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A Buyer’s Perspective

Reality TV Versus Real Life

Friends constantly ask if I watch Million Dollar Listing, and until a couple of weeks ago, I never had.  I admit that I enjoy my share of reality TV (my husband George knows a couple of participants from Beverly Hills Housewife’s, so watch...

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Free Annual Credit Report

Free Annual Credit Report

Just as you are advised to change your smoke detector batteries each year, order a termite inspection, get your annual health exam, it is also important to check your credit report.  You certainly don’t want to wait until you are applying ...

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Motivated Home Buyers Are A Year Round Occurrence

Motivated Home Buyers Are A Year Round Occurrence

Often homeowners are reluctant to list their home during late summer, fall and winter.  Although, spring is the time when buyers come out in droves, so do new listings.  Homeowners who list their home off-season will discover they may do be...

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The Move Up Buyer

  In today's market, sellers are making their wish list and buyers are jumping over each other to fulfill the sellers wants/demands. As such, we are able to negotiate a contract that allows the "move up" buyer one easy move - from ...

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Buyers Relocating to Los Angeles Face Sticker Shock

I often receive inquiries from potential home buyers, hoping to purchase a La Canada home because of the excellent schools.   Unless they are relocating from the Westside, New York or Chicago there’s a big sticker shock.  Often this is m...

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Los Angeles Home Buying Blues

Los Angeles Home Buying Blues

For those of you looking and hoping to purchase a Los Angeles home, you have likely been disappointed with the home buying process.  Most Los Angeles homes, especially those in La Canada, La Crescenta, and Glendale, are selling in multiple of...

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Are Los Angeles Home Prices Spiraling Out of Control?

Are Los Angeles Home Prices Spiraling Out of Control?

Each month Harb and Co.  analyzes the home sales in La Canada, Glendale, Pasadena and La Crescenta.   We examine each listing in the multiple listing service (MLS); determine the percentage of short sales, foreclosures, standard sales and t...

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Negotiating the Property Inspection

Negotiating the Property Inspection

At Harb & Co. Natalie works with more home buyers than I.  Not that I don’t show homes, I sometimes do, just not as often as Natalie.  Not that Natalie doesn’t list homes because she does and has a new listing in Glendale’s Rossmoyn...

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