For a job as big as buying or selling a home…

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GO AHEAD, USE ALL THE TOOLS IN THE TOOLBOX I get it. Sometimes, prospective home buyers want pricing information for various properties without having to rely on a real estate agent. This is where real estate sites like Zillow.com, Redfin.com and Trulia can come in very handy. These sites are business websites, established to get […]

EVERY PEARL STARTS AS A SINGLE GRAIN OF SAND…

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In real estate, we are often reminded that there are times when you have to represent the “sand” before it becomes the “pearl.”  Such was the case when Dan May found the buyer for this “fixer” in Reynier Village. In serious disrepair and scheduled to go to auction by the LA County Assessor, Dan May […]

HOW TO KEEP PROPERTY TAXES LOW WHEN MOVING…

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HERE'S HOW.  “I’d sell my home but the property taxes on my new house will ruin me”.  Propositions 60 and 90 allow senior citizens in California to transfer the trended base value from their current home to a replacement property if certain requirements are met. This may result in substantial tax savings. Proposition 60 […]

Value of Pre-Sale Home Inspection

The Value of a Pre-Sale Home Inspection

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January 23, 2019 In most residential real estate transactions, the buyer(s) have up to 17 days to conduct property inspections before having to remove their inspection contingency. Frequently they discover conditions during this period and ask the seller to repair or replace some items, or give them a credit, sometimes substantial, before they agree to […]

Q4 2018 Compared to Q4 2017 Beverlywood

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Q4 2018 Compared to Q4 2017 Beverlywood HOA and Adjacent Areas of West LA                       Summary: The fourth quarter of 2018 saw the average Beverlywood HOA and Adjacent single home price rise 4% when compared to Q4 of last year. The total number of single family homes sold rose 13% […]

Beverlywood Market News

Beverlywood Area Real Estate Market News 2014 Review

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Happy New Year!  It’s that time again to track and analyze the prevailing trends in the Beverlywood and Adjacent area of West LA (Area #9 in the MLS) single family residential real estate market.  (All data used for analysis is supplied by the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Area Multiple Listing Service and is deemed accurate). […]

Where to Go During an Earthquake

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Wondering where to go during an earthquake? Here is a great article I thought I would share, especially with the recent rumblings in Beverly Hills… My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI ), the world’s most experienced rescue team. The information in […]

Beverlywood Real Estate Market Update

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Beverlywood Real Estate Market Update: According to the MLS, a total of 17 homes sold in the Beverlywood and Adjacent area during the entire month of May 2012 compared to 14 last month and 17 one year ago. The single family homes that sold were on the market for an average of 58 days, compared […]

Beverlywood Real Estate Market Report

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Beverlywood Real Estate Market Report Market Update: According to the MLS, a total of 13 homes sold in the Beverlywood and Adjacent area during the entire month of January 2012 compared to 8 last month and 7 one year ago. The single family homes that sold were on the market for an average of 78 […]

Homeowners’ Winter Checklist

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Heads up homeowners: start getting their homes ready for the winter season. Here’s a checklist that will ensure safety and comfort throughout the holiday season. Although smoke detectors usually alert owners when they need new batteries, it is important to check the batteries and make sure they are working properly. Older homes should have enough […]

Housing Affordability Improves for California

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Good news coming out from CAR, California Association of Realtors, for California would be home owners… Lower home prices and record-low interest rates are contributing to the continual improvement of housing affordability. The percentage of home buyers that could afford to purchase a median-priced, single-family home in California has continued to rise with each quarter according to CAR’s […]

Conforming Loan Limits Might be on the Rise

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Real estate professionals who have been speaking out against the recent decrease in conforming loan limits for government-backed home loans won a small victory in the Senate this month. Beginning October 1, the conforming loan limit for loans backed by lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration decreased to $625,500. […]

Home Ownership King

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Americans continue to place a high value on homeownership, but qualifying for a mortgage and saving up for a down payment in an economy that won’t produce jobs keeps many uncertain. The results of the Hanley Wood’s Housing 360 Survey say 89 percent of owners and 59 percent of renters feel that homeownership is important […]

 
 
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