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Home Buying is Like Shoe Buying

Home buying is like shoe buying

We have all heard the saying “one shoe fits all”.   But,  if you’ve ever looked for a Los Angeles home (to buy or to rent), you realize that the “one size fits all” does not work when buying a home.  It doesn’t work when shoe shopping, either, for that matter!  Homes, like shoes, are very personal,…Read More »

Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness

Los Angeles County Emergency Survival Guide

Los Angeles emergency preparedness can be one of the most important things you do to protect your family and your home. Los Angeles emergency preparedness for homeowners: The Los Angeles Office of Emergency Management has a valuable resource available online.  It’s called the “Emergency Survival Guide“.  This publication is a comprehensive “how to” guide to emergency…Read More »

Help Buyers Fall in Love with Your Home for Sale

Love is not just for Valentines Day!  When prospective home buyers go looking for a home, they are looking for more than just a “house” – they are looking for a “home”.  This home, this “nest”, is a place for family and friends, for memories to be made, for a new beginning or a new…Read More »

Compare and Research when Buying a Home

We say that when you are buying a La Canada home, you should spend the proportionate amount of time that you would spend, say, buying a car.   Most people buying a car do a lot of research, take test drives of many different makes and models, study ads, performance ratings, investigate repair history, etc.…Read More »

Pasadena Farmers’ Markets

Pasadena photo by Fran and Rowena

Pasadena Farmers Markets are a great place to buy freshly grown local produce – fruits, vegetables and herbs.  You’ll also find an assortment of interesting specialty foods such as  homemade jelly, honey, etc.  Usually you can find beautiful cut flowers as well.  Add to that the experience of shopping in your own neighborhood, in a…Read More »

Los Angeles Home Remodeling

You’ve bought a house.  Now it’s time to do some remodeling and updating.  But, where to you start?  And, where is the best place to spend your money to maximize the return on the time, energy and dollars you are going to spend?   Let’s talk about Los Angeles home remodeling. Each year Remodeling Magazine publishes…Read More »

Home Buying – the Basics of Homeowners Insurance

Your dream home

Once you’ve purchased your dream home, it’s time to protect it!  Home buying can be very risky without homeowners insurance. It is essential for safeguarding your most valuable possession against defects, vandalism and disaster. It will cover the costs of repairs in the event of calamities such as fire, storms,earthquakes, vehicles, aircraft, riots, theft, and…Read More »

Outdoor entertaining – get ready now!

Entertain outdoors

Get ready for outdoor entertaining! Yes, spring and summer weather is right around the corner.  No matter where you live, the winter weather will have you thinking about the sunshine, and outdoor entertaining.  As the weather warms, outdoor activities expand the living space of your home. In addition to being a great way to increase…Read More »

La Canada Homeowners – Sell Your Home with an Open House

Open house

Selling a La Canada home? Have an Open House One important marketing strategy in selling a house in today’s La Canada real estate market is a public open house.  Typically we host open houses on a Sunday afternoon.  The public is invited.  You can expect to have potential home buyers, “lookie loos” and many neighbors…Read More »

Get your Home Ready for Back to School

School supplies are showing up on the shelves of stores everywhere around Los Angeles reminding everyone that the final days of summer are edging closer. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to evaluate your Los Angeles home to make sure you are organized and prepared for the approaching back to school days. Even…Read More »