4 Budget Friendly Ways to Celebrate Labor Day In LA!
Is your budget holding you back from making Labor Day plans? We totally get it! There’s no need to break the bank this year! Los Angeles has a ton of cheap Labor Day activity options – so we put our tops choices below. LA Fleet Week https://www.lafleetweek.com Price: Free to the public Date: August 29th – September 3rd Live music, fireworks, dancing – this event is a home run for all ages. Just a half hour from LA, you can learn a little history, or catch the fireworks show. There are public ship tours during the day and fireworks at night! Our personal favorite is the laser show on Sunday night. This event has too many activities for just one day- so make sure to look at the schedule! The Music Center’s DJ Nights & Dance DTLA https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/events/music-centers-dance-dtla Price: Free Date: Fridays until September 7th, DJ nights ( 9 pm to Midnight ) and Dance DTLA (7 pm – 10 […]Read More
Accessible Living: Should you Stay or Should you Go?
Whether you’ve recently been in an accident that’s left you permanently disabled or are simply planning ahead for the mobility concerns that come with age, keep reading. Here, we’ll offer tips and advice on buying a home to fit your needs and ways to modify your current home so you don’t have to move. Go There are a number of reasons you might choose to move from your h ome. For example, you live in a two-story townhouse and have recently become confined to a wheelchair. Fortunately, there are many ways to begin your new home search. Start by researching home values online. Most sites offer filters that will help you refine your wants and needs. In the previously mentioned scenario, you might look for a one-story home with no stairs at the entry and 36- to 42-inch wide doors throughout. You can also talk with a local real estate agent, who will be knowledgeable of the market and may […]Read More
Should You Move After a Spouse Dies?
Most people who have lost a life partner will need a few months or more to mourn before making any major decisions. It’s particularly important not to unload a loved one’s possessions until you have given yourself ample time to grieve. However, after the initial period of mourning has passed, many widows and widowers will start to think about downsizing or even moving to a new city or rural area. Advantages of a change of scenery If your current location does not meet specific needs, it might be time for a move. For instance, if you are really into golf, a gated community with multiple golf courses in the Southern California area where you can play year-round may be extremely desirable. Or, maybe you really want more cultural stimulation. In that case, moving to a bigger city (like Los Angeles) that is rich in museums, galleries, independent movie theaters, and historical tours may be the ticket you are […]Read More
Fourth of July in Los Angeles
Scrambling to make last minute plans for the Fourth? Whether you’re a foodie, an adventurer, a tourist, or have family visiting for the holiday – we’ve got you covered! The Disney Fan Disney has fireworks daily, but this fireworks show is sprinkled with a dazzle of Disney magic: a finale of patriotic songs! Plus, you don’t even have to be in the park to see them. Hit up Downtown Disney or Anaheim for a less crowded view!More Info for the Disney Fan The Tourist If you’ve got friends or family visiting, the Hollywood Forever cemetery is a great option for the Fourth. This year, they are screening Footloose so bring your own blankets, food, and drink, and get ready for a unique viewing experience. Plus, some celebrities often stop by to introduce the film!More info for The Tourist The Groupie July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with the Go-Go’s, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and the United States Air Force Band of the […]Read More
Here’s Why You Should Sell Your Los Angeles Home This Spring
It’s easy to think that any time is a good time to sell your home in warm, sunny Los Angeles. But the fact is, there’s a best time to sell your house in LA, when you can sell your home faster and for the most money. That “sweet spot” on the calendar is in spring; so if you’re planning to sell in 2018, the best time to dive into the heated pool of LA real estate is now. The month you list should depend on whether you want to prioritize the profit or the speed of the sale. Selling Your Home for the Most Money As with many popular urban areas, inventory is low and prices are up in LA. In fact, about 38% of homeowners are selling for above-market value. If you wish to join their ranks, the best time to sell your house in LA is June or July. Statistics show that home sales close in those […]Read More
Happy 2018, Los Angeles! Get ready to buy or sell a home!
2018 is off and running! And we here at the LA Home Girl Team are so happy to be in the New Year! Is 2018 the year you finally buy a house? Is this the year you finally sell your starter home and move into that home you’ve been dreaming of? Why not! Here’s some tips if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year. Get Your Money In Order Checking your credit score is essential to getting your financing in order. If your credit is higher, you could get a better rate on your loan, which will save you money on payments. Work with a mortgage lender you trust to get your pre-approval, which will tell you how much you can afford. A preapproval will be necessary when you start writing offers on houses, so don’t skip this step! Even if you’re selling your home and buying a new one, speak with a lender so you can find out […]Read More
We Were Featured!!
Do you read our local Echo Park Patch? We do! And reporter Oliva Halevy recently wrote about us, your favorite local real estate team! Here’s some highlights from the article: Patch: What attracted you to the line of work you’re in, and how did you get started? Reeves-Costa: Real estate is in my blood. My dad has always been an investor and he owned a mortgage brokerage for years. While attending university, I lived in and managed one of his buildings and made calls at night for the loan officers at his firm. I have a genuine love for people and I’m addicted to making miracles happen. I’m extremely competitive and obsessed with Los Angeles’ landscape and architecture. This career combines all of my loves and wraps them into one neat package. I couldn’t have dreamed up a better career. Patch: How would you say your business or organization distinguishes itself from the others? Reeves-Costa: When I decided to name the team the […]Read More
Holiday Events In the Neighborhood!!
It’s holiday time and that means it’s time for our favorite neighborhood holiday events! Here’s what’s going on in NELA to get us all prepped and ready for the holidays! The Glassell Park 10th Annual Tree Lighting, presented by Councilmember Gil Cedillo The LA Home Girl is a proud sponsor of the Glassell Park 10th Annual Tree Lighting! Come on out for free Hot Chocolate, plus Santa will be there in an LAFD Fire Truck! We love being a part of this fantastic neighborhood holiday event! When: Sunday, December 3, 2017, starting at 5 pm Where: Rite Aid Parking Lot, 4044 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90065 Cost: FREE The Echo Park Community Parade Another fabulous holiday event! Every year, The LA Home Girl is a proud sponsor of our neighborhood community parade. Our historic community of Echo Park will host the annual Echo Park Community Parade on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The parade route is along […]Read More
Help! I’m priced out of Silver Lake and Echo Park!
Priced out? This is something I’ve heard from our clients a lot this year. My answer? If you are determined to live in Silver Lake or Echo Park, an approval under a million doesn’t have to be the end of the line for you. You have to open your mind! Get creative! Expand your real estate possibilities by looking into a townhome. A townhome is a great option as it’s not quite a single family, but it’s not really a condo either. Townhomes usually have direct entry, some have yards and if you luck out, you can find a unit that is “standalone” (not connected to any other units). The benefit is that for a small fee, the homeowners association handles all of the pesky outdoor busy work for you. You also have an opportunity to foster some great relationships with your neighbors if you show up to the HOA meetings! This can translate to wine nights, play dates and […]Read More