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Consider Bike Score When Buying a Los Angeles Home

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If you are a home buyer, you’ve probably seen refence to a “Walk Score” for any property you are considering.   For example, look at homes for sale in Los Angeles and you will see the Walk Score® shown as a number between 0 and 100.  This number represents the “walkability” of an address.  The higher…Read More »

Saving Money in Your Los Angeles Home – Energy Saving Tips

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In today’s world, saving energy is important.  As a home owner, or a future home owner, there are many costs of home ownership to think about.  One of these is the amount spent on utilities.  Did you know that you can request an energy audit from your power company to find ways that you can reduce…Read More »

Terms to Know When Buying or Selling a Los Angeles Home

Real estate terms

When you are a home buyer or seller, you will hear different real estate terms used during the process.  We have listed some of the common real estate terms and their definition that will help you when buying or selling a Los Angeles home. “CLOSING DATE” – The closing date refers to the date title transfers from…Read More »

Five tips to Sell Your La Canada Home

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If you are considering selling your La Canada home, your timing could be perfect!  Recently home sellers have been pleasantly surprised by a turn-around in market activity – more buyers are entering the market and with a decrease in inventory of homes for sale, this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for.  Let…Read More »

How to Get Started to Buy a Los Angeles Home

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Are you ready to buy a Los Angeles home?   Buying a home – if it is your first home, or you are moving into a new home – is an exciting time, and it can be scary.   Buying for a Los Angeles home involves several steps. First, you probably have narrowed your search to a…Read More »

La Canada Homeowners – Sell Your Home with an Open House

Open house

Selling a La Canada home? Have an Open House One important marketing strategy in selling a house in today’s La Canada real estate market is a public open house.  Typically we host open houses on a Sunday afternoon.  The public is invited.  You can expect to have potential home buyers, “lookie loos” and many neighbors…Read More »

Buying A Home? Apps For Home Buyers

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Looking for a home to buy?  Enter the world of technology – beyond computers – to make the home buying process as easy as picking up your phone!  Smartphone “applications”, or “apps” as they are called,  are very user-friendly and designed with the home buyer in mind.  Let’s look at some useful apps for home buyers. But,…Read More »

Buying a Los Angeles home? Know the key to home loans!

Key to home loans

Many areas of the United States – including Los Angeles- are seeing a shift towards a seller’s market. In a seller’s market, homes for sale may receive multiple offers and are often sold in less time. Home sellers get excited at that news, but if you are trying to purchase a home, it may make…Read More »

Feng Shui and Your Home for Sale

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You’ve probably heard the term – “feng shui”.  It is employed as an art to create “balance” and “harmony”.  Most likely you’ve “felt” the feng shui of a home.  You walk in and it just doesn’t feel right.  Yet, if you watch any of the television shows involving interior re-design or the makeover of garden…Read More »

Tips for Moving Into Your New Home

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Moving into a new Los Angeles home can be a fun and exciting time in your life, but it can also be challenging.  Our clients experience stress and exhaustion – and often report extra doses of Vitamin C are in order.  We have some tips for moving to help with a coordinated, inexpensive and organized transition. A move…Read More »