Stephanie Payab - Encino, CA Real Estate, Tarzana, CA Real Estate, Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate


For those who want to simplify the homebuying process, crafting a budget is ideal. Because if you tailor your house search to your finances, you can eliminate the risk of spending beyond your means to acquire your dream residence.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you budget for the homebuying journey.

1. Analyze Your Financial Situation

Request a copy of your credit report – you'll be glad you did. You are eligible to receive a free copy of your credit report annually from each of the three credit reporting bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). Once you have your credit report, you can assess your credit score and take steps to improve it as needed.

Getting your credit report can help you identify outstanding debt and other financial issues that may make it tough to acquire a house. If you can correct these issues today, you can eliminate the risk that they could impact your ability to buy your dream residence in the near future.

2. Consider Your Homebuying Expenses

The price of a home is one of many financial considerations that a buyer will need to evaluate during the property buying journey. Fortunately, if you map out your homebuying expenses, you can ensure that you'll have the finances available to cover these costs as you pursue your dream home.

For example, a property inspection may be used to assess a house's condition before you finalize a home purchase. This inspection will require you to hire a professional home inspector, so you will need to make sure you have the money available to cover the cost of this homebuying expense.

You should consider home closing costs as well. And if you start saving for home closing fees and other homebuying expenses, you won't have to worry about scrambling to get the money to cover these costs as you navigate the property buying journey.

3. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Pre-approval for a mortgage is a must, regardless of your homebuying goals. If you meet with a variety of banks and credit unions, you can analyze your home financing options and select a mortgage that suits you perfectly.

Banks and credit unions are happy to teach you about different types of mortgages and how each type of mortgage works. Plus, if you have any mortgage questions, banks and credit unions are ready to respond to your queries right away.

As you prepare to pursue your dream house, you also may want to hire a real estate agent. In addition to helping you streamline your search for your ideal residence, a real estate agent can put you in touch with the top mortgage professionals in your area, help you plan ahead for various homebuying expenses and much more.

If you want to conduct a successful home search, it may be a good idea to prepare a homebuying budget. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can craft a homebuying budget so you can accelerate the process of acquiring your dream house.



This listing was recently rented for $10,500.

16200 Bertella Drive, Encino, CA 91436  

Rental
$12,949
Price
$10,500
Rental Price
4
Bedrooms
4
Baths
Best views in the Valley and very motivated!! Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Encino, is a mid-century modern transitional home you won’t want to miss. Reclaimed wood from the Hollywood Bowl (former seating), frames the living/dining rooms, which includes a built-in seat. Walls of glass with sliding doors showcase the sparkling pool & stunning valley views. This area also features a fireplace & custom bookcases with ample storage. Built for entertaining is a chef's kitchen w/ magnificent island. From the oversized pantry, accented by a Tiffany blue door, 2 stainless ASKO dishwashers, farmhouse sink, and stainless Subzero refrigerator with glass door, to the Blue Star range which compliments the Carrara countertops and smoky hued custom cabinets. Even enjoy passing items outside through a “margarita window” when entertaining your guests. Spectacular views from every room with easy outside access to the many patio areas makes for seamless indoor/outdoor living. A laundry rm w/ 2 washers/ 2 dryers, and marble folding table. 3 nice-sized bedrooms up and 1 down, with an additional bonus room located downstairs. Light/ bright master, emphasized by high ceilings, large windows, a private balcony, and amazing views. A French-inspired master bath w/ heated floors flanked by vanities with smoked mirror inlay & steam shower. Views, a pool, firepit, entertaining areas don't disappoint outside. Submit your best offer and move in to the coolest house in Encino!


Whether you are searching for the right property to build your dream home, take on a project to remodel or are an investor with a vision, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Located South of Ventura Blvd in the Tarzana Hills, this 5 bedroom 5 bath and over 3500 sf has so much potential. Some noteworthy items: solar for the home, a newer roof, pool in the back yard along with views of the valley complete the picture that can be painted. Bring your ideas and make this your new home!

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Most homes have some sort of an office space set up. Whether you work from home 100% of the time, use your office space from time to time, or just need a space to pay your bills and do a bit of paperwork, your home office space should be comfortable. You’ll need a bit more than a table and chair that is shoved into a corner somewhere in your home. Here are some tips to help you create the perfect home office:


Find The Perfect Space


You’ll need to find a good space for your home office. You should choose a space that doesn’t have too many distractions and is fairly quiet so that you can work. If the nature of your work requires you to have clients stop by, you’ll want to set up the office much differently than if you’re a writer who just enjoys a bit of activity around them. 


Everything That You need Should Be In The Space


While home office furniture should complement furniture in other rooms of the home, you need to be sure that it’s functional. Don’t forget comfortable chairs, a good sized desk and a comfortable desk chair for the office. You can even add some of your favorite decorative pieces in the apace that make you happy and feel peaceful while working. 


Keep The Color Theme One That You Love


Forget bland colors. Paint the walls of your home office a color that you love. If the walls feel vibrant, so too won’t your work feel that way. The color of a room really sets the tone and the mood for a room. You can match your decor around the color that you choose. While you don’t want your office to be sleepy, you also want to choose a color that will keep you calm and focused while working.


Organize The Room Both Ways


If you use your space in the home office both across and upward, you’ll have much more space to store whatever you need in the room. Everything that’s important will also be within an arm’s reach of you. 


Decorate How You Like


Don’t forget that while this is an office, it’s yours right in your home. Just as if you were going to work and would put a picture of your family on your desk, you’ll want to add personal decorative touches to your home office space. These items could include kids’ artwork, vacation pictures, or pictures of places that make you feel happy and peaceful.  

 

Your home office space should be a place of productivity and inspiration. Create it as a separate space, yet an equally stylish part of your own home.


19107 Sarita Place, Tarzana, CA 91356  

Residential
$1,199,000
Price
5
Bedrooms
5/2
Full/Half Baths
Whether you are searching for the right property to build your dream home, take on a project to remodel or are an investor with a vision, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Located South of Ventura Blvd in the Tarzana Hills, this 5 bedroom 5 bath and over 3500 sf has so much potential. Some noteworthy items: solar for the home, a newer roof, pool in the back yard along with views of the valley complete the picture that can be painted. Bring your ideas and make this your new home!




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