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congratulations to my clients on their new home!

Kathleen Finnegan The Kaiser's were fortunate be the successful buyers of this stylish home. They positioned themselves for the likelihood of a multiple offer situation and ultimately were the successful buyers and today was the day we closed escrow on their new home. Congratulations to you both - wishing you many years of happiness, prosperity and blessings in your new home!   All the best, Kathleen   Continue Reading >

happy friday : cucumber gimlet

Kathleen Finnegan Cucumber Gimlet Since it’s Friday I’m going to share another one of my favorite cocktails. A cool pre-dinner drink.  These cocktails are quite easy and quick. You whiz some peeled cucumber with lime juice, strain it, add gin and simple syrup (and, in my case, a bit of rosemary) and pour it over ice. I wanted my drink loosened up just a bit so I shook it and also added a splash of soda at the end. Cool and delicious; these go down way too... Continue Reading >

CWC 2nd Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project

Kathleen Finnegan CWC 2nd Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project The men of CWC are hosting their 2nd annual golf tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and we need you, your family, and your friends to come have fun while raising money for a GREAT CAUSE! A box lunch is provided to you at registration as well as a fun swag bag! A food banquet, silent auction, and awards ceremony to follow the tournament. Once again we will be having... Continue Reading >

boost your curb appeal

Kathleen Finnegan   From simple upgrades to meticulous landscaping projects, there are dozens—if not hundreds—of ways to enhance your home's appearance. The improvements shown here won't break the bank and can be completed in a morning. Best of all, they'll make a dramatic difference that you'll appreciate every time you pull into your driveway. 1. Get out the power washer Your home has taken a beating over the winter. The front porch likely has a layer of dirt and salt scum, and the windows could... Continue Reading >

market update – at a glance

According to a new survey from Fannie Mae, credit availability is improving. For the first time in more than three years, the majority of consumers believe it’s easier to get a mortgage. “The gradual upward trend during the last few months bodes well for the housing recovery and may be contributing to this month’s increase in consumers’ intention to buy rather than rent their next home,” said Doug Duncan, chief economist for Fannie Mae. Mike Fratatoni, chief economist for the Mortgage... Continue Reading >

tips to prepare for home inspection

  When you get to the point of the inspection, you're nearing the finish line! Hopefully, the pointers mentioned below will help you cross it with ease! Home Inspection Tips to prepare your Home. 1) Make sure all interior and exterior light fixtures work. If an outdoor fixture bulb is out, the inspector has to note that the fixture does not operate correctly. 2) Provide access to the furnace, water heater and electrical panel. Also, the inspector must be able to remove the electrical panel... Continue Reading >

city of Calabasas earth day

Kathleen Finnegan Join the City of Calabasas Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 12th at Las Virgenes Creek (Las Virgenes and Agoura Roads, behind the Starbucks) from 2pm to 5pm for an afternoon of fun. Over 1,200 people attended last year's event. Free admission! The celebration will feature over 50 vendors, exhibits, entertainment, recycling art contest, learning booths, informational speakers, wildlife presentation and activities that focus on the environment. For more information Click Here Thanks for reading! Continue Reading >

down payments – is bigger better?

Most homebuyers have to finance most of the home's purchase price with a mortgage. The amount you put down upfront determines the size of the mortgage. A conventional mortgage usually requires a down payment of 20% of the purchase price of the house. Here are a few reasons to save for a bigger down payment. 1. Reduced mortgage payments The more you put down on your home upfront, the smaller your mortgage payments will be. That could help your monthly budget. More... Continue Reading >

luck o’ the Irish – Calabasas St. Patty’s day

Kathleen Finnegan Here's a fun way to celebrate the life of Ireland's Saint Patrick, right here in Calabasas. St. Patrick's Day celebration The City of Calabasas will have a free Saint Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 15th from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at the . There will be Irish food, entertainment, face painting, rock climbing, moon bounce, photo shoots, sports and activities for the kids. Irish band Innisfree, The Claddagh School of Irish Dancers and The Tribal Caravan of Belly Dancers will be performing. Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community... Continue Reading >

5 mortage tips for home buyers

Kathleen Finnegan Here are a few tips for home buyers on securing a mortgage, getting the best rate, and more. 1. Be prepared to document your finances. Buyers should be prepared for extra review by lenders when underwriting mortgages due to new mortgage regulations that took effect in January, particularly in proving borrowers’ ability to repay their loans. Borrowers should be prepared to show bank statements, tax returns, W-2s, investment accounts, and documentation of any other assets they own. Also, they should be prepared to... Continue Reading >

Kathleen Finnegan

23925 Park Sorrento
Calabasas, Ca 91302

Office 818-876-3111
Cell 818-601-0056