I often get contacted by anxious parents whose child is moving to Los Angeles, either for school or work. You are worried about where they are going to live and want to make sure that they are safe and secure, especially New Yorkers who are used to buildings with doormen.
Los Angeles can be an intimidating prospect for you, and unless you are prepared to pay a high premium for a … Continue Reading …
A large percentage of the potential home-buyers I speak to have a basic knowledge of how credit scores influence the interest rate received when they finance their home purchase. Most understand the basic principal: The higher their credit scores, the lower their interest rate.
I read a CNBC article today entitled, "How poor credit costs you on homeowners insurance". It delivered a strong … Continue Reading …
If you are thinking of buying or renting a condo on the Wilshire Corridor there are some facts to consider. Also known as The Golden Mile, the Corridor is an approximately 2-mile stretch of luxury high-rise condominium buildings which runs from just east of Westwood Village to the west side of the Los Angeles Country Club. There are 31 of these buildings but not all of them will provide what a … Continue Reading …
I wrote recently about Fannie Mae's announcement regarding the extension of the waiting period for those Buyers hoping to become Homeowners once again after having experienced a Short Sales (Pre-Foreclosures).
The waiting period is now extended out to 4 years ... regardless of Loan-to-Value considerations (or Down Payment percentages).
Naturally, there's been a wide range of reaction to Fannie … Continue Reading …
You have decided to sell your Los Angeles home and are in the process of picking an agent to represent you. They are not difficult to find. They may still be knocking on your door, sending you postcards in the mail, or maybe cold calling you. There are hundreds of them with online websites, and someone may have referred one to you. So how do you choose the right one for you?
The same way the … Continue Reading …
Are you looking for a Los Angeles home for sale by zip code? Hopefully the breakdown of some selected codes below will help.
If you would like information on the performance of other Los Angeles zip codes please don't hesitate to contact me.
90007, 90012, 90013
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If you are unrepresented, when you first start looking for a home for sale or rent in Los Angeles, or anywhere else for that matter, you will be faced with so many choices. The search term "buying a home in Los Angeles" will bring you 77 million plus results. If you are more specific, for instance "buying a condo on the Wilshire Corridor", you will be faced with a "mere" 175,000 results.
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Let's check in on the Los Angeles real estate real estate market by neighborhood for the 2nd Qtr of 2014 and compare it to the previous Qtr. How is the inventory? How are sales going?
The communities below exclude the cities of Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and Culver City, and the communities of Westwood, Brentwood and Century City which are covered separately, as is the … Continue Reading …