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Homebuyer Hacks: Difference Between Pre-Qualified vs Pre-Approved

Homebuyer Hacks: Difference Between Pre-Qualified vs Pre-Approved

Both pre-qualification and pre-approval are smart moves when buying a home. Yet there is some confusion between the two real estate terms. Knowing the difference between the two can save you from potentially losing the home of your dreams. Here are some main...

Freshen Up Your Home for Spring

Freshen Up Your Home for Spring

  Spring is blooming soon! Give your space a new feel and update your home for the new season. We found simple spring decorating ideas from these lovely homes to inspire you. (Spoiler: No bunnies!)     Time to update your coffee table decor It’s the...

A Quick Guide to Real Estate Transaction Fees

A Quick Guide to Real Estate Transaction Fees

Wondering who pays what between the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction? This infographic from NestBend.com might help you have a good bird’s eye view and a better understanding of what the fees are in a real estate transaction. We recommend that you...

Things to Get Rid of Right Now, Room by Room

Things to Get Rid of Right Now, Room by Room

“Your home is a living space, not a storage space.” - Francine Jay, Author of The Joy of Less and Lightly. Less is now the new more. It's time to lighten the load in your home! Consider getting rid of the following and declutter your home one room at a time. Home...

Reasons Sellers Need a Real Estate Agent

Reasons Sellers Need a Real Estate Agent

One shouldn’t treat a broken bone without seeking help from a doctor. And in order to sell your San Diego County home for top dollar, finding the right real estate agent to partner with is the first step and one that should not be taken lightly. A good real estate...

Important Factors to Consider in Real Estate Investing

Important Factors to Consider in Real Estate Investing

Got extra cash lying around and thinking of the best way to grow it? Consider income property. Real estate investing can be lucrative and fulfilling when done right. To help you make a more sound decision and here are some important factors to consider before entering...

Smart Kitchen Tools to Improve Your Cooking

Smart Kitchen Tools to Improve Your Cooking

We live in a very exciting time right now. Smart technology gets better through time and it’s great that we experience its perks in our daily lives and that includes improvements in our kitchen. We’ve got all sorts of things from an automatic stirrer to a fridge that...

First-Time Buyer Vocabulary: Cheat Sheet

First-Time Buyer Vocabulary: Cheat Sheet

  Buying a home is an exciting milestone. The process can be overwhelming in itself, but sometimes you can get lost with the real estate terminologies. Don't get caught saying, “What does it mean?” during a home purchase transaction. Here are words home buyers...

5 Things Sellers Must Do Before Calling a Real Estate Agent

5 Things Sellers Must Do Before Calling a Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of putting your home on the market? If you are determined to sell your home, it’s a good idea to spend some time preparing it before listing it. And, hiring an experienced real estate agent will be the best decision for you in making the process...

How to Always Have a Clean Home in 10 Minutes

How to Always Have a Clean Home in 10 Minutes

Do you have a busy lifestyle but have little time to deal with home cleaning? Do you find yourself spending hours cleaning over the weekend with the mess that piled up during weekdays? Are you wasting time getting distracted while sorting things out? Then, my friend,...

Real Estate 101: Market Value vs. Appraised Value vs. Assessed Value

Real Estate 101: Market Value vs. Appraised Value vs. Assessed Value

Ah, real estate… you and your confusing terminologies again. But don’t fret – we’re always here to help and in a few, we are dropping some new real estate knowledge for you. It is essential to understand the difference between market value, appraised value, and...

How to Update a Dated Home Without Remodeling

How to Update a Dated Home Without Remodeling

Are you craving a more well-designed home but low on budget and time? Here are nine minor DIY home upgrades that can make a huge impact without breaking walls and your wallet. Paint Adding a fresh coat of paint is quick, affordable, and can easily give a space a whole...

I Wish I Knew These Before Moving Into a New House

I Wish I Knew These Before Moving Into a New House

Moving into a new home can be exciting and sometimes, we overlook the little details that are actually important in the long run. We hear these questions time and time again from our tenants and homeowners that we think everyone should know before settling in.  ...

How Lighting Can Enhance Your Space

How Lighting Can Enhance Your Space

Interior lighting is something most of us probably don’t think about much but makes a huge difference in the overall look of your home. Lighting can make us look amazing, alter the architecture, make art important, raise the ceiling and change the atmosphere of a...

How to Make Sure It’s the Right Neighborhood

How to Make Sure It’s the Right Neighborhood

There’s a reason why in real estate the phrase “Location, location, location” is always said. In real estate, we use the term “external obsolescence”, meaning a depreciation in the value of a home due to factors that exist outside the property itself. And the...

Stylish Ways of Hiding the Ugly Stuff Outside Your Home

Stylish Ways of Hiding the Ugly Stuff Outside Your Home

If you loved our blog about stylish ways of hiding the ugly stuff inside your home, now let’s deal with the outdoor space. The internet is filled with cool ideas on how to hide unsightly wirings, bulky equipment, etc. and here are some of our favorites that are worth...

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Sellers

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Sellers

If you are thinking about selling your home, it’s a good idea to spend some time preparing it for sale. This season is the busiest time in real estate and here are reasons why it is a good time to sell and hopefully help you ‘spring ahead’ to a decision.   Make...

Home Decor Items Under $25

Home Decor Items Under $25

Making your home pretty and nice doesn’t have to cost you an arm and leg. Check out these little decorative additions to your humble abode — all under 25 bucks! Aromatherapy Candle   Price: $13.99 (On Sale for $9.99 as of this writing) What others are saying: “I...