Category: Blog

30
Nov

FINDING YOU THE PERFECT HOME

Your “Perfect Home” is just a phone call away!!!

Whether you are a first time home buyer or are looking to upgrade or downsize; you have come to perfect website to find exactly what you are looking for.  I am your one source to all your needs and wants in finding your the perfect house to call your home.

I will walk you through every step of the process. We will start by determining your main needs in a home and of course all the desires and wants you have. With the L.A. market’s supply of homes, the perfect home is not just a fairy tale! It could be challenging but we know how to help you get the right deal and negotiate all the way to closing.

I am a Buyer’s Specialist and take pride in knowing what is on the market by doing research on new developments and resales in West L.A. and the Valley. I will provide you with a survey to help you better understand what it is you “truly need” , what you “can’t live without”,  what you’d be “spoiled to have” and the “no way, no how”.

 It is the most rewarding feeling to walk someone though what seems to be the most stressful situation ever and have them fully satisfied in the end. I try to take the stress out of your hands and make it a rewarding and fulfilling adventure for them.

Your “Perfect Home” is just a phone call away!!!

Kate Kendrick
Sales Partner
30
Nov

Type M – New Traditions Homes

Type M – New Traditions

The moment we’ve all been waiting for, introducing Type M!! Type M is is designed to provide a truly modern home with the highest standards in quality.
From the metal walls to the stained indoor concrete floors, every aspect of the home is truly unique.
The official Grand Opening is THIS WEEKEND.
Come preview the model and select your lot, one has already sold!! The model is available at 6448 Tama at the Rio Valley Subdivision in the Upper Valley.
Building in both the East and West, for more information or to schedule a viewing please contact
Alonso Rodriguez at 915.820.4018 or email: alonso@david-acosta.com

30
Nov

METRO Homes

METRO HOMES EL PASO

Metro Homes is one of the newest builders in El Paso, is a company established in Mexico since 1947, they’ve been developing and building residential, commercial and industrial parks in three states in Mexico, El Paso is their first approach to the US Market,

Metro Homes started with 4 floor plans

  • Tribeca: Single level 3 bedrooms 2 baths

  • Brooklyn: Single level 3 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths

  • Manhattan: Single level 4 Bedrooms 2 baths

  • Soho: 2 story 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths.

Metro has a new concept called Metro way of living, it consists that every piece and features of the home fits in 4 groups (Technology, Health, water conservation and recycling)

beautiful modern homes with a lot of upgrades at no additional cost, come visit us

Model Homes park open 7 days a week from 11-7 PM

Metro Homes in the News

(El Paso Times – Metro Homes)

29
Nov

HISTORY OF THE SUNSET STRIP IN HOLLYWOOD LOS ANGELES

This bonus footage (you tube video below) of a great documentary we recently watched was such an eye opener about the history of Hollywood, the Sunset strip, Hollywood Blvd and it’s surroundings.

The culture, history and decadence that surrounded and still surrounds Hollywood Celebrities, there entourage and the cities in which they lived and still live-in is mind blowing…

All of this fueling the real estate market home values for decades in cities such as Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly hills, Bel Air, Etc…

 

 

29
Nov

HARVARD WESTLAKE SCHOOL BEST PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN LOS ANGELES

One of the America’s Best Prep Schools, as named in Forbes is definitely Harvard-Westlake School in California. The school has its campuses in Holmby Hills near Beverly Hills, and Studio City.
Grades 7-9 are located at Holmby Hills, theMiddle School; and the Upper School, grades 10-12 are located off of {mls: homes for sale near coldwater canyon}
They are both surrounded by amazing Real Estate. The Holmby Hills campus is located near the best {mls: beverly hills homes for sale}, just recently, the Fleur the Lys home was sold in Holmby Hills for over $100 Million Dollars, LA Curbed wrote a big article about it. You are also located near Westfield Century City Mall,Los Angeles Country Club, not too far from Brentwood Country Club, Rodeo Drive and major shopping and stores like Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Bvlgari, Hermes, Yves St. Laurent,Cartier and many more. {mls: westwood} and {mls: west hollywood} are close also.
The {mls: studio city} campus is nearby {mls: ventura blvd}. and homes for sale inVentura, Studio City with all its restaurants and {mls: sherman oaks} has been increasing in the recent years.
Families looking for the best education for their children can enjoy the benefits of Harvard-Westlake School of being among the best on Academic Achievement and recent articles like Worth Magazine  have ranked Harvard-Westlake school as number 35 out of thousands of secondary institutions across the country in sending children to top colleges and universities.

 

One of the America’s Best Prep Schools, as named in Forbes is definitely Harvard-Westlake School in California. The school has its campuses in Holmby Hills near Beverly Hills, and Studio City.
Grades 7-9 are located at Holmby Hills, theMiddle School; and the Upper School, grades 10-12 are located off of {mls: homes for sale near coldwater canyon}
They are both surrounded by amazing Real Estate. The Holmby Hills campus is located near the best {mls: beverly hills homes for sale}, just recently, the Fleur the Lys home was sold in Holmby Hills for over $100 Million Dollars, LA Curbed wrote a big article about it. You are also located near Westfield Century City Mall,Los Angeles Country Club, not too far from Brentwood Country Club, Rodeo Drive and major shopping and stores like Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Bvlgari, Hermes, Yves St. Laurent,Cartier and many more. {mls: westwood} and {mls: west hollywood} are close also.
The {mls: studio city} campus is nearby {mls: ventura blvd}. and homes for sale inVentura, Studio City with all its restaurants and {mls: sherman oaks} has been increasing in the recent years.
Families looking for the best education for their children can enjoy the benefits of Harvard-Westlake School of being among the best on Academic Achievement and recent articles like Worth Magazine  have ranked Harvard-Westlake school as number 35 out of thousands of secondary institutions across the country in sending children to top colleges and universities.

