Home Buying Process


Every home buyer has their unique needs and concerns. As an expert real estate professional, I aide my buyers in finding and acquiring rare opportunities in real estate properties in a very simple, strategic and successful step. Whether it’s a family home that creates wonderful family memories or an investment property that establishes wealth for my clients. One of the biggest invaluable assets that I offer my buyers are my network from various communities and industry professionals. 

The Preapproval Process

After carefully determining your budget and calculating how much you can afford to purchasing your next home, the most important step in the home buying process is obtaining a preapproval letter from a lender. The process of getting a preapproval from a lender typically involves submitting a mortgage application and providing various documents related to income, employment, and credit history. The lender will review the information provided, and may also perform a credit check and verify employment. Based on this information, the lender will determine how much they are willing to lend, as well as the interest rate and terms of the loan. If the borrower is approved, they will receive a preapproval letter, which they can use to demonstrate their ability to obtain financing when making an offer on a home. It's important to note that preapproval is not a guarantee of final loan approval, but it can provide a useful starting point in the home buying process.

Finding A Home In Los Angeles

There are a LOT of homes for sale I find on a daily basis that are available in the current real estate marketplace. Whether that’s a single family home, condominium, townhouse or multifamily unit. It all depends on the homebuyer’s lifestyle and financial situation. I curate a suitable property that fits within my buyer’s budget. Once my buyers identify the right home and matches their budget, we can move forward to the next phase in the process.


When my buyers are ready to make the offer, one of the most important steps come into the equation. I offer my buyers one of the most valuable steps in the process - Negotiating. This is not just about throwing an offer price. There is more to it other than price, which can make it compelling for the seller to accept the offer. A compelling offer may be attractive by its terms, such as solid contingencies, credits towards closing costs, or even "seller-paid" points! Whatever the situation calls for, I’m always there to advocate for my buyers success.

Closing The Sale

Once the offer is accepted, we’re still not ready to celebrate. There are many other factors in this stage that can effect the close of sale. To make this process seamless for my buyers, I coordinate and facilitate with all those that play an important roll:

  • Brokers/Agents
  • Inspectors
  • Contractors
  • Appraisers
  • Lenders/Mortgage Bankers
  • Escrow companies
  • Title companies
  • Homeowner’s Association
  • Property Management Companies
  • Home Warranty Companies


See why many of my buyers are satisfied with the level of my service and how referrals become a valuable asset to my success. Contact Me today to find out how I can be of assistance to you!


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Local Featured Homes

2 Beds 3 Baths 23313481 MLS Active Status
First showings Thursday open 11-2. With one of the largest and most usable back yards in the highly sought after Arroyo Woods community, and with only 1 partial common wall, this split-level Traditional life feels more like a large single family home. Sited just above the famed Brookside Golf Course, almost every room boasts head on views from the golf course down to the iconic Rose bowl. Once inside the formal entry, there is direct garage access with attic storage, a laundry room and the primary suite complete with high ceilings, fireplace, large walk-in closet, over-sized bathroom with dual sinks and a lovely private patio. Up just a few stairs, there is a bedroom with a patio overlooking the views, bathroom and an oversized office or den with custom built-ins looking out to the views. The lower level features a powder room, formal dining room, gourmet eat-in chef's kitchen with another private patio/atrium, large wet bar and family/living room with high ceilings, fireplace and sliding glass doors out to the yard. High ceilings throughout. The oversized patio and grass areas are perfect for BBQ's, watching golf and enjoying fireworks from the Rose Bowl. Amongst the private and gated 9 acres of verdantly landscaped grounds, there is a large pool, spa, tennis/pickleball court and plenty of designated guest parking. Move right in or do some updating. Close proximity to Old Town Pasadena.

