Buyer Closing Costs

Buyer Closing Costs in Glendale Explained

The home buyer’s closing costs vary depending on where they buy a home. While everything is negotiable, there are accepted standards in each area of which fees are paid by the buyer and which are paid by the seller. It is often easier to negotiate the sales price than it […] Read more »

10 Reasons To Hire A Buyer's Agent

10 Reasons To Hire A Buyer’s Agent [Bonus Video]

Why should you hire a Buyer’s Agent? After all, you might think it is easier and better to work directly with the listing agent of a home. Under ideal circumstances, you are not wrong – but can you count on everything being ideal at every point? Why should you hire […] Read more »

Saving for a down payment

9 Ways To Get A Down Payment On A House

It seems impossible to get enough money for a down payment on a house. It is the most common barrier to the Great American Dream of homeownership. In spite of this, every year we help buyers buy their first home. We have learned a lot about how buyers accumulate a […] Read more »

First Timer Home Buyer's Guide

The Complete First Time Home Buyer Guide

First time home buyer needs a complete guide to home buying in order to avoid potentially disastrous mistakes. Fortunately, we’ve sold a few thousand homes and know what to expect! Read through this post to learn how to make great decisions. The Money is Scary For First Time Home Buyers […] 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 »

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 »

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 »

dual agent

Dual Agency – Should I Work With The Listing Agent?

(updated 3/1/2020) 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 […] 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 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 »