Los Angeles Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • The Benefits of Going to Open Houses

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Are you getting ready to buy a home? Or maybe homeownership is something you’re planning for in the not-too-distant future? Then you’ve no doubt stumbled across open houses and wondered if you should go. Whether you’re ready to buy or getting...

  • Home Insurance and Halloween

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    It’s that time of year again! Time for Halloween pumpkins, candy, costumes – and possible claims to your homeowner’s insurance. While trick-or-treating is a time-honored tradition, it also increases the risk of damage to or accidents on your pr...

  • Why Use a Real Estate Agent?

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’ve probably considered whether or not it’s really necessary to work with a professional real estate agent. With so much information available online, isn’t it possible to go through the process a...

  • Home Selling Myths Debunked

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    If you’re selling your home, you’ve no doubt received lots of advice about the process. Though most folks have the best of intentions, the information they share may not always be accurate. And in some cases, the “facts” they tell you may b...