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August S&P/Case-Shiller Index

August S&P/Case-Shiller Index

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices continued their rise in August at the fastest annual rate in more than six and a half years. However, the monthly pace continues its slow decline. The recent rise in mortgage rates has resulted in fewer mortgage applications, contributing to the smaller gains month-over-month. Average home prices across the spectrum are back […]

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It’s Shred Time in West Adams!

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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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Sales & Listings Update

Sales & Listings Update

Looking to buy or sell? Check out Natalie’s recent properties and give us a call!!!

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Natalie’s Newest Yelp Review!

Natalie’s Newest Yelp Review!

“Natalie helped me buy my house 2 months ago. She knows this neighborhood really well, and seems to have sold most of the houses here at one time or another. She wrote a bazillion offers, with not a single complaint, and was not afraid to advise against certain properties, which saved me some big headaches! […]

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Guest Blogpost: Breaking Down the Shadow Inventory

Guest Blogpost: Breaking Down the Shadow Inventory

By Sarah Parr Recent statistics portray a positive picture for the real estate industry and consumer economy. A recent Corelogic report shows that the shadow inventory of homes has decreased 28 percent from when it peaked in 2010. As of early this year, the shadow inventory comprises approximately 2.2 million housing units, or in real […]

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LA Market Turns Over 50% of Listed Homes in 2 Weeks or Less!

LA Market Turns Over 50% of Listed Homes in 2 Weeks or Less!

Real estate super-site Redfin reports that more than one-third of listed homes were sold within two weeks or less last month, with an average of 34% of homes under contract within 14 days of debuting on the market.  This marks an increase of 3.7% from January and highlights numerous California metros with even higher shares […]

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Lease Listing in a Park!

Lease Listing in a Park!

FOR LEASE NOW OFFERED AT $1550/mo. Live in a park! Darling first floor unit on Rodeo side in Park Hills Heights with gorgeous views of the green! Parquet wood floors, new paint, stove, refrigerator and dishwasher included! Updated tile counters, floors and walled private patio. This Culver City adjacent complex is one of LA’s hidden […]

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Fiscal Cliff Controversy Favors Housing Recovery

Fiscal Cliff Controversy Favors Housing Recovery

Despite the controversy over ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations involving increased taxation versus spending cuts (an argument sure to linger on for the foreseeable future), Congress did make some important and forward-thinking decisions which should positively affect the housing market and further stabilize the recovery. Among these decisions are the renewal of two major tax provisions: the […]

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Sustained Recovery Projected

Sustained Recovery Projected

Case Shiller through October 2012 have been released. They show another up-tick in the price index for home sales across the nation, including higher than average increases for the California cities in the study (Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.) If you look at the graph below, you will see that the past three […]

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