High rents, final opportunities for ownership driving buyers to X67 Lofts’ Marina del Rey luxury condos
The city where rents increased the most nationally in May was Marina del Rey, and the Marina del Rey luxury condos of X67 Lofts are almost sold out. Coincidence? We think not. Sales at X67 Lofts have been consistently strong as Westside buyers discover the unmatched combination of location, luxury, and lifestyle these upscale loft-style condos have to offer and recognize how financially viable homeownership is.
Renting vs. buying
Business Insider‘s rules for buying vs. renting are specific about one thing: “If you can rent in your desired area for much cheaper than a mortgage and other housing costs would set you back, you may benefit from renting a while longer and saving or investing the difference in monthly expenses.” Now apply that logic to Marina del Rey, consistently one of the most expensive areas to rent in L.A. and also the city where rent prices increased the most across the country from May 2016 to May 2017—a 16 percent or $441.50 change year over year, according to GOBankingRates.
Trulia notes that it is still cheaper to buy than rent in all of the 100 biggest U.S. metro areas; in Los Angeles, it’s currently 29.1 percent less expensive to buy than pay rent. In many cases, luxury apartments in Marina del Rey, Venice, and Santa Monica cost much more per month than Marina del Rey luxury condos like X67 Lofts.
What’s driving sales at X67 Lofts
Not surprisingly, many of the buyers at X67 Lofts are coming from luxury rentals on the Westside and are looking to make the positive shift from temporary digs to a place of their own.
“The cities of Marina del Rey, Venice, and Santa Monica are among the most coveted in the nation. They’re accessible to the entire Westside, there are tons of great things to do and see all around, and they’re perfectly located for anyone who works in Silicon Beach,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES, homebuilder of X67 Lofts. “With ever-rising rents and great opportunities for homeownership at communities like X67 Lofts, it’s no wonder we’re seeing more and more luxury renters in the area looking to step up to homeownership here.”
Those who work at area tech shops like Snapchat, Google, and Facebook, or who have been transferred to the area for work and want to own on the Westside instead of renting, are among the homebuyers attracted to X67 Lofts. “People are tiring of living in an apartment where they’re paying someone else’s mortgage or are having their rent increase year after year,” said Quishenberry. “Once they visit X67 Lofts, they realize that they don’t have to continue to live in an apartment. They can have the luxury lifestyle they want, in the location they love, and also benefit from growing home values and the tax advantages of homeownership that elude them as renters.”
Just a few left
X67 Lofts is down to its last few luxury condos, and they’ve saved the best for last. The final phase release of these Marina del Rey luxury condos includes penthouse units that, in addition to including open floorplans and high-end features, also offer some of the best views and locations in the community, and, arguably in the area. Pricing for final release of homes is from the $900s to the mid $1 millions.
Buyers at X67 Lofts have been captivated by the community’s airy, contemporary floorplans with up to 1,906 square feet and boasting gourmet kitchens with center islands and eating bar (per plan), KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances, frameless European-style cabinetry, and Caesarstone® countertops. Spa-like bathrooms present Caesarstone® countertops and sleek vanities, and designer-selected wood- and concrete-style flooring and private terraces and outdoor space are featured in each unit.
Amenities at X67 Lofts include a community event and recreation room; a community fitness room; an outdoor courtyard with BBQs and firepit; a dipping pool with lounges and cabana-style pods, and a residential services attendant seven days per week, who can assist with reservations and other services. X67 Lofts is within walking distance of the beach, Abbot Kinney, and trendy shopping and dining opportunities.
For more information about these new Marina del Rey luxury condos and to secure one of the final homes, visit X67 Lofts today or call (866) 387-6115. You can also register on the VIP interest list to be contacted by a sales professional who can help make sure you don’t miss out.
Westside real estate isn’t heating up. It’s on fire, with no end in sight, which is only increasing the competition for hot properties like X67 Lofts for those who want tot buy a new home in Marina del Rey. This community of luxury loft-style homes on the Westside is down to its final residences, which includes many of the enclave’s most spectacular penthouses. If you’re home shopping this week, here are 10 reasons you need to make sure you get to X67 Lofts.
1. Only a few left
X67 Lofts has proven very popular with Westside buyers, and now there are only a few units remaining. Interested buyers are encouraged to make their move now to secure one of the last remaining luxury Marina del Rey condos before they’re all sold out. “We can’t stress the urgency enough for those who are interested in buying a new luxury home for sale in Marina del Rey,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES. “We’re down to our final residences, which means buying opportunities at X67 Lofts are slipping away.”
