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Get Your Step Count Up With L.A. Secret Stairways

Step up!

Once upon a time, Los Angeles. was a city connected by public transportation and governed by pedestrian traffic. During this time, stairways were the perfect way for pedestrians to have safe and direct access to transit lines. These staircases still stand as reminders of those days and as a perfect way to get your heart rate going and your step count up!

There are many sets found around Mt. Washington, El Sereno,  Highland Park and Santa Monica but I want to draw attention to a couple of favorites found in Echo Park  and Silver Lake .

Echo Park

There as many as 33 stairways in Echo Park, all with different levels of tidiness and difficulty but all provide a little window to the past and  some great views to motivate you in your journey.

Baxter Stairway | ~230 steps

baxter street stairs...

West Hollywood: Giving up Single-Family for Condo Life

West Hollywood: Giving up Single-Family for Condo Life

Let’s face the facts: Many Los Angeles neighborhoods have a lot to offer...and West Hollywood is definitely a prime example of one of these. Think about it. The infamous Sunset Strip zips through the area, pulling in people from across the world. The LGBTQ community has long had its strong-hold in the area, bringing new charm and a different influence. Iconic hotels, like the Chateau Marmont Hotel, rise above the palm trees as a symbol of luxury. If these aren’t appealing enough, West Hollywood is often lauded as California’s most walk-able city, with a walking score of 89. If you live in a West Hollywood single-family residence, you might be thinking about selling your home and downsizing into a nearby condo. Not only...

3 Tips for Installing a Fence Yourself

3 Tips for Installing a Fence Yourself

 Even if you are a good neighbor, you may find yourself wishing that you had a fenced-in backyard. Homeowners who have dogs and young children install fences for increased security. People who live along busy roads install fences for privacy. And, homeowners who also have backyard swimming pools install fences to comply with local safety ordinances. Whatever your reason for installing a fence, you may be considering installing one yourself. If you are, our three tips will help.

 1. Determine the Best Fencing Material for Your Area

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7 Amazing Garage Technology That Every LA Home Owner Should Have in 2017

Cool New Garage Technology For 2017

Through the years, lots of garage door opener technology has been introduced to us. From more sophisticated garage door remotes to Wi-Fi connected garage door openers. A lot has changed since the first release of garage door openers. Here are the top garage technologies that you should own this year:

  1. Best Smart Garage Door Opener: Chamberlain MyQ-...

Top 10 Los Angeles Real Estate Agents

I am proud to say that I made SpareFoot's list of Top 10 Real Estate agents in Los Angeles! SpareFoot is a national service that helps people book self-storage, which is often critical during a big move. They've created moving guides for major cities, especially those experiencing a lot of population growth.moving day 

The number one reason people use self-storage is because they are relocating. The company has put together put together a Spare Foot Moving Guide to help these people find the information and resources they need.

The guides offer tips on making a move to a new city as seamless as possible...

Tips To Save Energy And Add Value

When it comes to energy efficiency, look for smart features and expertise to help you save energy and money and add value to your home.

1. Begin with a Right-Sized Home.

If the home you buy is simply too large for you or your family’s needs or plans, you stand a good chance of wasting energy through excessive heating and cooling costs. If it’s too small, you’ll feel cramped and uncomfortable. It’s a big investment, so seek balance and buy it “right” from the outset. 

2. Purchase Energy Star Appliances Such as Your TV, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, and Microwave.

And especially the refrigerator, as it alone contributes about 10 percent of the energy use in a home. Also, unplug electronics not in use or turn off power strips to avoid phantom charges. 

3. Install Efficient Lighting Such as Compact Fluorescent (CLF) or LED Bulbs in Every Fixture.

Lighting accounts...

What's The Home Update That Has the Best Return on Investment?

If you are thinking of selling or simply want to improve your home, what's the #1 think to do? According to HGTV, it's a minor bathroom remodel.
That's right! Most home improvements do not return what you spend on them, however a minor bathroom remodel averages a 102% return on resale. It's actually the only update they concluded would gain you money. 2% is not alot, but it's certainly better than LOSING money.
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Bank Owned Properties are Scarce in Los Angeles

If you have been waiting to North East Los Angeles (NELA) home in hopes of picking up a distressed property, you might want to rethink that strategies.  As the economy improves, the distressed home inventory continues to evaporate.  Distressed property listings have been steadily dropping for the last four years.  Take a look at this infographic. A mere .5% of homes in California are in foreclosure. Foreclosure listings continue to decline If you are looking to buy a home in Los Angeles, don't wait. Talk to an experience agent who knows how to find the right properties and can negotiate the best deal for you. I'm just a phone call away: 213-215-4758 Jenny Durling L.A. Property Solutions...
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