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Is Your Child a UCLA Student? You May Consider Buying Instead of Renting - 04/28/11 02:23 PM
Is your child attending, or about to attend UCLA, one of the world’s top universities? Are you wondering where your baby is going to live? For ease, comfort and added security, buying a Los Angeles condo may be a good option. Renting a condo in Los Angeles, can be a daunting task. You are not sure about the area, rentals are expensive, and you are concerned about safety. Also, when you come into town to visit it would be great to have somewhere to stay. Buying a condo in Los Angeles near UCLA makes a lot of sense. The market is (25 comments)
HGTV’s renovation show is searching for savvy DIYers for the 3rd season of this show in Los Angeles. If you are a Los Angeles homeowner and think you can do a better or cheaper job than a General Contractor, then you are who they want. The goal is for you, the homeowner, to source high–end materials on the cheap, take on the bulk of the labor yourself and manage your subcontractors to get the best quality work at below market prices. When the renovation is done, HGTV’s experts price out the job based on the quality. If their estimate is higher than what you (21 comments)
Whistling While We Work - 04/22/11 10:05 PM
Those of you who have been to Whistler know now beautiful it is. My brother and family have skied all over Europe and the U.S. and Whistler has always been their favorite. They bought a house here. I feel at home here in terms of real estate prices but, of course, the architecture is nouveau Alpine. Beautiful, expensive log houses. And the views. I have pictures of some of them, but that's for the NEXT post (27 comments)
Some of you are curious about my experience with the Xoom. I think it is amazing. Firstly, I am on a plane, taking pictures, connecting to the internet, blogging, checking my MLS, sending emails, seeing who's on Skype (unfortunately I haven't been able to call on it). I haven't downloaded all the apps yet, so I am sure this list would be a lot longer. Why did I get the Xoom over the iPad? I think it is more business user-oriented than the latter. So far the Xoom has exceeded my expectations. BTW I have the Verizon version (32 comments)
You love golf and you are moving to Los Angeles. Where are you going to find the best courses? Firstly, if you are going to live in the City of Los Angeles you are going to want to investigate the City of Los Angeles Public Golf Courses. They are beautiful courses and very inexpensive to play. Green Fees at most courses are $30 for 18 holes during the week and $19 for Twilight rates. Carts are $24 regular rate and $16 for twilight. This is the resident rate. A full Los Angeles City Golf green fee chart can be found (28 comments)
By now I am sure many of you have read the post that discusses the "heinous" act being part of a link ring, in which the author accuses a group of AR members of "gaming Google" and knocking them off their SERPs perch. Firstly, I am not a member of any ring and I am certainly not involved in gaming anyone. I have spent an inordinate amount of time and money in learning how do do things right in optimizing my WordPress site. A great part of what I do I have learned from Active Rain staff and members, and (40 comments)
As always, for those of you thinking of buying a Wilshire Corridor condo I endeavor to keep you informed on a monthly basis about condos sold and available units. The statistics below are for Wilshire Corridor condo sales for the month of March. Wilshire Corridor Sales Report March 2011 All information from the CLAW MLS is deemed accurate but is not guaranteed. * Beverly West and The Carlyle are selling in-house as well as through the MLS so there is no clear record of sold units available. Absorption Rate: Under 6 months = sellers’ market. 6 Months = balanced (15 comments)
What is a HomePath Property and How Can I Buy One? - FAQ #11 - 04/13/11 09:18 PM
Sometimes things sound too good to be true. The HomePath loan program needs to be carefully considered. It isn't for the faint of heart. Donne provides a great overview of the pros and cons. Via Donne Knudsen NMLS#249822, DRE#01364050 Cobalt Financial Corp. (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA): What is a HomePath property and what do I need to do to buy one?
With nearly 800 HomePath properties available here in Los Angeles & Ventura counties and more than 50 more coming up soon, I get numerous calls/emails asking me about these properties. And now, Fannie Mae has special incentives for owner (10 comments)
Los Angeles Homes Buyers, Don't Shy Away from Paying Full Price - 04/11/11 06:12 PM
Los Angeles home buyers you cannot sit on your laurels forever. If a home is in a good location and is priced right, it is going to sold from right under your nose. I was out in Los Feliz, a desirable neighborhood of Los Angeles, looking at a duplex that just came on the market today. The area is great and the price is right, and during the twenty minutes or so that my client and I were there the agent was very busy with visitors. The place needs quite a bit of work and reconfiguring, but the bones are good (35 comments)
Mayor Villaraigosa has signed an ordinance to restrict the size of hillside homes, effective May 9th. The restriction also applies to the steepness of the lots and zone. and imposes a minimum lot size limit in order to standardize developments and set grading limits. Height will be limited to between 28-36 feet depending on the zone and slope of the roof. A neighborhood can adjust restrictions according to their needs. Stifling creativity is one thing, stopping tearing down of neighborhood homes and building a huge building which dwarfs its neighbors and takes out the views is a good thing. This (32 comments)
A pre-listing checklist for Sellers and Agents Lots of people missed this very useful checklist the first time around, so here it is again. Just like making the decision to sign listing papers or stage a home, Sellers can do some other simple things that can make the whole selling process go so much more smoothly. Those (22 comments)
A Los Angeles Realtor® specializing in absentee owners, out-of-town buyers and those needing extra assistance with one of the most important transactions of their lives. Just sit back and relax! You are in capable hands.
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