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What are Tiny Houses? 1

What are Tiny Houses?

Tiny homes come in all shapes and sizes, including container homes. The average American spends more than ¼ of his income towards housing.  Tiny houses offer the benefit of living a simpler, less expensive lifestyle (and who doesn’t long fo...

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Dumbing Down The Real Estate Industry 3

Dumbing Down The Real Estate Industry

Since I started selling real estate, I have noticed that the powers that be are dumbing down the real estate industry. When I began selling real estate, the Real Estate Purchase Agreement (RPA) had a provision that when a certain box was check...

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Just Listed: Toluca Lake Fixer 1

Just Listed: Toluca Lake Fixer

I just listed this Toluca Lake Fixer. It's a charming farmhouse located at  4554 Cartwright Ave., Toluca Lake Open House Schedule: Thursday 10/8 9:30AM  - noon Saturday 10/10 2-4 PM Sunday 10/11 2-4 PM Tuesday 10/13 11 AM- 1 PM Stop...

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The Inside Scoop About Back up Offers 1

The Inside Scoop About Back up Offers

My sister lives in Washington (state) and she and her husband decided to move from their community to a neighboring one. Like most home buyers she was looking online, at sites such as and Zillow.    In the same manner as the ...

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Just Sold: Pasadena Traditional 1

Just Sold: Pasadena Traditional

I recently closed escrow on this charming Traditional home in Pasadena’s President’s neighborhood.  About my buyer:  I had sold his parent’s La Crescenta home years ago.  The son has grown, has a great job and is getting married in th...

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Are lockboxes out of style? 2

Are lockboxes out of style?

Not too long ago, most homes priced under $750,000 offered lockbox access.  While showing homes in Pasadena, I am coming across more and more that are shown by appointment only. Why this new trend, are lockboxes out of style? Lockboxes have e...

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La Canada Flintridge January 2016 Real Estate Sales 1

How functional obsolescence can impact resale value

There is a lot of conflicting information about the Los Angeles real estate market. Is now the right time to buy? Is this another housing bubble? When will the market slow down? Since nearly every day, I am listing, selling or showing, I can as...

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