Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California
Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady selling their home at 12780 Chalon, California by Mary Cummins

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and football player Tom Brady are selling the home they just built for $50 million in Brentwood, California. TMZ’s source says that Gis and Tom are done with L.A. and want to live in Boston permanently. They’re currently building another estate in Brookline, MA.  

Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady selling home at 12780 CHALON RD , LOS ANGELES 90049

 

Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady selling home at 12780 CHALON RD , LOS ANGELES 90049

 

Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady selling home at 12780 CHALON RD , LOS ANGELES 90049

 

Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady selling home at 12780 CHALON RD , LOS ANGELES 90049



STATUS:  Active ADDRESS:  12780 CHALON RD , LOS ANGELES 90049   LP:  $50,000,000

 

   

 

RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY AREA: (6) Brentwood MLS#: 14-745107 MAP:  591/D7 BR: 5
STYLE: Country French SUB:  PUD: No YB: 2011 BA: 9.00 (9 0 0 0)
APN: 4493-005-011 ZONE: LARE40 HOD: $2,267.08 STO: 2 APX SF: 13,890/AS
ADP:  VU: Yes PL: No APX LDM:  APX LSZ: 157,927/AS
APX ACREAGE: N/A GH: None FP#: 7 PKGT: 30
HORSE PROP: No LSE: No LOP: No FUR: No PKGC:3
ELEM: Check JRHS: with SRHS: city.

DIRECTIONS: Brentwood Country Estates off Mandeville
REMARKS: A winding gated driveway leads over waterfalls and ponds to a motorcourt paved in reclaimed cobblestones to an incredible European country estate, situated on almost 4 level acres. Designed by Richard Landry, this French Chateau is covered with imported limestone. The design and the materials are brilliantly executed combining Old World European architecture with state of the art amenities. Materials include reclaimed ceiling beams and antiqued floor boards, ceramic brick and bluestone, antique doors, and marble fireplace surrounds. The quintessential indoor/outdoor lifestyle with many areas for large scale entertaining. Offering stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and incredible canyon views. There are 5 bedrooms, 9 baths, all overlooking the most incredible infinity pool and spectacular lawns, gardens, and pathways. An incredible opportunity to acquire the most spectacular estate in Brentwood.  Click here to community information: schools etc.  Click here to see the Walk Score

ROOMS: Bonus,Breakfast,Cabana,Center Hall,Den,Dining,Family,Gym,Library/Study,Living,Office,Pantry,Patio Covered,Patio Enclosed,Patio Open,Powder,Sauna,Other
EQUIP: Alarm System,Barbeque,Built-Ins,Dishwasher,Dryer,Freezer,Garbage Disposal,Hood Fan,Microwave,Network Wire,Phone System,Range/Oven,Refrigerator,Satellite,Trash Compactor,Washer
AIR: Central HEAT: Central
FLOOR: Granite,Hardwood,Stone LAUNDRY: Inside
FIREPL: Bath,Bonus Room,Family Room,Great Room,Master Bedroom,Patio,Other ROOF: 
POOL:  TENNIS: None
PARK: Detached,Door Opener,Garage,Gated,Private Garage,Side By Side,Uncovered SPA: Hot Tub
VIEW TYPE: Canyon,Green Belt,Ocean,Pool WATERFRONT: 
SEC: 24 Hour,Gated FIN: Cash
SEWER: In Street POSS: 
DISC: As Is SZONE: None
OCC/SHOW: 48-hr Notice,Call LA 1,Call LA 2 SALE TYPE: Standard
LAND TYPE: 

LP: $50,000,000 DOM: 1 LD: 03/18/2014 SP:  SSP:  BLOG Y/N: No LP/SF: $3599.71
OLP: $50,000,000 CDOM: 1 CD:  SD:  WD:  AVM Y/N: No SP/SF: 

 


