Hello everybody and welcome to another episode of The Reside Daily Bite. I am here with Lee Fox of Koodooz and we’re getting ready to record a podcast interview. So, this is a little mini trailer of what you’re going to hear on the podcast. And Lee, what are we going to talk about today?

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episode 013. lee fox with koodooz.com

  • in this episode i’m joined by lee fox, owner and creative mind of koodooz.com, an online social networking site geared towards helping kids establish goals and become entreprenuers. join us as we discuss the big idea behind koodooz and lee’s passion for helping childrens’ voices be heard today and her mission to help kids find and create their own voice. for more information lee fox, check out www.koodooz.com. if you’re wondering why i am featuring lee fox and koodooz on the reside real estate podcast, the reason is part of my business model is to donate 10% of net proceeds from each transaction to a local charity or organization of our clients’ choosing and this is the first in a series of local organizations that i will be featuring local organizations that i believe are and can make a difference to encourage others in the community to support these local organizations as well.

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REAL ESTATE SERVICES: are you looking to purchase a home? i specialize in working with homebuyers and first time buyers on the westside of los angeles. contact me to schedule a free 45 minute buyer’s consultation. i can be reached at the studio at 310.391.9191 or david@residerealestate.com

Happy Friday everybody and welcome to another episode of The Reside Daily Bite; I’m your host, David Doucette. Today, I want to talk to you about the Consumer Confidence Index. It’s still going to be a happy Friday after we’re done talking about it.

The Consumer Confidence Index is a number that is used to measure the confidence of how consumers feel about the economy based on their spending and saving habits. It’s a very important number because the Federal Reserve will look at that number when they’re deciding whether to make changes in the interest rate. The stock market pays attention to that number, as well. So, it’s a very important number.

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Welcome everybody to another episode of The Reside Daily Bite. The title of this show today is called “Good Realtors Work, Great Realtors Network” and the evidence of that today (you didn’t know that, did you?) is I’m here at a Tweetup event that my co-host, Michele, and myself  put together. We did that to basically take Twitter, bring it offline, make more of a relationship here on the Westside community and build some relationships here.

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I discuss some overall figures, statistics and analysis for Westside housing Market. Also included in the discussion is the recent activity this past week for homes under $1.2 million in the communities of Santa Monica, Venice, Mar Vista and Palms, West LA, Culver City, and Westchester.

Download the Market Report for the Week of September 25

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After the successful Coastal Clean Up Day last Saturday, I’m presenting to you the results of the cleanup. The total number of volunteers who came out clean the beaches and some of the peculiar items recovered from different coastal clean up sites.
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episode 012. home staging with annie pinsker brown, stagetosell.biz

  • in this episode, i’m joined by professional stager annie pinsker-brown of stage to sell and we talk about the importance and benefits of staging and as a seller, why there’s a need for you to stage your home before putting it on the market.  if you are thinking of selling your home or currently have a home on the market that is just “sitting”, you need to listen to this episode. for more information please visit www.stagetosell.biz

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REAL ESTATE SERVICES: are you looking to purchase a home? i specialize in working with homebuyers and first time buyers on the westside of los angeles. contact me to schedule a free 45 minute buyer’s consultation. i can be reached at the studio at 310.391.9191 or david@residerealestate.com

It’s been a huge success – the 26th Annual California Coastal Clean Up Day. Many partook in picking up trash littered around Santa Monica pier and beach last Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. I interviewed some of the people to ask the kind of trash they found scattered along the pier.

Thank you for all those who came out and contributed in cleaning up California coasts. And a big thank you to HealtheBay.org!
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Become part of one of the most participated volunteer marine activity of the year – the 26th Annual California Coastal Clean Up Day. Taking place on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 8:30-9am until noon. Heal the Bay, Clean the Beaches.

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Here are some tidbits on 2010’s market trends; the main two factors to consider to get our housing market moving; and how realtors can benefit from social media strategies.
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This is a tutorial of Top Producer’s Market Snapshot, a unique service I offer to my friends, assoicates, and clients. You can view homes currently for sale and recently sold as well as view graphs and data for market conditions and community data.

Welcome, my name is David Doucette from Reside Real Estate.com and I am here to present to you “The Market Snapshot Tutorial”, which is an awesome tool to help you stay on top of what’s happening in your neighborhood. You can see homes currently for sale; currently on the market; homes that have recently sold; you can see community statistics and all kinds of other good information. The tutorial is coming up, right now!

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here is a press release for an event i volunteered at last friday night;

GIVE A GIFT, MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
CLUB PARTNERS WITH KOODOOZ TO DO GOOD FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

A night without a home. . . On any given evening  there are approximately 50 homeless families with children in Santa Monica. To raise awareness around youth homelessness the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica and KooDooZ hosted a “Night without a Home” last Friday. Over 100 Club Kids, volunteers and members of the community came together for a thoughtful discussion and activities around every-day actions we can take to help those in need. The event was held outdoors on the basketball courts behind the main Clubhouse. It was a fitting venue for a talk on homelessness as the fog rolled in and attendees shared blankets and coats to keep warm.

Special guest speaker Jonas Corona, just 7-years old, shared how he has assembled 1,500 backpacks filled with supplies with his organization “Love in The Mirror” for kids experiencing homelessness. Ehecatl Rojas of Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN), which serves local homeless youth throughout the county, shared characteristics of children in distress and made suggestions for supporting this vulnerable population as part of the discussion. Concerned Club members, some not much older than Jonas, had plenty of questions on what they could do to help.

“Not since the Great Depression have so many kids stood at poverty’s door,” shared Lee Fox, founder of KooDooZ.  “The purpose of the event is to expose the harsh realities of youth homelessness and also to give kids smarter ways to address this humanitarian challenge,” added Fox. Located in Santa Monica, KooDooZ is a cause-based social networking site for “KDZ” (friends , students and agents of change) who aspire to make the world a better place.

After the discussion Club members assembled care packages with handmade cards, personal journals and blankets to be donated to LAYN. Volunteers from local businesses including Yoga for Change, Le Merigot Hotel, Muselli Commercial Realtors, Reside Architecture, Brand Culture, and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce came out to help with the care packages and to learn along with the Club Kids.

To wrap up the insightful evening participants pulled out more blankets and watched “The Pursuit of Happyness,” starring Will and Jayden Smith. The movie is based on the true story of Chris Gardner , a father who struggled to protect his son from the realities of homelessness they experience after a family crisis.  By 10 p.m. as the movie ended, participants were grateful for the shared experience . . . and to be able to head to their own homes for the night.

According to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty 1.35 million children are likely to experience homelessness in a given year (2007). “The Boys & Girls Clubs of America has always offered a safe and affordable place for kids to discover their potential to ‘be great’ and do great things,” remarked Aaron Young, CEO of The Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club.  “I think it is important for our members, families and the community at large to understand more about this population and what we can do collectively to make a difference.”

See photos from the event on our Facebook page,
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=210691&id=157549157887&ref=mf

I discuss the importance of looking at the price per square foot in your neighborhood to get a good idea of market value, especially when your considering buying or selling a home.

Hello and welcome everybody to another episode of the Reside Daily Bite, I’m your host, David Doucette. Today, I’m happy to bring out the board – the board is back! It is Tuesday, so here in LA area, we do – our brokers- open on Tuesdays and I want to talk briefly about the price per square foot.

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I discuss some overall numbers for the Westside Market as well as discuss what has happened in the last week.

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Here are some great overall numbers for the Westside Market as well as what has happened in the last week. 

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