|Posted by Peter Karami on October 19, 2014 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
A client had asked to show her a townhouse in Bel Air area, a high end neighborhood in Los Angeles, which I did. She and her husband and I loved the location, the house and etc. Then, they asked me to write an offer and submit the offer to the seller, which I did. The offer submitted was from three people, the wife, her husband and their business partner.
After I submitted their offer, proof of down payment (fund) and their Loan Pre-approval to the Realtor representing the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on October 18, 2014 at 2:50 AM||comments (0)|
Not long ago, online shoppers would search a business profile on BBB.org (Better Business Bureau) before purchase an item to find more information about any company. Nowadays, there are Yelp, Amazon, ebay, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and many more similar web sites where average consumer can turn into, and read and write feedbacks about services provided or products purchased by any specific business. How truthful those reviews are, only the Higher-Power knows!
It is clearly not...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on October 13, 2014 at 3:50 AM||comments (0)|
There are many ways to handel a sale of a small house. Basically, when a Realtor forsees the sale, S/he may advise the seller the implimcations of several steps to achive a sucessful sale. Though, these steps are not the only ones, they are very essential in many cases.
A) Space-Saving Features Are Key in a Tiny House
B) Utilize Outdoor Space
C) Highlight Energy-Saving Perks
D) For Tiny House Staging, Keep It Simple
Again these are not t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on October 13, 2014 at 3:40 AM||comments (0)|
When it comes to the property management profession, any experience property manager knows that the most crucial aspect of the managing a property are: 1) keeping the property occupied at all time 2) Collecting rent on-time every month 3) Making sure the tenant is satisfied and living in a property that is habitable 4) all safety issues and trapping hazards must become known to manger and properly fixed.
Whether a property is a single family house, condominium or a multi r...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nataliya Romanenko on October 10, 2014 at 3:20 AM||comments (0)|
When it comes to negotiation, not all Realtors are good at it. Sometimes lack of experience and expertise is standing on the way of making the best deal possible for the client they represent. In negotiatings, one has to be able to put personal ego off the table and look at what is at stake, and how she/he can represent their clients interest in a way that client is satisfied and happy with outcome of transaction. Many Realtors are very aggressive and this is not always the best practice and...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nataliya Romanenko on October 6, 2014 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
Investors from China and Korea are not the only ones who are looking to expand their Real Estate investment portfolio. Investors from New York also are looking to take over the Commercial properties and Historical buildings in Downtown Los Angeles. No joke, they are mostly interested in commercial and historical buildings because of the wonderful financial return those investments can provide in a long term. Developers are also looking to invest in that area and in the near future many more ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on October 4, 2014 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
Sales were few but prices were high. That’s the message CoreLogic DataQuick provided about the Southern California housing market Thursday.
While activity hit a four-year low for the month of August, the median home price hit a post-recession high, according to the housing market tracker.
The region’s market continues to face a triple whammy, according to the company, of limited inventory, decreasing affordability and investor activity which was at its lowest level in ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on October 3, 2014 at 6:55 PM||comments (4)|
A vacancy coming up in Beverly Hills. Soon, we will have a studio for rent in the quite small building in Beverly Hills located at 240 South Reeves Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90211
This specious unit features full kitchen with stove, refrigerator and double sink. This is a two story building and the unit located in the first floor. The kitchen is a good size (reasonable for the unit size) and apartment is light and bright.
The monthly rent has not been set yet but we will announce th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on October 3, 2014 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
I remember back in the years 2007 to 2009 so many properties going up on the MLS as short sale and then after a few months or one year they were relisted as foreclosures. At that time, there were a few Real Estate Agents who had become experts in selling foreclosures and REO (Real Estate Owned by Bank) homes in the Los Angeles market.