2025 Rosemont Avenue Unit 2, Pasadena

4 Beds 3 Baths PW23177973 MLS Active Status
Welcome to this exquisite 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom pool home nestled on a spacious corner lot. Boasting a prime location and a host of desirable features, this home is one worth checking out. Upon entering, you'll be greeted by an abundance of natural light and want to cozy up next to the wood burning fireplace. There is hardwood flooring throughout, plenty of storage options with closets, and the flow of the home offers a versatility that is like none other. French doors beckon you to the backyard sanctuary, where a sparkling pool invites you to unwind and enjoy the California sunshine. The expansive yard, sprawling over 6,848 sq ft, provides ample space for outdoor entertaining, gardening, or simply basking in the serene ambiance. For those seeking additional versatility, the detached garage offers a side section that’s perfect for RV parking or tandem parking. Its close proximity to local amenities, parks, and top-rated schools, including George Washington Elementary, Jefferson or Luther Burbank Middle Schools, and either Burbank High or John Burroughs High School, positions this Burbank gem to offer an extraordinary living experience for its fortunate next owner. Additionally, this home is conveniently located near the 5 freeway, ensuring quick and easy access to surrounding areas. It's just a 5-minute drive to the Burbank airport, making travel a breeze, and only 15 minutes away from the excitement of Universal Studios. Plus, the close proximity to The Empire Center ensures fantastic shopping options are just moments away. Don't miss your chance to call this remarkable property your own!

2600 N Buena Vista Street, Burbank

2 Beds 1 Baths BB23177894 MLS Active Status
Located on a charming tree lined street in a desirable area of Burbank, is this updated home that embodies a traditional Spanish style with sophisticated modern touches. The Spanish tiled roof, wooden framed windows, white stucco exterior, and modern landscaping offers a feel for what to expect as you enter this wonderful home. The inviting living room is highlighted by an abundance of natural sunlight, Spanish style fireplace, coved ceiling and beautiful original hardwood flooring that extends into the dining room, hallway, and bedrooms. Notice the unique archway, modern chandelier, and built-in shelving and hutch that add extra charm to the adjacent dining room. The remodeled kitchen has gorgeous cabinetry with gold hardware, wooden floating shelves and countertops, stainless steel appliances, modern tile backsplash and new wood flooring. Each bedroom offers a restful space to retreat after busy days. The bathroom includes a tub shower with subway tiles, tiled flooring, and a pedestal sink. The backyard provides a peaceful space to simply relax or entertain family and friends with dinners under the covered patio. Rounding out the backyard is a bonus room, a perfect at-home office space / studio. There is also a detached garage in the driveway. Living in the media capital of the world, Burbank residents take pride in top-rated schools, parks and recreation offerings, hiking trails, charming Chandler Bike Path, trendy shops, & restaurants. Do not miss this opportunity to own this charming Spanish style home in this impressive city!

720 N Catalina Street, Burbank

2 Beds 1 Baths 23313599 MLS Active Status
Welcome to this classic 1950s post-war home situated on a desirable corner lot at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, down the street from the Rose Bowl and all it has to offer. This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom charmer features original hardwood floors throughout with an open, airy floor plan and abundant natural light. The heart of this home is undoubtedly its bespoke kitchen, thoughtfully designed to combine both style and functionality, featuring butcher block counter tops, a large farmhouse sink, and ample cabinet space. The living room, dining room and breakfast nook flow together in a comfortable, open floor plan. A spacious bathroom features a double sink vanity, subway tile shower and custom storage. Embracing the Southern California indoor/outdoor lifestyle, this property offers three distinct garden spaces. Adjacent to the dining and kitchen areas, you'll discover a private outdoor living room complete with a built-in fireplace and integrated bench seating, creating an idyllic setting for hosting gatherings with friends and family. A lush, grassy yard leads to an another entertaining space ideal for al fresco dining, gardening or simply basking in the sun. Additional highlights of this property include a two-car garage and gated paved parking. Its location is prime - just minutes away from Arroyo Park, the prestigious Brookside Golf Club, Old Town Pasadena, restaurants, shopping and easy freeway access.

