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DATE CHANGE — Home Buyer Q + A — Oct. 23nd


Home Buyer Q + A on Sunday, Oct. 23rd

We changed the date!  I’m hosting another Home Buyer’s Q + A on Sunday, October 23rd at 6pm. It’s going to be at my house in Echo Park. Bring your partner, friends and join us for drinks, thai food and a ton of great info!


  • Natalie Salins from Movement Mortgage will be here to answer all your FINANCIAL QUESTIONS: Types of loans, interest rates, pre-qualification, taxes, etc.  She will also give some great tips on raising your credit scores and discuss ways to get people with non-traditional (freelance) income approved. She is a-mazing!
  • I’ll going to talk about the home buying PROCESS and answer your questions about what to expect. 
  • I’ll explain some common real estate TERMINOLOGY that can be confusing.
  • We will talk about FIXERS and deciding how much you can take on in a REMODEL.
  • We will look at the LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS and why things are so damn expensive.
  • I’ll share some tips on how to write a really great BUYER’s LETTER.
  • I’ll show you how to weigh if it is better for you to RENT or BUY.
  • We will talk about the EMOTIONAL part of buying a house.
  • We can talk about up and coming NEIGHBORHOODS, particularly on the east side.
  • Plus, any other QUESTIONS!

Come hungry — we will have lots of food and drinks!

Please RSVP via email to Space is limited since it is at my house.
+ Feel free to invite friends, but just make sure they RSVP!


See more: Buyer 101, Events

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IN ESCROW —  super cute 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo in El Sereno with a great view, balcony and high walkability score! If you are still renting it may be possible to buy for the same monthly price as renting.

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Indoor Lighting Roundup (it’s got everything…)

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Beautiful George Nelson homes with original furnishings

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Thinking about buying or selling property on the east side of LA… (or Joshua Tree)?
Let’s get coffee.

See more: Link Love, News

Real Estate Hot Links: July 2016

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JUST SOLD! I represented the buyers on this property in City Terrace. 4 bedroom, 2 bath + finished art studio. It has a massive plaza like patio for a backyard and epic views towards Long Beach. After a lot of negotiation they got it for 15k under asking. And I even negotiated to get the vintage umbrella table included in the deal. I LOVE all the big cactus on the property. It’s going to be a great entertaining house! The buyers are designers and I’m so excited to see how they transform this property…

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Thinking of buying or selling on the east side of Los Angeles (or Joshua Tree)? 

Let’s get coffee and discuss your dreams

See more: Link Love, News

Real Estate Hot Links: June 2016

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Creating permanent outdoor seating (like this 40′ built-in bench) is a great way to attract buyers to your home.  More pics of this BREAKurban project. 

Eastside sales climb despite citywide decline; Glassell Park median jumps 22%

Trend: People are leaving LA and moving to the desert – Palm Springs, Phoenix, Palm Springs, etc.

Zillow CEO home sells for much less than the Zestimate

Whole Foods or TJ’s nearby will increase home value… should hold true for 365

It’s summer – best bars for outdoor drinking in LA, my favorite (not on list) The Lost Knight rooftop patio

Spirit Wind (our new house in Joshua Tree) is now available for rent on Airbnb

MoodMaybe wrote a great blog post on Spirit Wind

Sunset Magazine pulled together a great Guide to Joshua Tree

New era of multigenerational homes

50 Best Places to Buy Furniture Online by Elle

Firepit, fire table ideas

Is there a happiness boost to giving a tour of your home?

Thinking about buying or selling property on the east side?
Let’s get coffee and talk about your situation!



See more: Link Love, Market Updates, News

Real Estate Hot Links: May 2016

View from my office this AM. Market Update: Atwater, West Hollywood, Mt. Washington Great neighborhood guides: HiFi, Mid-City My update on Spirit Wind renovations – Week 8 House next door to Spirit Wind is for sale Adding daughter as homeowner on house may trigger big taxes Photos of Pasadena’s Bungalow Heaven Sign up for a Walking tour […]

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