15th Friday Jan 2021

How to Buy Your Own Little Piece of L.A.

Written by: Vanessa
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Category: Real Estate Bits


Congratulations on your decision to make 2021 the year you become a homeowner! Rates are crazy low, Covid is here to stay (for now) and you can’t get out of your cramped quarters fast enough! But what do you do and where do you start? Before you start favoriting homes on Redfin or picking out patio furniture, the very first thing you have to do is — take a deep breath. Really.

Buying a home in the Eastside of L.A. — the most intense region in all of Southern California, is not for the faint of heart. There will be drama and sometimes, a few tears. My role as your agent is to take as many of those bumps for you, be your neutral sounding board, voice of reason, strategist, therapist, cheerleader and friend in what will probably be one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life, outside of marriage and kids. I’m here to make it as fun and memorable as possible, for all the best reasons.

After you’ve decided to work with me 😊 the most important next step is to reach out to a lender to find out 1) what you can get pre-approved for and more importantly, 2) determine if you can actually afford that monthly payment. Getting your pre-approval is crucial because 1) you can explore or eliminate certain neighborhoods and 2) you can’t write an offer or sometimes even tour a house without it. Figure out your finances early on so we can zero in on the neighborhoods we can look at. Here are my longtime preferred lenders who I love and I think you will too!

Eddie Ajamian, Journey Mortgage Advisors, eddie@journeymac.com
Jinhee Hann & Alex Rodriguez, PNC Bank, alex.rodriguez5@pnc.com, jinhee.hann@pnc.com

Once you get your pre-approval, let me know! In 2020 I represented 18 buyers who all won the golden ticket — the elusive multiple counter offer, dun dun dun. They battled anywhere from 10-32 offers, and we ultimately won the house. Many times we got an extra edge because of my friendly relationship with the seller’s agent. Other times it was the way in which I advocated for  my clients as the ones who would successfully close the deal — even when we were NOT the highest offer and still won.

In this intense, Eastside sellers’ market, who your agent is matters. Relationships, reputation and experience matters. In 2021 I’d be happy and honored to help you find your way home. Now seriously, go reach out to a lender! 

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31st Thursday Dec 2020

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…and 2 kids under 6, 1 husband, homeschooling, 2 pets, 1 global pandemic and 0 childcare 😂.

Thank you to my wonderful clients who made 2020 one of the most memorable years ever! Despite the circumstances, you persevered—be it buying a new home to plant roots or a home sale that opened doors to new adventures. Being part of your journey and joy on closing day has been one of the great honors of my life.

Even after 17 years of selling homes from Silver Lake to Glendale and Eagle Rock to Highland Park, the deep feeling of shared happiness has not diminished, nor has the overwhelming gratitude for your trust, glowing reviews and of course, the highest compliment of all—the referrals of your friends and families so that I might help them find their way home. Thank you and Happy 2021!

Ready to make 2021 be the year you finally do it? Let’s chat!

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20th Tuesday Oct 2020

5080 Shearin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90041



5080 Shearin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90041

1922 Craftsman: 5080 Shearin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Nestled in prime Eagle Rock on a leafy tree-lined street, steps from all of Colorado Blvd’s shops, cafes and eateries is this quintessential 1922 Craftsman bungalow.

Meticulously restored over the past 7 years, this beloved beauty radiates warmth with the perfect balance of gorgeous vintage details and thoughtful modern upgrades.

The home features a floor plan drenched in natural light, refinished wood floors, a fireplace, walls of breathtaking casement windows, an inviting built-in breakfast nook, a vintage stove, beautiful built-ins throughout, a verdant backyard retreat, detached garage and Eagle Rock’s coveted schools.

Updates include new electrical, plumbing, a 3-ton HVAC system, garage roof and exterior paint. Sitting on a remarkably quiet street, but walking distance to everything, you might never need your car again. Listed by me! Showings start Wednesday 10/21Offers are due Tue 10/27 at 12PM. For more information, contact Vanessa Yan.

5080 Shearin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 900041
$759,000
1922 Craftsman
2 Bedrooms/1 Bathroom
1,131 Sq. Ft., 3,324 Sq. Ft. Lot
Wood Floors, Fireplace, Walking Distance to Everything 

Living room with original wood floors, fireplace and wall of windows Gorgeous moldings throughout Dining room Kitchen with vintage stove Built-in breakfast nook Bedroom Bath Second bedroom used as an office Backyard
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