2. Best penthouse units
X67 Lofts has saved the best for last, and the community’s final release includes some of the most popular floorplans, best locations, prettiest views, and largest terraces in the community.
3. Excellent Silicon Beach location
Looking to buy a new home in Marina del Rey close to Snapchat, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, or Netflix? X67 Lofts’ proximity to many of the leading tech shops, without the tourist crunch or budget-busting prices of Venice (which is one of the most expensive places to live in L.A.) has made it a favorite spot for Westside buyers.
4. Open floorplans
One of the draws of X67 Lofts for Westside buyers is its contemporary loft-style condos where everything is brand new, instead of older homes in Venice—or other Westside cities—that need extensive renovations. Buy a home that was built decades ago, and you’ll likely get a floorplan that was designed decades ago and that no longer meets the needs of today’s buyers. That means knocking down walls instead of just moving in and enjoying your new home.
5. Top-of-the-line features
Gourmet kitchens with large center islands and eating bar (per plan); KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances; frameless, flat-panel European-style cabinetry; and Caesarstone® countertops. Spa baths with Caesarstone® countertops and sleek vanities. Designer-selected wood- and concrete-style flooring. Private terraces and outdoor space. These are just a few of the high-end features that are wowing buyers at X67 Lofts.
6. Prestige of etco HOMES
etco HOMES has grown from a respected West L.A. boutique builder to one of Southern California’s premier builders. Anyone who had the chance to view the popular 432 Oakhurst or 460 Palm communities in Beverly Hills prior to their sellout knows the level of quality and luxury etco delivers in a new home.
7. So much to do
Location is everything, so being able to walk to great restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, the movies, and nightlife—plus an abundance of waterfront activities—is key. No wonder so many people are choosing to live at X67 Lofts when looking to buy a new home in Marina del Rey.
Want to stay home and entertain friends or hang out with neighbors? Community amenities at X67 Lofts include a community event and recreation room; a community fitness room; an outdoor courtyard with BBQs and firepit; a dipping pool with lounges and cabana-style pods; and a residential services attendant who can assist with reservations and other services.
9. Advantages of homeownership
Living in a high-end apartment on the Westside and want to make sure you maintain the same level of luxury? That’s one of the reasons buyers love X67 Lofts, but the tax breaks and potential for equity growth don’t hurt either! Rent an apartment and your money goes to someone else. As a homeowner, any equity growth is yours to keep, and so are the tax writeoffs!
10. Once they’re gone, they’re really gone.
Wouldn’t it be awful if you were left out?
For more information about where to buy a new home in Marina del Rey, visit X67 Lofts and fill out the final homes registration form to alert the sales team of your interest, so one of the sales professionals can contact you immediately to set up a time to tour the community. With just a handful of luxury condos remaining, you don’t want to miss your final chance to own in one of the hottest Westside addresses. The sales office is open daily, 10am–5pm, Wednesday, 2pm–5pm. Final homes at X67 Lofts are priced from the $900s to the mid $1 millions.
Clearly, X marks the spot for buyers of new luxury Marina del Rey condos. Favorite upscale Westside community X67 Lofts is down to its final 10 residences, which will include the remaining penthouses available. Time is short for those who are interested in buying one of these luxury new homes in Marina del Rey and have had their eye on a penthouse condo on the Westside. Buyers are encouraged to register here to make sure they are kept up-to-date on the final release as well as important community news.
The final available luxury Marina del Rey condos include some of the most popular floorplans, best locations, and largest terraces in the community, maximizing views of the city lights and mountains on one side and the bluffs of Loyola Marymount and skyline of Playa del Rey on the other. Pricing is from the $900s to the mid $1 millions.
“The market has spoken, and X67 Lofts is a winner among luxury condos on the Westside, said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES, builder of X67 Lofts. “Our buyers include several real estate agents who see the great value in buying brand new luxury Marina del Rey condos and living in this prime Westside location, as well as numerous tech professionals and leaders who work in Silicon Beach and want to maintain their luxury standards when going from a high-end rental to homeownership. We know Westside homebuyers will be fighting over these prime penthouse units, and we’re excited to release them to the public soon.”
X67 Lofts’ contemporary new loft-style condos for sale on the Westside feature floorplans up to 1,906 square feet and premium finishes including:
- Gourmet kitchens with expansive center islands and eating bar (per plan); KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances; frameless European-style cabinetry; and Caesarstone® countertops.
