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Preventing Wildfires from CAR

Here are a few helpful tips on how to make your home less vulnerable to ignition. Please take a look and see if you can make your home safer.

 

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Children's Hospital LA Blood Drive 2018

Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three live? It's true! Please join us for the CHLA Blood Drive, your kind donation could help a child in need. Any and all donations appreciated.

 

Feburary 21st 8am - 2pm

23740 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance CA 90278

 

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Closing Chaos from CAR

Occasionally, some homes have trouble closing. Here is some interesting info about some of the reasons why. 

 

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December 2017 Newsletter

Take a look at my new December Newsletter for current info on the market and upcoming charity events! Sandy and I are also giving away Hey 19 gift certificates this month so be sure to sign up! My information is located at the bottom of the last photo.

 

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Sunsets in the Southbay

Earlier this week Sandy enjoyed her birthday here in the Southbay. Here are a few sunset photos she took while celebrating.

 

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Market Insights 2018

Here are a few interesting predictions for the home market for 2018, take a look!

 

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Here's to a Happy New Year!

We hope you enojyed 2017 as much as Sandy and I did. As the year comes to a close, we wish you a great 2018 full of happiness and prosperity! If you or anyone you know are looking for a new home to enjoy 2018 in, please don't hesitate to call me at 310-918-3030

 

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Happy Holidays!

Sandy and I hope you all are having a great holiday so far! We're looking forward to a merry Christmas and a great new year!

 

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Holidays From The Heart

Sandy and I are proud to say that the generous members of our RE/MAX office helped to raise $1400 so far for a needy family this holiday through Childrens Hospital Los Angeles' Holidays From The Heart program. The program started small in 1993 with just two families, and last year 318 families were sponsored!

 

If you would like learn more about the program or make a donation to help bring some holiday cheer into these families' lives, visit
https://www.chla.org/holidays-from-the-heart

 

 

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Bike ride down to Redondo Beach!

I decided to use one of my rare two-hour lunch breaks to take a little ride on my bike from the office down to Redondo Beach. It's so nice to spend some time down by the water, and I know I often take it for granted just what a great spot I live in, with the beautiful ocean and cool breeze only a twenty minute bike ride away!

 

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Catching up with old friends

It was so good to catch up recently with all the people from my old Torrance office. Worked with these guys for over 20 years!

 

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New listings coming soon!

Sandy and I are happy to say we've closed out a lease and a sale so far this month, with two more beautiful homes closing escrow in the next few weeks. We'll have a 3 bed 1 bath attached garage townhouse in the Plaza Del Amo area available for lease coming this month, and more to follow, so stay posted!
 
And remember, we are never too busy to give you excellent service! If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to call me at 310-918-3030.
 
 

Torrance Police Officers Association Santa Float!

The Torrance Police Officers Associaton began their Santa Claus float all the way back in 1969, and it's been making a winter tour of the City of Torrance every year since! The members of the TPOA have done a great thing in their dedication to this iconic Torrance tradition, helping to bring Christmas joy and cheer to the residents of the City. The float will be going around and passing out candy canes every night up to December 23rd, so don't miss it!

 

You can find a schedule here, and you can read more about the history of the float here.

 

 

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Balboa Park

In addition to Little Italy, another South Bay treasure I highly reccomend you visit is Balboa Park in San Diego. This past weekend Balboa Park kicked off the holiday season with their annual (and free!) December Nights celebration, complete with dancers, choirs, bands, stunning lights, great food, and all sorts of other attractions. If you weren't able to attend, don't despair! The grounds contain everything you could possibly want including gorgeous architecture, the San Diego zoo, botanical gardens, over a dozen museums, shopping and food. If you live in the South Bay, take advantage of it. There are so many amazing places to visit, and they're only hours away!

 

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Weekend trip to Little Italy

Took a fun day-trip down to Little Italy in San Diego this weekend and had a great time! Dinner at Fillipi's Pizza Grotto is worth the trip alone, and the whole neighborhood was packed for the annual tree lighting and Christmas village event they do to kick off the Christmas season. If you haven't been yet, you absolutely have to go, it's a wonderful time!

