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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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Real Estate Hot Links | September 2015

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 10.49.55 AMMural on Echo Park Ave.

Tiny Houses Sell for over 1000 a sf on the Eastside.

My round up of the best outdoor couches for 2015 on my landscape blog.

Moving Checklist – Real Simple.

DTLA developer pays 18M for Echo Park properties.

Is LA in another Real Estate bubble? Short answer, probably not.

Many LA Boulevards started as Streetcar Lines.

Frank Gehry is not a landscape architect – so why is he redesigning the LA river?

Bohemian Modern – A look we <3

Where did all the starter homes go?


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Next 1st Time Home Buyer Q + A: May 17th


It’s spring! Are you ready to take the next step towards home ownership?

I’m hosting another 1st Time Home Buyer Q + A at my house in Echo Park. It will be an evening of great food, drinks and tons of info! Natalie Salins, from Movement Mortgage will pay us another visit to answer all your burning real estate finance questions. And I’ll take you step by step through the process of home buying and we can chat about up and coming local neighborhoods to explore.

Even if you have bought before, but want to talk to a lender or understand the local market better you are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 17th – 5:30 – 8pm. Details will be email to you, once you reserve your spot. 







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Los Angeles are You Prepared for the Big One? Review the Earthquake Preparedness Supply List

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Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:

Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Two-way radios
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

  • Whistle
  • N95 or surgical masks
  • Matches
  • Rain gear
  • Towels
  • Work gloves
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Entertainment items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags

(From the Red Cross)

Stay safe everyone!



Download the Red Cross Earthquake app HERE

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