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The many benefits of decluttering

Clutter, it’s so easy to accumulate and yet so difficult to get rid of. The longer you hold on to something, you become attached to it, and it’s harder to get rid of, even if you don’t use or need it anymore. I’ve also noticed that the more stuff I have the more stressed out…

Luxury amenities in a home and can I afford them?

We live in beautiful California, home to Silicon Valley and a wealth of celebrities that reside in the Los Angeles area; it’s not surprising that this state tops the list for the most billionaires in America. As a result homes with eye-popping amenities are abundant here. Last year we saw the highest price listing in…

Quick and inexpensive tips to get your house ready for market

There are two key components to selling your home.  Price it right and make sure it looks amazing when it goes on the market.  Research has shown the average sale price of a property can be increased by 1-5% simply because home staging tips were implemented before the house hit the market. The buyer might…

3 Things to Love About Living in Palos Verdes California 

Summer is quickly approaching, and there are so many things to love about living in Palos Verdes, California, including getting to enjoy one of the best seasons of the year with in a beautiful space. Not only do you have the gift of a beautiful ocean view and breeze within close reach, but Palos Verdes is…

Upcoming Events to Check Out In and Around Palos Verdes this June

Summer is only a few weeks around the corner, and besides having sunset barbeques and pool days at your home in Palos Verdes, the surrounding area also offers all kinds of events that you may want to note down on your calendar. Being so close to the big city, yet still being far enough to…

Making Your New Dream House Your Home

Okay, so you just bought your dream casa. First off, congratulations! Second, well I bet you’re wondering “Now what?” Finding your dream home in the Palos Verdes Peninsula at the right price, in the right location, with all the right features is challenging (psst…I can help you with that!) to say the least. But moving…

Palos Verdes: The Preservation of Nature and Natural History

Sitting along the southern-most extreme of Los Angeles County other than Santa Catalina Island, lies the Palos Verde Peninsula, where you can enjoy a stroll on one of the most beautiful paths in the whole country: the California Coastal Trail. Enjoy ocean views for as far as you can see, before you come to the…

Mother’s Day in Palos Verdes

It is without a doubt one of the most important days of the year: Mother’s Day. Although every day should be a celebration of mothers and motherhood, Sunday May 13th is the one day this year that we really have the opportunity to dedicate the entire day to the woman who helped to create who…

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Palos Verdes

Did you know that the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration is actually held in Los Angeles, California? Living in Palos Verdes gives you the perfect opportunity to join in on the action and participate in celebrating one of the most extraordinary countries in the world. There are endless amounts of things to do or places…

The Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center

Offering exquisite panoramic views of San Pedro and Santa Catalina Island, the Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature center is a fantastic place to spend the day while living in Palos Verdes. Take your family, your partner, or head there on your own to spend some time reconnecting with nature. Consisting of 123 acres, the…

Top 9 Best Things to do in Palos Verdes California

Just moved to Palos Verdes? Or are you thinking about it? Ponder no more! The Palos Verdes Peninsula in California is a paradise to live in for many reasons, and has been rated one of the best communities in the Los Angeles area. Not only is the weather spectacular, but the ocean breezes are also irresistible and…

Visit Santa Catalina Island on Your Next Weekend Getaway

The great thing about living in Palos Verdes, California is that you are in a unique position to explore all the beauty that the west coast of California has to offer. One of the most amazing nearby places to visit when you’re looking for your next weekend getaway is without a doubt, Santa Catalina Island….

The History of the Palos Verdes Peninsula

Believe it or not, the Palos Verdes Peninsula has a rich history that most don’t know about. Not only was Palos Verdes once under the ocean until seismic activity and the shifting of tectonic plates created the Palos Verdes, California that we know today, but excavations have shown the remnants of at least 4 different…

The Benefits of Spring Cleaning

“Spring cleaning” is a term we’ve all heard many times, and we probably all have different concept of what it means or entails. It sort of seems just like a natural compulsion to dust the tops and insides of your kitchen cabinets, get those curtains dry cleaned, and move furniture from their places to make…

Looking Forward to Spring in Palos Verdes 

Living in Palos Verdes, California is a treat for inhabitants all year-round. Besides a refreshing ocean breeze, clean air, ocean and Catalina views, and a top-notch school district, Palos Verdes and the surrounding areas consist of all kinds of things to do during the spring. The air begins to warm and flowers begin a new…

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Palos Verdes 

Every day is the perfect day to celebrate your friends and loved ones. Although, Valentine’s Day is a fantastic excuse to break out of the routine for a day and plan a mid-week outing with your loved one. Living in Palos Verdes makes it really easy to plan the perfect outing, so you don’t have…

