Marcie Geffner is an award-winning freelance reporter, book editor and blogger whose work has been published by a long list of financial, mortgage and banking websites, trade magazines and newspapers.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in English with high honors from UCLA and a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University and has completed advanced novel-writing courses at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She is a second-generation native and lifelong resident of Los Angeles.
First-time buyers are looking for forever homes now more than ever because they want low-maintenance, high-efficiency homes. If you are looking to buy a forever home, rather than a starter or trade-up home, here are tips on what to look for so your home fits your needs for years to come.
With trade policies taking a center stage in national news, some may wonder how all of this affects them and their pocket books. When it comes to housing, trade policies can affect the price of new-construction homes in subtle ways. Here’s how:
How do you know if your city and community is resilient and why is it important? That’s what was discussed at a panel of the recent Urban Land Institute’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles. Here’s more on living in a resilient city, which has the ability to recover and rebuild after a disaster.
Homeowners who missed out on the opportunity to buy their brand-new dream home in their 20s or 30s, still can get that home later in life. Here’s a look at advantages of a new construction home for the move-up buyers whose starter was a resale house.
When it comes to buying homes, Chinese homebuyers favor newly built homes. But why? A recent survey by top Chinese portal for international real estate listings, found that there are a few reasons new homes top Chinese buyers’ lists
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