I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of living in some great places. I grew up about an hour south of NYC, graduated from college just outside Boston, attended law school in New Orleans, and then got an MFA in Miami before moving to Los Angeles in 2005. And one thing that I learned during all those years, which continues to be true today, is that where you live plays a huge part in how you feel. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons I became a Realtor.
After our Mom passed away, my brother and I used some of the money we inherited to purchase a duplex in Highland Park, and my girlfriend and I recently bought a house together in Eagle Rock in advance of the birth of our first child, so I know first hand that finding the right place to call home, somewhere to put down roots for your family and build a community, is essential to your happiness.
That may sound cliché, but it doesn’t make it any less true. Take a moment to think about the house you grew up in and all the years you spent there. A home is more than just a structure; it helps to restore and rejuvenate you, it gives you comfort, it is a caretaker of memories.
Suffice to say, buying or selling a home is a big decision (there’s practical concerns to consider, legal issues to navigate, and aesthetic
choices to make). It’s my job, and I take immense pride in it, to make that process a positive experience, ensuring that where you live will leave you feeling good.