Northridge, CA Real Estate News

By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Free Tax Preparation Services for seniors... The IRS and AARP have created a joint effort, to offer free tax preparation and electronic filing services for low and middle-income seniors.  From now through April 11 you can set up an appointment. Appointments are being held at Wilkinson Senior Center in Northridge, Council District 12 Field Office in Northridge, New Horizons in North Hills, and One Generation Senior Enrichment CenterTo set an appointment please calls the following numbers below:Wilkinson Senior Center8956 Vanalden St.Northridge, Ca. 91324Call for Appointments: (818) 756-7741. Council District 12 Field Office18917 Nordhoff St. Suite 18Northridge, CA 91324 Please note: All appointments and inquiries for this location are made through Wilkinson Senior Center Please call (818...
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By Jeff Thompson
(Thompsons Home Inspections)
Attention top producing agents in the Northridge, California area. I just want to let you know that I am looking for agents to become part of your power team and if you already have a Home and Mold inspector great. However, I would still like to be a back up if they cannot assist you for that inspection, for everyone knows that you are short on time and you needed that inspection done yesterday not in three days. Our promise to you will be:1) The inspector will be there at the day and time agreed upon.2) Client satisfaction with a completed report on site, the report will be easy to read, and all of the photos will be in color. Plus you will have the photos on a CD disk.Thank you for your time. Please visit my website at http://www.thompsonsinspection.com Jeff Thompson.
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
 Grand Opening of New West Valley Animal Care Center. The new West Valley Animal Care Center in Chatsworth had its Grand opening ceremony Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007. General Manager of Animal Services Ed Boks, City Engineer Gary Lee Moore, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER Greig Smith and State Assemblyman Lloyd Levine. Was in attendance the expansion of the new West Valley Animal Care Center will help the City better serve residents and their pets, improve animal health and safety, and encourage more people to adopt pets. Community members were also invited to tour the new facility, pet care vendors had booths with pet care and nutrition information, and professional pet portraits were available for people who adopted animals at the event. The facility is now over 22,000 sqft in size which is more than...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
 Making Funds for Parks  This week the L.A. city council  introduced legislation that would make it easier to spend developer fees for parks and open space in the community. This legislation would widen the radius of the area where the Quimby fees could be spent and make the spending of the fees more flexible. The residential housing boom has brought the City Quimby fees a total of $120 million since 2002. However, the funds must be spent within two miles of the development, and sometimes there are no parks or recreational facilities in the area. This is why the city council decided to widen the radius.The Quimby program requires developers to offset the impact of residential developments by providing access to open space and parkland for nearby residents. To find out more about the Qui...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
 Clean-Up and Restoration Jobs After the Wildfires...Last week the L.A. city council authored legislation enabling them to use State emergency funding for clean up and restoration of areas burned in the recent wildfires this legislation will help create new jobs in the Los Angeles area. The City's Community Development Department has been granted $770,460 in State emergency grant funds to enable the City to participate in clean-up and restoration of some of the 104,000 acres burned in the fires in Los Angeles County. The City will create 50 temporary clean-up and restoration jobs, including training and safety instruction, with first priority going to people displaced by the fires. Do you Have a Real Estate question? Ask your Northridge Real Estate expert   Start your home search here M...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Saturday, Dec. 8 Hazardous Waste Collection Event at CSUN1 Day onlyHelp protect the environment! Bring your household waste and electronic equipment to be disposed of properly and safely at this one-day collection event at CSUN.  From 9am-3pm at CSUN Parking located at Lassen St. & Lindley Ave.The event will accept:Paint and solvents, aerosol cans, used motor oil and filters and automotive fluids, pool, garden and household cleaning chemicals, batteries, electronics, cables, phones. The following will not be accepted:Ammunition, explosives, radioactive, material, biological waste, bulky items, furniture, paper, computer software. For more info call (888)988-6942. Do you have a Real Estate question? Ask your Northridge Real Estate expert   Start your home search here My home searchAre yo...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
  "Adopt a Firefighter"On Saturday, Nov. 17  Poquito Mas  Restaurant Located at 9229 Winnetka Ave. Is having its adopt an LAFD firefighter for an afternoon to support your local Fire Station #107.Starts 11am - 2pm Mention that you wish to adopt a firefighter and Poquito Mas will donate 20% of your bill to support LAFD. All monies will go to help Fire Station #107 buy new equipment.L.A. Fire Department personnel will be on hand to demonstrate fire trucks and firefighting equipment. For more info, call (818) 775-1555.Do you Have a Real Estate question? Ask your Northridge Real Estate expert   Start your home search here My home searchAre you looking to buy, or sell a home in Northridge, Granada Hills, or Burbank Contact Dan Tobias    would you like to know what your homes value is? Your N...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
On Nov. 11: AT O'Melveny Park at 17300 sesnon Blvd, Granada Hills Ca. 91344 the Girls Scouts & TreePeople will be planting 95 trees                                                    The Tree people are a Los Angeles-based environmental nonprofit group. To celebrate the 95th anniversary of their national organization, The Girl Scouts of the San Fernando Valley is partnering with TreePeople to plant 95 trees. The event is part of a nationwide Girl Scout community service project promoting environmental awareness and civic responsibility. More than 400 Girl Scouts, ages five to eighteen, will plant 95 five-gallon coast live oak trees and other native species. A 36" big leaf maple will also be planted in a special ceremony to honor the 95th anniversary of Girl Scouts Planting trees in city...
