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By Muriel Levin (323) 363-9140 | Broker in Los Angeles, CA
  • Real Estate sale volume this quarter in the Los Angeles area

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Los Angeles, Home Selling in Los Angeles, Home Ownership in Los Angeles  |  August 25, 2013 11:56 PM  |  818 views  |  No comments

    Los Angeles Real Estate Market Climate Map 

    If you think that this summer is hot in LA wait until you see this map!   It is red hot!  Most of the map is red and bright red!

    We all know that the market is going up.  you can clearly see that there is, in general, an increase of over 30%  in the sale volume between this  quarter and last year at the same time.  MLS data is very accurate so this is information you can trust. 

     

    If you are a seller,  you will feel good about selling since inventory is low and you will be the star of the neighborhood for selling now. 

    If you are a buyer, you will feel good about buying asap before the price go higher and interest rate hike again. 

     

    Right  now it is a Win Win situation and we are here to help you make it happen. 

    Call and leave a detailed message at 323-363-9140 los angeles real estate map 2013

  • OPen Houses today in Hancock Park and Beverly La Brea areas of Los Angeles CA

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Los Angeles, Home Selling in Los Angeles, In My Neighborhood in Los Angeles  |  May 19, 2013 12:19 PM  |  1,320 views  |  No comments

    MURIEL LEVIN 
    Your Friendly Help in the Real Estate Business 
    www.MurielLevin.com 
    (323) 363-9140 or MurielLevin@Gmail.com 

    Last Run: 05/19/2013 at 12:14:18 PM   Openhouse: Yes Openhouse Type: New, Review Openhouse Date: 5/19/2013 to Property Type: SFR, CC, INC, LSE Status: Active Map Search: Yes
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     PHPHOTOPTYPESARADDRESSLPBRBA#USFLSZYBD.O.M.LDST DATEMLSDOC(S)  
    1. 53 SFR  A  18 344 S HUDSON AVE $7,500,000 6 5.50 1 7,520 39,585 1926 129  01/10/13 01/10/13 13-644241   1
    2. 36 SFR  A  18 516 S HUDSON AVE $4,299,000 6 5.50 1 6,488 20,496 1925 116  01/23/13 01/23/13 13-647017   2
    3. 34 SFR  A  18 455 N JUNE ST $3,375,000 6 6.50 1 6,036 16,036 1929 69  01/24/13 01/24/13 13-647433   3
    4. 21 SFR  A  18 542 N CITRUS AVE $1,175,000 3 2.00 1 1,603 6,400 1925 101  02/07/13 02/07/13 13-650189   4
    5. 35 SFR  A  18 100 S LUCERNE $1,799,000 4 3.50 1 2,975 6,951 1923 71  03/09/13 03/09/13 13-656907   5
    Broker/Agent does not guarantee the accuracy of the square footage, lot size or other information concerning the conditions or features of the property provided by the seller or obtained from Public Records or other sources. Buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of all information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals. Copyright © 2013 by Combined L.A./Westside MLS, Inc. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Prepared by: Muriel Levin DRE# 01715051

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     PHPHOTOPTYPESARADDRESSLPBRBA#USFLSZYBD.O.M.LDST DATEMLSDOC(S)  
    6. 43 SFR  A  18 429 N LAS PALMAS AVE $2,595,000 5 4.50 1 4,043 13,060 1926 67  03/13/13 03/13/13 13-657653   6
    7. 20 SFR  A  18 164 N HIGHLAND AVE $1,695,000 5 2.50 1 4,771 9,348 1925 53  03/27/13 03/27/13 13-660641   7
    8. 22 SFR  A  18 340 S MCCADDEN PL $3,500,000 6 5.50 1 5,500 13,128 1926 46  04/03/13 04/03/13 13-662677 2 8
    9. 20 SFR  A  19 166 N GARDNER ST $1,326,000 3 3.50 1 2,155 5,977 1945 38  04/11/13 04/11/13 13-664165   9
    10. 18 SFR  A  20 832 N MANSFIELD AVE $1,169,000 4 2.00 1 2,225 6,000 1936 27  04/22/13 04/22/13 13-667033   10
    11. 20 SFR  A  19 243 S FORMOSA AVE $1,299,000 4 3.00 1 2,100 7,697 1946 26  04/23/13 04/23/13 13-667469   11
    12. 30 SFR  A  19 157 N POINSETTIA PL $1,599,900 3 2.00 1 2,180 7,363 1927 24  04/25/13 04/25/13 13-667795   12
    Broker/Agent does not guarantee the accuracy of the square footage, lot size or other information concerning the conditions or features of the property provided by the seller or obtained from Public Records or other sources. Buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of all information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals. Copyright © 2013 by Combined L.A./Westside MLS, Inc. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Prepared by: Muriel Levin DRE# 01715051

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     PHPHOTOPTYPESARADDRESSLPBRBA#USFLSZYBD.O.M.LDST DATEMLSDOC(S)  
    13. 29 SFR  A  18 651 LILLIAN WAY $1,299,000 3 2.00 1 1,683 6,533 1922 37  04/12/13 04/12/13 13-664781   13
    14. 17 SFR  A  18 238 N GOWER ST $1,489,000 3 2.00 1 1,880 7,202 1923 37  04/12/13 04/12/13 13-665231   14
    15. 35 SFR  A  19 166 S MARTEL AVE $1,725,000 3 2.50 1 1,979 8,222 1930 10  05/09/13 05/09/13 13-671201   15
    16. 32 SFR  A  18 173 S JUNE ST

    Who will buy my house?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Los Angeles, Home Selling in Los Angeles, Foreclosure in Los Angeles  |  December 17, 2010 11:55 AM  |  1,904 views  |  No comments

    how many houses were bought for cash in California?

