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A Buyer’s Perspective

Winning the bidding wars

Appraisal Discrepancies

Dear Phyllis, My wife and I are first time buyers and have saved $80,000 for our down payment. Each of our parents is helping us with the remainder. Out of five offers, our $985,000 bid was the highest. We hired an inspector and everyth...

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Tips for First-Time Los Angeles Home buyers

Most first time Los Angeles home buyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some even terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn ou...

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La Canada Real Estate Home Values

La Canada Real Estate Home Values

Last month (September 2016) Harb and Co had a a great month. Fifteen La Canada homes sold, four of which were my listings.  The average  La Canada home sold was 2,672 square feet.  Selling prices ranged from $707,000 to a high of $3,160,000...

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Why your purchase offer wasn't accepted

Why your purchase offer wasn’t accepted

Most of my listings have sold this year in multiple offers.  In today's competitive real estate climate, all offers have prequalification or preapproval letters, evidence of down payment and most have a letter written from the buyer to the hom...

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Not all mortgage lenders are created equal

Not all mortgage lenders are created equal

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." — The Declaration of Independe...

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La Canada Luxury Home Sales

La Canada Luxury Home Sales

Last month the most expensive luxury home sale in La Canada was 4269 Hampstead. This luxury La Canada home was owned by a local Realtor and sold off market, without being exposed to the multiple listing service. This luxury home was custom buil...

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