Redondo Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Kelly and Laura, Sisters SOLD on the South Bay
(Re/Max Estate Properties Palos Verdes)
Looking for a simple, inexpensive upgrade to give your property a selling edge?Try some lovely landscaping.It doesn't matter whether you are planning to sell this year or five years from now, beautiful landscaping will give you very high returns on your investment now and later.  And, with landscaping, the value usually increases with time and a little TLC.For return on investment, landscaping rivals kitchen and bathroom remodeling, experts say, but a simple landscape upgrade can be done for much less than either of those interior upgrades.According to Realtor Magazine, a minor kitchen remodel averages about $15,000 and returns than 98 percent of the cost.Landscaping done well can return 100 percent to 200 percent of an investment and can be accomplished for an average of $5,000, accord...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
Tulita Elementry School on Prospect in South Redondo had open house last week. The school event started in the Library with a display of the Young at Art series for each class. Cookies were for sale and raffle baskets. And it rained. Even rain did not stop the good time. We went from class to class seeing all the progress and expectations for each grade. The teachers were amazing. One teacher I could nickname the "child whisperer" like dog whisperer...she just understood children and spoke a language to them that reached them on a deeper level. Another teacher was fun, sporty and just seemed to be a teacher you would want to have. This school is distinguished academically, it is known for many areas of strength. The parent population is caring and sharing. People are so glad to be there...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
I was reviewing  old emails in my God Folder when I came across this excellent prayer written by Paul Harvey, just about the time I was new on active rain and there was no Silent Majority Group- This is an awesome article and pray. Please Keep this going around the globe.....read it, link it  and forward it in an email everytime you receive it. We can't give up on this issue ! Pictures courtesy of google images. granitegran.com"Paul Harvey and Prayer Paul Harvey says: I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin , but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory of evolution. Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30...
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
http://www.redondo.org/civica/inc/displayblobpdf2.asp?BlobID=15945     Pier Summer Concerts - 2008 FREE Summer Concerts at the Redondo Beach Pier !!!  Beginning Friday, July 4th at 5:00pm and continuing each Thursday and Saturday at 6pm throughout the summer.  Please bring your chair and enjoy the sights and sounds in WWW.RTYNDALL.COM
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
Yes its official! Brian Montgomery spoke at the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Kenneth L Harney of the Washington Post wrote in the LA Times on Sunday May 18th 2008. Mid July the FHA will start using the FICO ratings. Pre rules let everyone come to the home buying party. It s kind of like insurance in a way. The healthy people don't want to pay the same rate. It should be shouted front page news. Realtors should run, write, publish educate for the short time left to get their clients out there that will only get these loan deals. I wrote in my blog instead of website...HURRY-for only one more month- FHA will give anyone with a job and 3% down a heck of a great deal no matter what their credit score is. FHA is back in the drivers seat and it's NOT going to be "one size fits...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
Here it is the latest statistics for the Breathtaking and Coean View Townhomes of Redondo Beach. It looks like the latest prices per square foot are running around $480.00 per square foot in the Area 156, South of Torrance and PCh in Redondo, depending upon your spectacular location or view the number of homes sold in April was 6 with the number for sale at 21. This does not compare to the high of 11 homes sold in August of 2007. It shows the Market is steady, stabile and on the rise.   Picture courtesy of southbayhomes.us google images       http://activerain.com/blogsview/487163/Interst-Rates-up-Dont Save money on interest buy now http://activerain.com/blogsview/452990/Los-Angeles-County-Grea FHA http://activerain.com/blogsview/462789/Renting-Versus-Buying-In http://activerain.com/blo...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
I am wondering about sound proof windows. Advice needed. One of my clients is buying near a park in Redondo Beach. The park has a basketball court right behind the property. The games on the weekend get fast and loud. There are two courts side by side so its a double game going on. Milgard- Cornerstone -One stop and whoever you out there know that install and sell them in our area South bay, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Long Beach, Orange County. They must have great windows around here for airport noise anyway This is the resourse place. I'm open to hear. In the meantime. The Beach was lovely today. Quiet and nice and I had a nap, for mothers day. We walked down to the beach and it had spots of sun, very windy but when you get down to the ocean level it really is not windy like above on th...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
 I usually don't have a temper. I love wired magazine too, Here is a link to my blog about the details. http://teamatthebeach.com/2008/05/11/wired-is-reporting-a-lot-of-bull/   Where do we find the healing for our country? When do the Heroes stand up again. Enron, sub-prime, I could go on and on....we all know the sad drill. How do we pull this country and the energy crisis together...somebody tell me. Change....is not enough we have change every day, change in climate, change of industries, change we just need Honesty. We need Lincoln. ABE Lincoln. We need the Wright brothers, all driven to do the best. Not change. But the very best. We need the wisdom of Solomon. The power plants in Redondo Beach were sold to private owners. ( are we sure of fair play) the private sector sold us out.....
