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Come meet the Breeds - 11/29/07 04:02 PM
This weekend (December 1 & 2) the Eukanuba dog show is taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center. Besides the ongoing show, there is lots to see; There is a HUGE meet the breeds set up, representatives from all the different AKC breeds will have booths set up to provide information about the various breeds as well as dogs to meet. It's a great opportunity to learn about the breeds, ask questions and find the right dog for your own family. Downstairs there will be lots of vendors with great stuff for your own dogs and a chance to buy gifts (1 comments)
Los Angeles County Transfer Tax - 11/28/07 05:47 PM
When a property is sold in Los Angeles County, transfer tax is charged at a rate of $1.10 per thousand of sales price. In addition to the County transfer tax, certain cities charge and ADDITIONAL transfer tax: Los Angeles City, including Harbor City, San Pedro and Wilmington charges $4.40 per thousand Redondo Beach charges $2.20 per thousand Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes Rolling Hills, Torrance and Manhattan Beach all do not have a seperate city transfer tax. Traditionally the seller pays the transfer tax, but it like all other aspects of a Real Estate sale can be negotiated. (11 comments)
Pet limits in Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes, RPV, RHE - 11/17/07 10:08 AM
Believe it or not, in places like New York City, there are no pet limit laws and no barking dog laws. Although much of the Palos Verdes Penninsula has semi rural areas zoned for horses, they all have small animal limit laws. Residents can only have 3 dogs but as many horses as can be "well cared for" and there is "adequate space for." Cats are supposed to be limited to 3, but all of the cities recognize cats are difficult if not impossible to account for. Rolling Hills property is only allowed post and rail fencing, so although it's a great place for a (2 comments)
Abalone Cove Bluff Property - 11/16/07 03:13 PM
Stunning Gated Estate perched atop Abalone Cove. 5 Bedrooms, 5 baths 7,607 SF on almost an acre lot including free form pool, spa, gazebo and Koi pond. This location rarely comes to market. Stunning ocean and Catalina views from all major rooms. Very private estate has a 4 car garage and room for plenty of parking off the private street. Enter into the magnificent marble Foyer and gaze out the rear windows to the once in a life time view. Huge custom catering kitchen has two islands and wonderful view. Master bedroom enjoys his and her walk in closets, up to date master bath with (0 comments)
South Bay Turkey Trots - 11/11/07 02:54 PM
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and traditionally it is a day of rest, football and food, but why not start a new tradition and get the whole family up early and burning a few calories? After all, anything that lets us eat more pie has got to be a good thing. Turkey Trots are runs that take place on Thanksgiving morning. In the South Bay area there are two to choose from this year: The 5th annual Long Beach Turkey Trot has a choice of 5K, 10K or kids half mile run. 3500 participants are expected on the flat beachside run starting at Belmont Pool. (2 comments)
Does your Dog need a Bath? - 11/11/07 02:25 PM
I found the greatest place in the world to bathe/groom your own dog. Everyone who knows me knows my dogs (my big hairy dogs) are my kids and they happen to have lots of aunts and uncles who take very good care of them. For grooming, you won't find better than Leanna or Susan at A Pawfect world. They are champion award winning groomers who specialize in hand scissoring, they do more small dogs than large. For the large dog, Virginia at Whiskers N Tails is also great. For those days where you can't get into the groomer or just feel like spending (2 comments)
Fire Station #36 San Pedro Grand Opening - 11/08/07 12:40 PM
The newly built $5.2M Los Angeles Fire Department Station is having a grand opening Saturday November 10, 2007. The station was built with recycled materials and energy efficient features including low water landscaping. The men and women of FS 36 welcome the community Saturday for a tour of the station, food and activities for the kids. The first Fire Station in San Pedro on Beacon Street was #36. It now houses the Fire Museum which is definitely worth a trip on another day. The new FS 36 pays tribute to the original and will display a vintage fire engine on Saturday. The station is (0 comments)
And the Results are In - 11/07/07 12:02 PM
Lomita's mayor Mark Waronek was overwhelmingly defeated in yesterday's elections. Waronek was a paid consultant for the Ponte Vista project in San Pedro. He attempted to distance himself just before the election, which didn't turn out to be the right timing for him. The voting population of Lomita was wise enough to see a conflict of interest. The Ponte Vista project if allowed to build anything more than R-1 density will have a huge impact not just on San Pedro and RPV but also neighboring Lomita and Harbor City. Bisno is still attempting to go forward with 1900 units even though the community (0 comments)
Rolling Hills Market Update - 11/06/07 03:15 PM
After a meeting this morning with California Association of Realtors Chief Economist, I have a greater picture of the Real Estate market for the entire state and the predictions for the coming year. It's not pretty, but it's not terrible either. Long term interest rates are predicted to hold pretty steady with only small fluctuations. Inventory will continue to rise, but not because more home are being sold, only because less are actually selling. Most subprime mortgages are due to readjust in the next few months and so we'll hopefully see the end of the fall out in the next 6-8 months as lending (0 comments)
How to Reduce Your Property Tax - 11/06/07 02:45 PM
Yes, it's possible! Home prices are dropping in parts of Southern California and for owner's who bought at the market's peak, that could translate to a lower property tax bill. Property taxes are based on 1% of sale price or assesed value, a dip in the market can shave quite a few dollars off the biannual payment. Reductions are permitted by Proposition 8, that allows the county assesor to temporarily reduce property taxes when the market values fall. Homeowners need to be able to prove their value is less than the purchase price...How do your show the current value or your property? Call (2 comments)
Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse - 11/05/07 11:48 AM
The bathhouse is truely a treasure in San Pedro. It was originally built in 1932 and utilized by those travelling to the coast by Red Car train from far away places. It allowed beach goers to rent a bathing suit and towel, offered a place to get out of the sun and shower and change for the ride home. I remember the run down bath house when I was a kid. It housed a makeshift marine museum with a shark hanging from the ceiling, huge turtle shells, dusty bottles of sea life specimines in formaldihyde lined the shelves. There was no admission fee (0 comments)
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