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Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Filed in Real Estate News by on August 5, 2013
Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Data released by S&P Case-Shiller indices indicate that in the Los Angeles area, prices are still on the rise. Increases for Los Angeles are 2.58% which is somewhat higher than the 20-city or 10-city national composite of 2.45% and 2.48%, respectively. Interestingly enough, there are two opposing pressures on the housing market: The rise in […]

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Getting Started Buying a Home

Filed in For BUYERS by on February 24, 2013
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

Filed in For BUYERS by on February 23, 2013
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

Filed in For BUYERS by on February 22, 2013
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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Get a Property Inspection

Filed in For BUYERS by on February 16, 2013
Get a Property Inspection

After negotiating an accepted contract on the home of your choice it is recommended that you have the property inspected by a professional Property Inspector. Most often the contract will allow a reasonable period for this inspection to take place. The purpose of the inspection is to reveal unknown defects so that you will have […]

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Changing Market Conditions Affect Buyers

Filed in For BUYERS by on February 16, 2013
Changing Market Conditions Affect Buyers

What is a Buyer’s Market? How does it differ from a Seller’s Market? …So what? Buyer’s Market When there are lots of properties on the market at the same time, the buyer has lots of choices and therefore often has the upper hand in negotiations. He can always go buy another house if any particular […]

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Make an Offer to Buy

Filed in For BUYERS by on February 14, 2013
Make an Offer to Buy

After you have satisfied yourself regarding the values and what your home-buying dollars will buy, you are ready to choose a home and make an offer on it. At this point we will kick into another gear. You will want to commit to a different time plan. Once you are ready to buy, you will […]

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Negotiating an Agreement

Filed in For BUYERS, For SELLERS by on January 16, 2013
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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