Neighborhood: Highland Park (Figueroa St. corridor), Los Angeles 90042

Highland Park is a historic neighborhood in NELA (north-east Los Angeles). It was originally part of Rancho San Rafael, and it has many Victorian and Craftsman era homes. In the early 20th century Highland Park and Neighboring Pasadena were home to many artists and intellectuals who lead the Arts & Crafts movement in California. The neighborhood is ethnically […]

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Neighborhood: Angelino Heights, Echo Park, Los Angeles 90026

Angelino Heights, Echo Park 90026 Angelino Heights (sometimes spelled “Angeleno Heights”) is a hilly historic district in the south east corner of Echo Park. It was founded in 1886 as a street car suburb for well-to-do Angelinos who worked nearby in downtown Los Angeles. The neighborhood boasts the largest collection of Victorian & early Craftsman homes in […]

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Seller Checklist: Moving To-Do-List

6 WEEKS BEFORE THE MOVE Discuss costs, insurance, packing, loading, delivery, and the claims procedure with your mover. Determine what possessions you might like to sell as well as donations for charities. Obtain copies of your records from doctors, dentists, lawyers, accountants, and veterinarians, etc. Make arrangements to transfer your children’s schools records. Find out […]

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Sneak Peak — New Pocket Listing in Sherman Oaks, Dixie Canyon 91423

NEW POCKET LISTING Charming midcentury 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on Dixie Canyon. Amazing backyard — Pool, water feature, big deck, lush tropical landscaping. Plus a bonus structure with a wrap around porch. 1938 SF. Great entertaining house. Close to hiking trails. More photos soon! Note: Property is currently tenant occupied and won’t be vacated […]

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Understanding Capital Gains

A capital gain is a profit that results from the sale of an asset, such as stocks, bonds or real estate, which amounts to more than the purchase cost. This difference between sale price and original price (cost basis) is the capital gain. Capital gains  are often calculated for tax purposes and are not based on […]

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What Escrow Needs from Sellers

The goal of escrow is to ensure that your transaction moves along as smoothly as possible. You will need to provide your Closing Officer with the following information: STATEMENT OF INFORMATION Once escrow is opened with your title agency, you will receive a Statement of Information to complete. Statements of Information provide the information needed to distinguish […]

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What is Escrow?

Escrow is the depositing of funds and documents that establish the terms and conditions for the transfer of property ownership with an impartial third party (title company) for delivery upon completion of the terms of the escrow instruction. You’ve probably heard the term: documents are held “in escrow” or that the parties have “opened escrow.” […]

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