Los Angeles Real Estate Blog

  • Painting Your Home’s Exterior

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Is painting the outside of your home on your to-do list this summer? There’s nothing that spruces up the exterior more than a fresh coat of paint, especially if you’re getting ready to sell. If you’re planning to do the painting yourself instea...

  • Sneaky Ways to Save Money for a Down Payment

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Do you dream of owning your own home, but feel like you’ll never have the money for a down payment? While saving for a down payment can seem like a daunting task, it isn’t impossible. In fact, there are ways to begin saving right now that won’t...

  • What to Know About Starter Homes

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Is it finally time to buy your first home? That’s so exciting – congratulations! While the home buying process can be a little intimidating when you’re doing it for the first time, you’ll worry less if you arm yourself with knowledge. Here...

  • Don’t Fall For These Real Estate Scams

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    As if buying or selling a home weren’t complicated enough, you also need to be vigilant about scams. There are scams everywhere, and some are sophisticated enough to look real. With so much information available on the Internet, it’s getting ea...

  • Naming Your New House

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    It may seem silly, but giving your new house a name can give you a real sense of ownership. You don’t have to live in a mansion or on a grand estate to do it. Naming your house gives it a spirit that captures the essence of those who call it home...

  • Commission Fees Explained

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    If you’re preparing to buy or sell a home, you may have questions about real estate commission fees. Who pays them? How much are they? Can they be negotiated? When are they paid? Even if you’ve gone through this process before, you may not have...

  • What Stays Behind When You Sell?

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    When you’re selling your home, do you know what items you can take, and which ones you’re supposed to leave behind? While things like furniture and personal items are obvious, there are other things that may not be so cut-and-dried. If you’re...

  • First Night Must-Haves For Your New Home

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    In the flurry to prepare for your big move, don’t forget to have what you need for that first night. Moving can be stressful, and it’s comforting to know that you’ve got your essentials taken care of. You’ll no doubt be tired after a long d...

  • Holiday Weekend Open House Pros and Cons

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching, signaling the start of the busy summer real estate season. If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, you may be wondering if a holiday weekend is a good time to have an open house. Let’...

  • Summer Home Safety Tips

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Are you moving into a new home this summer? Congratulations! The summer season is a great time to explore a new neighborhood and make your house feel like a home. Unfortunately, summer is also the top season for home burglaries. While you’re gettin...