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In Los Angeles County, there are hundreds of homes that have passed the 100-year old mark.  Of course, with age comes costly home repairs.  Oftentimes, owners of older homes may not be prepared for the different types of damage that happen over time.  The major areas of expensive repairs are: fou...
04/28/2015
What does "Owner-Builder" Mean?If you were thinking about being your own general contractor, or what is otherwise known as being an "owner-builder", you should consider these risks before you start on your next remodel project. The term basically describes a situation where you, the homeowner, se...
04/28/2015
Truth in SalesWhen you sell a house in Gardena, there are some steps to take to ensure that you provide "Truth in Sales".  The City of Gardena requires a "Property Information Report".  These reports are good for 6 months and are not required for condos or townhomes.   Failure to offer this infor...
04/27/2015
Recently, I attended a REAP Workshop hosted by the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department.  The department puts on information workshops every month that are worth attending if you have received a notice regarding REAP.  The city officials, as well as the third party resources wh...
04/27/2015
Time for Home ImprovementsIt's springtime in Los Angeles, so many of us homeowners will start home improvement projects that we've put off the rest of the year. I will say that in Southern California, we don't really have an excuse to not start a project any time of the year because of the weathe...
04/24/2015
There was a very moving article posted on Yahoo news last week about hoarding.  I truly appreciated the honesty, compassion and creativity that the photographer took in depicting what it was like living in that situation.  Hoarding is not just something that happens, there is often mental illness...
04/21/2015
I flip houses for a living and I love it.  My typical purchase is a fixer-upper, lots of deferred maintenance.  I enjoy calls from realtors with properties that are right up my alley. So, when MSN posted "10 Totally Cringeworthy Home Improvement Fails", I really enjoyed it.  Mainly because I have...
04/17/2015
Thank you in advance to Vineyard Insurance for answering our questions on vacant home insurance.  Why is vacant house insurance more expensive than regular homeowners's insurance?  One of the main reasons it is more expensive is due to the liability exposure-a vacant home is basically a sitting d...
04/10/2015
Are we in the next real estate bubble?  The short answer is "Yes!"  This is an often-asked question by anyone in real estate or thinking of getting in to real estate.  If you look at historical real estate prices, you will see them going up gradually over time.  If you look more closely at the hi...
04/10/2015
The Seller's Responsibilities If you are going to sell your house in Carson, there is one very important thing you must know.  You need to know about Carson's Residential Property Report (RPR).  You, the seller of the house (or an authorized agent) MUST do the following: complete and submit the a...
03/31/2015
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