LA1: Stephen Shapiro DRE: 01257836
PH: 310-860-8888 CELL: 310-991-6115 FAX: 310-247-7780
LO1: Westside Estate Agency Inc. PH: 310-247-7770
Email Stephen Shapiro 
LA2: Kurt Rappaport DRE: 01036061
PH: 310-860-8889 CELL:  FAX: 310-247-7780
LO2: Westside Estate Agency Inc. PH: 310-247-7770
Email Kurt Rappaport 

CSO:  2.0% LT:  ER LBA:   BAC:  Yes LS:  No EO:  Yes PROBATE:    

Broker/Agent does not guarantee the accuracy of the square footage, lot size or other information concerning the conditions or features of the property provided by the seller or obtained from Public Records or other sources. Buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of all information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.  2014 by TheMLS.com. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Presented by: Mary Cummins CalBRE# AR010270

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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City of Beverly Hills celebrates 100th year anniversary 2014 - Mary Cummins real estate appriaser

Beverly Hills City Hall, Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser

My family lived in Beverly Hills, California. I grew up going to Beverly Hills Catholic School now called Good Shepherd Catholic School on Linden and Charleville. We attended Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Santa Monica Blvd and Roxbury. I then attended Beverly Hills El Rodeo elementary school then Beverly Hills High School. I was on the swim and water polo team. Below is a brief history of Beverly Hills from the Beverly Hills Historical Society. There's a link at the bottom if you want to see images and videos.

"BEVERLY HILLS, A BRIEF HISTORY

Throughout history, there appears to have always been something special about the land that became Beverly Hills. The original inhabitants, the native Tongva, recognized it as a kind of oasis in a semi-arid basin, the place they poetically called "the gathering of the waters." The Spanish explorer Don Jose Gaspar de Portolà realized it, too, and when his expedition happened upon the Tongva's Eden, he recorded the locals' name for it in Spanish, El Rodeo de las Aguas.

The Tongva native above the electric fountain. Intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards.

With Europeans, however, came a series of difficulties, beginning with smallpox, which wiped out the majority of Tongva. In 1838, the governor of the Mexican-controlled California territory deeded a land grant of 4,500 acres that make up the core of present-day Beverly Hills to Maria Rita Valdez Villa, the African-Mexican widow of a Spanish soldier. It became a cattle and horse ranch, El Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. She built an adobe home at what is now the intersection of Alpine Drive and Sunset Boulevard. As was the custom, livestock grazed wherever they liked but were herded annually at a festive rodeo where a giant eucalyptus stood near today's intersection of Pico and Robertson Boulevards.

In 1852, Maria Rita survived a siege and shoot-out with Native Americans who attacked the rancho. This may have influenced her to sell her land two years later to Henry Hancock and Benjamin Wilson. Unfortunately for the new owners, the waters dried up a few years later, followed by a long drought that left their livestock to die (Hancock and Wilson are remembered today with Hancock Park and Mt. Wilson, respectively). By 1868, the land came into the hands of Edward Preuss, who sought to establish a community for immigrant German farmers, to be called the City of Santa Maria. In the meantime, he turned the ranch into a lima bean field, selling his crop to cover taxes. Santa Maria was never to be after yet another drought ensued, thwarting Preuss' dream.

Early in the 1880s, Henry Hammel and Charles Denker acquired the land with the intention of creating "Morocco," a subdivision with a North African theme. The U.S. economic collapse of 1888 put a quick end to that scheme. In 1900, the fortunes of the former rancho began to improve. A group of oil-speculating investors, led by Burton E. Green, bought the bean field on behalf of Amalgamated Oil Company. Green drilled a series of wells that failed to strike oil; however, they did strike water, a lot of water -- enough to support a town. In 1906, Green and his partners reorganized as the Rodeo Land and Water Company. Inspired by Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, Green and his wife renamed the bean field “Beverly Hills.”

In 1907, landscape architect Wilbur D. Cook was hired to design a street plan for Beverly Hills. Applying the tenets of the great Frederick Law Olmstead, Cook laid out curving streets with larger lots on the north side and a basic grid with smaller lots on the south side, with a triangular commercial district in between. All streets were (and remain) tree-lined. A plentiful amount of land was set aside for public parks, plus four elementary schools and a high school. The vision was to make the area affordable to a range of incomes, as long as the buyers weren’t black or Jewish. These shameful restrictive covenants would eventually fall in a lawsuit brought by Hattie McDaniel, Ethel Waters, and other notable African-Americans in the 1940s.

