FlexClose Funding: The Smart Solution for Stress-Free Home Closings

Buying a home is a major milestone, but it can also be a stressful experience, especially when it comes to the closing process. Fortunately, there's a solution that can help make closing on a home a stress-free experience: FlexClose Funding.

With FlexClose Funding, homebuyers can close on their loan at a time and location that's most convenient for them, eliminating the need to take time off work or rearrange schedules to attend a closing appointment.

The process is simple: once your loan is approved, you'll work with your lender to schedule a closing appointment at your home, your realtor's office, a coffee shop–wherever is best for you! Your lender will then coordinate with…

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On March 27th, The California Housing Finance Agency launched the Dream for All program that would allocate $300M in down payment assistance to first-time home buyers. Qualified applicants who are accepted to the program will receive interest-free loans to be used to make up to a 20% down payment on a house.

Now, less than 2 weeks after the program opened to the public, the CalHFA has announced that it expects to run out of those funds by April 10th. Additionally, qualified applicants must lock-in their Dream for All loans by April 12th at 3 pm. 

If you think you might qualify for this program and want to take advantage of it, there's no time to waste! If you want more information,  email us or give us a call at (323) 412-9060.

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NEW LISTING: CHARMING 3 Bed/2Ba Home in Pacoima

Bright, airy, and inviting, this 3br/2ba contemporary home sits on a quiet street in Pacoima. Extensive updates have been made on the property including the roof, double pane vinyl windows,  new drought tolerant native landscaping with drip system, and fresh paint on the interior and exterior.

KEY info:
  • $675,000
  • 1,180 sqft on a 9,408 sqft lot 
  • Attached garage
  • Fenced in backyard
  • Refurbished original hardwood floors
  • Sold as-is

Check out the full listing here or call Ben Nicolas at (323) 412-9060 to schedule a showing.

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Highland Park

Performances through January 8th, 2023

This all-puppet adaption of The Nutcracker is made for kids, but parents will delight in this whimsical show as well. 

Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 4949 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Get tickets here.



Sat. December 17: Noon - 5pm; Sun. December 18: Noon - 5 pm; Fri. December 23: Noon - 5pm

Get a picture of the little ones with Santa at Ovation Hollywood's free digital photo booth. There are no reservations and photos are delivered immediately to your email inbox. 

Ovation Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028

Get more information here.



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New Listing! 2659 Thorpe Ave in Cypress Park - $699,000

This 2 on one lot duplex in the Cypress Park area of Los Angeles is a great investment opportunity for a first time home buyer. It's a heavy fixer-upper, but that's reflected in the listing price. 

Key Features:
  • 2-units with no shared walls on 4,003 square foot lot
  • Front house: 2br/1ba
  • Back house above garage: 1br/1ba
  • 2-car garage, plus additional driveway parking
  • Gated front yard
  • Delivered vacant upon closing
  • Sold as-is

Check out the property below, and to set up a showing, call Ben Nicolas at (323) 412-9060.

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Deadline to Apply for the Los Angeles Section 8 Housing Waitlist is October 30th by 5 PM

For the first time in 5 years, The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles opened up applications to be placed on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This federal government program assists very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled in affording safe and sanitary housing by providing participants with vouchers that they can use towards their rent. Applying for the program does not guarantee you a voucher; instead, you will be entered into a lottery, and those chosen will be put on the Section 8 waitlist.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 18+ or an emancipated minor in accordance with California law. 
  • Must be either a…

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The Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program has been in place since the beginning of the pandemic, and it’s put a freeze on evictions and rent hikes for people in rent-controlled housing. Now that things are (kind of) back to normal, LA City Council has been trying to figure out when to lift some or all of these protections. Last week on September 28th, the LAHD Adhoc committee made recommendations to the Council, that they hoped would be a compromise between the landlords who wanted protections lifted and tenants who wanted them to remain in place. 

On October 4th, the City Council considered the committee's suggestions and made their final decisions on when and how to roll back the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. On October 13th, Mayor…

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If you've been wanting to buy a new home in Los Angeles but have been too afraid to get involved in a red-hot bidding war, it's time to come out of hiding.

Over the last couple of years, buying real estate has become a competitive sport thanks partly to historically low mortgage interest rates triggered by the pandemic. According to a Doug Elliman report, bidding wars in Los Angeles peaked last quarter, but luckily for potential buyers, this trend will be cooling down a bit now that interest rates have gone back up. 

For those looking to sell their home, this likely means forgoing the practice of setting the listing price under market value in the hopes of triggering a bidding war. This strategy, also known as "testing the market" might have…

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