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Pasadena Recycling and Shredding Event, Feb. 27th

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Residents and businesses can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal and business documents shredded at the City’s popular e-waste event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Parking Lot I outside the Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd.  The event is sponsored by the City’s Department of Public Works.

Shredding trucks and e-waste collection sites will be arranged at different stations in Parking Lot I.  Look for signs directing you to the event.  Motorists and bicyclists are advised to use caution while traveling through the area.

E-waste items include computers, keyboards, printers, monitors, laptops, docking stations, scanners, shredders, fax machines, computer mice, telephones, televisions, flat screens, VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, cassette players, tape drives, stereos and household batteries.  Many of these products have parts that can be recycled.

Public Works is also helping residents and businesses prevent identity theft by providing free paper shredding during the event.  The public can bring a maximum of five legal-size boxes for shredding.  Sensitive documents such as receipts, checks, pre-approved credit applications, credit card statements, outdated tax returns, pre-printed envelopes, return address labels and business cards are items that can be shredded.

For more information about the free e-waste collection and document shredding event, visitwww.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks or call (626) 744-7311.

Smooth Loan Closings even with TRID

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Our lenders have adapted exceptionally well to the new TRID (TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure) requirements instituted in October 2015.  This has resulted in:

  • Smoother disclosure processes for borrowers with consistent information throughout the transaction
  • Improved collaboration between escrow, title, lenders, and realtors
  • On time or early closing of escrows

 

Please feel free to reach us regarding any questions you may have on TRID, different loan programs, etc. It is our pleasure to help you.

Website offers a wealth of info for homebuyers

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From Kevin Smith @ SGVNBiz on Twitter. Most people who are looking to buy a home check the prices of comparable homes in the area and the quality of local schools. But Realtytrac’s new property website www.HomeDisclosure.com goes well beyond that. It identifies registered sex offenders in the area as well as drug labs that have been found, while also giving potential buyers financial details such as the current equity status of each property. And if that wasn’t enough, the website also provides neighborhood data pertaining to the risk of floods, earthquakes, tornados, wildfires and hurricanes. Additional information is provided on superfunds sites in the area, as well as brownfields, storage tanks and spills that have occurred.