- Spa baths with Caesarstone® countertops and sleek vanities
- Designer-selected wood- and concrete-style flooring
- Private terraces and outdoor space
- Communities amenities featuring a Residential Services Attendant seven days a week; a community event room; a community fitness room; an outdoor courtyard with BBQs and firepit and a dipping pool with lounges and cabana-style pods
The new luxury Marina del Rey condos of X67 Lofts are located within walking distance to some of Los Angeles’ best restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, nightlife, and culture, plus the beach and an abundance of waterfront activities. The community is also located in the perfect spot for those who work at Snapchat, Facebook, Google, and the other hot tech shops in Silicon Beach.
For more information about new luxury Marina del Rey condos, visit X67 Lofts. You can also add your name to the interest list here to make sure you get your hands on one of the final units or to learn more about inventory and pricing.
The growth of Silicon Beach means relocating to Los Angeles, and especially the Westside, is hotter than ever. So if you’re about to move here (and good for you, if you are!), there are probably a few things you want to know. We’ve got a cheat sheet that will help you get acclimated and get the best out of living on the Westside.
You’ll never want to leave.
When relocating to Los Angeles, one thing becomes clear very quickly: The Westside might as well be its own state. Once you move here, you simply won’t want to be anywhere else. You can easily get to downtown L.A., the San Fernando Valley, and the South Bay, if you so choose. But Westsiders typically find themselves sticking closer to home, even when they’re not at work. With the beach, some of the best restaurants in the state, excellent shopping, and more special events, activities, recreational opportunities, and cultural experiences than you could ever imagine, people just don’t want to leave.
The apartments will be expensive.
Los Angeles-area rents are consistently among the highest in the nation, and three of the priciest are, “not surprisingly,” said Curbed, in the Westside cities of Santa Monica, Venice, and Marina del Rey. “The three beach communities have been contending for the No. 1 spot for a while, and Venice could make it soon if prices continue to rise in that area,” they said.
The luxury rental prices won’t be shocking when you’re relocating to Los Angeles from the Bay Area or New York City, two other places that perennially make the list of most expensive rentals in the country. But there’s good news for those who want to spend their money more wisely; new luxury condos on the Westside are priced comparably to many of the high-end apartments in Venice, Santa Monica, and Marina del Rey. And, they offer two important things apartments do not: The potential for equity growth and tax savings.
There will be traffic.
Traffic is a fact of life when you live anywhere in Los Angeles. You’re probably used to a commute if you’re moving from San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or the East Coast and relocating to Los Angeles. You probably also know the value to a great location, and so do those who head right for Westside cities like The Marina when looking for a new home in Los Angeles. Luxury homebuyers are increasingly choosing Marina del Rey for its great proximity to all of Greater L.A., the entire Westside, and especially to the hot tech shops of Silicon Beach.
Getting and staying fit will actually be fun.
Keeping up your active lifestyle when relocating to Los Angeles will be a breeze. You can choose to go to a gym, or you can take advantage of the Westside’s focus on the outdoors, with everything from YOGAqua to beach boot camp to trapeze school to cycling on the Marvin Broade Coastal Bike Trail to a host of watersports including kayaking, rowing, surfing, and paddling.
You’ll never lack for something great to do.
Moving from San Francisco and relocating to Los Angeles doesn’t mean giving up your favorite hotspots; it just means finding a few new ones. Marina del Rey condos for sale are close to the beach, nightlife, great shopping, and Abbott Kinney, which is ground zero right now for many of the Westside’s top restaurants. So, all you have to do is walk out your front door to find a great activity.
It’ll feel like it’s 10 degrees cooler than inland areas.
L.A. gets a lot of attention for its great year-round weather, but those who have spent time in more inland areas will tell you it can get toasty in the summer, much like living in San Jose or Manhattan. Studies like this one from UCLA professor Ivo Welch lay out the specifics of how much cooler it can be on the Westside—and the closer you get to the ocean, the better it is! All you have to do is experience those Pacific breezes to prove your own theory.
X67 Lofts offers contemporary loft-style new homes for sale on the Westside with 15 uniquely designed floorplans offering up to 1,906 square feet and high-end features and finishes including gourmet kitchens with center islands and eating bar (per plan), KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances, frameless European-style cabinetry, and Caesarstone® countertops. The community is located within walking distance to the beach, Abbot Kinney, and trendy shopping and dining opportunities, and in the perfect spot for those who work in Silicon Beach.
