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Deciphering real estate commissions

Dear Phyllis, We are going to sell our home in the fall. While this may not be ideal timing, this is what works best for us. We have talked with several agents and their commission varies from 4 ½ to 6%. Our La Crescenta home is 1700 sq...

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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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Should I sell or rent my home?

Should I sell or rent my home? Dear Phyllis, I look forward to reading your weekly Q&A, and after years of enjoyment, I have a real estate related question for you. My employer is moving out of state and I will be following them t...

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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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Sellers’ Change of Heart

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 advice column for years and don’t think I have seen you address this...

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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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Appraisal Discrepancies

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, My wife and I are first time buyers and have saved $80,000 for our down payment. Each of our pa...

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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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