City of Encino

Encino Short Sale Specialist Realtor

(by Jason Ian Hector, REALTOR®, Real Estate Broker and Short Sale Specialist | 05/28/2014) As San Fernando Valley Short Sale Specialist, I have been fortunate to be given the opportunity to help a client who has a rental property in Encino on Bertrand St.  After trying to get a loan modification on his rental property, JP Morgan Chase was not willing to do anything and the short sale became the next best thing rather than foreclosure.  It was easy to find a buyer for this home since many of my clients like Encino since it offers great residential neighborhoods with adjacent high rise business districts.  Encino is located in the central portion of the southern San Fernando Valley and on the north slope of the Santa Monica Mountains. It derives its name from the Rancho Los Encinos (Ranch of the Evergreens), a parcel of land given to three Mission Indians by the Mexican government following its secularization of the California missions beginning in 1834. Rancho Encino was established in 1845.  The Los Encinos State Historic Park (pictured left) is a wonderful retreat and established to preserve the history of Encino.
Encino is the home to many major banks, law firms, accounting firms, insurance companies and medical offices all have branches located in the Encino high rise commercial buildings along Ventura Blvd.  This helps support the nearby beautiful luxury homes located south of Ventura Blvd. The local economy is very healthy in Encino and includes medical centers which provide jobs primarily in health care (including one of two Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center hospitals).
Encino is the location of Phillips Graduate Institute and a Pepperdine University satellite campus.  Encino has many notable and celebrity residents including David Hasselhoff, Clark Gable, the late Chick Hearn (Laker sportscaster), Michael Jackson’s family, Britney Spears, John Wooden, Ashlee Simpson and Tom Petty.  The Encino Velodrome is a place I enjoyed as a child which has provided an outdoor oval bicycle racing track since 1963. Encino is home to L.A.'s largest Earth Day festival, held annually at Woodley Park in Lake Balboa.
Pictured left is the Los Encinos State Historic Park which features historic buildings, a small museum, and picnic grounds. It has recently (2009) faced closure due to California's budget crisis. But, the Park remains open and is a chance to see some actual history in Los Angeles and remains a jewel to the community.  There is currently a movement to help fight to save the park which I am hopeful can be saved since we need more open space and not less.
Encino is also home to many baseball leagues (pictured left) including the Encino Little League, men's and women's softball leagues, and Mid Valley Baseball as well as the Encino Velodrome.
Neighborhood Council websites are a great resource for up to date general community information such as local news, city service phone numbers, upcoming and past community events, board of directors and committee member information and much more.  Visit the Encino Neighborhood Council website at
Thanks for visiting my Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource website brought to you from Short Sale Specialist Broker, Jason Ian Hector.
  • 5823 Bertrand AV. Sold for $300,000 on 10/19/2012