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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
Consider alternatives to trick or treating. More and more parents are choosing healthy and safe alternatives to trick or treating.        These are some party ideas that switch the focus away from the candy. Have a costume parade. Dressing up is a huge part of the holiday. Let the kids show off their costumes. Dream up creative categories so that everyone gets a prize. You could honor the best princess costume based on a movie and the princess with the prettiest shoes.  Tell scary stories in a haunted house. Halloween is supposed to be creepy. Turn your basement into a dungeon or make your backyard look like a cemetery. Practice some ghost stories or encourage the group to make up their own as they go along. Plant appropriate sound effects and props to enhance the scary parts.  Indulge ...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
Your kids will love healthy alternatives to Halloween candy if you make them frightfully good. These are some ideas for healthy holiday food and celebrations that are low on sugar and still a lot of fun.Healthy Foods to Substitute for Traditional Halloween Candy:1. Make your own sinister snacks. Kids love gross things. Use cookie cutters to design homemade cookies in shapes like ghosts and bats. Bake gingerbread zombies with missing limbs. You can adjust the conventional recipes to lower the sugar and substitute whole grain flour for half the white flour. • Kids will also love to eat fruit and vegetables if you arrange them right. Peel grapes so that they look like eyeballs. Make a skeleton shape out of carrot sticks and sliced vegetables.2. Try sugar free or organic candy and gum. If y...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
October is the month the year where people enjoys decorating their homes.You can see people wearing their favorite costumes, comic costumes of all kinds , you can see Scary monsters, walkind deads and weird creatures everywhere.Of course West Hills is not the exception. But where is West Hills? West Hills is a small Community West Hills is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California. West Hills is a nice quiet area in the West San Fernando Valley. West Hills real estate includes many entry level homes with tree lined streets and well kept yards. Parks, shopping and restaurants are all close by or just a walk away. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans of the Tongva tribe that lived close to the Los Angeles River, which originates i...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
As Halloween season quickly approaches, thoughts turn to the supernatural, the undead, and the downright creepy. But, really, regardless of the season, is there anything scarier than a haunted house?
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
6 Ways to Protect Your Home (& Trick-or-Treaters) This HalloweenFrom spooky decor to candy galore, the Halloween season is meant to be a fun and festive time for all ages. But according to Traveler’s insurance, along with tricks and treats, this autumn holiday sees 17% more crime-related home insurance claims filed than any other day of the year.With theft and vandalism prevalent, taking precautions is key. After all, forewarned is forearmed. Before the sun sets and trick-or-treaters and their families begin swarming your property, consider taking the following six precautions that will help keep your property and its potential visitors as safe as possible.1. Make sure your doors are locked. This may sound like basic advice, but it’s all the more important to ensure that your property i...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
Watch Out for These Common Disagreements
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
Hello Esperanza!“I didn’t want to bother you. I know how busy you are…”I hear that from past clients, friends, and even family, all the time.But, at that point, it’s too late. And I’m not talking about it being too late for me to make money…I’m talking about mistakes having been made, and regrets seeping in. And, at that point, there is nothing I can do to help.So, it just occurred to me that it would probably help if I just reached out to you, to let you know that you can and should call me. Anytime. For any real estate need or question. Before you find yourself in the same position as some other folks.I know how busy you are, so I won’t go into every detail, of every scenario I’ve seen happen in this post.Here’s a short list, just to give you an idea…But please, if you want more insig...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
 Use These Tips to Keep Your Garden Alive While You’re Gone
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
Is It Time For A New Roof? When You Need To Repair or Replace Exterior Elements Of Your HomeIf you want to keep your home in tip-top shape (and avoid expensive problems down the road), you need to stay on top of home maintenance—and that includes your home’s exterior.But what, exactly, on your home’s exterior needs maintenance, repair, or full-on replacement—and, just as importantly, when?A recent article from realtor.com outlined when and how often to repair or replace exterior elements of your home, including: Gutters. Gutters need regular maintenance to function properly and keep water runoff from causing damage. Plan to clean your gutters at least twice per year and, if they’re made from aluminum or galvanized steel (the most common gutter material), replace them after 20 years. Win...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
There’s no denying that today’s market presents certain challenges for buyers.But what, exactly, is the biggest challenge buyers are facing today as they try to find and buy their homes?The National Association of Home Builders recently conducted a survey of potential home buyers who have actively been searching for a home for at least three months. According to the survey, in Q2 2021, 66 percent of those potential buyers have been unable to successfully purchase a home.The biggest reason behind their inability to successfully buy a home? Out of reach home prices. 39 percent of buyers cited an inability to find an affordable home as the reason they hadn’t successfully purchased a home—a change from Q4 2020 and Q1 2021, when potential buyers cited bidding wars as the biggest obstacle on ...
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