Written on Jun, 14, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

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 …

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

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 …

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Written on May, 30, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

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 …

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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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