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Top 10 Los Angeles Real Estate Agents

I am proud to say that I made SpareFoot's list of Top 10 Real Estate agents in Los Angeles! SpareFoot is a national service that helps people book self-storage, which is often critical during a big move. They've created moving guides for major cities, especially those experiencing a lot of population growth.moving day 

The number one reason people use self-storage is because they are relocating. The company has put together put together a Spare Foot Moving Guide to help these people find the information and resources they need.

The guides offer tips on making a move to a new city as seamless as possible by providing city-specific checklists,...

Tips To Save Energy And Add Value

When it comes to energy efficiency, look for smart features and expertise to help you save energy and money and add value to your home.

1. Begin with a Right-Sized Home.

If the home you buy is simply too large for you or your family’s needs or plans, you stand a good chance of wasting energy through excessive heating and cooling costs. If it’s too small, you’ll feel cramped and uncomfortable. It’s a big investment, so seek balance and buy it “right” from the outset. 

2. Purchase Energy Star Appliances Such as Your TV, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, and Microwave.

And especially the refrigerator, as it alone contributes about 10 percent of the energy use in a home. Also, unplug electronics not in use or turn off power strips to avoid phantom charges. 

3. Install Efficient Lighting Such as Compact Fluorescent (CLF) or LED Bulbs in Every Fixture.

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What's The Home Update That Has the Best Return on Investment?

If you are thinking of selling or simply want to improve your home, what's the #1 think to do? According to HGTV, it's a minor bathroom remodel.
That's right! Most home improvements do not return what you spend on them, however a minor bathroom remodel averages a 102% return on resale. It's actually the only update they concluded would gain you money. 2% is not alot, but it's certainly better than LOSING money.
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Bank Owned Properties are Scarce in Los Angeles

If you have been waiting to North East Los Angeles (NELA) home in hopes of picking up a distressed property, you might want to rethink that strategies.  As the economy improves, the distressed home inventory continues to evaporate.  Distressed property listings have been steadily dropping for the last four years.  Take a look at this infographic. A mere .5% of homes in California are in foreclosure. Foreclosure listings continue to decline If you are looking to buy a home in Los Angeles, don't wait. Talk to an experience agent who knows how to find the right properties and can negotiate the best deal for you. I'm just a phone call away: 213-215-4758 Jenny Durling L.A. Property Solutions...

Sunset Hills - A-List Haven with Million Dollar Views

  If you've ever wondered where the biggest celebrities live, this is the place. Sunset Hills boast the highest concentration of celebrity homes in the entire L.A. area.

This slice of the West Hollywood Hills is a magnet for those who crave privacy, views an proximity to all there is to do in the area The neighborhood of Sunset Hills is bordered by Laurel Canyon Boulevard to the east, Sunset Plaza Drive to the west, Sunset Boulevard to the south and Franklin Avenue & Hollywood Boulevard to the north. The neighborhood is most commonly accessed via Hollywood Boulevard, Kings Road & Queens Road.

Since the 1920's, Sunset Hills has housed Hollywood elite and the architecture reflects the privacy that those types desire once they retire to their own home. Often, only a gate is visible from the road and most will never even catch a glimpse of the $5 million or $20 million dollar home just behind it. Sunset Hills is perched above a...

Zestimates: How to accurately value your home.

Recently Los Angeles times published an article about Zillow Zestimates after Zillow’s CEO appeared on “CBS This Morning” addressing the ever popular conversation of home worth. http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-harney-20150208-story.html

Zillow is great because it demonstrates how no one, or computer program, can make an accurate estimate of a home’s value. So how does Zillow come up with its “Zestimate”? It uses public record of the home in question.

Although it knows the basics like how many beds and baths are on record, location, square footage and how much nearby properties have sold for, it has no idea you have traded carpet for solid walnut throughout, you transformed that closet called a bathroom into a home spa or your home is in one of the most desirable school districts in the area. Zestimates are not a crystal ball...

Silver Lake Spanish Home Ready to Go!

2345 Lake View Ave - great mix of charm and location! Currently listed for $975,000 Updated Silver Lake Spanish with original charm If you have been looking for a Silver Lake home that has all of it’s original charm but with the system updates and kitchen and baths already remodeled, this could be the place for you!  

Built in 1926, the house has Spanish tile risers, coved ceiling, original hardwood floors, a living room fireplace and all the natural light you could ask for. Silver Lake Spanish with fireplace and hardwood floors...

Spring Forward - Is a Fresh Start in Order?

Spring is a time of new beginnings, fresh grass, crisp rain, vivid blossoms and new growth.   It's also the BEST time to sell your home to get the highest price for it! spring is a great time to sell your home Why is this?  Here are just a few reasons:

1. Daylight savings time! Now that we've all turned our clocks ahead we have more daylight later in the day meaning more buyers can look at property after work. More buyers looking at your home gives you more chances for offers - the more offers, the higher the selling price will go.

2. Families with kids like tend to look for a home in spring because they want to move in early summer, before they go on vacation and before the new school year starts....

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