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New Real Estate lending changes coming on January 10

New Real Estate lending changes coming on January 10

This just in from Russell Cerpa, one of my preferred mortgage lenders: As it stands some lenders can qualify loans up to 48%-50% of the applicant's monthly gross income. Next year the debt to income threshold will decrease by 5%-7% this will...

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La Canada Real Estate Values Up 22% From  2012

La Canada Real Estate Values Up 22% From 2012

La Canada real estate  values have increased 22% from last year.  Cash buyers continue to play a major role in La Canada real estate sales.  Cash transactions comprised  17% of last month’s home sales. Let’s see how La Canada real e...

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Los Angeles Events & Things To Do 11/8 - 11/10

Los Angeles Events & Things To Do 11/8 – 11/10

La Canada Descano Gardens- Japanese Garden Festival Saturday, 9 AM – 4:30 PM Annual family festival celebrating art and Japanese Culture Montrose La Crescenta’s Hottest Open House Saturday, 1 PM - 5 PM & Sunday, 1 PM – 5 PM ...

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Pasadena Real Estate Values up 28% 2

Pasadena Real Estate Values up 28%

I am not a conspiracy theorist, but it seems that a 28% increase in Pasadena real estate values is eerily frightening.  BUT a closer analysis reveals that while last year 25% of Pasadena home sales were short sales or foreclosures, this Septem...

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Los Angeles Events & Things To Do 11/1 - 11/3

Los Angeles Events & Things To Do 11/1 – 11/3

La Canada  Story Time Saturday, 11 AM Reading 'I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle' 1010 Foothill Blvd. La Canada Verdugo Hills Art Association Artist Demo Friday, 7 PM – 9 PM 4469 Chevy Chase Dr La Crescenta Montrose  Holid...

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Selling your home doesn't have to be frightening

Happy Halloween

Now that my girls are grown, Halloween doesn't hold the thrill of previous years, I have moved on to other favorite holidays, such as Thanksgiving.  A simple holiday, one where family and friends gather to celebrate and give thanks (it's my f...

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A well laid plan

A well laid plan

Several weeks ago, our MLS (multiple listing service) was updated.  Over the course of several days, we were unable to input new listings or make changes (such as price reductions).   I am a planner; life goes better when things are well tho...

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