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 [...]

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 [...]

Understanding Mello-Roos

Definition of Mello-Roos In the U.S., a form of financing that can be used by cities, counties and special districts (such as school districts) to finance major improvements and services within the particular district. Special taxes and bonds used for Mello-Roos financing can only be issued by counties or [...]

FHA Appraisal Guidelines: The FHA Inspection Process

Understanding FHAs An FHA loan is a mortgage issued by federally qualified lenders and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA loans are designed for low-to-moderate income borrowers who are unable to make a large down payment. As of 2017, these loans allow the borrower to borrow up [...]

PACE Guide: Property Assessed Clean Energy Loans

Making your building more energy efficient increases its value, it is excellent for the environment and sets a good example for the others to follow. And while all this sounds remarkable, this kind of idea can be hard to implement since technologies that produce energy and are energy efficient [...]

The Mills Tax Act: Historical Property Contract Program

If you own a historic building in Los Angeles, your property is an existing City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument or a contributing structure in a designated Historic Preservation Overlay Zone then you have the chance to apply for the Mills Act Historical Property Contract Program which will allow [...]

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping: A 2017 Guide To LADWP Rebates

If you are interested in lawn replacement and going California-friendly in your garden but don’t know where to start, here we offer you a guide on xeriscaping, how to apply for a rebate program and get cash for your grass. Namely, the Waterworks Districts offer customers a rebate for [...]

LADWP Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Rebates

Using good efficient equipment at home, whether for water conservation or energy saving, can be a great thing for the environment and for your pockets in the long run. This is why the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has come up with many programs and rebates [...]

California Watering Regulations 2017

Even since a state of drought has been reported in California, the LADWP has adopted several water conserving ordinances that can help preserve the precious potable water. Namely 80% of the water supplies in the state are imported which is why we all need to respect the water restrictions [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 2/24/17

Are ya'll enjoying the rain?? I'm finally getting some use out of those sweaters I bought a few years ago that sit in the back of my closet waiting for a cold winter here in the San Fernando Valley. Along with getting use out of our rain boots [...]

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