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By John R. Pulskamp, MA, GRI, SRES, e-PRO
(Century 21 All Moves)
The winds have died down quite a bit now, and hopefully this will help tremendously in the heroic efforts to combat the numerous wildfires that have cropped up in many locations around southern California.Although Walnut Cove was not threatened by the fires (the neighborhood is several miles from any brush or forest covered open land), the area is not immune to the ravages of the wind itself.  From what I have seen, there does not appear to be any significant damage.  However, a number of trees in the neighborhood have suffered broken branches, and some trees have even been completely knocked over.These kinds of things pale in comparison to the treble devastation suffered by so many in the fire areas, but still require owners to spend time and monetary recourses to remedy the damage don...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Looking for some Halloween Fun? Here are a list of places that you can go to, and have a great time                  Granada Hills Recreation Center(Petit Park)Wednesday, Oct. 31, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm16730 Chatsworth St., in Granada HillsFeatures: Games, crafts, snacks. Cost: freeInformation: (818) 363-3556Chatsworth Recreation CenterWednesday, Oct. 31, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm22360 Devonshire St., in ChatsworthFeatures: Costume parade, moon bounce, haunted house, face painting.Cost: $3 admissionInformation: (818) 341-6595 Mason Park Recreation CenterWednesday, Oct. 31, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm10500 Mason Ave., in Chatsworth Cost: $1 for 10 tickets.Features: Carnival rides, games, snack bar,prizes.Information: (818) 883-1503 Encino Community Center Tuesday, Oct. 30, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm17015 Burbank Blvd.,...
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By Hayden Gerson
(HPM Financial LLC)
In the last year over 100 mortgage lenders have gone out of business due to the "mortgage meltdown" as most of you might now it is getting much more difficult to qualify for mortgages in Northridge. The reason it is difficult to qualify for your Northridge mortgage is because guidelines have changed drastically. Even reverse mortgages in Northridge are getting harder to qualify for, leaving many looking for a honest mortgage company in Northridge.Since many mortgage brokers in Northridge are going out of business, and others are not able to get you qualified, you need to call a reputable company to help you with your home mortgage in Northridge. We here at America One Mortgage Group are a national company headquartered out of Southern California. We have offices in many states and fund ...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Thursday November 1st is police officer appreciation DayI`m sure a lot of people who are reading this right now is probably saying to themselves who really cares. Let's be honest with ourselves the most interaction that most of us have with a policeman is when we are breaking the law. If it is speeding, an illegal turn, drunk driving, or even some other type of crime. The police are there to enforce the law, and keep our communities safe for all of us. It is because of these special people that we live in a safe community. These same people who risk their lives every day to ensure that we live in a place that is as crime free as possible. On Thursday, Nov. 1, the appreciation ribbons will be put up on trees, street lights, and in other places where they can be seen by the public. These ...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
 On Saturday, October 27 The North Valley YMCA will be having its annual Harvest festivalThere will be all sorts of family fun all afternoon with carnival booths, a moon bounce, pumpkin decorating, Pony rides, and a petting zoo.This is guaranteed to be a whole lot of fun for the family. Admission: is $15.00 or 3 bags of candy All this fun will start at 3:00 PM - 6 PMLocated at: North Valley YMCA, 11200 Corbin Ave. Porter RanchFor more info call 818-368-3231Do you Have a Real Estate question? Ask your Northridge Real Estate expert   Start your home search here My home searchAre you looking to buy, or sell a home in Northridge, Granada Hills, or Burbank Contact Dan Tobias    would you like to know what your homes value is? Your Northridge Real Estate Expert Granada Hills, Burbank, 91324, ...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