The first house was completed in 1907, but sales were slow. To bolster the interest of potential buyers, Green, in 1912, completed construction of the Beverly Hills Hotel on the site where the waters once gathered. The luxurious establishment served not only travelers but the locals as a de facto city hall, community center, movie theatre, and religious worship venue. Sitting in what was then the middle of nowhere, the hotel was reached by the specially-constructed Dinky Railroad, a wondrous attraction in itself at the time. By 1914, the local population was large enough to support incorporation of Beverly Hills as a city, but real growth didn’t take off until the era’s most glamorous couple, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, bought a lot on Summit Drive, where they built their home, Pickfair. Following their fashionable lead was a host of film industry stars, directors, and producers, who began the celebrity mystique that remains a constant of Beverly Hills to this day.

What also brought fame to the young city was the addition in 1919, of the Beverly Hills Speedway, the site of auto races second in importance only to Indy. The course, covering most of the southwest quadrant of the city, barely made it through half of the Roaring Twenties. Among the notable structures built on land formerly traversed by race cars was the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in 1928. The same year, Edward L. Doheny completed Greystone, a 55-room mansion and estate, a wedding gift for his son, which is now owned by the city and operated as a museum, park, and event venue.

With growth came the return of a problem that haunted the 19th-century rancho, a potential shortage of water.  In 1923, an effort to secure a steady water supply through annexation by the City of Los Angeles was defeated by the voters thanks to opposition led by Mary Pickford, who feared the loss of local identity.  Celebrities continued to be important to civic life, most notably the nationally-cherished humorist and honorary mayor of Beverly Hills, Will Rogers, in whose memory the park across Sunset Boulevard from the Beverly Hills Hotel was renamed after his death.

The 1930s brought construction of the magnificent Beverly Hills City Hall (architect, William Gage) in the Spanish Renaissance style, the main post office opposite City Hall, and the extension of Santa Monica Park, across the street from the new civic buildings, from three blocks to the entire length of the north side of Santa Monica Boulevard from Wilshire Boulevard to North Doheny Drive, along with being renamed Beverly Gardens Park. The elegant “Electric Fountain,” featuring a central pillar atop which is posed a kneeling Tongva native amidst the spray of the “gathering waters,” was installed at the northeast corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards.  The jets of water effuse a multi-color glow at night, thanks to a programmed lighting system.

In the late 1940s, as the nation entered the post-World War II recovery, the city began to develop rapidly.  With Rodeo Drive as its focus, the commercial district became known as the Golden Triangle as an ever-increasing number of internationally-renowned retailers opened there.  By the 1950s, the city’s reputation as a haven for the renowned, locale for grand homes, center of luxury shopping, and go-to place for fine dining spread worldwide with the production of films and television series set within it.  The city also grew physically with the annexation of a large tract of land in the hills above the east side of town, the area known as Trousdale Estates, originally part of the Greystone estate.

Facing stiff competition for shoppers from new nearby shopping malls, Beverly Hills moved to shore up its status as the region’s premier shopping area.  In 1989, Two Rodeo and its pedestrian path, Via Rodeo, opened, quickly becoming not only a shopping and tourist magnet but a popular photo and film backdrop.  By the 1990s, the demand for services and the need for seismic retrofitting moved the city to restore and strengthen City Hall and build an expanded civic center with a modernized main fire station and library and an entirely new police headquarters (architect, Charles Moore).  In 1996, the Paley Center for Media opened its west coast location, a significant new building by Richard Meier, at the southwest corner of North Beverly Drive and South (“Little”) Santa Monica Boulevard.  In addition, the shopping blocks of North Rodeo Drive were enhanced with new landscaped medians and sidewalks, as well as improved street lighting.  Similar sidewalk and lighting enhancements were made to the shopping streets of North Beverly Drive and North Cañon Drive.

