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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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Best Beaches and Parks in Laguna Beach

Best Beaches and Parks in Laguna Beach

A visit to a beach is one of the top things to do in Laguna Beach. It is easy to do so; there are many beaches and parks that access over eight miles of coastline here. The stunning ocean views from Laguna Beach's neighborhoods add to the quality ...

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

Fun 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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Xeriscaping 101: Drought-Resistant Landscaping Guide

Xeriscaping 101: Drought-Resistant Landscaping Guide

Xeriscaping (pronounced “zer-is-caping") is landscaping that is designed to minimize water consumption. It is used most often in regions that receive little or sporadic rainfall. The overall goal of xeriscaping is to create an aesthetically ...

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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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Gated Communities in Los Angeles

Gated Communities in Los Angeles

Bel Air Bel Air Crest Bel Air Crest is a 24-hour, guard-gated community just above Getty View Park in Bel Air. Depending on the position of the home, homeowners and their guests can enjoy vistas that include the Getty Museum, the Los Angeles Basin, ...

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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, local government entities are paid a portion of taxes ...

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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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Things to Do in San Clemente

Things to Do in San Clemente

San Clemente has a variety of outdoor activities perfect for individuals and groups. From some of the most beautiful and famous beaches in California to miles of hiking trails and parks, a multitude of year-round activities is just outside your ...

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Best Suburbs of Los Angeles

Best Suburbs of Los Angeles

The Greater Los Angeles area is massive; Los Angeles County covers 4,751 square miles. The size can make it tricky for home shoppers, especially folks planning to move here from out of town who might not know the area very well. It takes a few ...

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Living in Beachwood Canyon: Here’s What It’s Like

Living in Beachwood Canyon: Here’s What It’s Like

Beachwood Canyon is wedged into the eastern portion of the Santa Monica Mountains and sits directly below the iconic Hollywood Sign. It is home to one of the original Hollywood Hills neighborhoods, Hollywoodland, perched on the southern facing ...

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Los Feliz is a Great Place to Live. Here's Why.

Los Feliz is a Great Place to Live. Here's Why.

If you drove through Los Feliz without knowing its history, you’d hardly be able to tell the significant role the neighborhood and its residents played in the early days of the motion picture industry. There are no shrines, statues or ...

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