What is the first step to buying a home? (video)

Watch the video now. In recent posts, we've discussed home buyers and sellers in California. Let's take it a step further. In this video, we explore the best place to start when you want to buy a home. Because, let's face it, buying a home (especially your first) is [...]

In-home veterinarians: When it’s time to say good-bye

This is Chelsea's cat, Scout. A kind vet from DR 4 PETS came to their home recently so Scout could pass on in the comfort of his home. It's a topic no one wants to talk about, let alone even think about - the death of a pet. That's [...]

Top 5 Things to Know Before You Rent a Storage Unit

If you've never rented a storage unit before, you might not know where to start. Do you find one closest to you? Look for the cheapest one? The most expensive one? One with temperature control? Plus, how big should it be? What can I store there? So many questions! [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why Los Angeles Is a Great Place For Seniors

Guest blogger:Barbara Thompson,Senior Care AdvocateSeniorHomes.com Whether you're new to the City of Angels or looking to downsize from an existing home in Los Angeles, the metro area has a lot to offer seniors in retirement. No town knows how to party quite like L.A., and the celebration doesn't end [...]

The Stress of Surprise Repairs (infographic)

Do you budget for unexpected house repairs? Burst pipes, leaky roofs, and broken windows aren't rare, but we may not be financially prepared for the costs. If this sounds like your situation, you're not alone. Nearly 50% of homeowners are unprepared for house repairs and improvements. Learn more with [...]

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 [...]

Should You Hire a Moving Company?

The process of moving comes with a boatload of choices. Which realtor to hire, which house to buy, and which furniture to move – are all hard enough decisions to ponder. Add in the choice over whether to move or hire movers, and it’s no wonder so many people [...]

The New Bus Line In The Valley

There is a new bus line in our neighborhood rolling down Topanga Canyon Blvd. It connects the West Valley and the Santa Monica Pier. Now we can all go to the beach for just $1! Seniors and people with disabilities pay only $.50. You can check out the full schedule [...]

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