Living in Rancho Palos Verdes

As the biggest city in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes spans over 13.5 square miles, and has 7.5 miles of exquisite coastline. Daily life consists of perfect weather, ocean breezes, and lots of wide open green spaces. In fact, when Rancho Palos Verdes was formally incorporated as a city in 1973, it’s development…

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy: Preserving Nature for You and Yours

One of the most amazing things about living in Palos Verdes, is having the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy practically as your backyard. Since being founded in 1988, over the last 30 years it has preserved over 1,600 acres of land in the Palos Verdes area. Besides land preservations the PVPLC also works to restore…

Don’t Pass Up On The Opportunity to Live in The Hollywood Riviera

Within walking distance to the beach, Riviera Village, and award-winning schools, this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, move-in ready home features a custom drive-way gate entry and tall privacy hedges for a secluded, front yard oasis in the heart of the Lower Hollywood Riviera. Inside is an easy flowing floor plan with a spacious gourmet…

How to Get Your Home Ready for The New Year

Getting mentally prepared for the new year is a very important ritual for everyone. If you are wishing for prosperity and success to come in 2018, it all starts at home. Our homes are our sanctuaries, our foundations, and our starting points when it comes to a decluttered life and mind. We’ve all heard the…

Activities to Share With Your Family This Holiday Season in Palos Verdes

Compared to other places in the world it definitely doesn’t get very cold in Palos Verdes, California, but that doesn’t stop us from getting into our cozy holiday mood. Although there may not be any snow, there are plenty of activities to share with your family while celebrating this holiday season. Maybe this doesn’t apply…

A Guide to Visiting Open Houses

Moving to California? Looking to buy a house? One of the best ways to familiarize yourself that a house you may be considering is to attend an open house. Open houses give you a sense of what living in the house feels like. Sometimes walking into a big empty space can feel a little overwhelming…

3 Reasons to Move to Palos Verdes

Moving to California is a given, but when it comes down to deciding where in California you’d like to live, that may not be such an easy decision. There are a lot of factors to consider when planning out a big move; it’s important to know you’re going to be completely happy in the place…

What To Do This Winter In and Around Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes, California isn’t exactly a winter wonderland, but that’s most likely one of the reasons you’ve chosen to move to Palos Verdes in the first place. Cold, wet, and yucky winters are not everyone’s cup of tea – but it’s not impossible to make the holiday season feel wintery with these activities: Go ice…

Choosing Color for Your New Home

You’ve purchased your new home in Palos Verdes, California and it’s time to start making it your own. Sometimes homes come exactly as you’d like them and very little changes need to be made, but there are other times when it is necessary to add a little of your own flavor. One of the best…

Transforming your New House into a Home

So you’ve decided to move to California and have settled on a buying a home in Palos Verdes. We all get that incredible feeling when we are first given the keys to our new house, the process is over! You’ve finally got yourself a new place to start the next phase of your life. Here…

Living in Palos Verdes: Say Goodbye to Awful Winters

Nobody likes suffering through an awful winter. Snow plows, black ice, dirty slushy messes…doesn’t sound like the idea of a good time. Moving to Palos Verdes, California is the best decision you can make when it comes to escaping awful winters. With mild weather all year-round, it will be a coastal paradise for you and…

Iconic Attractions in the Palos Verdes Peninsula

No matter what season it is, there are always a lot of things to do in Palos Verdes, California. Here is a list of iconic places on the Peninsula that are definitely worth going to see: Wayfarer’s Chapel: Also known as “The Glass Church”, the chapel sits high above the Pacific Ocean on a cliff…

Events in Los Angeles You’ll Want to Check Out This Fall

One of the great things about living in Palos Verdes is the fact that you’re so close to Los Angeles that you get to reap the benefits of all the exciting events that happen in the city all year round. With winter right around the corner, fall is a great time to jump in the…

3 Things to Pay Attention to When Buying a New Home

Buying a new home is always a big step for anyone, whether it be a family home, retirement home, or vacation home. Below is a short outline of some of the important things to pay attention to regardless of the type of home you’re looking for: Identify deal breakers: It’s important to know what you’re…

The Perks of Living Close to Los Angeles

Not everyone is cut out for big city living, it’s really quite nice to escape to a suburban neighborhood like Palos Verdes, California where the neighbors get together for a weekend barbeque and the kids can play safely in the driveway. That being said, there are also many perks to living close to a big…

Learn More About the Different Neighborhoods in Palos Verdes

So you’ve decided to move to Palos Verdes, California. Great! Now, the next step is to choose your neighborhood. It’s not always easy to decide what area to buy a new home in; it’s important to make sure that most or all of your needs are met. Here is a breakdown of some of the…