You can also add your name to the interest list here to make sure you are kept up to date on sales and phase releases.
Westside home buyers love X67 Lofts. That’s the (not-so-surprising) takeaway from a successful Grand Opening that saw a packed house over the last few days—even with some uncharacteristic Southern California weather. Despite rain and even hail, the X67 Lofts model homes were toured, community amenities were explored, and new reservations were made as these Westside luxury condos for sale officially made their debut to an excited homebuying public.
“The number of visitors we had was impressive and steady throughout our Grand Opening, as the sales office, models, and common areas became the most popular spots on the Westside over the weekend,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES, builder of X67 Lofts. “The most common comments we heard from those looking to buy a new condo on the Westside were about the thoughtful design of the floorplans, the high-end features, and the community amenities that made them feel like they were inside a hotel. People also commented about how much they love the location in the heart of the Westside.”
It’s that ideal location that first attracted a number of X67 Lofts’ buyers to these new condos for sale. Neighboring Venice is one of the most expensive cities in Los Angeles, putting up a roadblock to those looking to buy a home on the Westside—unless they want to sink a fortune into a fixer-upper. Same goes for Santa Monica. And in both cities, plus Marina del Rey, luxury Westside apartments have some of the highest rental prices in the country, further compelling renters to put that same money into a home of their own.
X67 Lofts allows them to own a new condo while remaining within minutes of Silicon Beach tech shops like Snapchat, Facebook, and Google, and walking distance to some of Los Angeles’ best restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops, plus the beach and waterfront activities.
Buyers looking for new condos for sale have also been enticed by all that these luxury Marina del Rey homes have to offer, whether they are currently renting a luxury apartment in Venice or Santa Monica and want similar high-end amenities, or didn’t know they could find a brand-new condo in L.A. within their budget. The smart alternative to luxury apartments on the Westside offers:
- Contemporary loft-style new condos for sale in Marina del Rey
- Open floorplans with up to1,906 square feet
- Gourmet kitchens with center islands and eating bar (per plan); KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances; Frameless European-style cabinetry; Caesarstone® countertops
- Spa baths with Caesarstone® countertops
- Designer-selected wood- and concrete-style flooring
- Private terraces and outdoor space
- Community amenities featuring a dipping pool with lounges and cabana-style pods; a Residential Services Attendant seven days a week; a community event room; a community fitness room; and an outdoor courtyard with BBQs and firepit
For more information, visit X67 Lofts. You can also add your name to the interest list here to make sure you are kept up to date on phase releases and other important information about these luxury condos for sale in Marina del Rey.
It’s the moment Westside new home buyers have been waiting for: Their favorite new luxury condo community is now open to the public, with the X67 Lofts Grand Opening set for May 6–7. Not only can home shoppers now tour the three beautifully furnished models, but also experience the community’s resort-style amenities, including: a dipping pool with lounges; a Residential Services Attendant seven days a week; a community fitness room; and a community room for events and activities. X67 Lofts is now open daily from 10am–5pm and Wednesdays 1–5pm.
Buyers have been unable to resist the community’s combination of ideal location, modern, loft-style floorplans, and upscale features. X67 Lofts, the newest community from renowned builder etco HOMES, is already more than 50% sold and has become one of the hottest options for new luxury condos on the Westside.
“X67 Lofts has really captivated homebuyers with its ideal location in Marina del Rey,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES, builder of X67 Lofts. “Beyond the setting, they love the modern, open floorplans, the high-end features and finishes, and all the advantages of homeownership. Many of our buyers have been renting a luxury apartment in Venice, Santa Monica, or in The Marina and paying some of the highest rents in the country. Being able to continue their luxury lifestyle, with the addition of tax savings and the potential for home equity in their own place, is obviously very attractive. All indications are that X67 Lofts Grand Opening will be extremely successful.”
Ensconced in Marina del Rey and convenient to all of L.A., X67 Lofts is within a short stroll from some of the best Westside restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes. Ample nightlife, numerous waterfront activities, and the galleries, eateries, and festivals on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, one of L.A.’s most popular hotspots, are all walkable from the community. For those who work in Silicon Beach, the location couldn’t be more perfect. Playa Vista, Santa Monica, Venice, and West L.A. are mere minutes from X67 Lofts.
