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Is Your Home Ready For An Open House?

Here are three simple tips that will help you catch the eyes of potential buyers and get your home ready for showings this spring.  Though show-ready sounds like an overwhelming term for some homeowners, it doesn't have to be. Remember, there is something special about your property that will bring home buyers to your home, so the prep work is just highlighting the best part for them to see when they arrive.  Centerpieces: It's normal to want to clean everything, but... Continue Reading >

Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Weather

  Has anyone else noticed the stormy, rainy weather approaching Los Angeles? Well, the rainy days are here and it's important that you are prepared for it. The more prepared your home is for the stormy days to follow, the less likely you'll be dealing with contractors, repair bills, or insurance for rain damage to your home.  Here are a few simple and easy ways to keep your home dry and ready for the rain ahead.  Check for leaks. It's easy... Continue Reading >

Candy Cane Lane is Back Again

Bringing in hundreds of families and people from across the state and beyond, Candy Cane Lane has been a staple for California Christmas lights. Some of the most creative, eye-catching, and holiday spirit building lights are found right at Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills, CA. The display begins the second week of December, so grab your hot chocolate and be sure to find the intersection of Lubao and Oxnard St.   The display continues until 10 PM on weeknights and about... Continue Reading >

3 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes To Keep Your Guests Happy

The Cranberry Gingersnap 2 oz. vodka 2 oz. ginger beer Cranberry juice Lemon juice Grounded ginger Garnished: gingersnap cookie and white chocolate shavings Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Top with white chocolate shavings and garnish with a gingersnap cookie. Source: Sugar Factory   Salted Caramel Chai Sangria 750 mL EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka 750 mL cranberry apple cider 1 qt. pinot noir 1 qt. Tazo Chai Tea 3 oz. Lemon juice 2 red apples, sliced 1 pt. blackberries Club soda Combine vodka, cider, wine, tea, and juice in a... Continue Reading >

7 Plants That Don’t Require A Green Thumb

Having a green thumb is a luxury, so if you don't, you've definitely come to the right place! This list of beautiful and aesthetically pleasing plants can not only boost your home health but are easy to maintain. And for those looking to bring a little bit of joy into your office, studio space, or even patio, this list of green energy-boosting flowers may be the perfect solution for your space. If low-maintenance is your aim, then this list is... Continue Reading >

3 Ways to Create a Relaxing Oasis in Your Home

When you create a space that infuses relaxation and stress-recovery, your home can be a refuge from the fast pace of life. Even if it is a small place in a large room, it is important to have a place specifically for you to unwind.    Create Ambience with the Right Lighting Bright lights can impair our ability to relax. The right lighting can help put your mind at ease allowing you to rest and recharge. Remember, natural light is a mood booster and for... Continue Reading >

Invitation: Home Ownership Event!

Are you interested in buying a home in the next 5 years? Or maybe you are someone just curious about the homebuying process? I'd like to personally invite you to drinks and appetizers at the Calabasas Civic Center where I along with three others will share extremely valuable information about the home buying process! Come out and enjoy this fun event where there will also be a drawing for a $100 dollar gift card. Don't forget to RSVP here. Date: Thursday,... Continue Reading >

Smart Tax Options

  Though you don’t have to rely on a tax professional to prepare your taxes, there are several systems that can serve as a virtual assistant for you. Online programs available can guide you through your business and personal taxes. Below is an outline of the benefits of three of the most popular programs that have the reputation for taking the stress out of the process. TURBOTAX: Turbotax offers a variety of options for filers to enter their W-2's and 1099... Continue Reading >

Is Your Information Safe Online?

Technology has launched us all into a new era of information and access. Though extremely helpful, this new era requires a higher level of security, so that our platforms and personal information remains safe. Use the information below to add an additional layer of security when utilizing the internet.      Stay connected with real estate tips, updates, and events throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley area. With several listings, events, sold properties, and more to share, be sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram,... Continue Reading >

Why Understanding the Market Matters

Understanding the real estate market gives window into several areas necessary when picking where and when to buy or sale your home. Knowing and understanding the rise or fall of the market can position you to not only make a smarter choice when working with your realtor, but a more profitable one as well. Take a look at these two areas in which understanding the market really matters.  Gaining the full economic picture is one of the most valuable components... Continue Reading >

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