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Building a Diverse and Dynamic Real Estate Team

Letty Vermeulen  |  February 26, 2024

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Beyond the Real Estate Transaction

Letty Vermeulen  |  December 11, 2023


Understanding ADU and JADUs

Letty Vermeulen  |  October 19, 2023

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LA's Most Fabulous Poolside Paradise

Letty Vermeulen  |  August 15, 2023

When the sun's out, it's all about finding that perfect poolside paradise. 🌴

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Is it better to Buy or Rent!?

Letty Vermeulen  |  July 19, 2023


Gray kitchens are out! Check out these 2023 design trends instead

Letty Vermeulen  |  January 30, 2023

If you couldn't already tell, we LOVE color here at Aspire Los Angeles, from the deep earth tones found in historic homes to the quirky colors in MidCentury modern des… Read more


Let's make an impact! ✨

Letty Vermeulen  |  June 21, 2023

Importance of Impact Lending.


Who You Partner with Matters

Letty Vermeulen  |  May 23, 2023

Aspire Los Angeles has partnered with high-tech brokerage Side, Inc

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Shopping for a New Home During Tax Season: What You Need to Know

Letty Vermeulen  |  February 28, 2023

Homebuyer Tips from Aspire Los Angeles


Shop from these Los Angeles Based Small Businesses this Holiday Season

December 14, 2022

We had so much fun hosting our Holiday Bazaar on December 10th! Watch the video above to see how the event turned out.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by, and a HU… Read more


Tips for Los Angeles Homebuyers in the Current Housing Market

Letty Vermeulen  |  November 18, 2022

Homebuyers are wondering, “Should they continue to wait, or should they jump in right now?” Some buyers have house-hunting fatigue after dealing with multiple-offer si… Read more

Real Estate

How HomeOwners can Increase Their Home Value with Black Friday Deals

November 18, 2022

Black Friday shopping is an ideal opportunity for homeowners to take advantage of the low deals and upgrade several areas throughout their homes.  Depending on your p… Read more

A Look at Home Appreciation

August 29, 2021

When you hear the phrase home appreciation, what does it mean to you? Through context clues alone, chances are you know it has to do with rising home prices. And as a … Read more

3 Reasons Why Fall is a Good Time to Buy in Los Angeles

October 17, 2022

If you are a hopeful homebuyer in Los Angeles feeling like you missed your chance, don’t worry! Fall is still a good time to buy. Here are three things to consider bef… Read more

10 Tips To Winterize Your Home

Letty Vermeulen  |  December 14, 2021

It seems to happen in the blink of an eye. First, the kids go back to school. Then, the leaves turn from green to yellow, orange and red. Next thing you know the holid… Read more

There Are More Homes Available Now than There Were This Spring

Letty Vermeulen  |  November 14, 2021

There’s a lot of talk lately about how challenging it can be to find a home to buy. While housing inventory is still low, there are a few important things to understan… Read more

Homes Are Less Affordable, Not Unaffordable

October 27, 2021

The housing marketing: less affordable or unaffordable? It’s impossible to research the subject of buying a home without coming across a headline declaring that the fa… Read more

What To Keep In Mind When Buying A Home.

May 30, 2022

Buying a home is one of life’s sweet milestones. Whether you got tired of your one bedroom apartment, or you just got married and decided it is time to settle down, th… Read more

The Appraisal Gap: What is it?

September 28, 2021

Home prices are appreciating at near-historic rates, and that’s creating some challenges when it comes to home appraisals – now there is an official appraisal gap conc… Read more

Offering Asking Price – Is it Enough?

October 7, 2021

Advertised Asking Price In today’s hot real estate market, buyers should be prepared to offer over the asking price to be competitive. In a typical housing market, buy… Read more

Real Estate

5 Tips: Making Your Best Offer

October 15, 2021

5 Buyer Tips For Making The Best Offer In today’s sellers’ market, standing out as a buyer is critical – and that means making your best offer. Multi-offer scenarios a… Read more

When to Sell: Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall

October 21, 2021

The Big Question: When to Sell ? If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers’ marke… Read more

17 Christmas Décor Ideas That Are So Simple and Chic

December 20, 2021

The holidays, as magical as they may be, possess a certain stressful undertone – but holiday decor can spruce things up! An unspoken pressure makes everyone want every… Read more

Top Designers Share the Interior Design Trends They’re Most Excited About for 2022

Letty Vermeulen  |  December 20, 2021

2021 has looked a bit more similar to 2020 than we hoped, but that has meant we’ve continued to lean into our homes for creative inspiration this year. While we are cr… Read more

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Appraisals and Inspections

December 20, 2021

Buyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s because high buyer demand and low housing supp… Read more

How To Get Your House Ready To Sell.

February 16, 2022

You are ready to sell your home as soon as possible and you realize you’ve lived with your home quirks for years. That jiggly bedroom door handle, the electrical outle… Read more

West Adams/ Jefferson Park – L.A.’s oldest and finest neighborhoods.

