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My thoughts on everything from Real Estate in the South Bay beach cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and El Segundo California to anything else that strikes my fancy.
        I normally write this post on December 31... but this year a good  friend  was in the hospital  and I  just got back into town.  Life is always full of surprises....   Looking back at  last year   I was  right and wrong on my real estate predictions for 2013.  Inventory did stay low but p...
Manhattan Beach-Beach Cities: 2012 Real Estate Market .. The year ahead   For the last few years I have shared my thoughts about where I thought the market was headed each year... and this year is no exception.   Making predictions is easy, the difficult part is finding out close your ideas were ...
Manhattan Beach: Tale of a Sale.. Appraisals..it's not always about price   A lot of buyers are looking for "fixer uppers" in the Beach Cities. Many buyers believe they can purchase these homes at a low price, put a little money and work into them and wind up with a great deal. Sometimes it work...
Manhattan Beach: Point of sale retrofits are on the way!   On Tuesday, November 16, 2010,  the City of Manhattan Beach will decide whether or not they are going to require point of sale retrofits for toilets.  What this means for residents is that when you sell your home you would have to either ...
      Many of Laurie's friends have been chatting and realized that if we all sent flowers to her service in New York or to her Memorial Gathering in Long Beach there wouldn't be much room for people.  We have set up a Laurie Manny Memorial Fund for those who would like to make a donation.  I kno...
Let's celebrate Laurie's life on Thursday September 9, 2010 from 5-8 pm.....      Laurie Manny had so many friends in Southern California that we thought it would be nice to have a Memorial Celebration  for Laurie in Long Beach.  On Thursday September 9, 2010 from 5-8 pm  there will be a celebrat...
  I've been so touched as I've read the tributes  about my friend Laurie Manny.  She would be so pleased to know she had helped so many people and how grateful they are for the expertise she extended.   Like so many who have posted about Laurie I met her through Active Rain and while we often com...
      A few weeks ago I ordered some patio furniture from Costco.  The order form said it could take 4-6 weeks to arrive which meant that I probably wouldn't get the patio furniture until mid to late August.  Two weeks ago I received a note  from Costco telling me my order had arrived and would b...
The Top 12 Women Real Estate Bloggers of 2009 In 2006 Joe Ferrara and Rudy Bachraty , when blogging was just beginning, decided to name the Top 10 Women Real Estate Bloggers for 2006.  In 2007  and 2008 the list grew to 12 Women.  These women are chosen from all over the United States.  It is an ...
 Last week those in the know seemed to be saying that the recession was over. The  LA Times cheered that Southern California's Vital Signs are Improving  and the Southern California housing market was about to hit bottom.    But toward the end of the week the news was not quite as good with state...

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