Devra Zandell's Blog

Posted on 01/20/2021
What is a FICO Score?
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Posted on 01/13/2021
How to Find the Best Green Home Builder
Are you familiar with “green” home builders? They are contractors who construct homes from sustainable or renewable products. These green home builders use durable materials in building all kinds of homes ranging from individual bungalows to expansive, real estate developments. Just like traditional builders, they handle diverse types of construction but build in a way that minimizes waste....
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Posted on 01/06/2021
What to Expect at an Open House
Image by Agover from Pixabay Where do you start when you first consider purchasing a home? Buyers who are new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a house or where they want to live. While the dream homes found online, in magazines, and on your favorite television show are great resources...
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Posted on 01/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 2402 W 227th Street, Torrance, CA 90501
Move-in ready, two story home in the desirable neighborhood of Southeast Torrance. This corner lot home has excellent curb appeal with a well manicured front lawn, pristine landscaping, and a concrete tile roof. Layout includes two bedrooms and a full bath on the main level, one of which is being used as a family room, and 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. Second level master suite is complete with a private bath and spacious closet. Kitchen features granite countertops, built-in appliances, large breakfast bar, and adjacent dining space. Cozy living room with stone fireplace and plenty of natural light. Two-car, finished garage has...
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Posted on 12/30/2020
Home Staging as a Marketing Tool
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Home staging used to be a novelty you watched on the HGTV network. At the end of the program, the hosts would show up with a truckload of furnishings and a bunch of landscaping plants, and presto — a home would be transformed before your eyes. Today, home staging is a thriving bicoastal...
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Posted on 12/23/2020
Should I Invest in a REIT?
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via PixabayWould you like to invest in real estate? To buy thousands of income-producing properties, from apartments to office buildings to industrial parks, all over the country or the world? It you’re wealthy, you might dispatch someone to travel far and wide and do just that, but even if you’re not rich you can...
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Posted on 12/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 15720 Freeman Avenue, Lawndale, CA 90260
Welcome to this amazing in the unit townhome situated Manhattan Beach adjacent! Over 1300 ft.², south facing, this townhome has so much to offer. It has the master bedroom downstairs with an en suite bath and lots of closet space! There’s a sliding door that lets you out to the side enclosed run. Two car attached garage with laundry area, walk to the great enclosed side yard run for gardening or your pets. Upstairs you’ll find the cathedral ceilings with huge living room with a fireplace and a balcony. It is a wonderful open floor plan. Semi Remodeled kitchen, and upstairs bathroom with great closet space. Centrally located off of...
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Posted on 12/16/2020
Choosing the Right A/C Unit for Your Home
Photo by: Will Malott via Unsplash When it comes to buying things for the home, the air conditioning unit is not the most intriguing. But it is one of the essential components. Choosing the right A/C unit may be the difference between utmost comfort and sizzling heat. Determining the right type of air conditioning unit and how to...
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Posted on 12/16/2020
11903 S Budlong Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044 now has a new price of $600,000!
Welcome to this wonderful corner lot home !! One of the largest homes in the neighborhood (big enough for 2 families!) approx. 2731 sq. ft.of living space; 4 very spacious bedrooms with terrific closet space, 3 1/2 baths plus 2 living rooms. Enjoy the bright and sunny kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter tops. Tile flooring throughout, and a large dining room area makes this home very desirable with all it offers! Great storage space for all your things. Bring your imagination to design it with your own personal touches. Laundry area is conveniently located in the backyard area. Don't miss the huge enclosed back yard where you can play...
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Posted on 12/09/2020
Recipe: Traditional Italian Macaroni Soup
Image by Valter Cirillo from Pixabay In Italy, it's long been a cherished tradition to harvest beans, place the pods over the ground under the autumn sun, then store the sun-dried beans for wintertime. On brisk days, beans would be cooked up with a medley of vegetables and pasta. When the cook tossed dry pasta tossed into the...
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Posted on 12/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 685 The Village, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Spectacular end-unit townhouse in The Village resort style community! This is a rare opportunity to own one of the only end unit two story ocean view townhomes in the Village. First floor features an open layout with an updated kitchen with newer cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. Living room opens to a spacious balcony looking out towards the ocean- a great space to sit and enjoy the sunset! Both bedrooms are located on the second floor and feature walk-in closets. Spacious master bedroom has huge views of the Pacific Ocean with Juliet balcony. Situated in a well managed community with two pools,...
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Posted on 12/02/2020
Avoid Surprises When Picking Home Contractors
If you've ever experienced the frustration of paying more than necessary for home repairs, remodeling, or upgrades, you're not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another, and it's not a pleasant feeling! The good news is that if you make up your mind to do a little research, ask questions, request a free quote,...
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