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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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My clients tend to have two main complaints about their experience with other Realtors. The first major complaint is that their calls weren't returned so therefore they felt ignored, not important. The second biggest complaint is that when they could get a hold of their South Bay Realtor, he or she didn't really listen to their wants and needs.

Many home sellers and buyers seem to be discouraged by poor or lack of communication and they lose faith in their Realtors and the real estate process. This is why it is essential that home buyers and sellers do their homework and find a South Bay real estate agent that is accessible and keeps communication flowing at all times.

Working with the Right South Bay Real Estate Agent

When trying to find the

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California's South Bay is one of the most desirable places in the country to call home. The South Bay area has a number of well-loved beach communities as well as many charming neighborhoods just miles from the coast. From cozy, modest homes to some of the LA area's finest mansions, South Bay real estate has it all.

About the South Bay

The South Bay is made up of Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Hermosa Beach as well as inland communities like Palos Verdes, Torrance, Carson, and Rolling Hills. The area is known for being one of the most culturally diverse areas in the country as well as home to two of the wealthiest communities in America – Manhattan Beach and the Palos Verdes peninsula.

Here all sorts of people come together to enjoy the

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After helping Joe overcome many roadblocks and hurdles, we were able to close escrow and hand him the keys to his new home. Here's another great testimonial for Greg Geilman and South Bay Real Estate.

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