Questions About Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

What Happens If I Find My Own Buyer? Dear Phyllis, I tried the for sale by owner approach to sell my home. I put a sign out in front and then got the word out to my Facebook and Instagram pages. After several weeks of non-stop phone calls that resulted in nothing, I contacted a […]

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Buyers Keep Texting After Closing Dear Phyllis, My sister recently sold her Toluca Lake home. She hired a local Realtor and had more than 10 offers. The highest bidder waived their inspection contingency. Although her buyer waived their inspection, they hired their own inspector. Weeks after the sale was completed the buyers texted after closing. […]

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Realtor’s Open House Behavior Dear Phyllis, I love your real estate column and appreciate your wisdom. My son’s Realtor typically goes to open houses with him, and I often join them. However, last weekend his Realtor was out of town and he had us go on our own. My son did just what his Realtor […]

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Saving Money On Mold Remediation Dear Phyllis, My godson made an offer on a townhome and was so excited to be the winning bidder. He opened escrow and did his inspections; there were several problems that the seller agreed to fix but not everything that was requested. When the termite inspector came, he recommended having […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

My Neighbor Wants To Buy My House Dear Phyllis, Your column is the first thing I look for in the CV Weekly. I have a bit of a dilemma that I am hoping you can help with. My parents passed away years ago and I have been renting out their home. I was fortunate that […]

Questions About Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Ask Phyllis!   Why Would A Buyer Make An Offer And Then Back Out?   Dear Phyllis, I love reading your real estate advice! I have a new scenario for you. My son lives in the San Gabriel Valley and has his home in escrow. Like so many other Southern California sellers he received a […]

Questions About Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

What Should The List Price Of My Home Be? Dear Phyllis, My wife and I refinanced our mortgage last October to obtain a more favorable interest rate. We are now planning a move thanks to an unexpected promotion. At the time our home was appraised at $1.1m. After consulting with the Realtor who sold us […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

Is Waiving The Home Inspection A Mistake? Dear Phyllis, My daughter recently purchased a home in Orange County. It’s a seller’s market there just like the Foothill’s. Because there were multiple offers, her real estate agent suggested that they consider waiving their home inspection. The home appeared to be well maintained and she didn’t want […]

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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 […]

Questions About Today’s Real Estate? Ask Phyllis!

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 […]