Unraveling the mystery of escrow

Escrow: Unraveling the mystery of being “in escrow”

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 more secure about embarking on your quest for a home in Los Angeles.

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Papillon International Bakery: Deep fried heaven in Glendale

Papillon International Bakery: Ponchik heaven in Glendale

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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2666 W. Ave. 32, Los Angeles, 90065

1911 California Bungalow: 2666 W. Ave. 32, Los Angeles, 90065

1911 California Bungalow: 2666 W. Ave. 32, Los Angeles, 90065

Yay! A house in the 400ks that actually looks worthy! Priced at $499k, this 1911 California Bungalow in Glassell Park is so lovely as-is that it hurts to call it a cosmetic fixer. Let’s bask in that $499k price tag for a moment. I’m not saying that it won’t sell for more, but it’s soo refreshing to finally see a house that offers so many vintage goodies that hasn’t been flipped to oblivion.

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