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The Truth About How Sellers Choose Their Buyers

The Truth About How Sellers Choose Their Buyers

  Touring prospective houses can feel like wandering through an infinite, imaginary desert: You’re tired, you’re cranky, and you’re not sure if the experience is EVER. GOING. TO. END. So when you’ve finally found “The One,” it’s an amazing feeling. You can already see your family celebrating holidays by your dream home’s stately fireplace and Read More

 

The Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Restaurants…A Master List of the Vintage, Historic and Old School

The Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Restaurants…A Master List of the Vintage, Historic and Old School

Credit: Nikki Kreuzer OFFBEAT L.A. We are lucky in Los Angeles to have a lot of spectacular vintage restaurants, but we are still losing many every year to owners who retire, sell out for money or lose their long-held lease to nasty gentrification. I’m a sucker for a joint with history, charm, character and stories. I’m not Read More

 

5 Tips For Deciphiring Your Home Loan’s Good-Faith Estimate

5 Tips For Deciphiring Your Home Loan’s Good-Faith Estimate

  When you’re shopping for a mortgage loan, it’s sometimes hard to understand the jargon lenders use in the good-faith estimate explaining the costs and fees you’ll pay when taking out a mortgage. When you apply for a mortgage, the lender has three days to give you a good-faith estimate of the fees and interest rate Read More

 

Four Numbers That Determine Your Buying Power

Four Numbers That Determine Your Buying Power

  Make sure you have a sense of how you measure up in these four key ways before you start the house hunt. When it comes to deciding on a home to purchase, the list of things to consider can be lengthy. But while you might be comparing square footage, finishes, and neighborhoods, mortgage lenders are Read More

 

Off-market Action Heats Up L.A. County’s Top Home Sales

Off-market Action Heats Up L.A. County’s Top Home Sales

  Sales of $10 million or more have been the big-ticket items on the Westside as of late, with Beverly Hills seeing the bulk of the action. Among the movers and shakers were a pair of television executives, who both completed deals outside the Multiple Listing Service. Here’s a look at the priciest homes sold in Read More

 

Pet-Friendly Home Decor Do’s and Don’ts

Pet-Friendly Home Decor Do’s and Don’ts

Your new puppy might be so adorable that he has thousands of followers on Instagram. But how cute is he when he sheds all over your couch? What about when your cat scratches your favorite armchair? Don’t worry-having a pet and having a beautiful home are not mutually exclusive. But remember that accidents will happen, Read More

 

Should Millennials Even Bother With A Starter Home?

Should Millennials Even Bother With A Starter Home?

Citing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Generation Progress, a national progressive advocacy and action network for young people, portrayed a positive view of the Millennial labor market, especially those between the ages of 25 and 34. “For older Millennials, labor force participation is far higher than the national average.” With many Millennials seemingly back at Read More

 

The Newlyweds’ Guide to Buying a Home

The Newlyweds’ Guide to Buying a Home

Hey, lovebirds: If you’re newly married, you may be thinking of buying a nest together. Indeed, 35% of married Americans purchased their first home together within two years of tying the knot, according to a study by Coldwell Banker. Yet while we hear plenty about the home-buying challenges faced by unmarried couples, that doesn’t mean that marriage makes this process a walk in the Read More

 

Here’s Why You Should Totally Snoop When House Hunting

Here’s Why You Should Totally Snoop When House Hunting

Ah, house hunting. It may technically be shopping, but it can feel more like breaking and entering. Even though you know the seller wants you there, does anyone really want you traipsing through their bedroom? Or looking through their closet? Or digging around in their basement? Awwwwkward.But here’s something that should feel weirder: buying a Read More

 

Los Angeles Real Estate: 3 Hot New Niche Markets

Los Angeles Real Estate: 3 Hot New Niche Markets

Downtown prices soar in anticipation of Soho House, Marina del Rey competes with Malibu and an exclusive enclave awaits outside Calabasas. WHERE MALIBU MEETS CALABASAS Equestrian-friendly lots five miles from Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and rolling-hill views (where MASH was filmed) are among the perks at Country Ridge, a brand-new development located near the intersection of Read More

 
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