Should you sell your home in 2021?

Looking for the Perfect Home in Los Angeles?

You are in the market and looking for the perfect home in Los Angeles. What would be the perfect home for you?

We will assume for this exercise that you know your price limit in terms of your pre-approval and what you are prepared to spend. The list below may help you decide what you can live with and what you can live without. It would be lovely if you could check everything on your list, but not likely.

 

Single Family

  • Location
    • Good school district
    • Maximum commute to work
    • Good walk score
  • Minimum number of beds
  • Minimum number of baths
  • Minimum square feet
  • Minimum lot size
  • Style of home
    • Modern
    • Craftsman
    • Spanish
  • Condition of home:
    • Move-in ready
    • Fixer
    • Tear down
  • Parking
    • No. of cars
    • Covered
    • Driveway/street
  • Amenities
    • Pool
    • Outside space
  • Noise
    • Who are the neighbors?
    • Near a freeway/commercial?

Condo

  • Location
    • Good school district
    • Maximum commute to work
    • Good walk score
  • Minimum number of beds
  • Minimum number of baths
  • Minimum square feet
  • Style of building
  • Condition of unit:
    • Move-in ready
    • Fixer
  • Homeowners Dues/Rules
    • Know your budget/what’s included?
    • Check the building reserves
    • Upcoming assessments?
    • Rules and regulations?
  • Floor
    • Elevator/Walk-up?
    • Lower floor (may be darker)
    • Top floor (no one above you)
    • End unit (even better)
    • Front or back unit (away from street)
    • Location in building…..
  • Noise
    • Where are HVAC units?
    • Who are the neighbors?
  • Parking
    • No. of cars
    • Side by side/tandem?
    • Guest parking?
  • Amenities
    • Pool/spa
    • Gym
    • Inside laundry
    • Community laundry OK?
    • Storage
    • Security
    • Self-managed or professional
    • Gas/electric?

One thing you cannot foresee is the possibility of a building going up and blocking the view that sold you on the home. Look around and do some due diligence, especially if  there buildings or lots which look like they may be developed?

The items above are by no means a complete list, but hopefully are a good place to start.

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