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News and views in and around the South Bay communities including Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes, Torrance, San Pedro, Harbor City, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
 Wake up to some good news in 2010! It's a "piece of cake" to trade up in this market. Prices are low - interest rates are low and conforming loan limits are the highest they have ever been! There is a great window of opportunity that is wide open right now. Don't stay behind the curve and miss ...
Happy New Year! I just posted the South Bay and Palos Verdes Peninsula sales charts for 2009 on my Facebook. The stats are from November 2008 through November 2009 and the trends are quite obvious. We are heading back into market momentum. With interest rates still at an all time low and destined...
Being a Christian, I love the Christmas season.  It brings hope and laughter and love, even in economic recessions.  It reminds us to be kind, faithful, patient.  After all, Jesus is the reason for the season!  We think about our neighbors more during the Christmas season.  We reflect on their c...
The weather has finally begun to show signs of summer.  June gloom is edging away and the sunny Southern California sun has finally begun her tour across the South Bay.  The air in the mornings is crisp and clean.  As I walk with my dogs through the tall Pine trees, everything smells fresh and sw...
   June and everyone is getting ready for beach weather but here at the beach it's June Gloom time. Hard to figure out sometimes why the beach weather is always best around October. I lived on the beach for 15+ years and my toes never touched the water until late August. Hearty souls racing throu...
Monday, May 18, 2009 After dinner last night I was typing in my Face Book when something picked up my house and plopped it back down again... I had a glass of wine on my desk and I watched my glass in amazement as it hopped up and righted itself without losing a drop! One of my dogs, however, wa...
Mark Twain and his good friend the writer, William Howells were leaving church on Sunday when it began to rain heavily.  Howells looked up at the clouds and said, "Do you think it will stop?"    "It always has," replied Twain...   I started working in the real estate business in 1979.  Interest r...
Something of a mystery to many right now is how to maneuver in today's real estate market to avoid the pitfalls in Short Pays and  REO's.   Having been in this business for going on 30 years, I've seen the bottoms fall out before.  We know that no business can continue in one direction forever. T...
The year 2008 ended with a house full of gratitude! My Annual Client Appreciation Party was so much fun. My heart was full to see all my wonderful clients enjoying themselves and chatting with neighbors and friends they had yet to meet. We had a great Pasta Bar (let me know if you need some recip...
Whether you want to introduce new traditions or perfect old ones, make this Thanksgiving the happiest and easiest yet...3 Weeks BeforeDecide which recipes you want to make, keeping in mind that there’s only so much one person — and one kitchen — can do. Get rid of any "dead weight" around the hou...

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News and views in and around the South Bay communities including Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes, Torrance, San Pedro, Harbor City, Redondo Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.