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NOT ON MLS 1307 GATES AVENUE, MANHATTAN BEACH This gorgeous Mediterranean Home is drenched in natural light and has a generous open floorplan with soaring vaulted ceilings. Built in 2004 it has been beautifully maintained and upgraded with lustrous hardwood floors, custom paint and more. • • • •

3700 Square Feet (btv) 5 Bedrooms 4.5 baths Lovely Hilltop Overviews Private Grassy Yard

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Priced at $1,950,000

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“For our home mortgage we did the research and chose a lender that's not vanilla. Bank of Manhattan was competitive, easy to work with and cared about our financial goals. And their banking solutions are the icing on the cake. We Bank Manhattan.” -Todd & Brigid Becker, Beckers Bakery & Deli

Dear Neighbors, BANK OF MANHATTAN’S mortgage management team understands what it takes for loan officers to be successful. We set high service standards, offer competitive pricing and provide alternative mortgage solutions in addition to the commoditized mortgages of the big banks. Local presence ensures our clients will have peace of mind in knowing their loan officers have personal relationships with the Bank’s underwriting, processing, and closing teams – ensuring a seamless mortgage experience.

Christian Salceda SVP, Western Region

Trust. Partnership. Security. Commitment.

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Josh Reikes 310.798.5509

Beth Antilla 310.606.8045

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Ron Goodlin 310.798.5514

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Nate Kuchera 310.798.5504

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30 Year Fixed, NO Points, 3.875% (3.894% APR), $1,500,0001 New Payment: Payments 1-360: $7,070 30 Year Fixed, NO Points, 3.125% (3.191% APR), $417,0002 New Payment: Payments 1-360: $1,801 Payment examples do not include taxes and insurance; actual payment will be greater. Example #1 assumes a loan of $1,500,000 loan amount financed at the rate, APR, term noted above at maximum 80% loan-to-value, 34% DTI, with a 740 credit score and 1 year prepayment penalty may apply. Example #2 assumes a purchase or refinance loan of $417,000 loan amount financed at the rate, APR, term noted above at maximum 75% loan-to-value, 45% DTI, with a 740 credit score and no prepayment penalty. Nothing herein is or should be interpreted as a commitment to lend. All loans are subject to credit and property approval. Rate and Annual Percentage Rate (APR) stated above are as of 10/01/2012. The payments noted above are principal and interest payment. Terms may vary, conditions and restrictions apply. Actual rate for the loan is determined at time of rate lock based upon program and terms requested. Rates and terms are subject to change without notice. NMLS# 401422 Š2012 Bank of Manhattan, N.A.


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217 9TH STREET, MANHATTAN BEACH This stunning Green home is located in the very heart of the bustling city of Manhattan Beach. It boasts beach life at it s finest as well as 1734 sq. ft. of living space packed with Green technology, as well as superb architectural design. The floor plan features 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms along with a spacious kitchen that extends into a large living area. The true highlight of this home is the jaw dropping ocean, sand, and Manhattan Beach Pier views that you are treated to while in this special home!

$2,500,000


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$2,650,000

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BEST VALUE IN EAST MANHATTAN 1231 SHELLEY ST, MANHATTAN BEACH List Price $1,329,000 www.JohnAltamura.com This single family home boasts 4 beds, 3 baths with 2,003 sq ft (BTV) of living space on a 5,440 sq ft corner lot. Amenities include: R

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2319 RALSTON LANE, REDONDO BEACH 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 3,078 sq. ft. of Living | 7,500 sq. ft. Lot with Full Yard! OFFERED AT $1,299,000

IN ESCROW

418 S. LUCIA AVENUE, REDONDO BEACH 5 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,616 sq. ft. Living | 6,343 sq. ft. Lot with a Yard OFFERED AT $1,299,000

Tony Accardo Email: Tony@BeachCityTony.com • Direct: 310-855-3557 • Facebook.com/BeachCityTony.Page All information from reliable sources but not guaranteed. Buyer and Buyer’s Agent to verify.

