Archive for the ‘Real Estate Bits’ Category
21 Apr 2020
Thinking of buying a house in Los Angeles during the Covid-19 pandemic? Yes, it can be done and no, you’re not crazy! The rules have changed a bit, but for the most part it’s still business as usual. With rates hovering near historic lows and inventory being tighter than ever, buyers and sellers are finding no reason to stay away from each other. That said, there are a few things you should know about buying a house now, in order of importance: #1 Check in with your lender and make sure you get an updated loan pre-approval. Your lender has always been super important and now even more so. Guidelines are changing almost weekly as are processing times. Everything is taking longer than usual and that pre-approval you got in February might no longer be valid so be sure to check in. #2 No more public open houses for the time being. Most properties are requiring you do several things like first driving by, watching a virtual tour and sending over your pre-approval before you can get a showing. Others might require all that and do a group chat with the sellers agent to further discuss. These rules weed out…
30 Mar 2020
I know it’s hard to pull away from watching the news as the numbers tick up daily, but I take comfort in seeing our local officials take appropriate action and neighbors, once strangers, coming together like never before to stop the spread by staying apart. It warms my heart to see that we’re rallying to keep our beloved mom n’ pop eateries afloat with our orders while others dust off sewing machines to stitch desperately needed masks for our frontline workers. I’ve always loved my birthplace L.A., but never as much as I do now.
31 Jan 2017
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 homes. If you’ve decided that 2017 is the year you end the madness and plant roots by buying your own home, you’ve come to the right place!