Three Ways of House Hacking in Los Angeles

I love looking at a property and seeing beyond what it is…and instead seeing what it could be. That’s why House Hacking is so exciting for me, but it’s a new term for many, so I wanted to break it all down by covering these common House Hacking questions and topics: What is House Hacking?…

Why the 20% Down Payment is a Home Buying Myth

This has gotta be the greatest whodunnit in the real estate game. At some point, someone said that to buy a home, you need a 20% down payment and enough people repeated it, that it just stuck. In this video I do a little myth busting on this Also I go point by point here…

If Mortgages Were Pants, Which Is the Best Fit for You?

Not everything you need to know about mortgages involves FICO scores, basis points, and loan to value ratios. Most people don’t need to fill their head with this kind of jargon anyway…so we’re simplifying it by comparing each major mortgage type to a pair of pants. Why pants? Well most of us wear pants or…

What you need to know about home appraisals in Los Angeles when qualifying for a mortgage

The appraisal is an important of the real estate transaction especially when getting a mortgage. We’ll cover some of the most important points here and in the video below: Why is the appraisal important when buying a home and getting financing? How does the appraisal impact a seller’s decision on which offer to go with?…

Naples Long Beach: A Local’s Guide to Fun in the Canals

Naples in Long Beach is a truly special place in Southern California and many life long Angelenos still haven’t experienced all that it has to offer. After a few years of living in Naples and a few more living in nearby Belmont Shore, I’m sharing all my recommendations so you can enjoy Naples Island like…

My Mailman: the unlikely property investment mogul

My mailman’s my hero. Well, actually it was my mom’s mailman from my childhood home in Wilmington. He owned a shit ton of real estate that he gradually acquired over many years. And he diversified too! He had a solid property mix which included single family and multifamily properties in California and Oregon. As time…

Refresh Your Home (and Life) with Friluftsliv

What is Friluftsliv? Say “Hallo!” to the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv, which translates to “open air life” in English. It’s a way to create a year-round outdoor gathering space that’s going global. Pronouncing it seems hard  (but not really, see below) but utilizing it in your home is not! Intrigued? Let me tell you more……

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