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Old 09-26-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Altadena, CA
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I visit Venice regularly and I may live there one day. But the one thing that does make me hesitant about buying there are the homeless. Most are non-aggressive, but the really deranged ones, like this moron, would give anyone the willies.

A Pardee real estate agent that I spoke with in June suggested that as a single female, I'm better off in a high-rise or condo in MDR/SM/ Mar Vista instead of a home in Venice. And ta-dah, here's proof. I'm keeping all my home buying options open, but this is a scary situation. Like I said, this creep sho'nuf would have been introduced to Mrs. Smith & Wesson.
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Interesting thing is that this doesn't seem to affect prices these days .

I think there is often a false sense that an expensive area is safe , but not always true
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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Interesting thing is that this doesn't seem to affect prices these days .

I think there is often a false sense that an expensive area is safe , but not always true
That's what I used to believe.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:51 PM
 
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Venice is still very much a transitional area.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Venice is still very much a transitional area.
When will it stop being 'transitional' ? Places like Venice show the craziness of the L.A real estate market.

Looks like this is the cheapest house for sale in Venice now ,
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Venice/100...1/home/6744706

It's very small and not even that close to the beach

The stuff closer to the beach is small and priced like this
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Venice/525...1/home/6742224

$1800 a sq ft...just crazy.

They are asking 1.825million and in 1995 it sold for $135,000..
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Altadena, CA
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When will it stop being 'transitional' ? Places like Venice show the craziness of the L.A real estate market.

Looks like this is the cheapest house for sale in Venice now ,
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Venice/100...1/home/6744706

It's very small and not even that close to the beach

The stuff closer to the beach is small and priced like this
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Venice/525...1/home/6742224

$1800 a sq ft...just crazy.

They are asking 1.825million and in 1995 it sold for $135,000..


Location, location, location. That's what it all comes down to. And the cool hip factor of Venice tosses in another $200k.

Personally, I love Venice, but I favor Marina Del Rey more.
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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The stuff closer to the beach is small and priced like this
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Venice/525...1/home/6742224
They are asking 1.825million and in 1995 it sold for $135,000..
But 5 months before that, it sold for $327.3. The owners must have gone through foreclosure, and it had to have been in bad shape.

Cool and hip can be had in Santa Monica; it's not worth the $ to live in Venice, no matter what upgrades the property has.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:06 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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Well that was tough to watch.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:15 PM
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Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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Those involved in drug dealing are disproportionately affected. People not involved in the drug world (and I'm not talking weed here, but the hard stuff) are rarely affected.

The dirtbag who terrorized this woman was pretty obviously homeless, and the homeless are responsible for the overwhelming, overwhelming majority of Venice crime.
I am not saying this statement is not true. However, I would like to know where you got this information or how you came to this conclusion.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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the homeless are responsible for the overwhelming, overwhelming majority of Venice crime.
I disagree. Most of the burglaries in Venice are a result of drug deals; they need to sell what they've stolen quickly for cash. (Told to us by a cop many years ago when our house was burglarized in the Oakwood area of Venice.)
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