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What are the pros and cons of a long escrow?

What are the pros and cons of a long escrow? Dear Phyllis, I read your real estate column and understand that many homes are selling quickly. But I have a higher valued home which has been on and off the market for nearly a year. My a...

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How to create curb appeal on a budget

How to create curb appeal on a budget Dear Phyllis, My aunt passed away and I am therefore, the executor of her estate. I live in Northern California and don’t have time to do much before it gets on the market. I don’t mind doing ...

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Harb and Co. Summer Wind Down

It's hard to believe summer is nearly over. I was at Smart and Final this week and there was a huge display of back to school supplies. Last weekend, I finally got to enjoy my pool (with one quick break to meet a buyer at an open house). The so...

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Burbank Listing Coming Soon

Coming Soon Listing in Burbank

We are busy preparing a coming soon listing in Burbank. A coming soon listing is one where the home seller has signed the listing contract and their Realtor is now working on preparing the home for sale. So, here's where we are at. We have an e...

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Offer instructions

What are offer instructions?

We received eight offers on our Montrose listing.  It is a very competitive real estate market for desirable Montrose and La Crescenta homes for sale.   What are offer instructions?  Sorting through multiple offers can be very confusing unl...

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For the one tasked with the responsibility of handling the real estate and other assets it is often overwhelming.

Dealing with death, taxes and real estate

The loss of a loved one is devastating. For the one tasked with the responsibility of handling the real estate and other assets it is often overwhelming. There are so many decisions to be made when dealing with death, taxes and real estate. In ...

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Can a home seller change their mind?

Can a home seller change their mind? Dear Phyllis, A month ago, I put my home on the market. Even though we are experiencing a hot summer, I had lots of people coming to look. Packed open houses with several buyers returning for a sec...

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How to sell a cluttered home

How to sell a cluttered home Dear Phyllis, My mother wants to sell her home and move to senior housing in Orange County to be near my brother and his children. She has been in her home for more than 30 years and the amount of clutter ...

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