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Manhattan Beach Leads in Luxury Sales

Manhattan Beach lead the strong rebound in California’s luxury housing market in 2013 as sales of homes costing $1 million or more soared 45% to their highest level in six years. ayres-manhattan-beachAccording to La Jolla based DataQuick, 39,175 homes costing $1 million or more were purchased. Manhattan Beach recorded 439 million plus sales, the most in the state in 2013. Even some undeveloped lots sold for $900,000. Malibu had the most expensive sale in 2013, $74.5 million for an 8 bedroom, 14 bath beachfront estate on almost 5 acres. This was also the most expensive sale in the U.S. at the time and a record for Malibu. In some communities, including Santa Monica, all of the sales last year were $1 million or more according to DataQuick. Continue reading

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Manhattan Beach – $1Million Homes are Selling like Hotcakes!

It’s official … Manhattan Beach had the most $1,000,000 + homes sold in 2013 per Gregory Wilcox, Daily Breeze writer.  Manhattan Beach recorded 439 million-plus sales — the most in the state in 2013 — edging out Hillsborough in Northern … Continue reading

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Plans to Limit New Offices and Banks in Downtown MB Scrapped.

The Manhattan Beach Planning Commission, scrapped a proposal to limit offices and banks to open on store front properties.
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Under the now defunct proposal, new offices and banks would not be allowed on street fronts on Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Highland Avenue and Manhattan Avenue downtown or on Highland and Rosecrans avenues in the north end, but existing offices and banks would be permitted to remain.

Understanding the concerns, the commissioners directed the staff to undertake developing a master plan by acquiring more public comment, possible at a public forum or workshop. Continue reading

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The Beauty of Manhattan Beach Real Estate

This video shares a wonderful helicopter ride over Manhattan Beach. It really gives you an idea of just how beautiful this city really is. Be sure and notice our great weather with clear blue South Bay sky. Continue reading

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Welcome Coach Mike and Laura D’Antoni

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We were remiss in welcoming Laker’s Coach Mike and Laura D’Antoni to the Manhattan Beach community.

The three-story house has five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths and plenty of living and entertaining space, including a “huge dining room for even the biggest family gatherings, breathtaking informal living room and terrific deck,” plus a 400-glass wine bar and huge wine cellar.

The Mike D’Antoni’ s new $6.9-million Manhattan Beach Home.

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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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MANHATTAN BEACH HAS NO SAND TO LEND!

JUST A NOTE: Manhattan Beach has let Malibu know for sure that their city can no longer get sand from Manhattan Beach as they have done in the past. 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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AES Power Plant – YES OR NO?

In March 2013, the residents of Redondo Beach, get to vote on an initiative — Anti-Power Plant Initiative Qualifies for March Ballot The Power Plant Phase-Out Initiative which would disallow power generation on the AES property on Harbor Drive. Bill … 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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