Questions About Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Why do Realtors Grossly Under Price Homes? Dear Phyllis, I recently read an article in another paper about a home in South Pasadena listed for $1,349,000 and selling for $2,105,000. My daughter has been looking at homes for six months and made three offers, each time getting outbid. It’s a very hurtful and emotional process […]

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What Is The Best Way To Sell A Home? Dear Phyllis, For more than 20 years, I have been living in the La Crescenta home I inherited from my parents. As a struggling single mom, I am afraid no one will want to buy my home because it needs so much work. I have three […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Should I Go To Open Houses Without My Agent? Dear Phyllis, I have been searching for a home in the Foothills since the beginning of the year. As many of the new listings are open on the weekend, my agent has been directing me to just go to the open house. She does show me […]

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Condo Leaks Dear Phyllis, I really enjoy your column and I have a complicated question. My daughter recently closed escrow on a condominium in Orange County. On the afternoon her loan funded, the homeowner’s association notified her Realtor that there was a leak. The leak was in the vacant unit she was purchasing, leaking into […]

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Refusing To Move Dear Phyllis, My sister has been living with my mother for 20 years. My mother passed two years ago and as the trustee of the estate I want to sell the home. It’s horse property in Acton on over two acres. For the last two years my sister has not paid rent. […]

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Termites Found After Purchase Dear Phyllis, I appreciate your weekly real estate advice and have a question for you. Eighteen months ago, my son purchased his home. At that time, the seller paid for $1600 in termite work. His neighbor works for a large nationwide termite company and told him he noticed a lot of […]

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Purpose Of The Home Inspection Dear Phyllis, I think you provide a valuable service to the community, and I look forward to reading your real estate column. If you have already discussed the purpose of the home inspection, my apologies for being redundant. Upon my son’s Realtor’s insistence, he hired a home inspector. The inspector […]

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Changing The Terms Of The Contract Dear Phyllis, My daughter, who is moving to San Luis Obispo, listed her home for sale with the real estate agent who sold it to her. As an avid reader of your column, I advised my daughter that she should make her sale contingent upon her finding a home […]

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How Long Will It Take To Sell My Home? Dear Phyllis, My company is relocating to Florida, and they will be paying my selling expenses. I have been reading your column for so many years, I feel as if I know you. Unfortunately, for us to obtain the full transfer package we need to use […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

How Do I Prepare The Home To Sell? Dear Phyllis, I am the trustee of my aunt’s estate. She has a home on Balboa Island. I am a faithful reader of your column and believe in preparing the home to sell. I want to do everything needed to sell for the highest possible price. I […]

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