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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 »

Buying A Home? Apps For Home Buyers

Looking for a home to buy?  Enter the world of technology – beyond computers – to make the home buying process as easy as picking up your phone!  Smartphone “applications”, or “apps” as they are called,  are very user-friendly and designed with the home buyer in mind.  Let’s look at some useful apps for home buyers. But,…Read More »

Buying a Los Angeles home? Know the key to home loans!

Key to home loans

Many areas of the United States – including Los Angeles– are seeing a shift towards a seller’s market. In a seller’s market, homes for sale may receive multiple offers and are often sold in less time. Home sellers get excited at that news, but if you are trying to purchase a home, it may make…Read More »

Feng Shui and Your Home for Sale

You’ve probably heard the term – “feng shui”.  It is employed as an art to create “balance” and “harmony”.  Most likely you’ve “felt” the feng shui of a home.  You walk in and it just doesn’t feel right.  Yet, if you watch any of the television shows involving interior re-design or the makeover of garden…Read More »

Tips for Moving Into Your New Home

moving boxes

Moving into a new Los Angeles home can be a fun and exciting time in your life, but it can also be challenging.  Our clients experience stress and exhaustion – and often report extra doses of Vitamin C are in order.  We have some tips for moving to help with a coordinated, inexpensive and organized transition. A move…Read More »

Moving? Get to Know Your New Home and Neighbors

Gate to your new home

When moving into your new Los Angeles home, and new neighborhood, you can feel the excitement and there is also a bit of apprehension.  New friends, new locations – a new grocery store, a new doctor – all of the services that were familiar to you in your prior home may need to be reestablished in your…Read More »

2012 – An Affordable Time to Buy a Home

Home for sale - 4520 Viro Road, La Canada, CA 91011

As real estate agents, we are constantly asked – should I buy a home now or wait?  Is it an affordable time to buy a home?  Frankly, what we are seeing is a  combination of historically low mortgage rates and a decline in home prices – together making home affordability within reach for many people.…Read More »

Green Home Market Expected to Grow

The latest trend in the residential building market is going “green.”    Last week McGraw-Hill Construction revealed that 17% of residential single-family home building in 2011 was due to eco-friendly homes and upgrades, up from just 2% in 2005.  Rates on the West Coast, North Midwest, and New England have experienced even stronger growth in…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 »

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 »