DRE# 01863340

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Lots of political garb being thrown at me in the mail, television, and even Facebook these days and I’m truthfully embarrassed by the way the politicians convey their messages. I even have a cousin now living in Australia who got an absentee ballot sent to him yet he hasn’t lived or payed taxes in the state for over ten years - how this process is in our country’s best interest I’ll never know. The good news is the election is over on November 6th and we’ll hopefully see some major changes in the White House, the Senate, and Congress primarily for the sake of moving forward rather than the propaganda finger pointing mess we live in currently. It’s implicitly affecting all of us psychologically and once again the Supply column above continues to drop while property values hold strong due to lack of inventory. May the best man win (go Elephants!) but for heavens sake, let’s get back to work and limit the excuses!

(Visit Tony’s web site regularly to see more blogs and videos)

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202 VIA ANITA, RB $995,000

119 N LUCIA AVE, RB $699,000

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1305 8th street, MB

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232 5th place, MB

2304 Hermosa Ave, HB

2102 SPEYER LANE, RB

2141 Monterey Blvd, HB

$1,825,000

$3,300,000

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LOCAL NUGGETS

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PORTUGUESE BEND LANDSLIDE

BY MAUREEN MEGOWAN / RE/MAX PALOS VERDES EXECS Publisher Warren J Dow

Creative Director Amanda Nelson-Sinagra

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Portuguese Bend, in Rancho Palos Verdes, was named for Portuguese whalers who used the cove for a rendezvous and a whaling station. Portuguese Bend was also a smuggler’s hideaway. From 1945 to 1956, until a major land slide occurred in the area, the  Livingston Quarry operated, mining such minerals as barite, quartz, dolomite, gypsum, as well as basalt that was mined for use as a railroad bed material. This area is part of the Forrestal Preserve area, which was purchased as a nature preserve in 1996. In 1956 a 260 acre landslide started. The land slide was triggered by roadwork by L.A. County road crews who were constructing an extension of Crenshaw Blvd. from Crest Road, through Portuguese Bend, to Palos Verdes Drive South. Approx. 235,000 tons of dirt which

Senior Staff Photographer

had been excavated for the road had been relocated to the top of an ancient, but previously

Paul Jonason

dormant land slide. In August, 1956, the landslide broke a water line, and significant land

Contributing Writers Pamela Corante-Hansen, Denise Kano, Quinn Roberts

movement began. A number of homes began to slide and some of the roads had to be rerouted. Some residents gave up and saw their homes go into the ocean; others left the area. Approx. 100 homes were destroyed, and more than 50 damaged, and the Portuguese Bend club house, restaurant, and pool were destroyed. The land in this area has moved more than 400 feet seaward, and continues to creep

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towards the ocean to this day, requiring constant repair and maintenance of Palos Verdes Drive. A building moratorium still exists in the landslide area. Several homes continue to be occupied in the land slide area, with the homeowners constantly leveling their home due to land movement by the use of hydraulic jacks. On October 1, 2008, the State Appeals Court reversed a lower court decision known as the “Monks” case and decided that the Land Slide  building moratorium ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes for the Portuguese Bend area constituted an unconstitutional “taking” of property, and that the City should issue building permits to the 17 property owner in the law suit wishing to build homes in the area. “A permanent ban on home construction cannot be based merely on a fear of personal injury or significant property damage,” the jurist concluded, and ordered the case remanded for further proceedings to determine an appropriate remedy. On October 8th, 2008, the City Council decided to appeal this decision to the State Supreme Court. On December 17th, 2008, the California State Supreme Court denied the City’s appeal allowing the 17 property owners the right to build on their property. The City is currently

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Portuguese Bend before landslide

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Q3 real estate numbers – a vote of confidence? Despite a continued lack of inventory of homes for sale in the Beach Cities and Palos Verdes, the aggregate year-to-date closed sale numbers are tracking up with a total of 76 increased sales transactions as compared to the same time period in 2011. Rolling Hills Estates stands out with 67 closed sales year-todate versus only 29 over the same time period last year. For more local real estate NUMBERS see page 64.

