Upcoming Events | December Part 2

With just several days until Christmas and NY's Eve celebrations, December holds an array of events for you to make the winter more pleasant. Whether you are in San Fernando Valley, Encino, Sherman Oaks or anywhere around Los Angeles, you have a list of places to go and things [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Upcoming Events | January 2017 Part 2

photo courtesy of treye rice@flickr Whether it's raining, or sunny Cali weather, there is always something to do in the San Fernando Valley! Check out what's happening these last two weeks of January! Sat Jan 21 All Locations - Every Saturday, at all Williams-Sonoma locations, they [...]

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 [...]

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??). [...]

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 [...]

Market Update for the week ending 12/2/16

For more information on the mortgage rates and how the holidays are affecting home sales...keep reading today's Market Update for more stats on today's financials. Economic update for the month ending November 30, 2016 and the week ending December 3, 2016 DOW, S&P, and NASDAQ all ended November at [...]

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