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9 Common Real Estate Myths That Plague Buyers and Sellers

by Mario Acosta August 4, 2015 Buyers

Even though most people are rarely part of a real estate transaction, everyone believes they are an expert.

While there’s a prevailing belief that buying without a real estate agent will save you money, the truth is you’re almost always better off working with a pro.

Buying or selling a house is not something most of us …

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Thinking of Moving to Sherman Oaks?

by Mario Acosta June 11, 2015 Buyers

Moving to Sherman Oaks, California

If you are thinking about moving to the Sherman Oaks are below are some things to see and do!

Sherman Oaks Galleria

So where do all the valley girls hang out? In Sherman Oaks, of course! But Sherman Oaks is more than just another section of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. …

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NEW LISTING! Penthouse condo with Dual Master Suites

by Mario Acosta May 29, 2015 Buyers

14144 Dickens Street, #315 – Sherman Oaks 91423   $450,000

For a full tour click here: www.14144DickensUnit315.com

Amazing Penthouse condo in prime South of Blvd location surrounded by multi-million dollar homes!This is one of the best units in the building with walls of glass opening to a rare private balcony with south facing treetop views.  This special property …

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Get Ready for Summer! Cool outdoor lighting Ideas.

by Mario Acosta March 10, 2015 How Much Is My Home Worth?

Summer is Coming! Time to get your outdoor space ready! Here for some great ideas for lighting your outdoor space!

 

 

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Just Listed! Amazing Warner Center townhouse! Upgraded and in perfect move-in condition.

by Mario Acosta February 27, 2015 Buyers

Amazing Warner Center townhouse!  Large 2BD / 2BA , 1240 sq. ft. home upgraded and in perfect move-in condition.  Newly painted with beautiful wide plank laminate floors, spacious living room with fireplace overlooks a gated patio with private garden to plant your favorite flowers or herbs.  There is a private 2-car garage with direct access …

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Lenders begin easing requirements to get a mortgage

by Mario Acosta February 24, 2015 Market Trends

A closely watched index that tracks mortgage credit availability — lender requirements on credit scores, down payments and other key loan terms — has some good news for potential home buyers: Things are finally loosening up.

After years of progressively tighter rules on borrower eligibility in the wake of the housing bust, banks and mortgage companies …

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Ellen Degeneres Found the Funniest Real Estate Listings

by Mario Acosta February 20, 2015 Various Topics

#ReallyRealRealEstate

 

Ellen has a hilarious series of real estate clips of actual real estate listings and ads. Sad, but true.

All of us have probably have seen our share of bad photos and copy.  In this video Ellen found some

real estate listings that just aren’t right! At least one person had an alternate meaning of the phrase, …

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First Time Home Buyer – Continued

by Mario Acosta January 21, 2013 Buyers

Home Buyer Tips – Continued

Picking up from where I left off last week, for those of you who are interested in buying a Sherman Oaks home. Last week we talked about lining up the money, all the many financial details, and finding a qualified agent.  Next, get smart. Take a Class. There are new home …

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First Time Home Buyer

by Mario Acosta January 15, 2013 Buyers

First Time Home Buyer Tips

Hi everybody hope you are staying warm through this cold snap.

I have been talking recently to Sherman Oaks owners about what to do if they are considering selling, or how to improve the house they are in.

This is for ALL of you in a home, but especially for those of you …

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Buying A Home – What You Need To Know – Sherman Oaks Real Estate

by Mario Acosta May 5, 2011 Buyers

The Home Buying Process

Here’s a list of important things to know before buy Sherman Oaks real estate.

Get Pre-Approved

The first step in buying a home is to find out how much you can afford or qualify for.  Check your credit report to know your credit worthiness.  Clear up problems if any before going to …

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