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LOOKING FORWARD

2021 Highlights to Put in Your Calendar

In pre-Covid times/in previous years/normally at this point in the year/right now we would be looking forward to a year full of cultural events – exhibitions, concerts, festivals and the like. We’ve assembled a list of 7 things we’re looking forward to this year. While we can’t say for sure that these events will happen, we have our fingers crossed. Put them in your calendar (in pencil).

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FOODIE CORNER

6 Of Our Favorite Farmers Markets Around Town

Here at AOTCH, we love going to our local farmers’ market as it gives us the chance to support local farmers, producers and artisans as well as helping reduce our carbon footprint. In LA we are blessed with over 800 certified markets across the city. We have picked six of our favorites here so grab your reusable bags and start shopping! If we’ve missed any of your go-tos, let us know!

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BEST OF 2020

AOTCH’s Top Bingeworthy TV Shows of 2020

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The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to catch up on the brilliant TV shows you may have missed during the year. Here at AOTCH, we’ve picked our top binge-worthy shows and where to watch them. If reading is more your thing, we’ve also included the NY Times Critics’ Best Books of 2020. Enjoy!

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YEAR IN REVIEW

The “Best of” AOTCH 2020

As 2020 comes to an end, we are grateful to have represented a fantastic range of homes across the city, each with their own story, appeal and character. Whether they were new construction, architectural gems or development opportunities, they are all special to us and we want to highlight a few that really stood out. Cheers to a fabulous New Year ahead!

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PAY IT FORWARD

Giving Back This Holiday Season

Tis the season to give back and this year, more than ever, doing our part is more important than ever. We’ve compiled a list of organizations to support this holiday season.

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GIFT GUIDES CORNER

Ahead of the Christmas shopping season, we wanted to share our favorite local businesses and restaurants that could use your support. Read on for our picks.

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DESIGNER TIPS AND TRICKS

Top 10 Favorite DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas

Is it ever too early to start decorating for Christmas? We don’t think so! These 10 DIY decoration ideas will put you in the Christmas spirit. So grab a cup of cocoa, the kids and start crafting.

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RECIPE CORNER

Thanksgiving Rebooted

For many of us, Thanksgiving is one of our favorite food days/days of year – a chance to feast with friends and family. However, due the ongoing pandemic, the holiday is going to look a bit different this year. But it doesn’t mean that we have to miss out on all the foods and flavors of a traditional Thanksgiving feast. We share a few of our favorite recipes for a scaled down holiday meal.

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LA PROJECT CORNER

The Park to Playa Trail is Officially Complete! 

We are very excited to have seen the completion of the Park to Playa Trail at the end of last month. We have followed its progress over the years and with the opening of the pedestrian bridge spanning La Cienega Boulevard, the Trail is officially complete.

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REAL ESTATE CORNER

Tips on Preparing Your Home for the Fall Market

Have you been considering selling your home? If so, now might be the perfect time – nationally, home prices have increased 5.9% year over year as buyer demand remains strong and sale inventory has decreased. To help maximize the sales price of your home, we would like to share 8 tips to help prepare your home for the fall market. As always don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

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Erica Lockhart – DRE 01763313
Lorin Ruttenberg – DRE 01309588
Compass is a licensed real estate broker licensed by the state of California and abides by equal housing opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.