Home Ownership Benifits for Your Children

Home Ownership Benifits for Your Children

  Here is a great infographic presented by California Association of Realtors. Some of the advantages of homeownership: – Higher reading scores -Higher math scores – Higher high school graduation rate – Higher college graduation rate (Click Picture to expand) If you are looking for a home or someone you know is, please give Sheltr Group a call at...

5 Trips That Are Worth The Drive

  If you are in need of a reason to get out of LA, we have 5 great ones for you. So pack up the car and get the address in the GPS for an adventure!   1. Festa dell’ Autunno – Sept 20-22nd Bring your tastebuds to four of Italy’s premier regions: Tuscuny, Piedmont, Romagna, and Veneto and celebrate them in a elegant Mediterranean setting. During the Italian Street Festa (September 21), take a stroll along olive tree-lined lanes and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, wine tasting, street performances, cooking demonstrations, and olive oil tastings from The Resort at Pelican Hill’s own pressings. Also, for the dessert lovers – olive oil gelato. Belisimo. $115 with additional charges for other events. The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach. (855) 553-3782. pelicanhill.com/festa   2. Walt Disney Concert Hall 10th Anniversary – Through February 9. 2014 The 10th anniversary of L.A.’s iconic music hall starts with free concerts at venues accross the city (Sept. 26-29). These include the first joint concert by Youth Orchestra L.A. and the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Music Director Gustavo Dudamel at Disney Hall on September 29. Walt Disney Concert Hall and other L.A. locations. (323) 850-2000. laphil.com   3. San Diego Bayfair – Septrember 13-15  The annual racing competition will attract the fastest boats in the world, some of which race at speeds over 200 mph. The weekend featurs live bands, food vendors, beer gardens, and a large kids’ zone. The vendor village on East Vacation Island is free tot he gerneral pulic; a $25 ticket is required to view the boat races. Mission Bay Park, San Diego. Sandiegobayfair.org...

Wallpaper: From Drab to Fab in 3 Hours

Wallpaper vs. Paint: From Drab to Fab in 3 Hours! We recently added wallpaper to the guest bathroom in our Mid-Century remodel. We chose “Owls of the British Isles,” which quickly adds a quirky, fun feel to a small space. It took 3 hours to install, and really makes a big difference. If you are looking for a simple, affordable change in the look and feel of your home, wallpaper is great choice. In Los Angeles, a wonderful resource is Wallnut Wallpaper at 7424 Beverly Blvd. They have a wonderful website at http://www.walnutwallpaper.com where you can search by color, style and designer. If you find wallpaper you like they will give a sample for free if you go in person otherwise you can order the samples online for $5.00 each. Here is a great article on wallpaper vs paint....

Be Neighbors with Leonardo DiCaprio on the Bird Streets in Los Angeles!

    With names ranging from Oriole to BlueJay, it is no wonder how the area recieved the exclusive nickname of “The Bird Streets.” The Bird Streets is the equivelant of SoHo in New York. It is luxury living for the young and wealthy; parallel to the movement of your wealth in Tribeca and West Village. With stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio(Every house he owns is there), Halle Berry and Tobey Maguire, it is no wonder why The Bird Streets is the place to be. In this area you are not only paying for the land and the building, but also the views. The building restrictions protect the views that you own, in order to protect neighbors from blocking them. If you can afford it, there really is no better place to be.   If you, or anyone you know would like to move into the Bird Streets, give us a call at 310-888-2422 Or Email:...

In China you can find a “Fake Paris” if you search enough…

    Started in 2007, the city of Tianducheng has started to appear a little more European. With a Eiffel Tower, and a mock fountain from the Palace of Versailles you almost feel like you are in Paris. Almost. The city can accomodat up to 10,000 people, but sadley only around 2,000 actually live there. With numerous ghost town’s in china..will this be another? Check the Business Insider for the full...

Weekend fun: “Never Built: LA” at the A+D Museum

A manmade island off the coast of Santa Monica? Disneyland in Burbank? A nature center in Griffith Park designed by John Lautner? This very cool and interesting exhibit at the Architecture & Design Museum just opened: “Never Built: Los Angeles,” highlighting some really unique projects that almost happened here in LA… some were incredibly ill-conceived, while others would have been really great… Is Los Angeles too risk-averse? Can we still dream big and put together worthwhile, inspirational projects? If you are looking for something to do this weekend, this is definitely worth checking out. More info at the A+D site: Click...