Robbyn Battles SeniorNote

Seniornote January 2018

Why Universal Design, Age-friendly Cities Matter When you’re healthy, spry, and experience no barriers to getting around, it’s hard to imagine the tremendous impact an illness or physical disability can have on day-to-day life. It’s probably one reason that many disregard all the talk about universal design and age-friendly cities. [pdf-embedder url=”” title=”Robbyn Battles Jan
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Home Repairs: How to Negotiate to Close a Deal

Home repair issues that show up on an inspection report are up for negotiation. It’s up to the buyers and sellers to hammer out an agreement on who pays for what. Here’s a guide. The inspector is your friend. Sellers often dread the inspection report, fearing it may reveal a major issue that could block
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10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Hometown Haven

Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Hometown Haven “Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis…is a surprisingly effective first step.”  –Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of

Trick or Treat Foothill in La Canada

Looking for a new place to take the kids Trick or Treating. Over 30 merchants along Foothill in La Canada-Flintridge are participating, from Big Lots to JohnHart Real Estate all the way down to Gelsons. Follow the Orange and Black Balloons. Starting at 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm great for the little ones right after school.
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How to FInd an Amazing Realtor

Hiring an Amazing Realtor When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing Realtor? There are currently more than two million real estate professionals in North
Robbyn Battles JohnHart Real Estate 7 things home sellers may forget


7 IMPORTANT THINGS HOME SELLERS OFTEN FORGET TO DO When you decide to sell your home your home there’s so much to do: find a Realtor®, do touch-ups, get that balky air conditioner fixed, look into staging… It’s no wonder that sometimes things fall between the cracks. Big things.  Finding a good Realtor® is key
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Don’t miss the JohnHart Open Houses

JohnHart has a total of 76 open houses this weekend. So you might see a JohnHart sign on every corner, and when you do, follow the arrow to find a welcoming face and an open home to greet you at the door. This is 76 of so many other reasons to use a JohnHart agent
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6 SUREFIRE SIGNS IT’S TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME La Crescenta and La Canada-Flintridge are beautiful communities however most people don’t plan on living in their first (or second or maybe even third) home forever, but knowing when the time is right to put that baby on the market can be tricky. In fact, it
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U.S. Home Sellers Realized Highest Price Gain 10 Years

U.S. Home Sellers Realized Average Price Gain of $51,000 in Second Quarter of 2017, Highest in 10 Years Average Homeownership Tenure Increases to New Record High of 8.05 Years; Cash Sales Share of Home Sales Increases Annually For First Time in Four Years; Institutional Investor Share of Sales Up in Memphis, Charlotte, Nashville, Baltimore, Raleigh IRVINE,
Robbyn Battles July Community Corner

Community Corner July

July’s “Community Corner” will focus on events around town as well as an update on a proposed property tax increase. Community Corner focuses on the Foothill communities; Shadow Hills, Sunland-Tujunga, La Crescenta, North Glendale, Sparr Heights and La Canada-Flintridge. Hard to believe it’s already just days away from July so naturally, I ‘ll keep you up