Thinking of Selling?

What is My Home Worth?

What is My Home Worth?

There are many elements that affect the value of your home… Some under your control, but sadly, most are not. The condition is certainly under your control: What does it look like from the curb? Is the landscaping attractive? How is the paint? Are there maintenance issues? How is the roof, the plumbing, carpets, floors? […]

By February 23, 2013 Read More →
Value of Advertising and Marketing

Value of Advertising and Marketing

One of the two major jobs that I do for you is Marketing Manager. It is of primary importance. A marketing plan is really a strategy for getting the most people and the right people into your home as quickly as possible. A really good Marketing Plan also has a strategy for creating excitement and […]

By February 19, 2013 Read More →
How to get the best possible price and terms?

How to get the best possible price and terms?

First you must know the brutal truth. It does not matter at all if you are delighted or disappointed with the news. If you are to maximize your results, you must know. Second, you must have a pricing strategy that gets you the most attention from buyers interested in your price range. Then you must […]

By February 19, 2013 Read More →
Negotiating an Agreement

Negotiating an Agreement

Negotiating has been described as a dance. Two parties each with its own issues and desires…Some of these are clear and obvious and others are hidden or obscure. The business of a negotiation is to satisfy the issues of both parties at the same time…thus the dance. The Basic steps are: Buyer writes his desires […]

By February 17, 2013 Read More →

Hoping to Buy?

310 N Ridgewood Pl, Los Angeles

310 N Ridgewood Pl, Los Angeles

Offered at $749,000 2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths + loft and dining room Location, location, location. Updated with style 2 bed & 2 bath + loft condo with hardwood floors throughout. Townhouse style condo, large kitchen with stone countertop. Laundry room in unit, upgraded windows. 2 parking spaces. Small complex. Very homey. DIRECTIONS: Corner of Beverly […]

By October 18, 2014 Read More →
Getting Started with Buying a New Home

Getting Started with Buying a New Home

From your doctor to your lawyer to your mechanic, you expect diagnosis and analysis before any prescriptions are made. I know you wouldn’t walk in to your doctor’s office and demand an operation in the morning. In fact, if your doctor agreed on the spot you would walk out muttering something about “quack” and “malpractice.” […]

By February 22, 2013 Read More →
Step two:  Getting a Real Estate Education

Step two: Getting a Real Estate Education

It can be overwhelming. Once you have finally decided to buy a home, maybe even gotten pre-approved for a specific price, you now have to decide where to look. Where is the best place to spend your housing dollars? It is step two, on the road. I call this process, getting an education. Let’s assume […]

By February 20, 2013 Read More →
Buyer Financing

Buyer Financing

For most people, getting qualified for a loan is a must. There are as many loan programs as there are people looking to buy a home. Each program has its pros and cons. So depending up on your own special needs, our lender associates can find the one that will suit. How much will the […]

By February 19, 2013 Read More →

Life in Los Angeles

Hancock Park – Windsor Square

Hancock Park – Windsor Square

Generally described as the area between Wilton Place, Melrose Avenue, Olympic Boulevard and La Brea, Hancock Park actually is several neighborhoods including Windsor Square, Larchmont Village, Brookside Village, Hancock Park

By February 20, 2013 Read More →
Larchmont Village

Larchmont Village

Larchmont Boulevard Located at the heart of the Hancock Park area, it offers a delightful neighborhood atmosphere…outdoor cafes for dining pleasure, coffee bars, many boutiques for that special shopping experience, plus the normal conveniences such as banks, post office, shoe repair, dry cleaning and of course, real estate!

By February 14, 2013 Read More →
Los Feliz

Los Feliz

It lies north of East Hollywood and just south of the Santa Monica Mountains, adjacent to the neighborhoods of Hollywood and Silver Lake. Home to the southern face of Griffith Park, the district includes the Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre. Los Feliz is bordered by Hollywood Boulevard to the south, Hyperion Avenue to the […]

By January 23, 2013 Read More →
Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile

In the early 1920s, Wilshire Boulevard west of Western Avenue was an unpaved farm road, extending through dairy farms and bean fields. Later it was integrated into the Pacific Electric Railroad System–a large network of trolley cars known as Red Cars. This transit system included a Wilshire Boulevard line through the post-WWII era. Parallel lines […]

By January 23, 2013 Read More →

Real Estate News

Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Los Angeles Home Prices Continue to Rise

Data released by S&P Case-Shiller indices indicate that in the Los Angeles area, prices are still on the rise. Increases for Los Angeles are 2.58% which is somewhat higher than the 20-city or 10-city national composite of 2.45% and 2.48%, respectively. Interestingly enough, there are two opposing pressures on the housing market: The rise in […]

By August 5, 2013 Read More →
Sustained Recovery Projected

Sustained Recovery Projected

Case Shiller through October 2012 have been released. They show another up-tick in the price index for home sales across the nation, including higher than average increases for the California cities in the study (Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.) If you look at the graph below, you will see that the past three […]

By February 16, 2013 Read More →
Making Home Affordable Program

Making Home Affordable Program

If you’re not behind on your mortgage payments but have been unable to get traditional refinancing because the value of your home has declined, you may be eligible to refinance through MHA’s (Making Home Affordable) Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). HARP is designed to help you get a new, more affordable, more stable mortgage. HARP […]

By February 15, 2013 Read More →
Changing Market Conditions Affect Buyers

Changing Market Conditions Affect Buyers

What is a Buyer’s Market? How does it differ from a Seller’s Market? …So what? Buyer’s Market When there are lots of properties on the market at the same time, the buyer has lots of choices and therefore often has the upper hand in negotiations. He can always go buy another house if any particular […]

By February 15, 2013 Read More →

What Michelle's Clients Say

Courtney Smith and Jason Beeber

We met Michelle Hanna over one year ago at an open house near Larchmont Village. While we were not destined to purchase that lovely home, the impression Michelle mae upon us that day stayed with us. So when it came time for us to find an agent to represent us in our search, Michelle was […]

By May 18, 2001 Read More →

Susan J. O’Connor

My husband and I retained Michelle Hanna’s professional services to represent us, both as the buyer’s agent for the purchase of our present home and the seller’s agent for the sale of our former home. Having had the opportunity to work with Michelle on both sides of the transaction over the course of several months, […]

By August 14, 2000 Read More →
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