Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

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 […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

How To Successfully Buy A Home In This Market Dear Phyllis, I look forward to getting the CV Weekly and especially reading your real estate advice. My son has been trying to buy a home for more than six months. He has made five offers, responded to multiple counter offers and can’t seem to get […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Stuck In Escrow With An Investor Dear Phyllis, My uncle passed without a will, and I am the administrator of his probate estate. He has a late 1890’s Victorian home in Los Angeles. It’s not a great area and the home needs a lot of work. We originally had an offer that was just $10,000 […]

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 […]

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