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2015 sun sets summer concerts at Calabasas lake

Kathleen Finnegan Spend your summer Sundays with great live music at the 2015 Summer Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake The traditionally private Calabasas Lake opens its doors to concert goers, providing a scenic backdrop and ample field seating for picnickers. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and sweaters. Some fixed seating is available on a first come first served basis. All performances are free to the public. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com for more details.  Free parking and admission to all events.... Continue Reading >

tips for drought-proofing your yard

Kathleen Finnegan Fighting drought can be time-consuming and expensive. With forecasters and scientists predicting warming temperatures and more extreme weather events as the new normal, there's plenty of evidence to suggest that droughts could become more common and severe in the future. Making some changes to your approach to landscaping can keep you from worrying about your water bill and the well-being of your lawn when the weather isn't quite cooperating. Here are four ways to drought-proof your yard: * Choose your plants wisely.... Continue Reading >

September home sales rose to their highest level of the year!

Kathleen Finnegan The national housing market rebounded in September as home sales rose to their highest level of the year. After dipping in August, sales of previously owned homes climbed 2.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.17 million, the National Assn. of Realtors said Tuesday. Analysts polled by FactSet expected an annual rate of 5.1 million. Low mortgage rates, coupled with restrained price increases, boosted sales last month, the Realtors group said. “Traditional buyers are entering a less competitive market with... Continue Reading >

home sales surge 6.1%

Pending home sales posted a sharp 6.1 percent rise in May, as lower mortgage rates and rising inventories helped propel the market into the summer season, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings. It was the largest month-over-month gain on the index since April 2010, when first-time home buyers were rushing to sign purchase contracts before a popular tax credit program ended. All four regions across the country posted increases... Continue Reading >

throwing shade: picking the perfect paint color

Kathleen Finnegan I see a lot of interiors and whether your buying or selling a home, paint is always a topic of conversation. I read this article recently that talked about great ways to approach painting a room, or multiple rooms, in your home. Some of the tips are great for design in general. Painting your walls is one of the easiest ways to transform the look of your living space. What is not so easy is selecting the perfect colors. The choices are... Continue Reading >

Bang! Bang!

Kathleen Finnegan The City of Calabasas will host the community’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School on Thursday, July 4, 2012. Gates open at 5:00p.m. and the fireworks show begins at 9:00p.m. The family-oriented, fun-filled event will feature live music featuring Platinum Groove, a family fun zone and the grand fireworks display! Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at City Hall (100 Civic Center Way) starting June 3rd and at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center... Continue Reading >

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Kathleen Finnegan

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