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Adorable Silver Lake California craftsman home for sale

Are you in the market for a Silver Lake CA home?  If you have been looking for a Calfornia bungalow, this adorable craftsman home could be just the ticket.  The Lightfoots' new listing at 1441 Coronado Terrace is a great little house.  I saw it on broker's caravan during the week and thought it was one of the best properties open that day. Silver Lake CA craftsman home for sale This 3 bedroom, 2 bath classic offer alot of original details with updates in all the right places and completely keeping with the craftsman style of the home. The house has hardwood floors, built-in china cabinets, wood moldings and period details throughout. If you'd like to see it and you are available this weekend, there is a public open house scheduled for 9/26/2009 from 2-5pm.  If that doesn't work for you, give me a shout...

Fire Safety Tips in Your Los Angeles Home

During fire emergencies, you and your family only have a few crucial minutes to spare in order to get to a safe place outside your home. A fire safety plan which accommodates children, adults, the elderly, and family members with special needs is critical to ensure the safety of the entire family. To achieve this, below are vital points you need to consider:  
1.       Guard your family and your home. Set up smoke alarms in every story and bedroom of the home including the outside of all sleeping areas. Also, using the test button, test the smoke alarms on a monthly basis. Orient family members on what the fire alarm sounds like and ensure they understand what it indicates and the best way to get out of the house.
 
2.       To be safe, prepare in advance by making a fire escape plan and involve all the...

Franklin Hills Short Sale in Los Feliz!

If you thought that the only distressed properties in Los Angeles were in less desirable neighborhoods, this Franklin Hills Short Sale should be a pleasant surprise. 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.  You may have heard that short sales are a nightmare and a giant waste of time. This is not necessarily true and when you are working with agent who know the ropes and use professional short sale negotiators, a short sale can be a great opportunity for a buyer. Check out this adorable 3 bedroom and 1 bath Cape Cod Traditional in the ...

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Lark Cake Shop in Silver Lake

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Lark Cake Shop in Silver Lake Cupcakes are definitely back in style and I know of no better place to get one in Silver Lake than Lark Cake Shop. Lark Cake Shop is the brain child of owners James and Colleen Standish who opened this lovely piece of Silver Lake heaven back in 2007. The Standishs' have been Silver residents for more than 20 years and they wanted to create a local business for friends and neighbors to enjoy.  Lark Cake Shop in Silver Lake provides a great selection of  cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies and bars and all things yummy.  Their pastry chef, Sarah Hirata, uses nothing but the best ingredients - real eggs and pure cane sugar, Callebuat chocolate, Dutch cocoa powder and Madagascar Bourbon vanilla. Dairy products are growth hormone free and come from the Challenge Dairy Cooperative and this adorable bakery stays greens by using only compostable  packaging and utensils. ...

How Do I Price My Los Angeles Home Right Without Giving it Away?

There are a number of ways to come up with the market value of your home. First, you should know the prices of comparable homes in your neighborhood. Pay close attention to neighborhood dividing lines, square footage, and age.  You can explore open houses in your area to compare prices and talk to friends and family who have sold a home lately.
Who knows, they might have great tips or ideas you might want to try so that you can price your home just right. Of course, your best options is to have your real estate agent do a Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA, at no cost and without obligation. A Comparative Market Analysis will assess the value of your...

10 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

1. First, you have to put credit cards away to stop debt from mounting up. Refraining from making credit card purchases will help you have more control of your credit situation.
 
 2. Recognize what you need to work on by acquiring a copy of your credit report from the three major credit bureaus. This gives you an idea which accounts are fine and which are the ones you need to focus on.
 
3. Contact the credit bureau to correct any inaccurate entries stated in your credit report to avoid being denied in future credit-based applications. After all, you have the right to have invalid information taken out of your credit report.
 
4. Since 35% of your credit score is made up of your payment history, you might want to update yourself with delinquent accounts....

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Buying Los Angeles Investment Properties

There has never been a better time to buy Los Angeles investment properties than right now. It has become such a lucrative market that experienced investors who know just what to do can’t wait to take the plunge and capitalize on such a smart opportunity presented to them. Novice investors might, however, need a little more help as they find their way in the multifaceted world of real estate in the hope of acquiring a quality investment property.
If you consider yourself as one of these up-and-coming financiers, it is essential that you arm yourself with the following do’s and don’ts which I believe are vital in buying investment properties
DO evaluate your funds and ensure you can meet the expense of investing in properties. Save yourself form future financial headaches by not over...

Los Feliz Real Estate Market Update: September 2010

Low priced Los Feliz real estate is selling relatively quickly, however there is a relatively large inventory homes for sale in the area right now. The mls show the current active listing inventory in the 90027 zip code to be 54 homes. The following chart shows Los Feliz Real Estate Market activity for the Month of August, 2010. Los Feliz Market update August 2010 Now let's take a look at some year to date figures from January 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010. These figures are for single family homes in Los Feliz only and to not include Los Feliz condos or income properties. Los Feliz Home Sales Year-to-date from January 1st, 2010 through August 31, 2010
  • Highest price -  $4,895,000
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Silver Lake Real Estate Market Update

Well priced Silver Lake real estate is selling relatively quickly.  There is not a particularly large inventory homes for sale in the area right now. The mls shows the current active listing inventory to be only 52 homes. The follow chart shows Silver Lake Real Estate Market activity for the Month of August, 2010. Silver Lake Market statistics Sept 2010 Now let's take a look at some year to date figures from January 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010. These figures are for single family homes in Silver Lake only and to not include Silver Lake condos or income...
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