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Get ready for El Niño!

A strong El Niño is heading our way! While it’s true that we are in need of rain, El Niño can also wreak havoc on our homes & businesses if we’re not prepared. The LA Times released a wonderful list of things to do to prepare your home, garden & car for the upcoming rainy […]

Playa Vista turning into Silicon Beach

One of the most common questions I get asked is “what do you think about the real estate market nowadays?” My response is “The market is great! Especially in the Beach Cities!“ Los Angeles is a beautiful but congested city, with very little land left undeveloped – with the exception of Playa Vista, which many […]

Hermosa Beach hosting the Special Olympics

Hermosa Beach will be hosting the Special Olympics July 21st – July 25th. The Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. They empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a […]

Preparing for Earthquakes

In light of some recent shakes here in California, I thought it would be appropriate to share Senator Boxer’s “Preparing for Earthquakes” checklist: Before an earthquake: Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. Secure items in your home that could fall during a quake, especially heavy objects and overhead light fixtures. Make sure water heaters, […]

Paddle boarding in the South Bay

I have lived by the beach most of my life, yet I’ve never been paddle boarding. How is that possible? This past summer, my 11-year-old finished her first Junior Lifeguard program where she participated in a relay run/swim/paddle board race. Her favorite part was paddle boarding – she loved it! Recently, the owner of Nikau […]

Pocket listings

Pocket listings, aka “off-market” listings, are becoming more & more common in the South Bay market.   Here are benefits to each of the 3 parties involved in a “Pocket Listing” Seller: One advantage of a pocket listing is that the seller can negotiate a more favorable commission because there are fewer agents involved in the […]

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 […]

Pinterest craze

It’s official, I am addicted to Pinterest. Believe it or not, it’s actually quite fun and therapeutic at times, but do I need another distraction? Yes!!! It reminds me of an Old School Vision Board, but a digital one and that’s what I love about it the most. Pinterest is an online pin board or […]