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Access to relevant, cutting edge and easy-to-understand homebuyer resources make you a stronger partner in your goal of achieving the American dream of home ownership.

Purchasing a home has become a vital part of the American Dream. In today’s highly competitive Northeast LA real estate market, the more you understand about the process of home buying, the more effective you will be as a partner - along with your purchasing agent - in obtaining the best possible price for the perfect home. 

Home buyers of all levels of experience now, more than ever, need every available resource to make sound home buying decisions. Our resources are not the same articles you’ll find on every other agent’s pages. The resources below have been researched and written by our team to offer guidance to homebuyers looking specifically to purchase a home in Northeast Los Angeles. That’s the sort of approach you can expect from Team Tracy. High quality. Original. Personal.

Homebuyer Resource Articles

  • Why be Pre-Approved for a Home Loan When Still Shopping for a House

    It’s almost a requirement for Realtors and sellers to recognize you as a serious buyer by being pre-approved. But in fact, you really are just “pre-qualified.” For most people the fun part of looking for your next home is seeing what houses and neighborhoods look like. But the real work…

  • Understanding the Real Estate Agent’s Commission for NELA Homebuyers

    The agent compensation system in Northeast Los Angeles is designed to ensure smart, smooth transactions that are fair to both buyers and sellers. The process of purchasing a home, particularly for first-time homebuyers, is somewhat opaque. You sign a contract with a broker, who you might view as your shopping…

  • Understanding Home Closing Costs in Southern California

    Real estate closings involves multiple parties performing several tasks to ensure legal transfer of the property, plus a solid loan contract with your lender. Looking to buy a house in Northeast Los Angeles – NELA, as it is known – but unclear of the process and amount of money needed?…

  • The Rules of Attending Open Houses

    Shopping for a home is fun for many people. And while signs for open houses suggest come-one-come-all, you should be both polite and strategic. The real estate sales technique of open houses has taken a hit in recent years. With online listings – complete with photos and videos – much…

  • The Importance of Quality Schools in Northeast Los Angeles

    The rating of a public school is more than a source of community pride. School districts that perform well also have a net-positive effect on home values. It’s not a new idea that homebuyers pay attention to the quality of schools when looking for a new place to live. But…

  • Choosing the Right Neighborhood in NELA

    Northeast Los Angeles has many great homes in extraordinary neighborhoods. Some are more attractive than others – here’s how to know how to choose. Whether you’re looking in Mt. Washington, Garvanza, Glassell Park or Hermon, you are aware that there are some pretty awesome neighborhoods in NELA (Northeast Los Angeles).…

  • Buying a Home in NELA? Hire a Real Estate Team, Not an Agent

    A real estate firm with team depth brings several benefits to the buyer. It’s about more than expertise – it’s about a smooth process and quicker closing. There is no “I” in “team,” right? So do you need a real estate team to put you in your next home? Well,…

  • Choosing a Mortgage Company

    As with shopping for the right home it makes sense to shop for a mortgage. Your payments will last for years so you want to make the smartest choice. When buying a home, in California and elsewhere, a very important part of the process is actually “buying” a mortgage. You…

  • First Time Homebuyer Resources in L.A.

    Whether you are house shopping in NELA (Northeast Los Angeles) or elsewhere in Southern California, there may be a program to take a bite out of your costs. First-time homebuyers in any market face a daunting list of concerns: where to buy, what to buy and how to pay for…

  • House Flipping in NELA: What Buyers Should Know

    The strength of mature neighborhood real estate (built 50 years ago) is many homes are ripe for turnover. Someone will fix those old places – and make money. No one needs to overemphasize the strength of the Los Angeles real estate market in 2016-2017. Median sales prices for all properties…

  • Buying Income Property in Northeast Los Angeles

    Homes in NELA are popular, but “generation rent” means many residents don’t care to buy. Millennials’ aversion to ownership means opportunities for landlords. According to Lending Tree, the online loan company, Millennials in Los Angeles have a low propensity for buying homes compared to their counterparts across the country. As…

  • Choosing a Buyer’s Real Estate Agent in Northeast Los Angeles

    If you think you can do better at buying a house without a real estate broker – and minus a broker’s fees – think again. It’s smarter to choose a good agent. There are individuals who believe they know how to shop for a home without a Realtor representing them.…

tracy 150x175Licensed and certified listing agent Tracy King has achieved President's Circle, Premier and Elite honors in recognition for her performance selling real estate in the communities of Northeast Los Angeles. When selling real estate, it makes good sense to hire an agent who posses demonstrable success at selling homes and exceeding expectations in both service and the final sales price. If you are looking to sell - or purchase - a home in Northeast Los Angeles, please call Tracy King today at 626-827-9795.