Written on May, 15, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Hey buyers, have you been looking and looking for a home?  Have you written offer after offer only to be rejected over and over? Yes, I know inventory is tight and there aren’t quite enough homes to keep up with the demand.  But did you know that 50% of the validity of an offer is the agent who writes and …

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Written on May, 12, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

TMZ did a report on how celebrities aren’t doing their part to conserve water.  The estate of Jennifer Lopez was mentioned in the report.  JLo was criticized for saying that she did her part by paying the penalty fee for her excess use of water.  WHAT! Does this mean that homeowners are going to get a bad rap for having …

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Written on May, 05, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

The Mexican holiday known as “Cinco de Mayo” is widely misconstrued in this country!  The biggest misconception about Cinco de Mayo is that it commemorates México’s Independence Day and that holiday is, in fact, celebrated on September 16.  Cinco de Mayo is not as widely celebrated in Mexico as it is here in the US. Here it is considered somewhat …

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Written on May, 02, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Moving was never anyone’s idea of a good time… until duct tape came along, that is!  Now that duct tape comes in so many varieties you can purchase several different themes and let the kids do some of their own packing.  This way each family member knows what boxes are belong to them.  Heck these cute designs even make it …

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Written on Apr, 29, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Lieutenant Colonel David Worley was the guest speaker at my Jewel City Kiwans Club meeting this evening. He is the Senior Aerospace Instructor for the ROTC program at CV High School.  He brought along a couple of students who also spoke to us. Grace and June talked about how much the program has changed their lives and how students learn …

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Written on Apr, 27, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

When I was a kid my mom used to play the soundtrack to Fiddler on the Roof.  I think I know all the word to each and every song.  My favorite song was Tradition.  I may have been just a young kid, but the lyrics to that song meant a lot to me because tradition meant a lot to me. …

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Written on Apr, 25, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

A staged home will stand out above and beyond the unstaged competition. Marketing photos will make a much better impression.  Remember, your first showing is typically via the internet. Staging gives purpose to rooms and will help buyers to better imagine their own life in the property, creating a lasting impression in their minds. Staging creates a visual impact and …

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Written on Apr, 21, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

I recently listed a lovely home in NW Glendale.  I was there for all of the showings which allowed me to observe literally dozens of agents with their clients.  Sadly, I came to the realization that there are far too many buyers out there who don’t have a clue what it takes in todays market to purchase a home.  Even …

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Written on Mar, 16, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Since I have had so many people ask me about this house I decided to write about it today. This Burbank home is located on Sunset Canyon and it was on the market for 294 days! It’s not your typical home, many neighbors have compared it to something one would see at Disneyland. It has 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms a …

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Written on Mar, 16, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Virginia Manor is a beautiful Colonial style building on Pasadena’s highly sought after Millionaires Row. This unit glows with style and elegance with special features such as,  a large master suite and den with custom shelving and cabinetry. There is also a private patio area off of the living room. Other recent improvements include a newly remodeled bathroom, new paint …

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