Author Archive: Michelle Hanna

Michelle has been a Realtor since 1988.

She provides a caliber of service that has earned her an impressive roster of repeat and referral customers who turn to her for all their real estates needs.

Michelle is a consistently effective agent. She represents up to 40 buyers and sellers every year.

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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Three Steps to Getting a Loan

Three Steps to Getting a Loan

Step 1: Examine your finances Start by determining how much mortgage you can afford. Lenders are apt to put your loan application in the best light and qualify you for as much as they are willing to lend, which can be more than you can afford or need. It’s up to you to take stock […]

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 →
Make an Offer to Buy

Make an Offer to Buy

After you have satisfied yourself regarding the values and what your home-buying dollars will buy, you are ready to choose a home and make an offer on it. At this point we will kick into another gear. You will want to commit to a different time plan. Once you are ready to buy, you will […]

By February 18, 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 →
Get a Property Inspection

Get a Property Inspection

After negotiating an accepted contract on the home of your choice it is recommended that you have the property inspected by a professional Property Inspector. Most often the contract will allow a reasonable period for this inspection to take place. The purpose of the inspection is to reveal unknown defects so that you will have […]

By February 16, 2013 Read More →
What is an Escrow?

What is an Escrow?

In California, buyers and sellers use an third-party escrow. It facilitates the complicated process for everyone involved. So after you have successfully negotiated a contract, We send instructions to escrow. The escrow is a disinterested third party which collects all the paperwork, money, instructions, Deeds, loan papers, etc. Escrow will not act without exact instructions […]

By February 16, 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 →
8222 Marmont Ln, Los Angeles, 90069

8222 Marmont Ln, Los Angeles, 90069

THIS HOME IS SOLD! We have more. Offered at $2,400,00 3 Bedrooms & 1 ¾ baths Stunning Spanish home with huge usable lot. Glorious living room and Dining room overlooking pool with newer deck. Includes guest unit – may be un-permitted with kitchenette & shower. Great upstairs master suite with sitting room with a fireplace, grand […]

By February 15, 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 →
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 →
Seller’s Obligation to Disclose

Seller’s Obligation to Disclose

Things have sure changed from the days of caveat emptor, which is ancient Roman for Let the Buyer beware! These days, at least in California, the seller has statutory duties to disclose conditions and facts about the home as never before. While you do not have a duty to thoroughly investigate, or to seek out, […]

By February 10, 2013 Read More →
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