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Negotiating the Realtors Commission

Ask Phyllis: a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions. Email us here Negotiating the Realtors Commission Dear Phyllis, I will be selling my home in the fall. What is the best way for me to find the agent with the lowest ...

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What to do When the Appraisal Comes in Low

  Have a question about real estate? Ask Phyllis!  Email us here Dear Phyllis, We are in escrow and just learned the buyer’s appraisal came in low. $10,000 less than our agreed upon purchase price. After the buyer’s inspection, ...

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Real Estate News and Trends

I previously discussed the real estate trend of home sellers remaining in their home for a period of time (typically two weeks to three months) after close of escrow. In a competitive real estate market, terms a buyer offers (or accepts) ar...

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2017 Los Angeles Real Estate Trends

Real estate trends are constantly changing. As we approach the end of the year, let’s take a look at 2017 Los Angeles real estate trends: *One more reason Los Angeles housing inventory remains tight: Homeowners are remaining in their h...

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Real Estate News and Tidbits

Real Estate News and Tidbits

I receive lots of newsletters, some more interesting than others. This is Duane Gomer's real estate newsletter: FACTS THAT SOME PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW: Home Equity Loans:  They are fine loans to use when money is needed, and when there ...

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Public Open Houses

There are two types of open houses. One is the broker's caravan. Recently I have been holding more public open houses.  As I have been selling real estate for more than two decades, I not only run into friends and neighbors but people I have m...

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La Crescenta Real Estate Values 2

Harb and Co. Real Estate Wrap Up

We had a busy, busy June! We listed 5081 Fallhaven Lane in La Canada  and are prepping it for sale. We have met with the owner’s gardener and hired a painter. We have done a preinspection and had some plumbing repairs made. This La Canada h...

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La Canada January 2016 Luxury Home Sales 2

Pasadena January 2016 Real Estate Sales

Pasadena January 2016 Real Estate Sales   At first glance it appears, Pasadena's average price per square foot is down, from December but it's much higher than January of last year.  DOM (days on market) remains under two months a...

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File Pockets, Real Estate and Paper Management 2

File Pockets, Real Estate and Paper Management

I have an obsession with file pockets.  Being a busy real estate agent means I manage paper - lots of paper.  I would love to claim that our office is paperless but to avoid mistakes, I have to print a lot of paper.  The issue becomes paper ...

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