Riviera resident with a story to share? Please give me a call at 310-892-6016 or e-mail: [email protected] Direct: 310 892-6016 John grew up on the legendary nursery and the whole family took part on weekends planting seedlings and pollinating the begonias with small paint brushes. Even when John took over the business, Jack could be found in his plant doctor chair patiently answering questions about ideal growing conditions or how to rid plants of pests. The Begonia Farm was known for its wide variety of plants and friendly customer service. Customers and employees knew each other by name, and it wasn’t unusual for nurserymen to drive past client’s homes to see how their new plants were thriving. The Begonia Farm closed its doors in 1997, a victim of the Southland’s drought and water rationing in the early 1990s and the aerospace cutbacks. Home improvement chains were also impinging on the independent nursery’s business. Today, the Begonia Village, a townhome complex, sits where the Begonia Farm once stood, just behind a drive-through Walgreens. Office: 310 378-9494 ext 2349 Email: [email protected] Web: www.IgorRealEstate.com DRE# 01317822 A/2720/6/W/2 corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Anza to sell tuberous begonias to plant lovers like himself. Back then, the Begonia Farm was a real working farm surrounded by fields and Walteria Lake. When customers found a begonia they wanted to buy, they’d place a colored flag next to it so the nurseryman could dig it up and plant it in a clay pot. At one time, a famous fish restaurant stood where the Calvary Church is now, and the dining room patrons enjoyed a scenic look out onto the shade house of begonias. In later years, the Palos Verdes Bird Farm opened nearby featuring exotic feathered friends, while the bright pink Super Yarn Mart was a few steps away. John’s father, Jack, was the third generation to run the Begonia Farm. John, his wife Martha, and their two children moved to the Riviera in 1979, and just as in past generations, the whole family worked at the Begonia Farm at one time. “I still have good friends whom I met through the Begonia Farm,” said John. “It may no longer be just down the street from my home, but it will always be a part of my life.” Though the Begonia Farm is now just a fond memory, John still puts his green thumb to use in his business, Rolling Hills Landscape Design and Installation. You can contact him at 310-378-0029 or [email protected] My family has lived in the Hollywood Riviera for 50 years. Please contact me for a referral for a painter, plumber or other local handyman. (Igor cannot guarantee or be held responsible for work provided by referred service providers. You are advised to interview them independently to evaluate their services.) Proud Sponsor of the Riviera Elementary Character Counts Program Page 2 Over 100 Homes Sold By Igor in the Hollywood Riviera Since 2002 Recent Neighborhood Sales January 1 - 31, 2012 Address 4313 Highgrove Ave 3872 Newton St 413 Calle de Aragon 156 Via Los Miradores 169 Via Los Altos 5401 Paseo De Pablo 335 Calle De Andalucia Sq Ft BR BA 1,181 3 4,024 4 2,300 5 2,507 4 2,076 3 2,030 3 3,282 5 2 4 3 3 3 2 4 Sold Price $505,000 $985,500 $1,015,000 $1,100,000 $1,130,000 $1,150,000 $1,500,000 THIS MONTH’S FEATURED HOMES Amazing Queen’s Necklace View Just Listed 5623 Via Del Collado, Torrance 4 bedrooms, 2 baths Offered at: $1,079,000 www.5623ViaDelCollado.com Lovely Remodeled Riviera Home IN ESCROW Over $100 Million in Hollywood Riviera Sales by Igor Since 2002 23705 Susana, Torrance 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths Offered at: $735,000 www.23705Susana.com Access Your “Market Snapshot” at Custom Riviera Home Built in 2004 S O L D !! www.IgorRealEstate.com Interested in seeing the latest market conditions and trends? Just log on to my website to access Market Snapshot. This personalized report gives you up-to-the-minute data including homes sold, properties on the market, days on the market and more. Whether you’re interested in buying or selling – or just checking out sales conditions -- Market Snapshot provides knowledge at your fingertips 24/7! 335 Calle De Andalucia, Redondo Beach 5 bedrooms, 4 baths Offered at: $1,575,000 www.335CalleDeAndalucia.com www.igorrealestate.com #1 Realtor in Sales Volume in the Hollywood Riviera for 6 of the last 9 years Page 3 There are not enough words in our vocabulary that can describe how we feel about Igor! He handled three real estate transactions simultaneously for us; and how he juggled everything, still amazes us! It started out with him listing our dad’s house in Country Hills. Then low and behold, we find a dream home in Rancho Mirage at the same time, and of course, we needed representation on purchasing that home and selling our home in Hollywood Riviera. Never did we dream that we could pull this off, three homes in escrow at the same time! We knew we had the right realtor when 14 offers came in for our dad’s house, and all over, the asking price! Igor had a buyer for our home in Hollywood Riviera even before signing the listing; he is just so amazing! What really was remarkable was how all the closings went smooth and quickly! He had coordinated this so well. Not even a glitch!! “Real estate agent” just doesn’t seem to be the right title for Igor! He is truly a professional in the real estate field! Igor has so much more to offer his clients than just selling real estate. Maybe ‘Realtor of All Trades” best describes Igor! He has such an outstanding background both personally and professionally that is just beyond belief! In the middle of these transactions, we had a 7-day cruise to the Caribbean planned; however, we had to cancel. We had the special insurance if something should happen to us medically, etc., but buying and selling real estate did not fall into any of the categories to get a refund. We decided to give our trip away. After discussing this, we decided on donating it to a Cystic Fibrosis recipient. Igor was like “Woody Woodpecker”! Getting the cruise ship to accept this offer was another story; but Igor made it happen! Through one of his realtors, he found a young man of 18 who was just getting ready to graduate from high school; he and his mother went on this cruise and with the help of Igor and his associate arranging for and paying for the air fare and hotel; this young man had the time of his life. As a matter of fact, it was a wonderful experience for all of us involved. Igor by far is our “life realtor”! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions; without a doubt, Igor Nastaskin should be your realtor! Sincerely, Jerry and Liz Brannon Another Satisfied Client Congratulations to the Winner of the La Crepe Gift Card: Nancy Archibald TEAM IGOR Local Trivia Take a peek at the past at the Redondo Beach Historical Museum. Housed in a 1904 Queen Anne House, the Museum includes a variety of memorabilia, photographs, historic documents and artifacts. The Museum is located at 302 Flagler Lane, Redondo Beach, and can be reached at (310) 318-0684. My team of professionals is dedicated to making your real estate transaction a smooth and enjoyable experience. Igor Nastaskin No Other Realtor Has Sold More Homes in the Hollywood Riviera Since 2003 Igor Nastaskin, DRE # 01317822 Direct (310) 892-6016 / Office (310) 378-9494 ext 2349 Email [email protected] / Web www.IgorRealEstate.com The Redondo Beach Brewery Name City State E-mail A free market evaluation of my property. I’m interested in buying a home. Enter me in this month’s raffle to... Address Zip Now In three months In six months I have a question for you. Enter me in this month’s drawing for: Ten Movie Tickets! (4/27/2012) Telephone / This newsletter is for information purposes only and nothing herein is intended as advice. Information in this newsletter may be obtained, in part or whole, from N.A.R., C.A.R., ARA content, Article City or other related sources. It is not intended as a solicitation if your home is currently listed with a broker. It is not our intention to solicit the offerings of other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully. All information deemed accurate but not guaranteed. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Some offices independently owned and operated. Drawing is void where prohibited by law or regulation. Printed in the U.S.A., Copyright 2012 The Marketing Advantage, 1-800-655-6611.