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Sarah Lynch Forbes
Best Cities To Buy A Home - Buyer Guide - Real Estate Market - United States


While the overall housing market isn't on the upswing, these metros show long-term promise.



t's no sellers market. But by some measures, things are looking up in Los Angeles. Though the area is one of the worst-hit of the country's crippled housing markets, those with listed properties in relatively solid areas are beginning to see consistent bites.

This month, "one of my clients wrote an offer on a home that had 20 offers," says Monique Carrabba, 35, an agent with Keller Williams Hollywood Hills, of a two-bedroom, one bathroom duplex located in Picfair Village, which borders La Brea and Venice. "I mean, that's just nuts. And even though we came a hundred over asking price, we still didn't get it." The duplex was listed at $450,000 and is in escrow at about $150,000 over the original asking the price.

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