Moving into the 21st Century, the city added two new important attractions, the 9/11 Memorial, a striking design containing an actual steel beam recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Center, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (design:  SPF:a – Studio Pali Fekete architects), a significant cultural resource that repurposes the classic U.S. Post Office building that was decommissioned by the U.S. Postal Service.  The grand hall of the old post office with its enduring ceiling murals (artist, Charles Kassler, Jr.), a product of the WPA during the Great Depression, is now the lobby, with what was once the work area behind the clerks’ windows and post boxes turned into a flexible 150-seat theatre, a theatre school with three classrooms, a café, and gift shop.  A modern addition, the 500-seat Goldsmith Theatre, is a state-of-the-art-facility for presenting a wide range of world-class performers.

As Beverly Hills approached the 100th anniversary of its incorporation, concern began to grow over the lack of an historic preservation ordinance to protect significant structures located within the city limits.  In response, the City Council enacted one with the honor of Historic Landmark No. 1 being bestowed upon the Beverly Hills Hotel.  Upon achieving its centennial in 2014, Beverly Hills continues to mature with renewed appreciation for its past, remaining true to Burton Green’s vision of an oasis of refinement, while meeting the challenges of the future."

http://www.beverlyhillshistoricalsociety.org/home

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Cummins, Mary K. Cummins, Mary Katherine Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb, Mary, Cummins, Cobb, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, instructor, teacher, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Brentwood, Bel Air, California, licensed, permitted, single family, condo, pud, hud, fannie mae, freddie mac, uspap, certified, residential, certified resident, apartment building, multi-family, commercial, industrial, expert witness, civil, criminal, orea, dre, insurance, bonded, experienced, bilingual, spanish, english, form, 1004, 2055, land, raw, acreage, vacant, insurance, cost, income approach, market analysis, comparative, theory, appraisal theory, cost approach, sales, matched pairs, plot, plat, map, diagram, photo, photographs, photography, rear, front, street, subject, comparable, sold, listed, active, pending, expired, cancelled, listing, mls, multiple listing service, claw, themls,

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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Fleur de Lys home at 350 N Carolwood Los Angles CA just sold for $102,000,000 - by Mary Cummins

Fleur de Lys at 350 N Carolwood, Los Angeles, CA 90077 just sold for all cash for $102,000,000. This home is 1/4 mile from my house but couldn't be more different. Here are some photos from the 2007, 2011 and 2014 listings. Obviously buyers needed to pre-qualify just to look at the home.

The 50,000 sf home was sold by socialite Suzanne Saperstein who built it in 2002 with her then husband, Metro Networks founder David Saperstein. They divorced three years after work was finished, and she first listed property in 2007 just as the Great Recession took hold. It was relisted, expired then relisted just now and sold in four days. The market has changed dramatically.

12 bedrooms, 15 baths on rare flat 4.6 acres in prime Platinum Triangle. The Platinum Triangle consists of very large, luxury homes on large lots above Sunset in Holmby Hills, Bel-Air and Beverly Hills. This area has the most expensive homes in the area for this reason. They are much more expensive than Beverly Hills. It's listed as Beverly Crest but it's too low on the hill to actually be Beverly Crest. Beverly Crest was the name of a development on Mulholland near Coldwater Canyon in Beverly Hills 90210 post office. As a real estate appraiser, broker for over 30 years there are many little niche areas in this area because of the topography, view, lot size and zoning.

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

 

 

Below is the only photo shown on the MLS. You need to prequalify to see the other photos. I have posted them here. The sale included furniture.
Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000
Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

 

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

 

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

 

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

 

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

Below is the summary of the MLS listing as a jpg.

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles,  California, 350 N Carolwood, 90077, $102,000,000
Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

"Fleur de Lys on L.A.’s Westside has changed hands for $102 million, making it the highest-priced home sale ever recorded in L.A. County. Three billionaires engaged in a bidding war for the nearly five-acre trophy estate, the winner closing in 10 days in an all-cash deal that included antique furnishings.