 

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First annual pie party

A big thank you to all of our great clients who came out to our first annual fall pie party. We hope you all had as good a time as we did. A funny thing for sure to have about so many people having a good time who lived 3 blocks from each other and didn't even know it! See you at next years party!

 

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Consider donating to CMNH this holiday season

If you have have some money to spare this holiday season and you're thinking about donating to a charity, consider making a donation to a Children's Miracle Network Hospital here. Even the smallest contributions truly do help make a difference. And as always, a massive thank you to those who have donated or spent time participating in CMNH fundraising programs and activities. Sandy and I hope to see you at many more in the future!

 

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I hope you had a great Thanksgiving

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend and enjoyed your time with your families. The holiday season has arrived, but be assured that Sandy and I will still be working hard planning for and going into next year. We're never too busy for your referrals!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We're so grateful to all of our friends, family, and of course, our wonderful clients who we've had the pleasure of working with over all these years. Have a great day and a wonderful holiday season! And by the way, im never to busy for your referrals! Take care, and we'll see you around the neighborhood.
-John & Sandy

 

 

 

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Open House This Weekend!

Open House This Weekend!

 

I'll be having an open house at my newest listing this weekend!

 

4722 Merril Avenue, Torrance 90503 the open house will be from 1-4pm both November 18th and 19th

 

Updated kitchen and bathrooms.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2

Sqft: 1,120

List Price 899,000

 

Slideshow available here

 

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If you have any questions, give me a call at 310-918-3030

Children's Miracle Network November Torch Rally

The Children's Miracle Network November Torch Relay was this past Saturday, and it was great. It's always an inspiring experience to see so many wonderful people out supporting a good cause. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to support Children's Miracle Network, and I hope to see you again at next years relay!

 

 

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3 New Listings Coming Soon!

3 New Listings And 1 New Lease!

 

-Coming Nov 15th: 4722 Merril St, Torrance 90503, a 4 bedroom 2 bath Southwood home with an updated kitchen and attached 2 car garage at a list price of 899,000

Open house this weekend from 1-4pm both days November 18th and 19th

 

-Coming mid November: 4604 Bindewald Rd, Torrance 90505, available for lease mid-November at $4995/month.

A spacious 3771 sqft of living space, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, an upstairs family room, updated master bathroom, new flooring and carpet. A great corner lot location with lovely views off of the private deck and master bedroom. And it's in walking distance of the award winning Seaside Elementary! More info and photos coming soon!

 

-In Escrow: 20538 Vaccaro Ave, Torrance 90503; a great 4 bedroom 2 bath home on an excellent street in the West High school district, featuring an updated kitchen, covered patio, and private spacious backyard. List price is 929,00 

 

-In Escrow: 19405 Donora Ave, Torrance 90503; a beautiful, completely updated 3 bedroom 1 bath home in the West High school district with an open floor plan and detached 2 car garage. List price is 859,000

 

More photos available here.

 

if you have any questions, feel free to call me at 1(310)-918-3030

 

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Open House Oct 28/29

Open House Oct 28/29 at 20538 Vaccaro Ave Torrance 90503

 

Wanted to let you all know I'll be holding an open house from 1-4pm both Saturday and Sunday this weekend at 20538 Vaccaro Ave, Torrance 90503. This is a great 4 bedroom 2 bath home on an excellent street in the West High school district, featuring an updated kitchen, covered patio, and private spacious backyard. 

 

I also have 2 more listings coming in the following weeks!

 

-Coming Next week a beautiful, completely updated 3 bedroom 1 bath home with a detached 2 car garage, also in the West High district.

 

-Coming early November a 4 bedroom 2 bath Southwood home with an updated kitchen and attahed 2 car garage

 

If you have any questions at all, feel free to call me at 1(310)918-3030

Children's Miracle Network Torch Relay Coming Up!

