Beverly Hills’ Scott Goshorn donates 433 pounds of food to local food bank

In December, Rodeo Realty agent Scott Goshorn decided to start a holiday food drive to help the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

”We choose the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank because of its expansive channel of distribution,” said Executive Assistant to Goshorn, Jesús Rodriguez. “All the donations the food bank receives is disbursed to various organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Different homeless shelters, low-income families, working with 650 organizations, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provides to more than 300,000 people monthly.”

Scott, along with his team, spent almost a month to prep reusable custom printed bags to hand out to the neighbors in Hollywood Hills. Tote bags were then dropped off at each door step, allowing residents to fill them with non-perishable food items. 

Scott and team preparing to pass out reusable bags for food drive collection.

After a few days, the bags were picked up from each home. In all, the team collected 433 lbs. of food donations—exceeding their expected goal!   

“Charity Week 2018 was a huge success,” said Goshorn. “Thanks to the amazing team who made this so impactful!”

Scott Goshorn, Jesus Rodriguez, and team at Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
Scott Goshorn with collected reusable food drive bags.

Rodeo Realty’s Lonnie Mintz, Marc Tahler, and Rich Cure hold fundraising event for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

In December, Realtors Lonnie MintzMarc Tahler, and Rich Cure held a fundraising event to help Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The “Notice To Perform” band performed to a live audience at the Guitar Merchant in West Hills. Lonnie was on bass guitar, Marc Tahler on drums, Roger Martin on vocals and Rich Cure on guitar.

Lonnie and his band mates played rock favorites by Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Chuck Berry, Nirvana, and many more!

“This year for my birthday I wanted to do something extra special to help give back, as I am a recent cancer survivor, and it is amazing how an awful six letter word can change your perspective on life,” said Woodland Hills Realtor Lonnie Mintz.

Through attendee’s donations, they helped raise more than $1,850. Most importantly, contributions will help bring hope and healing to many families in Southern California and beyond.

In addition, Lonnie has received more donations since the event, including $5,000 from a good friend of his. The total amount raised so far is now $7,000, which has exceeded the $1,000 goal!

“I’ve always wholeheartedly believed that you have to give back to worthy organizations, but now more than ever, ” said Lonnie. “There are too many children diagnosed with cancer and they, along with their families, desperately need our help, support, funds and resources to fight and overcome this awful disease. My bandmates and I decided to help by playing a fundraising rock concert. On behalf of Marc, Rich and Roger, we are proud to support CHLA by helping raise funds for their cause and we want to extend our gratitude and a huge thank you to everyone who came out to support us, donate to CHLA and have a super fun night in celebration of my birthday.”

Interested in donating?

Please contact Lonnie at (818)298-1108 or at LMintz6729@aol.com if you are interested in making a donation or attending their next live concert fundraising event.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles:

Did you know that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps our patients more than 528,000 times each year in a setting designed just for their needs. CHLA is a provider of more than $232.6 million in community benefits annually to children and families. As the first and largest pediatric hospital in Southern California.  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps our patients more than 528,000 times each year in a setting designed just for their needs.

Rodeo Realty’s Beverly Hills agent Beatriz Martinez reps buyer of home with ties to Fairbanks theatrical family

Mentioned by the Los Angeles Times for selling a home in Hollywood Hills West is Beatriz Martinez of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills. The agent represented the buyer of the home with ties to the Fairbanks theatrical family.

(Jeffrey Ong / PostRAIN Productions)

According to the LA Times, the property was once home of Robert P. Fairbanks, brother of actor-filmmaker Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and former president of United Artists Studio Corp.

Architects Arthur and Alfred Heneman originally designed the home, which was built in 1914. The two-story was later remodeled by Charles and Henry Greene and was restored afterwards by New York designer William Sofield.

Guest house converted into home theater. (Jeffrey Ong / PostRAIN Productions)

The one-third-of-an-acre property comes with four bedrooms, six bathrooms, two garden terraces, a swimming pool, and a koi pond. Further, the museum-quality home has a guest house that has been converted into a home theater. Aside from that, a secret passage inside the home leads to a wine room, a game room, and a gym.

Secret passage leads to wine room. (Jeffrey Ong / PostRAIN Productions)

The museum-quality home sold for $2.788 million. According to the LA Times, Robert Fairbanks was living at the home when he passed in his sleep in 1948.

(Jeffrey Ong / PostRAIN Productions)

To read the LA Times feature on this property, click HERE.

Rodeo Realty’s Alex Howe and Kaitlyn Olson sell home of hairdressing titan Bruno Mascolo

Bruno Mascolo, CEO of world-famous hairdressing firm Toni & Guy, has sold his West Hollywood condominium. The sale, which included two Rodeo Realty agents, made news in the Los Angeles Times.

Alex Howe of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills represented Mascolo and Kaitlyn Olson represented the buyer.

The high-rise corner unit comes wrapped with floor-to-ceiling windows. Most noteworthy, the glass doors that take you to a private balcony. The almost 1,700 sq. ft. space has an open living area, one bedroom, and two bathrooms. In addition, building amenities include valet parking, a fitness center, and a saltwater swimming pool.

In conclusion, the condo is located inside the Sierra Towers and sold for $3.733 million.

LA Metro offering free rides on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Metro has announced that they will be providing free rides this holiday! The transit agency said it will waive the $1.75 fare for rides this Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Riders will be able to travel for free on Metro’s trains and buses in the evenings during these holiday dates.