    Being one of the HAFA certified realtors, I am concerned about HAMP because so many put their hope in it.  Well, the latest news are pretty disappointing and the truth is we knew all along, because being in touch with the home owners, trying to retain their homes, helping them with their real estate problems, gives us a first sign of the news to come.  But anyway, here’s the news: 

    HAMP is the program put in place by the Obama administration to help home owners retained their homes. Instead of helping 3 million to 4 million struggling mortgage borrowers keep their homes, as originally projected, HAMP will prevent only about 700,000 to 800,000 foreclosures. That number is dwarfed by the 8 million to 13 million foreclosures expected to occur by 2012.

    Through the end of October, there have been only 519,648 permanent modifications made. AND a lot of them are not permanent as you might think!


    Now check out the graph further above and let's talk:

     I would like you to make this simple connection:  There is a lot of home owners loosing their homes and at the same time , there is more and more houses sold for cash.  If you naively think that there is little money to buy, you are making a mistake.   There are plenty of buyers nowadays, they are just a different group of buyers.  These buyers have cash, they buy the houses that have been lost by the home owners.  That is a very simple equilibrium equation to see in the  real estate market:  More sellers are loosing homes, more buyers are buying the houses for cash.  

    The reason why the cash sales have increased so much is because when the homeowners do not buy, the inventory of houses grow bigger, the prices fall down, the investors get in the market and buy with cash.  

    But watch out, this means that at some point , the inventory will be less, the prices will stabilize and if the economy follows and lenders provide good loans again, the individuals wishing to buy a home for themselves will get back on the market.  And these homebuyers are usually willing to pay more than the investors, because they are not there to make profit, they are looking for a home for their family.   Then the pool of buyers , which by the way remains nearly in the same amount, will switch again to home buyers instead of investors.  

    It is part of the cycle, and the important thing is to know where we are in that cycle.  You need to know what your market is like and each area is a slightly different place of the cycle.  

    If you're wondering what this means for you, call me for a private conversation.

    Real estate market changes can create tough situations for homeowners. If you know a friend, a neighbor or a family member  that is struggling with home ownership because of a job loss or other life-changing event, please let me know how I can be in touch with them to be able to help and have a private conversation with them. As a real estate professional, it is my job to know what types of solutions are available for people that may be in a tough position.

    Acheter: Pour ceux qui sont interesses a acheter une bonne affaire immobiliere a LOS ANGELES, nous vous donnons la liste des reprises de banques  gratuitement et sans obligation d'achat ou de vente immobiliere.  Nous travaillons avec votre budget. 

    Muriel LEVIN, Realtor

    Coldwell Banker

    Short sale and REO specialist

    HAFA certified

    Agent Immobilier en Californie, Los Angeles

    www.muriellevin.com

    +1(323) 363 9140

    For more informations, email et courriel to :  muriellevin@gmail.com

    More than ever you need a good  real estate agent to help you. 

    We, at Coldwell Banker, are excelling in our field because of our experience and responsible professionalism.  The proof is that our company is up 485 from last year.  That speaks for itself.  We encourage you to give us a call and see for yourself how good it feels to be in good hands.    

    Again my number  is (323)  363 91 40 and you can call anytime.

     


  • Show me what the foreclosures look like in 90004 Los Angeles

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in 90004, Home Selling in 90004, Foreclosure in 90004  |  December 9, 2010 12:30 PM  |  1,522 views  |  No comments

    foreclosures los angeles 90004 reprises de banques 

    I am showing you a map of the foreclosures today , December 9, 2010, in the zip code 90004.

    I can show you the same thing for any day or area. Just free for the asking.

     

    There are actually 30 properties that are for sale in that area and are somewhere in the process of foreclosure .  That includes notice of default, short sale and foreclosures.  If you are interested in knowing more, call me at 323 363 91 40

     I will send you further information.  

    If you would like to receive a list of the foreclosure in a different area, leave me a message or send me an email and I will send it to you asap. 

     

    For the people unfamiliar with the process of buying this type of property, I will guide you through it to make you feel more comfortable because you will know better.

     

    What I am showing you is only what is for sale.  There are many more waiting to be put on the market and this hidden inventory  affect real estate market, whether you are a buyer or seller.  If you're wondering what this means for you, call me for a private conversation.

