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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Get a FREE Analysis of Your Home Value

Let Patty Hume Real Estate prepare a Free CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) report for your home. We specialize in the east side of Los Angeles, CA: Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Hi-Fi, Cypress Park, Glassell Park, Fishtown, Mt. Washington, Highland Park, Montecito Heights, Lincoln Heights, Boyle Heights and nearby. We need a little info to get started:   [contact-form][contact-field […]

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I Heart LA: Streetcar Neighborhoods

  My Love Letter to Los Angeles (Part 1) It’s Valentine’s Day, which seems like a good time for me to write a love letter to Los Angeles. I moved out here from Philadelphia in 2002, landing in Echo Park. I originally thought I would be here for a couple of years, before my design […]

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Boyle Heights Neighborhood, Los Angeles 90033, 90063, 90023

Each month in 2015, I’m going to explore a different Los Angeles streetcar neighborhood. All aboard, our first stop is Boyle Heights! Charming old streetcar neighborhood, immediately east of DTLA (Arts District) Historically ethnically diverse, currently predominately Mexican American Sweeping views of DTLA to the west The Metro Gold line stops at Mariachi Plaza Near the LA […]

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