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Five simple ways to avoid a home burglary

With all of the crime in our Los Angeles neighborhoods, and summer vacations looming, this is a timely blog post. Burglars are on the lookout for an easy target. Day time burglaries are common in my La Canada neighborhood. Be especially cautiou...

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Why Don't You Have Fruit Trees? 1

Why Don’t You Have Fruit Trees?

George and I purchased our La Canada home during the real estate recession of the early 90’s. After several years we could afford to add our pool.  We had a delicious apple tree in the middle of our yard, which we were not smart enough to ...

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How lazy can you be? 1

How lazy can you be?

For years I bought fresh herbs at the grocery store, only to find that after a few days in the fridge they were rotten. Because I have dogs I didn’t want to plant herbs in the back yard, so several years ago I planted some herbs in the patch ...

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Keeping your home safe during the holidays 1

Keeping your home safe during the holidays

Due to the increased burglaries in my La Canada neighborhood and in most of our Foothill Communities, we rented a safety deposit bank. The banker told me there were only a few available, so we aren't the only ones concerned with break-ins. We ...

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Prepare your home for the coming El Nino 1

Prepare your home for the coming El Nino

Angelinos are anxiously awaiting the approaching El Nino.  Here are a several things you can do to prepare your home for the coming El Nino: Roof: Be sure your roof is water tight. Roofers are going to be in high demand this winter – do...

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Pet peeves 1

Pet peeves

For those of you who really know me, you know one of my biggest pet peeves is flies. I know – no one likes them but I really despise them.  Until recently, I had cans of Raid everywhere. But I have been gifted some great fly fighting tools: ...

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I love my grassy lawn! 1

I love my grassy lawn!

While previewing new listings each week, I am noticing more homes with artificial turf. I am a glass is half full, kind of gal and was hoping our drought would bring smarter, water-wise gardens.  While a handful of homeowners are sporting beau...

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Recommended Service Providers 1

Recommended Service Providers

At least once a week, I receive an inquiry regarding a recommendation for a roofer, exterminator, electrician, real estate attorney or other recommended service provider. Because of this, I have dedicated a page of my website noting recommende...

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LA WEEKEND: LOS ANGELES WEEKEND EVENTS & ACTIVITIES, FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND: 6/19-6/21

Keep Your Home Safe From Break-ins

With the recent surge in residential burglaries, keeping your home safe from break-ins is a big concern. Whether just leaving to spend the day at the office or flying off to your dream vacation, making the time to be certain your home is prot...

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