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Real Estate Investment Wisdom

Occasionally I like to try to impart some “Real Estate Investment Wisdom” to my friends. As I am a diligent student of the market in my local area, I do have some insights to pass on from time to time…

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Ken’s Corner

It’s hard to believe we’ve had a 32-year ride. But there it is. From 17.6% for a 30 year fixed in 1982, falling, falling, falling to 3.4% 31 years later. Who’d have guessed? But here we are. And as you…

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Real Estate Statistics

I have just been reviewing my “closed escrows” log and I discovered an interesting fact: out of 39 escrows we have closed in the office this year, 18 of them have been multi-family residential properties! 46% – almost half – of the…

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We Are at a Tipping Point

We are at a tipping point. A tipping point for any of you who have been contemplating buying a home in Echo Park/Mt Washington/Silver Lake/ Glassell Pk or Highland Pk in the near future. There are two factors at play…

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Fantastic Returns From Investment Real Estate

Fantastic returns from investment real estate. Here’s just three recent examples. In Feb ’13 client bought Echo Park duplex for $530K; renovated for $65K. Got tenants in paying $5100/mo. Financed at 25% down – they are getting 14.1 % cash…

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Mortgage Rates Have Been at Historic Lows

We and the rest of the financial media have relentlessly reported that mortgage rates have been at historic lows. But we have also urged clients to take advantage of these rates as they would not last forever. The Los Angeles…

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Time to Buy Real Estate!

Hi Everyone, I sent several blogs this time last year telling you that this is absolutely the time to buy Real Estate. That statement was based on a) absurdly low mortgage interest rates and b) the fact that prices had…

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Purchasing Properties These Days

It’s a rather interesting perspective from where I sit to see the wide array of approaches various buyers are taking towards purchasing properties these days. While some are perturbed at having to engage in bidding wars, others understand that it…

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50 Ways To Help

Hello My Friends, I have found that most of my clients are amongst the most ‘eco-conscious’ of any people around. It is with that in mind that I pass onto you this article which gives 50 excellent tips as to…

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