Beach City Digs is THE ORIGINAL "DIGS" REAL ESTATE SITE in the South Bay, with cataloged posts dating from its inception in 2008. It is DAVID WHITE'S one-stop resource for reliable news & thought leadership on real estate in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, & surrounding areas of Southern California's South Bay - - and the broader real estate economy. We present it as an intelligent source of factual, decision-worthy information for all who can benefit from it. Please feel free to share - - nothing "Confidential" here!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

11 amazing real estate facts to entertain your brain | Inman News

Fun info on real estate from Inman News: 11 amazing real estate facts to entertain your brain | Inman News.  I'm not entirely sure about a few of them; for instance I doubt McDonald's owns all the real estate under its many franchises. -David

Grateful to be a South Bay Brokers Top Producer for my Clients

I'm excited to again have been declared a Top Producer for South Bay Brokers, this time for the month of August 2014.  -David

Lovely New Hermosa Beach Home on Cul-de-sac to Cul-de-sac lot

Don't miss my beautiful new listing, designed by local architect Luc Berne, at 1946 Ava Ave. in Hermosa Beach!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

3 Reasons to Avoid Buying a Foreclosure | RE Insider

This isn't the entire story on buying foreclosures, but most people who ask me about them are first-time buyers thinking they are going to outsmart the market.  Foreclosed homes can be a good buy, and are sometimes in decent condition, but are few in number in a strong market like we have now.

3 Reasons to Avoid Buying a Foreclosure | RE Insider:

On the other hand, pre-foreclosure homes can be a disaster.  Owners are seldom genuinely motivated, and tremendous amounts of time can be wasted trying to pry such homes from unwilling sellers, while genuinely available properties are being purchased by more realistic buyers.

Good topics for conversation; call me if you have an interest! -David