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A Buyer’s Perspective

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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L.A. Homebuyers Continue to be Disappointed

I received an inquiry from a home buyer who has been trying to buy a home for two years.  They are in a very competitive price range, have made several offers and have either lost out to higher offers or cash buyers. This is the reality o...

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When Does the Sold Sign Go Up?

When Does the Sold Sign Go Up?

I admit to being superstitious and typically won’t place the sold sign rider on the sign until after the buyer removes their investigative contingency (when the buyer is done with their inspections).   But sometimes, I have other concerns....

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What Is A Real Estate Match Maker?

What Is A Real Estate Match Maker?

I sell real estate.  But not really, I sell homes, but not really that either.  I am a real estate match maker and I help you make memories:  I sell Thanksgiving dinner at your home; I sell Christmas morning under the tree.  I sell the gues...

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