New Simple Deed Can Save Seniors Money

Lillian is typical of many seniors who are concerned about leaving their home to a son or daughter when they die.  Lillian knows that probate court in California is expensive, but she can’t afford to spend a couple thousand dollars to have an … [Read more...]

Who’s Buying Luxury Homes in Manhattan Beach?

Celebrities to CEOs Last year the number of homes sold at $1 million and above were up 45% over the 2012 number, and the highest in the state since 2007 according to the Los Angeles Times.*   The highest number of $1 million plus sales were in … [Read more...]

Manhattan Beach Demographic Trends

The Chamber's Economic Forum presented interesting trends in Manhattan Beach demographics. Panels of experts presented the experiences of other cities facing redevelopment issues as well as some Manhattan Beach demographics gleaned from the last … [Read more...]

New “Green” Home in the Manhattan BeachTree Section

Evergreen Design, Build Creates a Home with Energy Savings Daniel Salzman of Evergreen has unveiled his latest Tree Section home,  a 6 bedroom and 5.5 bath Cape Cod style with many Green features that make the home comfortable and energy efficient. … [Read more...]

Manhattan Beach Real Estate Mid-Year Market Update

After Record Lows, Inventory of Homes for Sale Begins to Rise The first four months of 2013 saw increased demand from buyers for Manhattan Beach real estate.  Spurred on by low mortgage interest rates and low, but increasing prices, buyers … [Read more...]

Financing Your Manhattan Beach Home

  I was quoted in LA Times article on Piggyback Loans.   Some lenders are allowing more flexible down payments, which allowed my buyer to make a purchase at $900,000 in Manhattan Beach. If this is an option that appeals to you,  here are … [Read more...]

201 18th St., Manhattan Beach Custom Home

On a lot and a half midway up the walk street at 201 18th St., this Manhattan Beach custom home features four levels including a full basement with a 5,000 bottle wine room.  Read more about this 2007 built  ocean view luxury home   … [Read more...]

Cash Sales of Manhattan Beach Homes Hits New Record

The percentage of homes purchased with no mortgage in California in 2012 was reported at a record 32.4%, a bit more than twice the usual rate.  This might not be surprising considering the large number of investors who were snapping up bargain … [Read more...]

Where Are the Home Sellers?

Higher Taxes May Be In Store for Some Home Sellers Who Wait Low inventory levels have plagued home buyers all year long.  As the 3rd quarter ended, Manhattan Beach had 2.9 months of inventory, and 2.4 months in Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. … [Read more...]

Manhattan Beach Old Home Town Fair

The Old Home Town Fair was held last week-end with the usual booths selling high quality crafts, photography and jewelry as well as community operated booths and food stands.  Lots of games, face painting and contests provided fun activities for the … [Read more...]