 On Saturday October 27th One Generation is having its ONEgenerationHealthy Living & Walkathon At this free event there will be a health fair, walk-a-thon to help raise funds for the programs of ONE Generations, Food, Vendors, games, prizes, and live entertainmentThe event will run from 8am - 1pm at ONEgeneration 17400 victory Blvd. Van Nuys, CA.All money raised at this event will go to help support the many programs that ONEgeneration offersHere are a few of the programs they offer:  Homebound Meals Program - Homebound seniors are delivered nutritious meals every day of the week. Caregiver Support Group - a discussion on issues, stresses and inspirations that impact your life. Grocery Shopping - volunteer shoppers purchase and deliver the essentials to homebound seniors. LivingLibrary ...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Thursday Oct. 25 The North valley YMCA is having its 20th annual BoosterThis is guaranteed to be a fun filled evening. It is all for a great cause and it is supported by the San Fernando Valley`s Community leaders, Businesses, and elected officialsCouncilman Greig Smith will serve as the Honorary Chair"Leading The Way for a Brighter Future" is this year's theme. All money raised will go to help the children of the San Fernando Valley participate in YMCA youth programsAt this event there will be an auction and raffle for sports, music, and movie collector's Items. Casino games and golf putting for prizesFor more information, call Lori Kent @ 818-368-3231 x 2319Do you Have a Real Estate question? Ask your Northridge Real Estate expert   Start your home search here My home searchAre you lo...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
SOLID's All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner...Friday October 19th  at St. Nicholas Greek Church in Northridge, is SOLIDS annual All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner. What is SOLID? They are Supporters of Law Enforcement in Devonshire (SOLID) a non-profit that provides materials and equipment for the Devonshire police not supplied by the City.Tickets are $6, and proceeds benefit SOLID At the event, there will also be free photo ID and digital fingerprinting for children courtesy of Hollywood West Valley Masonic Lodge. Friday, Oct. 195:00 pm - 7:30 pmSt. Nicholas Greek Church1703 Plummer St.(Plummer St. & Balboa Blvd.)NorthridgeDo you Have a Real Estate question? Ask your Northridge Real Estate expert   Start your home search here My home searchAre you looking to buy, or sell a home in Northridge, Grana...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
D.W.P. Refrigerator ExchangeThe LADWP Has started A low income refrigerator exchange program. For those that qualify, they will be mailing out 2,500 letters a week. Informing Those specific people.                                            LADWP customers must meet the following qualifications in order to be eligible to receive one of the new refrigerators.• The customer must be a current participant in the LADWP residential Low Income Discount Rate• The customer's refrigerator must be at least 10 years old and be at least 14.0 cubic feet in volume.• The outlet to which the refrigerator is connected must be grounded (3-prong)• The customer must be willing to give up (exchange) their old refrigerator to be environmentally recycled To find out more please click hereDo you Have a Real Est...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
  The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is in the planning stages of evaluating seawater desalination. 85% of L.A city water supply is imported from outside sources. Due to a drought, high demand from the agriculture, and of course people living in the city. The time has come to find other sources of water. The more water that L.A. can provide for itself. The less of a strain it will put on the sources we have now. To find out more about this project click here. Do you Have a Real Estate question? Ask your Northridge Real Estate expert   Start your home search here My home searchAre you looking to buy, or sell a home in Northridge, Granada Hills, or Burbank Contact Dan Tobias    would you like to know what your homes value is? Your Northridge Real Estate Expert Granada Hills, Bu...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
Saturday, Oct. 13Castlebay Lane Elementary SchoolFamily Fun DayCastlebay Lane Elementary presents its annual Family Fun Day, carnival games, arts and crafts, rock climbing, bingo, giant slide, silent auction, food and much more.                                 11am - 4pm19010 Castlebay LaneNorthridgeAdmission is free.Proceeds benefit the PATH organization, which is run by Castlebay parents and teachers to raise money to benefit the education of Castlebay students. Funds support a fulltime librarian, a computer lab and computer teacher, science, art and music programs and more. For more info, cal. Donna McCombs at (818) 491-5222. Do you Have a Real Estate question? Ask your Northridge Real Estate expert   Start your home search here My home searchAre you looking to buy, or sell a home in...
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