Saturday’s Probate Auction

Saturday’s Probate Auction

The probate auction can be a great way to get a good deal on your home purchase.  But buying a home at auction has significant risks.   When a homeowner dies, and their home is not held within a trust, the property will go through probate, which is the legal settling of a deceased person’s estate.   My clients had their eye on a home that was scheduled for probate auction in Alhambra.  It is walking distance to their parent’s home, making it convenient and ideal.   The home, while in a nice location, has a lot of deferred maintenance...Read more
How To Buy A Fixer

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  Need a heavily discounted property?  Try a fixer-upper!  But know what you’re getting into ahead of time…   Housing is expensive these days, whether you’re renting or trying to buy.  But our generation is much for handy and DIY-enthusiastic, so many hopeful homeowners are looking at “fixer-uppers” as a way to save some dough on the initial home purchase.  A home that has not been updated in many years, or one that is not habitable in it’s current state will be heavily discounted compared to newly renovated and move-in ready homes.  But beware of the risks and know what...(801) 897-1365
Historical Mills Act Pasadena Home Tour


Take a look inside one of the Mills Act historical homes in Pasadena, California! This exquisite home is located in the exclusive gated community of Alta San Rafael in Pasadena, CA.  The 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom historical home designed by Paul Williams is perched at the top of a private road and boasts breathtaking views from all areas of the home. The home is under a Mills Act contract, and the current owner has preserved the original character of this Spanish-style home, built in 1929.  The vintage details of this home are what make it exceptional.  Ornate ceilings adorn the foyer, living room and...Read more
Protect Your Home From MediCal Estate Recovery

Protect Your Home From MediCal Estate Recovery

  California adopts major reform that will greatly reduce the scope of the state’s MediCal Estate Recovery program.  The new legislation will be in effect beginning on January 1, 2017.   MediCal is a California Medicaid welfare program serving individuals with incomes below 138% of the federal poverty level.  More than 12 million Californians rely on MediCal for health care services.  But when a MediCal beneficiary dies, the state can make a claim against the estate of certain individuals to seek reimbursement for benefits paid.  Deceased beneficiaries who were 55 years of age or older at the time he or...Read more
Topanga Home Tour


Calling all nature lovers!  Check out this stunning Topanga estate!   Topanga is a nature-filled getaway from the concrete jungle.  Nestled in these Santa Monica mountains are unique and sometimes quirky homes that reflect the lifestyle of the community. On Grand View Dr, Danny Elfman’s former abode is currently for sale.  The 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom home that was designed and constructed for the famed music producer boasts over 4,000 square feet and features a separate guest unit.   The three-story home has two living areas, each with their own fireplace, with lots of outdoor access and patios to incorporate the outdoors...Read more
SOLD!  W 36th Pl.


  When making a long-term investment real estate, determine your strategy, formulate a plan, and stick to it! I had the good fortune to meet my client, Jan, randomly on the street one day.  I was with my investment partner looking at a house that was scheduled for a probate auction.  We hung around outside discussing the property for a while when 2 gentlemen walked up and began eyeing the probate property.  We struck up a conversation and found out that Jan and his friend lived nearby, and Jan was looking for a home in the area for a long-term investment...807-929-7192
Historic Climate Change Legislation From CA Governor, Jerry Brown


  California is becoming a world leader in the reduction of climate pollution, establishing one of the most ambitious carbon reduction goals in the world   California governor, Jerry Brown, just signed historic legislation to reduce carbon emissions in the state.  Under SB 32, the state is required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The previous goal – to hit 1990 levels by 2020 – was already considered a tough feat by many researchers.  But California has proven that it is ready and willing to make positive changes for the environment.  California currently gets...(604) 621-7637
California Mills Act

California Mills Act

  As a society, we are always striving toward growth, progress, innovation, and change.  But sometimes it’s important to look back at where we were and what we came from. California has a rich architectural history, and in an effort to preserve the state’s heritage, California has adopted several initiatives to protect historically relevant buildings, homes, and public spaces.  One such program is the California Mills Act, aimed encouraging the preservation and restoration of private historical residences.   What Is The Mills Act? The Mills Act is an important economic incentive program in California for the restoration and preservation of...Read more
LA Events: September 2016

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  There’s always something to do in Los Angeles!  Check out these September 2016 events and fill your calendar with food, music, entertainment, and fun!   FILM FESTIVALS September 1-5: The 52nd Cinecon Classic Film Festival If you’re interested in rare and unusual films, check out the screening at Cinecon 52. Cinecon combs the major film archives and Hollywood studio vaults to select forgotten gems that seldom get seen on the big screen. All films will be shown at Grauman’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Most films are 35mm and silent films shown with live accompaniment. September 1-8: 20th LA Shorts...Read more