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On the COVER this issue is an entertainer’s dream home with ‘Top of the World’ panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Queen’s Necklace. Located in the Monte Malaga area of Palos Verdes Estates, this pre-completion sale offers 7-bedrooms, hardwood flooring throughout, an enormous wine cellar, massage / spa area, huge sports court and much more. Offered by Rick Edler, The Edler Group, Peninsula Sotheby’s International. Check all the details starting on page 28. This issue’s HOME OF THE WEEK is a Hermosa Beach masterpiece with unparalleled presence and style located steps from the sand and The Strand. This magnificent home exudes elegance throughout – from the artwork on the walls to the hardwood floors there is an effortless flow and continuity throughout the living spaces. Check out all the details in our back cover gloss section on pages 80 & 81 and don’t miss the DIGS produced High Definition Property Video Tour at www.YouTube.com/SouthBayDigs. Offered by Norma Toering, Broker Associate with RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty.

ENTERTAINER’S DREAM HOME WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS Pre completion sale. The opportunity to add your own personal touches to this amazing 7-bedroom home located in the esteemed Monte Malaga area exists. This home already exudes elegance and magnitude with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean & the Queen’s Necklace, hardwood flooring throughout, an enormous wine cellar, massage/spa area, versatile sports court and many more amenities that make this a magnificent estate.

Check out “Frozen Flow: creating one-of-a-kind light sculptures” as this issue’s DIG THIS starting on page 54. Take a ride through Manhattan Beach history in LOOKING BACK – “El Porto: Surf Spot of the South Bay,” starting on page 32. Don’t miss our LOCAL NUGGET Café Boogaloo in Hermosa Beach. With its southern flair, live blues music and Cajun cuisine, Boogaloo has been a local favorite for over 17 years – see why on page 40.

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El Porto Surf Spot of the South Bay written By Denise Kano

as El Porto (and still is by some longtime locals), featuring good restaurants, great surfing, and a laid-back vibe.

Surfer’s Paradise Smith recalls El Porto becoming quite a popular surf spot. “It was fun and crowded,” he says. “But it’s a lot more crowded these days.” Local surfer Tony Del Castillo has been surfing El Porto for over 25 years.

El Porto was first subdivided in 1911 on land that was owned by well-known local

“The northwest and west swells are best for El Porto; the waves can get very big

developer, George H. Peck. At that time, there were roughly 80 business lots and

in the winter and tend to have better shape then other areas in the South Bay,” said

225 residential lots, and the streets originally had no names. Later on, the east-west

Del Castillo. He explained that El Porto can handle swells better than other areas.

streets were assigned numbers, and the alleys were given names.

“It also tends to develop better sand bars from rain runoff, and these sand bars

Denny Smith, a third grade teacher and self-proclaimed “Mayor of El Porto,”

also produce better-shaped waves. Some of the more frequented areas include

has lived on 38th street for over 25 years and is considered somewhat of a local

Rosecrans, 45th Street, and the entrance of the parking lot. Probably the most

expert on El Porto history. He explained that at one time, this was the only part of

recognized surfing area in El Porto is the jetty. On the south side of the jetty is a

the Manhattan Beach area that had rentals.

right hander called, “The Right,” and on the north side of it is a left hander called,

“Back in the day, it was all flight attendants and bartenders — people who were renting — a completely different demographic makeup than what Manhattan Beach

“Hammerland” because it gets really big and breaks in shallow water, and when you fall, you get ‘hammered’!

is like now,” said Smith. With an abundance of renters who did not have any roots established, El Porto became a place where people would come and go, and with ready vacancies, you could entice your friends to move in down the street. “An apartment would open up and your buddy would move in,” said Smith. “The

In November of 1980, El Porto consisted of approximately 34 acres and a population of about 1,185 people and was annexed from the County of Los Angeles by Manhattan Beach. The area is now considered North Manhattan Beach.

area became an enclave of friends, which made for more of a party atmosphere.