According to Metro, providing free rides will “help LA County residents enjoy the holidays safely and without the hassle of driving.”

On December 24, Metro trains will run every 20 minutes between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. In addition, Metro’s Purple and Red line trains will run every 10 minutes between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m on New Year’s Eve. Also, Blue, Gold, Green, and Expo line trains will run every 12 minutes.

For more information on Metro’s free rides, click HERE.

Ways To Give Back During The Holidays

Want to give back to your community this holiday season? Here are some ways you can share the holiday cheer:

1. Donate a book
Better With Books provides literature to many kids in need. You can sign up to help them for their holiday book drive that will be taking place on December 23.


2. Host a donation party
Want to give back and help families with babies? You can host a donation party through Baby2Baby, and help them gathers items for infants, kids and families.

3. Buy a gift for people with disabilities
Help people with co-occurring autism, intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. The Hope House for the Multiple Handicapped Inc. residents have filled out a wish list for the holidays. You can help by purchasing their gift and sending it directly to them.


4. Help a rescued pit bull
This year, consider donating to Angel City Pit Bulls. This organization helps rehab pit bulls and find them loving homes.

5. Provide kids with toys
Spark of Love is looking for monetary donations and toys to help kids in need. The Los Angeles Fire Department and ABC7 will help by putting on a toy drive. Give back by dropping off donations at your local fire station.

6. Help sick children from low-income families
Help the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and give back by helping kids whose families are facing financial hardships and who may also be suffering from chronic or acute illness.


7. Toys for Tots
Provide toys to kids whose families can’t otherwise afford them. Take a look at this list for Toy for Tots drop-off locations.

8. Adopt-A-Family for the holidays
Provide a meal and gifts to an entire family. Families Forward Learning Center provides services to low-income people in Pasadena with young children.

 

Economic update for the week ending December 15, 2018

New York Stock Exchange

Stocks ended the week down 

Signs of a slowing economy in Asia and Europe wiped out gains earlier in the week as stocks fell 2% on Friday. Earlier in the week it looked like stocks would end the week higher as investors  felt more optimistic that a trade deal would be worked out with China after President Trump tweeted that progress has been made, and talks with China have been productive. An inflation report showed inflation in check which lowers the risk of higher interest rates. Unfortunately, Friday’s repots that showed weakness in Asia and Europe wiped out the earlier weekly gains, and stocks had another losing week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 24,100.51, down from 24,338.94 last week. It was down 1.2% for the week and is now down 2.5% year-to-date.  The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,599.95, down  from 2,633.08 last week. It was down 1.3% for the week and is down 2.8% year-to-date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 6,910.77, down from 6,969.25 last week.   It was down 08% for the week and down 0.1%  year-to –date. 

Treasury Bond Yields unchanged 

The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 2.89%, up slightly from 2.85%  last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 3.14%, unchanged from 3.14% last week. We watch treasury bond yields because mortgage rates follow bond yields. 

Mortgage rates dropped to the lowest level in three months 

The December 13, 2018 Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate average was 4.63%, down from 4.75% last week. The 15-year fixed was 4.07%, down from 4.21%  last week. The 5-year ARM was 4.04%, down from 4.07% last week. Rates ended the week even lower. 

Rodeo Realty’s Beverly Hills agent Brandon Assanti sells ‘KUWTK’ home

After 11 years on the market, approximately 19 different agents, and nine  brokerages, the ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ home has finally sold! Brandon Assanti of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills was a listing agent to the Studio City home.  The ‘KUWTK’ home was used to portray the exterior of the Kardashian-Jenner home on the reality TV show. Assanti received a lot of media attention since he listed the property. 

 
For example, the property made headlines on TMZ, PEOPLE, Los Angeles Times, and many other sites and publications.

 
The Iredell Estate is behind large gates on its own private knoll. The Contemporary Mediterranean estate has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The home comes with panoramic canyon and mountain views. In addition, the two-story villa offers a chef’s kitchen with breakfast room, and a dining room. Also included, a screening room, wine cellar with tasting room, and an outdoor kitchen.

In conclusion, the ‘KUWTK’ home sold for $5,250,000. Also, take a look at the property video below!


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Rodeo Realty sponsors Hope of the Valley’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet

On the day before Thanksgiving, many Rodeo Realty agents volunteered their time to feed the homeless. The Great Thanksgiving Banquet by Hope of the Valley provides the largest Thanksgiving meal in the Valley. This is an event Rodeo Realty sponsors every year.

Rodeo Realty sponsors Thanksgiving Banquet

Just like previous years, Rodeo Realty sponsored 10 tables to help provide more gourmet Thanksgiving meals to people in need.

In addition to the Thanksgiving meals, attendees received sleeping bags, blankets, tooth brushes, medical exams, and much more!

 

Rodeo Realty’s Beverly Hills agent George Kahwaji listing Britney Spears’ former villa

The onetime home of American singer Britney Spears is on the market for $8.95 million. George Kahwaji of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills is the listing agent. The home, which made headlines in the Los Angeles Times, is where Spears moved to in early 2007, according to the newspaper.

 

Located in the prestigious guard gated Summit of Beverly Hills, the house features a chandelier-topped foyer, a vaulted-ceiling living room, a formal dining area, a chef’s kitchen, and a family room. The two-story home also includes a home theater, a master suite with a fireplace and private loggia.

Outdoors, there’s a saltwater swimming pool and spa, a fire pit, and a built-in barbecue.

Built in 2001, the home has six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in all.

To read the Los Angeles Times article on this property, click HERE.