Market Update | Week Ending 12/09/2017

Hourly wages are on the rise and the number of added jobs is beating expectations. Things are looking bright this current period. Read along to find out more, and stay tuned for next week's report. U.S. Economy adds 228,000 new jobs in November - The Labor Department reported that [...]

Regulations Of Wood Burning Days in L.A.

Every year around this time the pollution of the air increases in most of the areas of L.A. including Encino, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks and the surrounding neighborhoods. In order to improve the general understanding of how to reduce the pollution of the air that occurs every winter [...]

Protect Yourself From Air Pollution: Air Quality Tips During Wildfires

While most of us worry about how we can stay healthy on a day by day basis... air pollution is an important topic - especially with the current wildfires raging surrounding  the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles areas.  Whether you're in Encino and Sherman Oaks closer to the Skirball [...]

Market Update | November Report

With November ending last week, here we have the closing updates of the month. Read through the information and stay tuned to see how those will affect the market in December: This morning the senate passed their tax reform bill. Now it gets reconciled with the house bill. There [...]

What’s The Right Credit Score To Buy a House?

Not everyone can afford to buy a house paying cash upfront which is why people need to know their credit score. The reason why that’s important is that credit score makes you qualify (or not) for a loan and it shapes the interest rate you’ll end up paying. The [...]

Upcoming Events | December Part 1

Fri Dec 1st CHATSWORTH: In Chatsworth Branch Library you can relax after the working week with a session of exercises as part of the Seated Strength Fridays. Meet friends and do some exercise in the comfortable confines of the library. Find more information here. PLAYA DEL RAY: Chinese Language [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 11/25/2017

Snapping a two week losing streak stocks ended the week higher - In a holiday shortened week stocks rose. Tax reform was the focus of investors this week. While it seems likely that some changes will be made to the Senate and House proposals a significant corporate tax rate [...]

Giving Tuesday: Be The Helping Hand This Year

Ever since it was introduced in 2012, Giving Tuesday follows Thursday Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Entering its sixth year, GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. This Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving, as a [...]

7 Extra Investment Property Costs To Remember

While a portfolio of buy-and-hold properties is the way to long-term real estate investing success, owning a property comes with a lot of expenses. This is why, no matter the properties you own, you need to understand the numbers, because miscalculating even few of those can catch you off [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 11/18/2017

While stock points together with the bonds drop slightly this week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that job rates in October have increased and 31,700 new jobs have been added. More on this in the latest market update below... Stocks end week lower on tax reform uncertainty [...]

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