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For ages we have always considered our children when we purchase a home. We used to look at the bed/bathroom count appropriate for the size of the family, and proximity to local schools.  But gone are the days that Mom and Dad simply chose a house, packed up the family and the dog and said "It's...
06/06/2014
Greedy Home Sellers + Cautious Home Buyers = Flat Market    More & more indicating factors are leading us to a cooling off of the crazy hot market we experienced in Southern Cal for all of 2013. Recent surveys show that over 40% of Home Sellers this spring are planning to price their homes ABOVE...
05/19/2014
US Homeownership rates have reached a 19 year low in the first quarter of 2014. While the residential rental market tightens.As home prices continue to rise or level off at prices higher than many families can afford, and lending guidelines continue to become more stringent on borrowers, more & ...
05/02/2014
Signs Point to Healthier Market for Spring Home Buyers A recent report by Realtor.com shows there has been year after year growth in inventory and days on market which means Spring home buying will be in a good place!  National home sales in March 2014 are up 9.5% over March 2013. The median list...
04/25/2014
Affordability Vanishing in Prime Markets! If you want to live in one of the major metro areas across the country, you might be noticing that buying into the most popular neighborhoods is no longer feasible as the market has now corrected itself to the point that affordability is now becoming a ma...
04/11/2014
SPRING HASN'T QUITE SPRUNG IN SUNNY SO CAL!? No April fooling....Generally, the spring selling season is the prime time in Residential Real Estate because most families with school aged children like to do their home shopping, close escrow, and get all settled in before school starts! In the Los ...
04/01/2014
The 2014 Disappearing Distressed Market I'll never forget the weekly office meeting in 2007 when my first short sale emerged and all of the more experienced agents in the office who had dealt with short sales in past markets began to cringe and brace themselves for impact.  All I could say was, "...
03/14/2014
 San Fernando Valley Housing Market 2014 The housing market in the San Fernando Valley is off to a slow yet steady start.  According to a recent article from Los Angeles Daily News and data pulled from Southland Association of Realtors, resale homes fell 11% from January last year, 393 closed in ...
03/06/2014
  How Well Do You Know Your Landlord/Tenant Laws? According to a recent Zillow press release, an overwhelming amount of tenants and even landlords have vast misconceptions about current laws in place to protect both parties.  It's always important for anyone to understand their rights when it co...
02/27/2014
  The Home Buying Process Is A Lot Like Dating... Have you ever fallen in love.....with a house?  Many of my clients have and it has overpowered the fact that they may not have had that extra 200 square feet they were looking for, or that center island kitchen.  When you're in love, you're in lo...
02/16/2014
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