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The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2016

The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2016

1. We’ll return to normal (Anyone remember normal?) The year ahead will see healthy growth in home sales and prices, but at a slower pace than in 2015. This slowdown is not an indication of a problem—it’s just a return to normalcy. We’ve lived through 15 years of truly abnormal trends, and after working off […]

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Top 10 Home Trends Buyers Want in 2016

Top 10 Home Trends Buyers Want in 2016

Clean living is in vogue Gone but not forgotten are the avocado kitchens, the carpeted bathrooms and the sponge-painted walls. I’ll bet that some of you are still rocking one of those beloved trends in your home. You know who you are. But 2016 home trends are more on the clean living side. There are […]

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Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Data released by S&P Case-Shiller indices indicate that in the Los Angeles area, prices are still on the rise. Increases for Los Angeles are 2.58% which is somewhat higher than the 20-city or 10-city national composite of 2.45% and 2.48%, respectively. S&P Case Shiller index ending June 30, 2013 Click on image to visit the […]

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It’s the Time of the Season for Buying

It’s the Time of the Season for Buying

You’ve heard the news. You’ve read all the opinion polls, waiting for the perfect time to jump into the market and buy your first home…your second home…your dream home. You scan Zillow, Redfin, Trulia & Realtor.com daily, filling every weekend with open houses in your desired neighborhoods. But fears of market volatility and uncertain futures […]

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Aaroe Report : Westside Single Family : September 2012

Aaroe Report : Westside Single Family : September 2012

Hot off the press is the newest Market report from John Aaroe Group for single family homes on the Westside.         Aaroe Report :: Westside Single Family :: September 2012   With a separate page for the 29 individual neighborhoods and cities the make up the Westside. Shows the sold inventory history […]

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Los Angeles near top of Housing Recovery

Los Angeles near top of Housing Recovery

According to statistics from the National Association Of Realtors (NAR) the Los Angeles—Long Beach area ranked third in their July 2012 report on the nation’s housing recovery. Median List price: $358,000, up 6.43% from July 2011 Inventory: 23,585, down 29% from from July 2011 Median time on the market: 65 days, down 10% from from […]

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Article in Intersections South LA

Article in Intersections South LA

Recently, Melissa Runnels of Intersections South LA, wrote an article called Hidden gems in South LA for homebuyers. “Everyone knows that real estate is expensive in Los Angeles.  And everyone knows how hard it is to get a home loan these days.  So you would think that real estate agents are sitting glumly at their […]

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3 Steps to Getting a Loan

3 Steps to Getting a Loan

Step 1: Examine your finances Start by determining how much mortgage you can afford. Lenders are apt to put your loan application in the best light and qualify you for as much as they are willing to lend, which can be more than you can afford or need. It’s up to you to take stock […]

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10 Things You Need to Know When Buying a Home

10 Things You Need to Know When Buying a Home

  When you are thinking of buying a home, you need to do more than fall in love with the kitchen and see if your furniture will fit.  There are lots of reasons to buy rather than rent, but it is not for everyone.     Make sure your credit is good Nothing will de-rail […]

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The Changing Real Estate Market

The Changing Real Estate Market

What is a Buyer’s Market? How does it differ from a Seller’s Market? …So what does that mean to you? Buyer’s Market When there are lots of properties on the market at the same time, the buyer has lots of choices and therefore often has the upper hand in negotiations. He can always go buy […]

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