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Making an offer on an overpriced listing

Before presenting an overpriced property to my clients I make sure I’ve done research to determine why its numbers are inflated.   Here’s a terrific article about this subject: 4 considerations when making offer on ‘overpriced’ listing BY TARA-NICHOLLE NELSON Q: I am currently in the market for a new home. I have found a […]

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week was May 7th ~ 11th this year. I’m embarrassed to say I missed it! As a parent and full time working mom, it’s challenging to juggle my schedule + everyone else’s in the household! Missing that week really bothered me – teachers are so special and deserve our extra appreciation & attention. […]

Mother’s Day in downtown LA

I truly love Los Angeles, the City of Angels. I love exploring the diverse neighborhoods and cultures here. My daughter recently asked what I wanted for Mother’s Day this year and I told her I wanted to tour downtown LA with her. I’ve been there many times, but I felt like there was so much […]

There is no such thing as a national housing market.

One reason for the confusion is that there is no such thing as a national housing market. That may have been true in 2004, when all housing markets rose together, or in 2008, when they all fell together. But one difficulty in writing about “the housing market” is that there isn’t “one” market—and increasingly, the […]

Vacation home!

Around this time of year, vacation rentals are a hot need in the Southbay and happening areas of Los Angeles. For our office, the Hermosa and Manhattan Beach Sand section is always booked up with vacation rentals. Vacation visitors from Europe, the East Coast and beyond schedule their perfect vacation rental months ahead……sometimes a year […]

Chick A Dee Smoke Detector

I hope all of you have a working Smoke Detector in your homes. And if you do, it is always good to check that is working properly, which is exactly what I will be doing today when I get home from work. Now I’m sure you’re wondering why the mention, Chick a Dee Smoke Detector […]

Darling Hermosa Beach home!

I could not wait to share this lovely and tastefully renovated home in Hermosa Beach. You will see 1244 15th St has an immense amount of charm and character. Located on a quite and semi-private street, walking distance to Hermosa Beach Elementary makes this home the perfect family charmer. I simply had to share! I particularly […]

After Manhattan Beach Brokers Open, I think food!

I can’t be the only one who thinks about food for the weekend, am I? I am happy to admit I LOVE food, but sad to say I’m not the best cook. Call it, housewife cooking in training while learning through trial and error. Lucky for me, I met my friend Chef Pace in Hermosa […]

Short Sale, Foreclosures and a REO

After covering Short Sale~Foreclosure myths and hearsay, I wanted to share some brief and simple descriptions on the same topics that my old broker shared with me. I found this very useful, I hope you do too.   The market place overall has adjusted to the prices for the most part. This is important to […]