ralph gorgoglione: Los Angeles 411: Pierce College Farm and Farmers Market, Winnetka, CA - 02/19/14 03:34 PM
 
 

Located in the West San Fernando Valley between the cities of Canoga Park to the West and Reseda to the East, we find the Pierce College Campus, home of the Pierce College Farm and Farmers Market.
Pierce College is comprised of approximately 420 acres of rolling hills and flat land, 200 acres of which is devoted to teaching agriculture.  In addition to being an Agriculture students’ haven, you can visit the farm and get your exercise jogging or walking the hills, or you can just go there for the feeling of being closer to nature and the animals. … (7 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Los Angeles 411: Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park, Universal City CA - 02/13/14 09:43 PM





The Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park is located in the San Fernando Valley, California, just east of the Studio City neighborhoods of Laurel Grove, Tujunga Village, and Colfax Meadows.
Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood movie studios.  Known worldwide as "The Entertainment Capital of LA", its original purpose was to offer tours of the real soundstages and sets used in so many famous movies.
You can actually go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore Hollywood’s most famous back lot, which  extends 13 city blocks on 4 … (20 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Los Angeles 411 – Lake Balboa, Van Nuys , California - 02/11/14 03:02 AM
 
 
 
Just north of Los Angeles, California, in the City of Van Nuys, you will find the 3.13 square mile neighborhood of Balboa Park/Lake Balboa.  Lake Balboa is an oasis in the middle of an otherwise dry San Fernando Valley, nestled in a place where you would least expect a lake to be.
Lake Balboa is 27 acres and it is filled with water from the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant, which was designed to treat 40 million gallons of wastewater per day and serves the city with critical hydraulic relief to the major sewers downstream.
When you visit Balboa … (6 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: L.A. 411 – The Japanese Gardens, Van Nuys, CA - 02/05/14 09:43 PM
 

Nestled in the center of the San Fernando Valley, California, we find the beautiful Japanese Gardens.  As you walk through the gardens or find a spot to sit and contemplate your surroundings, you can’t help but experience absolute tranquility.  You mind, body, and spirit will come together in harmony in enriched relaxation as you take a break from the hustle and bustle of your busy modern world.
Regardless of your belief system, you will feel completely balanced, as a wonderful energy and life force are ever present at the Japanese Gardens.
 
You will notice the skillful … (3 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Los Angeles 411: Raging Waters in San Dimas, California - 02/01/14 10:43 PM
 Los Angeles 411: Raging Waters in San Dimas, California

Only someone from Southern California would post a blog about a water park in the beginning of February.  I realize that many of you live in areas where you are looking out over frozen bodies of water.  However, winter will pass before we know it and it will once again be time to engage in summer activities, many of which include water, so here is a fun place to consider if you decide to take a summer vacation to Southern California. 
Raging Waters is located San Dimas, in the San … (25 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Los Angeles 411: The Barnsdall Art Park - 01/31/14 09:02 PM
Los Angeles 411:  The Barnsdall Art Park
Situated in east section of Hollywood, California is a world-class art gallery and recreaton center called The Barnsdall Art Park.   Since 1946, the Barnsdall Art Park has hosted local and international art exhibits within its main facility, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.
The Barnsdall Art Park is also dedicated to providing studio art classes for beginning through advanced adult students.  Some of the classes provided are painting, sculpture, jewelry, bookmaking, weaving, photography, ceramics and a myriad of other media in virtually every art form.  Classes are also offered to children of all … (7 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Los Angeles 411: AMC Fallbrook Movie Theatre, West Hills - 01/24/14 12:56 PM
Los Angeles 411: AMC Fallbrook Movie Theatre, West Hills
Nestled in a shopping center in the West San Fernando Valley, we find the AMC Fallbrook 7 Movie Theatre, which was renovated in early 2013. 
If you and your Saturday night date want to stop in to see your favorite movie, be sure to have your AMC Stubs card with you for an upgrade on popcorn and a drink.  
Wednesday afternoons, between two and five, is Senior Discount Day, when our more mature San Fernando Valley residents can enjoy a $4 admission and help themselves to a combination large popcorn … (3 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: JUST SOLD! New Construction Sunland Home - Equestrian Zoned - $665,000 - 01/23/14 10:21 AM
JUST SOLD! New Construction Sunland Home - Equestrian Zoned - $665,000  
$665,000, 4 bed/3 bath, 2,700 sq ft.  
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ralph gorgoglione: The Home Inspection: Do's and Don'ts, and How To Keep It On The Real.... - 01/21/14 07:22 AM
The Home Inspection:  Do's and Don'ts, and How To Keep It On The Real....
During a home purchase and/or escrow process, the physical inspection of a home takes on MANY different purposes.  There's the obvious of having a discovery process on what the current state of the home is in.
But it goes above and beyond that.  Many buyers use this as a fork in the road, and depending on the profile of the buyer, many times the physical inspection serves as a decision-making point on whether or not to proceed with the sale.
This is probably one of the most … (31 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: JUST LISTED! Toluca Adjacent / NoHo Townhome - Choc-Full-O'-Charm - $430,000 - 01/16/14 01:41 PM