The 50,000-square-foot residence was sold by socialite Suzanne Saperstein, who had the mansion custom built in 2002 with her then husband, Metro Networks founder David Saperstein. They divorced three years after work was finished, and she first listed property in 2007 just as the Great Recession was taking hold.

The buyer of Fleur de Lys was initially identified as a French billionaire, but a copy of the grant deed obtained by The Times shows the taxes will be mailed to Milken Institute in Santa Monica. The nonpartisan think tank is chaired by businessman, philanthropist and onetime “junk bond king” Michael Milken.

The taxes go to the law firm of Maron & Sandler also located at the Milken Institute. Richard Sandler has represented Milken in the past. A representative for Milken denied that Milken or the Milken Institute purchased the property, which was taken in the name of a limited liability company.

The sale does not top the U.S. record set last year when a mansion on nine acres in the Northern California community of Woodside went for $117.5 million. That deal's buyer and seller were business partners and may have included other considerations.

The transaction does beats the long-held local record established in 2000 when Dole Food Co. billionaire David Murdock sold a Bel-Air property to financial executive Gary Winnick in a $94-million deal that involved a parcel of land in trade.

This affluent Westside stretch of Holmby Hills, Bel-Air and Beverly Hills known as the Platinum Triangle for its wealth and top-dollar estate properties was ripe for a home sale of such magnitude.
The ranks of the ultra-wealthy continue to grow, and L.A. prices seems like bargains compared with other major cities -- particularly to foreign buyers, real estate experts say. And there are only so many mega-estates to choose from.

“This is a very thin market, in a similar vein to an art market,” said economist Gary Painter, director of research for USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate. “There’s only one of that type.”

Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, who represented Saperstein in the sale, echoed that sentiment. “This is one of the greatest estates in Los Angeles, if not the country.”

Completed in 2002, the compound stretching between Carolwood and Angelo drives was years in the making. Purchases of the adjacent parcels that make up the estate took five years and an additional six years were spent in various stages of construction, from groundbreaking to fruition.

Wrought-iron gates open to a 600-foot-long tree-lined driveway that leads to a cobblestone courtyard in front of the house. Just inside the front door is a marbled-floored two-story entry hall topped by a gold-leaf paneled ceiling. A pair of staircases lead upstairs, and a doorway flanked by columns looks out to the back yard and gardens.

Inspired by Vaux-le-Vicomte, a palace outside Paris, the mansion has also been likened to miniature Versailles surrounded by formal gardens, mature trees and a soccer-field size expanse of lawn. The 4.6 acres of grounds include two motor courts, a swimming pool and spa complex and a tennis court.
Imported limestone blocks enclose a massive steel frame, set on rollers in the foundation, to safeguard the structure in an earthquake. Interior spaces include a ballroom for parties of 500, a two-story wood paneled library, a movie theater, a music room, a dozen bedrooms and 15 bathrooms.

Services spaces include a commercial kitchen, a room for the cutlery and dishes, a butler’s pantry, a staff dining room, staff offices and a security center.

The 3,000-square-foot wine cellar and tasting room is larger than most American houses, as is the manager’s house.

Those who have never stepped foot in the palatial estate may have had an unknowing glimpse on television or at the movies. Parts of it were used for the ABC drama “Big Shots” (2007-08), Audi commercials during the 2008 Super Bowl, and the 2011 film “The Green Hornet.”

Others were able to purchase a piece of the estate two years ago when Sotheby’s auctioned some of Saperstein’s antique furniture. The more than $8 million in sales was topped by a 21-light German chandelier from the 1700s that brought about $602,500.

Although the neighborhood containing Fleur de Lys is generally accepted as Holmby Hills, the L.A. Times Mapping Database considers it to be Beverly Crest.

Fred Bernstein of Westside Estate Agency represented the buyer, who beat out billionaires from England and China."

