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                        Washington Post Moving has been proven to be one of the most stressful events there is—second only to renovating when it comes to real estate-related factors. And that’s when you’re just moving down the street! Buying a home in Los Angeles and relocating your family to a ...
11/23/2015
West Coast Design and Photo Want to know the hottest time of the year to buy a home?Spring, you say? That’s obvious, right? It’s when inventory starts to increase, with families looking to sell so they can get their kids all settled before the new school year starts.No, it’s got to be summer, wh...
11/09/2015
US News New changes have come to the mortgage industry, and they’ll either: Delay your closing and give you a big headache Or delay your closing but keep everything on track And it all depends on who you’re working with, starting with your real estate agent.First, a little background:“Mortgage l...
10/07/2015
If you’re getting ready to buy your first place, you may have your eyes on a condo. Perhaps it’s because the idea of low-maintenance living is attractive, or maybe because it’s all you think you can afford. OK, who are we kidding: it’s TOTALLY because you think it’s all you can afford. But there’...
09/25/2015
CNBC I lied today. And I don’t just mean once. I lied six times that I can recall. In fact, I lie all the time. And you know why? Because I’m a real estate agent. Real estate agents are professional liars. It’s the truth (no, really!). We lie because we have to. Because: clients. It’s no secret ...
09/17/2015
Pachd Are you being priced out of the Valley? If you’ve been looking for a home in the area, you know that prices haven’t exactly been hospitable lately. In fact, “The median price of a previously owned home in the San Fernando Valley hit $600,000 in July, its highest level in eight years, and s...
08/31/2015
Zillow is the real estate agent’s worst enemy. And it isn’t any kinder to buyers and sellers. Harsh, right? So is their basic home pricing structure, cleverly called “Zestimates,” which feeds the public’s need for information with blatant inaccuracies that misinform buyers and sellers, exacerbat...
08/20/2015
So you’ve decided you’re selling your home, and you’re excited about the change of scenery—and even more excited to make a nice little profit on your existing home. But then you put it on the market, and…nothing.Few things stink more than waiting around for an offer to come in—especially if you’v...
08/13/2015
I came across a Harris Poll the other day that, unfortunately, was not shocking. It listed real estate as the least prestigious profession. The Day America Told the Truth, a book by advertising mavens James Patterson and Peter Kim, had real estate at No. 13 on the list of Top 20 Sleaziest Ways to...
08/05/2015
There’s an old saying that if a home is priced right, eventually it will sell. And, for the most part, that’s true. But sales price is only the beginning.Buyers are picky, and when they have lots of options to choose from, you need to make sure your home is the one they remember—for the right rea...
07/20/2015
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