Merit Real Estate

Top 5 Homebuyer Turn-Offs

It’s well-understood that buying a home can be an exciting, yet emotionally charged process. During the home search specifically, buyers are continuously challenged by homes for sale that doesn’t check every box on their list. Perspective home buyers often have to make compromises when choosing a home to move forward with. Although there may be […]

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Top South Bay Luxury Listings – Palos Verdes

South Bay Los Angeles

Luxury listings are always fun to preview, whether you are in that particular market or just curious to see how the rich folks are living. Here at Merit Real Estate, we too love previewing these stunning luxury listings that grace our local marketplace. This week, we are highlighting our top 5 luxury listings in Palos […]

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South Redondo Townhomes

South Redondo Townhomes

What Does the Future Hold for the Townhome Market in South Redondo? Today’s real estate market is evolving as we speak. By the time you read this article, things could be drastically different from the time I am writing this. However, today I feel inclined to analyze one sub-market that I have had my eye […]

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5 Factors Affecting the Real Estate Market

factors affecting the real estate market

Factors Driving the Shift in the Real Estate Market The real estate market is a stable and mostly predictable environment for investing. Although stable and predictable, the local and national real estate market is not impervious to changes, shifting trends, and occasional volatility. Let’s take a look at the top 5 factors affecting the real […]

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Negotiating Home Repairs After the Inspection

Home Inspection Negotiations

Successfully Negotiating Home Repairs when Buying a Home Negotiating home repairs after the inspection is often a major hurdle when buying a home. As a home buyer, getting a home inspection is one of the best ways to determine if the home you are purchasing is structurally sound and that all systems are operating properly. […]

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Locating and Buying Probate Properties

Buying Probate Properties

Guest blog by Mike Johnson The process of locating and buying probate properties can be tricky. Education and preparation will give you the best opportunity to snag one of these prized investments. Property that has gone into probate means that it is being sold after someone has passed away, usually as a way to divide […]

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How Long is The Closing Process?

Closing Process

How long is the closing process when buying or selling a home?  It’s a great question. So how long does it take to close escrow? What does the process entail? What is required of the buyer and the seller? All these questions and many others are also valid. Especially for first-time buyers and sellers. After […]

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Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

buying in a seller's market

When the inventory of homes for sale is low and buyer activity is high, the home seller has more leverage in the market. As a buyer, you may have fewer options in a seller’s market. It will be important to understand what is going on in your local real estate market, have a plan, and […]

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