First- Time Home buyer Grant Program for San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys in California
The Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® is currently offering
grants to qualified homebuyers who purchase their first home within the
San Fernando or Santa Clarita Valley and have a low to moderate
income-level. The amount of each grant will be $2,000 and will only be
paid to qualified applicants after the close of escrow while funding
lasts. Repayment of grant is not required. SRAR staff will administer
the applications and grants will only be awarded to the most deserving
candidates, as decided by the 2012 HAF Grant Subcommittee. NOTE: THERE
ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF GRANTS. GRANTS WILL ONLY BE AWARDED TO Read more...
Why have you been paying $5 a bag (or more!) for chipped wood at the
home improvement store? It's sitting around town in piles, just waiting
for you to roll up and grab it. It's a program by the Los Angeles City
There are 10 different locations throughout Los Angeles where you can get free mulch, as much as you can haul. More info and photos after the jump!
12058 Creekview Road
Granada Hills, CA 91344
5 Bedrooms, 5 1/2 Bathrooms
This Mediterranean home is located in the gated community of Stallion
Meadows on an expansive lot of almost a half an acre. You can even
keep horses according to the HOA. There are designated bridle paths and
trails just outside the gates. The kitchen has been renovated with a
large center island, new cabinetry, granite counter tops and stainless
steel appliances. The home is 5,485 square feet and was built in 2005.
Other notable features include upstairs laundry, guest quarters on the
first level and a fireplace in the living room. The master suite has
two walk-in closets. MORE DETAILS....
Listing courtesy of Victoria Szuch – Dilbeck Real Living
4230 Bellingham Ave.
Studio City, 91604
5 Bedroom, 4 1/2 Bath
I’m usually in favor of older homes with a lot of character, as
opposed to newer builds, with their cookie cutter tendencies, but this
fantastic cape cod in Studio City is a glorious exception. Located in
the very desirable zip code of Studio City, 91406, this 5 bedroom home
is over 3900 square feet. Interestingly enough, the Studio City Council
just passed an ordinance restricting homes this size to be built
anymore. The ordinance was designed to stop “McMansions” from crowding
out their lots. In my opinion, this doesn’t qualify as a McMansion,
because it was so tastefully done. Scroll down to see what I mean.
My favorite part of this elegant kitchen is the chandelier, but the
beveled marble counter tops come in a close second. I also adore the
wine cooler in the butler’s pantry, the antiqued cabinets, the subway
tile and the crystal cabinet hardware. Read More and see more photos...Listing courtesy of Michael Taylor – Michael Taylor Company
4312 Palmero Dr.
Mount Washington, CA 90065
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
It’s not within my normal stomping ground, but when I saw this Mt.
Washington example of Mid-Century Modern, I just had to post it. The
home has been elegantly remodeled with custom tile work, modern and
vintage fixtures specially designed for this home and sleek hardwood
floors. The open concept floorplan allows for gorgeous views from any
room and excellent flow for entertaining. I just love the beamed
ceilings and the Caesarstone counters.
More photos and info...
Listing courtesy of Shaun Ellerd-Styles - Real Estate eBroker, Inc.
17327 Emelita St.
Encino, CA 91316
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
I can hardly believe the price on this cute little turn-key starter
home in Encino that I saw today. The 802 square foot home is in a quiet
neighborhood north of the 101 freeway. It’s got hardwood floors,
central heat and air (very important in the valley), smooth ceilings,
copper plumbing, a new water heater, ceiling fans, and a cute kitchen.
You know I’m a sucker for green kitchens! I love the beatboard
backed shaker cabinets and the corian counters. It also has a Bosch
More photos after the jump.
Listing courtesy of Kathleen Finnegan, Prudential California Realty
8265 Kirkwood Dr.
Hollywood Hills, CA 90065
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Ever wanted a bitchen Hollywood pad? This is it. This 2 bedroom, 2
bathroom, 1,450 square foot home has lots of personality, but still
plenty of class (unlike some Hollywood characters). From the vaulted
ceilings and wall of windows to the custom kitchen to the private
courtyard, you’ll find style around every corner in this Hollywood Hills
The living room is set up for entertaining with large sliding glass
doors that open to the private courtyard, a gorgeous fireplace, custom
paint and shiny wood floors. It’s located conveniently next to the
custom kitchen. I just love the green cabinets. It just screams
CALIFORNIA! The travertine floors and large skylights give it a light,
airy feeling. And do you think you’d have enough working space? Look
at the size of that island!! Read more, more photos...
Listing courtesy of the lovely Pamela Topa of Dilbeck Sherman Oaks.