2018 PACE Guide: Property Assessed Clean Energy Loans Updated

First established in 2008, PACE, or Property Assessed Clean Energy, programs are typically established by local governments, which tie the privately financed loans to a home and allow them to be repaid as line items on property tax bills. Beyond energy efficiency, the loans can be used for other [...]

Infographic: Meet Me Outside

Exteriors tell plenty about a house and you cannot have a great interior without making your home's outdoors just as awesome. Check out the latest exterior trends of the season and enjoy your outdoor setting any time of the day. BONUS TIP: acquaint yourself with Interiorscapes and make your [...]

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 [...]

7 Ways To Get Better Rates On Fire Insurance And Protect Your Home

Fire is the most common cause of property destruction. More than 1,000 home fires are reported on an average day. That’s one every 85 seconds! Home fires kill seven people per day. 1 out of every 310 households reports a fire each year. This is why mortgage lenders require [...]

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 [...]

Hiking Guide In LA: The Best Trails

With a variety of distinct climate zones, fascinating geology, nearby wilderness areas and nearly-perfect weather year-round, L.A. really does have something for everyone who’s looking to get outside. Here we would like to help you explore the most beautiful points of the city and get on the best hiking [...]

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 [...]

The Cleanest And Dirtiest Beaches Around LA

Summer days are here and kids are out of school, so what better way to cool down and have fun than visiting a nearby beach? Swimming, playing beach games or jogging for those who want to stay in shape while getting a golden tan is just a bonus, but [...]

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