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News and Information on real estate, businesses and local events in the Silver Lake and surround areas of Los Angeles.
omedians may joke about neighbors getting together for coffee and gossip after the kids are off to school in the morning, but one such gathering back in 2004 led to an innovative charter school that now offers "whole-child" education to over 500 children in grades K through 6. It all started with...
So I ventured out of Silver Lake for lunch in Highland Park with a friend recently.  If you have not yet been to HPK (Highland Park Kitchen), I highly recommend you give it a try. The place was less than packed when we arrived, but then we were having lunch on the late side.  What a clean, cool v...
Yes, HAFA, or Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives, could be a benefit to you. HAFA was designed to help homeowners avoid foreclosure by allowing them to “sell short” or sign a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure. According to, the first benefit is that either of these option...
    The 2012 Silver Lake Jubilee Kick’s of its 3rdyear today. Until and unless we get the Sunset Junction Street Festival back, The Silver Lake Jubilee is it, when it comes to Silver Lake music street fairs. Festivities start at noon at the intersection of Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards and g...
Sunet Silver Lake Lofts at 4111 Sunset Blvd - 3 units available from $429,000 to $596,000   If you have been looking for an opportunity to live in Sunset Junction, now could be your chance. There are three units currently available in the Sunset Silver Lake Loft Complex at 4111 Sunset Blvd. Thoug...
  Ten years ago hardly anyone had heard of a short sale. Now, since the real estate bubble burst, “short sale” is almost a household word here in the Los Angeles area. The current situation is the result of several converging factors. First, when the bubble burst, homeowners who purchased when th...
  When Congress passed the Mortgage Tax Debt Relief Act in January of 2008 they created a “tax safety net” for underwater homeowners who were either foreclosed upon or who sold their homes as short sales. This act removed the tax consequences of having mortgage debt “forgiven” either through fore...
Most Los Angeles locals are familiar with Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood. The park is home to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock house, weekly Farmer’s Markets and a variety of activities throughout the year. I was at Barnsdall Park myself last Saturday enjoying Taste of the Eastside, with great foo...
Atwater Avenue Elementary School was the first elementary school in Atwater Village, founded in September 1922. Today the school is one of 554 LAUSD elementary schools with a student body of around 320 Atwater Village children from kindergarten through sixth grade. Parental involvement is extreme...
The Tam O’Shanter is Los Angeles’ oldest restaurant operated by the same family in the same location. ‘The Tam’ as it’s known by locals, is celebrating its 90th birthday! Lawrence Frank and Walter Van De Kamp, founders of the Lawry’s Prime Rib chain, opened the Tam O’Shanter on a dusty dirt road ...

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Author Bio: Jenny Durling is a licensed CA real estate broker specializing in the Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle rock and east to Sierra Madre. Jenny Durling consults with buyers and seller on the purchase or sale of Los Angeles area real estate.

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