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Housing Market’s Black Friday Is Upon Us!

Housing Market’s Black Friday Is Upon Us!

Today is the housing market’s Black Friday.  Don’t know what I am talking about?  Then read my post dated November 25.  Go ahead.  I’ll wait for you to come back. Back?  Ok, good. So its not really Friday today and there really aren’t any super sales in home prices, but what today does mean is Continue reading Housing Market’s Black Friday Is Upon Us!

The Cheapest Listings in Los Angeles: Silverlake Edition

The Cheapest Listings in Los Angeles: Silverlake Edition

(This is part 2 of my Los Angeles Hipster enclave series. For Part 1, Highland Park, click here) Once named Forbes best hipster neighborhood in America, Silverlake, a small neighborhood located in the central region of Los Angeles, still proves to be an immensely popular real estate market for buyers and sellers alike. In 2012, Continue reading The Cheapest Listings in Los Angeles: Silverlake Edition

You’re Ok: Low Income Housing Has No Impact On Your Home Value

You’re Ok: Low Income Housing Has No Impact On Your Home Value

Low Income Housing & Property Values Negative Impact? There is a common assumption in real estate that low income housing negatively impacts the values of nearby properties.  If you believe in that, for shame!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  Not only does low income housing provide less affluent families the ability to live in more affordable and modern accommodations, but Continue reading You’re Ok: Low Income Housing Has No Impact On Your Home Value

SoCal Rental Market Overview: Zillow

SoCal Rental Market Overview: Zillow

Zillow. SoCal. Rent. Poor SoCal residents.  The costs of renting a dwelling here just keep getting higher and higher as the years go by.  Soon, you’ll have to be a bajillionaire in order to rent a crappy studio in Downtown.  The same goes for buying a place as well.  The home prices are so expensive, the downpayment Continue reading SoCal Rental Market Overview: Zillow

New Earthquake Retrofits Laws May Cause Headaches In The Westside

New Earthquake Retrofits Laws May Cause Headaches In The Westside

The Westside: Santa Monica. West Hollywood. Beverly Hills. What do these posh Los Angeles cities, collectively known as the Westside, have in common?  Besides the high price of real estate?  Besides the glitz and glamour?  Besides being half of the territorial disputed areas that the hip hop feud of the mid 1990s between Biggie Smalls and Continue reading New Earthquake Retrofits Laws May Cause Headaches In The Westside

The Housing Market’s Black Friday

The Housing Market’s Black Friday

Today is Black Friday. Time to SHOP. As the food you gobbled down during Thanksgiving slowly digests and the frantic pace of shopping picks up, you peruse your favorite shopping websites to see what deals are available.  From there you can go into the actual store and physically fight over deals, or if you are like me, Continue reading The Housing Market’s Black Friday

Question: Will The Presidential Elections Will Impact The Real Estate Market?

Question: Will The Presidential Elections Will Impact The Real Estate Market?

Since the beginning of the election process, I’ve had many friends and family come up to me and ask me if the right time to unload or acquire real estate would be after the elections.  To that, I would always answer with the same advice I have always given: buy or sell when YOU are ready Continue reading Question: Will The Presidential Elections Will Impact The Real Estate Market?

Money Tip: Chances Are The Government Owes You Money

Money Tip: Chances Are The Government Owes You Money

*Building and/or buying a home is expensive.  Here is a small tip on how to cash out on an unclaimed fund, so you can automatically start saving some money.  Chances are that if you ever used your name to sign up for a public utility service, bank, credit union, pension or governmental service account, then you Continue reading Money Tip: Chances Are The Government Owes You Money

Renting vs Buying: Numbers That Will Prove You Wrong

Renting vs Buying: Numbers That Will Prove You Wrong

As a real estate broker and an individual surrounded by indecisive people, I am always asked the question whether they should rent or buy a home in the beautiful city of Angeles.  I, in turn, always tell these people that it depends on their current financial and personal situations, but who really listens to me? Why even Continue reading Renting vs Buying: Numbers That Will Prove You Wrong