Your home search starts here.
There are plenty of good reasons to own the roof over your head, both emotional and financial. Here are four questions to ask yourself before you take the plunge.
Why do I want to buy a home? Purchasing a home is a lifestyle choice. Begin to think about the type of community where you want to live. If you’re a first-time buyer...
Oftentimes before you begin your home buying journey you will feel absolutely certain of the neighborhood you want to live in. Sometimes even down to the block. I know before my husband and I bought our home we had Avocado Street dreams. But as you might find on your home search a whole slew of factors may arise that will have you considering other neighborhoods, different communities and locations you never would have thought you’d be looking in.
While it may seem like an easy thing to do on the home buying checklist, finding a real estate agent is one of the most important steps in the process. You shouldn’t choose just anybody. There are amazing real estate agents that will go above and beyond for their clients…and, of course, there are some less than stellar ones. How do you find the agent that will best fit your needs?
When we’re in escrow my clients always ask me if a general home inspection will be enough. My answer? The truth is you can’t really know what’s going on with a house that might be ten years or, in Los Angeles, 100 years old. And that’s why it’s vital for future home owners to do their due diligence before problems may arise down the line. Trust me, a wealth of home inspections by trusted professionals could save you a lot of money...
These may seem obvious, but when you’re navigating the Los Angeles house hunting process it’s important to keep these home buying tips in mind.
The average length of home ownership is 5 to 7 years. So keep in mind things like up-and-coming neighborhoods, home upgrades, and school districts.
How to Win a Bidding War
If you had to choose between hardwood floors and a third bedroom, what would you choose? A pool or privacy? Decisions like these can be stressful and time consuming so it’s best to get ahead of the game (and other potential buyers) by prioritizing your wants and your needs, or your musts and your lusts!
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