Tag Archives: Teles Properties

Bragging Rights Of The Fraudulent Kind

Morning Coffee

Enjoying my morning coffee and   LA Times, NY Style.

I never thought the Treasury Department’s thresholds for reporting the people behind cash purchases of residential real estate would make me face my bi-Coastal allegiances.

Having grown up in New York, and having lived in Los Angeles for more than half of my life, I’m conflicted. I read the New York Times (electronic edition) every day. I also read the Los Angeles Times (print edition), which, jonesing for a NY experience, I fold in the manner I learned in fourth grade so as to more easily read it on the subway. [That this was taught to me in school as part of the curriculum says volumes about the veneration of The Times. But I digress…]

I identify as a New Yorker, especially when it comes to claiming unparalleled authority on topics such as bagels and pizza. Even more so, I wear the mantle of having grown up in Manhattan with unwarranted snobbery over those from Long Island or New Jersey ― unwarranted as I was simply lucky to have parents cool enough to live in the city, and did not attain that rank of my own merits. Continue reading

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Does the recovering housing market keep away investment buyers?

Does the recovering housing market keep away investment buyers?

KPCC’s Airtalk does a great job of covering local (Los Angeles) and national issues. Yesterday’s show was about the housing market and how buyers with loans are having a hard time competing against all cash buyers.  It’s a good segment.  The segment is worth a listen, but if you want to hear my personal take, my call comes in around the 5:45 mark.

Click here to listen to the segment.

The Cheviot Hills Report for August 23, 2012

Is it possible for a real estate agent to discuss the current inventory, and why it’s the perfect time to list a home for under $1,500,000 while grilling tofu?  I answer the question to these burning questions in this video!

Cheviot Hills Report – April 20, 2012

The first quarter numbers are in, and Cheviot Hills is holding its own compared to the same quarter in 2011.  If you don’t believe me, watch the exciting and action packed video and learn all about average days on market, average prices, and the average $/Square Foot.  Plus, if you act now, you’ll learn my secrets of winning the lottery.