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5 Design Ideas for Updating Your Patio

5 Design Ideas for Updating Your Patio

All that fresh air demands a fresh look, right? You don’t have to break the bank to update your patio every year. Depending on your budget, there’s a way to spice up outdoor space. Here is some inspiration and/or ideas on how you can breathe new life into...

5 Awesome Smart Home Devices You Can Buy Now On Amazon

5 Awesome Smart Home Devices You Can Buy Now On Amazon

New is always better, as they say. Thanks to technology, our first-world problems at home—controlling temperature, security, and music—can be solved quickly, giving us more time to do what matters most. Almost everything in your home can now be...

6 Ways to Prepare to Buy a House

6 Ways to Prepare to Buy a House

So you’ve decided to buy your first home, or you’re already a homeowner and are ready to move into a new place. But, there’s more to a home purchase than picking your favorite listing and just moving in. Here are the six things that you need to...

4 Ultimate Summer Design Dilemmas

4 Ultimate Summer Design Dilemmas

We bump to design dilemmas all the time as home trends come and go, it seems that one has to make big decisions as to whether to go with something traditional or timeless, or select something a little more trendy. According to social media...

Thinking of Selling? Here’s Some Home Buyer Data You Need

Thinking of Selling? Here’s Some Home Buyer Data You Need

Based on a 2018 Consumer Survey in California and the California Association of Realtors® most recent reports, here is some interesting information on homebuyers. As a seller or prospective home seller, this data may help you to understand the...

It’s True: Staged Homes Sell Best

It’s True: Staged Homes Sell Best

Vacant home or staged home? Selling a vacant home is sometimes tricky as it lacks the visual lure and is less attractive to prospective buyers. Home staging is a key to attracting home shoppers, particularly because today’s consumers are used to...

Why Getting the Right Loan Can Be a Huge Nightmare

Why Getting the Right Loan Can Be a Huge Nightmare

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for getting the right mortgage loan when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each...

Prepping Your Home for Sale

Prepping Your Home for Sale

 The late Joan Rivers once said, “Look, if Cleopatra hadn’t had a great makeup man, she’d have gone down in history as a pig.”The same applies to real estate. Prep your home for sale and make it presentable, otherwise your showings may not go...

The Best Place to Search for Homes Online

The Best Place to Search for Homes Online

You’re probably thinking that the Internet is the best place to do research, right? It’s true that the Internet is a great source of information for home buyers and home sellers. There is so much data available on the Internet that before a...