Downsize AND Keep Your Current Property Taxes!

Last year I sold my big home on the hill- the one with the pool, the view, the splashy kitchen and the endless stairs and moved to a lovely one story ranch with a teensy tiny yard. The property tax on my old diggs was sweet and I was prepared […] Read more »

Everything you need to know about proposition 60

For California residents over the age of 55, Proposition 60 and 90 have made downsizing easier by reducing property taxes when you buy a new home. In California when you buy a new home your new property is subject to reappraisal and therefore a new base tax value. Since real […] Read more »

4 tips to cut clutter

A Simplified Approach to Cutting Clutter

Decluttering and simplifying your life is a lovely idea, but the practicalities are a royal pain in the you-know-what. Some of you have read Marie Kondos’ book about the Magic of Tidying, but some of you have not stopped laughing long enough to toss anything away. You hold up an object, […] Read more »

7 Spring cleaning tips that will save you money

If your idea of a good time is to do anything but clean and organize your house, we are with you. The day to day stuff like dishes and laundry (ugh, laundry!) can feel like enough of a chore, and now we are suggesting you add to your to-do list. […] Read more »

New App Makes ADU Process Easier

Building an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit or “Granny Flat”) is still complicated for your Glendale Ca home. However, if your home is in Los Angeles and LA County you are in luck. Los Angeles wants homeowners to add ADUs and is making it dead simple. This is great news for […] Read more »

Accessory Dwelling Unit Basics

Last month DIGGS hosted an informative workshop on Accessory Dwelling Units in the Los Angeles area. We invited local architects and ADU experts Arlene Edjourian and Javier Mariscal to present the basics of ADUs to our community. The response to their presentation was overwhelmingly positive and the workshop attendees were […] Read more »

Armine Bazikyan on How To Protect Your Real Estate Investment

Guest Blogger and friend Armine Bazikyan is a local Trusts and Estate Attorney. DIGGS asked her to guest blog on what a new homeowner should do to protect their financial asset. Now that you have bought one of the most expensive items you will likely purchase during your lifetime, the next […] Read more »

Pre-Inspections

Pre-Inspections Every Home Owner Should Consider

Before you list your home you should consider pre-inspections. In Glendale, Ca homes are sold in “as-is” condition by default. However, home buyers have the right to inspect, by default. This means after a contract is signed and a price is agreed upon, the buyer will bring in professional inspectors. […] Read more »

What The Heck is an ADU?!

Have you heard the buzz?  California passed a law that makes ADU legal everywhere in California. Which begs the question… What the heck is an ADU and why should I care? (the following quotes come from a Memorandum published by the California Department of Housing and Community Development ) An ADU […] Read more »

5 things to do for homesellers

First 5 Things Every Home Seller Needs to Do

Congratulations! You’ve made a huge decision to sell your home. Here are the 5 most important things you should do, first. Find your Realtor I realize this sounds a bit self-serving, but identifying the Realtor who will guide you to sale experience that hits all of your goals is critical. […] Read more »

How the Tax Overhaul Affects Homeowners

The Glendale CA Impact Of Tax Overhaul Bills

How will Glendale Ca homeowners be impacted if the proposed tax overhaul bills become law? **Update 12/21/2018** The tax reform bill is now passed into law. Here are some key points from the National Association of Realtors: • Capital gains exclusion. In a huge win for current and prospective homeowners, […] Read more »