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How long will it take to sell my home?

Dear Phyllis, My husband has retired and we want to move somewhere more affordable. I understand homes in La Crescenta are selling quickly but how quickly? The thought of keeping my home neat enough for viewings puts me in a panic. I am ...

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Selling with minimal effort

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I have been reading your column for years, and love it. I am getting to the age that I need to ...

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Selling by owner

Dear Phyllis, Our elderly mother lived in her home for more than 30 years and just passed. Her next door neighbor was very kind and did a lot of nice things for her such as taking trash cans out and in. This neighbor wants to buy her hom...

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Selling with a leaky roof

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, We have a flat roof that leaks. As the seller, we would rather just disclose at the time of sale, t...

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Inheriting Property

Dear Phyllis, I am my aunt’s only heir and have inherited her Glendale home. Her home is solid but looks like a Grandma’s home and while I am handy, I wouldn’t have a lot of money for fixing it up. I am excited for this opportunity...

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Disclosure Dilemmas

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Last year we had our home listed but we didn’t close because of an issue with the roof. After...

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Selling An Empty Home vs. A Staged One

Dear Phyllis, Thank you for your column which I always look forward to reading. I will be relocating my mom from Valencia and am wondering if it's better to sell her house completely empty, or whether I should have her home staged or jus...

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Realtor Responsibilities

Dear Phyllis, Four months ago, our home was in escrow and it was a nightmare. Our buyer’s original offer was a cash offer. He then opted to get a loan and the appraisal came in low. All of this developed after we had been in escrow for...

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Saving On Capital Gains

Dear Phyllis, My parents moved out of state two years ago and converted their home to a rental. To avoid capital gains tax, my accountant thinks my parents should sell since it was their primary residence for at least 2 of the last 5 yea...

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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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