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 Do you know why anyone would want Obama to be Commander-in-chief of The United States of Amercia? I am not sure, but all I hear is all this fluff about Obama. People need to stop watching the news and dig into the real Obama and find out everything about this man before we even think about electing him for President.  As the years roll on in our United States of America, it seems Politics have become like a Heavy Weight Champion Fight- (FIXED).  Do our votes really count anymore? And if our votes count, is there real, sound proof that " We The People of The United States " are able to look at and decide if the votes are fare?  I want a President that we can trust! I want a President to do what he/ she says their going to do before! All these promises and broken lies!  If the people of ...
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By Ana Connell, Burbank Real Estate Agent
(G & C Properties)
TOLUCA LAKE HOME SALES REPORT Beginning Date: 7/1/2008 Board Number: All Ending Date: 7/31/2008 City:Toluca Lake Area: All Price Range: $0 - ALL Single Family Sales - Residential   Other Statistics Price Class Bedrooms     2 OR Less 3 4 Or More   Condo Sold Residential Active Condo Active $0 - $99,999 0 0 0   0 0 0 $100,000 - $149,999 0 0 0   0 0 0 $150,000 - $199,999 0 0 0   0 0 0 $200,000 - $249,999 0 0 0   0 0 0 $250,000 - $299,999 0 0 0   0 0 3 $300,000 - $324,999 0 0 0   0 0 0 $325,000 - $349,999 0 0 0   0 0 2 $350,000 - $374,999 0 0 0   0 0 0 $375,000 - $399,999 0 0 0   1 0 3 $400,000 - $424,999 0 0 0   0 0 0 $425,000 - $449,999 0 0 0   0 0 3 $450,000 - $474,999 0 0 0   0 0 3 $475,000 - $499,999 0 0 0   1 0 7 $500,000 - $549,999 0 0 0   0 0 5 $550,000 - $599,999 0 0 0   0 1 12 $6...
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By Risa Liebster, Toluca Lake Real Estate
(Ramsey-Shilling Associates)
We've all heard the "tip" that when searching for a real estate professional to list your home for sale, look for signs: lawn signs. This implies that the more listings a particular agent currently has, the better qualified they will be to sell your property. The reality is, the only thing these multiple lawn signs indicate is that the agent in question is capable of getting listings. Period. It does NOT necessarily make them the best choice to list and SELL your home and, certainly, the intention of a listing is ALL ABOUT THE SALE. When driving through the area recently, I made note of properties which have been on the market for an extended period of time. It pains me to think that, for those who MUST sell, their lives are on hold. Each day the home sits on the market brings potential...
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Hello everyone,  As you know I am not a very political person.  I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to 'The War Zone'. I wanted to share with you what happened:  He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle, got to the area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is the commander here at Bagram. As the Soldiers where lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn't say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General.  As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell (pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball. He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers ...
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By Casanao Free Real Estate Advertising
(Casanao Equity, LLC)
Casanao (kass-a-nay-o) provides free, nationwide residential real estate advertising services to over 24,000 cities in all 50 states.  Real estate brokers and agents in smaller cities and towns not served by a regional MLS will find our free, nationwide website to be an incredible resource.  FSBOs can also list their homes for sale on our free website. Our ads are not watered-down listings containing only an address, price, and maybe one picture. Our free real estate ads are comprehensive and contain much of the same information that you'd find in your local MLS (multiple listing service).  Entering an ad on Casanao is quick and easy.  Most of the entry is checkbox or drop-down menu driven.  Our free ads contain maps and you can upload up to six photos of your property. You can also pla...
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First off, you have to realize that L.A. is Blogger Heaven, we have everyone from LAist, to El Chavo Mouthing Off to Mayor Sam's Sister City and everything inbetween. I was introduced to My Favorite Bus Driver by Militant Angeleno in a post a few days ago here. I don't think I can control myself much longer.  :-)  I just have to find a reason to ride Line 204 on Vermont Avenue!  
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 Sometimes happiness comes in very strange ways.  These Burmese women had never seen an American in their life's and wanted to have a photograph taken with one, of course that was me. Please forgive me because I gained a some weight on my trip to South East Asia.  The reason that I am posting this story and photo is because it's sometimes the simple things in life that can make others happy. Burmese people are very, very simple and for these women and children to pose in the photograph with me made their day and they were so excited. By looking at the pic it may not look like it, but they have never had a photograph taken of them. These are simple village people with no cars, televisions and no widows or floors in their homes.  I know that times in America are very hard with the gas pri...
