William Mellenthin: The Man Who Built Birdhouses

If you’d like to learn more about William Mellenthin and his birdhouses, check out Chris Lukather’s book “A Birdhouse in Paradise.” William Mellenthin (1896-1979) is known as one of San Fernando Valley’s “pioneer developers,” building more than 3,000 homes in SFV and throughout the greater Los Angeles [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 11/30/18

Stock markets posted the largest weekly gain in 2018  Stocks ended November by soaring about 5% this week. It marked a dramatic rebound  after stocks fell sharply into negative territory for the year over the last two weeks. Strong  consumer spending data for Black Friday and Cyber Monday got [...]

Choosing a Neighborhood

The CA Association of Realtors recently released a great infographic called, "Choosing a Neighborhood".  They surveyed recent home buyers and asked what was important when picking a neighborhood to live in.  Below are the results.  So what can be said of this?  Well, if you're a home buyer, this [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 11/03/18

U.S. Employers added 250,000 new jobs in October - Wages grow at fastest pace in almost 10 years - Unemployment remains at the lowest rate since 1969 - The Department of Labor Statistics reported Friday that 250,000 new jobs were added in October. That eclipsed the 190,000 new jobs analysts had expected. Job [...]

Los Angeles County General Election Nov 6, 2018

Los Angeles County General Election  Nov 6, 2018 Early Voting: Dates Vary by Locality - Contact your local election office In-Person Absentee Voting: Not available Voter Registration Deadline  Online by Mon Oct 22, 2018 Postmarked by Mon Oct 22, 2018 At Election Authority Office as of Tue Oct 23, 2018 Deadline to [...]

Upcoming Events | November Part 1

Fri Nov 2nd CENTRAL LA – Arthritis Exercise Workshop for Older Adults – Join in this Friday for a pain relieving exercise starting at 2 pm at the Washington Irving Branch Library. Check out the event here. DTLA - Chill out with a film screening at the Little Tokyo [...]

Best Trick or Treat Neighborhoods Around LA

Put your kiddos in costumes and prepare for a unique Trick or Treat experience in the best LA neighborhoods in San Fernando Valley. From Pasadena to Downtown LA to Santa Monica and beyond, here are the most visited neighborhoods: Toluca Lake Toluca Lake is legendary for trick or treating. [...]

Vote Yes On Prop 5

This November Californians will be in unique position to create more housing opportunities and help seniors, the disabled, and victims of natural disaster. The Prop 5 is also known as the Property Tax Fairness Initiative and sponsored by the California Association Of Realtors, removes the unfair moving penalty these [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 10/21/2018

Stocks end week mixed after three weeks of declines - As corporate earnings season began the early reporting companies for the most part reported strong third quarter corporate profits. Analysts expect profits to be in the range of those reported in the second quarter when most companies showed double [...]

The Best Pumpkin Patches | LA 2018

Taking the kids out to a pumpkin patch to pick the perfect specimen to make a Jack O'Lantern is a Halloween tradition for many families in the San Fernando Valley and beyond. So, with that in mind, we picked the best pumpkin patches around Los Angeles for the month [...]

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