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How to Tell When it’s Time to Fire Your Realtor

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, In August I signed a contract with a local real estate agent. Other than one open house and a few a...

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Winning the bidding wars

Appraisal Discrepancies

Dear Phyllis, My wife and I are first time buyers and have saved $80,000 for our down payment. Each of our parents is helping us with the remainder. Out of five offers, our $985,000 bid was the highest. We hired an inspector and everyth...

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Pasadena Luxury Home Sales

Pasadena Luxury Home Sales

Last month (November 2016) the most expensive luxury home sale in Pasadena was 1315 S. Oakland Ave. This stunning Craftsman closed escrow for $4,199,000. It was listed previously with the same agent for about five months for $4,580,000. The sel...

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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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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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