Architectural Homes in Today’s Market

Architectural Homes require expert handling.  This is true in any market, but painfully so in our current market.  It takes a trained eye to be able to fully appreciate the inherent valuearchitecture1 in an architectural home.  If you are an architectural home owner you probably know the frustration of dealing with a bank assessment that in no way measures the accurate value of your home.

Where value is concerned it is essential to work with experts. I am an archetectural specialist, specifically educated and trained to recognize, appreciate and evaluate the work of Southern California’s more influential architects.  I’ve worked successfully with architectural homes in every market and can help you negotiate this particularly sticky market.  If you are looking for experience I am the architectural Realtor for you.

I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Jay Leno

Whether you are new to Los Angeles, just passing through or are a long time resident, now is a great time to head over to lovely jay-lenodowntown Burbank and catch the Tonight Show while Jay Leno is still the host.  His reign as the host of the popular show will be ending on May 29th, so it is now or never.

If you’ve never been to a Tonight Show taping it is definitely a worthwhile venture.  Tickets are free, but often require a lengthy turn standing in line the day of the taping.  When a popular guest is appearing on the show it is not unusual for a line to form at 5 am so be sure to get there early if it is some one you really want to see.  You can also print tickets on line by visiting NBC’s website, although these tend to disappear quickly and with an exit date so close, they may be few and far between.

The Lang Oak

Every community has its stories.  One of my favorite stories of Encino is that of the Lang Oak.   I lang-oakthink it says a lot about this wonderful community.  Encino is known for it large gracious oak trees, the community literally grew up around them.  The largest and oldest was known as The Lang Oak, supposedly named after a rancher who once owned the area it grew on. 

The Lang Oak persevered spite the inevitable growth that came to lush and lovely Encino.  Just off of Ventura Boulevard on Louise Avenue, the stately tree survived countless plans which would have removed it.  Time and time again the residents of Encino rose to the occasion and voiced their desire to save the tree.
 
In the early 60’s the Lang Oak was declared a historical landmark.  Considered to be at least a thousand years old, residents ate lunch in her shadow and marveled at the wonder of a tree that would have been a sapling in the age of Viking warriors.

In 1998 a particularly crushing storm brought on by El Nino felled the great giant.  The next morning the streets were filled with shocked residents who turned out in force to mourn the beloved tree. Old Lang may be gone but she is certainly remembered in and around Encino.

The Wish List

Everyone has a wish list for their ideal home.  For some it is a fenced back yard, for others it is maid’s wish-list1quarters with a separate entrance, which my listing on Weddington currently has.  The point is that wish list is uniquely suited to your families needs and as a Realtor that is what I’m interested in, your needs.

When ever I meet with new clients I like to spend time with them getting to know what their dreams are as well as what their concerns are.  I know there are Realtors who are on a more conveyor belt time line, so they can create more volume.  I’m not interested in that kind of real estate.  I’m interested in matching real people with the real estate of their dreams.  That can’t happen unless I know what the dream is.  Dreams don’t belong in a volume business. 

Call me old fashioned but I still believe in good old fashioned customer service, I like to pair it with state of the art technology to give my clients the best real estate experience available.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders

I have lived and worked in the Tarzana/Encino area for so long it would be easy to think that I knew everything about the area.  The truth is I love to learn new things about the place I call home.  The other day I

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met with new clients who are moving to the area.  During our initial meeting the couple told me they are moving here to be closer to CARD, the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, which has its world headquarters in Tarzana.

My clients made the decision to move here after their child was diagnosed with autism.  While so many people move to the area to enjoy the weather or for a job opportunity or simply to seek fame and fortune, this young family has moved here to get the best autism therapy available in the world.

I have driven by the CARD building on Ventura Blvd. probably a million times, but meeting this family and hearing of the miracles that take place there has made me even prouder to live in this wonderful community.

If you are relocating to the Los Angeles area I hope you’ll allow me to be your Realtor.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

California Spring

I spoke to an old friend who lives back East the other day.  She detailed the trials and tribulations of snow, ice, salt, mud, cold temperatures and generally ick the rest of the country are flower-garden1experiencing.  She asked about the weather here. Of course I told her about the intense rain, but I couldn’t help mentioning the flowers that are blooming everywhere you look.

Early Spring in Southern California, otherwise known as the worst of Winter everywhere else, is a sight to behold.  The strawberry crop is in. The night air is ripe with the scent of orange blossoms and jasmine. The hills are so green it looks like Ireland. 

For those who are still struggling through Winter I offer my condolences and my services.  Relocating to Los Angeles is simple if you are working with the right Realtor.  I am Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Selling Your Home

You’re thinking of listing your home. You wish you had someone you could trust, who will tell you the truth about the market, your home and trustwho would be in the market to buy your home.  I can tell you honestly, I am the realtor you need to call.  I’ve been successful in the business of real estate for a long time.  I attribute that success to 3 things; staying current, being honest and working tirelessly to provide my clients with the best customer service.

I have the expertise to give you the information you need.  I have courage to tell you the truth and the passion to help you chart your course.  In today’s market, if you are selling your home you need to work with the best.  I am Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Just Listed: Amestoy Estates Encino

If perfection is what you seek, you won’t want to miss this fabulous Mediterranean Villa in the heart of the exclusive Amestoy Estates.  This estate shines11 as an example of immaculate taste and attention to detail.  From the circular drive that showcases the superlative stone accented exterior to six exquisite en suite bedrooms this home has it all.  The chef’s kitchen boasts a commercial Wolf range, a Miele dishwasher and the latest Pro-48 Sub Zero with glass doors.  The master suite features a stone fireplace, walk in closet with spa tub and separate shower. 

The rear grounds delight with a fenced pebble – tech pool, complete with pool house and children’s play 41area.  This home shouts value from top to bottom and is full of luxurious upgrades.  Offered at $2,450,000 this 5,670 sq. ft home will not be on the market long.  Contact me to view this exquisite home.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.