Ah, aging. Ten years ago my idea of a great time was going to Akbar with friends, stumbling out at 2AM and hitting the taco trucks on Figueroa until dawn. Fast forward to 2016, a baby, husband and mortgage and I’m in boboland by 10PM. […]

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This is the million dollar question I get asked all the time by nervous buyers. I get it. It’s scary to plunk down the biggest check of your life. I’ve been there a few times and it doesn’t get any less nerve wracking even with time and experience. […]

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2016 is shaping up to be another scorching summer for home buyers on LA’s Eastside. While interest rates have held steady, sales prices for the most desirable homes are still selling for at least 10% over asking–sometimes more (see above). Though there’s more inventory, it’s mostly crappy — by crappy I mean dingy, dirty fixers, […]

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The phrase elicits excitement when it gets mentioned over mimosas at brunch and it’s commonplace on HGTV, but what the heck does being “in escrow” actually mean. In part 1 of Buying a House 101, I’m going to break it down for you in easy, digestible bits so you can be better informed and feel […]

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A few weeks after giving birth, our friend Ruth stopped by to visit bearing the obligatory price of admission to see the newborn–food. However, this wasn’t just any food. It was donut mouth crack with a generous dusting of powdered sugar called ponchik from Papillon International Bakery in Glendale. […]

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So maybe you spent the last month visiting relatives from coast to coast wondering why you’re doing all the traveling and luggage schlepping while they get to stay buttoned up in the comfort of their home. If you’ve decided that 2016 is the year you end the madness and plant roots by buying your own […]

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