THINKING OF SELLING?

What is My Home Worth?

What is My Home Worth?

There are many elements that affect the value of your home… Some under your control, but sadly, most are not. The condition is certainly under your control: What does it look like from the curb? Is the landscaping attractive? How is the paint? Are there maintenance issues? How is the roof, the plumbing, carpets, floors? […]

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Value of Advertising and Marketing

Value of Advertising and Marketing

One of the two major jobs that I do for you is Marketing Manager. It is of primary importance. A marketing plan is really a strategy for getting the most people and the right people into your home as quickly as possible. A really good Marketing Plan also has a strategy for creating excitement and […]

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How to get the best possible price and terms?

How to get the best possible price and terms?

First you must know the brutal truth. It does not matter at all if you are delighted or disappointed with the news. If you are to maximize your results, you must know. Second, you must have a pricing strategy that gets you the most attention from buyers interested in your price range. Then you must […]

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Negotiating an Agreement

Negotiating an Agreement

Negotiating has been described as a dance. Two parties each with its own issues and desires…Some of these are clear and obvious and others are hidden or obscure. The business of a negotiation is to satisfy the issues of both parties at the same time…thus the dance. The Basic steps are: Buyer writes his desires […]

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HOPING TO BUY A HOME?

Calculate Your Loan Payments

Calculate Your Loan Payments

Well before it is time to get serious about a specific home, you need to consider your financing options. We have provided a mortgage calculator so you can try out different choices:  30 year loan, 15 year loan, down payment and interest rates.  All you need to do is change the choice and the calculator […]

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Getting Started Buying a Home

Getting Started Buying a Home

From your doctor to your lawyer to your mechanic, you expect diagnosis and analysis before any prescriptions are made. I know you wouldn’t walk in to your doctor’s office and demand an operation in the morning. In fact, if your doctor agreed on the spot you would walk out muttering something about “quack” and “malpractice.” […]

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Step two: Getting a Real Estate Education

Step two: Getting a Real Estate Education

It can be overwhelming. Once you have finally decided to buy a home, maybe even gotten pre-approved for a specific price, you now have to decide where to look. Where is the best place to spend your housing dollars? It is step two, on the road. I call this process, getting an education. Let’s assume […]

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Buyer Financing

Buyer Financing

For most people, getting qualified for a loan is a must. There are as many loan programs as there are people looking to buy a home. Each program has its pros and cons. So depending up on your own special needs, our lender associates can find the one that will suit. How much will the […]

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REAL ESTATE NEWS

Current MLS Sales Statistics for Hollywood Hills

Current MLS Sales Statistics for Hollywood Hills

The image below is the statistics from the Multiple Listing Service  [MLS] for the area of Los Angeles known as Hollywood Hills East.  The data is from the past two years (24 months)

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Filed in Real Estate News by on January 29, 2016
Case-Shiller Data Shows Pronounced Increases in Los Angeles

Case-Shiller Data Shows Pronounced Increases in Los Angeles

Home prices have been climbing throughout 2015. On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, S&P Dow Jones Indices published the November report and the gains continue.  The second chart shows how the 20 cities have done since the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index bottomed in January 2012. Following is the Case-Shiller data for Los Angeles from 1980 […]

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Filed in Real Estate News by on January 28, 2016
Prices, Sales in So Cal rise in December 2015

Prices, Sales in So Cal rise in December 2015

According C.A.R. Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young, “In line with our forecast, California’s housing market experienced strong sales and price growth throughout last year, with the median price increasing 6.2 percent for the year as a whole to reach $474,420 in 2015.  Looking forward, we expect the foundation for the housing market to […]

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Filed in Real Estate News by on January 22, 2016
Home Prices Jump 6.2% in November

Home Prices Jump 6.2% in November

According to the Los Angles Times: Home prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties jumped 6.2% in November compared with a year earlier, and prices in San Francisco kept soaring, according to results from the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday. The Southern California numbers are higher than the national increase of 5.3%. Analysts said the […]

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Filed in Real Estate News by on January 20, 2016

ANNE'S SPECIAL NEIGHBORHOODS

Hollywood and Hollywood Hills

Hollywood and Hollywood Hills

Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, situated northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word Hollywood is often used as a metonym of American cinema. Even though much of the movie industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such […]

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Los Feliz

Los Feliz

It lies north of East Hollywood and just south of the Santa Monica Mountains, adjacent to the neighborhoods of Hollywood and Silver Lake. Home to the southern face of Griffith Park, the district includes the Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre. Los Feliz is bordered by Hollywood Boulevard to the south, Hyperion Avenue to the […]

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Hancock Park & Windsor Square

Hancock Park & Windsor Square

Generally described as the area between Wilton Place, Melrose Avenue, Olympic Boulevard and La Brea, Hancock Park actually is several neighborhoods including Windsor Square, Larchmont Village, Brookside Village, Hancock Park Homes in Hancock Park and Windsor Square were originally built in the 1920s for the city’s elite, such as attorneys, doctors, lumber barons and land […]

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Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile

The Miracle Mile District is bordered by the Fairfax District on the north, Hancock Park on the northeast, Mid-City on the southeast, West Pico on the south, and Carthay on the southwest. The district’s boundaries are roughly 3rd Street on the north, Highland Avenue on the east, San Vicente Boulevard on the south, and Fairfax […]

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