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Curb Appeal: Why It’s Important and How To Get It 2

Curb Appeal: Why It’s Important and How To Get It

Curb Appeal has been a hot topic for years.  Remember the real estate tag line: Honey Stop the Car?  A home with good curb appeal does indeed help your home sell faster and for more money. But today’s real estate market is very different th...

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Avoiding the Tax Man. Propositions 60 and 90

Avoiding the Tax Man. Propositions 60 and 90

Benefits of aging are the senior discounts. One of the biggest boons to Los Angeles seniors is the ability to transfer their property taxes from one home to another. Of course restrictions apply: One of you must be at least 55 Your replacemen...

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It’s Not Usually How I Do It

It’s Not Usually How I Do It

It seems that most of my clients selling their home provide me with a little lead time.  Not so with my recent La Crescenta sale in Markridge Estates.  I met the owner on March 9th.  We closed May 9th for $26,000 over asking price. Our ...

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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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Can St. Joseph Really Help Sell Your Home?

Can St. Joseph Really Help Sell Your Home?

    If you have been reading my real estate blog you know that we are in a strong seller’s market.  While inventory is tight and most homes are selling quickly in multiple offers for over asking price, a handful of homes are ...

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When In Doubt Disclose

When In Doubt Disclose

Most home sellers (other than the institutional type) are required by law to disclose facts and defects, which materially affect the value or desirability of their home. The Transfer Disclosure Statement (T.D.S.) and Seller Property Questionnai...

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Preparing Your Home For Sale

I have recently sold several homes where the homeowners had lived there for decades.  I have been in my home for nearly twenty years and the thought of moving puts me in a panic (fortunately we aren’t going anywhere). For those of you wi...

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Toluca Lake Story Book Tudor Closed

Toluca Lake Storybook Tudor Closed

The storybook Tudor home I had listed in Toluca Lake closed.  It had previously been on and off the market for 760 days (more than 2 years) with a variety of agents.  When I first met the seller, I was concerned that he really enjoyed the e...

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