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September 13, 2019 in Blog

Igor on The Breakaway Agent Podcast

  On this episode of The BreakAway Agent Podcast, host Tiffany Youngren interviews Igor Nastakin, Realtor at RE/MAX Estate Properties in Redondo Beach, California. Tune in now as Igor discusses how he's learned to ask the right questions. A FEW KEY TAKEAWAYS Don't Get Stuck in Minutia, Look At The Bigger Picture Peel The Onion - What Will Actually Make Your Clients Happy? ... Read more
September 13, 2019 in 2019 Newsletter

Living and Working in the Riviera is Barre-None the Best Combo for this Resident

When Diane Numark signed up for barre classes 6 1/2 years ago, her goal was simply to work out a couple of times a week to get into shape post-pregnancy. But two workouts a week soon turned to five. And much to Diane’s surprise, the benefits of barre went far beyond firmer muscles to include clearer thinking and an overall feeling of well -being. That’s when Diane knew she was... Read more
party and birthdays in Redondo Beach
September 10, 2019 in Blog

Kids Party & Play At The Wonder of Dinosaurs & The COOP South Bay

The Wonder of Dinosaurs is the largest indoor display of dinosaurs on the West Coast and it’s right here in our backyard of Redondo Beach. That’s right, it’s located at 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., inside South Bay Galleria. With two floors of displays boasting scientific information and fun facts on each dinosaur (more than 100 of them, both static and robotic!), along with a dinosaur-themed... Read more
Redondo Beach Street - DIGS (1)
August 26, 2019 in Blog

What to do in Redondo Beach for the Labor Day & Beyond

Have friends and family in town for Labor Day and looking for what to do in Redondo Beach? Lots of exciting events are happening all around the Redondo Beach area during Labor Day, as well as other fun things to do. Here’s a look at just some of the many activities to experience while your friends are in town.   Hermosa Beach 47th Annual Fiesta Hermosa Wrap up the summer at nearby Hermosa... Read more
August 15, 2019 in Blog

A Touch of History

Interested in finding out more about the rich and colorful past of Redondo Beach? Look no further. The Redondo Historical Museum located in the 1904 Queen Anne House is the place to go, complete with an extensive collection of local artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, school annuals and historic documents. Here, some details on the museum and exactly what you might find during your... Read more
Girl window shopping in Redondo Beach
July 29, 2019 in Blog

Shop ’Til You Drop in Redondo Beach

From malls to neighborhood shops, this world-class coastal resort city has become a mecca for its one-of-a-kind mix of big-name retailers, gift shops and more that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are just some of the places you won’t want to miss.   South Bay Galleria This three-level shopping, dining and entertainment destination boasts more than 140 retailers,... Read more
Rocketship Park - DIGS Magazine
July 23, 2019 in Blog

Most Popular Parks in the South Bay

Whether you’re into hiking or exploring with the kids, here are just some of the most popular parks in the South Bay, where you can enjoy in every summertime activity imaginable.   Charles H. Wilson Park  This recreational area is known as the home of California’s first universally-accessible tree house in a public space—The Annenberg Tree House, an impressive 2,500-square-foot... Read more
July 8, 2019 in 2019 Newsletter

The Story Behind Betty’s Bench, a Lower-Riviera Landmark

For those who live in the lower part of the Hollywood Riviera – or anyone driving to El Retiro Park and Library -- a familiar sight is the long wooden bench at the corner of Via La Circula and Camino Del Campo. A decorative plaque on the bench reads: “Betty’s Bench, In Loving Memory, 1920-1998.” But who was Betty? And who made this beautiful bench for her? The answer goes back... Read more
aerial photo of popular beach in Hollywood Riviera - shot by kyle coats
July 1, 2019 in Blog

Popular Beaches Near Hollywood Riviera

Summer is here, and that means just one thing: It’s time to hit the one of the many popular beaches along the Hollywood Riviera shoreline! Whether you’re into carving a wave or simply sunbathing on the sand, here are some beaches where you can enjoy all that summer has to offer!   Redondo County Beach This beach extends 1.5 miles south from the pier and connects with Torrance City... Read more
Riviera Village Looking to Palos Verdes hillside - Shot by DIGS
June 20, 2019 in Blog

