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Here's where we will tell you about best buys on real estate.  These best buys on real estate can include homes for sale or homes for rent.  We will tell you about condos and townhouses as well as single family homes and investment properties that are available.  You will be able to fnd links direct to the seller's website or to the realtor's website so you can get more information.  We will be concentrating on real estate for sale or for rent in the Southern California area including homes for sale or rent in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.


Update February 2, 2016  I have a problem with real estate agents who tell me that a house for sale is selling for "below market value." My problem with that statement is that the actual market value for any home isn't known until the home actually sells and the checks change hands. Any price before that moment is only an estimate. To say that a home is priced at "below market value" is best a guess.

The other day a Realtor friend showed me photos of a house with a master bathroom in need of remodeling and upgrades. He said the house was priced "below market value" because of the need for the remodeling. I said to him it is wrong to say the home was priced at "below market value" becuase that particular home, with that bathroom in need of remodeling, had its own market value and could not be priced the way other houses in the neighborhood could be priced.

Indeed every home is unique and every home has its own market value. Even identical homes on the same block would not necessarily have the same market value if one was painted blue and one was painted green, or if one was in the middle of the block while one was on the corner.

This is why I reject phrases and descriptions that include "below market value." All homes have a unique market value and to say that one is priced lower than others only means that its market value is not the same market value that another home has.


Update January 18, 2016  A friend of mine pointed out to me that there are some big differences between what several online real estate websites say homes are worth in hisneighborhood. Another friend who was in the discussion said the best way to determine the market value is to ask a real estate professional. I disagreed with the idea of depending on a real estate professional. Unfortunately anyone including a real estate professional can give you a "market value" for your home. But that doesn't mean the real estate professional's estimate is what the property will sell for.

A bitter fact is any real estate professional can tell you that your home is worth a certain price to lure you into giving them the sales listing. The fact is market values are set only when the checks change hands and the deed is delivered. Yesterday's selling price is not tomorrow's selling price.

Unfortunately it's happened too many times: a real estate agent says "your home should sell for XXX dollars..." and three months later the agent is telling you to accept a lower bid because that's all you're going to get.

Yes, you should ask a real estate professional for guidance on pricing and you should check what websites have for prices in the area. But these are estimates at best of what will happen.


Update January 2, 2018  If you're living abroad when you sell your home and need to exchange these dollars into foreign currency like Euro, or British Pound, you will be facing the uncertainty of the fluctuations of the currency markets. By the time you actually your home and the papers have been signed and the checks exchanged, currencies can heavily fluctuate and directly affect the bottom line of your sale. This is why you should consider those specialized companies that can help minimize the uncertainty of currency exchange by fixing a future rate today. For more information view World First Currency Transfer, a FinCEN licensed operator.


Update June 14, 2014  Realtor Pascal Angelini is now presenting in Northridge a magnificent home in Northridge with luxury inside and out including a spectacular pool area, designer kitchen, magnificent master suite plus four more bedrooms, and in a safe, guarded community.  Watch our Best Buys TV Show report below and for more information contact Realtor Pascal Angelini at 818-730-0927.


Update May 22, 2014  Realtor Pascal Angelini is presenting for sale a beautiful home in the Chevy Chase Country Club area at 1700 Golf Club Drive, Glendale, California 91206.  The home has four large bedrooms including a magnificent master suite, plus three bathrooms including the spa-styled master bath with a dual shower, and amazing there is amazing closet space throughout the home.  There is a long patio running along of the back of the home that is perfect for parties and offers lots of privacy because of the canyon and hills in the back.  Our Best Buys TV Show report is below.

Realtor Pascal Angelini


Update April 2, 2014  Realtor Pascal Angelini is now offering a stunning home in Northwest Glendale that offers a luxurious combination of privacy and panoramic views and elegant living spaces.  The home has more than 2,700 square feet of elegant living space and it has a magnificent canyon view which also offers privacy.  The formal living room has a fireplace and high ceilings and there is a formal dining room with magnificent canyon views and a gourmet kitchen with plenty of room for any chef to work.  The kitchen also includes quality cabinetry, appliances and a grand center island.

This executive home has three large bedrooms and three baths and the master bedroom and bath are large and magnificent.  The home is priced at $835,000 and it comes with million dollar views.  Watch our Best Buys TV Show report below.

Pascal Angelini Realtor
Cal BRE License #01421035


Update March 15, 2014  Now available is a magnificent home for entertaining near Mt. Washington in the Los Angeles area.  This four level home features three bedrooms plus three bathrooms and magnificent hill top views in Glassel Park, with patios and a special kitchen and bathroom for entertaining and a wine cellar.  The area is private and exclusive and the price is remarkable.  Contact Realtor Pascal Angelini by calling his office at 818-476-3050 or by email at and he can provide more information about this amazing property.  The home is at 3773 Cazador Street in Glassel Park.  Our Best Buys TV Show report is below.

