I just heard an interesting story about a “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) seller. This particular would-be seller was allegedly “improving” his home, but he had chosen expensive and extreme improvements that were of no value to most potential buyers and was unwilling to lower the asking price of the home even when he was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How many times have you heard the phrase “unique” in reference to some kind of offbeat property? Usually it’s a bad thing. But in the case of the home I’m about to describe, it’s like someone you met at a party who wasn’t your type but that you can’t quite get out of your mind…and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s a New Year and you’ve decided to put your home up for sale! Now it’s time to prepare it to show to potential buyers. This can sometimes be a gut-wrenching experience for sellers, especially if the sale is prompted by necessity and not a fun move “up”. Even if it is to enable a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So this year, when I watched “A Christmas Story” for the 1000th time, I thought again about what made this movie an instant classic. Why is there so much desire for this movie that it can be run continuously on TBS over the 24 hours of Christmas Day? Aside from the more obvious, uplifting story of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Enveloped in the siren call of an old house, potential buyers can often be lured into its inevitable pitfalls. It’s always better to make your offer with your eyes wide open and with the inescapable costs of updating figured into the offer. Even first time home buyers are usually aware of the need for cosmetic […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We bought our first house before we had any kids and fell in love with the charm of the beautiful three-bedroom, one bath home with lovely mahogany trim on all the windows and doors. Built in 1923, it was not unique in Burbank, but was the first time either my (now former) husband or I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Rachel and I went to a very fun event last night at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live. (Wow! L.A. Live is starting to look like Times Square!) “Reel to Reel: Sinatra Sings” is a collection of Sinatra’s TV performances in the 60’s and 70’s with narration by his daughter, Tina, and the program was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.