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Cruise at Rubys

Cruise at the Beach!

Vroom, vroom! The Cruise is back! Cruise at the Beach returns to Ruby’s Diner in Redondo Beach for the season! Open to the public, this free event happens every Friday night through October and features a gathering of vintage automobiles on display in the Ruby’s Diner parking lot from 4 t...read more

Vroom, vroom! The Cruise is back!

Cruise at the Beach returns to Ruby’s Diner in Redondo Beach for the season!

Open to the public, this free event happens every Friday night through October and features a gathering of vintage automobiles on display in the Ruby’s Diner parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m.

Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their hot rods, street rods, and muscle cars and strut their stuff. A favorite with local car enthusiasts, this popular event has grown tremendously over the years and features vintage and classic cars from all over Southern California.

The evening also features music, trivia, trophies, and raffle. Take a stroll before or after dinner and marvel at this fine collection of classic automobiles.

It’s time to roll into spring the South Bay way!

If you wish to display a car or require more information, contact Larry Neville at 310-962-7438.

Ruby’s Diner is located at 245 North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach.

enriched farms food trucks

Lunch & Dinner at the Arts – Food Truck Festival

Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 9:00pm | Thursdays from 11:00am – 2:00pm. 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Be prepared to experience some of the best food around when food trucks from across LA arrive t...read more

Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 9:00pm | Thursdays from 11:00am – 2:00pm. 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Be prepared to experience some of the best food around when food trucks from across LA arrive to display their specialties. Parking is free with plenty of areas to dine, no admission and meals range from $6 up. Event sponsored by Enriched Farms, Inc.

https://www.enrichedfarms.com/food-trucks-

Restaurant Week – Redondo Beach

January 12th – 26th Redondo Beach Restaurant Week takes place January 12th -26th – presented by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce. Many participating restaurants will showcase their fabulous menus offering fixed lunch and/or dinner dining. A Michelin-starred chef, Basque pintxos and h...read more
January 12th – 26th

Redondo Beach Restaurant Week takes place January 12th -26th – presented by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Many participating restaurants will showcase their fabulous menus offering fixed lunch and/or dinner dining. A Michelin-starred chef, Basque pintxos and handmade pasta are just some of the standouts for the 2018 event. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the diversity of Redondo Beach’s foodie scene!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.visitredondo.com/restaurant-week.html

Summer whale watching in California

Redondo Beach Whale Watching

Cruise and/or Whale Watch year round – 65 ft / 45 Passenger Boat “Indian” Whether you take the 45 minute Nature Cruise or the 2 ½ hour Whale Watch trip, you are bound to see some pretty amazing sea life. From dolphins to sea lions to various whales, you’ll have the amazing opportunity f...read more

Cruise and/or Whale Watch year round – 65 ft / 45 Passenger Boat “Indian” Whether you take the 45 minute Nature Cruise or the 2 ½ hour Whale Watch trip, you are bound to see some pretty amazing sea life. From dolphins to sea lions to various whales, you’ll have the amazing opportunity for photos and first-hand sea life education. For more info and a schedule of trip times, call 310-372-2111 or visit their website.

Palos Verdes peninsula land conservancy hike

Trails and Hiking

Experience various hikes and walks on the trails of Palos Verdes Peninsula. Ranging from easy to strenuous, there is something for everyone including walks for smaller children, strollers, and those in wheelchairs. Easy Walks – White Point Nature Preserve ...read more

Experience various hikes and walks on the trails of Palos Verdes Peninsula. Ranging from easy to strenuous, there is something for everyone including walks for smaller children, strollers, and those in wheelchairs.

Easy Walks – White Point Nature Preserve Wheelchair-friendly Walks – White Point Nature Preserve Family Walks – Linden H. Chandler Preserve, Forrestal Reserve, White Point Nature Preserve Wildflower Walks – Linden H. Chandler Preserve, Forrestal Reserve Sunset Walks – Alta Vicente and Bluffs Reserve, Forrestal Reserve, Portuguese Bend Reserve Tide Pool Walks – Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve Bird Walks – Alta Vicente Reserve, White Point Nature Preserve Geology Walks – Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve

https://pvplc.org/_events/walks.asp

Torrance Antique Street Faire

Torrance Antique Street Faire

Event Description The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on the 4th Sunday of the every month. The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, ...read more

Event Description The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on the 4th Sunday of the every month. The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music.

Rain or shine, free admission, free parking and pet friendly.

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/.

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance

south coast botanic garden

South Coast Botanic Garden -The “Jewel of the Peninsula”!

