THE ORIGINAL BEACH CITY DIGS REAL ESTATE BLOG

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, November 11, 2014

Super cool holiday event coming up at the South Bay Galleria on December 6.

And here's the flashmob event with 5+ million hits that started it all in 2010

I'm proud to help sponsor this year's event and hope you'll join us!!
-David

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cost, Confidence and Convenience: Survey Reveals Americans’ Attitudes on the Smart Home | RISMedia



Wish your home had some of the futuristic features like the Jetson's place? Here's what a survey done for Lowe's found out we really want:

Cost, Confidence and Convenience: Survey Reveals Americans’ Attitudes on the Smart Home | RISMedia:

I'd take the automatic food preparer myself! -David


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Lowballing That Offer? That's Going to Stress You Out

One of the most interesting and yet sometimes complicating factors in buying and selling residential real estate is the involvement of significant emotions, well beyond the purely financial aspects of a transaction.


The offer/counteroffer/negotiation process, While negotiation and deal making are things I enjoy, they produce a visceral discomfort for many.  Here's some research addressing offers at levels considered lower than what is "fair:"

Lowballing That Offer? That's Going to Stress You Out - Forbes

The article includes a link to the original research.  Call me if you need a strategic negotiator! -David