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How to Determine your Asking Price

Is it time to fire your Realtor®?

Phyllis, In November I signed a contract with a local real estate agent. Other than one open house and a few ads he has done nothing special to sell my home. I really need to get my home sold and am very frustrated.  How do I go about ...

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What is the average time someone owns their home?

What is the average time someone owns their home?

For two decades the median ownership of a home averaged six years. Since 2008, that average has significantly increased. According to the National Association of Realtors, for two+ decades, (1985-2008), the median time a home was owned averaged...

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Ask Phyllis: 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   Dear Phyllis, My husband is being relocated back East and we need to sell our home. The market is gr...

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Los Angeles Real Estate Commissions

Los Angeles Real Estate Commissions

Some home sellers interview several real estate agents prior to hiring one to list their home for sale.  One of the most common questions is often pertaining to real estate commissions. Typically, the real estate commission is equally d...

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How to Determine your Asking Price

Ask Phyllis: Moving into Senior Housing

Dear Phyllis, My siblings and I have been discussing moving our mother into senior apartments in the next year or two.  She has lived in her home for 40 years and it won’t be an easy move. I am the only one who lives local so this wil...

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Signs that Now is the Time to Sell Your Home

There are many reasons why it may be time to sell your home. You may need more space to make room for a growing family or you prefer to downsize after your kids left home. Whatever your motivation, you want to make sure that you’re timin...

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How to Determine your Asking Price

Ask Phyllis: Capital Gains Tax

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here   Dear Phyllis, My parents moved out of state two years ago and converted their home to a rental.  To av...

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