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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 […]

Bright and sunny Golden Hills

The Golden Hills area in Redondo Beach will always hold a special place in my heart. For a few years, we lived on a darling, bright and sunny street. Our little house was a cottage like home with  a lot of character and the neighbors were are charming as the street. Definitely great memories there. […]

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 […]

Vacation home!

Around this time of year, vacation rentals are a hot need in the Southbay and happening areas of Los Angeles. For our office, the Hermosa and Manhattan Beach Sand section is always booked up with vacation rentals. Vacation visitors from Europe, the East Coast and beyond schedule their perfect vacation rental months ahead……sometimes a year […]

Darling Hermosa Beach home!

I could not wait to share this lovely and tastefully renovated home in Hermosa Beach. You will see 1244 15th St has an immense amount of charm and character. Located on a quite and semi-private street, walking distance to Hermosa Beach Elementary makes this home the perfect family charmer. I simply had to share! I particularly […]

Short Sale, Foreclosures and a REO

After covering Short Sale~Foreclosure myths and hearsay, I wanted to share some brief and simple descriptions on the same topics that my old broker shared with me. I found this very useful, I hope you do too.   The market place overall has adjusted to the prices for the most part. This is important to […]

5 Foreclosure Myths for 2012

Last week I blogged about a great article on Short Sales:Top Myths debunked. The article features great information and clarifies myths that some of you had heard about in regards to Short Sales. This week, Trulia released a new article on “5 Foreclosure Myths for 2012” I hope you find this article as useful. I […]