buying a home: ATTENTION LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTY HOME BUYERS: Stop Using the Listing Agent to Purchase a Home - 01/10/12 02:37 PM
 
ATTENTION LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTY HOME BUYERS
This is exactly why you should have your own Realtor and why you should not be working with the listing agent as your Realtor. 
ATTENTION LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTY HOME BUYERS
This is why you need to STOP calling the listing agent to show you the home and why you need to take the time to hire your own Buyers Agent.
ATTENTION LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTY HOME BUYERS
Listing agents are not in the business of discounting their commission for buyers - their commission has already been agreed to and … (10 comments)

buying a home: So Buying Your Dream Home Should Be Quick, Easy and Fun? - 11/10/11 04:21 PM

So buying your dream home should be quick & easy & fun? Here’s a suggestion. Go down to your local Toys R Us, take one of the boxed up Barbi Dream Houses off the shelf and put it in your cart.  Grab a few of the accessories and toss them in the cart too.
Go up to the register, pull out your credit card and 15min and a couple of hundred bucks later (or more depending on accessories), you are walking out the door with a “Dream House” - the quick & easy way and who knows maybe even … (44 comments)

buying a home: "I'm the original owner and did everything myself!" - 11/02/11 12:35 PM
I really enjoy many of Russel's post.  As an experienced home inspector here in SoCA, he is really great about sharing his stories and experiences with us.  I really loved this one because if I were a practising Realtor/agent/inspector, I too would be highly suspect of any homeowner who "did all the work" themself. 
If the homeowner is not a licensed contractor, they that typically means that everything they touched was probably done incorrectly and not to code.
ATTENTION HOME BUYERS:  THIS IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF WHY YOU NEED A HOME INSPECTION BEFORE YOU BUY ANY HOME!!!
Especially if it's an original … (6 comments)

 
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