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How To Prepare Your Move-Up Seller/Buyer When Buying and Selling at the Same Time

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When the time comes for your client to sell their home and either downsize into a smaller property due to an ‘empty nest’, or move-up into a bigger home because of the expanding family – you will need to make sure your seller/buyer is prepared for the dual transaction which awaits.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Perception Is Reality

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Perception is reality. This is a very simple, fundamental, and true phrase. I believe most people don’t give this phrase enough credit. The way successes and obstacles are viewed change the dynamic of how you handle them, how they are compartmentalized and remembered, and how they contribute to building a successful or unsuccessful future. Every obstacle is an opportunity to assess your own mental strength, persistence, consistency, and ability. But is that how you view it?  Read the rest of this entry »

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Do Black Friday Deals Exist In Real Estate? – Forbes

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Black Friday is the holy grail for deal-seeking shoppers during the h oliday season. But what about buyers searching for a home — do the same deals exist for real estate?   Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Turn Your Seller Into A Real Estate Investor

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Many homeowners are looking for different ways to expand their investment portfolio – whether it be through real estate or other investments. One of the easiest ways for buyers to expand their investment portfolio is by leveraging the equity in their existing home and converting it into an investment property. There are several key advantages to this strategy: Read the rest of this entry »

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Los Angeles County Real Estate Forecast for Fall 2014

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“There is no present or future, only the past happening over and over again – now.” 
        – Eugene O’Neill

Ok, so that quote might be a tad dramatic, but the fact remains that we can often tell a lot about the future simply by looking at the past, the present, and the contrast between the two. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Non-Local Factors Can Influence Los Angeles Real Estate Prices

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How Real Estate Prices Change

Real estate prices are determined through much the same mechanisms as other purchasable items. In short, real estate prices are based on both the number of people capable and interested in purchasing real estate and the pieces of real estate that can be purchased on the real estate market. Read the rest of this entry »

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Most Expensive Cities To Live In : New York Tops The Charts

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New York claimed 5 of the top 10 spots, California claimed 4,

the only other state was NJ with Alpine claiming a top 10 spot.  

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Kids Never Killed Kids on Leave it to Beaver

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I need your help!!  I hope you are as passionate about reading this as I was about writing it.  I need your help.  I’d like to spread the word so please share, forward, like, post, comment, whatever.  Just tell everyone.  I’m a Dad and I’m freaking out.   Read the rest of this entry »