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Save Money by Accelerating Our Mortgage Payoff

Posted by Paige Panzarello // April 18, 2018

Save Money by Accelerating Our Mortgage Payoff

Let’s save money by accelerating our mortgage payoff. Face it interest rates rising recently signal that the FED is succeeding in getting overall inflation up to two percent. In some areas, inflation is already higher. Look at rents, housing prices, healthcare, gasoline, and food. The need to save money is becoming a priority. There are […]


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Tax Consequences of Selling a Los Angeles inherited House

Posted by Paige Panzarello // April 11, 2018

Tax Consequences of Selling a Los Angeles inherited House

Usually, people have questions about inheriting a house. Some want to talk about the tax consequences of selling a Los Angeles Inherited house. The tax implications can seem confusing. Most people don’t know what they are going to do with an inherited house. Before you try to sell a house you’ve inherited, make sure you […]


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Fix It Up or Sell As-is?

Posted by Paige Panzarello // April 4, 2018

Fix It Up or Sell As-is?

Should we fix it up or sell as-is? The Mom of two friends is dying. In the evening after a long day of caring for their Mom, they asked each other if they should renovate or fix up the house after she is gone or sell it as-is. Renovation is something to consider before selling […]


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Rising Interest Rates

Posted by Paige Panzarello // March 28, 2018

Rising Interest Rates

According to INMAN, “In the first of what economists predict will likely be three adjustments in 2018, the Fed called for a 25 basis point increase. The new benchmark rate is the highest since September 2008, near the beginning of the housing crisis. We are in a year of rising interest rates. The movement of […]


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The California Probate Process

Posted by Paige Panzarello // March 21, 2018

The California Probate Process

The California probate process prevents fraud after someone’s death. It’s a way to freeze the estate until a judge determines that the Will is valid, that all the relevant people have been notified, that all the property in the estate has been identified and appraised, that the creditors have been paid and that all the […]


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Joint Survivorship Eases Title Transfer

Posted by Paige Panzarello // March 14, 2018

Joint Survivorship Eases Title Transfer

When you take ownership of property, you receive a piece of paper, called a “deed,” that shows you have title. This deed explains how you want to own the property. When you and another person or persons are buying a house together, you can own the property either as tenants in common (TIC) or as joint tenants […]


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Frustrated Trying to Sell your Los Angeles House

Posted by Paige Panzarello // March 7, 2018

Frustrated Trying to Sell your Los Angeles House

Are you frustrated trying to sell your Los Angeles house?  If you check out the internet about selling your house, you will find out it is not a simple process. It is not like selling a boat. Just wash it, put up a for sale sign, and maybe buy a nickel ad advertising it for […]


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Try Quartz Countertops

Posted by Paige Panzarello // February 28, 2018

Try Quartz Countertops

We are getting ready to design a house with a window view from south to north and the kiss of the rising sun. We want to try quartz countertops. Here we want to explore the pros and cons of granite, quartz, or marble. In our first house, we chose to install a granite countertop. Not […]


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Home Staging in Simi Valley

Posted by Paige Panzarello // February 21, 2018

Home Staging in Simi Valley

Home staging in Simi Valley is the act of preparing a house or condominium for sale. The goal of staging is to make to the largest number of potential buyers tremble at the appealing home, enabling it to sell more quickly and for more money. A home stager’s clients include builders, homeowners, and realtors. Home […]


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Hardwood or Carpet

Posted by Paige Panzarello // February 14, 2018

Hardwood or Carpet

Hardwood or carpet? Local real estate agents, flooring retailers, and homeowners have differing opinions depending on whether they are looking for salability or lifestyle.  Factors to consider include the timing of the replacement, lifestyle, pets, what is appropriate for your budget, and your home’s price point. One point to consider: carpet is cheaper but may […]


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