Sunday, September 28, 2014

Long before there was a Studio City, Burbank, Toluca Lake...there was an SFV and here's a link to pictures

Take a look at these pictures from our land.  These are from back in the day when "real estate" meant "farmland" or "belongs to the Catholic Church." Most of these were taken in the 1880s.  Unrecognizable? I'll say.  Thanks, Melinda, for the heads up!

Friday, September 26, 2014

629 N. Keystone in Burbank is open Sunday from 2 to 5!

If you think there's nothing left to buy, you haven't seen this lovely 3+2 in Burbank's Magnolia Park.  Totally upgraded with an open, flexible floor plan and two gorgeous patios, the home also boasts a chef's kitchen and sparkly, saltwater pool.  And it's in Burbank's best neighborhood, too.  Steve and I will be there spinning tunes from 2 to 5 on Sunday. More pictures and info can be found at

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Open Sunday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 4 -- 11485 Moorpark #17, Studio City

Please swing by my open house tomorrow in Studio City and see this amazing townhouse.  It has 2 beds, 2.5 baths, two stories, two balconies, a fireplace, a gym, and a gorgeous pool.  It has been spiffed up with new paint and new upstairs carpet.  Best of all, it's priced at an affordable $399,000 and the HOA is only $225 a month.  Do the math: depending on your down payment, that's cheaper than renting the same-sized unit.

Plus, this is in the neighborhood that everybody loves -- Tujunga Village.  Walk to Girasol, Vitello's, Aroma, groceries, cool little stores...

Friday, September 19, 2014

Please and thank you for open houses

For the most part, holding open houses are one of my favorite real estate things.  It can be like a party and I get to meet new people.  Some people think that houses never sell from an open house showing, but that's completely false and I've done it several times.  However, some open house guests amaze me with unmindful behavior.  If you're visiting an open house, please...

  • Please don't bring your pet in the home with you.  I, like you, love dogs more than people, but that sentiment isn't universally shared.  It's not just that your pet might have an accident; it's that other guests may be afraid, allergic, etc.  I'm sure your dog isn't aggressive but nobody else knows that -- plus, there may be pets in the home that get aggressive at the sight of your dog. Thanks!
  • No matter how awesome your kids are, please keep them with you and maybe even hold their hands. Nobody wants an accident and your little ones are on unfamiliar turf.  Nobody wants anything broken in the house, either. Thanks!
    • This goes double for kids around outside swimming pools.  Your toddler may swim like Diana Nyad, but you probably don't, I don't either, and why cause panic to rise among all guests when you turn your back for one minute? Thanks. 
  • This "please" comes with a story.  The one time one of my open houses was burgled was right at the end of it.  The people posed as open house guests just as we were wrapping up, putting things away, and I was distracted.  They new I was distracted.  My bad.  The guys, who didn't look like potential home buyers, immediately went for the top drawer of the dresser and stole jewelry.  Of course, I make my sellers take all valuables out of the house, but...If you are a couple of guys who come at the end of the open, or a posse of young adults, expect me or my trusty bouncer to escort you through and not leave you alone for a second.  If you're really home buyers, you won't mind that, will you? Thanks!
I hope to see you at Sunday's open house at 11485 Moorpark #17 in Studio City.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

11485 Moorpark #17, Studio City, is now on the market

Do you want an affordable townhouse in the Tujunga Village neighborhood of Studio City? Wanna live within 3 blocks of Aroma Cafe (below), Vitellos or Girasol? (Yay! Never circle for parking again!) Here's your chance.  This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse has just listed for $399,000.  It features a front exposure, two balconies, washer/dryer hookups, security building, new paint, new carpet, laminate downstairs, fireplace, lots of closet space, pool and gym.  The HOA is incredibly low -- $225/month -- and includes earthquake insurance.  And of course the complex allows pets. Come visit me and the stalwart Steve Fisher there at this Sunday's (9/21) open house from 2 to 5 pm.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

629 N. Keystone, Burbank is open Thursday from 9:30 to noon and this weekend, too!

Looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with an open floor plan, killer kitchen, pool and aesthetic flair? Come see my 629 N. Keystone on Thursday, the 11th, from 9:30 to noon or on Sunday, the 14th, from 2:00 to 5:00.  It is listed for $779,000 and is in a great Magnolia Park neighborhood with outstanding Burbank public schools. Other showings by pre-arrangement.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

629 N. Keystone, Burbank - great indoor-outdoor flow and 3 beds, 2 baths!

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This amazing Magnolia Park home will be on the market tomorrow for $779,000.  Everything you could want is here: cool aesthetic vibe, great indoor-outdoor flow, big rooms, open floor plan, huge pool, beautiful xeriscape with fountains, big 2-car garage, chefs' kitchen and stellar location.  Call me for more details or if you'd like to view it.