Keeping It Real Estate!

5 Ways to Make Your Home Smile to Buyers


First Impressions are Most Important The front door is what the potential buyer sees first. Make sure it looks its best. It should be freshly scrubbed and shining as best it can. Keep yard free of refuse, and the lawn trimmed and edged.  For a Quick Sale, Decorate Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce appeal. Sell the prospect on how your home’s potential by redecorating. An investment in new kitchen wallpaper will pay dividends. Let the Sunshine In Open draperies and curtains and let the prospect see how enlivening your home can be. Fix that faucet! Dripping water discolors sinks and suggest faulty plumbing. Repairs Make a Difference Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws detract from home value. Have them fixed from top to bottom. Display the full value of your attic and other utility spaces by removing all unnecessary articles. Safety first! Keep stairways clear and avoid cluttered appearances. The Extra Touch […]

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Coolest Things to Do In Los Feliz


So what makes Los Feliz so cool? Here are some things you’d be able to do if you lived in Los Feliz. Come visit us and see for yourself! The LA Home Girl loves Los Feliz — our offices are right on Hillhurst Ave in the heart of LF. If you’re interested in just chatting about what Los Feliz has to offer, please give us a ring at the number below, or send us a message here. Have a Great Weekend! The Little Free Library — There’s a #littlefreelibrary at 4317 Russell Ave! Have you ever seen one of these things? It’s adorable, and if you’re a fan of reading, and free stuff, you should check it out! It’s a great example for your kids, both for promoting reading good books, and philosophy-wise. Wine Tastings at Barnsdall Park — During the Summer, every Friday Night go get your wino on at Barnsdall Park. All profits benefit the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation. Make sure you get your […]

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Tips for First Time Home Buyers


You should buy a home, and sooner the better! That’s what you’ve been hearing, right? By now you likely already weighed the benefits and decided that home ownership is the best decision for you. What most people don’t realize when buying a home for the first time, is that you’ve already started the process. Deciding on buying, and just looking for what is available in your area is beginning the process, because you’re educating yourself which is the most important part. At The LA Home Girl we specialize in first time home buyers. I think that’s because we like to develop a relationship with our buyers, to create a more casual and easy-going atmosphere as you tackle this often difficult process. If you’re a first time homer buyer, check out some of these tips below, then contact The LA Home Girl and we’ll help you get the ball rolling. Happy House Hunting!   Search Process for a First-Time Home Buyer Most […]

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Best Places to Eat in Echo Park


Echo Park is known for casual hipster shops, some amazing dive bars, a nice park and lake, and a beautiful hilly landscape with incredible homes gazing out at views of downtown. Especially notable are the large Victorian homes that speckle the landscape just a short distance off the main strip of Sunset Blvd. A little more credit is due to Echo Park for their emerging restaurant scene, which is often over shadowed by nearby Downtown Los Angeles and even Silver Lake. If you’re interested in dining out in Echo Park, here’s a list of some of the Best Places to Eat in Echo Park. Masa of Echo Park Located right on Sunset, you’ll find some of the best Italian food in the area. However, if you’re from Chicago, or if you just love Chicago style pizza, this is your joint. They get it right when it comes to true deep dish pizza. Elf Café “Hipster Mediterranean” is a fun way […]

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6 Things That Turn Away Home Buyers


Selling your home is just like selling anything else, you have to put out the best product you can. There are certain things a seller can do to make sure their house is meeting its potential before listing, and there are many things a seller can do to avoid turning away a potential buyer. In addition to these great tips below, at The LA Home Girl we focus on developing a relationship with the buyer or seller. This is an intangible element to the home buying and selling process that we’ve found reels in the best results for both parties. After reading the tips below, please contact us at The LA Home Girl if you’d like to start chatting about what you can do to sell your home. 6 Things That Turn Away Home Buyers  1.  Stalker-ish sellers.  I know you think you’re being helpful, walking the buyer through your home and pointing out the wagon-wheel light fixture you made with […]

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Best Places to Trick or Treat on the East Side of Los Angeles


