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If you are in the Palos Verdes, the Hollywood Riviera or the surrounding hills that are behind it, as night starts to fall on days with clear visibility you can take in a breathtaking site of the entire Santa Monica Bay. The lights from the homes and buildings sparkle like the royal jewels on a "queen's necklace" giving the pristine view its name. For those with luxury homes in the area that can take in this view, it is a sight to behold. You can see from the lighthouse at San Vicente to the Santa Monica Pier. In a word, it is spectacular.

If you've ever struggled with what to do in Southern California, know that enchanting views like these offer peace and relaxation at the end of a busy day. They create an unbelievable backdrop for dinner parties,

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Multiple Offers"Wait, I thought this was a buyers market!" We've heard this a lot lately. If you're shopping for a home locally, you should know that real estate in the South Bay has been had a surprisingly high number of multiple offer situations lately. It seems like every other home has people competing for it. The basic law of supply and demand could be the culprit. Since the beginning of 2012, near 50% of all Manhattan Beach homes for sale have experienced more than one offer. We know of a property that recently had over 29 offers before it finally went under contract.

The fact is that home prices in the Beach Cities are still well below where they were 5 years ago. Although it's technically a "buyer's market," low inventory, relatively low prices and extremely

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In these tough economic times some people are trying to sell their homes without the help of South Bay Realtor. This may seem like a smart choice for savvy homeowners who would like to save a few bucks, but in the end, people will likely end up losing money by trying to sell their house themselves.

South Bay Real Estate Agent Can Handle Most Matters for You

We're currently experiencing a buyer’s market, so being on the selling end is already tough enough. How should you list your home? Should you fix it up at all before putting it on the market? Are there legal issues you'll need to resolve before selling your South Bay house? How do you know if your buyer can be trusted? These are all questions that an experienced South Bay real estate agent can

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Luxury Doggie HomesThe South Bay is home to some of the most luxurious properties in the country. And with that comes many lucky pets that get to partake and benefit from living the life of luxury by the beach. Because Manhattan Beach and the surrounding beach cities are known for being very dog-friendly and having lot's of outdoor activities, parks and running paths, we got to thinking... What would a dog house look like if it were on par with the luxury real estate in the South Bay?

Well, there are many over-the-top structures out there. Some are miniature replicas of the owners main house. Others were designed to fit the personality and style of the dog who lives there. There are lots of pictures online of the various styles, but this article had the best examples of

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In the early 2000's real estate professionals began to gain a poor reputation. For the most part the real estate industry turned away from customer service and into capitalizing on the market for ones own interest. Here at South Bay Residential we are not only looking to bring back customer service but to transform the real estate industry here in the South Bay.

If you are looking for a home in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach or Hermosa Beach you have to meet Greg Geilman. He is a RE/MAX agent that understands technology and brings a refreshing approach to customer service in the real estate industry today.

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There has and always will be a debate in real estate on how much a great view is actually worth because there are many different factors involved. Some prefer to watch the waves crash from their living room and others wish to be on their deck overlooking the "Queen's Necklace" below.

Queen's Necklace View

How much is a view worth? The simple answer is that it all depends. It depends on location and characteristics of the view. Most of the time when people refer to a view in the South Bay, they are either referring to an "ocean view" or a "city lights view." Putting a price tag on one of these is a bit of an art and a science. It is nearly impossible to find two identical homes, one with a view and one without.

From our knowledge of working in the South Bay for years,

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*Updated* March, 2015

As a local South Bay Realtor, I spend most of my days jumping from on home to another. The only breaks I get are during lunch and dinner, which as a major foodie means constantly exploring new restaurants. I love supporting the local community and one of the ways I alway try to stay connected and giving back is by constantly exploring and visiting locally owned restaurants.

South Bay Restaurants

Recently a friend of mine and I were debating about which were the best restaurants in the South Bay. Because there are so many to choose from, I actually had a hard time picking. So I just scanned through my recent Facebook check-ins and threw together a list of my favorites in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach. Some are fancy sit-down

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Dustin and Melissa didn't get the first home they wrote an offer on. And thank goodness! They wanted the beach lifestyle and a house that had an open kitchen and a nice backyard. They found that and so much more right on the border of Hermosa and Redondo Beach.

They wanted to move up to the South Bay from their condo in Long Beach. After pointing them to the Hollywood Riviera and showing them certain special spots around South Redondo Beach, they decided that this is a place they could call home. We thought we found the right house for them, but it turns out there was another one that was even better waiting just around the corner. We were able to negotiate a very favorable price for both the purchase of their South Redondo Beach home and

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I’m going to let you in on a little secret – one my wife let me in on a long time ago – South Redondo Beach is the best-kept secret in Los Angeles. With palm tree-lined streets, beautiful beaches, amazing restaurants, stunning sunsets, plenty of free parking and lots of great homes, living in South Redondo Beach is like being on a vacation 365 days a year.

Today’s focus: condos in South Redondo Beach

As a local I’m a bit biased, but 67,000 residents also agree that South Redondo Beach is a great place to live. There are lots of options including single-family homes, townhomes and condos. Today I previewed a few condos for you and below in no particular order are 3 high-level run-downs on just a few. If you have any questions or would like to see one

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San Clemente Real EstateIn today's real estate marketplace things are always changing. I recently had the pleasure of attending a real estate technology conference that explained the way consumers are now searching for homes on the Internet. There is no doubt that consumers are first using the Internet when looking for homes and are wanting to work with agents that can provide them the needed information in a clean and concise format. I am excited with my website to showcase the very best listings in the South Bay area in a very easy to read format and consumer-friendly style.

At this technology summit I had the pleasure of meeting some really fantastic Realtors who understand the local marketplace in their respective areas. If you are thinking about buying a home in any of

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