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Is Earthquake Insurance Worth the Expense?

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Because earthquake insurance is so costly, my wife and I have always opted to not purchase the addi...

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Phyllis Harb is bullish on real estate

I am bullish on real estate. My youngest daughter works in Beverly Hills and the daily commute from La Canada is overwhelming. Rents are high, interest rates low and prices are expected to increase this year. My husband and I decided it mak...

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Winning the bidding wars

Dear Phyllis, Last year, we made offers on three homes and were outbid on each one. We would like to try again. What advice can you offer on winning the bidding wars? Laura Dear Laura, Home buying 101 - first things first: The sel...

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The Real Estate Waiting Game

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Our real estate agent has been showing us homes for quite some time. Last week we finally found the...

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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 everythi...

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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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1654 Highland Ave., Glendale – SOLD

1654 Highland Ave., Glendale – SOLD

The city of Glendale has many historic neighborhoods.  I represented the buyer of this Spanish beauty in Northwest Glendale’s Ard Eevin Highlands Historic District. This Spanish treasure is located at 1654 Highland Ave. Glendale.  Not only ...

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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 was your purchase offer not accepted?

Why was your purchase offer not 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, and evidence of down payment. Most also...

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