How To Make A Long Distance Move To or From Los Angeles

Even just a move across town can be stressful and overwhelming, even traumatic, and it only gets worse when you have to move a long distance. While moving to a new home can be exciting because it means starting a new chapter in your life, there’s not much most of us dread more than the … Continued

What To Ask Your Los Angeles Real Estate Agent

Since as far back as Aristotle, we’ve known the importance of asking the right questions to get the answers we need. And that applies to real estate just as much as it does to philosophy. The answer most of us need, whether we’re buying or selling, is the answer to this one question: Which agent … Continued

How To Sell A House With Cloudy Title In Los Angeles

A cloudy title (or cloud on a title) can stop a real estate sale dead in its tracks. Typically, a cloud on the title is discovered during the title search and is any document, claim, unreleased lien, or other encumbrance that could make the title doubtful or invalidate/impair the title to the property. Basically, if … Continued

The Step By Step Guide To Correctly Pricing Your Home In Los Angeles

Correctly pricing your home is critical for a speedy sale. Correct pricing has, in fact, been called the most effective marketing strategy you can use. But it can sometimes be quite a challenge to determine the correct price, especially when you see prices for similar homes all over the board. There are, however, some effective … Continued

How To Sell Your Fixer-Upper House Fast In Los Angeles

Maybe it was an investment project that you now have neither the time nor inclination to see through to the end. Or maybe it’s a less-then-pristine house you inherited and don’t want to pay taxes and insurance on. Whatever the case, you now have a fixer-upper on your hands that you need to sell fast. … Continued

Evaluating Your Moving Costs in Los Angeles

When it comes time to move, most of us have to budget carefully. But we can’t work up any kind of budget till we get a handle on the moving costs. There are, of course, a ton of smaller items involved in a move that will add to the cost, things such as boxes, tape, … Continued

How To Avoid A Contractor Scam in Los Angeles

Home sellers often need to hire contractors for repairs, renovations, or even major remodels, especially in the wake of a major natural disaster like a hurricane or tornado. It’s in these situations especially that homeowners are susceptible to a contractor scam. For example, contractor scammers bilked people in New Jersey out of millions after the … Continued

How To Know A Home is Overpriced In Los Angeles

Pricing a home properly is both an art and a science, which means there’s often some error that creeps in. Sellers have to avoid either extreme, making sure not to over price or under price. More often than not, though, they err on the side of the former. Still, there remains an element of science … Continued

How To Sell Your Probate Property In Los Angeles

Selling probate property (real estate) involves a series of steps carefully regulated, managed, and monitored by the probate court. There are strict deadlines and specialized documents to be used, and the court must oversee the entire sale process including marketing, negotiations, and actual sale. In addition, there will be a number of principals involved in … Continued

The Pros and Cons of Condo Living in Los Angeles

Condo living definitely has undeniable advantages. That’s why condos are so popular now, especially among aging Baby Boomers. On the flip side, though, there are some drawbacks to condo living. So you have to carefully consider your needs and your lifestyle before making a decision. With that in mind, here are some pros and cons … Continued

Buy A House Even If You Have Student Debt In Los Angeles

Many recent college graduates today have given up on the American dream of homeownership because they are saddled with student loan payments and are just starting out in their careers. In fact, one survey found that 43% of college graduates with student loan debt say they have postponed buying a house because of that debt. Even … Continued