May 2016 Local Properties Market Intelligence Reports

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South Bay Market Intelligence Report

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Palos Verdes & Harbor Market Intelligence Report
Palos Verdes & Harbor Market Intelligence Report (Japanese Edition)

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Interested in buying or selling your home? Please call me, Lucy Garber, at (310) 293-4866.

Harbor City Home for Sale:
23406 Kentworthy Ave

4 Bedroom Carson Home for Sale
Listed at $399,000

Beds: 4
Baths: 1 Full/1 Three-Qtr
Sq ft: 1,576 (approx)
MLS#: S12008422

Hard to find beautiful single level Green Meadows 4 bedroom home. Private courtyard entry leads to spacious great room featuring vaulted ceilings, beautiful bamboo floors and fireplace. Kitchen upgraded with granite counter tops and slate backsplash. Both bathrooms have skylights and have been updated. Master bath has granite counter & honeycomb tile shower and dressing area. Quaint backyard features garden area with mini fruit trees, timed sprinklers. Direct access from garage. Forced air heat and AC. Newer dual pane windows, advanced alarm system, smooth ceilings.

23406 Kentworthy Avenue, Harbor City interior of 23406 Kentworthy Ave, Harbor City home for sale kitchen in Harbor City home for sale

Call Lucy Garber at 310 293-4866 for a private viewing of this home for sale.

Just a House… Much more than that

Lucy's Harbor City family homeThe seminal event that changed my 6th grade life was a real estate sale.

My parents sold our 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath two story house in Harbor City and bought a 5 bedroom 2.5 bath three story with a view in The Hollywood Riviera, South Torrance. That sale rocked my world.

We moved the summer of ’76, as I recall. Even though the move was only across town, I was changing schools, which meant leaving behind my best friend and a neighborhood I truly loved. I remember being in the courtyard of our old house wondering what to expect. How is this move going to change my comfortable life?

Before too long I realized the move was hard for everyone, not just me. We became closer as a family. My new school, though scary at first, was cool. There was a family of boys our age living down the street and we became great friends. The house became home and stayed that way long after I’d moved away and bought my first place.

I’ve recently been thinking about the emotions empty nesters feel when they downsize. I wasn’t prepared for the emotions I’d felt when my own parents finally made the decision. Once again the move was hard on everyone, from my parents to the grandkids, who have known the home as our family gathering place for decades.

I am currently helping a lovely woman who is a classic “empty nester”. The house is too big, the stairs are too much, and the kids are all gone. What’s wonderful for her is that her kids are all helping with every step. They love her very much and I know why. With tears in her eyes we discuss the move but she knows it is time. I can only hope she finds comfort in working with me.

According to the Deptartment of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging, by 2030, people 65 and older will represent 19 percent of the population, compared with 12.4 percent in the year 2000. I can’t overestimate the need for a compassionate agent that takes the time to make the transition more comfortable.

Please call me at (310) 293-4866 if you know of anyone that could use my help in re-settling to a right-sized home.