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Making an offer on an overpriced listing

Before presenting an overpriced property to my clients I make sure I’ve done research to determine why its numbers are inflated.   Here’s a terrific article about this subject: 4 considerations when making offer on ‘overpriced’ listing BY TARA-NICHOLLE NELSON Q: I am currently in the market for a new home. I have found a […]

Some Housing Markets Are Rising; Others, Not So Much

  Some Housing Markets Are Rising; Others, Not So Much By Nick Timiraos A smattering of home-price indexes is painting a confusing picture of where housing markets are headed.a confusing picture of where housing markets are headed. One reason for the confusion is that there’s no such thing as a national housing market. That may have been true in […]

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 […]

Chick A Dee Smoke Detector

I hope all of you have a working Smoke Detector in your homes. And if you do, it is always good to check that is working properly, which is exactly what I will be doing today when I get home from work. Now I’m sure you’re wondering why the mention, Chick a Dee Smoke Detector […]

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 […]

9 Documents That Help You Reap Real Estate Tax Breaks

It’s that time of year-Tax time. The IRS Tax filing deadline is on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. I’m a fan of getting our taxes done by the end of February. After the New Year, I actually look forward to gathering up all paperwork while organizing all numbers, possible deductions and itemizing details. It is also during this time when I realize […]