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By Tiffany Wilson, SFR, First Time Home Buyers & Investors
(eReal Estate Corp)
Every year, accompanied with Earth Day are a variety of events occurring on the days around Earth Day.  Earthy Day is April 22nd, which falls on a Tuesday this year.  Here are some of the Earth Day events going on in Los Angeles county's South Bay communities:Saturday, April 19, 2008Earth Day at Sea Lab in Redondo Beach - Trade your plastic bags for reusable totes, green giveaways, beach clean up, native plant sale, tours, demonstrations, entertainment, and more.  10 am to 3 pm.  1021 N Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach.  310-318-7458.Polliwog Park Earth Day Celebration & Concert - Green vendors, green ideas, food, shopping, learning, music, projects, fun, and tips for all.  Also present, some of my favorite folks from the South Bay chapter of Surfrider.  Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beac...
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By Krystyna Baty Ryan, HONESTY TRUST TECHNOLOGY SERVICE RESULTS
(Broker)
March 2008 Redondo Beach Home SalesAverage home price was $928,590 compared with $848,424 in March '07, 9.4% price increase. Total of 71 homes were sold in March '08 compared with 120 homes sold a year ago (March 2007). Average DOM (days on the market) was 60 days compared to 53 days in March '07.   33 homes sold in South Redondo Beach in March '08 compared with 43 sales in March '07.  Average home price in South  Redondo Beach was $1,075,924 vs. $950,577 in March '07.  Avg DOM was 63. 38 homes sold in North Redodo Beach in March '08 compared to 75 sales in March '07.  Average homes price in North Redondo Beach was $742,079 compared to $792,948 in March '07.  Average DOM was 57.Despite the "gloom & doom" we're constantly bombarded with by the media, Redondo Beach real estate is in a qui...
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
Nestled away off Prospect in South Redondo is a huge condo complex consisting of 385 units. This complex also has fabulous amenities such as a clubhouse, workout area, two pools, jacuzzi and tennis courts! This is the perfect place to live at the beach and still be able to afford actually living! Currently there five two bedrooms for sale. The lowest price unit is listed for $450,000. The highest price one is listed for $505,000. The average price per sq.ft is $495.51. There are two in escrow. Both units are two bedrooms. The first one was listed at $477,000 and the second one was listed at $474,000. Last year the lowest priced one bedroom to sell sold for $342,000. What a deal for South Redondo. If you have any questions about the area please contact me @ rachelmtyndall@gmail.comI woul...
