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San Dimas – a Western Town in Southern California

January 28th, 2019

One of the latest communities we’re in the process of rolling out is Saddle Creek. It’s located in San Dimas, a city nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County. The temperature is similar to a warm Mediterranean climate, and it’s known for hot, dry summers. During the winter snow settles on the San Gabriel Mountains for a pretty snow-capped view. The current population is around 35,000.

It was first explored in 1774 and then later developed in 1837. It became known as La Cienega Mud Springs because of nearby mud springs that were known as a healing place. In the late 1800s the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad arrived paving the area for local businesses and a new name…San Dimas. It became a thriving agricultural community producing wheat, oranges and lemons. Eventually it became a stop on historic old Route 66. Read More >

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Five Energy-Efficient Features To Have In Your Home

January 21st, 2019

What you don’t see your new home is as important – and sometimes more important – than what you can see. This behind-the-scenes action includes built-in energy efficiencies that help your comfort level, your pocket book and the environment.

Here are few items to look for when you’re searching for the perfect home for you and your family:

Tankless Water Heaters – Instead of a traditional water tank where you are required to store 40 to 50 gallons of heated water at a time, a tankless water heater provides instant hot water when you turn on the tap utilizing a lot less energy. Read More >

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Five Upgrades That Will Boost Resale Potential

January 14th, 2019


When it comes to purchasing a home, we all have our own personal reasons. Some people purchase their ‘forever’ home with no thoughts of moving anytime soon. Others see certain home purchases as a mode of investment, meaning they’ll live in a place for a few years and then move on.

If you’re a buyer who is planning the next step in your financial path, then upgrading your home prior to selling may be in your future. Here are five upgrades that will pay off big when you go to sell:

1. Energy efficient improvements. From new windows to updated insulating, home buyers are not just enthusiastic on helping the environment, but also putting money back into their pockets. Slashed utility bills are a great motivator for buyers. Read More >

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How to Let Your Travel Adventures Inspire Your Home Décor

January 7th, 2019


The riches and experiences of traveling can often be recreated in your home invoking memories of past journeys. Special items picked up along the way can be incorporated subtly into everyday use and décor with a little thought and careful placement. Following are some ways to show off the memories and souvenirs you’ve collected during your holidays:

Caribbean Pops of Color
The Caribbean islands are known for their vibrant color palates. Fun tropical accessories like pillows, tea towels and fabrics purchased in street markets can be placed in rooms like kitchens and bathrooms for fun pops of color in unexpected places. Don’t overdo it though – a little pop goes a long way! Read More >

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