For those of us on the east side of Los Angeles, you already know our neighborhoods are some of the best in Los Angeles, but did you know we also have some of the best trick or treating in the city — even the country? Los Angeles has been ranked #6 in the country for trick or treating, and we beat out often heralded cities like Chicago, Portland, Denver, and even San Diego! To narrow it down for us on the east side of Los Angeles, below I put some of the best places to trick or treat right in our neck of the woods. If you’re reading this and kind of wishing you lived in one of these neighborhoods, the LA Home Girl can help you out with that. For those of you selling, we have a wonderful stable of buyers, and we’d love to hook you up. The LA Home Girl is committed to developing a relationship with […]

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It’s that Time of Year — How to Improve Your Home for Winter, Before it’s Winter


The weather is cooling down, so it’s that time of year where you start to notice those unwanted drafts and breezes coming from inside your home. Breezes were nice in the summer, and outside, but they’re not so nice in the winter…and inside. Here are some tips below on how to improve your home for winter, and other great tips for general home improvement. These tips are especially useful if you’re thinking about selling your home. You’d be surprised how much easier it’ll be to sell your home for the right price by just fixing a few things. If you’re interested in selling your home, make sure you contact the LA Home Girl for the best information and assistance for sellers in the Los Angeles area. Selling a home in Los Angeles is easy when you’re Keepin’ it Real Estate with the LA Home Girl!  Common Home Problems and Solutions Is your home cold, drafty, or uncomfortable? Do you have […]

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How to Sell Your House so that it Actually Sells for Money


It’s time, you know it and I know it. Let’s talk selling your house.   Yes, it’s one of the hardest things to do, because of the emotions and….well mostly because of the hassle. BUT, that’s why you call up the LA Home Girl. We’ll take the hassle away so you can focus on the future. Give us a ring on the phone number below, or send us a message through our website here. Kenya Reeves-Costa Keller Williams Realty Los Feliz 1660 Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 Office: 323.300.1115 Fax: 323.446.7415 For Some Great Advice for Selling Your House from the LA Home Girl, CHECK OUT BELOW. For more advice for both sellers and buyers, see the LA Home Girl Website here. How to Sell Your House so that it Actually Sells for Money  First Impression Perform a walk through as though you were a buyer to see what your impressions are Depersonalize your house — give buyers a clean slate […]

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LA Foodies Unite! It’s LA Magazine’s “The Food Event 2013”


WHEN: Sunday, October 20th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM WHERE: Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu This sounds like a pretty cool event, and just a minor example of how great it is to be living in Los Angeles. According to Los Angeles Magazine, “The Food Event 2013 is Los Angeles magazine’s eighth annual culinary extravaganza. The day features great chefs, culinary experts, sommeliers, plus unlimited food, wine, and spirits–all in one place, for one price. Watch celebrity chefs in the demonstration kitchen and epicurean experts participate in panels in the Conversation Lounge. Restaurants are hand selected by our James Beard award-winning dine editor. The incredible rural setting, Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, home to Semler and Saddlerock wines, sets this culinary event above others. The ranch boasts acres and acres of natural beauty, vineyards, rolling hills, animals like llamas and zebras, and space to spread out and relax for a true escape from the city, but with just a short drive. So come […]

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The Road to the World Series Goes Through Echo Park! #Dodgers


The Los Angeles sports world is very much alive again, but this time in October. The Dodgers, who have been captivating audiences over the past few months with their stellar play, just moved on to the National League Championship. The next step before the World Series! For the National League, the team that moves onto the World Series has to go through the ravine, right there in our own Echo Park. Echo Park is sizzling with Dodgers hype, and once again putting the famed neighborhood on the hot seat for home buyers. It’s great to be near the action. With all the young stars on the Dodgers, they’re going to be fun to watch for a long time. Now imagine being able to walk to the stadium to watch the Dodgers dominate! Sound good? Give the LA Home Girl a call or just shoot us a quick message here, and start looking at houses to buy in Echo Park near Dodger […]

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