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Posted on 11/22/2020
Millennials Expected to Drive 2020 Housing Market
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Millennials enter 2020 as the second-largest home-buying demographic and are expected to hold sway over the residential real estate market. Although Millennials trail Baby Boomers in total population — 71 million to 74.1 million — they have aged into the prime starter and second home years. Millennials are largely considered to be...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Settling into Your New City: Tips to Make the Move Easier
Photo by Alexas Fotos via PixabayMoving to a new city is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. Getting the lay of the land, especially if you don't have contacts in the city, is intimidating. From figuring out your transportation options to learning where the most affordable grocery store is, you have many things to tackle...
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Posted on 11/14/2020
Another Property Sold - 4142 Hackett Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90713
This move in ready Carson Park home is way bigger than you expect. The beautifully updated and open floor plan feels much larger than the home should be, and with its huge back yard provides lots of living and entertaining space. The house starts with perfect curb appeal, a step up entry door, a green front lawn and modern roll up for the two car garage. The home has newly refinished hard wood floors that are in perfect condition. The kitchen is open to the dining area, has new stainless steel appliances and granite counters and a "removable" kitchen island. The living room flows from the dining area and connects to the bedrooms through a...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Tips for Flipping Your First House
Photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels House flipping has been made particularly trendy in recent years, in part due to the popularity of shows like Flip or Flop and Property Brothers. If the trend has caught your eye as well, here’s an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to get the job done right. 1. Know Your...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Why Plan for a Home Inspection
Image by Shahid Abdullah from Pixabay A home inspection is a service that’s usually paid for by the buyer in a real estate transaction, and you have the option to forgo this when you’re purchasing a house. In almost every situation, however, real estate agents recommend getting a home inspection. Here’s why an inspection is so important. What...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
When Your HOA Switches Property Management Companies
Image by allPhoto Bangkok from Pixabay In a perfect world, every HOA would find an amazing property management company, and the union of the two organizations would last forever. Unfortunately, this world can be imperfect sometimes, and there are many reasons why the agreements between property management companies and HOAs may need to be dissolved from time to...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Earnest Money: What Is It?
Photo by Mercigod via Shutterstock Earnest money is the amount of money put down for a large purchase. While this is not limited to real estate, it is used frequently in the real estate industry. It’s a sign of good faith from the buyer to the seller and normally constitutes about 1%-5% of the home’s price. How much...
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Posted on 10/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 11509 186th Street, Artesia, CA 90701
Welcome to this hidden gem 186th Street positioned on a 9100+ square foot lot ! 3 spacious bedrooms & 2 bath home has been beautifully remodeled. You will love the grand living room framed with a beautiful bay window and cozy fireplace. Upgrades galore interior paint throughout, remodeled master bathroom with double sinks, new stone counters, new cabinetry, new vanity mirrors, new faucets, new tile flooring, recessed lighting and decorative shower tub combo and new fixtures. Kitchen is light bright and airy and offers a new farm sink , new fixtures, new counter top, new tile floors, new hardware , & new lighting ! Polished...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Helping Our Elderly Loved Ones Relocate
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There comes a time when family members must confront the realities of aging. It’s not uncommon for our parents and grandparents to still be living in properties that once housed multiple family members. The upkeep required for such residencies can place an undue burden on our elders, and downsizing remains a logical...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Finding a Real Estate Agent for Purchasing or Selling Your Million Dollar+ Home
Photo by Snapwire Photography via Pexels When you have a million-dollar home to sell, don’t just get any real estate agent. The same goes if you are buying a million-dollar home. It would be best if you had a real estate agent that does more than think like a millionaire. When you choose a real estate agent who...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Sellers Tips: Create Appeal to All Generations
Image by kirkandmimi from Pixabay When you list your home for sale, you are setting it up to sell to a wide range of buyers. Chances are the person who buys your home is not going to be the same as you, and often they will belong to a completely different generation. For example, if you’re prepping to...
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Posted on 09/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 6017 Eberle Street, Lakewood, CA 90713
Entertainer's Delight! Fall in love at the curb with a newer roof, red entry door, red brick entry steps, brand new vinyl gate leading to a nice, long driveway. Featuring a bright and open floor plan,the gorgeous 6 months new luxury vinyl waterproof flooring seamlessly flows from entry through most areas of the home. Living room offers recessed lights and glorious natural lights shining through the large bay windows. Ideally set by the windows,the beautiful dining opens to the light and airy kitchen. Kitchen is well care for with microwave built-in shelf, ample cabinets and pantry space, some with pull-out shelves. Hallway offers whole house...
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