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April 21, 2021

Preparing Your Pet for Back to School

Pandemic Puppy Fever

One silver lining in the pandemic? Pet adoptions soared. During the past year, animal rescues have seen such an increase in adoptions that they often received hundreds of applications for one dog, and volunteers at shelters are reporting a smaller number of animals at shelters, in some ...

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March 19, 2021

Los Angeles: What Is Open for Spring Break

Spring Is Here and So Is the Red Tier


The California Science Center opens March 27.

It's Spring Break this coming week for many Los Angeles children; it's been a year since the city shut down and we entered a new norm. On March 15, Los Angeles County ...

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March 3, 2021

20 Overlooked Spots to Spring Clean

Spring Is in the Air

 

The official first day of Spring is just days away (March 20) and it's time to get ready for longer days, BBQing, oh, and cleaning behind that couch. What is it about the flowers blooming (and in Southern California, the continuing sunshine), that ...

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Feb. 24, 2021

Prop 19: What It Means for Homeowners

How are you affected by Prop 19?

In the last state election, Prop 19 passed and came into effect on February 16.

What does that mean for homeowners and how does that affect you? Not all homeowners will be affected by the new legislation. Here's a quick overview of ...

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Feb. 1, 2021

Homes Sales and Sentiment Solid Heading Into 2021

Starting the New Year on a Positive Note

The New Year looks promising in oh so many ways. Los Angeles just opened up (see what is now open below) and a vaccine is so far proving to be effective (despite its slow distribution). 

And housing continues to be a ...

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Jan. 20, 2021

Disclosure: What Does That Mean in Real Estate?


Disclose, disclose, disclose

When a real estate agent is in the process of obtaining their license, the word "disclose" is always emphasized. Disclose, disclose, disclose we are told. It is a realtor's duty to be honest with his/her clients and disclosure is so important when a real estate ...

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Jan. 13, 2021

How to Get Rain Ready This Winter

Rainy Days Ahead

We don't see a lot of rain, unfortunately, most winters here in sunny Southern California. In fact, the Farmer's Almanac predicts that the Desert Southwest "winter is predicted to be mild but dry. Not good news considering signs that drought conditions were beginning to ramp ...

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Jan. 12, 2021

3 DIY Ways to Refresh Your Fireplace

Living in Southern California, it's not often that we have chilly nights that warrant a cozy night by the fireplace. In fact, wood burning fireplaces are no longer allowed in new builds and are often prohibited when air pollution is a factor. But, many homes in the area were ...

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Jan. 6, 2021

It's a New Year: A Great Time to Clean House

It's no wonder we have so much clutter in our homes these days. With everyone working or schooling from home, things are bound to pile up. And it seems that we are obsessed with clutter; organizing shows like Get Organized with The Home Edit and Tidying Up with Marie ...

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Dec. 11, 2020

Shop Local This Holiday

Shop Safely and Local

This holiday season we want to remind you of all of the wonderful small businesses in our neighborhood that need your support. If you are looking for gifts to give and want to help out our local community, please find a few suggestions below. As of ...

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