29
Nov

Top Real Estate Agent featured in ‘The Thousand’ report

Real estate consulting and communications company Real Trends Inc., in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, has released the latest annual list of the top 1,000 real estate sales professionals in the country. – See more at: http://www.inman.com/2011/09/08/top-real-estate-agents-featured-in-the-thousand-report/#sthash.BrS6AD0t.dpuf

Click here to watch the video

03
Apr

PBS Real Estate Matters

news_picKCOS Public Television, El Paso, TX. Real Estate Matters New Show airs June 15th at 7:00 PM. The biggest investment we all might make in our lifetime, is buying a home. This show will reveal very important information about the process, the economy, how to get a mortgage and the current mortgage environment, and the problems that could arise at the closing table. How a good Title company, Mortgage company and of course, your REALTOR could help is key for a succesful transaction.

Click Here for more Details

03
Apr

El Paso Times: Top Realtor

David Acosta loves his wife and daughters. But selling homes is a very close second.

“I love it (real estate). My family first, and riiiiiiiiiiiiiight next to them is real estate,” Acosta said as he broke into a broad smile last week in his West Side office.

“I like everything about it. It’s exciting to get to know people every single time. It’s great to wake up — you don’t know what’s going to happen. But something fun is going to happen, and you’re going to do some business.”

That passion for selling homes has worked magic for Acosta, 37, who’s been selling homes for 8 years.

He’s been the top-selling residential Realtor in El Paso for the past three years and among the top agents in the nation.

Acosta was ninth in the nation last year for residential sales transactions — 531. He was 43rd in the nation for sales volume — $79.3 million, according to a report compiled by Real Trends Inc., a Denver real estate consulting company, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal.

“In my 25 years in the (real estate) business, I never met anyone more successful than him,” said Douglas Van Nortwick, broker-owner of ERA Sellers, Buyers and Associates, where Acosta has worked 3åyears.

It’s also impressive that his sales have increased as the real estate market has slowed, Van Nortwick said.

Acosta accounted for 20 percent of his real estate firm’s revenues last year, Van Nortwick reported.

Acosta is not a high-pressure salesman, Van Nortwick said.

He’s easy to like; he’s gifted at gaining people’s trust and loyalty; he embraces technology, but doesn’t lose sight that real estate is an intimate transaction where relationships are key; and he’s a very hard worker, Van Nortwick said.

He also gets help from his team of three assistants, who do marketing, office work and client relations.

Eduardo Fernandez, owner of Edward’s Homes, a fast-growing El Paso homebuilder, said he met Acosta two years ago when he was searching for a sales agent to sell his homes. Fernandez was impressed by Acosta’s sales record, and he liked his personality.

“We feel this energy from him,” said Fernandez, who made Acosta his exclusive listing agent.

“He has a lot of confidence in himself. He believes in himself, and all his believing comes through,” Fernandez said. “He is very professional, and very smart, and very honest with us.”

Real estate wasn’t the career Acosta had in mind when he received a degree in 1996 in international business from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Juárez. He and a friend started a company that sold water treatment systems in San Diego, and later in Monterrey, Mexico.

“I was a horrible salesman,” Acosta said of his days selling water treatment systems. “There’s not even words to describe how bad I was.”

Acosta moved to El Paso in 2002, got married and decided to sell real estate.

“I had to find something to do, and I always heard there was a lot of potential in the real estate industry,” Acosta said. “It’s one of those things that there’s always a need for; a product everyone needs, but not everybody has. It gets used up and replaced, and you can sell it over and over again. It’s one of the principles of marketing.”

His salesmanship improved by the time he started selling real estate in April 2003, Acosta said. But the Juárez native had to learn how the real estate market works in the United States, he said. He learned early that financing is a key element.

One of Acosta’s key to success is to sit down with buyers in about a 30-minute counseling session to let them know how he works, find out about their expectations and determine whether they can qualify for a loan. Sometimes that means figuring out how someone can clean up his or her bad credit, he said.

Acosta and his small staff bird-dog deals daily to make sure that the loan process is moving along and that the buyer is doing what the lender needs to get a loan closed.

Another key to Acosta’s success is selling a lot of new homes. He’s had a long relationship with Saratoga Homes, but deals with several other builders, including his fairly new relationship with Edward’s Homes, he said. He chooses companies that are building quality homes, he said.

“A lot of people prefer new homes,” Acosta said. But the competition is fierce in the new home market, he noted. “Most of the (new) homes are concentrated on the same places. Everybody is out there going after the same customers.”

Acosta began his real estate career focusing on buyers, but the majority of his sales are now tied to properties in which he is the listing agent. He still relishes dealing with buyers, from first-time buyers to a doctor looking for an $800,000 home, he said. He especially likes the challenge of dealing with buyers who have been turned down for home loans and are referred to him, he said. Most of his clients come through referrals from past clients and loan officers, he said.

Even though Acosta sits atop the El Paso real estate market, he said, being the top seller isn’t his aim.

“The goal is not necessarily to be number one, but to improve,” Acosta said. “I’m just making sure I do better than last year. I like the slogan from Lowe’s (home improvement stores). ” ‘Never stop improving.’ They stole it from me.”

Vic Kolenc may be reached at vkolenc@elpasotimes.com; 546-6421.

Click Here for more Details