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Paddle board year round!

I have lived by the beach most of my life, yet I have never paddle board. How is that possible? Although I grew up at the beach, paddle-boarding was never something my family did. I was never introduced to it until moving to the Southbay. During the summer, my 11 year old finished her first […]

The Pocket listings phenomenon

Pocket listings aka “off-market” listings have become more and more common for the quietly listed properties. Why? you may wonder…I know I did. For as long as I have been in Real Estate, I have often questioned why a seller would list this way. How can a realtor effectively test the market and secure the […]

Bright and sunny Golden Hills

The Golden Hills area in Redondo Beach will always hold a special place in my heart. For a few years, we lived on a darling, bright and sunny street. Our little house was a cottage like home with  a lot of character and the neighbors were are charming as the street. Definitely great memories there. […]

Low appraisals that don’t reflect rising markets are ruining deals!

Low Real Estate appraisals have become such a common occurrence nowadays. Unfortunately when this happens, these low appraisals have the potential to compromise deals, if not kill them all together. To make matters worse, many lenders have taken to using appraisal management companies, which often hire appraisers who do not know the local markets  they […]

Southbay Summer Camps 2012

  I can not believe school is out in 15 days. Where does time go? My 5th grader is jazzed there are only 15 days left, and especially excited to have a few weeks off before her new Junior Guard adventure. Junior Guard only covers 5 weeks of summer…what to do with the rest is […]

Short Sales: Top Myths debunked

There is nothing better than “Clarity”, specially when it comes to Real Estate transactions. Clarity and transparency has become a challenge, specially during these days of Short Sales, REO’s and Foreclosures. The California Association of Realtors featured a great article on Short Sales Myths. I hope this brings you some clarity in  this regard.   SHORT […]