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Lake Lindero Country Club Reopens

Lake Lindero Country Club Reopens

The golf course at Lake Lindero Country Club has drawn a steady crowd of golfers to the course and driving range these past 2 weeks since opening on May 10th. As part of the Phase 1 of the reopening of the county of Los Angeles during the Covid-19 pandemic, parks and...

Interest Rates Are at Historical Lows

Interest Rates Are at Historical Lows

This week we saw interest rates reach a 48 year low as the 30-year rate checked in at 3.34%. That's the second lowest 30-year fixed rate in history! Ever since Freddie Mac began keeping track of rates back in in 1972 we have been at sub-4% levels only a handful of...

Measure FD Parcel Tax

Measure FD Parcel Tax

A Tax on "Improvements" In a county where we’ve dealt with more than our fair share of fires over the recent years we are now looking at a ballot initiative for a new parcel tax approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.  This property tax increase...

Memorial Day in Westlake Village

Memorial Day in Westlake Village

Remembering Those Who Gave Everything Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park was host to its 29th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony to pay tribute to our fallen heroes from all wars. “We are proud to host this important event and to provide a place...

Mortgage Rates Remain Steady

Mortgage Rates Remain Steady

Small Events Can Shift the Market It appears that the terrific few weeks of lower rates & a moderately expanding economy were slightly shifted with the global issue of tariffs. But not by much it appears as mortgage rates remain steady for now. However, the...

Virtual Reality Home Tours

Virtual Reality Home Tours

The Growth of VR Technology It appears that increasing numbers of homebuyers are interesting in using VR technology when searching for their next home.  According to a new Coldwell Banker marketplace survey released this week there a several desirable gadgets...

The Benefits of Homeownership

The Benefits of Homeownership

A New Generation I was talking with the son of a friend of mine this past week on the benefits of homeownership and I realized that many younger people just don’t realize all that can be gained from owning a home. With the mortgage meltdown of 2008 fresh in everyone's...

Should I Get a Home Inspection Before Selling?

Should I Get a Home Inspection Before Selling?

Being Proactive Can Save You Money I've been asked the following question several times: Should I get a home inspection before selling? Inspections in Advance can save a lot of money and hassle in the sales process.  Selling your home “as is” is not as easy as it used...