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Home Sellers: Understanding the Inspection Process

A home inspection is an evaluation of the condition of a residential property’s general integrity, functionality, and overall safety. The purpose of an inspection is to ensure that a Buyer knows exactly what is being purchased prior to completing the transaction. In the course of a home inspection, the inspector will evaluate your home’s foundation, […]

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Home Seller Checklist: Interior Clean Up

A prospective Buyer will usually enter through the front door. That’s where you should begin your interior inspection. Check stairs for loose boards, ripped carpeting, and missing or loose handrails and guards. Most problems with interior walls are cosmetic. You can buy “erasers” in the cleaning section of most supermarkets to get rid of wall […]

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Exploring Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles 90031

Views from Lincoln Park, on the south side of the neighborhood. The park was originally built in 1881. Lincoln Heights is considered to be the oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles.Some of the buildings date to the 1830s and the area was located within the original Spanish forty-square league land grant. There are a number of victorian and early […]

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Home Seller Checklist: Curb Appeal

How your house looks from the street is where prospective buyers will form that all-important first impression. Stand at the curb in front of your house and analyze what needs to be done to clean up the yard and make it look more inviting. Remove any clutter in your yard. Repair cracked or uneven driveway or […]

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More tech industry buyers are snapping up L.A. real estate

San Francisco is Coming to LA It is not just those displaced by the San Francisco tech buyers that are moving to Los Angeles, now the young tech tycoons themselves are buying up property in Los Angles. Larry Ellison, Jeff Bezos, Sean Parker and many others have all bought homes in the Los Angeles area […]

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13 Inexpensive Tips for Prepping Your House For Sale

TIDY UP THE LANDSCAPE A well-kept, neatly landscaped property will help act as ‘bait’ to lure the potential Buyer in to see your home. Mulch the plant beds. Garbage bins should be out of view and the lawn freshly trimmed. Water and fertilizing a few weeks prior to listing will help your lawn look lush and […]

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Title Insurance – 101

EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT TITLE INSURANCE In California, most real estate transactions are closed with the issuance of a title insurance policy in favor of the owner, the Lender or both. Many homebuyers erroneously assume that when they purchase a piece of real property, possession of the deed to the property is all they […]

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Ask Patty: The Big Rent vs Buy Debate

    Dear Patty, My husband and I rent a cute 2 bedroom house in Silver Lake (9 years) with a view that is almost $2,600 a month. We are thinking about buying a house, but we are not sure if we would be better off just staying here. What are your thoughts?  J.C.   Hey J.C., […]

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Hi-Fi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood, Los Angeles 90026

Historic Filipinotown (Hi-Fi) is a hilly neighborhood made up of the southern sections of Silver Lake & Echo Park, bounded by Hoover St. on the west, Glendale Blvd on the east and Beverly Blvd on the south and Temple Street/101 to the north. In the 1950’s this are was cut off from their neighbors by the 101 freeway, which […]

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