Open floorplans, upscale features
X67 Lofts presents contemporary, open-plan residences with up to two bedrooms plus den and two-and-one-half baths in up to 1,906 square feet of living space. The gourmet kitchens, with oversized center islands featuring an eating bar (per plan); high-end KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances; flat panel, European-style cabinetry with modern finishes; sleek, easy-care Caesarstone® countertops; and designer backsplash materials, are showpieces. They are also open to the living rooms, creating the kind of flow today’s buyers are looking for.
Additional features of these luxury homes in Marina del Rey include private outdoor space, wood- and concrete-style flooring, large bedrooms, and spa baths. Buyers are drawn to these loft-like floorplans and top-trending features, especially when the alternative is buying an older home in need of top-to-bottom renovations.
A better alternative to rent
X67 Lofts has proven to be the smart alternative to luxury apartments on the Westside for those who are looking to trade their pricey rental for the joy of homeownership and the potential of equity growth and tax savings without giving up high-end amenities or a perfect location. Especially with rents that continue to rise.
“Our national rent index has now increased in each of the past three months,” said Apartment List in their monthly report. “Last month, we saw a steep 1.0% jump in the index.” Santa Monica and Venice have been flip-flipping spots among the most expensive rental cities in the country list, with Marina del Rey also right there at the top.
Curbed, via a new report from Trulia, found that it’s 32.7 percent less expensive to buy in L.A. than rent. “It’s still cheaper to buy in Los Angeles in the long run,” they said. “The 32.7 percent savings figure provides enough of a cushion that buying would still be cheaper unless home prices jump 52 percent or mortgage rates increase to 7.4 percent (neither a likely possibility).”
Looking to buy a new home on the Westside? Be sure to come to the X67 Lofts Grand Opening May 6–7 to see these contemporary loft-style new homes for sale in Marina del Rey or call 310-424-3006 to speak to a sales professional. You can also virtually tour the models here: Plan 4R / Plan 5A / Plan 6, and add your name to the interest list here to make sure you are kept up to date on phase releases and other important information.
etco HOMES’ X67 Lofts has sold 50% of its new luxury Westside condos in Marina del Rey on the strength of its floorplans, features, resort-like amenities, and ideal location in the heart of the Westside. Photos of these spacious loft-inspired units and visits to the building in progress were more than enough for those buying a home in Los Angeles to know they had found their ideal spot. However, those who want to see more will be happy to know that X67 Lofts’ virtual tours are now online and the furnished models are complete and open for touring. Click on the individual residence to view the virtual tours of the Plan 4R, Plan 5A, and Plan 6 models, showcasing brand new luxury Westside condos in Marina del Rey with all the space and style Westside home buyers are looking for. As you’ll see from the models, no detail has been overlooked.
Plan 4R’s two-bedroom, two-bath home features a gourmet island kitchen that’s open to the living room, creating the ideal entertaining space. In the master bedroom, dual closets join a spa bath with soaking tub/shower combination and dual vanities. The additional bedroom is a spacious haven with its own en-suite bath featuring a large walk-in shower. A large balcony spans the width of the unit, providing that all-important outdoor space.
At 1,205 square feet, X67 Lofts’ Plan 5A presents a spacious two-bedroom, two-bath Marina del Rey condo with an open layout and a massive deck that adds generously to the living space. The residence’s sleek chef’s kitchen opens onto the gorgeous living space, with more than enough room for a dining table and ample seating area. The master suite could double as a luxury hotel suite, with a stunning master bath and the addition of a spacious walk-in closet. The second bedroom is another welcoming space with its own walk-in closet.
The two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,072-square-foot Plan 6 offers an ideal layout with a chic and functional island kitchen featuring high-end finishes and easy flow into the living area, which opens directly onto a deck with room for an outdoor sitting area. Luxury abounds in the master suite, with an additional private deck, a large master bath with spa bath and shower combination, dual vanities, and two large closets. The second bedroom makes a great guest space, home office, or roommate haven.
The smart alternative to luxury apartments on the Westside
Living on the Westside does not have to mean staying in a luxury apartment in Venice, Santa Monica, or Marina del Rey forever. Nor does it mean buying a fixer-upper and sinking your savings into fixing it up. New communities like X67 Lofts offer the generous space, incomparable style, and high-end features and resort amenities buyers are looking for, with prices that are comparable to many of the Westside luxury apartments.
