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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...

Loan Programs to Assist Downpayment

Loan Programs to Assist Downpayment

Do you want to buy a home but you don’t have enough money saved for the down payment yet? Good news for you – here are 3 of the most common buyer-assist programs you can look into that make it easier to purchase a home in California.   Loan Programs to Assist...

FHA Loans: Everything You Need to Know

FHA Loans: Everything You Need to Know

Most people obtain a home through financing. You’re probably already familiar with some common types of home loans such as conventional financing through banks and veteran’s loans for active and retired military members. Some potential homebuyers who are not able to...

Who Pays Real Estate Fees?

Who Pays Real Estate Fees?

We often get calls asking our office after rendering real estate advice or consultation, “Thanks for helping. How much do I owe you?” And we always reply with – “Nothing.” So, who pays us? A Realtor® represents either a buyer or a seller in a real estate transaction....

How to Combine Warm and Cool Colors Like a Pro

How to Combine Warm and Cool Colors Like a Pro

It is fair to say that color is part science and part art. Color is a form of non-verbal communication that can affect our mood and emotions, that’s why it’s crucial to create a color scheme for your space. The more you know about how color works, the easier it will...

Hands Down, Top Christmas Home Decor Items

Hands Down, Top Christmas Home Decor Items

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! If your home hasn’t caught on yet, take a look at these Christmas decor items we love from Amazon that you can have delivered in time for the holidays. Top Christmas Home Decor Items From Amazon     Pre-Lit...

Are Tiny Homes Worth It?

Are Tiny Homes Worth It?

Thinking about ‘going tiny’? You may have been inspired by the idea after seeing it in TV shows like Tiny House, Big Living, Tiny House Nation, and Tiny House Builders. With the emergence of minimalism and eco-consciousness, some people are beginning to realize that...

We Swear by These Amazon Cleaning Products

We Swear by These Amazon Cleaning Products

The beautiful flowers blooming outside signal all of us that it’s that time of the year to spruce up and do a general clean-up in our homes. Perhaps you’ve spent so many hours and money on cleaning items and hacks online that just won’t clean enough. We get it, so...

The Recipe for Finding the Right Home for You

The Recipe for Finding the Right Home for You

You might find yourself craving for a new home right now. Finding the right home is in some way like cooking… you will need to follow a tried-and-tested recipe to make the process easier, so there’s less guesswork for you and you’re guaranteed a delicious meal. If...

10 Little Things We Do Daily That Are Ruining Our Homes

10 Little Things We Do Daily That Are Ruining Our Homes

“Expect the unexpected, as life is full of surprises…” as they say. But when it comes to home keep and health problems, it can be quite a bummer. If you want to avoid headaches down the road, there are things you can stop doing on the daily to make sure your home is...

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...

Small Things to Make Your Place Look So Much Better

Small Things to Make Your Place Look So Much Better

“Keep adding little by little and it will become a big heap.” —Hesiod You’ll be surprised how minor tweaks and additions at home can make a big difference. We found these 10 seemingly simple products on Amazon we think will make your home so much better. You’re...

Questions to Ask a Potential Real Estate Agent

Questions to Ask a Potential Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home is a lot of work in itself so one of the most crucial things to consider first is selecting the right Realtor® to help you through the process. And when interviewing candidates, we think these questions are important to be brought up with your...

How to Prepare Your Home For Renting

How to Prepare Your Home For Renting

Just as you want to look your best for business matters, you want your property to look its best too, right? If you’re planning to rent out your place, there are some preparations you need to get done before showing your place and handing your keys to the tenant....