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  • Tips for Los Angeles Home Buyers: Get a Geological Report

    In earthquake and landslide prone California, a geological report is a must. Interestingly enough, an older home like this one that has withstood earthquakes already, is single story and located in…   See the Image

  • Tips for Los Angeles Home Buyers: Choose the Right Realtor

    "The business of buying in Los Angeles is far too complicated to simply have one agent focusing on the myriad of buyers, sellers and leases," according to John Barrentine, CEO and…   See the Image

  • Tips for Los Angeles Home Buyers: Consider Live/Work Space

    Commuting is the bane of the L.A. resident's existence, so if you have work you can do at home, consider the many properties designed for just that. These architectural lofts in Venice are extremely…   See the Image

  • Tips for Los Angeles Home Buyers: Know Your School District

    Even if you don't have children, the school district of your prospective home is very important and can add resale value, advises Tami Pardee of Pardee properties. If the public schools in the area…   See the Image

  • Tips for Los Angeles Home Buyers: Look for Indoor/Outdoor Space

    This 3,300 square foot home in Santa Monica has a beachy price tag of $3.5 million, and is a perfect example of Tami Pardee's advice to consider a home with plenty of indoor/outdoor living space to…   See the Image

  • Tips for Los Angeles Home Buyers: Define Neighborhood and Price Range

    A one bedroom, one bath condo in the Dorchester Building is only seconds away from the beach, Montana Ave. and the famous Promenade. It's about as close to the beach as you're going to get in Santa…   See the Image

  • Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott

    Do your homework when buying a brand-new home.Jonathan says: “In order to pump these homes out as fast as the builders want to, some of them cut corners like not waiting long enough for concrete to…   Read the Blog

  • Most Affordable Housing Market No. 1: Chicago

    It looks like the Midwest is best when it comes to affordable housing markets. At least that’s what research from ZipRealty, a prominent online real estate brokerage, revealed. The researchers found…   Read the Blog

  • Most Affordable Housing Market No. 1: Chicago

    The cities where homes are most affordable, based on prices compared to average annual income, will surprise you.   See the Gallery

  • Most Affordable Housing Markets No. 10: Nashville

    This adorable two-bedroom, one-bath Nashville house is listed for $150,000, below the median home price of $187,000. With the average income at $64,000 per year, the median home goes for 2.9 times…   See the Image

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