For more information, visit X67 Lofts. X67 Lofts offers contemporary loft-style new luxury Westside condos for sale with uniquely designed floorplans with up to 1,906 square feet and high-end features and finishes including gourmet kitchens with center islands and eating bar (per plan), KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances, frameless European-style cabinetry, and Caesarstone® countertops. X67 Lofts’ amenities include: A dipping pool with lounges and cabana-style pods; a Residential Services Attendant seven days a week; a community event room; a community fitness room; and an outdoor courtyard with BBQs and firepit. The community is located within walking distance to the beach, Abbot Kinney, and to trendy shopping and dining opportunities, and in the perfect spot for those who work in the hot Silicon Beach tech shops.
Furnished models are now open for tours. You can also add your name to the interest list here to make sure you are kept up to date on phase releases and other important information.
Enjoying the beautiful spring weather? It’s a great time to explore the Westside, with stunning sights and an array of special events in Venice, Santa Monica, and Marina del Rey. Here are all the activities and Westside events that will make you want to mark your calendar and then get out and enjoy the area.
Gallery at Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, April 1, 9am–4pm
This rotating exhibition program features local artists, artist groups, photographers, and curators and is a great place to discover someone new or celebrate an established favorite.
Artists & Fleas on Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, April 1, 11am–5pm
This is the second location for this popular “artist, designer, and vintage market” held in Venice at the Westminster Avenue Elementary School.
Weekend Concerts at Fisherman’s Village, Marina del Rey, April 1and every Saturday and Sunday through summer, 2pm–5pm
Verdi Requiem Concert, Santa Monica, April 1, 7:30–10:30pm
A different kind of live concert, this is one of the Westside events that offer the unique opportunity to “behold Verdi’s transcendent masterwork of majestic orchestral and choral proportions in a FREE Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Concert.”
Weekend Brunch Cruises, Marina del Rey, April 1 and every Saturday and Sunday, 11am–2pm
There may be no better way to luxuriate in Westside living than from the deck of a Hornblower cruise for brunch, offered every Saturday and Sunday. Prefer a different time of day? Take a Sunset Cocktail Cruise starting in June.
Santa Monica Airport Antique Market , April 2 and every first and fourth Sunday of the month, Santa Monica
If you’re a fan of flea markets, you probably already know about the Santa Monica Airport Antique Market. Voted one of the best in the country, it attracts interior designers, collectors, and boutique owners looking for furniture, antiques, art, vintage items, jewelry, and rugs. And, it’s dog-friendly!
Odd Market at Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, April 2, May 6, 5pm
This is another of the numerous antique and flea markets on the Westside, and is perfect for those looking for something a little different—or who just want to spend a few fun hours on the Santa Monica Pier. It includes 75 pop-ups including vintage items, hand-made wares, art, music, and food trucks.
Food Truck Bazaar at California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, April 4 and every Tuesday, 9:30pm
Gourmet food trucks with a rotating schedule every Tuesday night sounds good to us! “Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the Museum lawn, or wander over to The Victorian where you can sit on the patio or hang out in the bar.” Find out what trucks will be featured each week here.
Beach Eats, Marina del Rey, May 4 and every Thursday through September, 5–9pm
If you just can’t get enough of gourmet food truck fare, make sure to come to Marina del Rey’s Mother’s Beach every Thursday for Beach Eats, featuring a variety of great food in a favorite seaside setting just a few minutes’ walk from X67 Lofts, new luxury townhomes in Marina del Rey.
First Fridays, Venice, May 5 and every first Friday of the month, 6–10pm
First Friday are favorite Westside events in Venice that set up right in one of the Westside’s prime hotspots, Abbot Kinney Boulevard. “Every first Friday of the month, Abbot Kinney Blvd transforms into a late-night hub of activity, with stores open late, a delicious array of food trucks and live music and entertainment filling the streets.” Not only can you get a taste for what Westside living is like, but you can also find a great gift, piece of art, or a tasty meal from one of the 40 “A-list trucks” that are are invited to be part of the monthly event.
California Yacht Club’s Sunset Sailing Series Regatta, Marina del Rey, April 19, 6–8pm
Favorite Westside events also include this annual sailing series, a pleasure to watch and can be enjoyed throughout The Marina. For the best viewing, head to Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village, or take one of Hornblower’s Sunset Cocktail Cruises, “which are timed to watch the regattas.”
Spring Fling 2017, Santa Monica, April 22, 11am–4pm
Bergamot Station Arts Center hosts their annual Spring Fling event, celebrating art with 25 gallery exhibitions, live music, and local vendors.
Silicon Beach Film Festival, Los Angeles, April 22–28, Noon
Westside events include this second-annual festival. Held at Howard Hughes Cinemark 18, it’s a week-long celebration of films with back-to-back movies for 12 hours each day.
