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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…

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

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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!



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Home Buyer Q + A on April 10th

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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!


  • Natalie Salins from Movement Mortgage will be here to answer all your FINANCIAL QUESTIONS. She will also give some tips on raising 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 can talk about up and coming NEIGHBORHOODS.
  • Plus, any other QUESTIONS!

Come hungry — we will have lots of snacks, drinks & cocktails.

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!


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Real Estate Link Love: March, 2016

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Two weeks after escrow closed and framing already going in! We don’t mess around. Let’s get this done.


Market Updates: Los Feliz, Highland Park

Mayor Garcetti sells his Echo Park home for $1.7 million

Tips on remodeling as a couple, by Justina Blakeney

Living near one of these might double your property value

Is the dining room dead? I say put it outside

Smaller downpayment and no mortgage insurance

Best modern house numbers 1,2,3…

Spirit Wind, our new house in Joshua Tree

Iconic Lautner to be donated to LACMA

Thinking about buying a house in Los Angeles?
Come to my First Time Home Buyer workshop April 10th!
RSVP – space limited

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Join me — My next 1st Time Home Buyer Event is on April 10th

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Thinking about buying a house or condo in the next couple of years?

Join us for cocktails, snacks and a ton of great information!

Natalie Salins (who is awesome by the way…) from Movement Mortgage will join us to answer all your questions regarding pre-qualification and loans. We will cover FHA, conventional, renovation loans, etc. Interest rates, points and all those confusing real estate terms. She will give times on improving your credit score. Natalie is also a wiz at getting people with non-traditional income funded. So if you are a freelancer you will really want to talk with her.

After Natalie talks, I’ll share my process and what to expect from the home buying experience. And we can talk a bit about up and coming neighborhoods in Los Angeles and what is going on with the market overall!

The event is at my house in Echo Park so space is limited. 
Please RSVP to

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Real Estate Link Love: February 2016

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My top 9 Instagram posts from 2015 — follow me @pattyhume


Rent vs Own Chart — by the Onion

Is square the new rectangle (in tile) ?

Social media Do’s and Don’t for new homeowners

Median price of home in Echo Park: $813,000 !!

500 kinds of bugs in your house?

LA’s hottest zipcodes (NELA: Lincoln Heights, Montacito Heights, City Terrace, Elysian Valley (Frogtown)…)

Part II of my house hunting saga in Joshua Tree

The last house Frank Lloyd Wright designed is asking 3.6m

Essential Silver Lake restaurants

Charleton Heston huge mid-century home for $12.2m





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Real Estate Hot Links | November 2015

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I snapped this on a walk to get hot chocolate at Woodcat last Sunday.  It’s on Allison Street, in Echo Park.

28 things to do to prepare for el niño

The history of Skidrow and it oddly starts with wine | #dtla

The Soho House bump | #dtla

Pining for Little Pine, Moby’s new vegan restaurant | #silverlake

Exploring #echopark staircases

The valley is in again | #shermanoaks #studiocity

480 sf tiny house | #echopark

Thoughts on the Piggyback Yards / Olympic debate | #dtla #boyleheights #lincolnheights

Daughter of my namesake (Patty Hearst) bought the most expensive house in #losfeliz

Our housing choices influence how many friends we have as adults



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