This property offers an amazing view of downtown Los Angeles and Griffith Park and is perfect for entertaining.  It is also an ideal property for an executive who wants to be away from the noise and traffic found in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood and West Los Angeles.

Realtor Pascal Angelini can also discuss with you foreclosure sales, short sales and listing your property for sale.

Pascal Angelini Realtor
Cal BRE License #01421035


Update October 1, 2012  The asking price on this condo was reduced and is lower than what was shown on our TV show and it is lower than in the video below.  In our TV report, we previewed this three bedroom, two and one-half bathroom condominium in San Gabriel that is in move-in condition.  And because this is not a foreclosure and because this is not a short sale, a buyer can close and move-in quickly.  This condo was built in 2008 and has 1,920 square feet with large bedrooms, two full bathrooms, large tubs, a two-car garage and a rooftop patio.  The kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances, the refrigerator is included, and there are granite countertops and stylish cabinets and the living room and dining area have open walls which are perfect for entertaining.  The bedrooms are on upper floors for privacy. The large master bedroom has a master bath with his and hers sinks, a separate shower, and a large bathtub. This condo is centrally located to shopping centers and schools and public transportation. The washer and dryer are included.

Below is our Best Buys TV Show report that was on our show on Saturday, September 29th. In the report, we told you about an open house on Sunday, September 30th.  You can contact the realtors now if you missed that particular open house event.

The asking price has been reduced from $538,000 to $458,000 which is another ten-thousand dollars below what we showed in the TV report.  And for information contact Tristan & Associates with Keller Williams Realty Westlake Village.

San Gabriel Condominium
400 Mission Road, Unit B
San Gabriel, California 91776-6603
818-584-1330 for information
Tristan & Associates
Fred Konigsbach, Realtor  DRE: 01817968



Update January 26, 2012  RE/MAX Finest in Ontario, California specializes in finding homes for both first time homebuyers and for investors.  This real estate office is very proud of the free services it provides to first time buyers to help eliminate much of the worry and uncertainty that comes with buying a first home.  The Realtors at RE/MAX Finest look for the best financing plans, mortgage deals, prices and properties.  They not only preview properties but bring in a very respected home inspection service -- David Home Inspection -- to throroughly go through each home so buyers can be assured there won't be any surprises down the road.  Bernie Valenzuela of RE/MAX Finest can work with investors to find properties with both long term and short term goals.  He can help investors finding properties to buy as rentals, and he can help investors find properties to "flip" or resell for substantial profits.

RE/MAX Finest is for the real estate investor and the first time home buyer at 404 North Euclid Avenue, Ontario.  Call them at (909) 773-8162 or go to for information.  California DRE license number 01504615.  Our TV Show report is below.

Bernie Valenzuela 
ReMax Finest in Ontario
404 North Euclid Avenue, Ontario

In our TV report below you'll see why RE/MAX Finest and David Home Inspection Services make such a great team.  Call David Home Inspection at (626) 629-8499 or go to their website at for information.  Current homeowners might want to have a seasonal or yearly home inspection as part of their regular maintenance to identify problems early.


Update August 20, 2011  Here are two listings in Chino Hills in a lovely neighborhood.

The first is a gorgeous Ryland home with over $200K in upgrades in the gated Los Serranos Ranch Community of Chino Hills at 16358 Whitefield Court.  This upgraded home comes with a designer custom kitchen with granite counter tops and splash, upgraded custom cabinets with shelf slidesouts and soft closing drawers.  There is a stainless Steel Viking Stove/Convection oven, a KitchenAid refrigerator and microwave. There are also custom hardwood floors and Fabrica carpeting.  A recently added LG Washer Dryer Combo is included as well.

The home has four spacious bedrooms and three large bathrooms, and the master bedroom has a large walk-in closet.and the master bedroom has a balcony.  There is a large family room, a formal dining room, living room and upstairs there is an office loft with a surround sound system.  The laundry with an LG washer and dryer is also upstairs.

The second is a gorgeous Ryland Home in the Los Serranos Ranch Gated Community of Chino Hills at 16321 Whitefield Ct. Chino Hills.  Realtor Jack Ritoli tells me it's a beautiful 4 Bedroom - 3 Bath home with 2276 square feet.  It's uniquely decorated with "themed rooms" including a Huck Finn room and Raggedy Ann bedrooms and a loft with a hunting lodge theme.  The downstairs bedroom has a nautical theme, and the bathroom is handicapped equipped.

The gourmet kitchen has a center island with lots of room for the family chef to operate in.  Downstairs is the formal dining room, a family room equipped with surround sound, and there is custom wood and tile flooring.  The backyard has a custom built patio and lush landscaping and there is a 3-car garage.

Contact realtor Jack Ritoli at 909-636-2759 or go to for information.  Our TV report is below.  DRE #0171260 

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