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

Real Estate Investment Strategy

Real Estate Investment Strategy Guide

“Buy Real Estate!”, they say – but no one tells you about real estate investment strategy and how it works. Here are ten steps to every Real Estate Investment strategy that every investor should consider. They are not complicated, but each one requires careful research, thought and consideration in order […] Read more »

Urban LA Homebuyer

8 Things Urban LA Homebuyer Needs To Know About Glendale

Update for 2019 This post was written three years ago, and the words are truer today than they were back then. Urban LA homebuyers have discovered a new normal and it’s Glendale. In the last three years the median home price in Los Feliz increased by 52% (!!!!) while the […] Read more »

New Homeowner Checklist

New Homeowner Checklist

Congratulations! Closing escrow on you Glendale Ca home is about to happen and you need a new homeowner checklist! Here are the things you need to do to prepare for closing your transaction and moving in. Money Matters We are getting down to the “wire” on your home purchase. The […] Read more »

Ultimate Guide to Upsize Your Home

The Definitive Guide to Upsize Your Home

You don’t know how to upsize your home. How can you buy a home when all of your money is tied up in your current one? I am going to walk you through all the stuff you need in order to make this move happen. I’ll give you the strategies, […] Read more »

Move To Huntsville Alabama

DIGGS Live- Elizabeth Golden, Huntsville Alabama

You would LOVE to sell your Glendale/Foothill home for today’s high prices, but where would you go? Did you know that Huntsville Alabama has a thriving tech community and an amazing lifestyle? Join me as I talk to my great friend Elizabeth Golden about homes, lifestyle and people in her […] 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 »

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 »