How To Buy A Fixer

Need a heavily discounted property?  Try a fixer-upper!  But know what you’re getting into ahead of time…

Historical Mills Act Pasadena Home Tour

Take a look inside one of the Mills Act historical homes in Pasadena, California!

Topanga Home Tour

Calling all nature lovers!  Check out this stunning Topanga estate!

SOLD! W 36th Pl.

When making a long-term investment real estate, determine your strategy, formulate a plan, and stick to it!

California Mills Act

As a society, we are always striving toward growth, progress, innovation, and change.  But sometimes it’s important to look back at where we were and what we came from.

How To Compete With All-Cash Buyers

Investors are snatching up as many California properties as they can get their hands on.  Can an average homebuyer compete with all-cash investors?

How To Do A Utility Inspection Without Electricity

  Part of your due diligence when buying a home is the physical inspection of the property.  You will want to hire a professional and certified home inspector to check the property from top to bottom for any defects or areas for concern.  A home inspector will make sure the structure is up to code […]

10 Questions To Ask Your Mortgage Lender

  Getting ready to buy a home? Make sure you ask these 10 key questions when you submit your mortgage application:   1. What is the interest rate on this mortgage? Ask for the lender’s loan estimate, which breaks down the interest rate and fees. It will include the annual percentage rate (APR), which accounts […]

Bay Area Techies Get No-Money-Down Mortgages

  After living expenses, student loans, credit cards, car payments, and all your other bills, it can be a challenge to put away any significant portion of your income for a down payment on a new home.  If you happen to work in Silicon Valley making a decent salary at a tech startup, however, you […]

5 Common Escrow Deal Breakers

  You’ve put so much time, money, research, blood, sweat, and tears into finding your dream home, you don’t want the deal to fall apart at the last minute.  A survey by the National Association of Realtors® found that 1 in 16 home deals fall through.  Here are a few of the most common reasons […]