We Know What Millennials Want

We know what millennials want. Millennials are the generation born between 1980 and 2000, and we know what they want because Giovanni Altamura himself is a millennial. This youngest generation with buying power has grown up in a tech-heavy world with different needs and wants than the Baby Boomers. In a nutshell, here’s what’s important […]

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South Bay home values are up again

Manhattan Beach Home Prices

South Bay home values are moving up, while the number of sales has slowed this winter. This is a good thing. It means that home prices are recovering because there is still such a low inventory of available homes. Everyone wants to live here, but not everyone can because there just aren’t enough available properties! […]

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Hermosa Beach gets new security cameras downtown

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Hermosa Beach will get 54 new security cameras in its downtown area to make the city even safer (if that’s humanly possible, since Hermosa beach is one of the safest cities in California). The cameras will be installed by Stanley Security, according to the Hermosa Beach city council, which just approved the cameras last week. […]

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Your Home Could Be a Smart Home

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Technology is making so many things in our world better every day. It seems like every year, there are better and newer technologies for new homes. Recently there have been some impressive announcements, such as Google buying a company called Nest Labs. Nest Labs makes “smart home” appliances – that is, technology that connects your […]

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Hermosa Beach Basics

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In case you don’t know much about Hermosa Beach, it is one of the most beautiful beach cities in California. Known for it’s quaint shops, excellent dining, and surfing culture, Hermosa Beach has a small-town feel in a big metro area. Right on the beach, Hermosa has some of the most valuable beachfront condos and […]

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Foreign Investors in the South Bay

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If you’re considering selling your property, it’s easy to fall into the trap of looking at how local buyers are doing. Looking at what’s going on for buyers in Southern California is a great idea if you’re thinking of selling, but it might cause you to forget that there are actually many other buyers currently […]

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2013: A Year of Real Estate Success

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In 2013, home values in the South Bay rebounded enthusiastically. All over the United States, as the economy recovered, home values increased making it so that over 3 million home owners regained lost equity, according to CoreLogic’s latest MarketPulse report. After a few months of rapidly increasing values, it seems that we are on our […]

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The New Manhattan Beach Library

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Manhattan Beach’s  local library (built in 1975) was recently torn down over the summer of 2013 in favor of building a brand new $26.2 million, 21,500 square foot library. The plans for this new library have been on hold since 2007, but this year they have picked up again with the economy and Manhattan Beach […]

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Hermosa Beach residents are happy with their town

Hermosa Beach

Recently, the city of Hermosa Beach has been having city council meetings about urban planning to discuss the future of the small-town-feel coastal beach hub. One thing is clear: the residents LOVE their town. Engaging in a community dialogue with residents, city officials have found that most people living in Hermosa Beach tend to describe […]

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Video of 1733 Pine Avenue, Manhattan Beach

1733 Pine Avenue

We’re aware of how important video is to showing prospective buyers the true beauty of any property. Our most recent video showcase is of 1733 Pine Avenue in Manhattan Beach. The Plantation-style home was created by local builder Gary Wells and is a brand-new construction. It has 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and over 3,000 square […]

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