Thursday, March 26, 2015

Looking for a Tree Section Bargain?

This home at 2701 Oak Ave. will be auctioned on Sunday, April 19th at 4:45 PM. According to the MLS listing, there is no initial asking price or minimum bid. This is a probate sale that will require court confirmation and includes the possibility of an overbid in court.

The existing 2-bedroom, 1-bath home is irrelevant, but you can preview it at the open house on Sunday, April 12 3:30-5:30 pm or on auction day from 3:45-4:45 pm. This is a lot sale, and the market price for Tree Section lots is over $1 million and closer to $1.5M. So expect this property to be bid up considerably higher than the nominal listing price of $799,000.

For more information see Auction #16 at

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Save the Date for These Spring Events in Manhattan Beach

Earth Day Activities at Polliwog Park

Saturday April 25, 2015 - 11am - 4pm

10th Annual Solar Homes Tour

May 9 2015

Feelgood Festival

May 9 2015

For more information about these events, click on the links above.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FIreworks in MB this Sunday!

Manhattan Beach's Annual Fireworks Display is this Sunday, December 14, 2014. Grab your beach chairs and stake out your territory early on Manhattan Beach Blvd. Streets close at 2:00 pm and festivities start at 4:00 pm with a Snow Park and Santa Float. Come hear holiday music from Hyperion Outfall, followed by the Mira Costa High School Jazz Ensemble, and Joe's Band.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

What's the Next Big Thing in Kitchen Counters?

Granite counter tops have been the aspirational choice for so long they have become commonplace. Discerning designers are leaning toward different materials now to create distinctive kitchens counters.

Read the whole article "Goodbye, Granite: The 6 Hottest Countertop Finishes"

Friday, September 5, 2014

Design Idea From The WV MLS

Here is a creative use for old spoons. Someone made an effort to achieve this look. Do you like it?

Friday, August 22, 2014

"Manhattan Beach Adjacent" Open House

I've strayed a bit from Manhattan Beach to plug my new listing at 2413 Burritt Ave. in the TRW Tract of North Redondo Beach. (It is right next door after all.) This classic 40s bungalow (3br/1ba, 1003sf) has been thoroughly renovated in a craftsman-style and is move-in ready. For more information go to


Monday, August 18, 2014

Manhattan Beach Smoking Ban - Enforcement Starts Today

During the last month, Manhattan Beach rolled out the "Breathe Free M.B." campaign to create awareness of the new law banning smoking in public places. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is allowed only on private residential property, in designated hotel rooms and inside moving vehicles.

It was already illegal in Manhattan Beach to smoke on the beach, The Strand, Veterans Parkway as well as in parks, bars and restaurants. Under state law, smoking is also prohibited in any outdoor area within 20 feet of a main exit or entrance of a public building.

The new ordinance aims to reduce secondhand smoke and cigarette litter. The city noted that 30 percent of the litter collected on the city’s beaches is cigarette butts. There is also concern that discarded cigarette butts will wash directly into the ocean through the City's storm drains.

The law is designed to be self-enforcing, but a complaint call to the City’s code enforcement officer or police department can result in the smoker’s citation and a fine.

For additional information, read The Beach Reporter article.