THINKING OF SELLING?

7 Reasons Why It’s a Good Time to Sell Your Home

7 Reasons Why It’s a Good Time to Sell Your Home

1) Shifting Unprecedented Demand A Seller’s market is defined as one in which there are fewer than 6 months of inventory on the market. Sellers have more pricing power since there is a higher demand for available properties. This number has changed from 4.5 mo in June to 5.3 mo in September. It is quickly […]

Value of Advertising and Marketing

Value of Advertising and Marketing

One of the two major jobs that I do for you is serving as the Marketing Manager. It is of primary importance. A marketing plan is really a strategy for getting the most people and the right people into your home as quickly as possible. A really good Marketing Plan also has a strategy for […]

What is my Home Worth?

What is my Home Worth?

There are many elements that affect the value of your home… Some under your control, but sadly, most are not. The condition is certainly under your control: What does it look like from the curb? Is the landscaping attractive? How is the paint? Are there maintenance issues? How is the roof, the plumbing, carpets, floors? […]

HOPING TO BUY A HOME?

Getting Started with Buying a New Home

Getting Started with Buying a New Home

From your doctor to your lawyer to your mechanic, you expect diagnosis and analysis before any prescriptions are made. I know you wouldn’t walk in to your doctor’s office and demand an operation in the morning. In fact, if your doctor agreed on the spot you would walk out muttering something about “quack” and “malpractice.” […]

Step two: Getting a Real Estate Education

Step two: Getting a Real Estate Education

It can be overwhelming. Once you have finally decided to buy a home, maybe even gotten pre-approved for a specific price, you now have to decide where to look. Where is the best place to spend your housing dollars? It is step two, on the road. I call this process, getting an education. Let’s assume […]

Make an Offer to Buy

Make an Offer to Buy

After you have satisfied yourself regarding the values and what your home-buying dollars will buy, you are ready to choose a home and make an offer on it. At this point we will kick into another gear. You will want to commit to a different time plan. Once you are ready to buy, you will […]

LET'S GO GREEN!

8 Tips to Make Your Remodel More Energy Efficient

8 Tips to Make Your Remodel More Energy Efficient

As long as you’re remodeling, why not cut your utility bill and make your home a bit healthier? Saving energy wasn’t on the list of reasons we’re finally ripping out the kitchen in our mid-century home (green-veined, imitation marble laminate countertops figured

How to Get Kids to Save Energy

How to Get Kids to Save Energy

Want your kids to pitch in and help save energy? Green parenting bloggers weigh in on getting kids to flip the switch and stop wasting energy. Kids have more important things to think about than turning off the lights. But discovering the lights blazing in an empty room for the umpteenth time is enough

Programmable Thermostats Reduce Energy Costs

Programmable Thermostats Reduce Energy Costs

Advanced programmable thermostats give you precise control over your heating and cooling, helping to reduce wasted energy. High-def, high-tech settings You wouldn’t think of spending much time in front of your thermostat, but the newest advanced

REAL ESTATE NEWS

Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Data released by S&P Case-Shiller indices indicate that in the Los Angeles area, prices are still on the rise. Increases for Los Angeles are 2.58% which is somewhat higher than the 20-city or 10-city national composite of 2.45% and 2.48%, respectively. Interestingly enough, there are two opposing pressures on the housing market: The rise in […]

Mortgage rates ease after run-up

Mortgage rates ease after run-up

According to an article today (7/3/2013) in the Los Angeles Times: Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week following last week’s dramatic surge, with lenders offering 30-year home loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.29%, according to Freddie Mac. The average rate had spiked to 4.46% a week earlier on fears that the […]

DataQuick Shows Home Value Increases

DataQuick Shows Home Value Increases

According to data from DataQuick News for the Fourth Quarter of 2012, prices in the local areas are higher than in Q4 of 2011 by varying margins.  Reported on February 26, 2013   90004 [Click image for larger Map] Home values increased by 85.8% for the 49 properties sold in Q4 Median Value: $1,050,000   […]

Featured Properties

1139 S Harvard Bl , Los Angeles 90006

1139 S Harvard Bl , Los Angeles 90006

Victorian Cultural Landmark Offered at $579,000 Step back in time as you walk through the door of the 1890 Victorian Historical-Cultural Landmark #272! Entryway opens to a light-filled living room with decorative fireplace and a formal dining room. Notice the craftsmanship of an earlier era including 12′ ceilings and wood floors. There are four bedrooms […]

743 S Longwood Av, Los Angeles, 90005

743 S Longwood Av, Los Angeles, 90005

THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD. It was the highest price in Brookside in 2014! Offered at $2,175,000 4 Bedrooms + 5 Baths The cobblestone entry leads to a grand living rm with vaulted wood beamed ceiling, brick fireplace, & a beautiful formal dining room with original leaded glass bay window. This meticulous remodel includes custom iron […]

846 S Hudson Av, Los Angeles 90005

846 S Hudson Av, Los Angeles 90005

This property is SOLD!  Call Sandy for others. English Tudor in Brookside! Offered at $1,500,000   First time on market in 55 years! Built in 1924. Large living room w/ fireplace, formal dining room, paneled den, conservatory, original kitchen, laundry room, powder room. Hardwood floors, crown molding, solar paneling, double-paned windows. Upstairs: 4 bedrooms, dressing […]

WHAT SANDY'S CLIENTS SAY

Jason Gonzalez & Alfredo Aparicio

Jason Gonzalez & Alfredo Aparicio

Dear Sandy, This letter is in regard to the sale of our home at 743 South Longwood Avenue. Alfredo and I would like to thank you for how professionally you managed the sale of the house. It all went so very smoothly and you really gave us the confidence from the beginning that you would […]

Opal R Neal

Opal R Neal

Dear Sandy, How quickly and efficiently you sold my house! You worked for me so well and protected my interests in every way. Sandy, you have been such a dear friend and neighbor for so many years. Thanks again! Sincerely, Opal R. Neal

Don and Vita Germain

Don and Vita Germain

Dear Sandy, We are finally getting somewhat settled in our new home in Tarzana, and we want you to know how very much we appreciate the efforts that you have put forth to make the sale of our house on Tremaine a good experience. Everything that you said you would do, was done, and it […]

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