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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...

The Los Feliz Charter School For the Arts – it all started with a cup of coffee

Comedians may joke about neighbors getting together for coffee and gossip after the kids are off to school in the morning, but one such gathering back in 2004 led to an innovative charter school that now offers "whole-child" education to over 500 children in grades K through 6. It all started with a shared dream, vocalized by one parent, Marta Alcumbrac. Marta boldly said "Let's build that school!" Before long the group consisted of 28 Founding Families who, along with individual volunteers, contributed professional services, organizational skills, and hard work. classrooms at the Los Felize Charter School for the Arts Non-traditional classrooms In 2006, the Los Angeles Unified School District officially...

Short Sell Your Los Angeles House Before Time Runs Out!

don't be in denial about your pending Los Angeles foreclosureIt is common for people who have received a notice of default to wait too long before doing anything about their situation and ending up with their Los Angeles home being foreclosed on. There is a tendency to go into denial as if the problem will go away on its own.  If the threat of foreclosure or a pending trustee's sale date isn't enough to motivate you, remember that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 is set to expire on December 31 of this year.  Short sell your Los Angeles house before time runs out! What is a Short Sale? When you short sell your...

Crazy Bunny Lady?!

Who hasn't heard of a crazy cat lady? What about crazy bunny ladies?!  With the increase in foreclosed properties over the last few years, Realtors are seeing their share of abandoned pets. We hear of dogs or cats being left behind in foreclosed homes, but what about bunnies? abandoned bunnies after a home foreclosure?A few days ago I showed a foreclosed property to a client. She's looking for something around the Atwater Village, Glassell Park area that is within her budget. We found a small house on a huge lot and she really liked it. We also found a bunny rabbit running around in the back yard. The lot of this property is more than 8,000 sf. That's  lots of room for a rabbit to roam but we  both worried about the rabbit. It was small and frightened and we both guessed that it had been someone's Easter present that was...

Help Save a Richard Neutra Masterpiece, The Kronish Residence, in Beverly Hills

The Kronish house in Beverly hills is the largest residence build by Richard Neutra in Southern CalifornaIf you are a fan of modernist architecture and would like to see it preserved, then do your part to save Richard Neutra’s Kronish Residence in Beverly Hills from being demolished. The development company which currently owns the property, Soda Parnters LLC, filed for a demolition permit of The Kronish house. This house single story home was built for Herbert Kronish in 1954 and sits on a 2-acre lot.  The 6,891sf home has 6 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths and is the largest home build by Richard Neutra in Southern California. Richard Neutra worked for Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924 but...

Los Angeles Short Sales- The Bank Can No Longer Come After You for the Balance Owed!

A short sale means the seller owes more than he can sell his home for and require bank approvalIf you need to short sell your Los Angeles home, now you can do that without worrying that the bank will come after you for the balance due. A short sale is when the owner of a property owes more on the loan than the property can currently be sold for. The owner must get the sale approved by their lender/lenders because the amount owed will be “short” of what is currently owed on the property. Since January of this year, California residents who need to short sell their homes have been protected against the first lien holder coming after them to pay the balance owed after the...

Rose Scharlin School – Los Angeles' Oldest Cooperative Nursery School

Located at the apex of Los Feliz, Atwater Village and Silver Lake is the Rose Scharlin School in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles.  Founded in 1939 originally as Echo Park Cooperative Nursery School, Rose Scharlin School has since been branded as Los Angeles’ oldest cooperative nursery school. In 1946 several members of the cooperative broke away from the original location and with them came Mrs. Rose Scharlin who was no doubt the driving force behind the school. Rose originated the idea of parents and children growing and learning together within a group and eventually the Echo Park school location closed down and merged with the new school now sporting the name of the Rose Scharlin School since the death of Rose in 1948.Rose Scharlin Nursery School...

The Complete Los Angeles Moving Resource Guide

Being born and raised in Los Angeles and having the passion for helping people, it only comes natural to me to want to lend a hand for future home owners and sellers who want to move from, or to what I consider the most magical city in the world. This guide covers everything, from moving to and from L.A., finding the most charming neighborhood for you and your family, purchasing your dream home you’ve been dying to move into, and more! You can find all of this information right here!

Moving To or From Los Angeles

The Los Angeles International airport (commonly known as LAX) offers the most accessible means to travel to and from Los Angeles. I would recommend using highly regarded travel websites such as Expedia.com, ...

Fire Safety Tips in Your Los Angeles Home

During fire emergencies, you and your family only have a few crucial minutes to spare in order to get to a safe place outside your home. A fire safety plan which accommodates children, adults, the elderly, and family members with special needs is critical to ensure the safety of the entire family. To achieve this, below are vital points you need to consider:  
1.       Guard your family and your home. Set up smoke alarms in every story and bedroom of the home including the outside of all sleeping areas. Also, using the test button, test the smoke alarms on a monthly basis. Orient family members on what the fire alarm sounds like and ensure they understand what it indicates and the best way to get out of the house.
 
2.       To be safe, prepare in advance by making a fire escape plan and involve all the members in your family....

How Do I Price My Los Angeles Home Right Without Giving it Away?

There are a number of ways to come up with the market value of your home. First, you should know the prices of comparable homes in your neighborhood. Pay close attention to neighborhood dividing lines, square footage, and age.  You can explore open houses in your area to compare prices and talk to friends and family who have sold a home lately.
Who knows, they might have great tips or ideas you might want to try so that you can price your home just right. Of course, your best options is to have your real estate agent do a Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA, at no cost and without obligation. A Comparative Market Analysis will assess the value of your home based on local...
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