Cinema at the Edge, Santa Monica, April 27–30, All Day
This L.A. film festival held at Edgemar Center for the Arts includes” four days of screenings, parties, and artist programs that celebrate independent filmmaking.”
Wanderlust 108, Santa Monica Pier, April 29, 7:30am–3:30pm
Described as “the World’s Only Mindful Triathlon,” this event includes a 5K run/walk, outdoor yoga, and a “guided meditation,” plus healthy food for purchase, a live DJ, and craft vendors.
Eat|See|Hear, Santa Monica, May 20, 5:30–11pm
Billed as “L.A.’s Premier Outdoor Movie, Food Truck and Live Music Event Series,” this event takes place from May through September at different So Cal locations. The Grand Budapest Hotel plays on May 20 at the Santa Monica High School Amphitheater.
The Infatuation Presents: EEEEEATSCON, Santa Monica, May 20
They started out in 2009 as “two guys who wanted to help their friends find not only great restaurants, but the right restaurant to suit their needs on a particular evening,” and The Infatuation continues to serve that need. Now, they’re launching their own food festival, EEEEEATSCON, at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar. Participating restaurants include Chi Spacca, Eataly, Jon & Vinny’s, and Shake Shack.
Venice Spring Fling 7, Venice, May 20, 11am–7:30pm
Westside events include music, art, literature, and film are on display at this free annual shindig in Venice at Windward Plaza.
Killer Rides Car Show Series, Marina del Rey, May 28, 10am–1pm
Favorite Marina del Rey restaurant Killer Shrimp presents their annual summer car show series with classic cars, hot rods, exotic automobiles, and motorcycles showing off in the parking lot (but don’t forget to come in for their Killer Shrimp, Crab, & Lobster).
Kahanamoku Klassic Marina del Rey, Marina del Rey, June 3, All day
This annual canoe event at Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey is put on by the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association, and is fun to watch (and a great opportunity to enjoy the Marina del Rey scenery), even if you aren’t participating.
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Everyone has heard a moving horror story. If you’ve managed to avoid one yourself, consider yourself lucky, and heed a few tips to make sure you protect yourself—and your valuables—when you move to a new home on the Westside.
Do your research
Researching movers should be high on your list of things to do when you first start to think about moving to a new home on the Westside. The best and most highly recommended movers often book up quickly, and you don’t want to end up delaying your move in, having to settle for a questionable company, or, even worse, doing it yourself!
If you’re not sure where to look for a trustworthy mover on the Westside, here’s one of the top moving tips: start with your real estate agent, said MSN. New-home agents “know the ins and outs of the housing industry and are the most reliable sources. They want to make sure that your (moving) transaction is a good one.”
You can also check Yelp or Angie’s List and put out the call to friends, family, and colleagues for recommended L.A. movers. But, no matter where your referral comes from, be sure to do further research on sites including: The Better Business Bureau (BBB), the American Moving and Storage Association, MovingScam.com, and Rip-off Report.
You’re looking to make sure the mover is licensed, if any complaints have been filed, and if there are any other red flags. The BBB’s website has reviews of more than 20,000 moving companies that includes customer complaints and overall BBB ratings. Protect Your Move also has great resources including information about whether a mover’s license is current and if there have ever been any federal complaints against them.
Get multiple quotes
Going with the first company you talk to may work if they have a stellar reputation and come highly recommended by people you trust. But getting more than one quote and making sure it’s based on your specific circumstances, not assumptions and estimates, is one of the top moving tips that can help identify the right resource when moving to a new home on the Westside. “Get quotes from at least three moving companies, and make sure they do in-home assessments so your quote is as accurate as possible,” said HGTV.
Watch out for the lowball bid
Those horror stories about mover fraud make for good cautionary tales. The best way to avoid one is to be wary of bids that are considerably lower than others.
“Massachusetts officials sued one moving company and New Jersey officials sued two for providing low-ball estimates and then grossly inflating fees after loading the trucks,” said Consumer Reports. “One of the companies had threatened to auction the possessions of customers who didn’t pay.”
Take out insurance
Since making a smart move is all about protecting yourself, it makes sense to look into insurance. “In the same way that you get health insurance coverage to safeguard your personal health, this is where moving insurance can help you sleep at night until everything is safely delivered and in its proper place,” said Moving.com. “Accidents happen even to the most careful of people or moving companies.”