How to Prepare for the Perfect Mini Road Trip from Palos Verdes

It’s no secret, there are lots and lots of beautiful places to see in California, which is why living in Palos Verdes is so ideal. Take a day trip to Hollywood or Long Beach, or head to Redondo Beach for a fun day in the sun! Go a little further and spend a day or…

Family Activities to Enjoy this Summer

Living in Palos Verdes, California is perfect for families looking to enjoy some fun outdoor activities together during the summer. Here is a short list of things to do in Palos Verdes on a family day: Visit Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and Ecological Reserve: Excellent hiking trails for the whole family, and fascinating tide pools…

3 Places to Visit During your Summer in Palos Verdes

One of the many great things about living in Palos Verdes, California is that fact that you are so close to anywhere you need to be when it comes to day trips around the Los Angeles area. Here is a short list of things to do this summer: Catalina Island – Long Beach is a…

Palos Verdes: Your Oasis Away from the City

Living in California is nothing short of amazing, although it can sometimes be a challenge to find the perfect place to settle in with your family or after retirement. Some aren’t looking for the hustle and bustle of living in the big city, but want to reap the benefits of living in a central location….

Why You’ll Love Suburban Living in Palos Verdes

When it comes to living in California, there is always a decision to make regarding whether it’s better to live in the suburbs or to look for a home in the city. Here are a few reasons why living in the suburban area of Palos Verdes, California is the best decision you can make: Living…

Palos Verdes: So Close, Yet Far Enough

The difficulty of living in California can be finding the perfect place close enough to all amenities, but far enough away from the sometimes overwhelming hustle and bustle of the big cities. Palos Verdes, California, is the epitome of balance between closeness to the big city of Los Angeles, yet far enough away to maintain…

Summertime in Palos Verdes

Summer has finally arrived and it couldn’t be a more exciting time to be blessed with living in Palos Verdes. Besides being one of the most exclusive areas to live in the Los Angeles area, Palos Verdes, California has a long list of fun summertime activities for the whole family! Here are a few examples:…

California as a Diverse and Multicultural Place to Live

Did you know that Los Angeles is recognized as one of the top 10 multicultural cities in the world along with Amsterdam and London? It is estimated that there residents living in L.A. from over 140 countries, and that over 85 languages are spoken within and around the city. Los Angeles is very distinct because…

Surfing in Palos Verdes

Los Angeles has a very diverse surfing population due to a variety of spectacular surfing spots along its coast. Palos Verdes happens to be home to one of this huge seasonal surf reefs. Winter swells reach the Palos Verdes area directly and result in fantastic seasonal surfing opportunities. Living in Palos Verdes, California is perfect…

Palos Verdes: Enjoy a Healthy, Clean, and Active Lifestyle

Living in Palos Verdes, California provides the perfect opportunity to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle. Far away from the contamination of the big city, the air is full of fresh ocean breezes and the purity of lush greenery, making it an exclusive area that many end up strongly considering when moving to California….

South Coast Botanical Garden

There are plenty of things to do and activities to enjoy in and around Palos Verdes, California. One of the most pleasant and appealing to the senses, however, is a visit to the South Coast Botanical Garden. The garden extends over 87 acres of land, and is home to over 150,000 plants and trees. Some…

Rancho Palos Verdes: Live Modernly While Being Surrounded By Nature

When it comes to living in California, Palos Verdes is a fantastic place to take into consideration when thinking about purchasing a home. Not only does this area offer stunning mountain and ocean views from various viewpoints, it also offers an exquisite balance of modernity, and closeness to nature. The Palos Verdes Land Preserve  is…

Palos Verdes Top Rated Education

Did you know that 2 Palos Verdes Peninsula schools have been ranked among the best in the state, with one being considered one of the top schools in country? Making it one of the best places to consider living in California. Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, California is ranked 22nd best school in the state,…

Highlights of Rancho Palos Verdes as an Ideal Location to Live

Palos Verdes, California is a city in the Los Angeles County that is known for it’s expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. The area is an incredibly desirable spot to live not only because of its unbeatable views, but because of its prime location between Long Beach, and LAX. It is a well known fact…

Golfing in Palos Verdes

Golf is without a doubt one of the most popular sports in Palos Verdes, California. There are many reasons for this – a few are listed below: Golf puts you in touch with nature. Playing golf in that sweet morning sunshine, or at the end of the day with a slight evening breeze, with a…

Why Palos Verdes is the Perfect Place to Buy a New Home

Thinking about moving to California? Buying a home is an incredibly exciting experience, although it can also be daunting when it comes to finding the right area to live in. There are a variety of fantastic areas to live in but when it comes to raising children or retiring, Palos Verdes, California is the place…

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