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Multiple Offer Snafu

Dear Phyllis, I enjoy reading your question and answers. My son and daughter-in-law have been looking at homes for two months. It’s been difficult for them, because most of the homes are snapped up quickly. They just lost a home they l...

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Pros and cons of hiring a friend or family member as your Realtor 3

Working with Realtor friends

There is nothing wrong with working with Realtor friends, as long as they are full time experienced real estate agents. And if they aren’t you are getting very short changed. Last year I sold a La Canada home. The buyer came to two of ...

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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 the pros and cons of lease options, how these work and where we can find these listings...

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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 the selle...

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