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Are you uninspired by your house or apartment hunt? Tired of the same old ground-plan and beige walls? Want to live in the middle of the action?

It’s time to consider loft living.

“People freak out with inspiration when they see this large empty space with no walls,” David Hernandez, Nook’s Resident Loft Expert, explains. “Loft properties, especially a converted loft space, have a special kind of charm that comes from living in a place that was initially designed for something else.”

Live in downtown LA? I admit that I was one of the people who initially scoffed at the idea of revitalizing downtown. A few years later and with half my designer friends now living there, I happily eat my words - and a renowned French dip sandwich - at Cole’s, before meeting

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Our Real Estate Experts learn so much about the neighborhoods where they specialize. Whether it’s the history, why it’s a great place to live, the architectural styles that give each neighborhood its own unique flavor, or just quirky reasons why you would want to buy a house there, we’re on it. #FactFactsFriday is a weekly series so we can share these pieces of neighborhood trivia with you.

  1. Named the 4th Friendliest City by Forbes in 2012. Part of the criteria for this honor is home ownership, which studies show are tied to neighborhood stability. Then they rated the charitable giving, college graduates and crime rates in Seal Beach. Forbes’s last step was to poll residents on NextDoor.com, a site that requires you prove your residency before

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When Nook Experts match a buyer with their dream home, the only thing as important as architectural style is the neighborhood. Luckily, each neighborhood in our regions has its own distinct flavor, and it won’t be hard to find your perfect match. That’s why we’re bringing you the #NookNeighborhoods series, where every Wednesday you’ll find cool history and culture to make sure you don’t overlook an area that could have the best nook for you.

Do you want to live where others vacation? Where neighborhood yoga, public art, and theater thrive? Where you will never be bored with your choice of food or shopping choices, whether boutique or prominent chains? Where could every weekend consist of the beach, golf, aviation lessons or boat tours? Do these sound

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When Nook Realtors match a buyer with their dream home, the only thing as important as architectural style is the neighborhood. Luckily, each neighborhood in our regions has its own distinct flavor, and it won’t be hard to find your perfect match. That’s why we’re bringing you the #NookNeighborhoods series, where every Wednesday you’ll find cool history and culture to make sure you don’t overlook an area that could have the best nook for you.

We know you’re cramming all your work into this week to ensure a restful and celebratory 4th of July. Since Los Angeles is the land of the sprawl, we thought you’d appreciate a comprehensive list of the best places to watch fireworks in Los Angeles - plus some hacks!

Big Bear Lake: The Big Bear Rotary Club

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Here at Nook, we have a passion for people, places and properties. There is a reason that we say people first, for what makes a neighborhood special if not the people who live there? Welcome to #TastemakerTuesday, where we’ll feature the visionaries in our favorite nooks who are dedicated to building a better community through their talents.

So many amazing Orange County neighborhood nooks have 4th of July celebrations, and we wanted to highlight one with a rich heritage. Over one hundred years ago, 1904 to be exact, 500,000 people visited Huntington Beach to commemorate both independence and the first electric passenger train arriving in Huntington Beach. The Pacific Electric Railroad landed in Huntington Beach, Bay City (now Seal Beach) and Newport

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When Nook Sales Experts match a buyer with their dream home, the only thing as important as architectural style is the neighborhood. Luckily, each neighborhood in our regions has its own distinct flavor, and it won’t be hard to find your perfect match. That’s why we’re bringing you the #NookNeighborhoods series, where every Wednesday you’ll find cool history and culture to make sure you don’t overlook an area that could have the best nook for you.

The first time I was introduced to Melrose Avenue, I felt at home. It reminded me of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts: not where I grew up, but where I grew into myself. Back in the 90s, that area was for the freaks, the teens and young adults who had nowhere to fit into the world except for “The

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When someone says “Silver Lake,” you likely have a visceral reaction, a distinct memory, a favorite place. The Silver Lake Reservoir alone houses a dog park, playground, community center, jogging, strolling and picnicking areas. Not to mention that necessity of life, water.

Everyone has their own version of Silver Lake, and for #FastFactsFriday today, here are some fun facts you may not know:

  • Red Car Line. One of the more nostalgic pieces of history in Silver Lake is the Red Car Line. The trolley isn’t just in this neighborhood, but there are sections of land that make no sense unless you understand their place in the original trolley lines. Before moving to Los Angeles, all I knew of the Red Car was from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but we can’t
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When Nook Sales Experts match a buyer with their dream home, the only thing as important as architectural style is the neighborhood. Luckily, each neighborhood in our regions has its own distinct flavor, and it won’t be hard to find your perfect match. That’s why we’re bringing you the #NookNeighborhoods series, where every Wednesday you’ll find cool history and culture to make sure you don’t overlook an area that could have the best nook for you.

Do you wish your family could experience that small town feel, where you know your Mayor and run into your children’s teachers on walks? Do you like antiques and mom-and-pop businesses and historic buildings? Do you love festivals, street fairs and other local events to engage with or just enjoy your

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Here at Nook, we have a passion for people, places and properties. There is a reason that we say people first, for what makes a neighborhood special if not the people who live there? Welcome to #TastemakerTuesday, where we’ll feature the visionaries in our favorite nooks who are dedicated to building a better community through their talents.

After learning about Jaime Derringer, no one can ever tell me again that being a hyphenate (a person who is active in more than one occupation or sphere) is confusing:

The key element that ties all of her interests together is design; specifically, the art in design and how it affects your life.

While getting happily lost in her blog design-milk, I found new adventures in capsule hotels, ghost kitchens, rooms

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What can we add to the overwhelming love being shared for Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday? There’s no need to pile onto the think pieces of Fallingwater’s significance or the public’s first impressions of The Guggenheim. At Nook, we value our role as specialists, poised to find the gems of houses perfect for every one of our clients. We’ll take the same route today for the anniversary of arguable our most prolific architect of the twentieth century.

So here it is. A list of facts about Frank Lloyd Wright that not only doesn’t mention Fallingwater (that’s the last time, I promise), but will deliver at least one new piece of trivia for you to wow clients at dinner tonight.

  • Wright’s “gas station of the future” is still in business today. One year before
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