Whether you are buying or selling property in today's real estate market, it's important to have confidence in your real estate professional. As a realtor since 1988,I have helped many families make the right decision regarding buying or selling a home. I have earned the nationally recognized designations of GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative),SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist), and SFR (Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource). This training and education has provided me with additional knowledge and information which benefits my clients by giving me the resources to help them make an informed decision.
As a member of the National Association of Realtors, I follow and abide by the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, which means that my clients are assured of receiving service that is of the highest honor and integrity. I am also a member of the California Association of Realtors, Glendale Association of Realtors, and the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, which includes Burbank, the San Fernando Valley, and Santa Clarita. A real estate transaction is one of the most important decisions a person will make. Let me put my experience to work for you. My goal is to make your transaction as stress-free and pleasant as possible. As part of my marketing strategy for sellers and buyers, I utilize the internet, Realtor.com, the local MLS, real estate websites such as Google real estate, Yahoo real estate, Trulia, Zillow, and virtual tours, to provide maximum exposure for my client‘s properties.
If you are considering buying or selling a home in Burbank, Glendale, the San Fernando Valley, and northeast Los Angeles, or would just like additional information about real estate in your neighborhood, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
+ Realtor since 1988
+ Earned National Designations of GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative), and SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist).
+ Experienced in distressed property transactions.
+ Member of CAR, GAOR and SRAR
+ Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Designation
There are wide array of benefits for buying real property. From social to economic, and even political, benefits of owning real property can't be easily counted. Real property offers an anchorage to family geographic zoning. Owners enjoy the benefits of forming closer connections with their community, through local businesses, schools, worship places and neighbors.
As always, economic benefit is a good starting point. Did you know that by paying $900/month rent you are throwing away $54,000? Yes, rent is a waste of money. Rent can't be even claimed in tax returns. In contrast, monthly payments towards mortgage payment plan will expand homeowners' wealth as equity is created. Moreover, buying a real property increases credit rating through regular payment history and location security. Even more, real property buyers can claim interest in their yearly tax returns (consult a tax expert for more details).
On the political level, homeowners exercise more influence on political decision makers. Because most county and state profits are based on real property taxes, politicians answer demands of property owners before renters (who are usually relocating). For example, when the financial crisis struck the U.S. markets in middle of 2007, the federal government quickly enacted laws to protect property owners. The same issue played a crucial role in 2008 Presidential elections.
In addition to economic and political benefits, real property buyers enjoy better social standings. Because property owners are more constraint to move, they form social networks with their local community. Neighbors invite each other for birthdays and other events. Housewives form local groups to help raise the children of the community. Even in safety, most communities utilize local neighborhood watches to keep crime level at a low level.
Finally, by buying a real property, individuals achieve the American Dream. Thanks to the U.S. government system, ownership rights are at the foundational core of the United States. A sense of accomplishment and satisfaction beholds property owners as they are free to express themselves within their own castles. Buying real property is as simple as desires of potential buyers.This information is an estimate and for research purposes only. The estimate is based on prevailing rates typical in the industry and your own input concerning salary and assets, which JohnHart has no way of verifying. The estimate does not purport to include every potential expense involved in purchasing a home (including but not limited to taxes and HOA fees) which can vary widely by property and location. Neither JohnHart nor any of its affiliates make any warranties or guarantees in any way about the likelihood of obtaining a loan for a house and on what terms (if at all) a prospective buyer may be able to obtain a loan. Prospective buyers must consult a lender for qualification and for terms of qualification according to a buyer’s financial situation at the time and the property sought. This information only represents an estimate based on average financial terms prevailing at the time and may be different from what you see from a lender depending on, amongst other things, your individual financial situation and time period during which you seek a loan.