Is the sky falling? There is a lot of talk about the direction of the market. Here are the facts - the Los Angeles market snapshot up-to-date as of the end of January 2019. These numbers cover all of Los Angeles. We will high-lite specific cities in future posts. Are more homes … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Market Snapshot
Real estate in the Palm Springs area may be less expensive than San Francisco or the Bay Area, but if you've got an extra $5 million burning a hole in your pocket, how about picking up Bing Crosby's former home in Rancho Mirage. Has Real Estate Recovered in the Coachella … [Read more...] about Bing Crosby’s Former Home is For Sale
Friends come in two sizes, those who love to give advice whether they’re right or not, and those who are jealous and love to give you misleading advice. Home Buying advice, if wrong, can cost you. Let’s clear this up right now. Home prices are falling – wait for the low in … [Read more...] about Stop Listening to Bad Advice from Friends
I usually don’t put share links to apps that I love, but in this case, it can help you when you're saving for a down payment – really. I use it myself. When the market last year skyrocketed in the early months then took a nosedive at the end of the year, I still did well. To … [Read more...] about Saving for a Down Payment? There’s an App for That.
Years ago, UCLA had a weekend “class” – a bicycle tour of downtown Los Angeles guided by an architecture and design professor. I never really appreciated the exquisite architecture our city holds until that weekend. Touring on a bike was a genius idea because it allowed us to … [Read more...] about Downtown Los Angeles Keeps Getting Better
It's that time of the year when ignoring roof problems will come back to haunt you. Here's my own personal story of how a leaking roof changed my life - and not for the better. Just after the mortgage crisis of 2008, my income plummeted, my house was underwater, my … [Read more...] about Help! I Have a Leaking Roof and I Can’t Afford to Fix It.