Thanksgiving Festivities

With Thanksgiving around tomorrow's corner, if you're sticking around town this year, you might want to do something different this year.  From feeding the homeless, to taking in a Laugh Factory show, I've put together a list of the best activities, volunteer opportunities, and places to go eat out [...]

Upcoming Events | November

Looking for something more to do than just wait for turkey coma... or suffer from turkey coma?  Here's a few things going on around town in the next few weeks that you might just want to step out of the house for. Friday 11/22/13 LOS ANGELES: Car buffs [...]

Advantages to Buying and Selling During the Holidays

As the holidays are fast approaching many of you might be considering to either hold off on shopping for a new home or pulling your house off the market until the “busy season” sometime in the spring. Just yesterday I was explaining to sellers all the reasons they should [...]

The World According to Syd | Market Update Ending 11/15/13

Want to check on what the markets have been doing?  Read the latest weekly update by Syd Leibovitch, Rodeo Realty's President. Stocks hit record highs again this week. Numbers were boosted this week by remarks made by new Fed chief Janet Yellen at her Senate confirmation hearing in which [...]

Infographic: California’s Most Wanted

The California Association of Realtors recently released their most recent infographic: The Most Wanted List.  I found this list to go hand in hand with the "What Buyer's Want" from a few weeks past.  It's a good list of features that buyers are looking for - and a good [...]

Happy Armistice Day–I mean–Veteran’s Day!

"The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."  Thank you to all the courageous men and woman--past, present, and future--defending abroad or at home.  So how did Veteran's Day start, you ask? Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day and took place on the 11th day of the [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 11/08/13

The  latest update  according to Syd Leibovitch, Rodeo Realty President: Interest rates and stocks rose this week on better than expected economic news. The following reports came out this week: Unemployment: Defying expectations of a weak labor market in the face of the government shutdown, the economy added 204,000 jobs in [...]

How HGTV Made My Husband Have an Opinion on Home Decor  

As a Realtor it goes without saying that my default TV channel HGTV. Whenever I flip on our bedroom TV on those rare weekend mornings off I am inevitably greeted to the sounds of contractors swinging hammers, first time home buyers bickering about closet space and yards (or bathrooms, [...]

What Buyers DON’T Want?

Not too long ago I posted an infographic from the California Association of REALTORS on what buyers are looking for.  Well, in that same vein, here's what they definitely don't want to see.  It's a good list for sellers to take note of--especially the next time you consider doing [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 11/01/13

Interest rates are holding steady and housing prices are yet again above a year ago's pricing.  Check out what Syd has to say about what markets have been doing this past week! On Tuesday of this week both the Dow and S&P 500 hit record closing highs and the [...]

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