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1511, 2017

Is This Your Situation: Want to Stage Your Home for a Quick Sale

By | November 15th, 2017|

Remember the last time you visited a new home development? How did you feel touring the model? Usually, pleasant memories come to mind about how well the home looked. That's because it was "showcased" properly. Home showcasing is not about remodeling, fixing up or making your home look sterile. Instead, it focuses on simple steps to make your home show like a model without spending a lot of money. The secret is setting the stage, which helps potential buyers imagine themselves and their families at home in your "home for sale." Strip Down and Build Up The first step is to clear the set. Take out extraneous furniture, decorations, pictures, etc. Take each room down to its most basic form, [...]

1508, 2017

1409 Vía Arco, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

By | August 15th, 2017|

Spectacular lot in PVE with resort-like grounds. Custom Colonial architecture design exudes elegance and charm. Property has been extensively remodeled, most recently in 2013. Ocean and coastline view. Inviting courtyard entrance with water fountain, grand foyer with a Bohemian Crystal Chandelier, 8” wide walnut wood floors in most rooms, Enkeboll Design staircase banisters and molding in entry, formal living and dining rooms overlooking the view of backyard and ocean. Chef’s dream kitchen with Wolf professional range and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. Luxurious and private master suite wing has an intimate sitting area with fireplace, and breathtaking view of the garden and ocean. Two family rooms for family living and entertaining. Lush, landscaped backyard with expansive grounds epitomizes tranquility. Features a [...]

1508, 2017

10 Property Issues That Will Keep Your House From Selling

By | August 15th, 2017|

Whether you're selling a home or looking to purchase one, you need to be certain that the home in question is in good physical condition. Check out the following list of the 10 most common home "health" problems identified by members of the American Society of Home Inspectors in a recent survey. 1. Improper Surface Grading and Drainage Inspectors rated this problem the most troublesome, with 35.8 percent of those surveyed listing it as their top issue. Responsible for household maladies, such as leaky basements or crawl spaces, grading and drainage problems can be fixed either by regrading the ground away from the house or replacing gutters and downspouts. 2. Improper Electrical Wiring This was rated the most common [...]

1707, 2017

ARE YOU COLLECTING THESE 10 HOMEOWNER TAX BREAKS?

By | July 17th, 2017|

Do you own your home? Whether you've invested in a house recently or you’ve been paying a mortgage for a while, there’s a number of tax breaks homeowners qualify for around the country. If you're looking to cut back on your expenses, it's worth learning about possible exemptions for homeowners and getting started on the necessary paperwork. If you’re not already collecting these 10 tax breaks, here’s a breakdown of each one, which you can learn about in more detail when completing your taxes. 1. Mortgage Interest - Under certain conditions like filing your taxes jointly with your spouse, you can deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage if you earn less than roughly $100,000 per year. 2. [...]

1706, 2017

7 WAYS TO CHOOSE THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD FOR YOU

By | June 17th, 2017|

If you're starting a family, you might want to consider a neighborhood known for its good schools. Or if your children have graduated, you might want to move to a "hipper" neighborhood. Perhaps your company has moved, and you want to be closer to work. Any of your priorities may have changed over the years. Here are seven ways to evaluate a possible move. #1: Time the Commute to Your Job Perhaps you have been spending hours stuck in traffic to and from work and are looking for a much shorter commute. Just because one neighborhood is closer does not mean that you will get there faster. Time the commute from the different neighborhoods you are considering. #2: Meet [...]

1305, 2017

WHAT AFFECTS PROPERTY VALUES?

By | May 13th, 2017|

Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard with decorations or neglecting to care for their home. Homes adjacent to crazy neighbors can potentially be undervalued. Trendy groceries and coffee: Recent statistics suggest that if your home is a short walk from popular grocery stores like Whole Foods or coffee chains like Starbucks, it can actually appreciate faster than the national average. Mature trees: A big beautiful tree in the front yard is [...]

805, 2017

HOMES FOR SALE IN VENICE (LOS ANGELES), CA

By | May 8th, 2017|

Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Venice, LA Venice is a residential, commercial and recreational beachfront neighborhood on the Westside of the Californian city of Los Angeles. Venice was founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town. It was an independent city until 1926, when it merged with Los Angeles. Today, Venice is known for its canals, beaches, and the circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, mystics, artists and vendors. In 1839, a region called La Ballona that included the southern parts of Venice, was granted by the Mexican government to Machados and Talamantes, giving them title to Rancho [...]

605, 2017

EXISTING HOMES SALES JUMPED 4.4% IN MARCH

By | May 6th, 2017|

WASHINGTON (April 21, 2017) — Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West saw a decline in sales activity in March. Total existing-home sales 1, https://www.nar.realtor/topics/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, ascended 4.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.71 million in March from a downwardly revised 5.47 million in February. March's sales pace is 5.9 percent above a year ago and surpasses January as the strongest month of sales since February [...]

405, 2017

8 WAYS TO SAVE ON HOME OWNER’S INSURANCE

By | May 4th, 2017|

If you're like most Americans, your home represents the single largest investment you'll ever make. So it makes sense to protect that investment with insurance. Rates for homeowners insurance can vary significantly with a variety of factors, including your home's location and  value. Even if you have an average-priced home, the amount an insurer would charge you for homeowners insurance can vary greatly from the average, depending on the risks involved. The greater your risks, the higher the premiums. Risks include those from: Natural disasters, such as wildfires or windstorms. Human-caused damage, such as arson, vandalism and theft. The type of construction. The cost of rebuilding. Of course, you can't change the weather. But there are eight things you can [...]