As you know, I am a huge advocate for the Children's Miracle Network and CHLA. Last month our RE/MAX office hosted a blood drive where we managed to Collect 33 units of blood, nearly $10,000 worth! Even Sandy and I managed to donate, despite our fear of needles! This fall we will be participating in the 2017 Children's Miracle Network Torch Relay to raise money for this great organization. I would personally like to invite you to join us in this fun run/walk along the strand in Redondo Beach.

 

The Relay will be held Saturday morning, November 11, 2017 at Miramar Park located at 201 Paseo de la Playa.
You can find out more about the Relay or donate here.
Remember to use #CMNTORCHRELAY to show your support on social media, and contact me if you have any questions.

 

I hope to see you at the Relay!

 

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A Great Resource for First-Time Homebuyers

Are you or somebody you know thinking about purchasing their first home? Then you should take a look at RE/MAX's online magazine First Flight Launchpad. you can read the latest issue right now here

 

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Pros and Cons of Solar Panels

Considering getting solar panels for your home?. Be aware of the pros and cons!

 

The RE/MAX Blog has good write up you can check out here.

 

 

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2017 Children's Miracle Network Torch Relay

As you know, I am a huge advocate for the Children's Miracle Network and CHLA. Last month our RE/MAX office hosted a blood drive where we managed to Collect 33 units of blood, nearly $10,000 worth! Even Sandy and I managed to donate, despite our fear of needles!

 

This Fall we will be participating in the 2017 Children's Miracle Network Torch Relay to raise money for this great organization. I would personally like to invite you to join us in this fun run/walk along the strand in Redondo Beach!

 

The Relay will be held Saturday morning, November 11, 2017 at Miramar Park located at 201 Paseo de la Playa.

You can find more info here.

Conact me if you have any questions, I look forward to seeing you at the Relay!

 

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November 2017 Newsletter!

Take a look at my new November Newsletter for current info on the market and upcoming charity events! Sandy and i are also giving away $150 in Home Goods gift certificates this month so be sure to sign up. PDF version available here: https://goo.gl/xa2EKK

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October Market Intelligence Report

My Market Intelligence Report for October is in! Check out South Bay market trends here.

 

And from now on you'll be able to view the newest Market Intelligence Report as soon as it becomes available every month on my website's homepage!

6th Annual RE/MAX Month of Miracles

August 1 2017 marked the beginning of the sixth annual RE/MAX Month of Miracles. As a fundraising partner of Children's Miracles Network Hospitals, RE/MAX's corporate office and agents across North America take part in events to help bring awareness and drive donation support for their local CMN Hospitals.

 

If you're considering buying or selling a home, know that RE/MAX Miracle Agents donate to their local CMN Hospital on their client's behalf following every closed transaction. 157 million dollars in fundraising has been earned over the 25 years that RE/MAX has been partnered with CMN Hospitals!

 

And if you would like to show your support and spread awareness for CMN Hospitals and the Month of Miracles, use the hashtag #REMAX4Kids on your favorite social media. And our sincerest thanks to all of you who've contributed!

 

 

 

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Thank you to all of my clients!

Thank you to all of my wonderful clients for continuing to share my name with your friends, family, and colleagues. I strive every day to give you the best service possible. I love what I do because of the wonderful people I meet and the long standing relationships. Do you or someone you know want to sell, buy, or lease? Even if you simply need a referral to a contractor, gardener, painter, etc? I am here for ALL of your Real Estate needs!
I am never too busy for your referrals! See you around the neighborhood. Thank you!

 

 

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A Visit to Children's Hospital Los Angeles

I am so honored to be a member of the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles fundraising commitee along with so many other wonderful people including fellow members of our RE/MAX family Penny Ostergard and Chelsea Robertson. It was a real privilege to be invited to hand out gifts and talk with all the brave kids on the oncology floor.

 

 

 

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Children's Hospital of Los Angeles also has a cool quiz to find out what kind of therapy dog you would be. And they always appreciate donations of any size if you feel so inclined!