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San Fernando Valley Real Estate · 3d ago

Need an ocean view? Consider San Pedro

San Fernando Valley Real Estate · 1w ago

It's not the Avocado Toast

Here's a great article from today's L.A. Times.  It is titled "Why you can't afford a house (Hint: it's not the avocado toast)." The title should link.  The premise: some experts say that yo...
San Fernando Valley Real Estate · 2W ago

This is my new house. It is in Milwaukee. I am not moving

My husband and I just bought this darling rental property in Milwaukee.  Sight unseen, sort of, which I tell home buyers never to do.  How in hell did it happen?This home has just been rehab...
San Fernando Valley Real Estate · 3W ago

8 ways buying real estate in other places is different than buying in L.A.

I am about to close escrow on a residential income property in Milwaukee, of all places. I am also brokering some other residential properties in other states. I will do a tell-all post abou...
San Fernando Valley Real Estate · 4W ago

I know you are tired of hearing about the run up in So.Cal. home prices, but...

Here's another L.A.Times article which confirms your fears about low inventory and high prices.  I think I showed the home in Burbank that the article references.  I couldn't believe it was ...
San Fernando Valley Real Estate · 1M ago

Home shopping? Please get your financial info together. Like, now.

As we all know, one of the biggest mistakes home buyers make is not working with their lender before they make an offer on a house.  I know, I know; you were planning to do this.  But you we...
San Fernando Valley Real Estate · 1M ago

Are small-lot homes the solution to L.A.'s so-called housing crisis?

You may have seen these in Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Silverlake, Venice and elsewhere: small-lot homes.  L.A. City passed an ordinance allowing these kind of buildings about 10 or so years ...
San Fernando Valley Real Estate · 2M ago

From the New York Times - Home inspectors and their weirdest discoveries

Here's some Sunday newspaper reading, one day early.  The article from the New York Times is titled, "Home inspectors on their weirdest discoveries."   The title should link.  The photo abov...
San Fernando Valley Real Estate · 2M ago

5544 Ventura Canyon in Sherman Oaks finally closed last week

5544 Ventura Canyon is a beautiful flip done by colleagues/friends of mine.  It closed last week at $888,000.  That was the third time it had been in escrow.  Yes, it fell out of escrow twic...
San Fernando Valley Real Estate · 2M ago

Yes on S

If you live in L.A., you probably know about Measure S. It’s the proposition that limits development in the city for two years. Obviously, as a Realtor, I stand to gain everything from this ...