November 2013

Found 6 blog entries for November 2013.

Image Credit: you're allergic to many types of food, you know how hard it can be to go out to eat. Your friends probably don't invite you over for dinner much because of all the allergies, which makes it even more important to go out for dinner. South Bay offers many restaurants, some good for gluten free diets and others not so great for this type of diet. Here's what you can expect throughout the area.

Marmalade Cafe

As one of the better choices in the area for gluten free diets, Marmalade Cafe is found in El Segundo. This restaurant provides plenty of great options for those with food allergies, along with many options for those without. Choose from chicken dishes, pastas, mashed potatoes, rice and a number of other choices. Their mashed potatoes are gluten

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Within the past few years, a great number of South Bay homeowners are going solar as a means to save money, shrink their environmental footprint, and increase the value of their property.

As solar power becomes a more viable and accessible energy source, it is becoming an increasingly attractive energy option for people who are tired of watching their power bill rise. School districts like Redondo Beach Unified are undertaking large solar projects to guarantee future savings; last week, the district announced that by shading school carports with solar panels, it expects to save $15 million over the next 25 years.

Most homeowners who have gone solar will tell you that the benefits far outweigh any cost required to make the change. From a homeowner's

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Grocery StoreOnce you've settled into your new life in South Bay, you will need to find the right grocery stores for your needs. From Manhattan Beach to Redondo Beach, you will find plenty of great choices for all your needs. Here are some of the top grocery stores in the area.

Grow The Produce Shop

Found in Manhattan Beach and open seven days a week, this grocery store is well known for the excellent selection of fresh and organic foods. They carry everything from produce to meats and it's all natural.

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market

Another store found in Manhattan Beach, Fresh & Easy provides fresh produce, great service and excellent prices. This is one of the favorites chosen by many locals.


A Hermosa Beach store with plenty to offer,

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South Bay provides plenty of great places to eat play and stay, but some are far better than others. As you spend time in the area or if you're a new resident, you will want to check out all of the following places.

Only two hotels are found on the beach in the area and they are both in Hermosa Beach. If you have visitors coming in from out of town or you're visiting the area, consider staying at the Sea Sprite Motel and Apartments, which is a budget choice or if you want the full luxury experience, choose the Luxe Beach House Hotel.

If you don't need to stay right on the beach, you can choose a hotel in the middle of the pricing spectrum called the Grandview Inn. This one is found across the street from the Beach House.

Best Places for

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Open Houses are a vital part of the home buying experience; especially for buyers that are not 100% sure about the type of home they’d like to buy and the features they’d like. Because today’s market is moving so quickly and homes on the market are being sold almost instantly, it’s important to know what you’re looking for in your next home. It is also very important to see homes as soon as possible so someone else doesn’t swoop up that dream home of yours.

Attending Open Houses is a quick and painless way to get acquainted with the homes that are available to you. Because our clients have limited free time to go from home to home, we try to make the process as streamlined and organized as possible.

If you’re milling around the thought of buying a

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RanchPalos Verdes is a very happy place to live, especially for those searching for the right horse property. This area is full of great places for riding and you can even have that perfect place in your backyard. With many horse properties for sale in Palos Verdes, it won't be hard to find a great property to accommodate your needs.

This active horse community includes many pony camps, trail rides, show barns and so much more. The community is built for the equestrian life and provides plenty of happiness for horse lovers. A non-profit equestrian facility provides a great place for developmentally and physically challenged adults to enjoy equestrian therapy. This facility is called Ride to Fly.

Moving to the area means you can enjoy horses even more

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