405, 2017

HOW MUCH HOME CAN YOUR LIFESTYLE AFFORD?

By | May 4th, 2017|

If you're considering purchasing a home, you've likely already considered how much you have available for a down payment, what an ideal mortgage payment would be, and how much home you can actually afford based on your monthly income. But what about your lifestyle? Have you considered how much wiggle room you need to leave in your home budget to enjoy life? Here are six life factors to consider when buying a home: 1. Travel Travel is an important goal for many people. Think about the travel goals you have for yourself: Where do you want to go? What do you want to see? How long are your ideal trips? How much money would you need on an annual [...]

305, 2017

MARKET REPORT MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA

By | May 3rd, 2017|

Market Report for Manhattan Beach Homes for Sale – Wondering the Value of Your Home For a complimentary comparative market analysis, please contact us so we can discuss your home’s value. Real estate agents know how to sell homes. Successful sales balance four components: the market, price, condition of the house, and exposure. Do you need an in-depth report? Call or email us today!

1202, 2017

MARKET REPORT LOMITA, CALIFORNIA

By | February 12th, 2017|

Market Report for Lomita Homes for Sale – Wondering the Value of Your Home For a complimentary comparative market analysis, please contact us so we can discuss your home’s value. Real estate agents know how to sell homes. Successful sales balance four components: the market, price, condition of the house, and exposure. Do you need an in-depth report? Call or email us today!

1202, 2017

MARKET REPORT HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA

By | February 12th, 2017|

Market Report for Hermosa Beach Homes for Sale – Wondering the Value of Your Home For a complimentary comparative market analysis, please contact us so we can discuss your home’s value. Real estate agents know how to sell homes. Successful sales balance four components: the market, price, condition of the house, and exposure. Do you need an in-depth report? Call or email us today!

1202, 2017

MARKET REPORT REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA

By | February 12th, 2017|

Market Report for Redondo Beach Homes for Sale – Wondering the Value of Your Home For a complimentary comparative market analysis, please contact us so we can discuss your home’s value. Real estate agents know how to sell homes. Successful sales balance four components: the market, price, condition of the house, and exposure. Do you need an in-depth report? Call or email us today!

1202, 2017

REDONDO BEACH REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

By | February 12th, 2017|

Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Redondo Beach, CA Redondo Beach is one of the three Beach Cities located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 66,748 at the 2010 census, up from 63,261 at the 2000 census. The city is located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles area. Redondo Beach was originally part of the 1785 Rancho San Pedro Spanish land grant that later became the South Redondo area. The city's territory has an unusual shape including an area along the beach (South Redondo Beach) and another strip inland from Manhattan Beach and Hermosa [...]

1202, 2017

HERMOSA BEACH REAL ESTATE FOR SALE & FOR RENT

By | February 12th, 2017|

Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Hermosa Beach, CA Hermosa Beach is a beachfront city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Its population was 19,506 at the 2010 census. The city is located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles area and is one of the three Beach Cities. Hermosa Beach is bordered by the other two, Manhattan Beach to the north and Redondo Beach to the south and east. The city's beach is popular for sunbathing, beach volleyball, surfing, paddleboarding and bars. The city itself extends only about 15 blocks from east to west and 40 blocks [...]

1202, 2017

MANHATTAN BEACH REAL ESTATE FOR SALE & RENT

By | February 12th, 2017|

Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Manhattan Beach, CA Manhattan Beach is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, United States, on the Pacific coast south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach. Manhattan Beach is one of the three Beach Cities that make up the South Bay. Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach is ranked in the top 1% of high schools nationally. In 1863, a Scottish immigrant, Sir Robert Burnett, purchased Rancho Sausal Redondo and Rancho Aguaje de la Centinela from Avila's heirs for $33,000. Ten years later in 1873, Burnett leased the ranch to a Canadian, [...]

1202, 2017

LOMITA REAL ESTATE FOR SALE & RENT

By | February 12th, 2017|

Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Lomita, CA Lomita is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 20,256 at the 2010 census, up from 20,046 at the 2000 census. The word "lomita" is Spanish for "little knoll." Lomita was originally part of Rancho San Pedro, granted by the Spanish Empire to Juan Jose Dominguez by King Carlos III of Spain in 1784. Lomita established a sister city relationship with Takaishi, Osaka, Japan in October 1981. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of which [...]

301, 2017

MARKET REPORT – PALMS & MAR VISTA, CALIFORNIA

By | January 3rd, 2017|

Market Report for Palms & Mar Vista, Los Angeles Homes for Sale – Wondering the Value of Your Home For a complimentary comparative market analysis, please contact us so we can discuss your home’s value. Real estate agents know how to sell homes. Successful sales balance four components: the market, price, condition of the house, and exposure. Do you need an in-depth report? Call or email us today!

301, 2017

Market Report Venice, California

By | January 3rd, 2017|

Market Report for Venice, Los Angeles Homes for Sale – Wondering the Value of Your Home For a complimentary comparative market analysis, please contact us so we can discuss your home’s value. Real estate agents know how to sell homes. Successful sales balance four components: the market, price, condition of the house, and exposure. Do you need an in-depth report? Call or email us today!