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Seven main roles of your real estate agent A Buyer’s Real Estate Agent: Educates you about your market. Analyzes your wants and needs. Guides you to homes that fit your criteria. Coordinates the work of other needed professionals. Negotiates on your behalf. Checks and double-checks paperwork and deadlines. Solves any… Read More

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Whether to buy an existing home or have one built is yet another decision to make during the home-buying process. If you decide to go with new construction, a real estate agent can be a powerful advocate in your corner as you negotiate upgrades, a move-in date and other terms… Read More

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Your lender decides what you can borrow but you decide what you can afford. Lenders are careful, but they make qualification decisions based on averages and formulas. They won’t understand the nuances of your lifestyle and spending patterns quite as well as you do. So, leave a little room for… Read More

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1. Decide to buy. Although there are many good reasons for you to buy a home, wealth building ranks among the top of the list. We call home ownership the best “accidental investment” most people ever make. But, we believe when it is done right, home ownership becomes an “intentional… Read More

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The median sale price of $549,000 is nearly equal to the pre-recession peak BY ELIJAH CHILAND  APR 25, 2017, 12:34PM PDT Photo by David McNew/Getty Images Feeling nostalgic for 2007? Well, if you’re a homebuyer, it will be easy to recreate the magic, with median home prices in Los Angeles… Read More

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‘Accessory Dwelling Units’ Can Be Attached or Separate from Main House Thursday, April 27, 2017 by DENNIS ALLEN California is facing a severe housing shortage. One solution is to encourage greater housing density, but such a strategy often generates heated exchanges between neighbors, especially… Read More

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Your guide to the best Christmas events and activities in L.A., from tree lightings to holiday performances By Michael JulianoPosted: Tuesday November 15 2016 Photograph: Courtesy Los Angeles Ballet You won’t find snow-covered trees and below-zero temperatures in LA, but there are still plenty of Christmas events and holiday activities… Read More

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16 Modern Entertaining Tools to Use and Give This Holiday Season By Paige Alexus and MyDomaine – November 21, 2016 We’re handing the mic over to our friends at MyDomaine to gather some of the season’s must-haves for entertaining friends and family over these busy weeks. When you’re shopping for modern,… Read More

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Median price for a one-bedroom: $1,910 BY ELIJAH CHILAND OCT 3, 2016, 2:38PGraphics courtesy Apartment List Those who got excited about a report last month showing that Los Angeles rents actually dropped off between July and August are in for a letdown this month. An analysis of pricing data… Read More