This is a collection of our latest posts for buyers with the newest posts, first.

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 »

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 »

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 »

What the Heck is a Dogability Score?

How do we come up with our “dogability” scores for cool homes on the market? Our trusty mascot, Diggery, gives them the ol’ sniff test! Diggery is looking for a good, fenced yard for exercising, a quiet street so he can let his guard down and proximity to the local […] Read more »

5114 Encino Dogability Score

5114 Encino Dogability Score – 5 Paws!!

Have you seen this back yard? It’s a doggie paradise! Fully fenced, a lush lawn, lots of big trees for shady naps and if your pooch is really lucky, a great saltwater pool to cool off in. And when it’s time to socialize, the Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park is […] Read more »

What is a Broker Caravan?

This post about Broker’s Caravan was originally published in 2012. Obviously, technology has progressed quite a bit. Savvy buyers already know that homes are open during the week. In fact, I often see more buyers during a Broker’s caravan in Glendale than I do actual real estate agents! Here is […] Read more »

The Home Inspection

What is a Home Inspection?

Your Real Estate Purchase Contract probably included an inspection contingency and you will want to a complete home inspection during that time. After all, no one likes a big unexpected repair bill right after you move in! Before we get into what the home inspections look like, it is important […] Read more »

How to Pick a Buyer Agent

Ten Questions To Ask a Top Buyer Agent

You’ve decided you need your own, dedicated Buyer Agent. You know that a Top Buyer Agent will help you avoid mistakes and get the best home. Buying a home in Glendale Ca does not have to be hard, but buying the wrong home can be a disaster. Every real estate […] Read more »

9 Safe Moves Today for Glendale Ca real estate

9 Solid Real Estate Moves For Uncertain Times

You might feel unsure about the Glendale Ca real estate market right now. You just finished your first tax return after the recent income tax code changes, and you are still not sure if you won or lost. Or, if you won, you might wonder if things will change again. […] Read more »

New Listing in Encino

Encino Home For Sale with Pool and Large Lot. The world melts away when you enter this walled and gated home in Encino’s fabled Amestoy Estates. The 22,000 flat lot means quiet and privacy from every angle. Enter into the impressive double height formal rooms where walls of glass frame […] Read more »

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The Surprising Real Estate Document You MUST Keep

Have you ever wondered which documents you need to keep after buying a home? Afterall, there is a file several inches thick by the time you get your keys! No one wants to start life in a new home with trash and clutter, right? If you bought your home with […] Read more »