La Canada Homeowners tackle the drought

La Canada Homeowners tackle the drought

I think most La Canada Home Owners have heeded the warnings and do take the drought that we are all experiencing in Southern, California very seriously. I know as a community, we all are up to the challenge when it comes to doing our part to help.

As we drive around, we can see the steps that a lot of residents have taken to lessen their water usage. The driveways that we used to see with the kids washing the cars weekly seem to be a thing of the past.

We asked around and found out what some of our community members were doing to scale back their water usage and we wanted to share some of those tips here.

Obviously not everyone is ready to rip up their lawn in favor of turf, but here are some things we can do in the yard to save water.

  1. Talk to your gardener about whether aerating or punching little holes through the compacted soil can help you cut down on the water it needs..
  2. Make sure your sprinklers are hitting the lawn and not the sidewalk or front porch by accident.
  3. Use mulch or composte around the plants as this will reduce the amount of water they need.
  4. See if you can get away with watering the lawn just once a week.
  5. Make sure you have a water thrifty sprinkler head that is water-efficient.
  6. Be sure that your water hoses have efficient spray nozzles as hoses that don’t have nozzles can waste over eight gallons of water by the time you walk back to the shut off to turn them off.

We use water in our home for other things than just our yards, so we wanted to know other ways that people were saving on water usage. One resident mentioned stopping servers in restaurants from bringing water automatically if you know it willl go to waste- tell them you would like to pass on the H2o. Another neighbor told us about taking your pets to a self-serve pet wash or groomer as they recycle the dirty water. And another brave La Canada resident told us about a “Dirty Car Pledge” where you vow not to wash your car for at least 60 days- the payoff is a blue sticker to put on your very dirty car but I think the water savings is payoff enough.

We are a community that works together to make sure our schools are top notch, our roads and neighborhoods are safe and now, we see how we are all coming together for the greater good of our entire State to help this issue that affects all of us and once again we are proud to say we live in La Canada Flintridge.



Kim Suwa

HEAD OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Kim has served in many positions with our company and works diligently to answer any questions that you may have. Her proficient and vast set of skills is unique in that she is highly qualified in all areas of Leasing and Property Management. Kim gracefully manages all the accounting staff and functions, including coordinating rental tax, owner disbursements, move out accounting, trust account reconciliation, human resources and oversees all lease renewals for Amy Home Sales and Clear Property Management to ensure that our occupancy rate is maintained at the highest level.

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Anne Trear brings a passion for real estate and commitment to her clients to The Agency Pasadena, teaming up with Amy Weber as a buyer’s agent. She focuses on creatively finding solutions for her clients, embracing the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with a wide range of people, all while helping them make one of the most important decisions of their lives; she feels fortunate to get to be a part of such a monumental moment. She thrives in the exciting, fast-paced environment of real estate, where everyday is engaging and different.

Anne’s experience as a bartender and trail guide at an equestrian center have given her the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life, each bringing their own passions, emotions, and personalities to the table. She leverages this insight in her real estate career, always seeking to fully understand her clients–their desires, dreams, and needs—so she can best serve them. Enthusiastic, and motivated, Anne values honesty and integrity; her work ethic and hustle speak to her dedication to making sure her clients are completely taken care of every step of the way.

When she’s not serving her clients, she spends her time volunteering at The Union Rescue Mission and exploring her community.

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Amy Weber brings The Agency a wealth of real estate experience and a keen competitive drive. After finding success investing in properties herself, Amy gained extensive knowledge of the industry before becoming an agent. She is an accredited home stager, broker associate and E-Pro Real Estate Agent as well as a Certified Real Estate specialist (CRS), a Buyer’s Real Estate Specialist (BRS), a Senior Real Estate pro (SRES) and Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES).

A former actress, talent agency owner and veteran of the WWE, Amy is no stranger to the rigors of competition. She is a tireless champion for her clients and understands the importance of standing out in a crowded field. To help attract potential buyers to her properties, Amy calls upon her highly skilled network of photographers and drone video operators, who work to put each home in its best light. Amy has received numerous acknowledgements from past clients praising her polished performance and talent for closing deals. She currently specializes in the Pasadena, Altadena, La Canada, La Crescenta and Montrose neighborhoods.

In her free time, Amy loves cooking, reading, volunteering with the ASPCA and spending time with her twins, Madison and Levi.

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