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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 a...

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...

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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 ...

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...

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 negoti...

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...

Asking price

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 ma...

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. ...

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 ...

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. Littl...

How Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying a Home

Hoping to buy a home soon? You’ll want to make sure your credit score is acceptable because lenders check this number as a way to gauge whether to give you more credit in the form of a home loan. If y...

How to Know When it’s Time to Sell Your Home

Most people don’t plan on living in their first (or second or maybe even third) home forever, but knowing when the time is right to put your home on the market can be difficult. Without a pressing rea...

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Remodeling a Bathroom

Although remodeling a bathroom can add value to a home, there also are many opportunities for missteps. If you’re considering a bathroom renovation, follow this expert advice from realtor.com to ensur...

Birds of a Feather Flock to Local Retailer

One of the nice things about living in the Hollywood Riviera is the wide variety of birds in our area, including the house finch, goldfinch, sparrow, towhee, scrub-jay, phoebe, mockingbird, hummingbir...

Keys On Door

6 Times It’s Actually Smarter to Buy a New Home Before Selling the Old

You’ve probably heard that you should never buy a new house before selling your old home because if you buy before you sell, you run the risk of owning two homes at once and carrying two mortgages. Fo...

A Trio of Maintenance Tips

Congratulations on your new home! Your belongings are moved in and everything is unpacked. You even got a lawnmower, some power tools, and a massive tool chest. Now what? Many new homeowners don’t eve...

6 Reasons Why Your Higher Offer Might Not Win the House

Thinking of making an offer way above asking just to ensure you snag your dream house in a competitive market? Not so quick. While cash is certainly enticing to a home seller, other factors play into ...

It Takes a Village to Support Our Seniors

For most seniors, living comfortably in their own home while continuing to lead active lives is a priority. But due to various circumstances, that’s not always possible, and many seniors find the only...

5 Home Amenities That Could Be a Waste of Cash

As a home buyer, you want to make sure every dollar counts. But sometimes price can be inflated by sought-after home amenities that you might not even use. Here, realtor.com tells you how to identify ...

6 Habits All Successful Home Buyers Share

If you’ve resolved to purchase a home in 2019, there are a few good habits that can help you get there. These behaviors are things you can do daily, weekly, monthly or even just yearly that, when comb...

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