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Sidewalk repairs could become owners’ responsibility

As a property owner, how do you feel about Los Angeles sidewalk repairs becoming property owner’s responsibility? A Los Angeles City Council committee is looking into shifting the costs of repairing broken sidewalks to property owners. Los Angeles sidewalk repairs could become property owners’ responsibility  By City News Service A Los Angeles city panel today will take […]

10 things to check before you buy a house

Ten items to check before buying a house, according to Don Vandervort at Housetips.com: The structure. From a reasonably distant vantage point, look at the house. Do the walls appear to be plumb and flat? From inside, are any walls bowed or not square at corners? When you jump in the middle of the living room […]

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 […]

Bright and sunny Golden Hills

The Golden Hills hold a special place in my heart. Several years ago, we lived in a darling little home on a charming, bright & sunny street in this special section of Redondo Beach. Adjacent to Hermosa & Manhattan Beach, the Golden Hills are indeed very hilly, & feature homes called “tall and skinnies”, with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]