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are you water-wise?

Kathleen Finnegan Water conservation has become an essential practice in all regions, even in areas where water seems abundant. In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds. Conserving water can also extend the life of your septic system by reducing soil saturation, and reducing any pollution due to leaks. Overloading municipal sewer systems can also cause untreated sewage to flow to lakes and rivers. The smaller the amount of water... Continue Reading >

quick tips for hosting a greener holiday party

Kathleen Finnegan   Here are 16 tips for eco-friendly entertaining: 1. Use a website that helps you design and send invites, and even track RSVPs. 2. Decorate the tree with fairy lights made from LEDs and the garden with solar-powered LED bulb, fairy, and rope lights. They use just 10 to 20 percent as much power as conventional bulbs and last 10,000 hours. 3. Using candles for effect (and to save energy)? Choose soy or beeswax, which don’t contain petroleum-based paraffin. 4. Simmer cinnamon sticks on the... Continue Reading >

6 tips to prevent identity theft

Kathleen Finnegan   Once identity thieves gain access to personal information, they can purchase items on your credit card, open new credit cards, or even file a fraudulent tax return in your name. Consider these tips to help keep your personal information safe and secure and protect you from identity theft: 1. Create Strong Passwords and Update them Frequently. Remember to create a strong password, by avoiding common or easy-to-guess passwords. Common passwords often include a birth date, a pet’s name, a mother’s maiden name,... Continue Reading >

take back your backyard

Kathleen Finnegan Even if you're not trying to sell your home, you can increase its value by landscaping your lawn and creating a retreat that you, your family and friends can enjoy. Quality landscape design and installation will add value to your property and help it sell faster, landscape pros agree. If you're on a tight budget, hire a landscape architect or designer to create a design then install the landscaping yourself -- over time, if you have to. 1. Plant Rambling Vines Clematis... Continue Reading >

now you know – Calabasas fun facts

Did you know that the City of Calabasas is home to one of the oldest buildings in LA? That's right. It is the Leonis Adobe structure which dates back to 1844! Or, are you aware that the city's Pumpkin Festival, which happens every October, is to honor the name of the city, Calabasas, which is believed to be named after a pumpkin or a squash, from the Spanish word Calabaza? Located only 10 miles east of the beaches of Malibu, Calabasas... Continue Reading >

Frankie say’s relax

3 easy steps to stress-less If your like me then you have a schedule that at times can feel hectic, and that's putting it mildly! One thing I am always on the lookout for are new ways to stress less, relax and enjoy. After all I love what I do, so why stress? Here are a few tips I found super helpful, things that don't take a lot of time or energy, just a little more effort on my part to... Continue Reading >

“gotta have it” goals!

Kathleen Finnegan Where do we get our goals ? The best goals come from within ourselves. Goals that come from external sources are rarely truly motivating, or effective. Goals also require some thought. Developing good, life changing goals requires digging deep into what really means anything to you, and what you genuinely want to accomplish. I want to spend the rest of this article, discussing some things you should look for, in goals that will have true power in changing your life. GOALS... Continue Reading >

10 secrets for selling your home

Through the years, I've worked with many sellers and the number 1 question I hear is, "what can I do to sell my house fast?". Here are a few easy things that you can do when preparing to sell your home. And if you have questions I always here to help! Selling Secret #10: Pricing it right Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids —... Continue Reading >

5 quick tips for time management

Tips for making it work It can be hard to find the time you need to do everything. Consider doing a few key things instead of trying to do everything. To do this, start with 5 simple ideas for managing time that include writing things down, prioritizing tasks, reviewing appointments, blocking out time for getting things done, and remaining flexible in your plans. Following are these five ideas with tips to make your planning more effective. 1. Write down everything you need... Continue Reading >

landscape tricks & tips

Kathleen Finnegan Whether it’s the front yard or a backyard patio, a beautiful outdoor area increases your property value and personal enjoyment. A well-landscaped yard creates curb appeal and helps your property retain maximum value. Here are a few tips and tricks for sprucing up your outdoor spaces. Landscaping Tips and Tricks 1. Green up the grass: If your house has a front yard, make sure it‘s neat and green. You don’t want bare spots, sprawling weeds, or an untrimmed appearance. 2. Add colorful planting... Continue Reading >

Kathleen Finnegan

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