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
The LA Home Girl’s Guide to Real Estate: Negotiating Repairs
NEGOTIATING REPAIRS: HOW FIGURE OUT WHAT REPAIRS MATTER YOU’RE IN ESCROW You’re in escrow, you’ve done your inspections, and now your inspector is telling you a bunch of stuff is broken and needs to be repaired! What do you do?! It’s scary, it’s overwhelming, and you’re scared you’re new dream home is going to fall down on you. Lucky for you, The LA Home Girl and her team are pros at helping people buy homes and will help you with negotiating repairs. Buying a home should be easy. We work hard to make sure that it is. Our goal is to get you the best results possible with the least amount of stress. And every month, we bring you a how-to video to help you successfully navigate your real estate transactions. This month: Negotiating repairs! Watch the video below to see what our lead agent, Kenya Reeves-Costa has to say about negotiating repairs. And if you’re ready to get your get your house on, contact us today!Read More
The LA Home Girl’s Guide to Real Estate: The Concurrent Close
THE CONCURRENT CLOSE: BUYING AND SELLING A HOME AT THE SAME TIME You’re ready to buy a home, but you need to sell your current one. Enter THE CONCURRENT CLOSE. Buying a home WHILE selling a home? Sounds crazy complicated, right? Lucky for you, The LA Home Girl and her team are pros at helping people buy a new home while selling their old one. Buying a home, even while selling your old one, should be easy. We work hard to make sure that it is. Our goal is to get you the best results possible with the least amount of stress. And every month, we bring you a how-to video to help you successfully navigate your real estate transactions. This month: The Concurrent Close! Watch the video below to see what our lead agent, Kenya Reeves-Costa and buyer’s agent Sarah Chung, has to say about closing on two homes at once! And if you’re ready to get your get your concurrent close on, […]Read More
Summer Events in LA
There’s so many summer events in LA, it can be hard to figure out which ones are the ones you MUST attend. Here’s a list of some fun events for the upcoming summer weeks, that we love to attend each and every year. Grab a paleta and get your fun on! 1. The 37th Annual Lotus Festival Every year, the floating lotus flowers at Echo Park Lake bloom, and the community celebrates. This is the 37th year of the festival, and as always, there will be food, music, & dragon boat races. The event celebrates the Asian-American communities of Los Angeles, and this year will be honoring the Bangladeshi community. Where: Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Avenue When: Saturday and Sunday, July 15th &16th, 12pm Cost: Free! 2. FYF Fest FYF Fest: The Greatest Weekend of the Summer! The annual 3-day festival is a MUST for many Angelenos. This year’s got headliners Bjork, Missy Elliot, Nine Inch Nails, and Frank Ocean, […]Read More
The LA Home Girl’s Guide to Real Estate: Pricing Your Home
When you’re thinking to yourself, “How much is my house worth” you’ll probably have a ton of questions. Remember when you bought your home and you thought you were going to live in it FOREVER? Well, sometimes, life changes, and for one reason or another, you’ve decided to sell your home. You obviously want to make sure your home goes for a good price which is why you’re currently looking up “how much is my house worth” on your search engine of choice. But what makes a price right? We all wish our homes were with millions of dollars, but we know that’s not realistic. So what is a realistic number? How do you figure that out? Lucky for you, you already picked out a realtor, and they’re going to help you price your home RIGHT. Selling a home should be easy. We work hard to make sure that it is. Our goal is to get you the best results […]Read More
House of the Week 6-20-2017: Silver Lake Gem!
This Silver Lake gem is a 2 story condo located smack in the middle of Silver Lake, close to Sunset Junction – where all the happenings are in LA! Just right off of Sunset Blvd, you’ll definitely love this one with its bamboo floors, a spacious living room, and bathrooms in each of the rooms! It’s not everyday you get to see a condo pop up on the market in Silver Lake. You have a private front patio and a backyard area as well! Come upstairs and the large master suite with contemporary bath, work space, and a large bathroom with a laundry area. Just a few steps away from the park, this condo is seriously a gem in an awesome neighborhood! Address: 850 Lucile Ave #6 2 Beds | 3 Baths | 1,229 Sqft Neighborhood: Silver Lake Listing provided courtesy of RedfinRead More
Silver Lake Dream Home! House of the Week: 6/7/2017
Looking for your Silver Lake Dream Home? Welcome back to our house of the week! We took a short break, but we’re back! Missed us? This week, we take you to Silver Lake and the best part of this house is the location, location, location. Walk into the traditional two story home, and be greeted with so much natural light and open space. This Silver Lake dream home is super spacious living room is surrounded by windows looking out to the front yard with plantation shutters. Beyond the living room is the dining room, a sun room on one side, and a great breakfast room with kitchen on the other side. Come up to the second floor and you have three bedrooms, all very roomy. Not only is the house massive with spacious rooms, but the lot is also something to talk about – 1/3 of an acre! WHAT! That’s unheard of, especially in this town! The opportunities are seriously endless, build […]Read More