However, ask any South Bay local about El Porto, and if they have frequented

People would walk up and down the streets until they found a party. And most of

the area at all, they will have their own remembrance of the town, pre-North

the people at the party were locals. It was a crazy, homogenous group of people

Manhattan Beach days. Maybe it’s “The Devil’s Triangle” (the intersection of

who just loved the beach.”

Rosecrans and Highland along with the various bars that came and went); Orville

Although Smith moved away from the area at one time, after six months he

& Wilbur’s which lasted up until 1998 and was considered by some to be the first

returned to this special part of the South Bay. And, his moniker of “Mayor” is not

“good” restaurant in town (opening in 1971), or the famous Pancho’s which stills

just for show — he’s very active in city issues and runs the Rosecrans volleyball

stands. Volleyball, surfing, and great places to meet up with friends — the name

tournament, including painting the poles and taking care of the nets. He also tends

may have officially changed to North Manhattan, but the unique El Porto vibe

a garden at the end of 38th street and is responsible for the nearby chalk mural that

remains the same.

he changes every month or so.

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Photograph courtesy of The Jan Dennis Collection.

If you cruise along Highland Avenue toward the airport, you’ll drive right through what is now known as North Manhattan Beach; however, this area used to be known


El Porto in the 1930s. The view is entering Manhattan Beach from the North.

El Porto Fun Facts: •

For over six decades, El Porto was part of the El Segundo Unified School District.

Developer George H. Peck laid out 30-by-90 foot residential lots for El Porto.

El Porto was almost completely developed with two residential units filling each of its small lots, with little room for yards.

The name El Porto is thought to be a combination of Spanish and Portuguese names.

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In the South Bay, Cafe Boogaloo is one-of-a-kind. With its southern flair, live blues music and cajun cuisine, Boogaloo has been popular with locals since it opened its doors 17 years ago at 1238 Hermosa Avenue. “We want everyone to feel welcome when they come in,” manager Scott-Eric Toll said. “We want it to be like a second home.”

whom have taken the stage since the place first opened. Just this month, Boogaloo has welcomed Brad Wilson, Jeffrey Halford and The Healers and Laurie Morvan. “A lot of venues in L.A. you don’t really get to see the artist,” Toll said. “What’s nice about Boogaloo is that it is small and they hang out at the bar, so you can talk with them.”

While many restaurants and bars near the Hermosa Pier have been remodeled in

Serving authentic cajun cuisine, Boogaloo is also the only place in the South Bay to

recent years, Boogaloo takes pride in the history of the place its called home since 1995.

offer fresh alligator tacos called the ‘Hoochie Coochie’. Hard to find, fresh alligator is

The Hermosa Beach police station in the 1920’s, the building is all brick. And if one looks

shipped on a weekly basis to the place from a distributor in Florida. Alligator may be one

close enough, it’s possible to see where old jail cell windows have been boarded up and

of the most popular and unusual items on the menu, but Boogaloo also offers traditional

painted over.

cajun creations like po’ boys, jambalaya and gumbo.

Filled with voodoo masks, colorful southern art and a mural of famous blues musicians

And while Boogaloo Cafe has evolved and changed over time, it’s still at its core

on the wall, Boogaloo also has many vintage features, including: exposed brick, a long

the same place that opened 17 years ago. “The atmosphere here is amazing,” Toll said.

wooden bar and artful chandeliers.

“We are the only people that do everything. We do breakfast, lunch and dinner. We do

Inspired by the likes of Robert Johnson, B.B. King, Ray Charles and Stevie Ray Vaughan, blues musicians perform every Friday and Saturday at Boogaloo, many of

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happy hour deals, bands, DJs and we have a club scene at night. You get the full effect at Boogaloo. It isn’t just one thing that makes it a great place.”


