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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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Not all Buyers’ Agents are Created Equal

Not all Buyers’ Agents are Created Equal

I just sold my Burbank listing on Palm; we had ten offers.  As soon as each offer was received, I requested that each Realtor include a note about their buyer and “suggested” that each buyer write a letter to the seller. Of the ten offe...

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Learn why bidding wars are so common

Learn why bidding wars are so common

Multiple offers and bidding wars have become very common in many Los Angeles real estate communities.  Bidding wars are prevalent in neighborhoods such as La Crescenta, La Canada, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Montrose, Altadena, Burbank and Toluca L...

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The Eight Most Common Questions Asked by Home buyers 3

The Eight Most Common Questions Asked by Home buyers

Home buyers have a lot of questions, and if they don’t they should. According to Realtor.com these are the eight most common questions asked by buyers (with my answers): 1. What home can I afford? Only a home buyer knows how much home they ...

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Insider Secrets when competing with a cash buyer 3

Insider Secrets when competing with a cash buyer

Insider Secrets when competing with a cash buyer I understand how disappointing it is to write an offer on your dream home, only to be beat out by a cash buyer. When competing with cash buyers, you need to change your strategy. Determining wha...

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How Realtor relationships will impact your escrow 1

How Realtor relationships will impact your escrow

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I am contemplating the significance of relationships. I am fortunate to have a wonderful husband, two amazing daughters, terrific parents, a remarkable sister, great cousins and fabulous friends. But as...

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