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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 […]

Manhattan Beach Village home

  Ever since I have lived in the Southbay, I have been drawn to the exclusive Manhattan Beach Village home community. There is something so quaint about this private, gated community. The lush mature trees and quiet streets make you forget about the hustle and bustle of LA traffic. Manhattan Village is a collection of 400 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Southbay Summer Camps 2012

  I can not believe school is out in 15 days. Where does the 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 am I to […]

Redondo Beach Broker’s Open-New listings

I just love Broker’s Open! Today Redondo Beach features its new listings. This is such a great opportunity to view new homes, townhouses or condos in market. It’s also a great  time to carpool  and run into fellow Real Estate colleagues and talk about pending or upcoming listings, talk shop. Take a peek at todays […]