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54th Annual 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! 54th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration

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 County Board of Supervisors, this community event of seasonal musical and dance has taken place on Christmas Eve continuously since 1959!

This annual event takes place at the Dorothy Chandler...

The three steps in the California 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 look in the classified section of your local newspaper and you'll see a list of foreclosed properties for...

Angelino Heights Duplexes for sale!

If you’d love to own a craftsman or Victorian property in Echo Park, there are a couple of Angelino Heights opportunities you might want to check out.

Angelino Heights is a Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, so you know that other historic homes around it will not be altered. No worries about a sky-high modern home popping up next door.

1031 W KENSINGTON RD is a craftsman duplex.  Both units have 2 bedrooms and 2 baths so this could be a nice little property to live in if you want to rent the other side out. 

I’m a fan of owning income property and letting tenants help pay the mortgage.  There are not many hotter areas than ...

How The Mills Act Can Save You Boatloads of Cash Every Year on an Historic Home

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the City of Los Angeles looked down and saw which homeowners were hard at work sprucing up the historic homes that make this city beautiful and said, “Hey, let us give you money for that!”  Well, as someone out there shopping Los Angeles real estate or looking for a Realtor, you should know that this agreement does exist between the city of Los Angeles and its property owners. It's called The Mills Act and if you purchase a qualifying property, you could receive a significant tax break in exchange for keeping your historic home well-maintained or restoring it to its original grandeur.

before and after photos of a renovated craftsman home

 What exactly is The Mills Act?

According to California's...
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