1585 Forest Avenue, Pasadena

2 Beds 2 Baths GD23175510 MLS Active Status
An exquisite condo situated in a desirable and sought-out neighborhood of prime Glendale. This spacious top floor, corner unit offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an expansive 1,452 square feet of living space designed for modern urban living. Upon entering, a short hallway to the right leads you to an expansive living room with fireplace, vaulted ceiling, gleaming laminate floors and recessed lighting. An oversized window and balcony door infuse the space with abundant natural light, while the private balcony provides a peaceful retreat perched above Glendale—ideal for sipping morning coffee or unwinding in the evenings. Adjacent to the living room, a convenient wet bar and dining room invite you to enjoy quality time at home. The kitchen boasts tiled floors and countertops, modern appliances, and ample counterspace and storage. The space currently used as a breakfast area can easily be converted to use as a den, office or 3rd bedroom. Both bedrooms are generously sized, with the primary suite featuring multiple closets and a private bathroom. The second bathroom offers a shower in a tub for added convenience. This prime unit also includes an in-unit washer and dryer, access to a fantastic fitness center within the community, and 2 garage spaces. Centrally located in Glendale, this magnificent condo places you just moments away from the finest shopping, dining, and entertainment that the area has to offer. Nearby attractions include the Americana at Brand, Glendale Galleria, Porto’s Bakery, Carousel Restaurant and much more! Don't miss this opportunity!

339 W Wilson Avenue Unit 305, Glendale

2 Beds 2 Baths P1-15136 MLS Active Status
This light-filled, coveted corner-unit loft in the sought-after Prado on Lake Ave building offers urban living in a posh, recently renovated space. This two-bedroom, two-bath unit boasts over 1,600 square feet of flexible living space. As you enter the main living area, a wall of windows lets in abundant natural light. The updated kitchen is open to the main living area and features a breakfast bar, new appliances, and plenty of counter space. Down the central hall is a laundry room, a full bathroom, and a large bedroom with windows overlooking the tree-lined street. At the end of the hall is the primary suite with windows of the same lush tree-lined street, a full bathroom with separate tub and shower, plus a walk-in closet. This loft unit also features hardwood floors, central heat and air, and custom window coverings. The premier amenities in the luxury Prado community are extensive and include 24 hour concierge/security service, a heated pool, reservable 20 seat theater, conference rooms, a top of the line fitness center, large well-appointed entertaining areas with full kitchen, and so much more. This unit includes two side-by-side dedicated parking spaces with private storage in the subterranean parking garage, easily accessible by elevator. All of this is located in the heart of Pasadena's most accessible neighborhood, and just blocks from the best the city has to offer: the Playhouse District, Paseo Colorado, Old Town, the Landmark art house theater, historic Vroman's bookshop, countless restaurants, endless shopping, and easy access to the Metro Gold Line. This condominium is a must see.

840 E Green Street Unit 215, Pasadena

2 Beds 3 Baths P1-15130 MLS Active Status
Discover the perfect blend of tranquility and urban living at this condo in the serene Arroyo Creek Complex. This inviting community is filled with lush landscaping and the soothing sounds of a meandering creek, creating a zen atmosphere. Upon entering Unit 208, a formal entry provides ample space to kick off your shoes, drop your bags, and relax. The kitchen boasts abundant storage, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances, while a convenient breakfast bar seamlessly connects it to the open living area. There is a powder room on this floor, perfect for guests. The heart of the living space centers around a cozy decorative fireplace flanked by bookshelves, while a spacious balcony beckons you to savor your morning coffee, dive into a good book, or tend to your potted garden. Upstairs, two bedroom suites await, one featuring a three-quarter bath, and the primary suite offering two closets, a full bath with dual sinks, and a private balcony. This is the perfect spot to enjoy treetop views and the 4th of July fireworks at the Rose Bowl. A skylight in the hall lets natural light flow into the second floor, as well as the kitchen below. The unit has tons of storage, a large laundry closet for side-by-side washer and dryer, central air and heat, plus the convenience of a two-car detached garage with an automatic door opener. The complex is a peaceful gated community, with a pool and spa to enjoy. Nestled in the heart of Pasadena, this home is just minutes away from the city's finest amenities. Whether you're looking to catch a game at the Rose Bowl or Jackie Robinson Field, want to tee off at Brookside Golf Course, have fun at Kidspace Museum or the famed Pirate Park, or just want to enjoy the Aquatics Center, local museums, shops and restaurants - everything is within easy reach. When you're ready to venture further out, quick freeway access makes it easy to get everywhere you need to go. Welcome to your oasis in the city!

1054 Seco Street Unit 208, Pasadena

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