Silver Strand Update

The real estate market has been heating up recently, especially in the Venice and Marina Del Rey area!

What does this mean for you? Whether or not you live in the Silver Strand, the trends we see there have implications that affect real estate trends for the surrounding neighborhoods.

If you are interested in finding out more about Silver Strand market activity, or local trends in any other neighborhood from the Venice Silver Triangle, to the Marina Peninsula, to the Venice Canals, to any other local market, we’d love to hear from you    —    310.577.2320


Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Winter’s over and spring is (finally) upon us! For many of us, the warmer weather also means spring cleaning.  This year, CNN Money offers consumers some helpful tips to help you spring clean your finances.

The CNN experts suggest: “Consolidate accounts to boost your odds of earning higher interest and lower your fees, and be sure to shred old financial documents you no longer need.”

This video is available on CNN Money’s website, as well as their Youtube channel.

What to Do when Faced with a Short Sale

If you have to sell, but you owe more money than your home is worth, it’s important to get every possible dollar from the sale.  Thankfully, the experts at put together their tips to help underwater sellers navigate the short sale process in order to get the best price.

The Appraisal Came in Low — Now What?

Listen up sellers: If you feel the appraisal on your home is too low, there are some steps you can take to resolve the issue. From, here are 5 strategies you can use if the appraisal comes in short.

How to Secure Your Home While You’re on Vacation

With the holiday season upon us once again, many have plans to travel to see family and friends.  While you’re away this holiday season, don’t leave your home vulnerable! Most break-ins are preventable with simple burglar-proofing techniques. Make sure they’re in place before you head for your holiday.