REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY: ULTIMATE CLOSETS

It may be the height of voyeurism, but who doesn’t like to peek into other people’s closets?  And when they are the closets of famous celebrities and designers…even better!     Click here to read more Continue reading

DESIGN TIPS AND TRENDS: MAKING USE OF RECLAIMED MATERIALS

I came across this interesting article with tips for finding and using reclaimed materials to add great, personalized design touches to any home.  The good news?  It is easier and less expensive than you think!  And the creative possibilities are boundless!  Click here to read more Continue reading

THE VALUE OF HOMEOWNERSHIP

As LA registers the second highest number of million dollar zip codes much of the discussion naturally focuses on affordability.  But there is another side to the story…the value of jumping into the market and building equity in real estate.  If you are considering making the move from renting to owning, remember that as real estate prices grow, so does your home equity and your personal portfolio.  While I would never advocate being house rich and cash poor, it may be worth stretching a bit to get your foot in the market.    Click here to read more Continue reading

BITCOIN BREAKS INTO REAL ESTATE

Like many investors I’ve been following Bitcoin for several years, chewing up any news or discussions I can find.  But this week when the news broke that the first residential development will accept Bitcoin payment, I developed a healthy new respect for the potential of this digital currency.  Click here to read more Continue reading

HELPFUL HOMEOWNER TIPS

Organizing your refrigerator may not seem like a big deal….until you find that moldy green weeks old block of cheese buried in the drawer. These refrigerator organization tips will help you find your food faster—as well as waste less and maybe even eat more healthfully, too.   Click here to read more Continue reading

UNDERSTANDING REVERSE MORTGAGES

The equity you’ve built in your home can provide the means for a comfortable retirement.    Yet few eligible homeowners are taking advantage of reverse mortgages to tap into these funds.  Read on to learn more about how reverse mortgages work, the pros and cons and whether they represent a good long-term financial strategy for you.   Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE 101: THE BACK UP OFFER

Congratulations!  You’ve accepted an offer on your home!  But when your realtor suggests that you continue to show your home to prospective buyers, listen to their advice.  Until all contingencies on a contract are removed, anything can happen.  So play it safe and get that back-up offer.   Click here to read more Continue reading

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: WEST ADAMS

With a great neighborhood vibe, proximity to the booming tech hub and easy access to the Expo line, West Adams is the new up-and-coming hot spot.  And with a diverse inventory of homes, nearby parks offering plenty of recreational opportunities and an exciting commercial district there’s a lot to discover here.  Click here to read more Continue reading

MORTGAGE MONDAY: DISSECTING THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL EVENTS ON MORTGAGE RATES

How do global events impact mortgage rates?  Instability can create opportunity….at least when it comes to mortgage rates. While we don’t have control over the world economy, these tips may help you to insure you get the best rate in a dynamic environment.    Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY: LUXURIOUS LOFTS

The open floor plans, oversized windows and custom detailing make these loft apartments the perfect canvas to create the ultimate in sophisticated, luxurious city living.  Perfect as they are, or customized with your personal touch these lofts define the new urban chic.   Click here to read more Continue reading