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s her countless satisfied clients will attest, Jane Sager has made exceptional service an art form. As one of the South Bay area’s leading real estate professionals for more than 20 years, she has built her reputation on providing expert guidance with a distinctly personalized touch. Jane builds lasting relationships with her clients, and provides keen market insight and creative solutions throughout the process. Quite simply, for Jane Sager, Success is an Art Form, so call her today and make the most of your opportunities in the South Bay area.

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ust imagine the feeling you’ll have when you find the home of your dreams. Jane Sager knows what it’s like. As a leading professional in the South Bay are for more than 20 years, she takes great pride in using her knowledge and experience to help people make the most of their real estate investments. That’s why if your looking to buy, be sure to visit Jane on the website www.JaneSager.com. This comprehensive site will give you access to all the information, home search resources and market insight that you need to find the home of your dreams.

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H E R M O S A B E AC H - T H E N & N OW

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ermosa Beach, a city in Los Angeles County, California, has a population of approximately 19,500 and is located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles area. It is one of three Beach Cities: Hermosa Beach is bordered by the other two, Manhattan Beach to the North and Redondo Beach to the South and East. Of the three Beach Cities, only Hermosa Beach owns its own beach. The other two cities’ beaches are owned by the county of Los Angeles. The wide flat beach makes Hermosa Beach one of the most popular places to play beach volleyball, from professional to amateur. The Strand, which stretches North into Manhattan Beach and South into Redondo Beach, is a popular place for walkers, joggers, biking and sightseeing. The city itself is relatively small, extending only about 15 blocks from East to West and 40 blocks from North to South, with the Pacific Coast Highway running down the middle. Situated on the Pacific Ocean, Hermosa’s average summer temperature ranges in the mid-70s. Consistent ocean breezes lessen what can be high summertime temperatures in surrounding Los Angeles areas, and helps to keep the smog away 360 days of the year.

Hermosa Beach was originally part of the 1884 Rancho San Pedro Spanish land grant that later became the ten-mile Ocean frontage of Rancho Sausal Redondo. In 1900 a tract of 1,500 acres was purchased for $35 per acre from A. E. Pomroy, then owner of the greater part of Rancho Sausal Redondo. It’s hard to believe that in the early days, Hermosa Beach — like so many of its neighboring cities (Inglewood, Lawndale, Torrance) — was once vastly sweeping rolling hills covered with fields of grain. During certain seasons of the year large herds of sheep were found grazing over this land, and corrals and large barns stored the grain, in addition to providing shelter for horses and farm equipment on the ranch between Hermosa and Inglewood. Today’s Hermosa Beach Real Estate finds a very different picture than from the early days, with full size lots as small as only 2,400 square feet, b u i l t with up to 3 story homes c o v e r i n g nearly the entire lot. Neighbors are just a few feet away and the rolling hills are now covered with homes, a p a r t m e n t s ,

condominiums and small businesses. Because Hermosa Beach was one of the first beach cities to start development, it remains one of the most eclectic. It is not uncommon to see an original beach bungalow sitting next to a 1950s duplex that is located next to a brand new custom home. Although most of Hermosa Beach Real Estate has been developed through the years, there still remains plenty of undeveloped public land. Most notably is the 24 acres of vacated railway that cuts through the entire city from North to South. The railway once supported the only public transportation available from Los Angeles to Redondo Beach. Local residents fought developers in the 1980s who sought to build condominiums and retail along the corridor and today it remains a very popular & unique hiking and jogging trail. In addition, there are eight other parks found throughout this small city. The school system in Hermosa Beach is divided uniquely into two groups, Kindergarten through 2nd grade with students attending Hermosa View School off of Prospect Avenue, and 3rd grade through middle school students all attend Hermosa Valley School located off of Valley near Pier Avenue. Hermosa Beach does not have its own High School. Residents have the choice of sending students to either Mira Costa High School or Redondo Union High School. Like most beach cities schools, the scores at both schools rank extremely high. (You can find more information on the school system online at www.hbcsd.org.) The Board of Realtors divides Hermosa Beach into 3 distinct sections. The Sand Section, also known as area 148 on the Multiple Listing Service, is all property West of Valley, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. The Valley Section (Area 149) is located between Valley and Pacific Coast Highway. East Hermosa Beach (Area 150) is all of the properties located East of Pacific Coast Highway. As with most beach cities property, the closer you get to the ocean, the higher the price. This will vary dramatically, however, based on view, orientation, size of the home, and the y e a r