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
I love the beach!!! Who doesn't really? It is my job to know every beach condo that is on the market, how long it has been on, what the HOA monthly dues are, how strong the reserves are, the neighbors, what you might be able to rent it out for and how much you can expect to pay each month to own it with the current interest rates. Currently there are 50 beach condos for sale from Manhattan Beach sand section to South Redondo. The average price is $664,654. The lowest price condo is in Hermosa Beach on Prospect listed for $450,000. It is a two bedroom in the Victorian with low HOA's. If you are looking to get your own beach condo contact me. I would love to help.   Rachelmtyndall@gmail.com  
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
There are things I love about Redondo Beach.It has variety. They have Historic HomesThe bluff sits way up above the strand and allows an amazing view of the bay between PV and MalibuI feel like a bird when I stand eye high to them and watch themHennessys (2 for one tuesday hamburgers)The little shopping areas trader Joes, cafe's and coffee shopsThe Redondo Library is the BESTxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.......................xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx..............................Things I don't likethe times when lots of seaweed is dried on the beach and full of fliesThe North Redondo area is jammed full of lots of people 2 on lots and apartments. The ones jammed on one way streets south of Artesia are not even fun to drive by.They impacted the schools in N RedondoThey don't rake the beaches as much ...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
California independents could not vote for anyone! How is that for a surprise. For the people in other states...you may actually count yourself lucky. You may be hip high in snowbut notsnowedsnowed in by leaders(?) who have gone before to self serve their own interests.Republicans could only vote republican. So that is why I have changed by registration.Frustration, concerns, stuff in our state...such troublesThe worst,,,hidden lurking problem here is still the fact that somebody decided to make our power a private opportunity. Ungoverned, and guess what the private sector did with that....they just made money.The power plants planned to be dissasembled in Redondo Beach were started and then stopped. They sit as near obsolete chunks of metal painted with whales in an ironic shrine facin...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
smile and surprise ideas...Give yourself Matthew Ferry on youtube 8 laws of attraction. It's a free coaching gift)Give those clients some token of your affection ( a new blank key with a little light )Give money to your family in a valentine cardGive a card and a candlegive a song to a friendGo to the Avenues in Redondo Beach and head straight to the beach and share the sunset with your loved one
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Total Remodel - Beautiful - Walk to Riviera Village Coming soon (not on MLS yet) this gorgeous 4 bedroom home in the heart of South Redondo Beach provides you the ultimate in luxury and style. Free flowing one level floor plan with over 2,000 square feet, 4 spacious bedrooms that allows for maximum master suite privacy, 3 impecable bathrooms and a smooth easy family friendly kitchen to family room to back yard transition. Location is prime and walking distance to award winning Tulita Elementary School and the beautiful Riviera Village. This home will experience high demand, provides exceptional value. Call or email me to reserve your private appointment to view!
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
Each house has a different feel and each city. My last post was Hermosa Beach at Christmas and it looked like any day any month. Its really what they say about the Rose Bowl. People come here when they are showed in and watch our game here. But we really have a go at Christmas even without snow. Its raining now as I write this in the middle of the night in January. We have a whole Christmas lights area nearby that cars line up forever to see the lights. This neighbors home is alway dressed for every season. I sent you Halloween on a previous blog. Now I send you Christmas complete with Ferris Wheel. One side of this street in the "Avenues" has income property 2 on a lot selling in the 1.3+ range and the other side of the street has single family homes. We have  18 for sale from 599 to 2...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
Goal one BE HAPPY2. connect to your sold clients....they are the future of your business3. Stay in touch....if you don't someone else will- 4. Give a good word to the world...after all words started it all...keep it positive5 Surprise your best friend or husband or someone with a gift, right after Christmas.... something fun6. Think and grow rich7. Walk every day and breathe in deeply for legs and lungs deserve it Redondo Beach or Hermosa are fun8. Eat healthy for a whole day....after all you are recovering from Christmas
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
It starts with the mind....you have to run the show starting there...decide what you want to look like and choose what you want to do to make that happen.We are architects and directors of our LIVES!!!  Hooray!!! A lot of people know I started taking Isagenix products in June. That worked really well.here is a little about that. http://www.pope8.isagenix.com/  Cholesterol is in our family like the ads. I went from a  loose 12 to a tight 6 slacks.I kicked cola out!!!! of me. It involved changes a little at a time. I stopped drinking the famous drink Coke Cola. I am surprised I haven't gotten even a postcard from them. I can even buy it and have it for guests...and not drink it. That is big! However at 16 tbs of sugar you can be big from the habit. Diet drinks taste bad its kind of a tin ...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
Weather in Redondo Beach. The big rain coming was news...so I didn't put my ad in the paper. And when the sun was out all weekend I just put up signsI did an open house Saturday and showed property Sat and Sunday. So, I am putting in ads for next weekend.Really, the weather report made it sound like we were going to get washed out into the ocean.Where is weather accountability? We walked to the ocean every morning and it was amazing. The big waves were making a surfing heaven for the tons of guys out there in Redondo Beach.  Weather touches us all whether or not it is what is expected. 
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