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How does the Government Shutdown Affect Los Angeles?


Here is a list of some of the things the government shutdown will affect in the Los Angeles area. The FAA announced that nearly 2,500 safety office personnel will be furloughed (sent on leave without pay) National parks, including the Santa Monica National Recreation Area and Angeles National Forest, are closing. Federal Housing Administration loans could be delayed. Passports and citizenships applications will not be issued. WIC, a federally funded nutritional program for kids, could be shut down. The Board of Veterans Appeals will stop issuing rulings, meaning decisions about some disability claims by veterans will be put on hold. FEMA employees might also be furloughed. As well as military personnel, including California Guardsmen and women won’t be paid until the shutdown is resolved. Thanks to Examiner.com for this list. Here are a few more sources on how the government shutdown will affect the Los Angeles area. http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-freddie-mac-mortgage-rates-20131003,0,7965467.story?track=rss http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2013/10/shutdown_homeless_housing_los_angeles.php http://california.realestaterama.com/2013/10/03/continued-federal-shutdown-will-force-los-angeles-county-families-into-homelessness-ID02720.html Contact the LA Home Girl if you have questions about the […]

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Public Meeting — Los Angeles River Pilot Recreation Zone


There’s a very important meeting coming up for anyone who cares about the Los Angeles River, especially for those who live in the areas of Atwater Village, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, Glendale, and other surrounding areas. If you’re thinking about living here in the future, this is even more important. The river is going to be a more vital part of our city, one way of the other. So if you’re interested in what happens to the Los Angeles River, of if you’re interested in living near the river in the future, this meeting is very important to you. Please see the info below. It’s also fair to say that the improvement to the river will make houses on and around the river a hot commodity in the near future. If you’re interested in looking at what’s available now around the Los Angeles River, give LA Home Girl a call. We specialize in new home buyers! Public Meeting […]

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Happy Breaking Bad Weekend to all LA Home Girl Followers


The humongous Breaking Bad season finale is coming up, and some of us are going to be watching with friends at parties, but many of us will be glued to the TV going solo watching the Breaking Bad finale with total focus on our own couch.  The only thing distracting us from the amazing finale might be our living room TV watching situation. The question is, how many big incredible TV events will you endure in a cramped old living room or studio apartment before you finally decide it’s time to upgrade to that awesome space you’ve always wanted. You know what I’m talking about. The kind of place where you can feel truly comfortable getting hooked on the next massive TV series that has everyone buzzed up for months. How about set yourself a new goal? For the next huge event coming up, perhaps like the Super Bowl after the end of the year, you’ll be living in a […]

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Fall is Here! Great Time to Buy a Home!


Temperatures are starting to cool down, finally. No really, they are. It’s not exactly the North Pole around here, but we are heading into Fall, which means milder temps, cool breezes, and maybe even a little rain once in a blue moon. Could you imagine watching the rain from your new porch, or opening up your French doors leading to you beautiful backyard and letting in those cool Santa Ana breezes? The fall is a great time to look for a new home. It’s a season of change, and it’s time for you to change your lifestyle by calling up The LA Home Girl. We specialize in first time buyers, so if you’re nervous about the home buying process, we understand, and we can help. Let’s start this new season with your new home buying adventure. That porch is waiting for you right now! Contact the LA Home Girl Here

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Key Information for the Public about the LA River


Here is the link to the newly-released LA River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study: http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/Media/PublicNotices/tabid/1320/Article/17994/spl-2013-003-nlh-draft-ifr-for-la-river-eco-rest-study.aspx There will be a public meeting on Oct 17 at LA River Center and Gardens at 5:30PM. Many great residential areas on the East Side of Los Angeles lie along the LA River, and many villages will reap the benefits of an improved LA River. If you’re thinking about living in this area someday, check out the info in the report, and contact the LA Home Girl to get you started looking for a new home on the East Side. Exciting times for everyone in Los Angeles!

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Continued Gains in the Southern California Housing Market


Southern California continued to make big gains in housing prices through August, with more expensive properties selling at a higher rate. Home prices hit their highest level in seven years with buying activity remaining at a steady pace for higher priced properties. This is consistently good news for the buyer and seller in the Southern California housing market. DataQuick President John Walsh said, “There’s something for everyone in today’s housing data. Sellers have seen an amazing price jump from just a year ago, allowing many to finally sell at a profit. Home shoppers have more properties to choose as we begin to see a ‘supply response’ to higher values.” It’s a smart time to call the LA Home Girl and set up a meeting to discuss your home buying future. Remember, we specialize in first time home buyers! Please click here to send us a message, or give us a call.

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Free STARBUCKS Cards at Los Feliz Village Fair if You Mention This Blog!


In its 20th year, the Los Feliz Village Street Fair will dazzle us once again along Hillhurst Ave tomorrow on Saturday, September 6, 2013. We here at the LA Home Girl are especially excited to be running the table out in front of Keller Williams on Hillhurst and giving away free prizes. The prizes include grocery totes, stickers, AND….STARBUCKS CARDS to the first ten people to mention this blog. What’s more affordable than free stuff, huh? Speaking of affordable — we specialize in first time buyers, so if you’re interested in getting started at looking for a new home in your price range, call us and chat or send us a message. Or, even better come see us at the Los Feliz Village Street Fair between 2PM and 3PM at the Keller Williams booth on Hillhurst Ave. We can’t wait to see you and give your FREE STUFF!!!

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Los Feliz Street Fair, This Saturday FREE PRIZES from LA HOME GIRL


The Los Feliz Village Street Fair is one of the great events of the year in our home hood. To show our pride for our little village tucked beneath Griffith Park, The LA Home Girl will not only be making an appearance at the Los Feliz Village Street Fair, but we will also be giving away FREE grocery totes, stickers, AND….STARBUCKS CARDS to the first ten people to mention this blog. It’s easy! It’s also easy to get a jump on your dream home adventure. We specialize in first time buyers, so if you’re interested in getting started at looking for a new home, then drop us a line. Or, come see us at the Los Feliz Village Street Fair between 2PM and 3PM at the Keller Williams booth on Hillhurst Ave. We can’t wait to meet you!

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LA Home Girl Will Be At The Los Feliz Street Fair — FREE STUFF — Will You?


Kenya Reeves-Costa, The LA Home Girl, will be at the Los Feliz Street Fair! She’ll be at the Keller Williams booth from 2pm-3pm. We’ll be giving away FREE grocery totes, stickers, and STARBUCKS cards to the first ten people to mention this blog! 

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The Los Feliz Village Street Fair! In Less than Two Weeks


The 20th annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair will be held on September 7th, from noon to 11 PM on Hillhurst Ave. Last year, about 30,000 people attended the Los Feliz Street Fair, so be prepared for crowds, but also be prepared for awesome. There will be live music, food vendors, street sales, and it’s FREE! Admission is free that is… For more information on the street fair, check out their website here, like them on Facebook here for updates, and join the party on Facebook here.  Los Feliz Village is one of the staple locations that we at LA HOME GIRL are proud to represent. We love finding people new homes in Los Feliz, because in a way, it makes our job easier. Los Feliz is such a great community, and we’re always excited when someone comes to us looking to buy a home in the area. If you’d like to look at some available homes in the area, […]

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