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There’s no question about it, inventory is LOW!

There’s no question about it, inventory is LOW!

We’ve written many times about whether or not now is the time to buy… but what if your thinking about selling? Now may actually be a premium time to list your house. Of course, it won’t be as dreamy as if you sold it in 2007ish, before the real estate bubble burst, but still, there […]

Now is definitely the time to buy… maybe.

Now is definitely the time to buy… maybe.

With a fairly simple yet very important question like, “is now a good time to buy?” you would think there might be some consensus among the experts… but you would be wrong! Currently, real estate information in the media is so wishy washy, and gives you so much contradictory advice, it’ll make your head spin! […]

Renting, not buying, is OK too…

Renting, not buying, is OK too…

After a long week of crazy transactions… really, CRAZY… a great friend for many years (since junior high, ah!) got a job at USC, our alma mater! To accommodate her fab new employment, she needs to find a place to live in LA. She’s not quite ready to buy, so she’s looking to rent downtown. […]

Fixer Upper Homes – Not Just For Investors!

Fixer Upper Homes – Not Just For Investors!

Buying a home is the largest purchase most people will make in their life. It is HUGE, and the payoff can be is well. Your own home can be a place to start and raise a family, and can be a great long term investment… particularly if you buy in a down market like today’s. […]

No need for an overhaul, go for a home spruce-up!

No need for an overhaul, go for a home spruce-up!

After spending several hours in IKEA this afternoon, I started thinking, “Have I really been living with that kitchen sink for this long?!” and, “I didn’t even know ‘built-in’ closets could be this cool and functional!” It’s easy to get wrapped up in all of the things we wish we could do in our home. […]

First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide

First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide

Don’t Ignore Your Credit! Has it been a while since you’ve taken a close look at your credit? If you’re like me, it probably has. Even before consulting with a lender, get a copy of your score and understand what it means. Seriously, do it! Knowledge is power. Your credit score plays a large part […]

Mortgage Rates Smash Old Record

Mortgage Rates Smash Old Record

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Mortgage rates fell again this week, smashing previous record lows, according to a regular weekly release from mortgage giant Freddie Mac. The rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan, the most popular mortgage product, dropped to 3.62% from 3.66% last week. The rate has matched or hit a new low for 10 […]

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‘Million Dollar Listing’ Twins Dish on Real Estate

When it comes to selling a Million Dollar Listing, the Stoap twins, Marissa and Julianna (pictured), received mega-exposure as Josh Flagg’s interns on the Bravo reality show covering the greater Los Angeles real estate market. However, when AOL Real Estate caught up with the sisters to pick their brains for tips for sellers, we learned […]