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    Guiding you through the evolving South Bay real estate market.
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    A leader in South Bay real estate for the better part of a decade, Richard thrives as an advisor to his clients with over $215 million in sales as a broker or investment principal at his boutique agency, Haynes. Richard is known for his keen local market insights which have been featured in the L.A. Times, The Street, and Forbes, along with his weekly South Bay real estate blog.

    Specializing in residential homes from Palos Verdes to Manhattan Beach, Richard was a top producing agent in 2022 landing in the top 350 agents in California out of over 212,00 licensed Realtors.

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    South Bay Home Listings to Consider

    You all know that I work really hard to get a blog posted weekly to keep you up-to-date on South Bay real estate. It is tedious work, but I know our readers benefit from it and the research keeps my real estate chops sharper than the average agent. This is one of those short w...

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    California Housing Affordability in Q4 Stays Rock Bottom – Lowest Since Great Recession

    As my weekly readers are aware, I eagerly anticipate the release of the California Housing Affordability Index each quarter from C.A.R. (California Association of Realtors). For those unfamiliar, the HAI number has consistently proven to be one of the most accurate forecasting...

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    Are South Bay Home Listings Rising?

    Residential real estate pundits and much of the Realtor industry is predicting lower interest rates and rising home inventory in 2024. If both predictions come true, it will likely make for a healthy and strong market. Since the start of this year is slow on news, let’s stud...

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    Impactful High/Low South Bay Home Sales to Start 2024

    Residential real estate is often busy in the first month of the new year, but the activity typically occurs behind the scenes with agents and clients using January to plan out the next year together. Clients call their agents and set meetings to discuss when they would like to...

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    South Bay’s Home Sales Slump: A 1995 Comparison

    This week’s blog is inspired by Diana Olick’s CNBC article highlighting national home sales slumping to their lowest levels since 1995. A level not seen in the housing market in nearly three decades! Let me share the main points of her write-up:

    New California Real Estate Laws Impact South Bay

    As the South Bay home market remains in its winter slumber, I find January a great time to review new California laws going into effect in 2024 and how it might impact real estate. There are numerous new laws implemented every year from Sacramento and it is hard to keep track ...

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    How Did South Bay Home Markets Perform this Year?

    The new year is officially in full swing. That means the full 2023 home market data is here for me to share with you. For all you data geeks (like me), the full year statistics are always fun to sort through and see how our South Bay home markets truly performed. Last year�...

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    South Bay Real Estate: 2024 Fearless Predictions

    Happy New Year! It is officially the first blog post of 2024. For me, I love a good new year’s resolution. A fresh start is a great personal way to fire up new, productive habits. With that said, it is tradition for me to write my annual South Bay Fearless Predictions blo...

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    Real Estate Resolutions, Thank You 2023, and Happy New Year!

    I cannot believe I am writing my final blog post for 2023! The end of the year is a great time, especially for us Realtors, since it is a time to review our year and be grateful for all that was accomplished. In addition, it is a slow time in the market that allows us to be ab...

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    New Loan Limits and 5% Down Loans for Income Properties in 2024

    With the Manhattan Beach Fireworks show taking place this past Sunday, it is safe to say that the South Bay is now in full holiday season mode. In the blink of an eye, we will be kicking off 2024 and a brand-new year. As such, I want to share annual financing updates that a...

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      What Our Clients Are Saying

      Thank you for all your help, expertise, guidance and time during the buying process. We know some situations made things interesting, so thank you for expediting things, for the many many phone calls, and keeping us calm. We have gone through this process with you quite a few times over the past few years, and each time has been as pain-free and easy as can be. Thank you for the hand-holding and classic Richard explanations that have gotten us through! We are lucky to know you and experience real estate Richard and friend Richard.

      - Mel S.

      Richard, your knowledge and guidance means SO MUCH to us. Homebuying is a delicate artform, and you've mastered it. You have operated with immense class and tact (even with all the hiccups along the way) and we are so lucky to have you on our team. Thanks for answering all of our questions whether by email, text, or phone calls to go over every detail.

      - Kat V.
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