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By PJ S
(Home Inspection Specialist)
Relax, all homes will show problems. Even new construction homes will have problems noted on an inspection report. The reports purpose is to inform you of the condition of your home. Armed with the knowledge of the existence of condition concerns, you can now evaluate the costs, and determine which combinations of options are best for you. Opinions vary greatly as to which conditions noted are acceptable "As Is", or could cost you a lot of money now, or down the road. I will assist you in determining pros and cons of each situation, but urge that you get a second opinion on any area you have concerns. No house is perfect Minor problems are to be expected. All houses age. They need lots of maintenance over the years, and seldom do we expect that they are in the condition, or apply the sa...
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By Risa Liebster, Toluca Lake Real Estate
(Ramsey-Shilling Associates)
With the demise of "The River Bottom" bar, many Toluca Lake and Burbank residents have been wondering what type of business, if any, would move into the quaint wooden structure on Olive Avenue directly across from Warner Brothers Studios. As of late, the building has been a beehive of construction activity and preliminary signage reveals that a more upscale pizzeria and bar is taking shape. It appears that the new owners are working to keep much of the original space while taking a section of the back of the building down to the studs. Apparently they have a clear vision of what their new business is supposed to be. Hopefully that vision will fit nicely into the quiet Toluca Lake neighborhood it sits within. We are excited to find out and look forward to the opportunity to get good pizz...
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By Lupe Soto - North Hollywood Casas en Venta
(Lupe Soto Agente de Casas Burbank CA)
Feliz 28 de Julio, 2008, Dia de la Independencia del Peru, Viva el Peru a todos mis amigos y compatriotas del Peru. Soy peruana de nacimiento, corazon y de orgullo por ser un pais tan luchador.  Lupe Soto,Realtor en Espanol desde Burbank CA, Los Angeles, CA - USA Disfrutemos de un delicioso plato peruano como: Papa a la Huancaina, Lomo Saltado, Causa Rellena, y brindemos por nuestro hermoso pais. de corazon. Lupe Fotos/Imagenes cortesia desde Peru de mi amigo Eduardo Santillana.  Videos cortesia de varios autores de mi tube. Viva El Peru! - Leelo, Disfrutado y Pasalo. Feliz Dia! 09/28/08  SPLENDORS OF PERU 2008 - 09/27/08 EN ANAHEIM Music, dance, arts & crafts, peruvian food. No se lo pierda! PERIODICO MENSUAL AL SERVICIO DEL PERU EN LOS ANGELES, CA www.ActualidadNew.com PERUANOS EN LOS...
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By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
I was recently interviewed by nationally syndicated real estate journalist Ellen James Martin for a column she was writing about home staging. Google Alerts let me know this morning that the article is appearing in the Chicago Tribune. The article, Getting the Most Out of Home Staging, will appear in about 100 newspapers across the country over the next few weeks. Please feel free to show some stager love by leaving a comment at the Chicago Tribune web site (just below the article). Just for the record, I am not the "Director of the Real Estate Staging Association" as quoted in the article. I sit on the Board of Directors, and I am the Regional VP for California, Hawaii and Nevada. The Director or President of the Real Estate Staging Association is the very capable Shell Brodnax;-)) ===...
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By Risa Liebster, Toluca Lake Real Estate
(Ramsey-Shilling Associates)
Many Toluca Lake residents out for their early evening strolls have noticed a change: new street lights in many areas of the Burbank portion of the Village. The initial indications of the impending upgrade were small rectangles cut out of the grass adjacent to existing lighting units. This could have been cause for concern as many of the light poles, having been there for decades, were made in a style reminiscent of old gas lamps. Not to worry, as early as last week brand new units which seem very similar in style have been going in, one by one. In fact, these new lamps are quite beautiful. They feature a darker concrete mix with a slightly-polished sheen, graceful glass globes with ornamental detailing on top and significantly stronger illumination. In my opinion they look even better ...
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By Risa Liebster, Toluca Lake Real Estate
(Ramsey-Shilling Associates)
The hysteria of a sizzling hot real estate market can make some people do crazy things. A number of years back, without any perceivable warning, several close acquaintances began to display the unmistakable symptoms of "housing bubble fever". These normally rational peoples' language suddenly changed from the practical to, "If we don't buy now..." and  "If we cut back on expenses...", which for most seemed completely out of character. Still, for some, making a move was inevitable. If one could get a decent deal and it really was a lifestyle enhancer, it could be the right thing to do and the right time to do it. So the quest began... Even with so much competition from other potential buyers, friend "A" spied a property she liked on the MLS which was still available. It was a newish cond...
