FYI Quick Read…

An article in yesterday’s LA Times details the pitfalls of the appraisal process. Michelle Hofmann writes: “More than a third of real estate agents say they’ve recently seen lower-than-expected appraisals hold back home sales, even though buyers and sellers had reached agreement on price.”

 

It’s just one more reason that you should give me a call. Through ten-plus years in real estate and hundreds of negotiated deals, I’ve met with a countless number appraisers. And by coming prepared, studying the market daily, I have successfully advocated on my clients behalf. Don’t let a low or inaccurate valuation derail your home purchase or sale. With me you get top-shelf assistance through all aspects of your real estate transaction. From appraisal to “z.”

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2308 Loy Lane in Eagle Rock

I’m thrilled to present my new listing, located in a nice part of one of my favorite neighborhoods, Eagle Rock. This is an ideal first home or a place to downsize to, freshly spruced with new landscaping and a lovely back yard. I’m holding an Open House on this coming Sunday, November 11th from 1 to 4PM. Stop by, check out this charming home and be sure to say hello. See you there!

More photos and info can be found at 2308loylane.com

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Los Feliz Traditional + Modern Updates

List Price $979,000

3 bedrooms • 2.75 bathrooms

1,779 sf • 8,109 sf lot

This single-level home built in 1923 has a Spanish flare to it, on the outside at least. Inside it’s a completely remodeled space with lots of light, smooth flow and a fresh, modern feel.

Here’s the kitchen and dining area, as you can see it’s an open floor plan which really suits this home. Multiple French doors give easy access to the yard and

The detached guest house with 3/4 bath. At under a million this is a terrific house at a very fair price — but it won’t last long. To book a showing, contact me here.

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Listing courtesy of Nadia De Winter, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, Los Feliz.

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FYI Quick Read…

Kerri Ann Panchuk of HousingWire reports that housing prices rose 2.9% over last year in October. But it’s the cost of renting that really skyrocketed, up 5.1% from 2011 levels (!) If you’re someone who feels like you’re paying too much rent, contact me today. I’ll help you find the right house and can also assist your search for a sensible mortgage loan. Oftentimes payments are comparable to or even lower than what you pay in rent, so call, text or email and we’ll explore your options.

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1129 N. Screenland Drive 91505

1129 N. Screenland Drive 91505

****Open House: Sunday, November 11th 1-4PM!****

1939 Magnolia Park Traditional with Guest House.
Offered at: $662,000

Type: Single Family Home / Bedrooms: 3 / Baths: 3 / Plus: 1 Bedroom & 1 Bath Guest Unit / Living Area: 2,045 Square Ft. / Lot Size: 6,564 Square Ft.

This Magnolia Park traditional features a House and detached, separate-entrance Guest House, combining for over 2000 sq. feet of living space in a central location. The light-filled main residence features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a formal living room, kitchen and enclosed sun room. The spacious guest house has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, a full kitchen and its own private garden. Walk to the cafés, boutiques and markets of Magnolia Blvd., or pedal to the nearby Chandler Bikeway. Warner Bros., Disney, Universal and major freeways are also easily accessed from this charming, quite special property.

www.1129screenland.com

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South Pas Mid Century has Panoramic Views

List Price $1,488,000

4 bedrooms • 2.5 bathrooms

2,550 sf • 17,680 sf lot

The views aren’t the only thing to love about this 1957 hilltop home; it’s got great lines and sits in the coveted South Pasadena School District.

Featuring travertine floors, exposed wooden beams, straw wallpaper and floor-to-ceiling glass panels, the home feels airy and spacious.

The back yard pool and spa are stunning, as are the views of the mountains, city lights and beyond. To book a viewing, I can be contacted here.

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Listing courtesy of Jim Wang, IRN Realty.

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Secluded Los Feliz Colonial will Surprise You

List Price $2,150,000

3 bedrooms • 3.5 bathrooms

2,887 sf • 19,464 sf lot

Built in 1941, this gorgeous, estate-like property sits at the end of a cul-de-sac high up in the prized Oaks neighborhood of Los Feliz. Its mature trees and landscaping sprawl into neighboring Griffith Park, but also allow for majestic canyon views and plenty of sunlight.

There are refurbished wood windows and doors, a mahogany den with built-in bar, a master suite with walk-in closet and an open country kitchen. The large flat yard features a pool, alfresco dining and two outdoor fireplaces. And here’s the surprise: there are windmills and solar panels for energy generation. This entire property can exist off the grid.

Offering privacy and the natural beauty of the Oaks, this is a home to live in, entertain in, and it’s eco-friendly too. To arrange a viewing, contact me anytime.

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Listing courtesy of John Johnston, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, Los Feliz.

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FYI Quick Read…

KPCC has a story on the latest housing data, and it’s good news for LA where prices ticked up 1.3% in August. Says reporter Matthew DeBord: “For anyone in L.A. who’s concerned that they’re going to get priced out of the market right now, as a shortage of housing supply is causing prices to be bid up in some areas, the new Case-Shiller data should have a calming effect. Yes, prices are rising. But they’re not rising off the charts.”

The LA Times covers the story here, HousingWire here.

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FYI Quick Read…

Residents and fans of Silver Lake should read Weston Phippen’s LA Times article about the “Red Car property,” a ten acre plot of undeveloped land that’s been on the market since July. While developers vie to build residential units there, preservationists (backed by city councilmen Eric Garcetti and Tom LaBonge) are saying in effect, hold on. They want the land to remain public, a refuge for people and animals in this very dense part of LA.

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