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Winning the bidding wars

Transferring Property Taxes

  Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Next year my wife and I plan to downsize to a smaller home or condo. We are contemplating...

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How to determine if it’s the right time to sell?

Regular readers of my Los Angeles real estate blog know that most homes are selling quickly and for over asking price. It seems that home values just keep increasing; it’s enjoyable to watch your home’s equity grow.. In more than twent...

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Winning the bidding wars

Planning Ahead

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, My siblings and I have been discussing moving our mother into senior apartments in the next year or...

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Why are you selling your home?

As your real estate agent, I need to first know why you are selling your home. I recently had clients who were downsizing from their La Crescenta home to a Pasadena condo. They were already in escrow on the condo, contingent upon selling...

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Winning the bidding wars

Selling As Is

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I am moving my mother into an assisted living facility. Her home is 70 years old but most everythin...

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Winning the bidding wars

Credits Versus Repairs

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, We quickly sold our La Crescenta home with more than 10 offers. The buyers hired an inspector who n...

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Winning the bidding wars

Open House Thefts

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Three years ago, our home was on the market but because we listed a bit high it didn’t sell. Duri...

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Winning the bidding wars

Septic System Inspections

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I am planning on selling my La Canada home in the next year or two. I have lived in my 70 year old ...

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Winning the bidding wars

Renegotiating After The Sale

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I had six bids almost immediately after getting my home on the market. I accepted the highest which...

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For Sale By Owner

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here My husband is being relocated back East and we need to sell our home. The market is great, why shouldn’t I try to ...

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