Posts Tagged ‘atwater’


Wells Fargo Announces Fast Track Short Sale 60days

February 26, 2010

I’m still reeling from the announcement at my Keller Williams Office in Los Feliz by Wells Fargo. They are the only ones listening to us all. I am in the midst of a 6mos. short sale that is horrendous. There is just no excuse for my client to have to wait 6mos. to purchase a home that we have been in escrow with since basically day 1. So about this new program. You are dealing with one contact program who knows about sale, who is there for questions and answers. Your commission is a min. of 6% and sometimes more. The second lender will be given 10% of first lenders monies. This will immediately eliminate months from the process. Prospective clients will get a personal interview and will be approved or not -right away.No lost papers, no stalling.

We are all watching and hoping this is all true. It seems extremely plausible as Wells Fargo seems to have covered all bases in designing the program.

Wells Fargo gets a thumbs up from my perspective.


SilverLake Chamber of Commerce January Mixer

January 19, 2010



July 12, 2009



California Market a tipping-point phenomenon

June 22, 2009

Home sales in the hard-hit California market have recently reached levels that are nearly twice as high compared to when they were in the trough.

Evidently the California housing market is experiencing a tipping-point phenomenon: potential buyers suddenly wanting to enter the market all at once. People have waited and waited for the best time to enter the market. Why buy now if prices will be lower later? After having tumbled from unsustainable heights, home prices there are highly attractive and within budget for many fence-sitters. So when some buyers started to enter the market, other bystanders just couldn’t let others take advantage of the great buying opportunity. Many are now fighting to jump into the market. Multiple-bidding on lower-priced homes are said to be common in California. People who “lose out” during a bidding war don’t simply go home and wipe away their tears — they come back with almost vengeance-like determination and hope their next bid will be the highest. What does that mean for home prices? Though the year-over-year price measurement will continue to show declines in California, probably for the remainder of the year, the month-to-month price trends will more likely be on an upswing. In short, people who buy in June 2009 will likely see a price gain in June 2010.

By Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, NAR Research


March 4, 2009
Home Staging on a Budget

Home Staging on a Budget


Great Design in Silver Lake-Surrounding Areas

December 2, 2008

Just wanted to remind you to check out my links @ right side of page and discover fine design on the East Side ( Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Atwater, Eagle Rock, Mt. Washington & Surrounding Areas.) As a board member of the “cool” Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce and a business owner I want to spread the word about all the interesting and creative businesses in my hood



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Archiving Los Feliz Ledger Articles I Have Written

November 28, 2008

It may take awhile but I am uploading all the articles that I have written with Laura Massino Smith for the Los Feliz Ledger. Let me know if there is a building in Los Feliz/Silver Lake/Atwater/Echo Park/Eagle Rock/Mt.Washington you would like to know more about. Preferably a significant contemporary, an historic residence or commercial building.