Friday, July 30, 2010

Out of the woods and into a Rock... Eagle Rock that is!

Well I'm back from a week of camping in the forest with our younger son at church camp. It was quite an experience sleeping in a tee pee for a whole week with a group of ten year olds. The kids had a great time and me... well... I'm exhausted. OK so now that I have all this energy... it's back to Real Estate!

Come join me at my Open House tomorrow, Saturday 07/31/10  1-4pm. Hope to see you there!

1219 Wildwood Dr, Eagle Rock, CA 90041 
List Date: 07/21/10
Price: $549,000
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.0
Approx Square Feet: 1225
Approx Lot Size (feet): 6590
Year built: 2004
MLS#: F1850707

Built in 2004, this beautiful Artist's Retreat offers 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom upstairs, and 1 Bedroom/Bonus Room with Full Bathroom that has a spa tub downstairs. The upstairs deck provides amazing views of the City and Mountains. The Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Room offers an open floor plan. There is a 2 Car Over-sized Attached Finished Garage. Laundry Area with Washer and Dryer are located in the Garage

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Come out today to check out our OPEN HOUSE in Burbank from 2-5 pm. Phil will be hosting and will love to see you!
 Here is the info:
1625 N. Niagara Street
Burbank, Ca 91505   Sunday 07/25/10  2-5 pm
  • 3 bedroom
  • 2 Bath
  • 1,760 Sq Ft
  • 6,400 Lot
  • Built  in 1940

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Good Deeds

Team Keppel will be out today volunteering time at Westminster Presbyterian Church  - 542 N. Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91505 serving food to the homeless as part of the program, "the Lord's Kitchen" Feel free to stop in and help if you have time. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Best Day Ever...

Sometimes a little wishful thinking goes a long way. Today started as any other, wake up, a shower, some breakfast, and then off to the office. As I sat at my desk contemplating my day, a thought came to me. You know how sometimes one will have what they describe as the worst day ever. You know - wake up too tired to function... burn your breakfast, kids won't respond - slowing you down to the point you will be late for work. Once you leave the house you find all the traffic lights are working against you. You try to counteract the events by speeding up but - you get pulled over and receive a ticket. All this is before you even get to work! Well, my thought was then if all this bad can happen - why not the opposite?

With this thought in mind, I announced to anyone with enough coffee in their system within ear shot that I was declaring today, Tuesday 07/20/2010, the best day ever! Only great things were to happen to all in the office on this day! So how is it working so far? Well, I'm proud to say that the best day ever has already provided big rewards to me and at least one of my coworkers! Within a few minutes of my declaration I had received a shiny new quarter, and one of my coworkers received an invite to a formula one car race in September - Italian Grand Prix . Now I know what you are thinking but a quarter is a good start. I expect bigger and better as the day moves along!

Have a great day - perhaps your best day ever? Yes, none of this post was real estate related... or was it?

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ah... cooling down.

Not the housing market - just the temperature. Burbank has been in the high 90's the past week with higher humidity than what we are used to. Finally though, the temp is coming down. This should help bring the buyers out of their air conditioned hideaways in order to start viewing properties again. This past weekend's open houses were not as full as one would like so the cooler temps are definitely a welcome sight.

I'll be venturing into the Hollywood hills for some showings this afternoon after some phone time and door knocking this morning. Once again - It will be a relief to get outside again since most of our work was done inside this past week. We figured people would not enjoy talking to sweaty Realtors on their doorstep while their cool air rushed out of the house. OK see you in the hills. I'll be the one in the blue Mustang convertible - perhaps with the top down?

Have a great day folks!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

OPEN HOUSE 07/18/10 1-4 P.M. Burbank

Come join us today in the highly desirable Magnolia Park area of Burbank as we host another OPEN HOUSE!

Phil and Jill will be hosting. Here is the info:
915 N. Niagara Street Burbank, Ca 91505
Sunday 07/18/10 1-4 pm

2 bedroom
2 Bath with den (can be used as 3rd bedroom)
1,593 Sq Ft
6,750 Lot
Built in 1936

Come pay a visit - it's still hot in Burbank but never fear - we'll have plenty of cold water to pass out!
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

OPEN HOUSE - Saturday 17th 1-4pm 1625 North Niagara Street Burbank, CA 91505

Come out today to check out our OPEN HOUSE in Burbank from 1-4pm. Phil will be hosting and will love to see you!
 Here is the info:
1625 N. Niagara Street
Burbank, Ca 91505   Saturday 07/17/10 1-4 pm
  • 3 bedroom
  • 2 Bath
  • 1,760 Sq Ft
  • 6,400 Lot
  • Built  in 1940

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Grand Evening!

Bill Toth, Jill and Phil Keppel pose for a picture in front of the sponsor table.

Jill and I had a great time last night at Come Out and Dance - Downtown Burbank Partnership’s Summer concert series. The star attraction for the evening was the Grammy nominated Gary Tole and Legends of Swing who kept the crowd on its feet playing such hits as Glenn Miller’s, Pennsylvania 6 –5000 and In the Mood. We had had an absolute blast interacting with the community! We’ve made a lot of new friends last tonight and everyone loved the music! Jill I were even dancing in our seats! We spent the evening chatting with the music lovers, handing out informational and promotional materials, and also water bottles to an appreciative crowd who worked up a mighty thirst cutting loose on the dance floor. Thanks to everyone with the Downtown Burbank Partnership for organizing such a wonderful program for our citizens and allowing us to participate. We look forward to future events!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Don't forget tonight...

Is Come Out and Dance at the AMC walkway in downtown Burbank - Palm Ave. and San Fernando Blvd. Jill and I will be there to answer any real estate questions and hand out information and water. Come out - we would love to see you!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Come out and Dance! Downtown Burbank July 15th 6-9 P.M.

Join Jill and I Thursday July 15th 6-9P.M. at the AMC walkway (Palm Ave. and San Fernando Boulevard) in beautiful downtown Burbank as we enjoy music by Gary Tole and the Legends of Swing. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Burbank Partnership and is aptly titled, "Come out and Dance" Jill and I will be manning the Bill Toth & Associates sponsorship table, and handing out real estate materials. We hope to see you all there so come out, hear some great free music, and say hello!

Monday, July 5, 2010

July 5th - Did You Miss Your Golden Opportunity?

Jill and I look forward to holidays but for different reasons than most. We see holidays as a great opportunity for those struggling to get a home. Many of our past FHA clients who had been previously losing bidding wars were finally able to find homes over holidays with the dip in the competition. While the bulk of the shoppers were out enjoying themselves on holiday trips - our clients were out looking for homes and placing offers. Is it a sure fire way? No, but your odds of getting a home can go way up!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Jill Presents our South Korean Visitors to Burbank's Mayor and City Council

On Tuesday June 29th, 2010 Jill Presented our South Korean Visitors to Burbank's Mayor and City Council. Jill and I have been involved with Burbank Sister Cities Committee for the past two three years and think it is a wonderful program. Our son Brandon has travelled as a student delegate to Incheon South Korea two years ago and this year he will be visiting Ota Japan for two weeks.

City Council Meeting

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Holiday Weekend!

Jill and I will be out on the streets of Burbank this weekend placing small American flags in the yards of the local residents. If you live in Burbank, California and would like a small flag for your yard - leave us a note and we will try to stop by. Act quickly - our supply is limited. Have a great weekend!