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Take the Stress Out of Finding a Home in Los Angeles

Are you looking for a home for sale in Los Angeles? If you are new to L.A. or are overwhelmed and just don’t want to go through the process alone you have come to the right place. When making any major purchase I would love to just hand all the details over to someone who will tell me what to do and guide me …

Want to Live Near the Ocean in Los Angeles? Some Options

You may be on your way to moving to our fair city with a desire to live near the ocean. These are some of the areas that border the ocean. However be aware that proximity to the ocean does not guarantee an ocean view. Playa Del Rey,  located just south of Silicon Beach, and close to LAX  is the most moderately priced beach community …

What’s The Difference Between a Buyers’ And a Sellers’ Market?

If you are in the process of making a real estate move I am sure you will have heard the discussion of whether it is a buyers’ or a sellers’ market and you may have wondered what’s the difference and does it matter. Yes it does matter as you certainly want to be on the right side of the market. So what’s the difference …

What to Look For When Buying a Home in Los Angeles

You are ready to buy a home in Los Angeles. You have your loan pre-approval, check. You have your downpayment, check. You have chosen your Realtor®, check. Your next step is to find that ideal home. Your Realtor® will have established what kind of home you are looking for and the location and will have put your criteria into a Multiple Listing (MLS) search. …

Moving to Los Angeles? Where Do You Start?

Are you thinking of relocating to Los Angeles and don’t know quite where to start? Do you need help?  Someone who knows the area and has helped numerous people like yourself settle in? Here are some things to consider: Aldous Huxley wrote in his 1925 book, Americana that Los Angeles was ‘nineteen suburbs in search of a metropolis’. That number has grown significantly as you can …

Century City Condo Market Report 2018

Let’s take a look at how the  Century City condo market did in 2018 building by building. Century Hill Sold: 14 Average price: $1,343,500- down 6% from 2017 Average price per sq. ft: $583.84 Homeowners dues: $1,630 to $2,217 2 active listings. Century Hill is in a sellers’ market Century Towers Sold: 14 Average price: $1,312,260 – up 9% over 2017 Average price per …

When Applying for Your Mortgage, It’s “FATE and RATE”

Gene Mundt, Chicago Mortgage Originator is always a mine of information re the mortgage industry. Here is information on the importance of maintaining a good credit score. Most of the loan applicants I work with come to me already aware of the fact that their credit scores and credit history contribute to and affect the interest rate quote they will receive upon application for a mortgage … They also …

Santa Monica Real Estate Market Report 2018

How did the Santa Monica real estate market do in 2018 compared with the previous year.  Let’s take a look. Please note that the stats below run from January 2018 thru January 2019.   The number of single family homes sold in in 2018 was down 17% over 2017.  The number of condos was down 6%.   The median price for single family homes rose …

California Housing Market Update 2018

The California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) released their 2018 housing market report. Here is an overview of the study: With years of low inventory, a good economy, and the solid growth of new households, home sales were predicted to rise. This was the case through April. However, in May housing demand dropped, prices continued to increase, but at a slower rate, and more homes …

What is Dual Agency in Real Estate?

I have written often about dual agency in real estate and how to choose the right agent but there is an excellent article from the Consumer Federation of America which goes into great detail on the downside of consumers using the listing agent to help them negotiate their home sale or purchase. Here are some of the highlights of the article: Consumers believe that …

Let’s Check in on The Wilshire Corridor Condo Market 2018

Another year has flown by and it's time to check in on the Wilshire Corridor condo market to see how sales went during 2018 by individual building. The numbers in red reflect the change over 2017. 1200 Club View Drive – Beverly West (Not all sales are reported through the MLS) Number sold: 2 Average price: $9,375,000 Average price per sq. ft: $2,363.50 Average ...

How is the Westwood Real Estate Market | November 2018

Your monthly update on the Westwood real estate market – November 2018, compared with the previous month and the same period in 2017.   The number of sales of homes last month was the same as November 2017 and up one over the previous month. Condo sales were up 13.6% over 2017 but down 14% over last month.   Inventory for single family homes …

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