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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

California beach vacation rentals

Vacation Rentals at the beach are in demand, particularly during the summer months. We get bombarded with calls here at Sunny California Vacation Rentals. Some of the typical inquiries we get are: How many does the home sleep? Are there stairs? How many parking spaces? How close to the beach and/or downtown is the house? Do […]

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 […]

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 […]