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LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - MAY 2020
LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - MAY 2020
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same peri...
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LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - APRIL 2020
LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - APRIL 2020
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same peri...
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HOME THEATERS - NEWEST MUST HAVE FOR YOUR HOME
HOME THEATERS - NEWEST MUST HAVE FOR YOUR HOME
Whether your in the market for a new home or just trying to get more enjoyment out of the home you now own, a media room is becoming a major point of ...
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LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - MARCH 2020
LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - MARCH 2020
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same peri...
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LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - FEBRUARY 2020
LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - FEBRUARY 2020
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same peri...
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CB* IS NO. 1 IN BRENTWOOD
CB* IS NO. 1 IN BRENTWOOD
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CB* IS NO. 1 IN WESTWOOD
CB* IS NO. 1 IN WESTWOOD
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Private Mortgage Insurance Deduction Extended for 2019
Private Mortgage Insurance Deduction Extended for 2019
Good news for those who are paying Private Mortgage Insurance along with their mortgage payment! Congress has recently extended the provision which a...
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LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - JANUARY 2020
LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - JANUARY 2020
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same pe...
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LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - DECEMBER 2019
LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - DECEMBER 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same pe...
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SIX HOME FEATURES YOU NEED WHEN YOU DECIDE TO AGE IN PLACE
SIX HOME FEATURES YOU NEED WHEN YOU DECIDE TO AGE IN PLACE
Aging in place is a goal that many of us have. After all, it's empowering and comforting to continue living independently in our own homes. However,...
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LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - NOVEMBER 2019
LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - NOVEMBER 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same pe...
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LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - OCTOBER 2019
LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - OCTOBER 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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What to Expect from your Home Inspection
What to Expect from your Home Inspection
You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer c...
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JR PENTHOUSE AT THE CENTURY - 36 FLOORS UP!
JR PENTHOUSE AT THE CENTURY - 36 FLOORS UP!
I just saw this $16M unit with jetliner views.  AMAZING floorplan with huge living areas.  I'm thinking of a parachute as a closing gift . ....
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LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - SEPTEMBER 2019
LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - SEPTEMBER 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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WHY PRE-APPROVAL SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST STEP
WHY PRE-APPROVAL SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST STEP
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Best practices for Credit Bidding at a Foreclosure Sale
Best practices for Credit Bidding at a Foreclosure Sale
You currently hold the first mortgage on a rental property in California. The borrower is behind in payments to you and has disregarded all communicat...
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Don't Have a Puppy?  Wanna Puppy?
Don't Have a Puppy? Wanna Puppy?
Homes For Dogs is this weekend!  Check you local CB office for details.  For the last five years, we have partnered with Adopt-a-Pet.com to ...
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DON'T FALL INTO THE RENTAL TRAP!
DON'T FALL INTO THE RENTAL TRAP!
62% of renters believe they're losing money and they're probably right!
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LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - AUGUST 2019
LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - AUGUST 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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Hidden Costs of iBuyers:  Sellers Should Think Twice
Hidden Costs of iBuyers: Sellers Should Think Twice
When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an iBuyer? ...
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A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis
A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis
Did you know that home prices actually increased in 3 of the past 5 Recessions?
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LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - JULY 2019
LA WESTSIDE SALES HIGHLIGHTS - JULY 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same pe...
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Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability Crisis
Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability Crisis
It seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. Tha...
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How to Judge the Impact of the Next Economic Slowdown on Housing
How to Judge the Impact of the Next Economic Slowdown on Housing
We’ve experienced economic growth for almost a decade, which is the longest recovery in the nation’s history. Experts know a recession...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - June 2019
LA Westside Sales Highlights - June 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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Earthquake Insurance:  Time to think about it
Earthquake Insurance: Time to think about it
By David Lazarus, LA Times 7/9/2019 CHARLES HAWKINS’ Ridgecrest home was severly damaged. Some 20% of Ridgecrest residents have quake insura...
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Now's The Time To Move-Up and Upgrade!
Now's The Time To Move-Up and Upgrade!
Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s rea...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - May 2019
LA Westside Sales Highlights - May 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection
Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection
So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer conti...
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Trying to sell your home on your own can cost you big time compared to using a professional who can get you the highest possible sale price!
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The Ultimate Truth About Housing Affordability
The Ultimate Truth About Housing Affordability
There have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real estate market. While it is true that buying a ...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - April 2019
LA Westside Sales Highlights - April 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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5 Tips for Starting Your Search
5 Tips for Starting Your Search
In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a fi...