March 3, 2022

The neighborhoods West Adams and Jefferson Park are known for its historical beauty, central location, the expansion of the subway system, and its reasonably priced ho… Read more

4 Reasons To Choose Aspire Los Angeles As Your Real Estate Firm.

April 5, 2022

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest investments of your life. When you are ready to enter the market, finding a real estate agent with the experience to gui… Read more

4 Reasons Why It Makes Sense To Consider A Multi-Family Unit As Your First Purchase.

April 5, 2022

When you’re a first time home buyer and you imagine your dream home, you probably picture a detached, single family house. A property that has only one residential uni… Read more

5 Things To Keep In Mind When Buying A Condo.

May 17, 2022

When you’re looking to buy a home, there are plenty of choices available. One of them is a condominium (commonly known as a condo). It’s a multi-unit property that is … Read more

Relocation to LA? 4 Things You Need To Know.

June 29, 2022

So you are planning on moving to the city of Angels? The center of the film industry, fame & fortune but also miles and miles of beaches, nature, city parks, a wide ar… Read more

4 Must Do’s Before Listing Your House for Sale.

July 6, 2022

Are you ready to sell your house? How exciting! Selling a home entails a whole lot more than just planting a “For Sale” sign on your front lawn or uploading a few phot… Read more

Salvage Companies In LA – To Help You Preserve Important Historic And Architectural Features For Your Home.

July 26, 2022

Do you love looking at beautiful features of historic homes and thinking about how to incorporate the authentic, vintage pieces into your own humble abode? Or perhaps … Read more

Craftsman Homes Of Los Angeles

November 5, 2017

Craftsman homes are a big part of the Los Angeles landscape, especially in the historic neighborhoods we specialize in. What defines and sets these craftsman homes of … Read more

Home Renovations Prior to Selling

November 27, 2017

The Los Angeles real estate market is booming but that doesn’t mean a little love towards home renovations prior to selling doesn’t go a long way towards selling your … Read more

The Home Buying Process Explained

December 11, 2017

Purchasing a home in Los Angeles is exciting and sometimes a little daunting. Having the right person by your side, guiding you through the home buying process is cruc… Read more

5 Reasons To Be Pre-Approved For Financing Before Buying A Home

February 15, 2018

At Aspire Los Angeles, we work with a lot of first time homebuyers, so we are often asked how you can have an edge as a first time homebuyer. One of the most important… Read more

A guide to finding a home in a good school district in Los Angeles

February 26, 2018

When home buyers with young children come to us, inevitably the subject of “schools and neighborhoods” becomes the hot topic that drives their decision where to purcha… Read more

Homeowners: Here’s what’s in the tax bill for you

March 10, 2018

One of our preferred lender partners, Natalie Salins, wrote up a great blog post on the influence of the new tax bill on homeowners and future homeowners. The details… Read more

A Profile Of The Historic Neighborhoods Of West Adams Los Angeles

March 15, 2018

Located right off the Santa Monica Freeway, West Adams is home to some of the most historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Many of these neighborhoods have seen a reviv… Read more

How Three Major 2018 Real Estate Trends Will Impact The Los Angeles Housing Market

March 26, 2018

The real estate market in Los Angeles is currently in very high demand. However, we are still susceptible to the major trends driving the market across the country. So… Read more

Selecting a Real Estate Agent If You Are A First Time Homebuyer

April 3, 2018

The numbers and forecasts don’t lie. 2018 is going to be another challenging year for first time homebuyers. Los Angeles has an inventory shortage and as long as we ha… Read more

Where To Find The Best Condos In Los Angeles

April 13, 2018

The Los Angeles real estate market is booming. With the return of consumer confidence, rent prices outpacing mortgage payments, and millennials entering home buying ag… Read more

Why Are Mid-Century Modern Homes So Popular In Los Angeles

April 24, 2018

It seems like everyone is living for Mid-Century Modern Homes in Los Angeles right now. Design blogs, furniture stores, and interior design magazines are all featuring… Read more

New Developments In Jefferson Park

May 7, 2018

In the last few years, Jefferson Park has experienced a renaissance. This South Los Angeles community has become a very appealing neighborhood for young professionals,… Read more

Ten Budget Friendly Or Free Activities In Los Angeles

May 16, 2018

Los Angeles has endless amounts of entertainment, no matter where your interest lies. However, going out every day to experience some new and fun can be a little drain… Read more

Preserving The Historic Craftsman Homes Of Jefferson Park

May 22, 2018

Jefferson Park has one of the largest collections of Craftsman style homes in the region. It is located just South of the Santa Monica freeway with easy access to down… Read more

The Olympics Are Returning To Los Angeles In Ten Years: Let’s Take A Look At Where They Will Be Held

June 1, 2018

The Olympics are returning to Los Angeles in 2028 for the first time since 1984 and we couldn’t be more excited. The games will be split up across a variety of differe… Read more

Six Ways Home Staging Will Help You Sell Your House Faster

June 11, 2018

Home staging is not just about decorating, it’s a way to market to potential buyers. Home staging gives buyers a great first impression of your property, incentivizing… Read more

Five Reasons You Should Always Work With A Realtor

June 20, 2018

When you are looking to buy a home, you’ll find there are a lot of options on how to buy. You can try to go it alone, use a discount broker online, or hire a real esta… Read more

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