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Mold Myths Part 2

The following are 7 more mold myths, provided by the California Association of Realtors: 7.    Both the EPA and California Department of Public Health recommend mold consultants. There is no recommendation in any state or federal web site that the property owner or resident needs a mold consultant to respond to a mold incident. 8.   […]

Mold Myths Part 1

Recognizing potential mold problems before buying or selling a house is crucial. Sometimes you can visibly see or smell certain kinds of mold, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Many molds grow in areas that are inaccessible, such as attics or between walls. If you suspect a house has mold, it’s imperative to have […]

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 […]

Mortgage Rates Increase For First Time In 7 Weeks

Are we so accustomed to amazingly low mortgage rates that this increase is a surprise? It has been wonderful to hear stories from clients and friends who have bought a home or refinanced at the low rates that are being offered these last few weeks. As home prices have stabilized and the market shows proof […]

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 […]