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The 5 Greatest Benefits of Homeownership

Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be at the top of everyone’s list.” Homeownership can help you build equity over time. Your monthly payments will remain stable. You may have some tax benefits. You can take pride in ownership. Homeownership improves […]

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Harvard: 5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own a home differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Eric Belsky is the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University.He authored a paper on homeownership titled – The Dream Lives On: The Future of […]

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Billionaire: Buy A Home… And If You Can, Buy A Second Home!

Three years ago, John Paulson gave a keynote address at the CNBC/Institutional Investor Conference. In his speech, he told those in attendance that he believes housing will continue its strong recovery for the next 4 to 7 years, saying that: “The housing market has bottomed. It’s not too late to get involved. I still think […]

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8 Easy Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

Thinking about selling your home soon? There are a lot of quick and inexpensive things you can do you make your property attract buyers.   1. Paint your front door a fun bright color. Red. Yellow. Orange. Green. Blue. It makes the house look well cared for and adds a pop of color. 2. Replace […]

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Link Love: Hi-Desert, Joshua Tree | June 2017

I represented the out of town buyers on this very cheerful, renovated homesteader cabin that is located on the border between North Joshua Tree and 29 Palms. The previous owner was going to use it exclusively as an art studio, so they added skylights, lots of ceiling fixtures light and electrical outlets. One room homesteader […]

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Real Estate Hot Links: June 2017

Interest rates last week were the lowest this year… Interest rate hike probably coming in June What is all this talk about avocado toast? Why rich people spend more time with their friends Prepare for a new supercycle of innovation 70’s beach house for sale Magical rug color that works in any house Hippies are the […]

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Real Estate Link Love: May 2017

JUST SOLD! Large, three story Hi-Fi  (Historic Filipinotown) condo in walking distance to Echo Park and really close to the bars and restaurants on Temple and Beverly. This place has tons of space to spread out. It’s fully renovated and ready to move in. It’s in a great location on a quiet street. Hi – Fi is […]

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Real Estate Link Love: March 2017

Boom! In escrow. This renovated homesteader cabin is in Twenty Nine Palms, near the border with Joshua Tree on 2.5 acres of land. It’s completely renovated and it has a number skylights and a million outlets because previous owner planned to use it exclusively as an art studio. It is totally open on the interior, with […]

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Real Estate Link Love: February 2017

In escrow! Duplex in Boyle Heights. This property has two one-story houses on a corner lot, with each house facing a different street. The houses each have their own driveway and fenced yard, so it really doesn’t look like a duplex. They just look like any other two neighboring houses on a street. One house […]

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Real Estate Link Love: January 2017

JUST CLOSED! So excited for my clients. They were renting in Angelino Heights and loved the neighborhood and being close to Echo Park Lake and and the nearby restaurants. You won’t believe this but we found them a home 5 doors down from where they were renting! I was joking they could just walk all […]

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