3 Tax Tips for Homeowners Looking Ahead to 2010 Returns

3 Tax Tips for Homeowners Looking Ahead to 2010 Returns

Speaking of taxes, here are some more tax tips for homeowners getting ready for 2010 returns. Never fun, but always necessary. 1. Claim remaining energy tax credits It’s time to get cracking if you didn’t exhaust your full allotment of residential energy...

Taxes Will Not be Due on April 15, 2011 – Nuff Said

Taxes will not be due on April 15, 2011? The federal return deadline will be Monday April 18th because this year, Emancipation Day is being celebrated on April 15th one day early because the 16th falls on Saturday. So Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated...

Hillside Intervention – Bare Slopes to Beautiful

Tired of ugly bare approaches and muddy hillside curbs? Try a little creative intervention. If you live in the hills and like many of us drive by the same streets with bare slopes year in and year out you may be missing a wonderful opportunity in these weeks of heavy...

Property Deal of the Week – West Hollywood Townhouse

Steal a piece of history….Listed in July 2010 for $995,000 and now reduced to $599,000 (no I am not dyslexic).  It’s a Short Sale so the bank gets the last word, but roughly $300/sf makes this a terrific buy in Weho. This 1920’s Vintage courtyard building...

Mercury Retrograde – December 10th through 29th

Communication a little funky right now? That’s because Mercury rules communication and during retrograde, it appears that the planet is going backwards. So, Mercury retrograde gives us time to catch up with ourselves, and to look back. Something from the past...

The Weather In Los Angeles – December 18, 2010

What a difference a week makes. Yes, we in LA are finally experiencing a little bit of seasonality. Here’s what the sky looks like outside my house. I didn’t even make this photo black and white – this is the true color. I enjoy the rain as...