So what does being a big-shot movie producer get you anyway? Not much fame, really, outside movie-industry circles. I, for one, had never heard of Gale Ann Hurd, producer of films like “Aliens” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”
But fortune is another matter. Ms. Hurd is, by anyone’s measure, living large these days. Just check out the unbelievable horse estate in Santa Ynez she recently put on the market for $6.1 million. A pristine stable sits across a smooth lawn from an inviting swimming pool. The tile-roofed house is like a cross between a ski lodge and a hacienda, all timbered ceilings and wide, round doorway arches. Continue reading
Looking for a place to rent is always an adventure, even more so if you’re a pet owner. Many landlords and property management companies are wary about renting to people with pets, and for good reason: Irresponsible pet owners can alienate neighbors and cost property owners thousands of dollars in damage repairs. If you own a pet, prepare for some extra challenges when finding a new place to live.
Here are some tips for getting a great apartment for yourself and your furry or feathered companion: Continue reading
The backyard has to be one of the biggest selling points of a house. After all, we’ve all seen prospective house buyers on shows like House Hunters reject a home that meets all of their needs on the inside but has a yard that they don’t like.
Although it can seem like the status of a backyard can be an afterthought when house hunting, you still want to pay attention to some warning signs in the backyard. Continue reading
So you’re moving, cue the groaning. No one really likes a move, it can be messy and complicated and disorganized. Ugh.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way! One of the biggest steps towards making your move flow is to make sure you are really organized before you begin. If you just start picking up stuff and throwing them into boxes, listen up, this is for you! Continue reading
When looking for a place to live, consider your apartment and your neighborhood to be a complete package. While your apartment is certainly the place where you eat, sleep and relax, your neighborhood is, ideally, where you’ll be doing most of your living. Decide what you want to be close to before you go apartment hunting, and you’ll have a better chance of finding a place that you are happy to call home. Continue reading