Were you born between 1946 and 1964? If so you are part of the generation known as baby boomers. And if you were born in the earlier part of that period are you ready to start downsizing? Your children have left, you are rattling around a huge home and realize that you have no need for something […]
You are in the market and looking for the perfect home in Los Angeles. What would be the perfect home for you? We will assume for this exercise that you know your price limit in terms of your pre-approval and what you are prepared to spend. The list below may help you decide what you can live with […]
Before you start your Los Angeles home search here are some tips which may make your life easier. We will of course assume that you have already been pre-approved by a lender, or at least pre-qualified. The next step is to conduct your search, which can be a completely overwhelming process. There are so many […]
This is a great article from SelfStorage.com highlighting things to think about before moving to Los Angeles: “Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: If you can make it in Los Angeles, you can make it in New York. (It’s not the other way around). With a population of about 4 million, LA isn’t a city […]
The Los Angeles real estate market is still favoring sellers and many if not most homes for sale receive many offers. In a multiple offer situation the inspection becomes a more delicate matter than usual since there will almost certainly be one or two backup offers waiting in the wings.
If you are a home buyer, especially in the Los Angeles area, I feel compelled to offer a heads up on what you should be expecting from your agent. This especially applies if your are a first-time home buyer because you may not understand how the process works.
I often get calls from buyers, especially first timers, asking about a property they presume is my listing because it is on my website. Since I run an Internet Data Exchange (IDX) feed on my website, all listings provided by my Multiple Listing Service (MLS) are provided to my site through my IDX, hence the confusion. I am, of course, happy to help them since this is a source for some of my business. However, the first question I ask is if they already have an agent. Many of them do. That is when I feel compelled to explain what the role of their agent is which is what their agent should have already explained to them.