Understanding Home Value

Tuesday, August 14

When you're getting ready to sell a home, whether it's your primary residence or an investment property, you’ll need to know how much it's worth. You know what you paid when you moved in. Chances are you’ve done a few renovations, but how much did those improvements increase the value? It's not a...


10 Ways To Save On Remodeling

Monday, May 07

Whether you are a homeowner or have multiple investment properties, remodeling is probably in your future. It feels great to have a fresh look, but a big price tag often looms over the experience. If money is tight don’t throw in the towel. There are a number of ways to be economical without sacr...


Hawthorne Real Estate is Heating Up

Friday, January 05

At Ali Safavi Real Estate we’ve talked at length about how to find good investment properties. For those who have flexibility on their location, finding real estate in emerging markets is a great option. But how can the average person spot an up and coming location before it hits its stride? A gr...


Rent Control: Two Sides of a Coin

Wednesday, December 13

If you life in Los Angeles or New York then chances are you have an opinion on rent control. If you live almost anywhere else in the country – no one cares (because it doesn't exist). At Ali Safavi Real Estate we’re well aquainted with the law and its effect on both tenants and building owners. T...


Investing in Real Estate During A Housing Shortage

Friday, December 08

In a world of fake news there is one fact that is undeniable – the United States is facing a housing shortage. More people are looking to buy a home than sell one. Many larger cities are facing a steady increase in population and homebuilding cannot keep up. So, what should an investor do who is ...


How to Lose $1 Million & Get it Back in 6 Months

Thursday, November 09

How it happened…"fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts.”Putting aside the Ali Safavi real estate story for a moment, remember the historical tale of the Trojan War between the Greeks and people of the city of Troy? No? Well, let me give you a brief summary:The Greeks were at war with the Tro...