Category: Seller Info

Your home's Value

What is the Value of Your Home?

There are many elements that affect the value of your home…From the age to the condition to the way the neighbors take care of their front yard… Some are under your control, but sadly, most are not. The condition is certainly under your control: What does it look like from the curb? Is the landscaping […]

The value of your home

Get the Best Price When You Sell

You certainly don’t want to give your home away for less than it’s worth. So how do you go about getting top dollar for it when you decide to sell? You must know the brutal truth. It does not matter at all if you are delighted or disappointed with the news. If you are to […]

Case Shilling May 2012

Los Angeles area Home Prices Stable

According to an article based on the Case Shiller index for May 2012, the property values in Los Angeles are slightly higher as of April.  The index shows that prices have adjusted to their 2003 levels and appear to be trending higher. As you can see from the chart, the so-called “bubble” has adjusted in […]

Housing Recovery

Los Angeles near top of Housing Recovery

According to statistics from the National Association Of Realtors (NAR) the Los Angeles—Long Beach area ranked third in their July 2012 report on the nation’s housing recovery. Median List price: $358,000, up 6.43% from July 2011 Inventory: 23,585, down 29% from from July 2011 Median time on the market: 65 days, down 10% from from […]

Short Sales

Why does a SHORT Sale Take so LONG?

There is a lot of conversation in the news about “Short Sales.” First of all, what exactly is a Short Sale? When a property is worth less on the open market than what is owed on it, it is “upside down” or “under water” and the seller cannot sell it and fully pay off the […]

Home for Sale

The Changing Real Estate Market

What is a Buyer’s Market? How does it differ from a Seller’s Market? …So what does that mean to you? Buyer’s Market When there are lots of properties on the market at the same time, the buyer has lots of choices and therefore often has the upper hand in negotiations. He can always go buy […]