Monday, June 3, 2013

5 Tips To Keep Your Home Easily Maintained

Summer is here in Long Beach, and it’s time to take a look around your home or condominium to see what, if any, preventative maintenance is needed. With this checklist and a couple of weekends you’ll feel secure knowing that your home is being well-maintained.

5 Tips To Maintaining Your Long Beach Area Home or Condominium

  1. A yearly inspection of your HVAC system should ... read more >>

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Competing Against Multiple Offers For Your Home

Home buyers everywhere are bemoaning the lack of inventory and if you happen to be in the market to buy your home, there are a few things you should know.

When you find the perfect home, make an offer.

Don’t wait, don’t bargain.

Offer your best possible price and a high deposit with all your personal details, including ... read more >>

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Choosing to Improve Your Home

If you want to make improvements to your home, you may want to take a second look at Cited as a source for inspiration and collaboration and research for home owners everywhere, Houzz is also a source for hiring local contracting professionals, too.

With more than sixty categories of home related projec... read more >>

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Reducing Stress When Relocating Your Home

Moving from your home can be a stressful experience. Regardless of whether you are moving across town or two states away, it is a process that requires time, organization, and a plan.

If you are selling your home, you probably are already trying to pare down your belongings. Less clutter in your home will result in a quicker sale, easier staging and a reduction in relocation cost, due si... read more >>

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Report Indicates Stronger Market For Your Home

Whether you are trying to sell your home or hoping to buy in the greater Long Beach area, the latest report from Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group, along with some localized statistics, share a positive outlook.

The Group report indicates a marked increase in consumer spending since 2010 and a “modest re-acceleration” is predicted for the rest of 2013 due to ... read more >>

Monday, May 6, 2013

Your Home – Selling & Buying Strategies

Current market conditions may be tempting you to sell your home while demand is high and interest rates are low. However, before jumping into the sale of your home, you may want to spend a few minutes consulting with a local real estate professional, like me, to make sure you understand contingencies and what they mean in terms of the order in which you sell your home and purchase another.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Is DIY Safe For You and Your Home

Are you a “Do-It-Yourselfer” when it comes to making repairs and improvements to your home?

May is National Home Remodeling Month and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers are using increased seasonal awareness to outline risks that a DIY approach can bring in terms of safety, time and hidden costs.

Reports from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban De... read more >>

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Your Home and Town Influences Market Value

Although the recently released NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) illustrated decreases from April’s 273 to 258, news throughout the United States continues to bode well. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) even feels confident about the future of the housing market and your home.  Do you?

In fact in a newly released, “Housing Now” vide... read more >>

Monday, April 15, 2013

Determining the Landscaping for Your Home

Improving the landscape around your home is not just about good looks. Home value can also increase with fine-tuned and maintained landscaping. Before hiring a landscape designer to reconstruct your home, it’s helpful to compile a list of questions. You may share images of design styles and verify license and insurance, as well. The right landscaping combines local elements and weather condit... read more >>

Monday, January 21, 2013

Communicate More Easily About Your Home with Houzz

Houzz and luckily they have now added a “Real Estate Agent” category!

This is good news for you and your home because it gives you an easier way to communicate when it comes time to buying or selling your home.

Perhaps you are in the market to buy a home… simply show favorite home ideas to your real estate agent to see if a... read more >>

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