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Oil Drums’ Journey Through South Bay

The effort to move Chevron’s drums through the streets of Los Angeles has joined the ranks of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and LACMA’s Levitated Mass — it now has a time-lapse video. The six steel drums were maneuvered through the South Bay, two at a time overnight on Feb. 20, 27 and March 6. Continue reading

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Banks are Foreclosing — Does this mean MORE inventory?

I just read this great article… 7 Banks Foreclosing on the Most Mortgages Most banks are servicing loans.  This list includes the percentage of underwater loans the bank has in FORECLOSED properties portfolio.  Check out this article to see who … Continue reading

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The Worst Colors to Use in a Home

If you are thinking of selling your home and wanting to repaint to attract buyers, then you’ll want to know what colors to avoid. Check out these great tips from Realtor Magazine The Worst Colors to Use in a Home On … Continue reading

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Are you ready to become GREEN in 2013?

Is GREEN POWER on your 2013 New Year Resolutions List? Learn more about being GREEN in 2013! Start the New Year GREEN! Join me and representatives from the South Coast Air Quality Management District and JPy Magazine for a presentation … Continue reading

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A FEW SIMPLE WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY

Here are some surprising ways to save energy around your South Bay home:

1 If you place lamps in the corners of your rooms, the walls help to reflect light out into the room.
2 Use a laptop computer instead of a desktop. A laptop uses 1/3 less energy.
3 Dont switch to a plasma flat screen it uses much more energy than an LCD.
4 Put a blanket on your water heater and turn down the temperature a little. A water heater blanket can save anywhere from 4% to almost 10% on the average water heating bill.
5 Using an electric stove? Turn off the burner before your finished cooking as the burner stays hot for awhile after you shut it off.
6 Spin laundry more. Let your washer spin the water out of the laundry, even if you have to spin it twice, it will save energy use in the dryer. Some new washers can cut energy in half by eliminating the time required for the dryer to run.
7 Shut off your refrigerators ice maker and use an ice tray or two. A refrigerator ice maker increases your energy consumption up to 20%. When you use ice trays, there is no increase in energy use or costs.
8 Use your dishwasher, it uses 1/3 of the hot water that you would use if you washed your dishes by hand. Continue reading

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A Little History of El Segundo

That city is El Segundo which was part of “Rancho Sausal Redondo”, a rancho with a land mass of nearly 25,000 acres that extended from where Playa Del Rey is today, east to where Inglewood is today, and as far south as Redondo Beach. Prior to 1917, the land was covered with wheat and barley fields where cattle and sheep grazed in peace. All of that changed when five men representing Standard Oil came to the city to survey the area for a second potential site for their oil refinery. It was perfect. On January 18, 1917, less than six years after the opening of the refinery, the City of El Segundo was incorporated. The city remained a quiet one-industry town until the 1920s, when Mine’s Field, a landing strip used by early barnstormers, was chosen as the site for the new Los Angeles Municipal Airport. Then, in the mid-1950s, Southern California Edison purchased a 43-acre site for a major electrical generating station.

The Los Angeles International Airport, which officially opened in 1930, had a major role in turning El Segundo into a aerospace center. Douglas Aircraft, Hughes Aircraft, Northrop and North American Aviation (Rockwell) all located in El Segundo during the 1940s and 1950s. Most of these aircraft-related companies would eventually transition into the aerospace/defense industry. In 1960, the creation of The Aerospace Corporation and Los Angeles Air Force Base gave El Segundo the esteemed title of “The Aerospace Capital of the World.” Continue reading

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Buying Unfinished Homes

Unfinished homes present a great way to save a lot of money and get yourself a new home in the process. If the El Segundo home you are looking at has plans for a garage, you can save thousands if you decide not to go with the garage. Unfinished homes may have other planned on additions as well, in which you can save a lot of money just by leaving them out.

Always try to talk to the builder if possible and share your ideas of what to complete and what not to complete. If you are planning to get a mortgage, most banks will need to ensure that the home is up to local codes and in living condition. If the home is lacking quite a bit in terms of being unfinished, most banks won’t give you a mortgage. Most banks are also known to turn down unfinished home mortgages that they feel will have trouble selling in the event that you default. Banks have strict requirements when it comes to unfinished homes, which is why you should always check with your bank before you invest in an unfinished home. In most cases you can save a lot of money and still get a home that will provide years and years of memories for yourself and your entire family. Continue reading

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Federal Realty Acquires Plaza El Segundo

According to Deborah Crowe of the Los Angeles Business Journal,
The Federal Realty Investment Trust bought a controlling interest in Plaza El Segundo, a 381,000-square-foot retail property at the northeast corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue in El Segundo. The Trust also bought an adjacent, vacant 8.1-acre property for future development. Continue reading

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SOME HOME BUYING ROADBLOCKS

You have your down payment money put away, you think that your credit is tops and everything is a go to start looking for that new home in El Segundo you have been dreaming about. What could go wrong or what can stop you now? The keys to your dream home are as good as being in your hands, right? WRONG ! In this tough financial climate, some unexpected issues might scuttle the any deal you might put together and you need to be aware of what can go wrong.

The tight financial climate has changed many of the things we took for granted for many years and today there is a crop of new concerns for those trying to buy a home. Such as the appraisal and Lenders holding up closing. Continue reading

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El Segundo: Small Town Feel – Large City Conveniences

Home to some mighty giant Fortune 500 Companies, this town is known for its “small town” feel, yet has all the amenities of a big city. The city of El Segundo has its own school district where scores generally run from the 80th to 90th percentile.

The real estate in El Segundo is located in cozy and quiet neighborhoods that have beautiful all American homes, situated on tree lined streets.The great majority of the single family homes have two and three bedrooms, however there are some older wonderful smaller cottage type homes. About two-dozen homes are positioned along the beach bluffs and command ocean views. The rest of the town is built along gently sloping land away from the beach.
The city’s location is next to perfect with LAX next door, and L.A. about 20 miles north.

In addition to the Chevron oil refinery, El Segundo is also home to the El Segundo power plant and adjacent to the Hyperion sewage treatment plant, and many large aerospace industrial giants like: Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and The Aerospace Corporation. Mattel Toys and Globe Shoes are also in El Segundo. El Segundo has much going for it and its residents are proud of their past and look forward to a great future and more success. Continue reading

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