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July 31st, 2015 at 11:56 am

Hees House

Sited on a bluff above and running along the Pacific, the Hees House entitles its owner to seaside living in a quintessential mid-century context. The gated garden entry creates its own sense of mystery which transforms into the surprise of  ocean and island views enveloping the interior. The expansive glass walls parallel the ocean and slide across the terrazzo floors opening the public rooms to the broad terrace, grass and gardens. (more…)

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July 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Search real estate

We know you expect a first-class real estate search experience. That’s why we have made major improvements to the way you search for properties on our website. Click here to explore it for yourself and see how we’ve made finding the home of your dreams easier than ever.

Just a few of our enhanced features include:

  • Intuitive interface
  • Interactive map listings
  • Default map view makes it easier to search by location
  • Individual pins show where each active listing is located
  • Mobile device-friendly
  • Detailed visual perspective on landmarks, communities, and distances
  • Leading broker-based home search in Southern California

Take a look around and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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July 21st, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Summer Dream Home Contest

It’s no secret that some of the most beautiful homes are in Southern California, and our agents know it better than anyone else. We want to find the best listed home in Southern California, so we turned to our agents and asked them to send us the best of their current listings. Once we had our submissions, we put them to a vote and chose, from each county, one listing that we thought best represented the California lifestyle. Now that we have representatives from Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties, we need you to choose which one is your ideal Summer Dream Home.

Voting is easy, and once you vote you’ll be entered in a random drawing to win a $25 Amazon.com card. All you have to do is:

  • Look at our five contestant photos on our Instagram account
  • Like your favorite one
  • Tag a friend in the comments

Easy, right? You might not think so once you see how beautiful these California Summer Dream Homes are. So, before you vote, here’s a little more information about our five finalists:

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Los Angeles – 24959 John Fremont Road, Hidden Hills, CA | Marc & Rory Shevin | Vote now

A long, private drive leads to a dazzling Mediterranean villa perfect for poolside lounging. The beautifully landscaped backyard features a saltwater pool and spa, environmentally friendly waterless grass, and a gorgeous outdoor kitchen and BBQ center.  You’ll enjoy panoramic views of city lights at night, and pastoral views during the day. The interior is just as impressive as the exterior, with a master suite that boasts a sitting room, walk-in closet with chandelier, and an adjacent exercise room with sauna. (more…)

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July 8th, 2015 at 10:00 am

2015 Housing

If you’re planning to buy or sell a home in Southern California soon, this might be a good time to start working with one of our agents.

Our state’s residential real estate activity leads the nation, capturing half of the 20 spots in the “hottest” markets list compiled by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and published on realtor.com.

In Southern California, the San Diego-Carlsbad market ranked No.11, and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim was No. 15.

Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke’s team ranked the 20 hottest U.S. real estate markets for buyers and sellers in May. Looking at the 300 largest markets, they used the number of views per listing on realtor.com to gauge demand, and the median age of inventory to assess supply.

The team’s findings, released at the start of June, show that California markets rank so highly because of tight supply and economic-powered growth in demand.
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May 7th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Choosing the neighborhood for you

Finding the right home also means finding the right neighborhood. You might find the perfect house, but the surrounding area can quickly change the way you feel about it. There are many factors to think about, from school districts to public transportation to the proximity of your neighbors and grocery stores. Different homeowners have different needs when it comes to location, so here are a few things to focus on that will get you headed in the right direction for finding your ideal neighborhood.

  1. Affordability – Though it might be tempting, it is important to not shop for houses in a location outside your price range. Make sure that you and your real estate agent know what price range you’re searching for before you start looking. (more…)

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