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First Time Buyer Woes

Dear Phyllis, We have been married for five years and managed to save over $50,000. Although, we haven’t started a family, we really want to purchase in La Crescenta because of the school district. With a starter home going for well o...

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Sellers’ Change of Heart

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I have been reading your advice column for years and don’t think I have seen you address this...

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Owning a home: The Great American Dream

There is no better way to accumulate wealth than by owning your own home. But that is only one reason people want to partake in the great American dream of being a homeowner. Security: I just closed escrow on an apartment building. The m...

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Pros And Cons Of Lease Options

Dear Phyllis, Because we are cleaning up our credit and can’t get a loan we would like to try to find a rent to own opportunity. Can you explain how these work and where we can find these listings? JLM Dear JLM, There is no sp...

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Short Sale Timelines

Dear Phyllis, Three weeks ago, we made an offer for a short sale listing. The seller’s agent acknowledged receipt and said she forwarded our offer to the bank. She says she still hasn’t heard from the bank and as you can imagine, we ...

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Contingent Upon Seller Finding A Home

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I made an offer and the seller countered that my purchasing their home is contingent upon them find...

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Contingent Offers

  Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, While interest rates remain low, we hope to buy a larger home. We have made a couple offe...

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Pros and Cons of Seller Rent Backs

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, After looking at homes for months, my fiancé and I finally made an offer. The sellers had several ...

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How long for a Realtor response?

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I am a first time buyer and just starting to look online and email different Realtors for more info...

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