8 Worst Mistakes a Homebuyer Can Make

Buying a home should be simple, right? See a home, make an offer, get a loan and move in. Is it crazy to imagine there is more to it than that? Buying a home is more than a financial transaction.  In this competitive home buying market, there is a complex web of invisible […] Read more »

Complete Guide to Buying Probate Homes For Sale

 Table Of Contents What is a probate sale Not all probates are created equal Are probate homes a deal Tell me how to find a Glendale CA probate homes for sale Do I need all cash to buy a probate home? How do I get my offer on a probate […] Read more »

A no excuses guide to investing in income property

There are a ton of reasons to be nervous about investing in income properties. After all, money sitting in the bank will not let you down (it won’t do much else for you either).   You can’t afford to buy in LA because prices are so damn high: This might […] Read more »

Open Sign

What is the Lifecycle of a New Listing?

What happens when a home first hits the market? The first thing the public normally sees is the sign in the yard, the home is on the multiple list service (MLS) and it is officially “on the market”. If a home is priced well and properly presented, it can attract […] Read more »

Buyer’s roadmap for 2018 in the greater Glendale, CA area

Los Angeles County housing prices broke records in 2017, and surpassed prices not seen since the 2007 mortgage crisis. That has some people wondering if we are experiencing another real estate bubble. Are you worried? You may not have reason to worry.   CoreLogic, a favorite resource for data geeks like […] Read more »

When is it sold?

When Does A Sold Sign Go In The Yard?

When is a Home Sold? There are two steps to “sold”. The first step is when the Homeseller accepts a purchase contract from a buyer. That buyer has (typically) 30 days to complete the purchase and the seller cannot replace them with any other buyer, even if they are willing […] Read more »

How To Get a Down Payment for a Home

Do you want to buy a Glendale Ca home but lack the 20% down payment? Read on for some ideas on some down payment resources ideas! The Glendale CA market is difficult for first-time buyers. Prices and interest rates are rising, the lack of available homes for sale leads to […] Read more »

Home Buying Checklist

The First 5 Things a Home Buyer Needs To Do

After casually looking at real estate listings for forever… you are ready to buy a home. Congratulations! Moving out of the curiosity phase is a big deal and it can be a little scary. Here are the 5 most important things you need to do to make sure you buy […] Read more »

Financial Documents Checklist

Financial Documents Your Lender Needs For Your Mortgage Approval

Mortgage lenders require paperwork that verifies every facet of your financial life: income, debts, assets and more. The lender will request the following documents, so gather them before you apply for a mortgage. Checklist: W-2 forms from the previous two years, if you collect a paycheck Profit and loss statements […] Read more »

How long does it take to sell a home

How Long Does It Take To Sell A Home?

Do you ever wonder how long it takes to sell a home? According to the multiple list service, the average, in Glendale, is about 50 days. This means it takes 50 days to go on the open market, accept an offer and complete the buyer’s due diligence (inspections and loan contingencies). […] Read more »

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December and January are Best for Buyers…

I love showing homes in December and January. You might think I am crazy, but hear me out. Homes look amazing when decked out in their holiday decorations. They often smell amazing, like love and warm hugs. But, the real reason is that some of my best buyer “wins” happen this […] Read more »