Wednesday, May 11, 2011

City of Burbank Fire Service Day/Police Week Saturday May 14th!

Come on out to downtown Burbank (Orange Grove and Third Street) this Saturday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM to celebrate Burbank Fire Service Day/National Police Memorial Week. Both Burbank Fire and Police departments will be joining forces for the day with displays, demonstrations, an open house, and plenty of activities for the kids. The Burbank Police Department will be co-hosting the event as part of their National Police Memorial Week - May 15 through 21. The event is free so come on out and have some fun with your neighbors! Here is a list of some of the activites:

7-10am Pancake Breakfast presented by the Burbank Community YMCA

9-11am Music,demonstrations, and Fun

9am-2pm Santoro’s Sub Sandwich “firefighters special” lunch

11:15am Lil’ Squirt & Officer McGruff photo opportunities

12pm Burbank Police Department Moment of Silence

12-2pm City Beat performs popular classic tunes from the 50’s to the present

For More information call 818-238-FIRE

*Jill and I have been attending the event for the past few years and it is an absolute blast! We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Welcome Chipotle - Toluca Lake

Love Chipotle - been a big fan since the mid 1990s when I was living in Denver, CO. Missed them dearly once I moved to Burbank, CA in 1996. Needless to say, I was very excited a few years back when Burbank's first Chipotle opened on Palm Ave. in downtown Burbank. The only problem was that because of its location on the walkway - there just wasn't any convenient way to quickly run in and get food to go. My dilemma was finally solved though last week with the opening of the second - yes second Chipotle location in Burbank/ Toluca Lake.

Chipotle Toluca Lake/Burbank is located at the site of the former El Torito Restaurant and Cantina on the corner of Riverside Dr. and Pass Ave. Parking is convenient with its own lot next to the building so running in to grab a quick burrito or taco is a snap. My particular favorite is the Vegetarian Burrito that comes standard with guacamole. See you at Chipotle!

Chipotle Toluca Lake
4012 Riverside Dr Toluca Lake, CA 91505
Daily Hours 11am - 10pm

Monday, May 9, 2011

Burbank Residents... It's Time For Dodger Baseball!

Burbank residents - come head out to Dodger Stadium Friday night May 13th 7:10pm to support your local team and enjoy some quality time with some of your fellow neighbors! Friday's game will feature our hometown Dodgers against their National League West rivals - Arizona Diamondbacks. As of  the time of this writing, the Dodgers are tied with Arizona for 3rd place in the West - 3-1/2 games back of the division leading Colorado Rockies. If the standings hold - it should be a very interesting series! As an added benefit - Friday is also fireworks night so get your tickets before they are sold out.

Tickets for Burbank residents were on sale until April 22nd through the city but at this point it would be best to get your tickets online at (enter promo code: Burbank). For additional information regarding the City of Burbank's Dodger Night, call 818.238.5300
See you there!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Graduation Season - Thinking about Downsizing?

It's hard to believe it's May again and another school year is coming to an end! Congratulations to all the High School Seniors out there who will be either joining us in the working world or continuing on their way to college. We truly wish you the best in all that you do! Within the coming months, schools will be unloading their hallways and parents will be faced with the daunting task of deciding what housing changes will need to be made before the next coming school year. Stressful for sure, but easier once one has all the information needed to make the right decisions!

With a college student of my own, I know the difficulties of  sending a child off  to school. Not many parents are prepared financially or emotionally for this change so naturally they worry about making the right housing decision. Some will choose to have their children live in the college dorms, others will rent apartments, and others yet will decide it's time to purchase an investment property - one close to their child's school. One benfit of purchasing is in knowing where your child will be living for the next four years and the exact cost. No rising housing cost drama - just your scheduled monthly payment. And if things start to get tight, roommates can also be added to help with the payments. Purchasing an investment property is also a great option for families with more than one child who all plan to attend the same school.

Outside of student's housing, some parents will wonder if it's the right time to downsize from the large family home into something with less cost or maintenance. Others may look into trading in the large home for two homes - one in the immediate area and a second closer to (or further from) their students. There are many options we can discuss for whatever you may be thinking so give us a call. We can go over all the options, run the numbers of each scenario, and help you make the right decision. We're looking forward to helping you. Have a great day! 

Contact us today:

Philip Keppel
Media West Realty
4105 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
818.845.9700 Office
818.845.9703 Fax
818.516.7387 Cell

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Condo - Walking Distance to Warner Bros - FHA approved Complex - Open Today 1-3PM

Come join me today for an Open House in Burbank 1-3pm at one of the only FHA approved complexes in the Burbank Studios area! One may find many condos in the area but very few are FHA approved complexes. Here are the details:

4140 Warner Blvd #307 (click address to see Listing video)
Burbank, CA 91505 
Riverside Drive to Rose Street to Warner Blvd (click for Map)
1 bath
760sq ft Assessor
Built 1964
FHA Approved Complex
Great deal at $279,000

Hope to see you here!