built. In addition, lot sizes will typically increase farther East as you move away from the beach. Hermosa does have its own Hill Section, although not nearly the size of Manhattan Beach’s Hill Section. There are some properties that are very large, with a few parcels of land well over 10,000 square feet, capturing sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from Palos Verdes to the Santa Monica Bay and beyond. Homes of this stature can fetch into the millions of dollars, but they rarely hit the market. Hermosa Beach Real Estate certainly ranks high both in median home prices as well as its ability to retain value as compared to many parts of the United States. Its proximity to Los Angeles makes it an easy commute to one of the busiest and most diverse business cities in the country. Combine that with one of the greatest weather patterns in the world, an award winning public school system and access to one of the best beaches on any coast, Hermosa draws both young and old as a place to call home. Hermosa Beach is known to have the highest ratio of rentals to owner occupied properties in the three Beach Cities with 44.6% being owner occupied and 55.4% tenant occupied. It also has some of the most diverse cross section of homes, from turn-of-the-century beach cottages, to 10,000 square foot ocean front homes. Prices can vary from $300,000 for a small 1 bedroom condo to over $20 Million for a beach front estate. As far as demographics go, the most interesting piece of recent trivia is that CNNMoney reported Hermosa Beach being ranked “the greatest city to live in to find rich single men”, as many male residents have a high median household income. The city is a constant buzz of activity from small coffee shops and stores which are all walking distance from most homes, to outdoor eating and bars that line the popular Pier Plaza. Collectively, it’s a very active lifestyle of outdoor living. For complete access to today’s Hermosa Beach inventory visit

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Be smart, prepare your home for sale, speak to experts, do some basic research or if you’d rather just call me to save some time and money, you can reach me and my team at the office:

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PREMIER COASTAL LIVING SPECIALISTS

Tina Kaminsky When buyers and sellers work with the Kaminsky Real Estate Group, they get to work with Ed and his 25+ years of real estate experience, while also receiving the added benefit of a strong team of experts.In the next few issues of Digs, we are going to feature different team members. This week is Tina Kaminsky Phillips. Tina is Ed’s daughter, and was raised in the South Bay. A graduate of South High School and the Marshall Business School at U.S.C., Tina focused her studies on business and real estate. After graduation she worked for a commercial real estate firm and established strong skills in analysis and development. Unfortunately, large-scale developers were in strong cut back modes a few years ago, creating the need for Tina to go job hunting. After interviewing with many companies including the Kaminsky Team, the decision was made to join the family business, and it proved to be the right one. Her discipline and tenacity is unmatched, and is visible every day in her work habits. Her position with the team is one of a “Buyers” Agent, so when a buyer is looking for a home, she spends her time searching the entire market until the perfect house is found. Once she determines the details of what the buyer is looking for, it is her mission to find that home. The M.L.S (Multiple Listing Service) is a starting point for her search, but it doesn’t stop there. The next step is identifying homes that may be coming to sale shortly, but are not yet on the open market. These sources range anywhere from networking with other brokers in the market, to calling past clients or speaking with owners of properties that are not yet for sale but possess the characteristics her buyer is searching for. Tina is highly motivated to succeed, and that drive is helping our clients tremendously. She has been instrumental in finding inventory for our clients in a market where inventory levels are extremely low. She is quickly climbing the ranks in the sales marketplace, and is on her way to having a successful career in real estate. The next challenge is balancing success with a family life, as real estate demands a lot of hours if you want to produce at a high level. Recently married and additionally closing on her first real estate purchase with her new husband, Adam Phillips, she is getting a fast track lesson on creating a balance.

