Monthly Market Direction – December 2017

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To give you the most current information, we personally chart sales activity in the LA South Bay.  This hyper-local information often involves very small numbers of sales to work with on a monthly basis. This December 2017 chart shows the daily changes in the number of homes available in blue, and the trend line in […]

Swedish Meatballs

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The cold weather is here and it’s time for comfort food. Whether you’re cooking a cozy dinner for two, or preparing for a neighborhood pot luck, these Swedish Meatballs will make you a star! Meatballs 2 Tbsp butter 1 large yellow or white onion, peeled, grated or finely diced 2/3 cup milk 4-5 slices of […]

Mortgage Quick Facts – 1

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Did you ever wonder where the money comes from to make mortgage loans? Or, how the interest rates are determined? As complex as lending can become, most of the time it’s pretty straight-forward. When the systems are operating as designed, it works as follows. And the money goes round & round The Federal National Mortgage […]

Climate Change Beach Warning

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For several years we have been hearing about rising sea levels and the loss of oceanfront land as a result. Living at the beach, we’re obviously concerned about the flooding potential for multi-million dollar Strand properties, our local harbors, and Catalina Island. To our surprise and delight, the rising ocean levels have both negative and […]

55+ Options: Redondo Beach

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Now in their golden years, the baby boom generation continues to shape our environment. Until about 10 years ago, senior housing in Redondo Beach was limited to a couple of rental complexes. One in north Redondo and one in south Redondo, they are both operated by non-profit organizations, and both have long wait lists. With […]

How Does Retail Marijuana Affect House Prices?

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Voters, policy-makers, and economists are interested in the ways recreational marijuana legalization affects communities. Similarly, economists and homeowners are interested in how marijuana sales impact the value of their most prized possession … their home. Using publicly available data from the city of Denver and the state of Colorado, business analysts from the University of […]