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-fleur-de-lys-20140331,0,7233094.story#ixzz2xkb95Ben

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Cummins, Mary K. Cummins, Mary Katherine Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb, Mary, Cummins, Cobb, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, instructor, teacher, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Brentwood, Bel Air, California, licensed, permitted, single family, condo, pud, hud, fannie mae, freddie mac, uspap, certified, residential, certified resident, apartment building, multi-family, commercial, industrial, expert witness, civil, criminal, orea, dre, insurance, bonded, experienced, bilingual, spanish, english, form, 1004, 2055, land, raw, acreage, vacant, insurance, cost, income approach, market analysis, comparative, theory, appraisal theory, cost approach, sales, matched pairs, plot, plat, map, diagram, photo, photographs, photography, rear, front, street, subject, comparable, sold, listed, active, pending, expired, cancelled, listing, mls, multiple listing service, claw, themls,

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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Mary Cummins receives Los Angeles Business Journal award, 2014 Latino Business Awards

Mary Cummins a Los Angeles real estate appraiser with Cummins Real Estate Services received an award from the Los Angeles Business Journal for the 2014 Latino Business Awards. All finalists received an award. Below are some finalists with their awards. I will post a copy of mine as soon as I scan it. 
 
Mary Cummins, real estate appraiser, Cummins Real Estate Services, Latino business awards 2014, Los Angeles Business Journal
Below is a letter from the publisher about the awards.
Mary Cummins, real estate appraiser, Cummins Real Estate Services, Latino business awards 2014, Los Angeles Business Journal

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Cummins, Mary K. Cummins, Mary Katherine Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb, Mary, Cummins, Cobb, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, instructor, teacher, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Brentwood, Bel Air, California, licensed, permitted, single family, condo, pud, hud, fannie mae, freddie mac, uspap, certified, residential, certified resident, apartment building, multi-family, commercial, industrial, expert witness, civil, criminal, orea, dre, insurance, bonded, experienced, bilingual, spanish, english, form, 1004, 2055, land, raw, acreage, vacant, insurance, cost, income approach, market analysis, comparative, theory, appraisal theory, cost approach, sales, matched pairs, plot, plat, map, diagram, photo, photographs, photography, rear, front, street, subject, comparable, sold, listed, active, pending, expired, cancelled, listing, mls, multiple listing service, claw, themls,

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Seismic retrofit of buildings, homes in Los Angeles, California - by Mary Cummins real estate appraiser

Mary Cummins, real estate, appraiser, Los Angeles, California

Cities such as Los Angeles and Santa Monica are examining the effects earthquakes can have on cement buildings. Previously they examined brick apartment and commercial buildings and found they can collapse in earthquakes killing the inhabitants. The cities forced the owners to seismic retrofit brick apartment and commercial buildings.

While it's not currently mandatory to seismic retrofit your home, most homes that need retrofitting probably already have it. If you buy your home with a loan, the lender will not give you the loan unless you have seismic retrofit. It's been this way since the 1994 Northridge earthquake at least. Any home that has sold since 1994 with a loan probably already has seismic retrofit. The same goes for commercial, retail and industrial buildings. No bank will give a loan unless it has been retrofitted. Banks lost a lot of money because of the 1994 quake. They don't want to do that again. This is just for California. 
Just because your building survived the 1971 Sylmar, 1989 Loma Prieta and 1994 Northridge quakes doesn't mean it can withstand future quakes. All of these quakes were different types in different areas. You also have to figure in liquefaction zones and other subsurface materials. Some buildings are built over rock, some over sand and some over shale. 
Retrofitting will not save your building. It is mainly to prevent it from collapsing and killing people in or directly outside of the building. Your building could still be a total loss and need to be torn down after a quake. 
If you take a look at the local earthquake maps, you can tell where a quake is likely to happen. When the flats meet the mountains is most likely a quake zone. That is how the mountains were formed. For example Sunset Blvd runs along a fault line. Sunset winds around the base of the mountain.

 

I personally have only used Weinstein Construction for seismic retrofit work.  They will inspect and give you an estimate for free. They take care of all permits. They retrofitted my 1928 Spanish home in 2000. I had to retrofit it in escrow in order to get a loan. It had a crawl space with cripple walls. A team of about eight guys leveled the piers, bolted the walls, foundation in about six hours for $3,500.

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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