$430,000, 3Bd/2Ba Townhouse, 1597 sqft.  
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ralph gorgoglione: Do you want top dollar for your property? Then LOSE the crapola! - 01/16/14 08:25 AM
Do you want top dollar for your property? Then LOSE the crapola!
I am not a crapola snob.  Really.  Everyone has their crapola.  Everyone has their little treasures that they not only feel very proud of, but have a high personal worth to them, such as:
1. Your first tooth you lost encased in a glass frame, nerve endings and all
2. The genuine, simulated gold-plated and plastic trophy of your underwater basket weaving league championships
3. Little Molly's first rocking chair, with the tooth marks from where the dog attempted to eat it.
4. Great grandma's serving platter, with remnants of the last … (15 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: JUST SOLD! Fresh NoHo Arts District Condo - $229,000 - 01/14/14 09:50 PM
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JUST SOLD!!

Fresh, Stylish NoHo Arts District Condo 5143 Bakman Ave #101, North Hollywood, CA 91601 Sale Price - $229,000 KEY FEATURES
Year Built: 1988
Sq Footage: 646 sqft.
Bedrooms: 1 Bed
Bathrooms: 1 Bath
Parking: 2 Garage | Guest parking
Laundry: Shared
Lot Size: 32060 Square Feet
HOA/Maint: $275
Property Type: Condo
DESCRIPTION Totally fresh and stylish 1-bedroom condo in the much sought-after NoHo Arts District. Single level, on the 1st floor with private attached patio. Amenities include pool, spa, gym, recreation room, and secured parking garage. Low HOA. Bold concrete floors, newer sinks, … (3 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Are short sale banks starting to reduce their staff? - 01/14/14 09:25 AM
Are short sale banks starting to reduce their staff?
I've been processing short sales since 2005 for not only my own files, but for other agents and brokers.
It may be just me, but it seems that the expediency and responsiveness from the short sale banks is not exactly what it used to be.  Also, I've seen a lot more mis-handling and unwareness from one department to the next on some files.
I've had this theory that the banks have maybe started to reduce the number of staff allocated to short sales since in general the amount of short sales have … (3 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: One of the best little tips I've received on blog fodder...... - 01/08/14 10:00 AM
One of the best little tips I've received on blog fodder......
I remember taking one of the ActiveRain University online classes a few years back with Bob Stewart as the host.  The topic was on how to come up with subject matter for your blogs.
There were several ideas that were really good.  But the one that really made a difference for me was............Ta Da!!  Email!!
Yes, that's right.  Regular old email.
It made so much sense to me.
What better subject matter to write about than those issues, problems, triumphs, etc. that you discuss with your clients and affiliates via … (54 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Personal Property: What to write in and not write into the contract, and why..... - 01/07/14 10:43 AM
Personal Property:  What to write in and not write into the contract, and why.....
The distinction between real estate and personal property usually follows the same definition:  Any item that is not permanently attached to the property that resides in or on the property is not considered part of the real estate and is considered personal property.
There are a few differentiations from state to state.  For example, in some states the refrigerator is automatically considered part of the real estate, where in other states it is not, etc.
For the most part, some examples of personal property would be:
Refrigerator
Washer/Dryer
Non-built-in range
Non-attached … (2 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Do I need to see the interior of a home before making an offer? No fear! - 01/06/14 11:32 AM
Do I need to see the interior of a home before making an offer?
The answer:  No.
It's called writing an offer "Subject To Inspection"
How do these "Subject To" offers usually transpire?  Well, they are very common among investment properties that are tenant occupied.  I write these kind of offers for my clients all the time.
The usual structure and premise of the offer is that it is coupled with an addendum to the contract that states the buyer has the right to revise or rescind the offer after viewing the interior of the property.
With investment property (and sometimes non-investment … (47 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: 30 Things to STOP doing to gain empowerment, progression and productivity - #12 - 12/17/13 09:08 AM
30 Things to STOP doing to gain empowerment, progression and productivity - #12

#12 - Stop thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.
 
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ralph gorgoglione: 30 Things to STOP doing to gain empowerment, progression and productivity - #11 - 12/13/13 11:19 PM
30 Things to STOP doing to gain empowerment, progression and productivity - #11

#11 - Stop being idle. – Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place. Evaluate situations and take decisive action. You cannot change what you refuse to confront. Making progress involves risk. Period! You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.
 
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ralph gorgoglione: 30 Things to STOP doing to gain empowerment, progression and productivity - #10 - 12/11/13 11:55 PM
30 Things to STOP doing to gain empowerment, progression and productivity - #10

#10 - Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness. – If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either. You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else. Read Stumbling on Happiness.
 
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ralph gorgoglione: 30 Things to STOP doing to gain empowerment, progression and productivity - #9 - 12/10/13 09:52 PM
30 Things to STOP doing to gain empowerment, progression and productivity - #9

#9 - Stop trying to buy happiness. – Many of the things we desire are expensive. But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions.
 
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