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Thank A Soldier is November 2nd!

October, 2013

Hi there!

I want to invite you to our Keller Williams office signature event this coming  Saturday, November 2nd starting at 11 am!

Thank A Soldier is a huge community event we put on every year, to pack boxes for our soldiers serving overseas on the battlefield.  We work with an amazing organization called “Hands Across The Battlefield” that facilitates getting these boxes into the hands of our soldiers.

This year we are hoping to pack 1000 boxes for our troops, and need your help! The boxes are great care packages and have things like socks, Chapstick, sunflower seeds, novels, candy, power bars, soap & deodorant, etc.  Apparently the favorite thing in the boxes is the clean pair of socks!

This event is located at our Keller Williams Office on the corner of First Street and Verdugo in Burbank. We will have parking across the street. This is a kid-friendly event, please bring them!  There will be music, food, and lots and lots of folks from our community helping out.

My favorite memory from last year’s event was a surprise visit from my dear friend and “everyone’s grandma”, Barbara Strickland! Yup, she is 90 and is such a hoot! We had a blast packing boxes together and visiting.  She and I were nurses together many moons ago at St. Joseph Medical Center. Both of us have new careers now–her as a grandma to almost everyone, and of course real estate for me.

Here is the famous Barbara Strickland helping pack boxes last year!

Here is the famous Barbara Strickland helping pack boxes last year!

Please come, we would love to see you there!


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Updated Burbank Home

Updated Burbank Home

1234 N. Fairview St.

It has been a crazy week here at the office! We just put 3 properties on the market and we will be hosting open houses on the Burbank and Shadow Hills homes. Our fabulous Burbank listing is located on 1234 N. Fairview St. right off of W. Burbank Blvd., in between N. Hollywood Way and N. Buena Vista St.

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Come see this nicely updated home that features 2 bedrooms, 1 & ½ baths, plus a den. It has a living room with fireplace, gorgeous hardwood floors, plantation shutters, a formal dining area, plus a remodeled kitchen with Cesar-stone counters and stainless steel appliances. There are 2 nice sized bedrooms with a full remodeled bath, and there is a half bath off the den which has been used as a 3rd bedroom. There is a big back yard, 2 car detached garage, and off the street parking for at least 2 cars at the rear of the property—possibly for an RV as well. The addition off the garage features a den, kitchenette, bath, and a bonus room. It is approximately 576 SF according to permits filed with the city, the house is 1232 SF.  Beautifully updated and in the best of locations, this home won’t last!

Updated Burbank Home

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Sold in Shadow Hills!

Sold in Shadow Hills

Shadow Hills Horse Property

11322 Sheldon St.

Celebrating the SOLD, again! Our darling little 1920’s cottage on Sheldon in the Stonehurst area of Shadow Hills/Sun Valley closed escrow this week! Los Angeles Horse Property is hot this year for sure.

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This cute 2 bedroom, 1 bath home—full of vintage details—was one of our hottest listings, not only because of its charm, but because of its land! A 26,000 square foot FLAT lot is a hot commodity in this area, as many of the lots are either too small for horses, or too hilly. Especially rare is a flat lot with any kind of home on it for under $500K.

Using our secret but successful “Generate a Storm of Buyers” strategy, we indeed received multiple offers on this great property, which was priced ABOVE THE COMPS at $445,000. We closed at $460,000 with very happy and satisfied sellers, as well as a completely delighted buyer.

Here is a link to the listing:
Call us if you are curious about our strategy to get your home sold with multiple offers!

Sold in Shadow Hills

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Mixed Use Commercial Property on Burbank Blvd.

Mixed use commercial property on Burbank Blvd.

Burbank is a city 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles and is home to many entertainment and media companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., and Nickelodeon. While Downtown Burbank has over 80 different types of restaurants, 30 movie screens, and 200 retail shops.

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Mixed Use Commercial Property on Burbank Blvd.

Office/Retail Commercial Property in Burbank

Located at a prime location on Burbank Blvd. in Burbank, 2 retail/offices with 4 bedroom single family home at rear of property. Currently one retail space is vacant, the other is occupied by a long term tenant operating a nail salon. The 4 bedroom/1 bath house at the rear of the property is currently tenant occupied. The retail spaces each rent for $1000/month. Each room of the back house is rented at $500/month. This mixed use commercial property is nearby local business, restaurants, and public transportation.

Want to know more about what the city of Burbank has to offer? Check the City of Burbank website for more info.

Mixed use commercial property on Burbank Blvd.

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We Just Love Lake Balboa

This great little “undiscovered” neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley is filled with charming and affordable homes, mostly built in the 1950’s. This area has become increasingly popular for first time homeowners due to quiet streets, affordability, and is nearby several golf courses, freeways and transportation. Close by is the Van Nuys airport and of course the Lake Balboa park and Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area.

A perfect example of this is our latest listing on Covello Street in Lake Balboa. This wonderful 3 bedroom home is in move in ready condition! The thoughtful and attentive homeowners have beautifully updated it throughout, while maintaining its 1950’s charm. The front yard is beautifully landscaped with water thrifty plantings, inside the home there are gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen is light and bright with tile counters, lots of space, and a open laundry area and eating area. The living room/dining room combination overlooks a great backyard, fully fenced, with patio and detached 2 car garage. The bedrooms share a full bath that also is in immaculate condition. Updated with copper plumbing, dual pane windows, and central heat and air, this home on a quiet street is sure to please!

16618 Covello St.

Call us today for a tour of this darling home! Our office number is 818-239-3545

You can see more photos and a virtual tour of this home at: www.MyFabulousHome.com/16618Covello

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My Holiday Update

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season as this year draws to a close! We had a great Thanksgiving with all of my kids home at the same time, it was great! My daughter and son in law live in Washington DC and came out to celebrate with us, it was wonderful.

In addition, I wanted to give a huge THANK YOU to the amazing response we had for our Thank A Soldier event! Thanks to your support, we packed over 400 boxes to send overseas to our soldiers—more than 100 OVER our goal!

Next week is going to be a short week and I will have a little bit of downtime, which will give me a chance to jump-start my reentry into the blogosphere. In the meantime, I wish you and your loved ones a fabulous holiday and a prosperous New Year!

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Happy Holidays from The Miranda Team

Happy Holidays from The Miranda Team

Although we are quite busy with real estate, we aren’t too busy to have some fun once in a while.