October 2013

Found 5 blog entries for October 2013.

Sometimes a personal note makes all the difference in the world. Matt and Isabel wanted a house with at least 2 bedrooms and lots of natural light. Preferably it would be centrally located for both their commutes to work and have an outdoor space or backyard for a studio. They loved hardwood floors and an open kitchen.

We went out 2 or 3 times and then found the Culver City home that they ended up buying. When we got back in the car after previewing this home, Isabel sent Matt a text message that said "I love it!" This house has a massive 4-car garage in the back which will serve perfectly as a work space for him and a yoga studio for her.

During the negotiations, while we were countering back and forth and Matt and Isabel were taking the night to

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Getting pre-approved is quick and painless (and usually free). Unless you're an all-cash buyer, you'll need to get pre-approved and the best time to do it is before finding your dream home. Most sellers won't even consider an offer unless it's accompanied by a pre-approval letter from a reputable lender. Although the thought of having to get pre-approved is daunting to some, we’re here to help and let you know it’s less scary than you think!

What we’re going to do is break down the process into five bite sized pieces that will hopefully help alleviate some of the intimidation that comes with the process of having to be pre-approved for your home loan.

1. Picking A Lender – When deciding on which lender to use for your home loan, be sure you use one

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One great thing about living in Manhattan Beach is the wide range of top notch restaurants available to you. I know how important finding good local places to eat when you move to a new town. Here are a five of the best restaurants here in the area.

1. North End Café

The North End Café is one of the top rated restaurant in Manhattan Beach. It is the perfect local spot if you are looking for a casual yet sophisticated dining spot. They are open for breakfast and lunch, which makes it the perfect place to stop in and eat on beach days. You are sure to find a new favorite meal in their selection of popular salads, sandwiches and hamburgers.

2. El Tarasco Restaurant

Finding a great local Mexican restaurant is a must whenever you move to a new

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Over at South Bay Residential headquarters, we’d like to think of ourselves as a pack of self-proclaimed coffee lovers. And with that title comes a great deal of responsibility.

After quite a few debates, we think we’ve come up with a pretty top-notch list of some fantastic selections. Read until the end for an exclusive offer we have for our readers!

  1. Catalina Coffee Co. – We’re absolutely in love with Catalina Coffee. If you’re ever at a loss for where to go for lunch, head over and try one of their grilled Panini’s or sandwiches and of course you can’t forget the coffee! You’ll feel transformed once you walk in and are surrounded by library chairs and bookshelves filled with books.
  2. Two Guns Espresso – Need we say more? Stumbling upon
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South Bay provides many exclusive neighborhoods and amenities. New residents are always looking for the right country club to join for golf, activities, social events and more. Two excellent country clubs provide a great place for new residents to network and meet new people.


Rolling Hills Country Club

This is the only family-oriented private club in the area and stays true to the vision of founder Omer K. Tingle. The goal of the club is to provide a great place for camaraderie, family fun and a home away from home.

Amenities of the club range from a beautiful golf course to multiple events spaces and more. Whether you need to host an event or you want to attend the social gathering of the year, this is the place for you. Event rooms range

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