Sherman Oaks Christmas Tree Lots 2012

With the construction at the corner of Moorpark and Hazeltine the business of selling trees has changed in Sherman Oaks.  By necessity there are a few new locations.  Please feel free to email me any locations I have left out and I will be glad to add them:

In Sherman Oaks

  • At Sherman Oaks Little League, Between Van Nuys Blvd and Hazeltine on Magnolia, Sherman Oaks
  • Tinas Trees, on Sepulveda just south of the 101 freeway, Sherman Oaks

Near Sherman Oaks

  • Santa and Sons, 12901 Burbank Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Santa and Sons By Valley College
  • Tapia Brothers5251 Hayvenhurst Avenue  Encino, CA 91436 (818) 905-6155

Blair Thompson is a Real Estate Agent with Wish Sothebys International Realty in Sherman Oaks.

 

Veterans Day at VNSO War Memorial Park

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I happened upon A beautiful ceremony at the park during my walk this morning. Complete with 4 buglers, 4 old time Veterans and a fully decked out color guard.   This is being repeated at many thousands of locations across the U.S. and the world.

Thank you to all those who have served and are serving protecting our country.

Blair Thompson is a Real Estate Agent with Wish Sothebys International Realty in Sherman Oaks.

Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Walking/Running Path

We all have easy access to a wonderful resource in the middle of our local Sherman Oaks neighborhood.  The VNSO park boasts a great path that cuts thru the middle of the park or goes around the perimiter.  It has been well market and measured.  The surface is nicely maintained and level.  It is a great way to get outside and be amongst many of our freinds and neighbors.

A short Lap is about 1/2 Mile

A Full Lap around the entire route is about 1.3 miles

Blair Thompson is a Real Estate Broker Associate with Wish Sotheby’s International Realty

 

 

LA City intends to DOUBLE the Real Estate Transfer taxes

For neighborhoods under the control of the City of LA such as Sherman Oaks, Studio City and Encino, selling a home is about to get much more expensive.  A proposal currently under review by the council will drastically raise the taxes charged to homeowners when they sell their home.

When a home sells the current “city transfer tax” is $4.40 per $1,000 of sale price, or about $2,200 on a $500,000 home sale.  This is in addition to the $1.10 per $1,000 the county charges.  Under the new proposal that amount will rise to $9.00 per $1,000.  or $4,500 on a half million dollar house.

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3907 Stone Canyon – House Sold in Sherman Oaks, CA

3907 Stone Canyone, Sherman Oaks, CA

SOLD for $1,125,000 in September 2012

3 Bedroom
3 Bath
3,350 sqft
3.02 Acres
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This fabulous home is just looking for the right owner to buy it and transform it into a showplace. Up a long private drive this oasis sits on a large flat pad with a large yard that overlooks Stone Canyon and Continue reading

In Honor of Conner 2012 VNSO Park

imageThe second annual 5k Walk/Run fundraiser wil take place on October 14, 2012 in VNSO Park, Sherman Oaks.  This walk is staged to honor the memory of Connor Lynch and to raise awareness and promote the safety of runners, pedestrians, cyclists and young drivers.  Last years event was a huge success.  Join your freinds, neighbors and the local community in this great cause.

On October 19, 2010, Conor Lynch was killed by a hit-and-run driver while training with his cross country team. He was 16 years old.  Conor was an incredible son, brother, student, athlete, and friend.

Get more information at http://www.inhonorofconnor or http:www.active.com .

Search For Homes 4 Sale

Easy Access to Multiple Listing Homes for SaleNow available on Blair4Homes.com.  3 different ways to search for homes for sale.

1) direct one time easy search by address (click here) Just driving by a house and want the listing information.  This is a great way to get the stats you want.  Quick and Simple!

2) An ongoing notification of listing you may be interested in (click here) This service, ListingBook, is a powerful way to actively search for homes that meet your particular needs.  This service, unlike many others, has a direct, live link to the MLS so the data is almost immediately updated.  You can change the search parameters as often as you like.  This is also a good way to keep track of happenings in your local neighborhood. Find out who is selling and for how much. Set the parameters for you neighborhood and this program will work for your into perpetuity.

3) A Smartphone App (click here or scan QR code with smartphone) This app will use your phones GPS to locate all active listings and open houses in your vicinity.  You can request more info or a showing which will be sent directly to me for follow up.

Text 325D to 87778 for Smartphone App
 

 

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BOA – Which comes FIrst, The Chicken or the Egg?

Bank Of Americas is Anti AmericasBOA goes on massive Overseas Hiring Binge to replace “laid off US workers”.

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The US spent Billions bailing out the banks from a mess that they created with sub-prime mortgages, risky investment strategies, and overcompensated executives. So giving thanks for that bailout BOA fired most of the US call center, it cannot be to a lack of need considering the huge number of foreclosures (which are very labor intensive), the very lenghty and convoluted negotiations involved in short sales, and the extremely more difficult to obtain loans. Continue reading