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The Mews - small lot subdivision in Atwater Village

There's another small lot subdivision in Los Angeles- this time in Atwater Village. Los angeles small lot subdivision - The Mews in Atwater VillageThe Mews small lot subdivision is an eco-friendly community consisting of 23 brand new, fee-simple single family homes located in Atwater Village in the 4200 block of Perlita. The Mews Houses range in size from 1500 to 1600sf and have solar power and 2-car garages.  Their open floor plans include high ceilings and walls of glass and open to private courtyards. The modern style homes were designed by award-winning architects...

Short Sales In Los Angeles- Why a Short Sale is better than a foreclosure

Short Sales In Los Angeles- Why a Short Sale is better than a foreclosure I've been exploring the Los Angeles Short Sale process, specifically short sales in the Silver Lake area. By now you know what a short sale is, what might qualify as a short sale hardship, and what goes into a short sale package. Short Sales In Los Angeles- Why a Short Sale is better than a foreclosure...

Simple Repairs to Help Your Los Angeles Home Show Better and Sell Faster

If you are planning on selling Los Angeles your home, you should consider doing some simple repairs to help your home show better and sell faster. Home repairs may seem costly at first, but it may bring you huge returns once you’ve sold your home for a better price than if you just sold your home as is. A good first impression will help your Los Angeles home sell faster and at a better price. In general, potential buyers make their decision to buy a home on the first 30 seconds upon entering it. A well-maintained and pleasant-looking (not to mention, pleasant-smelling) home sells 30-50% faster than those that are only sold as is. That is why it is so important to make home repairs before selling. But before you jump into a major home repair...

Short Sales In Los Angeles, CA – The short sale process

I've been exploring the LA Short Sale process. By now you know what a short sale is, what might qualify as a short sale hardship, and what goes into a short sale package.  Now you are ready to list your house. This information is pertinant to both short sale seller and buyers interested in an LA short sale.  Both parties need to know what is involved in making an offer that will be acceptible to the bank and what the short sale process entails. The seller has already completed the ...

The Importance of a Los Angeles Home Inspection

What is the importance of having a home inspection? If you are a homebuyer,  buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will be making so you have to make sure that you are getting your money’s worth. You need to know as much as you can about the home, whether newly constructed or an existing one, before paying for it. A home inspection could save you from buying a structurally unsound or defective home by identifying areas in need of repairs as well as maintenance requirements to keep the home in top shape. Only after a thorough home inspection could you make a well-informed and final decision on whether to buy the home or not.
For homeowners,  a home inspection can...

How to Deal With Mold In Your Los Angeles Home

How do you deal with mold in your home? Is it really a problem? When most people think of threats and health hazards in the home, the last thing they think about is mold. Some people, on the other hand, are terrified by mold. First of all, we have to understand what mold really is and how to deal with mold in our home. Mold is neither plant nor animal. It is a kind of fungus. Mold will always be present anywhere, all it takes is the right amount of moisture, food, and humidity. According to the National Association of Home Builders , in just 48 hours, a moist environment combined with the right room-temperature conditions can lead to mold...

Short Sales In Los Angeles, California – What is a short sale package?

If you are new to short sales and seek more information, you can read a prior post here to understand what a short sale is. If you already know what a short sale is and wonder if you qualify, read this point about hardships and qualifying for a short sale. Once you have determined that a short sale is the right thing for you, you can start gathering together the information necessary for your agent and your lender.
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Short Sales In Los Angeles, California – Am I qualified to short sale my Silver Lake home?

If you are not clear on exactly what a short sale is, please read my post about what buyers and Sellers should know about Los Angeles short sales.man under debt You may own a house in Silver Lake and you now owe your lender more than the house is work, but that doesn't mean you automatically qualify for a short sale. Most people who bought property in Silver Lake and the surrounding areas during the height of the market are in that position. We can't all just decide we don't want to keep making our payments and expect our lender to take a huge loss. Lenders have certain standards to determine whether they will approve...

Short Sales In Los Angeles, California – What You Need To Know If You are Buying Or Selling

If you live in Los Angeles, you most likely have heard about short sales in Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Echo Park, Eagle Rock and surrounding neighborhoods. You may have heard about them from your friends, a newspaper, television, your neighbor or even a family member. What is a short sale?  A short sale takes place when a homeowner sells his or her home for less than he owes on his mortgage(s). Since prices were so much higher 4 or 5 years ago, there are a lot of people who paid more for their houses at that time than they are now currently worth. If a homeowner needs to move or must sell because they can no longer afford their payments, it is unlikely the current market value of their house is anywhere near what they owe on it. For example: You have a loan on your house for $650,000 but in the current market, a buyer is only willing to pay $450,000. Perhaps a similar home down the street recently sold for $435,000. Based on that, a buyer is not going to be willing to pay much more...

Hollywood Hills Short Sale

If you thought that the only distressed properties in Los Angeles were in less desirable neighborhoods, this Hollywood Hills Short Sale should be a pleasant surprise. Check out this private & secluded 3 bedroom and 2.5 bath Hollywoodland Mediterranean. 6218 Rockcliff boast  serene city and canyon views. Built c. 1934 by architect Raymond "R.J." Kieffer the home was later restored by ASIDdesigner. This captivating home features a Formal Living room with high pitched beamed ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, wood floors and tall French doors that open to a Juliette balcony.Hollywood Hills Short Sale The formal dining room leads to a restored "Provence" Kitchen with concrete counters, vintage white octagonal tile and stainless steel appliances. The intimate Master bedroom with walk-in closet boasts custom cabinetry and built...
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