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natural ways to make your home critter-free

Kathleen Finnegan Items you most likely already have around the house can ward off pesky critters. Block Flies with Basil Flies hate the smell of basil. To discourage them, place pots of basil at doorways and windowsills and on the kitchen counter. Don't have enough sun for potted basil? Put dried basil in a small muslin pouch, rubbing it occasionally to keep the scent strong. Scare Off Spiders with Citrus Spiders are not fond of citrus. In a spray bottle, mix water and unsweetened lemon or... 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 Calabasas Fireworks Spectacular Friday, July 4, 2014 Location: NEW FOR 2014! Calabasas High School Football Field (22855 W. Mulholland Hwy.,) Schedule: 5:00 p.m. Gates open to public 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Family Fun Zone hosted by “Who’s That DJ?”! Zone includes games and prizes, inflatables, arts and crafts, temporary tattoos, stilt walkers, balloons and more! (Note: Fun Zone closes at 8:30pm when the sun goes down) 7:15 p.m. -8:45 p.m. Live musical dance party with Platinum Groove plus additional patriotic surprises! 9:00 p.m. Musically choreographed... Continue Reading >

full disclosure : what to tell buyers about your home

Kathleen Finnegan Whether you have owned your home for a few years or a few decades, you know its quirks, best features and flaws. When you morph from homeowner to home seller you need to be aware that your experience with your home is something you may have to share with potential buyers. Most buyers opt to have a home inspection before they finalize their purchase, but you as the seller must also follow state and federal regulations regarding disclosure of known facts... Continue Reading >

concerts on the green

Kathleen Finnegan  The Concerts will be held Sunday afternoons, June 1st through August 24th. All concerts start at 6 PM and end at 8 PM unless otherwise notified. Note that there will be no concert on July 6th. Concerts on the Green are held at the beautiful Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Park at 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., in Woodland Hills. There is plenty of room for a late afternoon picnic with the family while being entertained by headline performers. Sunday Evenings:... Continue Reading >

Memorial Day parade in Canoga Park

Kathleen Finnegan The Memorial Day Parade is a community event for the entire Valley to enjoy. The Parade will be held on Monday, May 26th (starting at 10:00am) and beginning at Sherman Way and Owensmouth. It will proceed with scheduled stops for performers on Sherman Way ending at the First Baptist Church of Canoga Park. Join us as a sponsor, participant, or spectator and be a part of this wonderful event. For more information on being a sponsor for the event, participating in the... Continue Reading >

real estate market pulse

Southern California’s housing market perked up a bit in April, with sales rising more than usual from March and dipping below a year earlier by the smallest degree in six months. Home prices edged higher again but at a slower pace, the result of more inventory, affordability constraints and less pressure from investors, a real estate information service reported. A total of 20,008 new and resale houses and condos sold in Los Angeles, Ventura and San Fernando counties last month. That was... Continue Reading >

design trends : whats next?

Kathleen Finnegan A good way to stay sane amid the trend forecasts is to think about how — or if — each forecasted trend somehow resonates with your own life. If it doesn't reflect you, don't follow the masses, people want to live a more relaxed life, so the trend will be to make every single room in the house a space that you can actually live in. Here are professionals' predictions about how the shift toward a more personal and meaningful space... Continue Reading >

staying prepared – emergency kits

Kathleen Finnegan I found this list really helpful. You can’t prevent disasters, but you can take charge of how you respond if you’re prepared. The first step is putting together an emergency preparedness kit.           What should go in an emergency kit? Here are the basics: Your Most Important Papers If disaster strikes, you could spend weeks or even months just trying to re-create the essential documents you’ll need to get back on track. That’s why it’s critical to have backups of important papers, such as: ◾The... Continue Reading >

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