Edward Uriarte Blog

Read about the latest Market Trends, Southern California living conditions, and how to invest in Southern California Real Estate. Featuring Real Estate and Community News for Pasadena, San Marino, South Pasadena, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Alhambra, Whittier, San Gabriel Valley, North East Los Angeles, and Greater Los Angeles Area. 

May 17, 2024

Sellers Don’t know which Continent to be an Expat

Sellers Don’t know which continent to be an Expat

Hey, homeowners! Looking to move out of the country and become an Expat? Let's explore a few places together.

If you are thinking of ditching your ride, taxi, tram, or train. The best way to incorporate yourself is by walking your community and knowing the locals. Here are some of the most walkable cities around the globe: Wellington, New Zealand - Madrid, Spain - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ready to explore the possibilities of being an Expat? Let's chat to get you the full list of the communities to possibly call home away from home! Send me a message, and let's find the perfect town for you. 

Posted in Selling Your Home
May 13, 2024

New Rules for Home Sellers!

New Rules for Home Sellers!

Hey, homeowners! Ready to learn the latest rules for selling your home? Let's dive into The New Rules for Sellers!

Attention, sellers! It's time to get ahead of the game with The New Rules for Sellers. First rule: spruce up your home for maximum appeal. Declutter, clean, and add some pops of color to catch buyers' eyes. Next, pricing is key – be realistic and strategic to attract the right buyers. Don't forget about virtual tours and high-quality photos to showcase your home online. And lastly, trust the experts – partnering with a knowledgeable team can make all the difference in selling your home quickly and for top dollar. With these new rules, you'll be on your way to a successful sale in no time!

Ready to master The New Rules for Sellers and sell your home with confidence? Let's chat! Send me a message, and let's make your selling journey a breeze. Don't miss out on this opportunity to sell your home quickly and for the best price! 

Posted in Selling Your Home
May 7, 2024

Why Stage Your Home

Why Stage Your Home

Hey, friends! Ever wonder why staging your home is key to selling it quickly and for top dollar? Let's find out!

Imagine walking into a beautifully staged home – cozy couches, fresh flowers, and everything in its place. That's the magic of staging! It helps buyers see the potential of your home and imagine themselves living there. By decluttering, arranging furniture, and adding some stylish touches, you create a welcoming atmosphere that buyers fall in love with. Staging highlights your home's best features and makes it stand out in a crowded market, leading to faster sales and higher offers.

Ready to stage your home and maximize its selling potential? Let's chat! Send me a message, and let's get your home ready to impress. Don't miss out on this important step in selling your home! 

 

Posted in Selling Your Home
May 7, 2024

Top 10 Places to Live in Los Angeles

Top 10 Places to Live in Los Angeles

Hey friends! Are you ready to discover the top 10 places to live in Los Angeles? Let's explore together!

Picture this: sunny beaches, vibrant cities, and stunning mountain views. Los Angeles has it all! From the bustling streets of Los Angeles to the laid-back vibes of Malibu, there's a perfect place for everyone. Want to be close to the action? Check out the trendy neighborhoods of Santa Monica, Pasadena, or Downtown LA. Prefer a more relaxed atmosphere? Consider the charming community of Los Feliz or the picturesque suburbs of San Marino. Whether you're a beach bum, city slicker, or nature lover, Los Angeles has the ideal spot for you to call home!

Ready to find your dream home in Los Angeles? Let's chat! Send me a message to start your journey to living in one of these amazing places. Don't miss out on the chance to live in paradise! 

Jan. 11, 2024

Just Listed: 10520 Myrtle Street

NORTHWEST DOWNEY

10520 Myrtle Street
4 UNITS • 8 BD • 4 BA • 9,361 LOT SF • $1,550,000

Welcome to 10520 Myrtle Street in Downey, CA! Featuring 4 units, this spacious multi-family property is a fantastic investment opportunity as a rental property or a great place to call home - live in one unit and rent out the rest!

Each spacious unit includes bright and inviting interiors including: 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, and shared garage. Outside, you'll find plenty of space for all units to share in addition to a shared driveway with a couple spots for additional parking. The property also offers off-street parking for convenience. Some units offer yard space - great for a patio or a garden.

