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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...

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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...

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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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10 Daring Interior Design Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2019

Realtor.com consulted with dozens of design experts from coast to coast to unveil the biggest decor trends we’ll see in 2019. Here, the results:   Artisanal accessories Anything that looks like t...

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3 Ways You Can Help Your Millennial Buy a House

Between rising home prices and millennial student loan debt, many parents are in a financial position to help their millennial buy a house, here are 3 ways. Be warned, though: Buying a house for your ...

6 Pre-sale Home Improvements

6 Pre-sale Home Improvements Sellers Wish They Had Never Made

Every seller wants their home to stand out from the crowd, which often means partaking in some shiny new improvements before placing it on the market. Sometimes owners go overboard, however, and the r...

Hollywood Riviera Celebrates New Community Markers

Riviera residents celebrated the 90th birthday of our beautiful community with a ribbon cutting for two new historical markers. Created by the Friends of the Hollywood Riviera, the signage identifies ...

Local Ice Cream Shop a Favorite Place to Chill

I scream, you scream, we all scream for …. Handel’s. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, that is. Ever since the store opened in Redondo Beach, the response has been, well, “scooper duper.” Though Handel’s f...

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