I remember that I was driving around and showing properties that all have been listed with one Realtor. Soon after that in the years 2010 to 2011 especial...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on September 16, 2014 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
According to California Real Estate magazine, issued September 2015, the RPA will be revised. This is a good news for many Real Estate Agents. Finally, the CAR (California Association of Realtors) has taken the step to revise the residential purchase agreement provided on Zipforms. The current RPA was adapted in 1955 and since that time there are so many changes in the industry therefore it seemed missing some necessary terms and having some unnecessary terms. In my opinion, most terms on the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nataliya Romanenko on June 22, 2014 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
Economic recovery is playing a huge role in the Real Estate market and prices of homes are still climbing up, giving home owners hope to cash out on their investment with a positive return. Home buyers are trying to buy property as fast as they can. So, they can also grow their money during this jump in prices on Real Estate, but is this another " buble" roling on us? "The return of the bubble? Thanks to the economic recovery, the Westside tech boom, the end of the foreclosure wave and the re...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nataliya Romanenko on June 4, 2014 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
We all know how important is to be clever about the ways we can creat a good investement. Owning and Investment properties can bring you joy and headache both on a case by case base. So, let's talk about doing property management and if you should do it yourself or hire a professional to do it for you.
It is believed that hiring a professional property management company may be a smart move one can make if own investment properties. One important factor is that property managment compa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on May 21, 2014 at 3:05 AM||comments (0)|
This is a million dollar question. So, let’s start from the beginning. An individual who has been approved for a loan usually starts by looking for a home that will match the budget and mach the buyer’s criteria. Note that the start up may become an ordeal if the buyer does not have enough information about the current market condition. Therefore, the first step usually is to start looking for a Realtor. This can be done by a referral from family or a friend who makes the prospect...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on April 21, 2014 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
There are several differences between obtaining a home loan from banks than mortgage brokers. Mortgage brokers are "middle-man" for banks. They run credit and pre-qualify borrower/s, then they submit the loan package to banks that provide best and lowest interest rates. They know every bank enforces their own guidelines for loan approval. Meaning, there is a possibility that a loan will be approved with one bank and deny with another bank. Which in this case, submitting a loan application to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on March 17, 2013 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Condo Home Owner Association fee which commonly referred as HOA fee or HOD is the monthly fee that a condo home owner must pay every month to a company that is responsible for maintaining the condo complex. This monthly fee is usually charged towards the fire insurance, water, and maintaining common area of the complex. The HOA company may charge some extra fees and add earth-quick, and flood insurance. It is essential for a condo buyer to study the bylaw and clearly understands the services ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on November 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
Last two transactions landed in escrow have led me to write about the appraisal report and what if the report shows a lower suggested fair market value.
Apprisal is a part of all real estate transactions that a buyer must obtain loan from a bank. In some events the report shows property value slightly higher or lower than the negotiated purchase agreement. In the case that report shows higher value for the property, the bank will be happy to lend money for the amount requested and the b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on October 23, 2012 at 6:35 PM||comments (0)|
If you or your selected real estate agent using the standard CAR residential purchase agreement to make an offer on a residential property then you should know that there is a form titled “wood destroying pest inspection and allocation of cost addendum”. This form usually goes with the residential purchase agreement in addition to disclosure regarding agency relationship. It is important to note in this form in the line 2.A requires parties to select who will pay for the inspectio...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on August 7, 2012 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
A few years back, I was representing a well respected client who was buying a bank owned home (foreclosure) in cash. I was following up with the transaction in every step until the last step which was sending the closing funds to the escrow. The escrow was supposed to close two days after that day.
I received a phone call requesting my client to wire the closing funds to escrow. Thus, I contacted my client and ask her to do so. She went to her bank and the banker told her that she will...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Peter Karami on August 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
I was showing property last week to a client of mine. They asked me to go with them and see a house that they would like to consider for purchase with a possibility of making an offer. After I saw the house, they told me that they have seen this house the week before when there was an open-house. The agent who had hosted the open-house offered her service to them, but my client denied her request and said that they already have a broker who will represent them. Yes, that was correct. I was th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reilly Realtors on July 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
By Andrew Hill @ austinhomelistings.com
What’s the secret to getting a good deal on new construction? Is it waiting until the market is just right? Maybe. Is it knowing the lesser-known areas to buy a home? Perhaps. But more important than all of the other small facts and gimmicks to getting a good deal on a newly built home is the advantage you have when hiring a Realtor to help you buy new. I know that may sound a bit backwards, but hear me out. Having your own Realtorbrings a r...Read Full Post »