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Last Week in Los Angeles Real Estate 6/22/2015

Affordable housing is a oxymoron in Los Angeles. The California Supreme Court has taken steps to address the problem by making it easier for cities and counties to require developers to sell housing at below market rates. This could be a condition...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Jun 23, 2015

In a Low Inventory Market How Should You Price Your Home?

Much of Los Angeles is experiencing a sellers’ market right now. How do you define a sellers’ market? It is based on low inventory.  Loosely you would take the number of homes sold over the past six months compared with the number of hom...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Jun 7, 2015

An Agent’s Guide to Buying Your First Home in Los Angeles

If you are a first-time Los Angeles home buyer you are probably wondering what is involved in the buying process and how you will be protected. A good real estate agent will monitor the entire process and make sure that nothing falls through the crac...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on May 5, 2015

But It Says You Are The Listing Agent!

When looking for a home to buy in Los Angeles you may be surfing the internet. Don't assume the site on which you land is that of the listing agent. There is more about why you should not use the listing agent to represent you, but this post is to ed...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Apr 1, 2015

Selling a Home? Be Safe Out There. Disclose Everything

When selling a home in Los Angeles the seller needs to make sure that they have disclosed anything they know about the property. Telling the truth will not come back to you. Hiding material facts may. The post Selling a Home? Be Safe Out There. Discl...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Mar 25, 2015

Westwood Homes for Sale 2014 Market Report

Are you interested in finding out how the Westwood real estate market performed in 2014. Home of the Wilshire Corridor, which is covered separately, inventory has been way down of late. How are sales going now? Let's take a look. The post Westwood Ho...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Mar 18, 2015

How to Get Your Offer Accepted When Buying a Home

When you have found the home you love, your real estate agent will help you decide how to structure your offer in a way that it will be accepted. Here are some points to consider: The amount of earnest money. This is usually 3% of the purchase price...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Mar 2, 2015

How Do You Decide What Price to Offer?

Hopefully you will have your own agent representing you in the purchase, but if you are using the listing agent, who is working for the seller, make a point of asking him or her to keep your discussions and information confidential. Your real estate...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Feb 25, 2015

How Does The Lender Determine Your Loan Amount?

The overall way that lenders decide how much loan you qualify for, and that is by considering your debt-to-income ratio. This is a comparison of your gross (pre-tax) income to housing and other expenses. Other expenses include such long-term debts a...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Feb 21, 2015

Los Angeles Real Estate Market. 2014 in Review

Let's take a look how Los Angeles real estate did in 2014 and compare it to the previous year. The communities below exclude the cities of Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and Culver City, and the communities of Westwood, Brentwood and Ce...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Feb 6, 2015

Before You Start Your Home Search Determine Your Needs

May home buyers start looking at homes before really understanding their needs. Making a list of what you can live with and without is going to make the search process much easier. Some things to consider are: Should the house be close to certain sch...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Feb 2, 2015

Brentwood Los Angeles Homes for Sale. 2014 Market Report

Brentwood is a trendy, upscale neighborhood on the Westside of Los Angeles. A mix of apartments and condo buildings to the south and single family the further north you go into the hills. With its high end dining and shopping and high walkscore, Bren...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Jan 27, 2015

How Do I Know if I am Ready to Buy a Home?

You want to buy a home. How do you know if you are ready? Ask yourself these questions: Do I have a steady source of income (usually a job)? Have I been employed on a regular basis for the last 2-3 years? Is my current income steady? How is my bill p...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Jan 23, 2015

How Does Buying a Home Compare With Renting?

One can get very comfortable in a rental situation, but there is no comparison between owning your own home and renting. There are a couple of advantages to renting: one is being generally free of most maintenance responsibilities, and the other is...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Jan 18, 2015

How Do You Improve the Value of Your Home?

Buyers generally seek the least expensive home in the best neighborhood within their price range. Upgrading your home to stand out on the block is not necessarily going to add value. For example if neighbors are all 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2,000 sq...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Jan 13, 2015

How Will my Home be Marketed Once it is Listed For Sale?

by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Jan 9, 2015

Selling Your Home? How Should You Price it?

This video provides and overview of points to think about when selling your home in Los Angeles. Bottom line your goal is to get the best price AND terms based on the market at the time you are selling. Market conditions interest rates and compet...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Jan 5, 2015

When is The Best Time to Sell my Los Angeles Home?

As you’ll see in this video, real estate marketplaces are generally most active in summer because families with children want to move in before school starts. So more homes are typically available in summer as well. But buyers and sellers tend to b...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Dec 31, 2014

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Los Angeles Home

You are getting ready to sell your Los Angeles home. Here are some mistakes to avoid – take some notes from the video! 1. Don’t Sell Before The House Is Ready. If it doesn’t present well, it won’t sell well. 2. Don’t Over-Improve Peop...
by Los Angeles Real Estate News on Dec 24, 2014

The Real-Life Ozzie and Harriet TV House

~The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet ~ The real-life house The Nelson family lived in was on the show for external TV shots as the fictional Nelson’s home. I did not know that! The interior... Head over for more and thank you for subscribing...
by Housekaboodle on Sep 25, 2014


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