Category Archives: LOS ANGELES

CA Housing Affordability Index Q1 2017

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Five Things That Factor Into Comps

You may think that sale price is the only factor when you’re looking at comps and trying to set a price for your listing. But it’s actually a bit more complicated. Here are five things that affect comps that you might not be aware of. 1. New construction nearby: Because of low prices for lots […]

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There’s No Place Like (your own) Home.

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5 Lasting Trends in Kitchens and Baths

To help you get ahead of and sort out the kitchen and bathroom trends — pity the last fool to install an avocado appliance in the 1970s — HouseLogic.com went to this month’s trend central, the International Builder’s Show. Our takeaway: For gosh sake, enjoy your home; remodel so that you love where you live. […]

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Are You A Web Bot?

Did you know that about 60% of visitors on websites are bots? According to an article on Forbes.com, only 38.5 percent of the traffic to web sites is from humans. The rest of the online visits are “non-human” traffic, like search engines, scrapers, hacking tools, spammers, and other impersonators. Looking at the web bots, about half of the bots visiting websites […]

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Up, Up and Away!

Housing prices are on there way up around the country. Here are the top 7 metro areas nationwide with the largest increase in median housing prices. All but one are in California! Sacramento, CA – Up 40% for an median home price of $279,900 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA – Up 38% for an median home […]

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Quote For The Day

“The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.”  Unknown   Image courtesy of keerati at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Sunset Magazine’s Top 15 Iconic Western Homes

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise then that I am a long time subscriber to Sunset Magazine and I am sure this isn’t the first time I’ve shared an article from their web site. You may have figured out by now that I am “in to” mid-century homes, the new wave of prefab homes, good food, cool […]

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Love At First Sight

Most experts agree that when it comes to finding the right home, buyers often make up their minds before they even get to the front porch. Maintaining your homes exterior appearance and adding to the curb appeal can go a long way toward an speedy and successful sale of your home.   Here are a […]

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What Size Down Payment Should You Make?

There are advantages to make an large down payment on your home. There is also a sense of security which comes with having money in reserves. This article from FOX Business offers some advice to help your answer. http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/08/07/what-size-down-payment-should-make/   Image courtesy of jackthumm at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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