The Better Business Bureau recommends full value protection as one of the top moving tips, which covers you if something should happen on you move to a new home on the Westside. “It may cost a few dollars more up front, but it can eliminate headaches after your move,” they said. “Purchasing full (replacement) value protection from your mover means any lost or damaged articles will be repaired or replaced, or a cash settlement will be made to repair the item or to replace it at its current market value, regardless of age.”
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When you’re buying a home on the Westside, there are a lot of things to consider. One of the most important is whether to go with brand-new new or something older. In many areas, the decision to buy an older home is price motivated, even if it fails to account for all the additional costs that will undoubtedly be needed down the line. New luxury condos in Marina del Rey and other area cities have made it possible to own a new home on the Westside today. Not sure of the advantages? We’ll break them down for you.
Lower ceilings, tiny, claustrophobic kitchens with insufficient counter space and outdated appliances, and choppy floorplans that don’t “live” like we do today. That’s what you’re likely to find in an older home in need of renovation. If you’re looking for open floorplans, a gourmet kitchen, and a spa-like bath, you’re going to want to look at a new home on the Westside. Offerings like X67 Lofts in Marina del Rey have been designed to accommodate modern lifestyles, so instead of taking on a massive, expensive renovation to try to get your old home to today’s standards, you can just move right in and start enjoying it.
Can you find a deal on an older home in need of major work? You may. But are you really up for all the work that will need to be done and the expense of getting the home to your expectations? According to HomeAdvisor, “A major kitchen remodel in L.A. has an average cost of slightly more than $60,000. If you’re looking at a very high-end bathroom remodel, prices can easily go as high as $43,000,” although those numbers can climb much higher on the Westside.
So now you’ve just spent a hundred grand and you’ve got two great new rooms, but what about the rest of the house? You need new flooring, right? And those popcorn ceilings have to go. The backyard needs a ton of work, and don’t forget about the other bathrooms. And that’s just cosmetic. We all know what happens when you start knocking down walls, which leads us to our next reason to buy a new home on the Westside…
An older home is a mystery. Building practices change over time, and while homes on the Westside typically represent a commitment to construction quality, it’s hard to know everything that has taken place over the history of the home. Was it built correctly in the first place? Does it have lots of surprises behind the walls or under the floors? Is everything up to current code requirements?
Depending on the age of the home, you can probably assume some changes have been made over time, even of the home’s floorplan and décor doesn’t reflect them. Who did the renovations and repairs over the years? Were those people qualified? Were the changes permitted? Are there any hidden dangers? When something goes wrong and you have to completely redo your electric or your roof (or both!) and then replace the brand-new floors you just put in because of a massive leak caused by timeworn plumbing, you’re talking about thousands and thousands of dollars, not to mention a huge hassle. The peace of mind that comes with buying a new home on the Westside cannot be overstated.
Outdated design choices
An older home may be in good shape, but do the design choices reflect your taste? Are they even from this decade (or century)? Modern finishes are a hallmark of new homes, so you can spend your time enjoying your new place, exploring your new Westside neighborhood and the shops, restaurants, and nightlife within walking distance of home instead of poring over countless flooring and countertop options.
A home that was built even a decade ago may be far less energy efficient than a new home. Everything from construction products and processes to appliances to heating and air conditioning have become more energy efficient over the years. Today’s homes are friendlier to the Earth—LED lighting, low-E dual-glazed window and sliding glass doors, and energy-efficient appliances are just a few of the energy-efficient features at X67 Lofts, as an example—and they can also help save you money alongside the natural resources.
The old saying goes that there are no guarantees in life, but there are in new homes. Manufacturer warranties can provide coverage for up to 10 years, so if a dishwasher is failing to get hot or a window is not closing properly, homeowners have the confidence of knowing they can invoke their product warranty to get it fixed.
Want to learn more? For additional information about buying a luxury condo in Marina del Rey, visit X67 Lofts. X67 Lofts offers contemporary loft-style new homes for sale on the Westside with uniquely designed floorplans ranging from 759–1,906 square feet and high-end features and finishes including gourmet kitchens with center islands and eating bar (per plan), KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances, frameless European-style cabinetry, and Caesarstone® countertops. X67 Lofts’ amenities include: A dipping pool with lounges and cabana-style pods; a Residential Services Attendant seven days a week; a community event room; a community fitness room; and an outdoor courtyard with BBQs and firepit. The community is located within walking distance to the beach, Abbot Kinney, and to trendy shopping and dining opportunities, and in the perfect spot for those who work in the hot Silicon Beach tech shops.