Located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd in Palos Verdes Yes, a Botanic Garden right here in the South Bay! It’s located in Palos Verdes on 87 acres with more than 2,500 different species of plants from all over the world with abundant wildlife including over 200 spe...read more

Located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd in Palos Verdes

Yes, a Botanic Garden right here in the South Bay! It’s located in Palos Verdes on 87 acres with more than 2,500 different species of plants from all over the world with abundant wildlife including over 200 species of birds!

Find out more on their website: https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

HOME PRICES REACH RECORD LEVEL

South Bay home prices surged 7.0% in November, compared with the same time last year, tying an all-time high due to the tight housing market. Few properties are currently for sale making it difficult for anxious buyers whose demand for housing is putting upward pressure on home values. The repor...read more

South Bay home prices surged 7.0% in November, compared with the same time last year, tying an all-time high due to the tight housing market. Few properties are currently for sale making it difficult for anxious buyers whose demand for housing is putting upward pressure on home values.

The report, released by the data firm Core Logic, reveals a housing market that shows no sign of slowing. The combination of strong job growth, favorable interest rates and the shortage of listings are driving prices ever higher. The area’s median home price hasn’t fallen on a year-over-year basis in more than six years.

There are potential headwinds on the horizon, however. The tax bill recently enacted by Congress makes key changes to how much homeowners can deduct that directly affect the high-priced South Bay housing market. Under the law, interest on new loans greater than $750,000 is not deductible. The new law also limits the deductibility of state income and property taxes to $10,000. These provisions could make it harder for marginal buyers to qualify. Some experts say the new provisions could crimp demand in some upscale neighborhoods. Others have said that given the strong current market, it is unlikely that any perceptible downturn will be seen.

Time will tell, for now, if you are thinking of buying or selling, give us a call. We love to talk about real estate.

Top 5 Reasons “For Sale By Owners” Fail

Today’s real estate market is characterized by rising home prices and a lack of inventory, because of this, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are a number of reasons why this might not be a good idea for ...read more

Today’s real estate market is characterized by rising home prices and a lack of inventory, because of this, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are a number of reasons why this might not be a good idea for most sellers.

1. Exposure to Prospective Buyers Recent studies have shown that 95% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 17% looking at print newspaper ads. It takes more than an ad in the paper to reach today’s home buyer. The Hartley Team has a comprehensive digital strategy to promote the sale of our listings.

2. Results Come from the Internet Where did buyers find the home they bought?

49% on the internet 31% from a Real Estate Agent 7% from a yard sign 1% from newspapers

One half of home buyers today found their home on line. Having a strong internet strategy is crucial to selling a home quickly and for the most money.

3. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With Here is a list of just some of the people that you must be prepared to negotiate with if you decide to do it yourself:

The buyer who wants the best deal possible The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer The home inspector, who works for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house The bank’s appraiser who can have difficulty verifying the sales price in a rising market

4. FSBOing Has Become More And More Difficult The paperwork involved in selling a home has increased dramatically as legal disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. This is one of the reasons that the percentage of people FSBOing has dropped by half over the last 20+ years and is currently the lowest percentage of the market since 1981.

5. You Net More Money When Using an Agent Some homeowners think that they will save the real estate commission by selling on their own. But that is the precise reason why buyers are considering buying from an FSBO. Why else would they deal directly with a seller? The seller and buyer can’t both save the commission.

A study by Collateral Analytics revealed that FSBOs don’t actually save anything, and maybe costing themselves money, by not listing with an agent. One of the main reasons for the price difference is the relative amount of exposure an FSBO property receives compared to a property listed by a Realtor on the Multiple Listing Service. The more buyers who see a property, the more likely it is to receive more and higher offers.

If a seller won’t get more and only incur multiple headaches and potential for legal liability, why do it? If you are considering selling your home, meet with us to discuss your options. We know the neighborhood, understand the market, and have the experience to get the job done.

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Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Redondo Beach PAC

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA, United States December 29, 2017 - December 31, 2017 Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker is LA’s ultimate family holiday tradition, perfect for celebrating the season. Event Description Los Angeles Bal...read more

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA, United States December 29, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker is LA’s ultimate family holiday tradition, perfect for celebrating the season.

Event Description Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker is LA’s ultimate family holiday tradition, perfect for celebrating the season. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, this original production takes place in 1912 Los Angeles. You will be captivated as Clara and her beloved Nutcracker battle a most memorable Mouse King, encounter dancing Snowflakes and travel to the Palace of the Dolls.

Original Choreography by Thordal Christensen & Colleen Neary Original Sets Designed by Catherine Kanner Costumes Designed by Mikael Melbye Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

All performances feature a live orchestra.

Schedule for Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center: Dec 29, 7:30pm Dec 30, 1:00pm Dec 30, 5:00pm Dec 31, 1:00pm