Tina can be reached at 310-798-1277 extension 208 or Tina@itzsold.com

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Every sculpture is a little different every time,” Gazit said. “That is what I love about creating these pieces. It is like you are holding something frozen in time.

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Fascinated with the movement of wind and light in nature, Doron Gazit has spent the last 25 years creating environmental art. He first began sculpting the wind by capturing air in clear tubes and documenting it photographically. Then by accident just two years ago, Gazit came across a technique that moved him into another phase of his art, calling it Frozen Flow.

“Every sculpture is a little different every time,” Gazit said. “That is what I love about creating these pieces. It is like you are holding something frozen in time.” With its striking lines and unexpected shapes, Frozen Flow adds a warmth and glow to any space with a rhythm that can be found only in nature. While Gazit used to create smaller wall and tabletop light sculptures, he has

In solid form, the contemporary light sculptures stop the action and allow

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people more time to see and enjoy the fluidity of nature. “It just happened. I

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love nature and sculpture and the idea of visualizing the invisible,” said Gazit.

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Working out of his studio in North Hollywood, Gazit creates the pieces from polyethylene (plastic resin) that is heated to become fluid and then molded by

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Gazit hopes to expand beyond Los Angeles soon and create interest in his

machine and even the temperature and humidity in the room affects the way each

sculptures across the country and globe. “I really believe I have developed a new

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22 HIGHEST ACTIVE LIST PRICE CURRENTLY ON MARKET Listing Agent: Raju Chhabria, Shorewood Realtors

3.09

homes currently on the market for over $5,000,000 average days on market at 272 days average list price at $8,524,954

MONTHS OF INVENTORY IN SEPTEMBER 2012 (Lowest month in 2012 thus far) versus 4.88 months of inventory in September 2011

$12,500,000

1072 24 75 CLOSED SALES 2012

average days on market at 83 days average list price at $1,421,668

+76 closed sales versus same time period in 2011

homes currently on the market for under $1,000,000 average days on market at 71 days average list price at $856,591

MARKET VALUATION OF CLOSED SALES 2012 +92,381,381 in closed sales volume versus same time period in 2011

CLOSED SALES 2012 Manhattan Hill Section Average Selling Price of $2,491,719 at 97 average days on market

$1,468,554,403 (All property data taken from MRMLS Closed Sale Single Family Residence (SFR): for areas: Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates. January 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012.) Current properties for sale taken as of press time. Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.)

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sales closed sales 2012 January 1 – September 30, 2012

Manhattan Beach 90266 CLOSED SALES 264 Versus 263 closed sales in 2011 Minimum Sales Price: $569,900 Maximum Sales Price: $10,500,000 Average Sales Price: $1,842,864 Average Price Per Sq Ft: $673.31 Average Discount: 3.03% (Selling Price vs. Original List Price.)

Palos Verdes Estates 90274 CLOSED SALES 126 Versus 129 closed sales in 2011 Minimum Sales Price: $765,000 Maximum Sales Price: $5,225,000 Average Sales Price: $1,723,046 Average Price Per Sq Ft: $544.23 Average Discount: 3.76% (Selling Price vs. Original List Price.)

Hermosa Beach 90254 CLOSED SALES 97 Versus 78 closed sales in 2011 Minimum Sales Price: $550,000 Maximum Sales Price: $12,513,962 Average Sales Price: $1,611,007 Average Price Per Sq Ft: $698.01 Average Discount: 4.66% (Selling Price vs. Original List Price.)

Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 CLOSED SALES 254 Versus 246 closed sales in 2011 Minimum Sales Price: $200,000 Maximum Sales Price: $5,500,000 Average Sales Price: $1,126,434 Average Price Per Sq Ft: $421.25 Average Discount: 4.04% (Selling Price vs. Original List Price.)

