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Posted on 11/22/2020
Simple Home Maintenance Tips
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, keeping up with maintenance can be a serious challenge. But by focusing on simple maintenance tasks, you can put your best foot forward as you’re trying to improve your home and keep it lasting for many years to come. Keep Up on Plumbing Your plumbing...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
LA Hiking: Where to Go
Photo by Hermann Traub via PixabayWith all the cars on the road in LA, you may not know the city for anything other than its smog. However, there's a lot of natural beauty if you know where to look. Here are three hikes in the city that you won't regret. Parker Mesa This hike offers spectacular views of...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
What Does It Really Cost to Buy a Home?
The cost of buying a house extends beyond a seller's initial asking price. In fact, there are many "hidden" costs that buyers need to consider as they decide whether to purchase a house, such as: 1. Closing Costs There are various closing costs that a buyer may encounter before he or she finalizes a house purchase, including survey, appraisal...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
House-Hunting for Extended-Family Households
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Multi-generational homes have grown in popularity as the benefits of communal living become more recognized and celebrated. If you are searching for a home to share with both your children and parents, there are many options open to you. Single-family home with apartment: Some single-family homes have been built or renovated to include...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
ROI: Which Pieces of Your Home Puzzle Should You Look At?
Photo by Sue Smith via Shutterstock Choosing what to upgrade or fix in, on or around your home can be a complicated process. Changes fall into two categories – things that increase or decrease value (or sale price) and things that increase or decrease salability (or how willing people are to pay full price for it). Before you...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
1009 10th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 has a Virtual Open House on Saturday, October 24, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This stunning, impeccably elegant, coastal plantation masterpiece is as alluring as the location. In a break away from ordinary, this home exemplifies the finest blend of amenities for beach life connoisseurs. A spacious, memorable floor plan laden with precision craftmanship and tasteful design elements pays full attention to the details. The interplay of natural light flowing through full height windows, soaring ceilings, crisp architectural details and rich French Oak floors set the tone of luxury. Deluxe performance Thermador appliances, stunning porcelain counter tops, a butler’s pantry, and an abundance of custom cabinetry (both...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
2960 Via Alvarado, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 has a Virtual Open House on Saturday, October 24, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Welcome to the soulful tranquility of this hilltop haven nestled in Lunada Bay amid the coveted picturesque cliffs & beaches of Palos Verdes. This Monterey styled home is infused with Bori hardwood floors, soaring, beamed ceilings, fine architectural details & a soothing seaside color palette. The expansive main floor announces a masterful living space with gorgeous windows that frame exquisite panoramic ocean views. There is also a spacious home office/bedroom, entertaining family room, built-in bar/wine storage, and a formal dining room that flows into the secluded backyard oasis. The tasteful kitchen with it’s comforting...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
1009 10th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 has a Virtual Open House on Saturday, October 24, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This stunning, impeccably elegant, coastal plantation masterpiece is as alluring as the location. In a break away from ordinary, this home exemplifies the finest blend of amenities for beach life connoisseurs. A spacious, memorable floor plan laden with precision craftmanship and tasteful design elements pays full attention to the details. The interplay of natural light flowing through full height windows, soaring ceilings, crisp architectural details and rich French Oak floors set the tone of luxury. Deluxe performance Thermador appliances, stunning porcelain counter tops, a butler’s pantry, and an abundance of custom cabinetry (both...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
2960 Via Alvarado, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 has a Virtual Open House on Saturday, October 24, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Welcome to the soulful tranquility of this hilltop haven nestled in Lunada Bay amid the coveted picturesque cliffs & beaches of Palos Verdes. This Monterey styled home is infused with Bori hardwood floors, soaring, beamed ceilings, fine architectural details & a soothing seaside color palette. The expansive main floor announces a masterful living space with gorgeous windows that frame exquisite panoramic ocean views. There is also a spacious home office/bedroom, entertaining family room, built-in bar/wine storage, and a formal dining room that flows into the secluded backyard oasis. The tasteful kitchen with it’s comforting...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 906 9th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Incredible Manhattan Beach home with a wide open floor plan that is an amazing 5422 sq ft. Perched on a 50-foot-wide 7255 sq ft lot in the prestigious Hill Section. Recently renovated, 906 9th Street is a short walk to the sand and has spectacular city and mountain views. The elegant stone and custom wrought iron entrance leads to an open floor plan perfect for casual beach living and entertainment. The new gourmet kitchen includes a beautiful stone backsplash, over-sized Shaw farmhouse sink, Wolf Stove Top and Double Convection Ovens, Miele dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator, walk-in pantry, wine fridge, spacious center island and custom...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
How the Appraisal Impacts a Home's Sale
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay As the home buying process nears the closing, both buyers and sellers need to prepare for the appraisal. This often the last step the lender requires before approving financing for the buyer, so it’s an important part of the home sale process. What is an Appraisal? An appraisal is an unbiased, professional evaluation...
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Posted on 10/14/2020
Video Tour - 1009 10th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
This stunning, impeccably elegant, coastal plantation masterpiece is as alluring as the location. In a break away from ordinary, this home exemplifies the finest blend of amenities for beach life connoisseurs. A spacious, memorable floor plan laden with precision craftmanship and tasteful design elements pays full attention to the details. The interplay of natural light flowing through full height windows, soaring ceilings, crisp architectural details and rich French Oak floors set the tone of luxury. Deluxe performance Thermador appliances, stunning porcelain counter tops, a butler’s pantry, and an abundance of custom cabinetry (both...
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