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Buying Tarzana Luxury Homes On A Budget

The content the National Association of Realtors® publishes is usually staid and non-controversial. After all, what they put out there has to ring true for the real estate industry in every nook and cranny of the country: in communities large and small, coast to coast—from Podunk to Peoria, Manhattan to Tarzana. Real estate is, after… Read more »

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As Tarzana Mortgage Rates Hold Steady, Diligence Pays Off!

Mortgage rates in Tarzana remained mostly steady this past month, at least partially due to the predictable July-August doldrum effect. When the summertime vacation schedules of Washington and Manhattan movers and shakers presages a slowdown in activity and economic reports, there is simply less going on that might affect the rate meter—in either direction. Summertime… Read more »

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Listings & Shaggy Dogs

We all know what shaggy dog stories are. They’re the jokes that go on and on without much of a punchline. I think I found a scientific study about real estate that fits that description—but you can decide for yourself. We remember that true “science” is only possible when a theory can be experimentally tested and… Read more »

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Encouraging News For San Fernando Valley First-Time Home Buyers

Some breakthrough good news has come to light. It deals with first-time home buyers. Across the U.S., first-time home buyers have been staging a disappearing act for a worrisome long time. The causes were pretty universal across much of the country: a sluggish economic recovery and tight labor market contributed to the national phenomenon. Rises in… Read more »

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The 7 Most Common Code Violations Remodelers Make

A good DIYer knows a lot about tools and techniques, but the best DIYers know about building codes, too. Completing home improvement projects that are code-compliant — and can pass inspections from your local building authority — are the route to a safe and happy home, and well-done DIY projects. Although few homeowners can claim… Read more »

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How to Choose a Great Listing Agent

The world is full of people who sell real estate. Some of them are smart, efficient, focused, versatile and willing to go the extra mile. And some of them aren’t. Finding an agent who will sell your home using a range of marketing tools to get you the best deal possible in a reasonable amount… Read more »