Posts Tagged ‘Ivanhoe School District’
I wanted to invite you to a very interesting Open House were having for Jerome Palayo of Sunia Homes a new Developer/Builder were working with. I mentioned it to you a couple of weeks ago and would love for you to come by. About 2yrs ago he and his wife bought a little 2+1 at 915 Rosemont Ave90026 in Echo Park. After seeing that the home needed much more in repairs and updating then it was worth paying, he and his wife chose to tear it down. Now they’ve built one of the Greenest Home I’ve ever seen!
He has a background in architecture and frankly he saw a need for a home that was made with sustainable materials, thoughtful by design and made from recyclable materials. The cost to build a new 3br 2ba, 2000 sqft home from the ground up and in 4 months was about $150 per sqft foot! Which isn’t bad and they’ve have had allot interest from neighbors, friends and people who’ve driven by and actually stopped and asked questions about the home. Now their intention is to build homes in urban areas like Echo Park, Silver Lake and other areas. While their house isn’t on the market yet, were going looking to bring Buyers, Investors and Realtors to see what they’ve created and offer them a real alternative to what’s out there. They actually want to create a lifestyle more then just building energy efficient homes.
So if you are interested in this lifestyle as well as concerned about the imprint you have on the environment and are thinking of new construction, then this could work for you. The Open House will be this Thursday, February 2rd at 3:00 pm to 6:00pm. We’ll have wine and cheese and would love your support so please come by 915 Rosemont Ave LA, 90026 and see this incredible home and a newer idea in urban living!
If you want to know more please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-839-3936.
Keller Williams Los Feliz
This is a shout from Ivanhoe Elementary School – one of the best in the city, as you know. I am writing to ask you to help school out in a time of great need. Basically, the school is going to lose critical personnel and infrastructure unless they are able to raise 335K by May 11.
The money raised augments the severely diminished funds they receive from LAUSD. Those state budget cuts hit schools very hard. They have 150K on-hand so far and about 50K in uncollected but pledged money. Most of the money comes from the families, many of which arestruggling profoundly- not that we are not all up against it with this economy and this market. But here’s the thing: I know you have sold in the Ivanhoe school district, are selling there now, or plan to sell there in the future, you know that sense of confidence when you get to say to a young mother and father, or soon to be mother and father, that the house is in Ivanhoe. If they were considering private school, and they buy in Ivanhoe, they save themselves tens of thousands of dollars. Now some might argue that there is an Ivanhoe premium tacked onto houses in the district, and I would agree to an extent. However, close scrutiny of the numbers fairly shows that the premium is well worth the long term savings.
Please tel your clients if they have, are, or will buy or sell in Ivanhoe, they are a direct beneficiary of the fantastic work of the staff there, as well as the dedicated efforts of the community. The staff, the parents, and the children keep the school consistently in the highest echelons of performance. Giving to Ivanhoe is in everyone’s best financial interest because it will help the school continue to be as excellent as it is. It makes the area that much more special and it makes the sale that much easier.
Lastly, it may help (though you may find it infuriating) to understand the logic of public school funding in this modern world: the better the school does, the less money it gets. Yes. That’s what I just wrote, the better the school does, the less money it gets. Does that seem like a structural incentive to be mediocre? I believe so. But, getting mad at the bureaucracy of LAUSD and the perverse incentive structure of our national education system, which dictates this weird inversion of common sense, is like getting mad at the rain and running out and hollering at it: you get wet, it doesn’t stop raining, and you might get sick from carrying on like a crazy person
in the downpour. If it outrages you, I welcome and encourage you to channel that energy and do something about it, but, in the meantime, please help the school stay great. Full disclosure: I have two children at Ivanhoe, so I have a triple interest: my kids and my job. Our family has given significantly and will continue to do so.
Please dig as deep as you can. The address and website are below. Give in your own name or in the name of KW. Alternatively, they have a banner program so you can purchase ad-space on the fence of the school on Rowena if you’d like. Or, the kids are doing a Fitness Fest by which they raise money with pledges – you can pledge through a child you know at the school or you can pledge through one of my kids (they would be verygrateful!). All donations are tax deductible because the parents organization,Friends of Ivanhoe (“FOI”), is a 501c3. Know that whatever you do, even if it’sjust hundred bucks, will be meaningful, it will be a tax write-off, and it will be good business.
Dan (Mr. Ivanhoe) Thanks so much for reading and contributing to the school and for passing this on to your Buyers, Sellers and all the people that follow you blog! You are a great Realtor and a true friend of Ivanhoe!
Friends of Ivanhoe
P.O. Box 39985 Griffith Park Station
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Website to learn more: http://www.friendsofivanhoe.org/CPIE_B7LD.html
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2629 WAVERLY DR , LOS ANGELES ,CA 90039 SP: $600,000
ROWENA – FARWELL – WAVERLY The interior of this enchanting two bed one bath Spanish home is ALL about the architectural details. There are open wood beamed ceilings, orig. tile bath, a loft in the Master bedroom with views, sexy fireplaces and original windows throughout. The outside is ALL about entertaining as French doors from the living room open out to a tiled bar and patio, ample decking a grassy area and panoramic mountain views. This home sits in a wonderful neighborhood within the Ivanhoe school district.
When John and Maria asked me to find them a great house in the Ivanhoe school district I was thrilled and knew I could do it. So when I showed them this house they were excited and wanted to move forward. It was being sold as a Short Sale and they can take months sometimes and come with a different set of challenges. We made our offer and got it accepted! I guided them through the process which at times took turns that I’m sure they thought would never end. But I knew we would get through the process and in the end they were thrilled! We closed last week and I’m so happy for them and thankful to have great clients who were patient, positive and always optimistic.
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