The Pros and Cons of Buying a Newly Built Home

According to Trulia’s latest survey, twice as many people prefer new homes to existing homes. “New” means exactly that: brand-new properties that have never been lived in before, or homes purchased in the preconstruction phase. On the flip side, “existing” homes are preowned properties, most of which were built between the 1920s and the 1970s. …

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Renee West Does it Again! Two Properties Sold

Recently closed listings Two properties have recently closed: in the transaction at 308.5 Carnation Ave, Corona del Mar, I represented the seller — and I represented the buyers in the transaction at 1806 Speyer Lane #A, Redondo Beach.

Will 2015 Be Better or Worse for Real Estate?

Recovering prices are drying up the stock of affordable homes in major metro areas, but shoppers in a mood to buy are optimistic. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or spent the last year waffling between renting or buying, you probably have one question as we enter the new year: Will 2015 be better …

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The Most Common and Costly Mistakes Made by New Homeowners

A new home is one of the biggest purchases homeowners will make in their lifetimes. Regrettably, sometimes costly mistakes are made by various parties of the transaction – builders, remodeling contractors, or even the new homeowners, themselves. Knowing a few of the common mistakes homeowners make can prevent future snafus from happening and save you …

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