Los Angeles Real Estate Blog

  • Is It Time For New Windows?

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Replacing the windows on your home is a big job that can potentially come with a high price tag. If your windows are starting to show their age, you may be trying to decide whether or not it’s time to make the investment in new ones. Here’s what ...

  • Buying a Home While on Maternity Leave

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Buying a home and starting a family often go hand in hand. But if you’re preparing to apply for a mortgage while you’re on maternity leave, it may impact your ability to qualify. Here’s what you need to prepare for should you decide to purchase...

  • Using Gift Money For a Down Payment

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Receiving cash to use towards the down payment for your house is a generous gift. Especially considering that some loans require you to pay at least 20 percent of the purchase price as a down payment. But there are certain requirements that must be...

  • Should You List in Winter?

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    The nights are getting longer, temperatures are dropping and the holidays are approaching. That means you should wait to list your home for sale until next year, right? That isn’t necessarily true. While spring and summer tend to be the hottest s...

  • Buying a House That Isn’t For Sale

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Are you house hunting in a competitive market and having no luck finding a home? Did you find your perfect home – but it’s not for sale? Then you may be wondering if you can try to buy a home that doesn’t have a “for sale” sign in the front...

  • Is Your Dog a Good Neighbor?

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Is your dog the one on the block that neighbors flock to when they see you out walking? Or is he the one that causes people to cross the street in order to avoid you? Dogs have become undeniable members of our families, and by extension, members of...

  • How to Clean After Halloween Pranks

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Was your home the target of Halloween pranksters this year? Are you worried about how to clean up that dripping egg or disintegrating toilet paper – and fast? A post-Halloween cleanup can be scary, especially if your home is on the market. Here a...

  • Buying a Home From Friends or Family

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Buying a home from someone you know, like a friend or family member, seems like it should be a great deal, right? After all, you already have a relationship with the seller, and you’ll probably get a better price and complete the process more qui...

  • What Is Your Home Worth?

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Knowing what to price your home is one of the most important aspects of selling. Choosing just the right listing price can mean the difference between a quick sale and a home that languishes on the market for weeks or even months. But how do you kn...

  • Buying After Foreclosure

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    If you’re one of the millions of homeowners who faced foreclosure in the last few years, you may be wondering what your chances are of buying again in the future. Will you qualify for a mortgage? How long do you have to wait? While buying another...