Whitley Heights – Authentic Mediterranean with a Storied Past

Whitley Heights in the Hollywood Hills is in the national register of historic places

Affectionately called “The Hill” by local residents, Whitley Heights takes its name from Hobart Johnstone Whitley, aka “The Father of Hollywood”. When he commissioned the building of this Mediterranean style community in 1918, it quickly became the first celebrity village in Hollywood. Whitley Heights is bordered by Highland Avenue to the west and Cahuenga to the east and north. Franklin Avenue delineates the southern border. The … [Read more...]

Tax Advantages of Homeownership

tax benefits of home ownership

Yes, it’s tax season once again.  There are definitely tax deductions from owning a home. If you are a home owner, make sure you maximize the tax benefits of home ownership when you file your 1040. The U.S. tax code is designed to offer incentives to homeowners, and by taking advantage of these breaks, 1040-filing citizens can maximize their financial investment in homeownership. That said, everyone’s financial position is not the same so look to … [Read more...]

Outpost Estates – A Jewel in the Hollywood Hills

The Hollywood Bowl, which borders the northern edge of Outpost Estates

A pristine enclave of about 450 homes once known as “the jewel in the hills”, Outpost Estates is bordered by Franklin Avenue to the south and Mullholland Drive to the north. Runyon Canyon borders it to the west and Cahuenga Boulevard to the east. The neighborhood roughly covers 1.5 square miles. Charles E. Toberman acquired the land in the 1920s and envisioned the development as “one of the most exclusive and beautiful residential parks in the … [Read more...]

54th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration

Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration

Yes, tomorrow is Christmas Eve already, and the Music Center is once again providing an afternoon of free holiday entertainment for the whole family.  Even the parking in the Music Center garage is free! 2013 celebrates the 54th annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration.  This muti-cultural even brings music, singing and dancing of all types and from many culture with performance from all over L.A. County. Funded by the Los Angeles … [Read more...]

The three steps in the California Foreclosure Process

Los Angeles Foreclosure process

An Overview of the California Foreclosure Process When a property owner is no longer able to make their mortgage payments and defaults on the loan, the property goes through a process know as foreclosure. When this occurs, the lender initiates the sale of the property by auction through a third party; called a trustee. The trustee is required to advertise a notice of default of the property in the newspaper for three continuous weeks. Take a … [Read more...]