A weekly Monday Morning real estate related newsletter.

Sell Your House for Top Dollar!

Let’s discuss a good common sense strategy that we can use to get YOUR  house sold for top dollar! Use the Real Estate Comps!  Whether you are selling your house, or looking at a house that you are interested in buying, understanding “The Comps” is an important part of the process.    If you use […]

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A Selling Guide for the Prudent Seller

Prepare for A Successful Sale:  The “Summer Selling Season” will be here before we know it. NOW is the time to start preparing your house to sell for top dollar! The article below offers some good tips to help prepare your house to show it’s best. Making some small changes can greatly improve the marketability […]

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Property Tax Payment Reminder

YOUR PROPERTY TAX MUST BE PAID BY MONDAY TO AVOID A 10% PENALTY The first installment property tax payment was due on November 1, 2016 and will be DELINQUENT if it is paid AFTER 12/12/2016 – THIS COMING MONDAY.   Click Here to make your Los Angeles County property tax payment on line.  Click Here […]

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8 Ways to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

California Winter:  While it is true that we do not experience winter like they do in other parts of the country, when the thermometer dips into the 40s at night it feels like winter to me! The article below has some very good and practical tips to help keep your home warm. Change The Filter: […]

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Earthquake Safety Tips

Shaking Up Earthquake Safety: As we all already know, California is “Earthquake Country”. With the increased earthquake activity in Italy, I think that earthquake safety is a timely topic. The information below provides some practical safety tips to help us all prepare for the inevitable.  Find out what your house is worth:  Click Here Let […]

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Labor Day Real Estate Market Update

Happy Labor Day!  I hope that you are enjoying a fun-filled long weekend with family and friends! Buying Time!  With the “summer selling season” officially over, NOW is the time for buyers to score a great deal on leftover inventory.  Sellers who have had their house on the market for 45 days or longer are […]

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Get a FREE A/C Tune Up! (LADWP A/C Optimization Program)

If LADWP is Your Utility Provider You MUST Take Advantage of This Program!   A Government Giveaway!  Unfortunately, this program is ONLY available to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers.  I am NOT AT ALL a fan of government giveaways.  If the government is GIVING something away to you they must have […]

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Solar Energy – Buy or Lease?

Installed Solar Panels May Impact Your House Sale! The Sun is Shining!  Solar energy generation to power our homes is becoming a very popular alternative to buying power from the established power utilities.  As the number of people who install solar panels on their house increases, the power companies are having to deal with decreasing […]

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The Summer Selling Season is Almost Here!

I have a couple of observations as we get close to the beginning of the summer selling season: 1.  Real estate activity is starting to pick up.  More houses are starting to come on the market and buyers are starting to get pre-approved for a mortgage. 2.  As the market starts to come alive, sellers […]

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Should YOU Buy a House in 2016?

Is 2016 YOUR Year to Buy? There are many good reasons to buy your new house, or your first house, in 2016. With real estate prices remaining relatively stable for the foreseeable future, coupled with historically low interest rates, increasing rental rates and continued demand for housing, now is a great time to consider your […]

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