    Real estate market changes can create tough situations for homeowners. If you know a friend, a neighbor or a family member  that is struggling with home ownership because of a job loss or other life-changing event, please let me know how I can be in touch with them to be able to help and have a private conversation with them. As a real estate professional, it is my job to know what types of solutions are available for people that may be in a tough position.

    Acheter: Pour ceux qui sont interesses a acheter une bonne affaire immobiliere a LOS ANGELES, nous vous donnons la liste des reprises de banques  gratuitement et sans obligation d'achat ou de vente immobiliere.  Nous travaillons avec votre budget. 

     

    Muriel LEVIN, Realtor

    Coldwell Banker

    Short sale and REO specialist

    HAFA certified

    Agent Immobilier en Californie, Los Angeles

     

    www.muriellevin.com

    +1(323) 363 9140

     

    For more informations, email et courriel to :  muriellevin@gmail.com

     

  • How is the real estate market today in zipcode 90036?

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Los Angeles, Home Buying in Los Angeles, Foreclosure in Los Angeles  |  December 9, 2010 12:13 PM  |  895 views  |  No comments

     

    I am showing you a map of the foreclosures today , December 9, 2010, in the zip code 90036.

    I can show you the same thing for any day or area. Just free for the asking.

     

    There are actually 12 properties that are for sale in that area and are somewhere in the process of foreclosure . That includes notice of default, short sale and foreclosures. If you are interested in knowing more, call me at 323 363 91 40

     I will send you further information.  

    If you would like to receive a list of the foreclosure in a different area, leave me a message or send me an email and I will send it to you asap. 

     

    For the people unfamiliar with the process of buying this type of property, I will guide you through it to make you feel more comfortable because you will know better. 

    What I am showing you is only what is for sale.  There are many more waiting to be put on the market and this hidden inventory  affect real estate market, whether you are a buyer or seller.  If you're wondering what this means for you, call me for a private conversation.

    Real estate market changes can create tough situations for homeowners. If you know a friend, a neighbor or a family member  that is struggling with home ownership because of a job loss or other life-changing event, please let me know how I can be in touch with them to be able to help and have a private conversation with them. As a real estate professional and being HAFA certified, it is my job to know what types of solutions are available for people that may be in a tough position.

    Acheter: Pour ceux qui sont interesses a acheter une bonne affaire immobiliere a LOS ANGELES, nous vous donnons la liste des reprises de banques  gratuitement et sans obligation d'achat ou de vente immobiliere.  Nous travaillons avec votre budget. 

     

    Muriel LEVIN, Realtor
    Coldwell Banker
    Short sale and REO specialist
    HAFA certified
    Agent Immobilier en Californie, Los Angeles

     

    www.muriellevin.com

    +1(323) 363 9140

     

    For more informations, email et courriel to :  muriellevin@gmail.com


  • Hancock Park / Beverly and La Brea

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in Los Angeles  |  May 26, 2010 12:08 AM  |  493 views  |  No comments
    Today, because of the special offer I am making, I am going to talk about Home warranty.

    What is a home warranty?

    A home warranty is a service contract that covers the repair or replacement of many of the most frequently occurring breakdowns of home system components and appliances.

    Why do I need a home warranty?

    Your home is most likely one of your biggest investments. Unexpected repair or replacement costs can easily strain your budget. Plus, finding an approved and insured contractor to solve your problem can be stressful and inconvenient. A home warranty cannot prevent systems or appliances from breaking down, but it can help make covered repairs or replacement easier and less costly.

    How does a home warranty work?

    When a covered item breaks down, request service by calling 1-323-363-9140 to speak with a representative or visit us online at www.muriellevin.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, 6 days a week to accept your service request. After your service request is received, one of our approved and insured contractors will contact you to schedule a time to diagnose your problem. A low Trade Service Call Fee, per trade, is due when the contractor arrives to diagnose the problem.

    I am offering until the end of the month, a credit of $300 toward the purchase of a Home Warranty if you list your house for sale with me.   Please give me a call and I will be happy to discuss what would be the best coverage for your property.  

    Muriel Levin
    muriellevin  at  Coldwell Banker.com
    323-363-9140
    Call for a free consultation.
    Votre agent immobilier a Los Angeles, Californie

  • BEWARE AT OPEN HOUSES!

    Posted Under: Crime & Safety in Los Angeles  |  July 26, 2009 2:23 AM  |  858 views  |  No comments
    I just wanted to warn everyone that there has been robberies at open houses  in the Los Angeles Area.  As the economy declines, burglaries are more common, Unfortunately.  The people committing the crimes are looking to appear very innocent people, sometimes accompanied with children, sometimes wearing  business attire and do not look suspicious at all.  All the more reason to beware!
    They come alone or in pair and keep you busy while someone else goes through the drawers in the bedroom.  They take whatever they find that is portable (small expensive items). 

    Be safe above all and make sure to tell the owners not to leave any valuable in the house on that day.

    Have a great day!

    Muriel Levin
    Realtor, Coldwell Banker Hancock Park
    Agent Immobilier a Los Angeles, Californie
    muriellevin@coldwellbanker.com
    (323)363 91 40

    WWW.MURIELLEVIN.COM
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