New Year’s Eve in the San Fernando Valley

photo courtesy of Pete@flickr January 1st is usually a day that most of us look forward to. It means a new start, and sometimes a new career, new resolution, new mindset, and most of the time it’s a good change. If it hasn’t been the best [...]

Market Update: Week Ending 12/23/16

As this month and year come to an end, both stocks and mortgage rates are up this week.  See all the market movement in this week’s Market Update. Stocks continued to climb this week - The  DOW Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 19,933.81, up from last week's close [...]

Last Minute Santa Photos in the San Fernando Valley

Is it Christmas already?? If you are anything like me this year…you are trying to get all things Christmas in by its deadline (Christmas Day that is)!! I thought I would help you out and provide you with a list of Santa’s that are still smiling and ready [...]

Best Places in the SFV for Christmas Light Displays

photo courtesy of cloud2013 @ flickr.com It’s your last chance to see the season in all its glory! Below are a few places in and near the San Fernando Valley that are known for their bright lights and festive décor. Burbank: The coolest part about this [...]

Market Update: Week Ending 12/16/16

2016 is wrapping up and it's crunch time for the end of the year stats. Here's what we found in this week's Market Update! Federal Reserve raises its key rate 1/4% - The Fed announced Wednesday that it was raising its Discount and Federal Funds rate by 1/4%. [...]

Infographic: Who’s Checking Your Credit?

Sometimes we need reminded why it is we work so hard to keep our credit in good shape. For some of you, it may not seem so important if your credit is tip top because you may have all the credit or cash you need. Here's an infographic from [...]

Upcoming Events | December 2016 Part 2

photo courtesy of Louise Leclerc @ flickr.com And here we are! The last two weeks of 2016! Does anyone else feel like these days are flying by? The kids are on winter break and we are finally ALMOST done with the holiday decorating and shopping (right??). [...]

Market Update: Week Ending 12/9/16

As 2016 comes to an end, Mortgage rates are still continuing to rise. Read further to find out which other record highs are in this week's market update. DOW, S&P, and NASDAQ all close week at record highs - Stocks continued to rally with major indexes up over [...]

Catering a Holiday Party

photo courtesy of Lincolnshire Showground @ flickr.com Are you the brave type that opens your house to your loved ones for the holidays? It’s a great feeling to fill your home with love, decorations, and good food! With the scramble of getting the invites out in [...]

Part Two: Should I Buy a Home During the Holidays?

Last week's Getting Real in the SFV discussed whether it was a good time or not to sell a home during the holidays. But buyers might be thinking... "Should I buy a home now?" Here's four things buyers in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley might want to [...]

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