The LA Times is confirming that Bubble Era home buying tactics are coming back. The market is extremely competitive for well priced homes in the SFV, including Burbank, Toluca Lake, Studio City and Hollywood. I have had sellers tell my clients that to accept the offer they need to drop the appraisal contingency, and agree to pay the difference in advance. I was able to change the negotiation and protect my client in this instance, and can help you too!
Here is the link to the article in the LA Times from Sunday 4/14/2013=> http://discussions.latimes.com/20/lanews/la-fi-harney-20130414/10