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give your credit score a boost!

Kathleen Finnegan Unfortunately, most consumers still do not know basic facts about credit scores and their financial significance, The truth is, your credit score, sometimes called a FICO score, is a number based on the information in your credit file that shows how likely you are to pay a loan back on time -- the higher your score, the less risky you are. There are three major credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. The credit bureaus write up your report based on any... Continue Reading >

moving forward

Kathleen Finnegan    San Fernando Valley home prices surged again in June amid plunging foreclosure activity and tight inventory, according to two reports released Monday. Last month, the median home price in the Valley increased 29.3 percent, to $505,000 from $390,500 a year ago, said the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge. It was the 12th consecutive month of year-over-year price increases. Just since May, the median is up 1.2 percent from $499,000, and June was the first time the... Continue Reading >

sun sets concerts swing into Calabasas

The Sun Sets summer concert series kicks off Sunday at 6 p.m. at Calabasas Lake and will feature musical performances spanning many genres. The concerts, which will take place on six Sundays throughout the summer, are free to the public. Limited fixed seating is available on a first come, first served basis. All concerts begin at 6 p.m., and parking is available at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center at 23400 Park Sorrento. This year's shows include: June 6 – The Legends of Swing The... Continue Reading >

the new neutral

Kathleen Finnegan Neutrals are my first love but they’re also very practical.  A neutral color palette is all about practicality. Neutrals are so classic and timeless, you can always add pops of color in accessories or pillows. You get a lot more longevity with neutrals especially when you’re investing in sofas and rugs. Here are a few tips on how to achieve a neutral color palette without it looking flat. 1. Neutral Isn’t Just White. When you want to design a neutral room, it is... Continue Reading >

roasted strawberry ice cream, yum!

Kathleen Finnegan Strawberries and Summer go hand in hand.             Growing up we had strawberries in the garden and on a hot summer day I remember picking them right off the vine. Recently I was strolling through the farmers market and I came upon some of the freshest looking strawberries I've seen. I couldn't help but buy a few packs. When I got home I went on the hunt for a unique recipe and sure enough I found Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream. It's the perfect way... Continue Reading >

a spectacular sanctuary in Woodland Hills

Kathleen Finnegan Rare offering for this absolutely wonderful, one-story 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom view home in a quiet community know as "Woodland Crest." The fabulous curb appeal is accented with mature landscaping and a custom double wood door entry. The foyer has marble floors and opens to the spacious living room with a marble fireplace! The formal dining room is oversized with walls of glass that let the outside in. The oak and tile kitchen opens to the family room which has a ceiling... Continue Reading >

2013 california housing market

Kathleen Finnegan If the experts are correct, California´s housing market will stay the course in 2014, with sales and prices continuing to increase slowly and steadily as they have for two years. Interest rates remain at historic lows and home prices are still relatively affordable. However, while it’s an excellent time to buy, it’s not a simple time to do so, as banks aren’t making credit easily available, and many of those who purchased their homes at inflated prices several years ago aren’t... 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 >

Calabasas farmers market

Kathleen Finnegan Every Saturday rain or shine farmers from our local area arrive and with them they bring an assortment of the freshest produce. So many organic vendors to choose from! All of their produce is tasty and fresh, the strawberries just happen to be exceptional. If you are looking for flowers or wine, you'll find a nice variety. And if you like food vendors, you'll have quite a few to choose from. A favorite weekend social and shopping spot for many years, the Calabasas Farmers... Continue Reading >

15408 Stonewood Terrace, Sherman Oaks

Kathleen Finnegan Stunning Contemporary Home by Architect Edward Fickett A prime location in hills above prestigious Sherman Oaks. The lines of the architecture,  and organic design feature 4 spacious bedrooms (one bedroom currently used as a gym) travertine stone flooring, 11' ceilings, skylights with rain sensors, 2 fireplaces, surround sound, wood framed windows, smart home capabilities and an artistic paint texture. The architecture of this home is absolutely stunning and must be seen to be appreciated. The kitchen boasts custom cabinetry with designer touches, granite... Continue Reading >

Kathleen Finnegan

23925 Park Sorrento
Calabasas, Ca 91302
#01193021

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