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A first time home buyer begins to settle in

A first time home buyer begins to settle in

My youngest daughter works in Beverly Hills and the daily commute from La Canada is overwhelming. Because rents are astronomical we tackled the rent versus buy dilemma. Tenants have little security over rent increases, or worse notice to vacate...

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The Wells Fargo Debacle

The Wells Fargo Debacle

I previously worked in the mortgage banking industry and know firsthand how corrupt and dishonest many bankers are. I followed the mortgage meltdown carefully and am trying to keep current on the recent Wells Fargo debacle. Wells Fargo &...

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Home Selling Guarantee, Fact or Fiction

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Home Selling Guarantee, Fact or Fiction Dear Phyllis, I have a rental property that is extremely run-down and ...

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The Renovation Question: What to Fix When Selling

For those planning to prepare their home for sale, there is a different set of fix-its. First thing first, consult with your Realtor who should be working with a home stylist or stager who can help you decide what to fix when selling. Common...

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Are we heading for another real estate bubbble?

Are we heading for another real estate bubbble?

Are we heading for another real estate bubble? Listing Inventory remains limited and home buyers can expect that 2017 will be similar to 2016 in this regard. I anticipate that housing prices will increase, but not as much as 2016. Interest ...

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Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Years ago my parents obtained a reverse mortgage; my father passed first. After our mother became i...

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How to Determine your Asking Price

Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Years ago my parents obtained a reverse mortgage; my father passed first. After our mother became i...

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Being a landlord is not always easy

Being a landlord is not always easy

  Most Realtor’s business is typically quiet over Christmas and New Year’s. The holidays are often a great time for a real estate agent to slip away. My family has a houseful of birthdays in December. When business allows, we  ...

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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 typical Los Angeles real estate commissions. Typically, the real estate com...

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