South Redondo Beach 90277 CLOSED SALES 79 Versus 68 closed sales in 2011 Minimum Sales Price: $410,000 Maximum Sales Price: $1,650,000 Average Sales Price: $859,943 Average Price Per Sq Ft: $453.56 Average Discount: 2.50% (Selling Price vs. Original List Price.)

Rolling Hills Estates 90275 CLOSED SALES 67 Versus 29 closed sales in 2011 Minimum Sales Price: $655,000 Maximum Sales Price: $3,999,000 Average Sales Price: $1,222,430 Average Price Per Sq Ft: $436.58 Average Discount: 3.14% (Selling Price vs. Original List Price.)

North Redondo Beach 90278 CLOSED SALES 132 Versus 126 closed sales in 2011 Minimum Sales Price: $393,750 Maximum Sales Price: $1,230,000 Average Sales Price: $649,600 Average Price Per Sq Ft: $398.04 Average Discount: 1.73% (Selling Price vs. Original List Price.)

Rolling Hills 90275 CLOSED SALES 14 Versus 14 closed sales in 2011 Minimum Sales Price: $1,275,000 Maximum Sales Price: $7,000,000 Average Sales Price: $2,585,179 Average Price Per Sq Ft: $699.45 Average Discount: 9.85% (Selling Price vs. Original List Price.)

Hollywood Rivera 90277 CLOSED SALES 65 Versus 69 closed sales in 2011 Minimum Sales Price: $505,000 Maximum Sales Price: $6,500,000 Average Sales Price: $1,110,577 Average Price Per Sq Ft: $473.99 Average Discount: 3.96% (Selling Price vs. Original List Price.)

(All property data taken from MRMLS Closed Sale Single Family Residence (SFR): for areas: Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates. January 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012.) Current properties for sale taken as of press time. Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.)

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Architect design by Tony Ashai with custom designer appointments throughout, multiple courtyards, pool & spa perfect for indoor and outdoor living pleasure. Boasting 4,115 sq. ft. of living space, 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths with views from almost every room. Formal living room with a fireplace and a balcony overlooking ocean views. Gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, large center island and custom cabinets. Family room off the kitchen with French doors that lead out to pool & spa and patio area with a built in BBQ. Back patio sitting area complete with an outdoor fireplace. Upstairs master retreat with large master bath, fireplace and walk in closet. Other features include hardwood and stone flooring with new carpeting in all bedrooms, a ton of storage space, 2– car garage, an elevator, laundry room, beautifully landscaped yard - all of this set within a 11,000 square foot lot.

OFFERED AT $2,699,900

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This beautiful Spanish style home in Upper Lunada Bay, with panoramic ocean views from multiple rooms, has a dramatic, open and spacious entry. Excellent floor-plan set around a courtyard that leads to the landscaped backyard. Featuring Formal Living Room with fireplace, Formal Dining Room, spacious Family Room with hardwood floors and French doors leading to the backyard/ patio. Kitchen features built-in grill, walk-in pantry and more. Breakfast Nook off of Kitchen/Family Room. Fabulous view from Master Suite, which includes a balcony, walk-in closets, and a master bath that features dual sinks, separate tub and shower. Essentially a one level home with only a set of stairs from the Garage/Driveway. Three car garage with direct access to the home via internal stairs.

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Do not miss this amazing opportunity to own a piece of prime real estate in Monte Malaga! Situated on a 1.13 acre, mostly useable, lot that boasts breathtaking panoramic, unobstructable ocean and Queen’s necklace views. 5BD/4BA, 4,700 sf. of living space with views to be enjoyed from almost every room! Kitchen with center island, custom cabinets, walk-in pantry and a breakfast area that looks out to the pool. Family room upstairs with large wraparound deck. This home is located on one of the best streets in Palos Verdes Estates!

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Beachfront Spanish / Mediterranean Home Enjoy spectacular views of the Queen’s Necklace

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