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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Buying or Selling turn offs

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, there are definitely awkward moments and turn-offs in both positions. If you’re in the buying or selling position, you may find Tara from Trulia insight helpful. I know I did. She points out common turnoffs.  This can vary from over pricing a home to following a buyer around the house […]