See the Southern California Wildflowers in Bloom

The spring blooms of Southern California are here! While other areas across the US are dealing a polar vortex, those of us in sunny California can frolic among the wildflowers. And we're not just talking about a burst of color here and there – we're talking fields of gorgeous [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 02/23/19

US stock markets are up more than 18% in nine weeks Stock markets have made up nearly all the declines suffered in the last three months of 2018. Indexes are now approaching their all-time highs, which had been reached last fall. Experts point to investors' renewed confidence based on [...]

How to Budget Your Money to Buy a Home

Dream of buying your own home but don't know where to start? Check out these tips to help you take the plunge (quite literally if you find a place with a pool!). Tip #1Get to know your money It's time to pull up the calculator on your phone and [...]

House of the Day: 17728 Rhoda St Encino 19316

THE STATS 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 1542 square feet | Built 1949 What a location! Walk into this 3 bedroom home 2 bath home and feel the warm memories. A fireplace with marble surround is perfect for hot chocolate on those chilly winter nights. A built-in buffet [...]

Upcoming Events – February/March 2019

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in SFV during the next two weekends, Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3. Fri February 22nd LOS ANGELES: Turkish Food Festival - 17330 Gresham Street - "Enrich your tastebuds with a variety of delicious Turkis food." Everyone is welcome! FREE parking. Entrance to the festival [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 02/9/19

Stock markets had another strong week Stock markets surged again this week. The S&P, which was down nearly 20% from its all-time high in December, is now just 6% below its all-time high. It’s up 10.7% in just the first 6 weeks of the year.  This week’s highlights:  Investors [...]

House of the Day: 14401 Martha St, Sherman Oaks 91403

THE STATS 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 1301 square feet | Built 1949 This one is a keeper! Welcome to this MOVE IN READY POOL HOME. Remodeled from top to bottom, with new Kitchen, Black Stainless steel appliances, new Floors, Copper Plumbing, new Garage Door, Windows, and Landscaping. [...]

Preparing for the SoCal Rainy Season

Traditionally, February is the rainiest month in the San Fernando Valley. That means you need to be prepared. Rain: What's the big deal? To people from other parts of the country, rain is just rain. It can be a nuisance or a blessing, but, in general, it's usually not [...]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas on a Budget

Haven't made plans for Valentine's Day yet? Even though it's tomorrow, there's still time to enjoy the day at the last minute and on a budget. Plus, these ideas include alternatives to the usual romance-themed activities and can include your family and friends rather than just one Valentine. • [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 02/9/19

Stock markets ended the week almost unchanged after 5 weeks of solid gains Stocks were mostly flat this week as renewed trade worries overshadowed a solid earnings reporting season. So far, nearly two-thirds of companies have reported earnings. Nearly three-quarters of them beat expectations. The US and China agreed [...]

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