Lina Sarkissians comes to JohnHart with an extensive professional background and a desire to help homeowners and buyers achieve their goals.
Lina prides herself on her excellent customer service and attributes it to her education in accounting and years of experience as a Senior Mortgage Processor. Having a background in accounting and real estate finance has proved to be truly invaluable to her clients, as she understands all of the intricacies involved with any given transaction.
As a designated Realtor specializing in the San Fernando Valley market, customer service is her top priority, and her approach to real estate is focused around getting to know her clients and taking care of them from beginning to end.
Lina is known for her patience, understanding, market knowledge, and of course her excellent customer service. Whether you are a first time Home Buyer, an Investor, a Seller, or want to know more about short sales, Lina will work hard on your behalf!
‘I am proud to say that my clients of yesterday, are my good friends today!’
Give Lina a call with any questions you may have, and find out why her clients continue to back!
Real Estate Expert selling Single Family Homes, Condos, Townhouses, up to 4 units Residential. In the business since 2003 as a Mortgage Underwriter, then a licensed Realtor, Lina specializes in working with Buyers and Sellers whether first time buyers, relocations, investors, short sales, new construction, probate, trust sale and leases.
CA Association of Realtors (CAR)
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Glendale Association of Realtors
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
There are wide array of benefits for buying real property. From social to economic, and even political, benefits of owning real property can't be easily counted. Real property offers an anchorage to family geographic zoning. Owners enjoy the benefits of forming closer connections with their community, through local businesses, schools, worship places and neighbors.
As always, economic benefit is a good starting point. Did you know that by paying $900/month rent you are throwing away $54,000? Yes, rent is a waste of money. Rent can't be even claimed in tax returns. In contrast, monthly payments towards mortgage payment plan will expand homeowners' wealth as equity is created. Moreover, buying a real property increases credit rating through regular payment history and location security. Even more, real property buyers can claim interest in their yearly tax returns (consult a tax expert for more details).
On the political level, homeowners exercise more influence on political decision makers. Because most county and state profits are based on real property taxes, politicians answer demands of property owners before renters (who are usually relocating). For example, when the financial crisis struck the U.S. markets in middle of 2007, the federal government quickly enacted laws to protect property owners. The same issue played a crucial role in 2008 Presidential elections.
In addition to economic and political benefits, real property buyers enjoy better social standings. Because property owners are more constraint to move, they form social networks with their local community. Neighbors invite each other for birthdays and other events. Housewives form local groups to help raise the children of the community. Even in safety, most communities utilize local neighborhood watches to keep crime level at a low level.
Finally, by buying a real property, individuals achieve the American Dream. Thanks to the U.S. government system, ownership rights are at the foundational core of the United States. A sense of accomplishment and satisfaction beholds property owners as they are free to express themselves within their own castles. Buying real property is as simple as desires of potential buyers.This information is an estimate and for research purposes only. The estimate is based on prevailing rates typical in the industry and your own input concerning salary and assets, which JohnHart has no way of verifying. The estimate does not purport to include every potential expense involved in purchasing a home (including but not limited to taxes and HOA fees) which can vary widely by property and location. Neither JohnHart nor any of its affiliates make any warranties or guarantees in any way about the likelihood of obtaining a loan for a house and on what terms (if at all) a prospective buyer may be able to obtain a loan. Prospective buyers must consult a lender for qualification and for terms of qualification according to a buyer’s financial situation at the time and the property sought. This information only represents an estimate based on average financial terms prevailing at the time and may be different from what you see from a lender depending on, amongst other things, your individual financial situation and time period during which you seek a loan.