While Mike and I were searching high and low for a good investment/roomy new home I was introduced to a little thing called Redfin. It basically allows you to search for anything on the market in whatever area you are focusing on.
Here’s an example of when I search in Santa Monica (90403) for a place under $900k with at least 2 bedrooms;
As you can see there aren’t too many options and they are all condos (which is why we moved our search slightly east into Brentwood where you still can’t find a house for this price but at least the condo options are much better).
But now I’m totally hooked! Maybe it’s because Mike is in real estate, or maybe it’s because I love HGTV… but I love a good redfin session at least once a week.
I mean look at this teeny cottage studio in Venice going for $649k.
And the inside…
Absolutely adorable but needs a lot of work (I won’t even show you the bathroom!). Also there’s no parking spot/garage which is pretty awful for that busy neighborhood.
If you really want to have fun do a search for 5 million plus in Malibu or Beverly Hills. Someday… yes, someday…