December 6, 2019 in Blog

Giving Back During the Holidays

Looking for a great gift for the holidays that also gives back? Check out the “Maker-to-Market” treasures at Ten Thousand Villages at 1907 S. Catalina Ave. at Riviera Village in Redondo Beach.   One of the world’s largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit that features sustainably sourced and recycled products handcrafted by 20,000 artisans in 30... Read more
November 21, 2019 in Blog Buyers

8 Tips to Help You Pull Off the Perfect Move

You’ve finally found the perfect home. However, if you’re like most people, you dread the thought of moving. After all, the entire process can be quite overwhelming, from packing to cleaning to organizing and then actually transporting all of your belongings to your new home. Here, we’ve pulled together eight tips that should help make your moving day a lot less... Read more
Holiday Happenings in Redondo Beach
November 13, 2019 in Blog

Holiday Happenings in Redondo Beach

Now that Halloween has passed, it’s time to dig into the array of seasonal happenings coming up in Redondo Beach in November and December. From a performance of The Nutcracker to a visit with a surfing Santa, there’s something for everyone. Start planning now!   Winter Wonderland/Santa’s Arrival Event The three-level shopping, dining and entertainment destination of South Bay... Read more
Redondo Beach Pier
October 23, 2019 in Blog

10 Fun Facts About Redondo Beach

1. Oahu native George Freeth (1883-1919) introduced surfing to the modern world in Redondo Beach in 1907. While vacationing in Hawaii, industrialist Henry Huntington spotted Freeth surfing and persuaded him to come to Redondo Beach to give daily exhibitions of “the man who walked on water.” Freeth would mount his 8-foot long, solid wood, 200-pound surfboard and wait for a suitable wave,... Read more
Halloween in Redondo Beach with masquerade ball
October 7, 2019 in Blog

How to Have a “Spooktacular” Halloween in Redondo Beach

With Halloween right around the corner, things are about to get spooky in Redondo Beach. From scary tours to ghost hunts and parties, there are definitely tricks and treats for everyone. Here are the top Halloween parties in Redondo Beach.   Riviera Village Party One of the top affairs to place on your to-do list definitely should be the annual Trick or Treat in the Village on... Read more
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
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
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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
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
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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
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 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 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, 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, discusses six things to prepare for if you’re thinking about selling a home this spring.   1.... Read more