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Living in Burbank [Insider's Guide]

Living in Burbank [Insider's Guide]

Burbank sits in the San Fernando Valley's eastern section, just 13 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. It is perhaps best known as home to numerous motion picture, television, and animation studios. A plethora of adjunct businesses, like ...

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Condo Living: All the Pros and Cons

Condo Living: All the Pros and Cons

Condo living offers a low-maintenance lifestyle that is oftentimes more affordable than owning a single-family residence. This article details some of the pros, cons, and tossups of condo living and compares it to other options like living in a ...

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West Hollywood Neighborhood Guide

West Hollywood Neighborhood Guide

West Hollywood is known world-wide for being the home of the Sunset Strip and heartbeat of Southern California’s LGBT community. The city has plenty of nightlife, shopping, dining, and fun. Its central location -- bordering Beverly Hills, ...

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Carroll Avenue Los Angeles: History and Homes

Carroll Avenue Los Angeles: History and Homes

Carroll Avenue has the highest concentration of Victorian Houses in Los Angeles. Why is that? During the boom years of the late 1800s, Angelino Heights became one of the city's first residential districts (and thus one of the oldest). The ...

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Living in Pasadena, CA [Insider's Guide]

Living in Pasadena, CA [Insider's Guide]

Pasadena lies eleven miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel valley. It is not merely a suburb of Los Angeles; it is its own city with a vibrant business community and highly regarded art museums, residential architecture, and ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles Architecture

The Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles Architecture

The styles of homes in Los Angeles are closely tied to the city's history and evolution. At the time of its founding in 1850, Los Angeles was scarcely more than a semi-lawless pioneer outpost with encampments near the Los Angeles River. As ...

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Living in Pacific Palisades [Insider's Guide]

Living in Pacific Palisades [Insider's Guide]

One of the most exclusive and sought-after neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades draws affluent professionals, many from the entertainment industry looking for a quiet retreat with easy access to the beach and mountains. It can be ...

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Best Things to Do in Griffith Park [Insider's Guide]

Best Things to Do in Griffith Park [Insider's Guide]

Named after controversial mining magnate and philanthropist Griffith J. Griffith, the 4,310-acre Griffith Park is the second-largest city park in California. Griffith originally acquired the property, having bought the area that was Rancho Los ...

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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Guide

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Guide

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a secondary residence that occupies the same property as a primary single-family residence. ADUs can be freestanding or attached to the main residence and cannot be sold separately. Depending on where you live in ...

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5 Great Recreational Bike Rides in Los Angeles

5 Great Recreational Bike Rides in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a notoriously auto-centric city. Traveling by car here reigns supreme over other forms of transportation. However, that is slowly changing thanks to the Los Angeles County Bicycle Plan and other initiatives that aim to change and ...

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How Long Does it Take to Buy a House?

How Long Does it Take to Buy a House?

Knowing how long it takes to buy a house can help set your expectations and minimize stress before you start your next real estate journey. One thing is sure: homebuying is not an activity that real estate professionals will tell you is geared for ...

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Closing Costs in California Explained

Closing Costs in California Explained

Who Pays Closing Costs in California? Closing costs are a combination of service fees and taxes collected at the final stage of a real estate transaction. When you buy a home in California, several businesses and local government entities get ...

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What Does a Realtor Do?

What Does a Realtor Do?

Most Realtors complete real estate transactions behind the scenes, only involving their clients when necessary. Realtors do this intentionally, as they understand that their clients hired them so that they need not be concerned with the day-to-day ...

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Change of Address Checklist

Change of Address Checklist

Among the myriad of moving tasks, changing your address is one of the most important. Missing mail, unpaid bills, or service disruptions are the last things anyone wants to happen during a move.In fact, the earlier you can notify people, government ...

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