Riviera Village: A South Bay Best-Kept Secret

Whether you’re visiting Redondo Beach or a South Bay local, a definite must on your list of things to see and do should be the famous Riviera Village, a charming pedestrian-friendly district offering more than 300 one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, galleries, salons and services—all in a prime coastal locale, just two blocks from the ocean. This one-stop destination is a great place to... Read more
Redondo Beach Pier - kylecoats.com
June 17, 2019 in Blog

Things to Do at the Redondo Beach Pier

With more than 50 oceanfront dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities, this South Bay landmark is considered a one-stop destination for all things fun and interesting. The Redondo Beach Pier also is a great place to take in some panoramic and coastline ocean views while on a leisurely stroll, enjoy a variety of water activities, hear some live music and pick up a souvenir for someone... Read more
May 9, 2019 in 2019 Blog Newsletter

Riviera Native a Chart Topper

The hills of the Hollywood Riviera have always been alive with the sounds of music for the Quillin family. That’s because dad Bruce, a pianist, and percussionist who performed with the San Diego Youth Symphony, passed his love of music down to his and his wife Annie’s, three children when they were very young. For those of us who had kids at Riviera Elementary in the early 2000s, one of... Read more
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May 3, 2019 in Blog

Most Popular Things to Do In Redondo Beach This Summer

Whether you’re a local or visiting there is always fun things do in Redondo Beach and Hollywood Riviera. From attending Fourth of July festivities to strolling the Redondo Beach Pier and checking out the beaches, here are just some of the most popular things to enjoy in this charming resort destination during the summertime.   The New South Bay Beachlife Festival Are you looking... Read more
April 10, 2019 in 2019 Newsletter

Riviera Resident Opens Craft Workshop: Reconnect With Your Creative Side

In this non-stop digital era, nothing can be more therapeutic than escaping technology and using our hands for something other than touching a keyboard or screen. Which may be why more and more people are turning to do-it-yourself crafts, such as sewing, wood working, beading and embroidery. In fact, nearly two-thirds of U.S. households participate in at least one crafting hobby. Riviera... Read more
April 9, 2019 in Blog Sellers

5 Ways to Put More Money in Your Pocket on Closing Day

The busy spring home-buying season is getting underway. And with slower price growth and lower mortgage rates, that means sellers will need to be more strategic about how they price, market and negotiate their home sale if they want to get the right buyer through the door. Here, Bankrate offers five listing strategies sellers can implement to ensure they sell their home quickly and for top... Read more
April 2, 2019 in Blog Buyers

How to Avoid Some Major Home-Buying Pitfalls

Want to avoid potential mishaps and home-buying Pitfalls? Heed this advice from realtor.com that’s based on the experiences of people who’ve gone through the process many times. Here, some tips on how to avoid the mistakes homebuyers make again and again.   1. Know your true priorities Before you begin your home search, isolate your top criteria—whether that’s a certain number... Read more
March 21, 2019 in Blog Buyers

5 Factors That Can Influence a Home’s Asking Price

Never dismiss a house for being too expensive until you know the variety of reasons a home's asking price is the way it is.  In fact, understanding the reasoning behind a home’s price tag can make you a smarter buyer—and help you know exactly what you’re getting for your money. Here, realtor.com discusses five factors that experienced real estate agents consider before placing a... Read more
March 21, 2019 in Blog Sellers

6 Things to Prepare For if You’re Selling

Spring is one of the best times to Sell a Home. Not only do buyers turn out in droves once warmer weather finally arrives, but bidding wars abound as buyers look for ways to one-up their competition. But sellers also can face challenges during this time of year. Here, realtor.com discusses six things to prepare for if you’re thinking about selling a home this spring.   1.... Read more
March 9, 2019 in Blog Sellers

5 Tax Deductions To Use When Selling a Home

While there are tax deductions you can take when selling a home, the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has created some confusion this filing season. But rest assured that if you sold your home last year (or are planning to in the future), the tax deductions still may amount to sizable savings when you file with the IRS. Here, realtor.com offers a rundown of all the tax deductions (as well as tax... Read more
March 7, 2019 in 2019 Newsletter

Why Do You Relay? Annual Fundraiser Touches Lives in Our Community

When Riviera resident Hope Witkowsky first participated in the Torrance Relay for Life more than 15 years ago, her goal was to support a fellow city council member whose relative died of cancer. Little did she know that in 2013, her fight against cancer would get personal. That was the year that her husband, Mike, was diagnosed with lung cancer, and only nine months later Hope was diagnosed with... Read more