So many home sellers wait until early Spring to list their homes for sale in order to take advantage of a notoriously well-balanced and often hot Spring market. We are quickly approaching that sweet spot in the real estate market! if you are thinking of selling your home soon, now is the time to make […]
Can The Los Angeles Mansion Tax be Avoided ?
We all understand that living in a bustling U.S. metropolitan city comes with a premium price tag. Whether it’s New York City, Chicago, Miami, or Los Angeles, the cost of living is going to be exponentially higher than it is in more rural or suburban areas of the country. One common factor in this inflated […]
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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 […]
Top South Bay Luxury Listings – Palos Verdes
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
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 […]
5 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 […]
Disclosing a Death in the Home
Disclosing a death in the home is something that you may or may not have to do when selling it. If you are selling a home, you will be required to make disclosures about many of the material facts about your home. One specific disclosure that many sellers are often confused about is in regard […]
Interviewing a Listing Agent to Sell Your Home
Deciding to sell your home is a huge decision. Once you have made the decision to sell, there are many other big decisions that follow. How much will you list it for? When will you list? Where will you move to? The list of subsequent questions goes on and on. This litany of pending decisions […]
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How Long is The 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 […]
Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Spring
When a homeowner lists their home for sale, they are hoping that it sells quickly and for the most money possible. Additionally, they may need to meet a specific timeline for moving or buying their next home. It can be stressful if any of these situations don’t go as planned. It could cause a ripple […]