Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Selling In A Divorce Dear Phyllis, After fifteen years of marriage my wife and I are getting divorced. The decree stated that she and the children could remain in the home until my youngest son graduated high school, which he did in June. We further agreed that we would both submit three real estate agents […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Title Removed From Living Trust Dear Phyllis, After years of reading your real estate questions and answers, I have a doozy! My parents had a living trust established. They have both passed, my father more recently. I just learned that his home was removed from the living trust during a refinance. The attorney I consulted […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

What Happens If The Seller Refuses To Move? Recently, you wrote an article regarding a seller renting back a home. The question was whether a security deposit was necessary in the event of damage by the seller/tenant.  My husband and I have been looking at homes and have made two offers. On each of these […]

Questions About Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

How To Find The Listing Agent? Dear Phyllis, I have been reading your real estate questions since the Glendale News Press and am so glad you continue to write for our CV Weekly. I am the trustee of my mother’s estate and have her home listed with my cousin who is a Realtor in a […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Seller Rent Backs – Should There Be A Security Deposit? Dear Phyllis, I think you previously addressed a situation where the seller rented back. My son is in escrow on a La Crescenta home. Not surprisingly there were more than 10 offers and he had to agree to allow the seller to remain in the […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Online Real Estate Sites Can Be Misleading Dear Phyllis, I love reading your real estate answers. I want to relay a recent experience for the education of your readers and perhaps you can add some clarity. My wife and I own our home and saw an interesting fixer get listed. We didn’t want to bother […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Selling A Vacant Home Dear Phyllis, We plan on selling our home with the agent who sold it to us. After meeting with him we worked out most of the details and decided we prefer to move first rather than sell while living in the home. He suggested that we pay to have the home […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Who Should Be Holding Your Home Open? Dear Phyllis, I look forward to reading your Real Estate Q + A. Last year my daughter sold her home and selected a Realtor® that I would not have recommended. Although homes in my daughter’s neighborhood were selling quickly hers did not. There were several open houses to […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Realtor Recommendations Dear Phyllis, My Realtor has retired, and she has referred her clients to her son. I plan to move to Arizona to be near my sister and met with the son to discuss listing my home. I have been in my home for over 30 years and have felt that it is very […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Buy First or Sell First? Dear Phyllis, Since there is such a strong sellers’ market in real estate right now my husband and I are thinking it would be a good time to sell our fixer upper home instead of investing in all the repairs and upgrades it needs. But if we sell our house, […]

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