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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 >

7 Negotiating Tips for Homebuyers

Remember these tips during the deal-making process of your home purchase. #1: BE QUICK ON THE UPTAKE It is critical to respond to counteroffers as soon as possible and to avoid making a counteroffer with any term that is not truly a deal breaker. Delays in responding leave space open for another buyer to step in and create a bidding war, or even more likely, for the seller to perceive that other serious buyers might be out there. A seller's mere perception... Continue Reading >

happy friday : Martinique

Kathleen Finnegan  This cool, tart cocktail is kind of like a classic daiquiri with the added tangy, floral flavor of elderflower. What to buy: For this drink you can use either elderflower syrup or elderflower liqueur. If you opt for syrup, look for it at specialty grocers or online. If you go with the liqueur, look for St-Germain, which can be found at high-end liquor stores and online. INGREDIENTS •3/4 ounce elderflower syrup or elderflower liqueur •1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice •1 1/2 ounces light rum •Ice INSTRUCTIONS Place... Continue Reading >

higher inventories a welcome sign for spring buyers!

Kathleen Finnegan The spring home buying season is off to a stronger start than at this time last year, with modest price increases and a spike in inventory, according to realtor.com’s National Housing Trend Report for March. 467019497 The number of properties for sale  in March rose 9.5% above March 2013 levels, to 1,841,844 units, according to the report. The median list price was 5.3% higher than in March of last year, and the median age of inventory increased 22.9% above the year-ago... Continue Reading >

17th annual Calabasas arts festival

Kathleen Finnegan The Calabasas Arts Council welcomes back the 17th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival at the Calabasas Civic Center and Commons at Calabasas (101 Freeway, exit at Parkway Calabasas). The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a premiere, two-day, outdoor event with live entertainment and over 150 painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and hundreds of other fine artisans, as well as childrens' activities and more. The Calabasas Fine Arts Festival... Continue Reading >

understanding title insurance

The purchase of a home is one of the most expensive and important purchases a homebuyer will ever make. The buyer and mortgage lender will want to make sure that no one else has any lien, claim or encumbrance on your property. Title insurance protects the buyer’s interests and the interests of the lender, should a claim be made against your property. What is title insurance? Title insurance offers protection against claims resulting from various defects (as set out in the policy)... Continue Reading >

home prices likely to moderate soon

Home owners have been enjoying big home price rises across the country, but those increases – often by double-digit percentages – will likely level off soon, according to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, which reflects February data. The index, which also includes distressed sales, was up 12.2 percent in February compared to year-ago levels. That marked the 24th consecutive month for annual home price increases, according to CoreLogic’s index. “As the spring home-buying season kicks off, house price appreciation continues to... Continue Reading >

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