SOLD!!!! $375,000 – Great Condo for First Time Buyer in Sherman Oaks!

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Congratulations to our dear friend J.P! He got a great deal on his first home! A 2 bed / 2 bath in Sherman Oaks! All the best to you!   … [Read more...]

SOLD!!! – $2,100,000 Beverlywood Family Home

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  Congratulations to our dear friends H & J on the sale of their "family" home in Beverlywood. As always it was a pleasure representing you in this successful transaction!!! … [Read more...]

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 2-5PM – Charming Home in Prime Santa Monica Neighborhood of Sunset Park!

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                         1217 Hill Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 23rd 2-5pm Bright and charming home in the much desired Sunset Park neighborhood of Santa Monica. Sunny living room with cozy fireplace. Kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances. Large backyard  with room for a pool.  Will Rogers Elementary and John Adams Middle School district. … [Read more...]

Charming West LA 2bd/2.5 bath Townhouse – NOT ON MLS…YET!

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Offered at $650K This charming townhouse has it all! Upgraded kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, sunken living room, hardwood floors, LARGE FRONT PATIO, high beam ceilings and custom closets. Low HOA $340. Close to Wilshire/Santa Monica Boulevard Shops & Restaurants. EMAIL or CALL JACOLYN OR MICHEL FOR APPT. TO VIEW (Principals ONLY). … [Read more...]

NEW LISTING!!! Charming Home in Prime Beverlywood! $2,200,000

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Why Should I Buy in 2014?

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The increase in home prices coupled with a percentage point increase in mortgage interest rates led to a sharp decrease in affordability in 2013. Despite this, current market conditions still warrant buying a home sooner rather than later. 3 REASONS WHY 1) Interest rates are still at historical lows but are poised to increase in 2014. Over the past year, mortgage interest rates increased by about one percentage point, from about 3.5 percent to 4.5 percent. Most of the predictions for 2014 … [Read more...]

Don’t forget to pay your Property Tax!

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If you own a home in California (a condo or a house) or an income property, remember to pay your semi-annual property tax. Tomorrow (Dec 10) is the deadline before it becomes delinquent. If you are not sure about how much you owe or for a better understanding, check out the Los Angeles County Property Tax website. … [Read more...]

FHFA Announces Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conforming Loan Limits for 2014

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If you are thinking about buying a home in 2014, this is good information to know for going into the new year. The new loan limits have been established for all counties in all states.   Los Angeles conforming limit is still at $417,000 and the jumbo limit is still at $625,500. If you would like to know what that means exactly for your particular situation, give me a call or send me an email. I will also refer you to some very qualified and friendly mortgage brokers or direct lenders who will … [Read more...]

When a client says “Find me a house!”

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I don't just wait for that house to show up on the MLS! I find it!! Many "lazy agents" will "just" wait for listings to show up on the MLS and then they'll take their clients to see it in hopes that they will like it. Of course I do that too! BUT that's not ALL I do! Especially when the inventory is as low as it is now and when many sellers are expecting overbids on their properties. I go the extra mile, by being proactive for my clients. I send hundreds of letters to homeowners  in a … [Read more...]

As I just emailed my client, a good agent doesn’t just wait for listings to show up on the MLS!

Hi Erin, So, Kevin was saying that you will ready to start looking after the first of the year, right? That's great! I will start scouting the areas that you are interested right after the Holidays. And yes, you are correct, the inventory should open a little bit after that. Also, what I usually do for my more my motivated buyers (such as you), I don't just wait for listings to show up on the MLS. I also do aggressive mailing campaigns and yes I also go door knocking to the very specific … [Read more...]