SELLER GUIDE

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME Appraisals & Market Value Are there standard ways to determine how much a home is worth?  How do you determine how much a home is worth?  What about appraised value and market value?  What is the difference between list price and sale price?  Disclosure Are agents responsible for disclosing material […]

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BUYER GUIDE

HOW TO BUY Appraisals & Market Value Are there standard ways to determine how much a home is worth? Yes. A comparative market analysis and an appraisal are the two most common and reliable ways to determine a home’s value. Your real estate agent can provide a comparative market analysis, an informal estimate of value […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new listings fell nearly 45%, and sales volume fell 15% compared to last year. Fortunately, as restrictions have eased, we’ve seen […]

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Essential Factors to Consider When Selling Your Home in 2020

The housing market took a major hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as states begin to reopen, now could be the perfect time to sell your home. Not only is inventory relatively low, but demand is high and interest rates for mortgages are at historic lows, all of which can benefit home sellers. One factor […]

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A few ways to boost your finances

The economy has shed some signs of improving, but indications are we still have a lot of rough road ahead of us. Pandemic or not, it is always a good time to cut back on your regular monthly bills, if you can. For many, once you’ve cut out some of the more obvious expenses, it […]

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The square footage of your home

A house that jingles roomy and spacious online may actually have 800 of its square feet in an enclosed patio. EekkK, what does that mean? It is not unusual for a home in the Los Angeles Metro area to have converted garages and patio spaces but Buyers are often confused at the square footage difference […]

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Weather Damage and How to Protect Your Home

  When you own a home, it’s likely your biggest investment. To protect it, you have to get ahead of issues that can cause it harm. Unfortunately, you can’t avoid your home’s biggest adversary: Mother Nature. What you can do, however, is take steps to reduce weather-related damage so that your home (as well as […]

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