Target is Coming to La Canada

The La Canada Valley Sun reported that Target is moving into the old Sport Chalet space in the Town Center and the interwebs is blowing up. A community-sized Target store will occupy the retail space in La Cañada’s Town Center left vacant last year, when locally founded sporting goods retailer Sport […] Read more »

Don’t Drive to the Beach, Take the Beach Bus!

How are you getting to the beach this summer? Don’t sit in traffic and waste gas. Take the beach bus! Thanks to Los Angeles County Supervisor, Kathryn Barger, and La Canada Mayor, Michael Davitt, getting to the beach is super laid back and easy this summer. Cost: $3 per rider […] Read more »

Maple at Descanso Gardens

Feeling brunchy? Have you been to Maple, the new restaurant at Descanso Gardens? It’s a new little lunch and brunch hot spot. The entrance to Maple is to the side of the main entrance at Descanso and you don’t need to be a member to go there. Reservations are highly recommended. […] Read more »

Healthy Diggs: It’s Fun to Stay at the YMCA

You can’t have a month long discussion about health in the community without mentioning a very central community feature of The Foothills, The YMCA. Our local Foothills YMCA actually has three branches, the Crescenta- Canada YMCA in La Canada, The Verdugo Hills YMCA in Tujunga, and The Crescenta Valley YMCA […] Read more »

Itech MLS Pick of The Week – La Canada Contemporary

A lovely and affordable home in La Canada.   We love a neutral decorating palette- so restful in these stressful times!  I would never enter with my shoes on, though…   Here are the thoughtful marketing remarks from the listing agent: Immaculate remodeled prized Mid Century Modern” Built by Webster Wiley. […] Read more »

La Canada Market Report February 2016

Spring is in the air, Descanso Gardens is glorious and the mock orange is in full pollen production. Joy.  Inventory is starting to climb out of the winter blues and more homes are coming on the market in that magic $1,500,000 sweet spot. The “Migrate to La Canada Schools” season […] Read more »

La Canada Market Report December 2015

Bottomline:  So, you know how I was all doom and gloom last month about the low, low inventory?  Yeah.  That hasn’t changed.  In fact, I think some of you really need to pack your bags and leave.  It isn’t that we don’t love you- we do!!!  But, seriously, there are some […] Read more »

Solar Panel Calculations for Glendale, La Crescenta and La Canada Homes

Find Out How Much Solar Will Help Your Glendale Home!

After a long wait, Google’s Project Sunroof is finally available for homes in Glendale, La Crescenta and La Canada. The challenge with solar is all of the unknowns.  How much does it cost?  Who do you get to install it?  Will this even work at my house and if it […] Read more »

Typical La Canada Neighborhood

La Canada Market Report November 2015

If you are “average” and looking to buy a home in La Canada under, say, $2.5 million…… I do not have good news for you. The inventory is ridiculously low This town lives and dies by it’s school schedule and this is proven in our numbers.  Sales peak in June […] Read more »

Typical La Canada Neighborhood

La Canada Market Report October 2015

It seems like there are fewer signs in La Canada…. Why yes!  You are correct.  Take a look at our inventory of La Canada homes vs our sales and new contracts.   Our market is heavily influenced by the school calendar.  We see a run up of sales through June […] Read more »

La Canada Market Report, September 2015

The La Canada market is driven by the school calendar.  This explains the steep ramp up on new contracts and closings from January to June.  All the families looking to get in, settled, and registered want to be in place by June.  The surprise, this year, is how new inventory […] Read more »