In spite of the fact that I have a broken foot, I had a crazy busy week! I have been over seeing the pre-sale detail for my new listing and I put this lovely Glendale property in escrow. I also spent a good deal of time trying to close escrow on my Montrose condo which is another pain in my foot. In any event, I am looking forward to a little R & R over the weekend.
Happy Monday everyone! This week is off to a great start, I closed escrow on my Adams Hill listing on Berkeley today and all went well with the physical inspection at my other listing in Montrose this morning. I am thankful to be wrapping up a very busy summer!
Glendale kids went back to school last week but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to do around town. Take a look at some of the events taking place this week:
Friday-Brand Park Library & Arts Center presents sounds on the plaza. This is one of my favorite events! This week will feature Topaz 22 from 7:00-9:30.
Friday-Teen Night Out will take place at the Pacific Community Center from 5:30-10:00 this event is for teens 14 and over.
Saturday-Cruise Night this is one of Glendale’s most popular events and will feature activities, food live entertainment and of course, lots of cool cars!
As we head into Fall be sure to mark your calendar for the 2nd annual Cops For Kids Poker Night on October 17th at the Glendale Elks Lodge from 5:00-10:00. The proceeds from this event will go to the Cops for Kids Foundation. If you would like more information please contact me for details.
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There are a number of gardening techniques that can help you create a beautiful yard without using a lot of water. Consider incorporating these tips into your gardening routine:
• Group plants with similar water requirements together. This technique, called hydrozoning, is one way to make sure all your plants receive the right amount of water without overwatering.
• Pick up some mulch and compost next time you’re at the garden center. They prevent the soil from losing moisture through evaporation.
• Water at the right time of day. The most effective period is early in the morning or in the evening. This keeps water evaporation to a minimum and allows the plants, flowers, lawn and soil to absorb water before it disappears into thin air.
• Don’t use too much fertilizer. When nitrogen from the fertilizer is released, it stimulates plant growth and with it, water demand.
• Install a drip irrigation system for more effective watering than sprinklers, which can send precious water to driveways and sidewalks.
• Repair sprinkler, hose and tap leaks or replace broken parts immediately.
• Install a rain barrel or plastic tubing that can collect rain runoff and direct it to plants and flowers.
With the right planning and management, you can minimize water usage for maximum results. This will make it easy to keep the green in your yard and your wallet!
It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to know that a good number of flippers are licensed real estate agents.
Check out this house on Raymond in Glendale. It was purchased by a local agent in February of this year for $610,000. It was listed with the same real estate firm that the buyer/agent is with. It was marketed as a short sale and a total fixer (HA!) total fixer or not, a 3 bedroom 3 bath home with over 2,000 SF above Bel Aire for $610,000 is just plain CRAZY!!!! I got $610,000 for my fixer listing which was on the same street and it was under $1,000 SF!
This property is now in the name of an LLC and it just hit the market last week for $1,029,000. It is currently listed with the same agent that purchased it in February. In the agent only remarks is states that the listing agent has a vested interest in this property, I should say so! What’s wrong with this picture???
The Wooden Fork features healthy soups, salads and sandwiches. The decor is rustic, kind of like what you would expect to find in a trendy place in DTLA. This charming cafe & bakery is a welcomed addition to Glendale’s list of places to dine. If you haven’t already been, be sure to check it out!
We learned about basic economics in high school, remember the concept of supply and demand? The best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand is high, which pretty much defines today’s real estate market.
My new listing on Raymond is a perfect example. I just listed this fixer of a house for $560,000 and in less than 1 week I received 7 offers. I even received offers from agents offering to reduce their commission and or pay me a referral fee if I accepted their offer. We are currently in escrow for well over asking. Oh and by the way, the home went to a couple who have been trying to purchasing a home for over 2 years!
Are you thinking about selling your home? As a seller you hold a major negotiating advantage when it comes to many aspects of the real estate transaction including the inspection, appraisal and financing contingencies and most importantly price! Call me today to find out more.
LA Curbed you are the epitome of what LA represents. You are, snooty, pretentious, rude and oh so full of yourself but we love you anyway. Why? Because we love to hate the same things you hate and we love to know all of the stupid shit everyone likes to talk about. If it weren’t for you, the transplants, AKA hipsters, wouldn’t be able to name drop and pretend to know all that they do about LA, NELA, DTLA or what ever hip area you have decided to pick on for that day.You are our best friend when we’re bored at the car wash or drinking our latte’s at Starbucks. Other RE blogs can’t hold a candle to you. When you are nice to us, we love you like the favorite child and when you are wicked, we come back for more like an abused puppy hoping for another toss of the ball. We love you LA.Curbed, we really do!
I finally made it to Burbank’s CommonWealth restaurant and it did not disappoint! I have to admit, I have become somewhat of a restaurant snob, so my expectation of this place was not very high. I was pleasantly surprised by the food and the service.
If you are looking for a change from all of the big chain restaurants in Burbank & Glendale, you should check this place out. Be sure to make a reservation and if you want to feel like you are in downtown LA just be sure not to look out the window. Oh, and save room for dessert because the butterscotch pudding is do die for!!