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Downey - A Diverse & Dynamic SoCal City

The City of Downey, home to more than 113,000 residents in 12.41 square miles, is a diverse and dynamic community in the heart of Los Angeles County, approximately 15 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, approximately 15 miles from Downtown Long Beach, and 5 miles from Orange County. With easy access to major highways 5 / 710 / 105 / 605, commuting to other parts of the city is a breeze.

Convenience is key at 10520 Myrtle in Downey. Community, dining, shopping and entertainment are just minutes away including Downey High School, Downey City Library, Downey Theatre, Promenade at Downey, Discovery Sports Complex and more! Discover the charm of downtown Downey with Porto's Bakery, LOOK Dine-in Cinemas, and Farmers Markets.
Schedule a Viewing
This spacious multi-family property is a fantastic investment opportunity or a great place to call home. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this magnificent multi-family property to start your investment real estate portfolio. Schedule a Viewing today, call/text Edward at (626) 817-3238 or email: Edward@EdwardUriarte.com
Dec. 6, 2023

Just Listed: 8340 Luxor St

SouthEaST DOWNEY
8340 Luxor Street
3 UNITS • 6 BD • 3 BA • 11,195 LOTSF • $1,250,000
Welcome to 8340 Luxor St in Downey, CA! This spacious multi-family property is a fantastic investment opportunity as a rental property or or a great place to call home–live in one unit and rent out the rest!
Featuring 3 units, each spacious unit includes 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, in-unit washer and dryer hook-ups, and garage. The interior of each unit is bright and inviting, with ample size windows that let in an abundance of natural light. Some units offer yard space great for a patio or gardening. Outside, you'll find plenty of space for all units to share in addition to a shared driveway with a couple spots for uncovered parking. The property also offers off-street parking for convenience.
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Downey - A Diverse & Dynamic SoCal City
The City of Downey, home to more than 113,000 residents in 12.41 square miles, is a diverse and dynamic community in the heart of Los Angeles County, approximately 15 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, approximately 15 miles from Downtown Long Beach, and 5 miles from Orange County. With easy access to major highways 5 / 710 / 105 / 605, commuting to other parts of the city is a breeze.
Convenience is key at 8340 Luxor St in Downey. Community, dining, shopping and entertainment are just minutes away including Downey High School, Downey City Library, Downey Theatre, Promenade at Downey, Discovery Sports Complex and more! Discover the charm of downtown Downey with Porto's Bakery, LOOK Dine-in Cinemas, and Farmers Markets.
Schedule a Viewing
This spacious multi-family property is a fantastic investment opportunity or a great place to call home. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this magnificent multi-family property to start your investment real estate portfolio. Schedule a Viewing today, call/text Edward at (626) 817-3238 or email: Edward@EdwardUriarte.com
Nov. 20, 2023

Cooking Up Cheer: Find Inspiration from Across the Country Now!

COOKING ACROSS THE COUNTRY by COMPASS - Just in time for the holidays, we’re excited to share Cooking Across The Country Cookbook, a collection of heartfelt recipes from our Compass Agents around the nation. Just as we take pride in helping you find the perfect home, we are equally passionate about sharing the warmth of the holiday season through the art of cooking. We invite you to savor these recipes, envisioning the joy they can bring to your own gatherings. As a Los Angeles-raised local realtor with over 25 years of experience, my commitment extends beyond real estate transactions—it's about creating lasting connections and fostering a sense of community. Whether you are considering a new home or settling into your current abode, may these recipes inspire you to create beautiful memories with your loved ones. Here's to a season of connection, celebration, and the prospect of finding and creating – Your Home, Your Dreams - with Compass Real Estate & Edward Uriarte and Associates. Wishing you a delightful journey through these pages and a joyous holiday season!

Click here to View & Download the COOKING ACROSS THE COUNTRY COOKBOOK by COMPASS

 

Baked Brie with Apples & Cranberries
recipe found on page 15 of the Cooking Across the Country Cookbook by COMPASS

Cheesy Pull Apart Christmas Tree
recipe found on page 17 of the Cooking Across the Country Cookbook by COMPASS

Blue Ridge Mountain Mule
recipe found on page 14 of the Cooking Across the Country Cookbook by COMPASS


 

Nov. 17, 2023

Compass Curated Magazine Fall/Winter 2023

NOW AVAILABLE - The 2023 Fall/Winter issue of the Compass Curated Magazine has landed. From dreamy countryside havens and refreshing waterfront retreats that redefine relaxation, discover our carefully curated selection of the nation's most remarkable properties by the Luxury Division at Compass. Explore the extraordinary and turn your luxury dreams into a reality.

