April 2014

Manhattan Beach Income Property For Sale and Sold–April 2014

By | April 24th, 2014|Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Income Property, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities, Linkedin, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach|

After a steep increase in real estate prices during 2013 in Manhattan Beach the inventory still remains very tight.  Income properties are no exception as there is currently only one Manhattan Beach income property listed for sale.  The  two unit property is located on 44th St. and asking price is $1,175,000. Four Manhattan Beach multifamily properties are in escrow with accepted offers.  Prices range from $1,550,000 to $3,700,000. Scrolling back to closed sales since January 1, 2014 the MLS shows six multifamily sales in Manhattan Beach.  Price range from $1,255,000 to $1,867,500 and all sales were two unit properties. For [...]

August 2012

Going Home Without the Gold

By | August 2nd, 2012|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Inspiration, Linkedin|

A medal is not the measure of success or failure at the Olympics.   Everyone loves a winner.  We cheer, we clap and the media fawns over the winner while those who failed to reach equal heights watch from the shadows or burrow their heads in their hands to hide tears of disappointment. Some come close, others miss the mark by a wider margin.   Like millions of others around the world I've been keeping late hours while uncharacteristically glued to my Sony flat screen.  The drama unfolds in a variety of arenas from pool to balance beams and I don't want to [...]

May 2012

Is Your House Talking Behind Your Back?

By | May 5th, 2012|Front Page, Linkedin, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Seller Tip|

You bet it is!  Buyers make an  intellectual and financial decision to look at properties based on location, price and square footage.  They want their new home to be where they want to live, the price they can afford to pay and a size that fits their needs.  Those are the basics and where every search begins.   With those requirements satisfied,  the search for a new home moves into the more subtle nuances of home buying.  The psychological factors come into play.  Past history and experiences of the buyer bring forth new requirements and the elimination process is underway.  It [...]

Simple Luxuries of Coastal Living

By | May 4th, 2012|Beach Cities, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Inspiration, Linkedin, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills|

The bright lights of the big city are within easy reach of the coastal cities of Los Angeles.  It is nice to know one can indulge in world-class dining, museums, symphonies and such when the desire strikes, but it's the little daily pleasures that accumulate into the huge benefit of living the coastal lifestyle in Southern California.  From early morning to lights out at night we are gifted with coastal influences. Take the weather--the ocean influence keeps us from suffering the extreme heat of summer and the frigid winter temperatures endured by our inland friends.  If you want to experience some extreme [...]

April 2012

How To Put Your Home on a Buyer’s Short List–Seller Tip

By | April 29th, 2012|Linkedin, Seller Tip|

  I recycled this post first published in 2008 after checking available homes for buyers flying into LA this week.  Nine, yes only nine, homes meet their specific criteria.  I'm sure we will have a home in escrow before they leave town.  Maybe it will be your home if it's fortunate enough to make their short list.  These particular prospective buyers have low tolerance for overpriced, cluttered and neglected properties.  My best advice is to perfect and polish your property before you present it to prospective buyers.  Make every showing an invitation to purchase the property. Next week I'll be [...]