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Mold Myths Part 1

Recognizing potential mold problems before buying or selling a house is crucial. Sometimes you can visibly see or smell certain kinds of mold, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Many molds grow in areas that are inaccessible, such as attics or between walls. If you suspect a house has mold, it’s imperative to have […]

Playa Vista turning into Silicon Beach

One of the most common questions I get asked is “what do you think about the real estate market nowadays?” My response is “The market is great! Especially in the Beach Cities!“ Los Angeles is a beautiful but congested city, with very little land left undeveloped – with the exception of Playa Vista, which many […]

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 […]

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 […]