Home Buyer Q + A on Sunday, Oct. 23rd
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited since it is at my house.
+ Feel free to invite friends, but just make sure they RSVP!
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.
Indoor Lighting Roundup (it’s got everything…)
Malibu house Brady Bunch star bought at age 11 sells for 3.9m
The fight for second homes on single family lots in LA
Free things your Los Angeles library card gets you
Submit your home to Apartment Therapy (you know you want to…)
IKEA has a new fancy harringbone butcher block counter
Renovation advice from AT
This Eichler in the Balboa Highlands makes me swoon
Beautiful George Nelson homes with original furnishings
Crazy double reverse spiral staircase in pre-civil war era house
Thinking about buying or selling property on the east side of LA… (or Joshua Tree)?
Let’s get coffee.
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…
Market Update: Los Feliz
Interest rates remain low, Fed says “no urgency” to raise
The ultimate status symbol? A second home in the same city
Challenges of growing old in suburbia
Trend: indoor hammocks
When the sellers leave a lot of their personal stuff
Is it better to rent or buy?
10 years after housing peaked, owners richer, renters struggling
Someone keeps 500+ plants in their Brooklyn apartment
Sunset magazine weighs in on the perfect raised bed for your garden
Lautner’s Elrod House in Palms Springs sells for almost 8m
Thinking of buying or selling on the east side of Los Angeles (or Joshua Tree)?
Let’s get coffee and discuss your dreams
Trends in Los Feliz — Inventory down 43% over a year ago. Median sold price down 8% over a year ago. Property sitting on market longer before it sells.
Thinking about buying or selling on the east side?
Let’s get coffee and talk about your situation.
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
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!
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 […]
Atwater is hot. I wrote an offer for a client last week and they were competing with 37 other offers! Sadly, they didn’t get it. But it illustrates the high demand for this walkable neighborhood near the LA River. Median sold price up 19% over a year ago.
The median sold price up 26% in West Hollywood from February 2015 to February 2016. Highland Park and Mt. Washington are also up 26% in same time period.
Mt. Washington is super hot right now. Median sold price is up 26% over 1 year ago. A lot of flippers are going after properties in this area, because you can still get some relatively cheap properties than need TLC.
Hi Everyone! It’s that time again. I’m hosting another Home Buyer’s Q + A on April 10th, 6pm. It’s going to be at my house in Echo Park. Bring your partner, friends and join us for cocktails, snacks and a ton of great info! Highlights Natalie Salins from Movement Mortgage will be here to answer […]