Click here to view the Compass Curated Magazine • 2023 Fall/Winter Issue

 

Ready to make your dream home a reality? Contact us today at Edward Uriarte and Associates. As an LA-raised local with over 25+ years of Real Estate experience, we’re here to help you navigate this process and help you get your home, your dreams! Reach out today, call/text Edward at (626) 817-3238 or email: Edward@EdwardUriarte.com

 

Nov. 7, 2023

Just Listed • 10701 La Reina St & 10429 Western Ave

Two Multi-Family Properties in Downey
Fantastic opportunities to House Hack or Invest in Southern California

Don't miss out on the opportunity to own one of these spacious multi-family properties to start your investment real estate portfolio. Just south of DTLA and north of Long Beach, these properties are minutes from shopping, dining, and entertainment options near downtown Downey, including Porto's Bakery, LOOK Dine-in Cinemas, and Downey Landing. With easy access to major highways 5/710/105/605, commuting to other parts of the city is a breeze.
NORTHWEST DOWNEY
10701 La Reina Avenue
4 UNITS 7 BD 8 BA 4597 SF $1,650,000
Welcome to 10701 La Reina Ave in Downey, CA! This spacious multi-family property is a fantastic investment opportunity or a great place to call home. Featuring 4 units, this home/investment provides plenty of space for a large or extended family. The interior of each unit is bright and inviting, with ample size windows that let in an abundance of natural light. Outside, you'll find plenty of space for all units to share. The property also offers off-street parking for convenience. Learn more
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NORTHWEST DOWNEY
10429 Western Avenue
2 UNITS 4 BD 2 BA 1904 SF $950,000
Welcome Home to 10429 Western Ave • Featuring two houses on one lot, this home/investment provides plenty of space for a large or extended family. Outside, you'll find a generous amount of space to share each unit with its own yard. The property also offers a shared driveway for parking and off-street parking for convenience. Learn More
Schedule a Viewing
Don't miss out on the opportunity to own one of these spacious multi-family properties to start your investment real estate portfolio. Learn more or Schedule a Viewing today, call/text Edward at (626) 817-3238 or email: Edward@EdwardUriarte.com
Oct. 7, 2023

Jumbo Loans: What are They and Who are They For?

 

A jumbo loan, also known as a jumbo mortgage, is a type of home loan that exceeds the conforming loan limits set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). In the United States, these limits are put in place to regulate the size of loans that can be purchased or guaranteed by government-sponsored entities like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Jumbo loans are not eligible for purchase by these entities, so they typically have different requirements and terms compared to conforming loans.

Jumbo loans are typically sought by individuals who are interested in purchasing high-value properties that exceed the conforming loan limits. Here are some common scenarios where individuals or groups may be interested in jumbo loans:

Real Estate Investors: Real estate investors who want to finance the purchase of high-value investment properties may turn to jumbo loans, especially in markets where property values are significantly above the conforming loan limits.

Homeowners in High-Cost Areas: In regions with high real estate prices, even moderately-sized homes can exceed conforming loan limits. Homebuyers in such areas may need jumbo loans to finance their primary residences.

Move-Up Buyers: Homeowners looking to upgrade to a larger, more expensive home may use a jumbo loan to facilitate the purchase.

High-Value Homebuyers: Jumbo loans are used by individuals or families looking to purchase luxury homes, upscale properties, or homes in expensive real estate markets where standard conforming loan limits are insufficient to cover the purchase price.

Self-Employed Borrowers: Self-employed individuals often have more complex financial situations and may seek jumbo loans to purchase high-value homes. They may need to provide additional documentation to prove their income and creditworthiness.

It's important to note that eligibility for jumbo loans often depends on factors such as creditworthiness, income, and the specific requirements of the lending institution. Borrowers should be prepared to provide extensive financial documentation and meet stricter criteria compared to conforming loans. Additionally, the terms and conditions of jumbo loans can vary from one lender to another, so it's advisable to shop around for the best terms and consult with a mortgage professional to determine the most suitable loan for your needs.

 

Have additional real estate questions that you’d like us to answer? Call or text us today at: (626) 817-3238 or shoot us an email at: Edward@EdwardUriarte.com
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