Selling your home with kids

Selling Your Home With Kids

Selling a home with kids is way more difficult than without them. You see a better future in a new home. They see a stressed out and short-tempered parent. The key to preserving your sanity is excellent planning and preparation – and an acceptance that nothing will go exactly as […] Read more »

Ultimate Guide to Downsizing Your Home

The Ultimate Guide To Downsize Your Home

Congratulations! You are ready to downsize your home! When you last bought you had schools, commute, and community to think about. You needed space for toys and hobbies, birthday parties and barbeques. Life is different now. When you downsize your home you create convenience and/or freedom. Perhaps you want to […] Read more »

Where to move to

Where To Move To After You Downsize

You are ready to downsize your home, but where will you go? Perhaps you could live anywhere, but while dreaming is wonderful, what about the practicalities of LIVING? I recorded in-depth conversations from my Realtor friends across the country to understand what life is like in their neck of the […] Read more »

Selling a Home In A Living Trust

Guide To Selling The Family Home in a Living Trust

The parents are now gone. You need to understand the process of selling a home in a Living Trust because you are the Successor Trustee (from now on we’ll just call you the Trustee, ok?) Things might get a little cuckoo but read on. Here are some things you should […] Read more »

June Market Stats

Glendale CA Neighborhood Real Estate Market Report

**Updated for June 2019** It is time for the Glendale Ca real estate market report. What happened in June 2019 and where is the market trending? GLENDALE REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT Glendale CA Single Family Market Inventory and sales are up, but… There is 17.6% more inventory on the market […] Read more »

How To Choose A Mortgage Loan

How To Get The Best Mortgage Lender

We found this interesting article on how to identify the best mortgagelender  for your home purchase. We decided to print this article here and offer our commentary on best practices for Glendale Ca home buyers. (read the original article here) So, you’re buying a home and you need a mortgage. […] Read more »

4th of July Fireworks Shows

The Glendale CA Guide To 4th of July Fireworks

4th of July…Childhood memories filled with fireworks, BBQs, family gatherings and chasing fireflies. We have four major 4th of July celebrations and firework shows near Glendale that might be of interest to you and your family.  Each one has it’s own flavor and purpose. DIGGS Favorite: Crescenta Valley Fireworks My all-time favorite fireworks celebration is […] Read more »

Can I buy A house Without A Realtor?

Dual Agency – Can I Buy A House Without A Realtor?

Many buyers think they can buy a house without a Realtor because they think it is better to work directly with the listing agent (seller’s representative) when buying a home. What is Dual Agency? When a broker represents both seller and buyer in a home purchase it is called Dual […] Read more »

Three Ways Your Home Sale Can Fall Apart

3 Ways Your Home Sale Can Fall Through

Getting an offer on your home is just the start. There are three ways your home sale can fall through and choosing the right buyer for your home involves carefully understanding the real estate purchase agreement (RPA). The RPA, along with it’s required disclosures and addendums, is 15 pages of […] Read more »

6 Common HomeSeller Mistakes

Six Home Selling Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Here are 6 common home selling mistakes that make buyers cringe at the thought of your home, and action steps you can take to prevent your home from being an offender: 1. Giving a tour of your home It is true that no one knows your home as well as […] Read more »

Contingencies in the Real Estate Purchase Contract

The 3 Big Contingencies of a Home Purchase

Buying a home is scary but there are major contingencies when buying a home that are designed to protect you! The Residential Purchase Contract (RPA), along with it’s required disclosures and addendums, is 15 pages of small, densely packed legal jargon. It is so dense we recommend all of our […] Read more »

What Downsizing Buyers Need To Know

10 Things Downsizing Buyers Need To Know

Congratulations!! Downsizing is within your grasp – the kids have moved out and you are free… FREE!!! Your priorities have changed from when you bought this home. What would change if you moved to a different home? Could you travel more, have more cash, be closer loved ones or live […] Read more »