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Mold Myths Part 1

Mold concerns are often a concern when buying a property. There are myths, perceptions and fear about the unknown yet inevitable. At times, one can get a hint of moisture scent, but most often it’s unseen. And that is where a home or mold inspection play their role. Here are 6 or 13 Mold Myths […]

Manhattan Beach Village homes

  Ever since I have lived in the Southbay, I have been drawn by the exclusive Manhattan Beach Village home community. There is something quaint about this private coummunity. The green lush landscape and serene drive through its neighboorhood immediately puts anyone at ease. Manhattan Beach Village is a collection of 400 custom town and […]

Connections through Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rentals in any beach area have always been in demand, particularly during the summer months. This is without fail the case with the vacation rentals we manage. What has amazed me more are the amazing connections with clients, which we have developed along the way, nationwide and overseas. Since it can be a challenge […]

10 Things to check when buying a house

Enjoy ten items for determining a house’s overall quality before you commit to the cost of hiring a house inspector according to The structure. From a reasonably distant vantage point, look at the house. Do the walls appear to be plumb and flat? From inside, are any walls bowed or not square at corners? […]

The Pocket listings phenomenon

Pocket listings aka “off-market” listings have become more and more common for the quietly listed properties. Why? you may wonder…I know I did. For as long as I have been in Real Estate, I have often questioned why a seller would list this way. How can a realtor effectively test the market and secure the […]

Low appraisals that don’t reflect rising markets are ruining deals!

Low Real Estate appraisals have become such a common occurrence nowadays. Unfortunately when this happens, these low appraisals have the potential to compromise deals, if not kill them all together. To make matters worse, many lenders have taken to using appraisal management companies, which often hire appraisers who do not know the local markets  they […]

Overpriced homes

When working with my buyers, I am never surprised to hear their concerns when I present them with an overpriced property. Most times, buyers will not bother when this happens. Don’t get me wrong, I would never encourage an overpriced property, but there is always a reason why a property if over priced. It may […]