The First Step in Buying a Home is Talking to a Lender

I was just approached by a potential buyer,  enquiring about a Los Angeles home for sale. My first question to her was whether she had spoken to a lender.  Her answer was no.  I told her that she needed to do that before starting the process of buying a Los Angeles home.  Her answer:  ”I just don’t want to talk to a lender and not find a home. So I figure I could just work backwards.” We do not work backwards when buying a Los Angeles house. We look and work forward.  The very idea of … [Read more...]

Establishing Criteria for Your Home Search

What Criteria Are You Looking For in a Home? What criteria is important to you when you are considering purchasing a home?  A home purchase is most likely the single most important transaction that you will have in your lifetime. We recommend that every client to make a needs and wants list, what may be negotiable items. One of the most important factors in the beginning of the home search process is meeting with a Real Estate professional. Your Realtor® will assist you with identifying … [Read more...]

Luxury Lifestyle – Just What Is Luxury?

Luxury in a home is something that we understand to be craftsmanship, the essential key to luxury. Craftsmanship converts the idea into a product in the third dimension. Luxury is lifestyle, lending to an experience in life, adding to the joy of your day the perfect experience, design or ambience. Luxury is exactly what the customer/client/homeowner wants, as they are the only ones to whom it matters. If you love window shopping for luxury homes online, we have a wide selection from … [Read more...]

How to Hire a Qualified Real Estate Agent

Whether you are interested in buying a home or selling one, you may be interested in hiring a real estate agent or a Realtor® to help you through the process. Hiring a qualified agent—someone who will be able to take you step-by-step through the process—can be difficult. Here are some things to consider when selecting an agent: Is the agent you are planning to work with a Realtor®? A broker? The term Realtor® describes a real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of … [Read more...]