Category Archives: Observations

Great Black Friday Activity!

Watch “My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera #49” the night of Nov. 23rd to see how the Ghost Girls triggered paranormal activity at the old Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar: “seance participants at a haunted cemetery get more than they bargained for when some spirits show up…”  9 pm on the Biography Channel. 

National exposure for Sylmar,  Pioneer Cemetery, San Fernando Valley Historical Society, Ghost Girls.  WooHoo!

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Top 10 Features Buyers Want in New Homes

Experts tell us that home buyers seek certain key features in the homes they buy, and that these desirable features do change over time. Years ago the bells-and-whistles feature was a family room. Today it might be a home office or game room.  A recent trend is toward smaller homes that have character, such as old-faxhioned clawfoot tubs and casual flexible spaces that can function differently as the need arises. Continue reading

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Buy Low, Sell High: How Investors are Keeping Capitalism Alive in America

Glad to see that real estate investors are getting the recognition they deserve in helping pull the nation out of the housing recession. I was just talking about this with my husband the other day; how real estate investors are keeping capitalism alive in America and leading us out of recession house by house.

Check out this report by ABC News’ Nightline: Real Estate Investors

Real estate investors typically buy up distressed homes from banks at low prices, fix them up, and convert them to rental properties or sell them at a profit. Sometimes they pay cash, sometimes they are able to leverage loans. Either way, real estate investors are actually helping drive the economy through their entrepreneurial spirit. Continue reading

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