Earthquake Retrofit

Is Earthquake Retrofit Necessary?

“Emilia” called me in a red hot panic. The Boston native wondered if her 1925 La Crescenta home with a partial river rock foundation needed earthquake retrofit. The last earthquake unnerved her and she had called out a foundation specialist for a foundation retrofit estimate. The recommendation was shocking- an […] Read more »

Proposition 19 Impact

Proposition 19 Impact on 55+ Homeowners

Proposition 19 makes it easier for older home owners to transfer their current property tax to a replacement home. We are excited because this removes a huge barrier for our “senior” clients who want a home better suited to their currant lifestyle. It also helps lubricate the housing log jam […] Read more »

La Crescenta home for sale

Cool Home Crush – La Crescenta Rock House

The Rock House in La Crescenta This is the coolest La Crescenta home for sale today….  the Rock House on Gertrude is available!!! Natives sometimes refer to La Crescenta as Rock Crescenta because we are built on the side of a mountain and our yards are filled with rocks. The […] Read more »

Craftsman Bungalow Normandie Heights Pasadena

Cool Home Crush – Craftsman Bungalow, Normandie Heights, Pasadena

Craftsman Bungalow in Pasadena This Craftsman Bungalow at 728 E.Howard Street. is filled with soul and nostalgia. It’s located in Normandie Heights – a charming slightly rural neighborhood just west of Lake Ave. Do you know the Westminster Presbyterian Church at Lake and Woodbury? You know, the church with the […] Read more »

Luxury compound Los Angeles

Cool Home Crush – Multi Home Estate Franklin Hills

Multi Home Estate In Franklin Hills Have you ever dreamed of your own multi home estate in the hills of Los Angeles. Now is your chance. The John A. Pelt Residence on 2131 Lyric Ave. has been the subject of MUCH speculation amongst me and my school-mates back in the […] Read more »

Spanish Revial home in Rossmoyne Glendale Ca

Cool Home Crush – Spanish Revival in Rossmoyne Historic

Spanish Revival In Rossmoyne Historic Neighborhood Historic Rossmoyne is hot, hot, hot these days!!  There are TWO homes available for sale, but only one is entertainment ready. 1315 Rossmoyne Ave. is dreamy two story Spanish Revival with a large front courtyard (complete with fountain and loggia entry!). Rossmoyne Ave. is […] Read more »

Kitchen Remodel Tips

Kitchen Remodel – Advice From The DIGGS Tribe

Do you wish someone would share everything they learned when they remodeled their kitchen? We are all spending more time in our homes, and that means more time in the kitchen! Some of you are fed up and are ready to buy a home with a floorplan, size or location […] Read more »

Best Kitchen in Glendale Ca

Best Kitchen in Glendale Homes For Sale

Are you wondering which Glendale homes for sale have the best kitchens? We analyzed every single family home on the market in Glendale today and selected these seven kitchens as the very best kitchens on the market today! Check out these fabulous homes and their kitchens. Call us if any […] Read more »

Cool Home Crush – English Tudor Cumberland Heights Home

We Sold This English Tudor in Cumberland Heights 5 Years Ago In September, 2015 we sold Bob and Martha’s English Tudor with a pool sized yard on 1027 Cumberland Rd. It was in Glendale’s historic Cumberland Heights near Brand Park. We loved Bob, were obsessed with the vintage soul of […] Read more »

Home Sold Northwerst Glendale

Three Generations Lived Here

JoAnne never intended to sell a home in Northwest Glendale.  Casa Cashin was a lovely Spanish Style home and had been in the family for three generations. Her grandparents bought it in the 1940’s. Her father moved into the home after her grandparent’s passed away and she moved into the […] Read more »

Multiple Offer Do's and Don'ts

Multiple Offers or Bidding Wars Do’s and Don’ts

It seems like multiple offers or a bidding war happens on nearly every property these days. How does a buyer deal with the madness? On the one hand you need to search for the perfect home and fall in love enough to make an offer. But, when you do, it […] Read more »