Just Sold! 3902 W 148th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250

We are proud to announce the recent sale of 3902 W 148th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250 in Bodger Park. We’re so happy for our clients Kevin and Stephanie on the purchase of their first home.  This was a beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath single family home with 1581 sq feet, great curb appeal and a nice tree lined mid block location.  Congratulations!!!!

Contact us to see how we can help you find your dream home in Bodger Park, El Camino Village and beyond!

Why Do El Camino Village Home Buyers Want a Buyer’s Realtor?

What are the reasons you should use a buyer’s agent?

With more resources available on the Internet, you may be considering buying a home without using the services of a professional real estate agent. After reviewing these 50 services an agent would typically perform for their clients, you may want to reconsider! Remember, agents don’t get paid until the home purchase is complete. It is their job to do the best they can to help you through a smooth experience, save you money and achieve your goal of buying a home.

Here are some of the many reasons to use a buyer’s agent:

  1. Analysis of your real estate needs and determine what housing areas and options might work best
  2. Research properties.  As an expert in the area, the right buyer’s agent can get you detailed information about properties you’re interested in.  Having a realtor that understands the differences between El Camino Village, Bodger Park and the surrounding areas of Hawthorne, Gardena and Lawndale can make a big difference.
  3. Send you listings that match your needs – the right agent understands what you’re looking for in a home and can send you custom email alerts whenever a new home in El Camino Village or Bodger Park, or other areas hits the market.
  4. Provide information pertaining to your move or relocation and short-term stay options
  5. Educate you about home buying processes.  Buying a home has a lot of moving pieces…adding to an already stressful emotional and financial process.  A good agent can guide you through the process
  6. Provide information on market conditions, schools, communities, employment, and more
  7. Discuss your financing needs and options
  8. Recommend qualified mortgage brokers
  9. Make appointments and show properties that works around your schedule.  Open houses are great, but not every listing has them and sometimes a private tour is more beneficial
  10. Provide timely and professional disclosure and research on homes, markets and neighborhoods
  11. Home tour review: pros & cons of each property
  12. Point out important items while showing that buyer’s may overlook
  13. Follow up of loan application with your selected mortgage broker
  14. Help cleaning up your credit if needed
  15. Analyze purchasing timeline and needs once property is located
  16. Free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of a property in order to make an educated offer
  17. Call listing agent to get updates on property including interest, offers, etc.
  18. Create and send draft of the offer and prepare paperwork
  19. Research tax and title records
  20. Explain all paperwork before signing
  21. Collect proof of funds from buyer, preapproval letter, personal letter to seller(if warranted)
  22. Generate estimate of closing costs
  23. Write offer, send out for electronic signatures, provide verification to listing agent
  24. Review and explain final contract
  25. Submit contract and follow up with listing agent to confirm receipt and follow up questions
  26. Negotiate contract until mutually agreeable.  Working with and expert negotiator can make all the difference
  27. Set deadlines for final acceptance by all parties
  28. Send the escrow company the executed contract and help get escrow opened upon acceptance
  29. Schedule and attend the home inspection
  30. Schedule and attend the termite inspection
  31. Recommend insurance agents to you
  32. Verify loan process has begun
  33. Obtain all seller and listing agent disclosures and explain documents to buyers
  34. Perform agent “visual” inspection of property
  35. Review home inspection findings with you.  A home inspection (and the results!) can be scary especially for first time home buyers.  A good agent can walk you through the report and explain the differences between thinks that need to be repaired or addressed, and updates and upgrades that buyer’s might like, but sellers may not consider
  36. Negotiate repairs if needed
  37. Help order an appraisal
  38. Assist to meet finance deadline
  39. Monitor and manage contingencies and contingency periods – financing, home inspection, appraisal, etc.
  40. Check on homeowners insurance
  41. Verify that the title agency has all necessary documents
  42. Follow up with the lender on all aspects of closing process
  43. Get information on utilities
  44. Schedule closing: time and place
  45. Review escrow and lender closing statement
  46. Arrange and attend a final walk-through
  47. Ensure that escrow has determined the funds to be brought to closing
  48. Coordinate between lenders and title company to determine amount needed
  49. Explain everything that happens at closing
  50. Arrange closing and access
  51. Give you the keys to your new home!
  52. Follow up after closing – homestead info and insuring that everything is going well in your new home and that you’re a happy homeowner!

The Smaller Costs of The Home Buying Process

There are costs of buying a home that go above and beyond the actual sales price.  In the South Bay and El Camino Village, these are negotiated in the offer and most of the time the seller pays most of them.  There are a few exceptions to this and as mentioned…it’s negotiated.  The bulk of the buyer paid costs are loan related and usually include prepaid items and origination costs. See the current homes for sale in El Camino Village and Bodger Park

What costs are there?

Although most home buyers know they’ll be paying lender related costs, it’s good to have an understanding of some of the smaller fees and costs.  Here is a look at some of the lesser known fees in buying a house that buyers should know about and budget for.  One additional cost that both buyers and sellers generally pay for themselves is the escrow company fee.  These costs are determined by purchase price so contact us for more information on what those costs will be.


El Camino Village Alternative – Torrance Single Family Home for Sale

Although not in El Camino Village, 4171 w 172nd Street in North Torrance is just down the street.  From the wonderful curb appeal and the great location, to the upgrades and enhancements, it has it all. Drive up the tree lined street and pull up to a beautifully landscaped front yard and shaded front porch in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. From the moment you enter you’ll notice the open and bright interior with a flexible floorplan to fit every lifestyle. This home boasts many impressive features, including a large open living and dining room with recessed lighting, hardwood floors, and sliders to the backyard and patio. The remodeled and spacious kitchen offers new granite counters, stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet space, roomy pantry, in kitchen breakfast area and opens to the living/dining areas. Two bright and beauitiful bedrooms sit off the front side of the home and share a beautifully remodeled full bathroom. The master bedroom addition is a spacious retreat with sliding doors to the backyard and private patio. The master suite offers walk-in closets, recessed lighting, a large master bath with tiled flooring, a beautiful shower and dual sinks. Enjoy the great year round weather in the landscaped grass back yard filled with flowers, fruit trees, and is ready for entertaining in the spacious patio area.  Not for you?  Search all of the homes for sale in Torrance.

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  • 4171 172nd Street, Torrance
  • Priced at $735,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • 1,375 square feet
  • remodeled throughout
  • Grassy front and rear yards

The property located in a great neighborhood of Torrance with easy access to shopping, dining, freeways, the beach and a short distance to the South Bay Galleria.

For more information call/text us at 310.251.2344 or email at keith@keithkylehomes.com. We would be happy to set up a tour of the home.