Beverlywood Neighborhood News

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Market Update: According to the MLS, a total of 15 homes sold in the Beverlywood and Adjacent area during the entire month of August 2011, compared to 18 last month and 15 in August 2010. The homes that sold were on the market for an average of 47 days, compared to an average of 48 […]

Play Up Smaller Rooms

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While small spaces can be cozy and quaint, they can sometimes scare away buyers looking for a home they can grow in. In order to maximize small spaces for the open house, home sellers should be sure to consider some tips from home staging experts and interior designers on how to make a small space […]

‘McMansions’ Turn Into Hot Issue – Beverlywood Real Estate

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Koretz Proposes Limiting New Home Sizes to 3,000 Square Feet Emotions ran high last week at a Tuesday night meeting held by the Beverly Wilshire Homes Association (BWHA) at the Original Farmers Market. The topic: mansionization. Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, 5th District, met with Beverly Grove residents, both for and against mansionization, to discuss […]

Mortgage Rates Hit Record Low

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Mortgage rates tumbled to the lowest level in the history of Freddie Mac’s weekly survey, with 30-year fixed-rate home loans being offered this week at an average 4.15%, down from last week’s 4.32%. Freddie Mac said in its weekly report that loans with variable interest rates also hit record lows, as did shorter-term fixed-rate loans. […]

Financial Fears Should Keep Buyers from the Open House

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While some homebuyers may have decided to forgo their open house rounds due to financial fears this year, some experts explain that consumers should not over react to market turmoil, according to the Orange County Register. While it would be difficult to argue that the nation was not still experiencing backlash from the recession, housing […]

Los Angeles: One of the Most Walkable Cities

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While many may think more about traffic jams when they consider Los Angeles, L.A. insiders may hold a different view of their fair city, which has been named one of the most walkable metropolises in the nation. Many of Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods received high ratings from Walk Score, the company that has rated the […]

New Loan Limits on the Horizon

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Fannie Mae is set to lower the high-cost loan limit on conventional loans. Changes will go into effect in October. For loans originated on or before September 30, 2011, the “temporary” high-cost area loan limits will apply and will be the same as the 2010 high-cost area loan limits, up to a maximum of $729,750 […]

Curb Appeal in the Back Yard? That’s Right!

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The American Society of Landscape Architects recently conducted its annual residential preferences research study. An attractive back yard is a big factor for most homebuyers. Here are some tips to help up your back yard curb appeal. Common sense indicates that you should remove any outdated, worn, or broken segments of the structure. Cover or cap exposed […]

One of My Favorite Beverlywood Lunch Spots

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Favorite Beverlywood Lunch Spots: Dolce Isola I love this place come lunchtime. They have the tastiest food for half the price of most other lunch eat-ins and their pastries are to die for. The Dolce Isola sidewalk bakery and café in Beverylwood offers all of the charm and distinguished décor of its predecessors, (The Ivy, […]

Beverlywood Market Update

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Market Update:  According to the MLS, a total of 15 homes sold in the Beverlywood and Adjacent area during the entire month of June 2011, compared to 17 last month and 13 in June 2010.  The homes that sold were on the market for an average of 54 days, compared to an average of 39 […]

 
 
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