Los Angeles Real Estate Blog

  • What Counts as a Bedroom?

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    If you’re searching for a new home, you’ve no doubt poured over listings and have wondered why some rooms are labeled as “bonus” rooms or offices. Why not call them bedrooms? In today’s market, bedrooms are a great selling feature, so tha...

  • How To Be a Good Neighbor During Renovations

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Whether you’re renovating a home you just purchased, or you’re sprucing up your house in preparation to sell, there’s no denying that renovations can be a big job. And those big jobs can often cause big headaches, for both you and your neighb...

  • Make De-cluttering Easy

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    One of the most important steps you can take when you’re selling your home is to de-clutter. Staging your home for a quick sale means cleaning, removing your personal items, and giving your space a neutral feeling. But if you’re like many peopl...

  • First Things To Do When Moving Into a New Home

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    If you’re a first time homeowner – or it’s been years since you bought a home – it’s good to know what those crucial first tasks should be. In the excitement of closing, packing up and moving, you may easily forget to check important item...

  • What To Ask When Buying New Construction

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    There’s no denying that there is a certain appeal to being the very first owner of a new house. You get to make all the decisions and build a home that suits your specific needs. You also don’t have to deal with the problems that older homes ca...

  • How To Stage a Bathroom

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    There’s no two ways around it – a bathroom can make or break a house sale. It doesn’t matter how great the rest of your house looks, if the bathroom is ugly, outdated or dirty, it can really turn-off a would-be buyer. If you’re getting ready...

  • Selling a Home As Is

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Does your home have a leaky roof? Are the bathrooms outdated? Is it time to replace the furnace? If your home has issues, and you’re getting ready to sell, you may be dreading the repairs you have to make before putting it on the market. But what i...

  • 4 Common Types of Home Loans

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Unless you’re planning to pay all cash, if you’re shopping for a home then it means you’re also shopping for a mortgage. Depending on your personal situation, some mortgages could be a better fit for you than others. Knowing which loan is the...

  • Watch Out For These Unexpected Moving Expenses

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    If you’ve got a big move ahead of you, there are certain obvious expenses that you know to expect. These include hiring a moving company, renting a truck and purchasing packing supplies. Unfortunately, many people who move end up paying more in t...

  • Is Your Neighborhood Dog Friendly?

    BY Shifra Sarraf

    Whether you’re looking for a new home or selling your current one, it’s good to know whether or not the neighborhood is dog friendly. If you’re buying, you’ll want the peace of mind knowing there are amenities that cater to your best friend. ...