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The Best Running Trails in Pasadena, CA

There is nothing like strapping on a pair of running shoes and running with the earth’s natural beauty serving as the backdrop. Pasadena has several options for trail runners, as the city is close to both the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains. All one needs is a road-ready car and plenty of sun protection.

Arroyo Seco Running Trail in Pasadena, CA

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Arroyo Seco

The Arroyo Seco is a nearly 25-mile long river that runs from Los Angeles into the Angeles National Forest. The name, which means “dry stream” in Spanish, also applies...

Health-Conscious Home Modifications

Health-Conscious Home Modifications

 

In all likelihood, your home is where you spend the majority of your time, so making sure it’s a healthy environment for your mind and body is important. Sick house syndrome is a real thing, whereby lead paint, pesticides, mold, and other household problems are leaving their occupants with real diseases, like asthma. Most homeowners spend between $211 and $6,298 nationally to address home safety concerns related to lead and asbestos removal and improved air quality.

 Let’s take a look at the biggest offenders and how you can resolve these risks.

 Removing Carpeting

 wood floors are easiest to keep clean

If someone in your home...

Make Sure Your Home & Yard Are Ready For Winter

Make Sure Your Home & Yard Are Ready for Winter

 Here in Los Angeles, the seasons aren’t the same as the rest of the country. There’s no snowfall, and while trees can lose their leaves in late fall, it’s not a drastic change. However, it is still a change your house has to get used to.

That’s why you need to prepare your home for winter before the weather finally starts to turn colder. You’ll need to work on both the inside and outside of your home. But first, are such preparations really necessary?

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Working Now Saves You Later On

Since the seasons don’t change much here in southern California, you can easily forget about regular home maintenance. All the days can blur together. As...

Easy DIY Air Conditioner Fixes

Easy DIY Air Conditioner Fixes

Let’s get this out of the way first: Serious AC unit troubles will always require the expertise of a qualified  air conditioning professional. It would be risky and more expensive down the line if you try to fix severe air conditioner issues by yourself. There are, however, some AC problems that you can easily address on your own, at least until the problem proves to be so critical only an AC professional can deal with it. Here are some easy DIY air conditioner fixes that can save you hundreds of dollars.

Problem: Your AC unit won’t turn on

When your air conditioner doesn't power up, check your circuit breaker first. It may have been tripped, so check your breaker panel and if it’s tripped halfway, just turn it all the way off, then switch it back on.

It’s also possible that a clogged drain line has set off the overflow...

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 does life become...

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

 You may...

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 by providing city-specific...

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