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Why Coldwell Banker?
Why Coldwell Banker?
Here's why Coldwell Banker is and has been a global leader!
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What is Really Happening With Home Prices
What is Really Happening With Home Prices
Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. Th...
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4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer
4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer
So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in suc...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - March 2019
LA Westside Sales Highlights - March 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - February 2019
LA Westside Sales Highlights - February 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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Open House tomorrow 2-5PM in Prime Beverly Hills!
Open House tomorrow 2-5PM in Prime Beverly Hills!
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Make Your Smart Home Tech More Secure
SMART home technology has raised the bar on home security. But the Internet of things makes smart home devices and owners vulnerable to hackers.
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7 Low-Cost Ways to Add Storage To A Cluttered Home
7 Low-Cost Ways to Add Storage To A Cluttered Home
Moving to a bigger house isn’t the only solution to a lack of space at home. If you need more storage, you can add it without increasing your sq...
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Don't Let Your Home Search Break Your Heart
Don't Let Your Home Search Break Your Heart
For those who are house-hunting, it can be a whirlwind romance that's hot from the minute you see the home's curb appeal. But don't let the seduction ...
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How Credit Scores Work
Consumers are encouraged to check their credit reports once per year. The primary reason for doing so is to make sure there aren't any mistakes. Unfor...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - July 2018
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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Understanding Resistance To Change In Real Estate
Understanding Resistance To Change In Real Estate
Resistance to change is common for buyers and sellers. This may seem surprising since both buying and selling mean seeking out a move with many relate...
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Tips for Creating A Great Home Office
A home office is one of the most in-demand home features today and continue to rise in popularity as more and more people work from home (or bring the...
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Follow This Plan to Boost Your Credit
Follow This Plan to Boost Your Credit
It happens to the best of us: a few years of reckless spending, or a few missed credit card payments, and our credit score is a little less than appea...
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The First Two Weeks of Marketing Your Home Are The Most Critical
The First Two Weeks of Marketing Your Home Are The Most Critical
Brokers share their listings with other brokers in the multiple listing service (MLS) under certain rules of cooperation and compensation. One of the ...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - June 2018
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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Is That Home You're Buying Really Worth Its Asking Price?
Determining the accurate value of a home can often be a difficult task. If you're looking to buy a new home, there are some factors that you should be...
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Smart Homes - Are They Worth The Risk?
Glitches of early iterations aside, AI-based technology has come a long way, and has an increasingly active presence in the lives of homeowners who ar...
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Hard Money Loans - What Are They and How Much Do They Cost?
Many real estate investors or properties don't qualify for a traditional loan through a bank for a variety of reasons. This is where a hard money loan...
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Sellers Are Winning Big!
Sellers are winning. According to ananalysis recently released by Zillow, the average homeowner pocketed $38,856, or a 20.8 percent return, when se...
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How To Start A Home Remodel
How To Start A Home Remodel
Apprehension and inexperience keep many homeowners from pursuing renovation projects that would make their homes more functional, enjoyable and comfor...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - January 2019
LA Westside Sales Highlights - January 2019
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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Top Tips for First-Time Home Sellers
Top Tips for First-Time Home Sellers
Selling a home can be very lucrative, but you need to make sure you don't make any major mistakes. Many first-time sellers hit roadblocks that end up ...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - December 2018
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - November 2018
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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Saying I Do Before Your Spouse - What You Need to Know
Saying I Do Before Your Spouse - What You Need to Know
A home of your own complete with a white picket fence, the realization of the "American Dream." If you're unmarried, though, you might feel this dream...
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HOA Boards and Manager Authority
HOA Boards and Manager Authority
To achieve effective communications between homeowners and their homeowner association, it is important to understand the authority that belongs to th...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - October 2018
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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A Moment of Opportunity for Buyers
A Moment of Opportunity for Buyers
Has talk of inventory shortages and rising home prices prevented you from getting out there and searching for your first home...or moving up to your d...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - September 2018
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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LA Westside Sales Highlights - August 2018
This report will provide a quick overview as to how the Westside micro-markets are currently performing and then compares that data to the same period...
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The Best Offer May Be Your First Offer
Sometimes when everything goes right we have trouble accepting that fact. Perhaps nowhere is this phenomenon more clearly illustrated than in the case...
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Best Ways to Protect Yourself During a Move
Best Ways to Protect Yourself During a Move
"I can't wait to move!" How often do you hear someone say that? What they mean is they can't wait to be in their new place, all unpacked and organize...
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