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By Lupe Soto - North Hollywood Casas en Venta
(Lupe Soto Agente de Casas Burbank CA)
Lupe Soto, Agente de Casas en venta North Hollywood CA (818)968-3718, sirviendo la comunidad hispana desde 1989 en todas las areas del Valle de San Fernando & Valle del Antelope en el Condado de Los Angeles CA. Lupe es miembro de NAHREP National Association of HISPANIC Real Estate Profesionals. Califique facilmente con Prestamos FHA para primeros compradores, la consulta es GRATIS! OBTENGA SU REPORTE DE CREDITO ANUAL GRATIS PROPIEDADES DISPONIBLES A LA VENTA Reviselo, Mejorelo & Califique para el prestamo de su casa RECOMENDACION:  Si desea calificar para el prestamo de una propiedad, es importante planificar y revisar su reporte de credito antes de ver casas, el puntaje ideal o fico score debera ser de 620 puntos o fico score, con este puntaje el banco le ofrecera una mejor tasa de int...
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By PJ S
(Home Inspection Specialist)
upon taking ownership After taking possession of a new home, there are some maintenance and safety issues that should be addressed immediately.  The following checklist should help you undertake these improvements: Change the locks on all exterior entrances, for improved security. Check that all windows and doors are secure.  Improve window hardware as necessary.  Security rods can be added to sliding windows and doors.  Consideration could also be given to a security system. Install smoke detectors on each level of the home.  Ensure that there is a smoke detector outside all sleeping areas.  Replace batteries on any existing smoke detectors and test them.  Make a note to replace batteries again in one year. Create a plan of action in the event of a fire in your home.  Ensure that there...
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By Risa Liebster, Toluca Lake Real Estate
(Ramsey-Shilling Associates)
The Toluca Lake lifestyle is Southern California living at its finest. As a real estate professional, I am proud to represent this special community and have lived, worked and played here for well over 10 years. What is now considered "Toluca Lake proper", ranges from the Los Angeles river, lake and golf club on the south, Cahuenga Blvd. in North Hollywood - City of L.A. on the west, Camarillo St. on the north and Pass/Olive Avenues in Burbank on the east. The neighborhood was founded in the 1920s and many homes originate from the era. As the community expanded towards its more contemporary configuration, you will see homes which age from the 1930s through the current year. The old saying goes, "They don't build them like they use to" and inventory of the older, lovingly cared for prope...
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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Su KASA Dreams Realty)
Looking for fixer uppers houses and condos for sale in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County. You have come to the right place. FIXER HOMES, CONDOS FOR SALE IN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY(*) CONTACT LUPE FOR MORE INFO, click here Principals only - no brokers, please  BANK OWNED PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Lupe Soto Exclusive Agency for Real Estate Investors - Finding, Buying, Holding & Selling. I help you get there!  Fixer uppers, bank owned, reo's, probate sales, just to name a few opportunities for all real estate investors. Fee-for-Service Pricing Just like every investor, every deal is unique. You must be flexible in your dealings, and you must find ways to maximize your profits wherever you can. Lupe Soto, Exclusive Investor's Agent is the answer.Select the services you n...
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By COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn, COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate
(COMPASS)
I'm mad at American Airlines. As a Frequent Flyer and loyal customer I expect an  acceptable and reasonable level of Customer Service from this Airline. Unfortunately, I don't think American Airlines feels the same way. Let me tell you why:   On July 2, 2008 my partner and I had tickets to fly on AA from Los Angeles to Miami where we were connecting with another AA flight to Montego Bay. The LA flight was diverted to Tampa due to bad weather in Miami but was able to make the flight after a delay in Tampa. Upon arrival in Tampa we were told to rush in order to make the connecting flight to Montego Bay. We arrived in time for the flight, but after sitting on the plane for over 21/2 hours we were instructed to disembark as the plane could not fly due to a technical problem. We could not r...
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By Michael Gardner, Malibu real estate professional
(Prudential Malibu Realty)
Deals are to be had once again in Malibu, even on the beach. Here is a home that hit the market in late 07 for $6,000,000. The home is located in the guard-gated enclave knows as the Malibu Cove Colony near Geoffrey's restaurant. The home needed some work but has great views of Point Dume, is in the Paradise Cove Bay where it lies protected from the afternoon northwesterlies, and is in a neighborhood of $5-6 mil. homes that rent for $40-60k per month in the summer. Over the course of 11 months, the home had 5 major price reductions and has just closed at $3,500,000. Check out the listing history below.The home was listed with Sandra Miller
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