Staging Your Home For Sale

Stage Your Home

TO STAGE OR NOT TO STAGE When it comes to selling a home a Realtor is often posed with the question “What tips can you give me for fixing up my house to sell it?”  Ask any realtor and you will get any unique answers that are all different, some good, some bad.  When I am asked that question I like to keep it simple, repair obvious … [Read more...]

Corner Bakery Cafe

Whittier's Newest Restaurant Whittier's newest restaurant is all that it is cracked up to be.  My wife and son went there today after we picked him up from school. Great ambiance and service.   Food was good too. Hopefully they can stay as packed as they were today.  This is good for the boulevard and the resurgence of business along Whittier … [Read more...]

Winterize Your Home

winterizing-home

Winterize Your Home By now for some of us our Christmas decorations are up or very close to being put up.  We are preparing for the holidays and the rain that comes with it.  We are digging out our sweaters and possibly winterizing our cars with new windshield wipers or perhaps new tires.  We are doing our best to stay ahead of Mother Nature.  … [Read more...]

Smartphone Home Search

Smart

SMARTPHONE HOME SEARCH FOR THE TECH SAVVY With this weeks downpour most home buyers are starting to slow down in the pursuit of buying a home.  With Christmas fast approaching many will just wrap up plans to purchase and wait until January and pursue the dream of home-ownership with gusto. Many would be buyers do a lot of footwork prior to … [Read more...]

COMPARABLE HOME SALES FOR BUYERS

Comparative-Home-Sales

HOW ARE COMPARABLES USED IN HOME SALES How relevant are comparables when submitting an offer on a property?  If you are a buyer looking for a home they are extremely relevant.   An agent hired to list a property for sale relies heavily on comparables to establish a competitive listing price.  Not all comparables are created equal and that is … [Read more...]

Winterize Your Home

winterize

Winterize Your Home By now for some of us our Christmas decorations are up or very close to being put up.  We are preparing for the holidays and the rain that comes with it.  We are digging out our sweaters and possibly winterizing our cars with new windshield wipers or perhaps new tires.  We are doing our best to stay ahead of Mother Nature.  … [Read more...]

Loan Modification, Freddie & Fannie

Loan Mod

 Refinancing Just Got Easier Just this week on his Presidential campaign trail President Obama announced his home refinancing plan seeks to let a million or more American homeowners save money on their mortgages, even if those loans are underwater. But the plan itself is not a new idea: A pair of economists at Columbia University — Chris Mayer … [Read more...]

Reverse Mortages Pro’s & Con’s

Is It Right For You?

REVERSE MORTGAGES They say youth is wasted on the young.  Simply because as we get older we become wiser in our lives especially with money decisions.  With youth comes ambition and a resourcefulness that alludes us as we get older.  Its not very long after growing up that we are faced with the day to day challenges that job’s, kids, school … [Read more...]

Tacos Baja

Fish Tacos

Best Fish Tacos in Town!!! Fish TacosA few years ago my wife and I were reading the Los Angeles Magazines Best of Mexican Food in LA.  Each year the magazine comes out with the Best OF for different ethnic foods.  Mexican, Italian, Chinese etc.  Well we decided we should try as many as we can and make our own judgement.  We started at # 1 - … [Read more...]

Benefits of Working With A Realtor

"Realtor Benefits"

Benefits of a Realtor  Many Unseen Benefits As the summer heats up so does that number of people looking to purchase real estate.  Be it a first time buyer or a seasoned investor.  Well-qualified buyers are out in abundance.  Recently I met a couple on my Sunday tour of homes that really liked the idea of my tour.  See six homes within two … [Read more...]