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Learn why bidding wars are so common

Learn why bidding wars are so common

Multiple offers and bidding wars have become very common in many Los Angeles real estate communities.  Bidding wars are prevalent in neighborhoods such as La Crescenta, La Canada, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Montrose, Altadena, Burbank and Toluca L...

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La Crescenta Luxury Home Sales 1

La Canada Luxury Real Estate Sales

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Last month the most expensive La Canada luxury home sale was 453 Somerset Place which sold for the asking price of $5,495,000 MLS remarks read: This exquisite English Revival Estate in La Canada Flintr...

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The Eight Most Common Questions Asked by Home buyers 3

The Eight Most Common Questions Asked by Home buyers

Home buyers have a lot of questions, and if they don’t they should. According to Realtor.com these are the eight most common questions asked by buyers (with my answers): 1. What home can I afford? Only a home buyer knows how much home they ...

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Four Reasons Seniors are now Moving 3

Four Reasons Seniors are now Moving

Following the 2008 recession, most homeowners delayed moving as we watched the equity in our homes plummet and our stock portfolios plunge. I remember being reluctant to open my mutual fund statements. Because of declining real estate values, m...

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What are Tiny Houses? 1

What are Tiny Houses?

Tiny homes come in all shapes and sizes, including container homes. The average American spends more than ¼ of his income towards housing.  Tiny houses offer the benefit of living a simpler, less expensive lifestyle (and who doesn’t long fo...

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LA WEEKEND: LOS ANGELES WEEKEND EVENTS & ACTIVITIES, FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND: 6/19-6/21

Home Staging on a Budget

While professional home staging is not always worth the expense, there are some instances when home staging really makes a difference. Not every home needs to be professionally staged with rented furniture and this is where your real estate age...

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Is having earthquake insurance necessary? 2

Buyers Beware of Incurable Defects

It’s an extremely strong seller’s market in Los Angeles. We are in the midst of prime home buying season – and the competition is tough. Most would-be home buyers are writing several offers before they are the successful bidder. (Learn ...

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La Canada Flintridge January 2016 Real Estate Sales 1

REAL ESTATE NEWS

Do you enjoy keeping up with the news? I still subscribe to the Los Angeles Times, but don't always read it So much is online now, but that's another discussion. Here's the top real estate news: *13 Outdoor Dates in LA *These recently ca...

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The Importance of Good Credit

The Importance of Good Credit

Being in the real estate business, I know the importance of a good credit history.  My daughters both recently graduated college and are now employed.  My oldest daughter deplores credit and was a bit resistant to my suggestion that she obta...

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WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL CONTINGENCY?

WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL CONTINGENCY?

  It’s a red hot seller’s market. Inventory is low and some home buyers are nearing desperation.  They are tired of writing offers and not being selected. There are many components of a strong offer other than price. When the price o...

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