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Today, we had the privilege of helping temporarily donate an entire home to the Redondo Beach Fire Department! Our clients Joss and Amanda recently purchased an old home in South Redondo Beach.

Instead of simply demolishing it and starting construction on their new house, they agreed to hand it over to the Redondo Beach Fire Department for a couple days.

Redondo Beach Fire Department

The local fire department will be using the home to train its officers for real life scenarios that they’ll encounter on the job. No 

amount of equipment or training facilities can truly simulate what it feels like to tear through the walls of a real home.

Giving firefighters the ability to cut through walls and knock down a roof in order to gain access to the interior of a home is an invaluable

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So you’ve gone through all the trouble of preparing your home for the market. Your agent has advised you and guided you throughout the entire process from what your home value is to what you should pack up before any showings.

Unfortunately, when it comes time to decide on how the property will be shown to potential buyers, sellers often have a difficult time opening their doors and being lenient with their showing instructions. 

Showing instructions are what your real estate agent will enter in the private agent remarks on the MLS. This information is what other agents see when they’re trying to show your home to potential buyers. If the instructions you have for showings are too limiting, agents may often pass by your listing and opt for the home

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Lights Inside Alpine VillageOktoberfest at Alpine Village in Torrance is finally back in town! If you don’t have any plans for the weekend, it’s the perfect South Bay event to help kick off the seasons festivities.

This isn’t your dad’s Oktoberfest, by the way. USA Today calls it “One of the Best Oktoberfests in the World!” That’s right, the world – which includes Germany, the last time we looked.

It is also one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in Southern California. Oom Pah Pah bands, German food and German beer – what could be better on a weekend which otherwise looked pretty disappointing until we came along?

This is Alpine Village’s 47th year holding the festival so they’ve pretty much got the whole thing down. It is truly amazing.

What’s Oktoberfest?

Singer At Alpine Village

If you

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4221 W 137th st Hawthorne CA

Income Property In Hawthorne CA 

We’re excited to announce our new income property in Hawthorne! If you’ve been looking for an investment property in the South Bay, this might be it.

Both units are freestanding so they each feel like single-family residences. The bathrooms and kitchen in both of the units has been updated. The front unit has three bedrooms, one bath and the back unit has two bedrooms.

Property is perfectly set up to be owner occupied. Live in the back while generating income from the front unit! The back unit has its own private gated entry with a fenced in front yard and back patio. Lots of lush landscaping on the property, well maintained by current tenants.4221 W 137th St Hawthorne CA - Kitchen

The owner used to live on the property so it has been nicely updated.

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Children's Miracle Network LogoThere's a special relationship between the South Bay Residential Real Estate Team and the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) and it occupies a corner in each of our hearts. We are proud to highlight their efforts and contributions to children throughout the world.

RE/MAX became the Children's Miracle Network's exclusive real estate sponsor in 1992 and since then, the nation’s RE/MAX associates and broker/owners have raised more than $56 million to assist this organization in treating seriously ill children around the world.

The 170 hospitals affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network treat children afflicted with cancer, AIDS, sickle-cell anemia, traumatic injuries from accidents, asthma and more. Donations are also used to support training and research

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This year, California is facing one of the most sever droughts on record. With all of the public information campaigns throughout the state, we’re sure you’ve heard of the severity of the drought and how you can help save water. Whether you’re a homeowner or business owner in the South Bay, there’s always a way for you to help conserve water. 

If you own a home, installing high-efficiency toilets and washing machines will help save countless gallons of precious water. California currently has a rebate program being offered to those residential and commercial customers that make the switch to high-efficiency appliances. Rebates for washers start from $85 and are dependent on the brand and efficiency. Installing a high-efficiency clothes washer ensures

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Because so many of our clients come to us with countless questions about listing their home in the South Bay, we thought we’d put together an easy 5 step guide to listing your home!

The thought of selling your home may be daunting and intimidating to think about but taking the process one step at a time will make it incredibly manageable and easy to deal with.

1) Make a Game Plan - When would you like to be in your new home by? Will you need to stay in your current home for a while after it’s sold? Are there any deadlines you’d like to meet? These are all questions you should ask yourself before constructing a timeline for the sale of your home. Of course, your listing agent will further help clarify which route may work best for you but it’s always

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Rok Sushi in Hermosa Beach is the local business we thought we'd feature this week on our Business Spotlight. We sat down with General Manager Hitoshi to learn a little more about the restaurant and what they’re all about.

1. Tell me a bit about Rok Sushi. 
Rok Sushi Kitchen provides a higher-end dining experience in a more casual beach community. Our prime location allows us to cater to all types of diners, from families, to the locals that go out on weekends.

2. How'd you get involved in the restaurant business?
My family has been in hospitality my entire life, specifically with food and beverage, so I suppose that is in my blood. While I was studying psychology, to become a therapist, I had the opportunity to become a restaurant manager at a very

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2512 Curtis Ave Living Room Photo

If you’ve been looking for the perfect two-bedroom townhouse in Redondo Beach, we’ve got a brand new listing you don’t want to miss! This beautiful home in North Redondo Beach is located in a small, quiet tree-lined complex. Upgraded and move-in ready, you have to see this place first hand to really appreciate the finishes. 2512 Curtis Ave #4 is listed at $599,000; it’s priced to sell and won’t last long.2512 Curtis Ave #4 Dining Room

Special Features of 2512 Curtis Ave

This rear corner unit townhome has a living room with a sliding glass door that opens out onto a private patio, making the space perfect for entertaining both indoors and out.  A fireplace and vaulted ceilings also add to the grandeur of the first floor. The dining room and kitchen are a few steps above the living

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1409 Wendy Way is available to be seen right away. It's a 3BR 2.5BA craftsman style home with a big open floorplan and high ceilings. With a detached two car garage, it has plenty of parking and storage available. Located in the middle of the block on Wendy Way, this craftsman style home in Manhattan Beach will be approximately 1800 sq. ft. and walking distance to Trader Joe's. 

Although there is a lot of work that still needs to be done on the home, what's already greatly apparent is just how much natural light will be pouring in through the large windows.  

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