Relax, almost everything is NOT in your control. Buy or sell a home and that fact is loud, tight, and clear for 30-45 days. Real estate. Anything that goes into escrow becomes a bit of an octopus, and as much as one can regulate the undulation of eight arms - the rest is chaos. Miniscule … Continue reading Y E L L O W | “optimism” | Real Estate
Realtors see houses all the time. Going in and out - thinking like a buyer, thinking like a seller - they see the good, bad, bold, big, awkward, small, and sometimes just plain odd. But once in a while you see a house and think ... I could totally live here. No. Problem. It's not … Continue reading Echo Park | Craftsmen on Coronado St.
There's something about those California desert towns, and leaving L.A to get there. Knowing you can spend the next day beneath hot winds rustling palm trees is priceless. Unpack the car, relax, and let the metronomic sound of crickets, and the soft splash of your own tan limbs gliding across the pool help you … Continue reading House in the Desert, and you can afford it.
L O S F E L I Z C O N D O M I N I U M 3331 1/2 Wood Terrace | Los Feliz | 90027 | 2 bed. | 2 1/2 bath | 2-story Condo. | Asking Price: $539.000 Open flow first floor with living room, … Continue reading Los Feliz Condo | Wood Terrace
The only way I would leave the house I love, is to have a house created and built by the architect, Barbara Bestor. Architects turn a space into a feeling, and Bestor’s work always feels good. Her form fits the function, whether it’s a home, restaurant, office space, or a variation on these things like … Continue reading I Only Want What’s Best [or]
There was a whimsical sign in the elevator that said, "Try and slow your breath when you see the view," and the building was all of four stories, so I thought, oh - that's cute - the agent has a sense of humor. Nice! And the apartment was very pretty. It was bright, and clean, … Continue reading 2 – Rooms w/ a Kick-Ass View
Studio City | Spanish | 3 Bed. 2 Bath List Price: $ 1,149,000 | S O L D for $1,185,000 on 9/13 Sq. ft. 1,901 This is a beautifully preserved, solid little Spanish classic with vintage details in tact. Situated on a quiet tree lined street and features a spacious & grassy back … Continue reading SOLD: Spanish Bungalow / Studio City
When you land at LAX you see a dull beige urban sprawl heavily punctuated by aqua-blue swimming pools. Having grown up in Chicago, the sheer volume of these blue squares still amazes me. It was only when I saw Fast Times at Ridgemont High that I realized out in L.A., middle-class homes could have a swimming … Continue reading Salt Water v. Chlorine
How to buy a house with no money down? I googled this question, and got a slop of stale Ads, and numerical lists with inane titles like, 5 Ways to Buy, 6 Things to Know, 3 Reasons to Be. It was a dreary and useless rehash of what's obvious. Finance requires Sacrifice! Borrow the … Continue reading How Do You Buy a House with No Money Down?
Which of the two images below make you feel better? Why? In Real Estate all your clients are in a major life change. When our life is in flux, we use emotional perception to respond and navigate the transition, and all sellers and buyers are in a transition. We are by nature nesters and … Continue reading Is Staging Worth the Cost?