5 Reasons Why Your House Isn’t Selling

No one wants their home for sale to stay on the market very long. So what's the secret to closing the sale fast anyway? It is in avoiding these 5 mistakes you might unintentionally be doing. Learn about the forming of the price, the proper timing, photography and marketing [...]

City of LA Moderate Income Purchase Assistance

Once canceled in 2008, the LA Moderate Income Purchase Assistance Program began operation again in July 2017. Previously being underfunded, the MIPA is back with funding being restored. Before going into the details of the program and who’s eligible, note that that in a seller's market such as this, [...]

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 [...]

Places To Buy Christmas Trees Around LA

If you are facing the dilemma of figuring out where to buy a Christmas tree in Encino, Sherman Oaks or anywhere around Los Angeles for that matter, here I have few lists for you based on your needs: Real trees, Fake trees, Cut your own tree, Living trees. So, [...]

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 [...]

What’s The Right Credit Score To Buy a House?

Not everyone can afford to buy a house paying cash upfront which is why people need to know their credit score. The reason why that’s important is that credit score makes you qualify (or not) for a loan and it shapes the interest rate you’ll end up paying. The [...]

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 [...]

7 Extra Investment Property Costs To Remember

While a portfolio of buy-and-hold properties is the way to long-term real estate investing success, owning a property comes with a lot of expenses. This is why, no matter the properties you own, you need to understand the numbers, because miscalculating even few of those can catch you off [...]

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