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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Back-to-School Organization
With school starting, it’s time to do a little reorganizing to make early mornings and after-school activities run smoothly. When starting school after moving to a new home, consider some of the additional challenges your children face and plan acc...

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hack Your Downpayment
The biggest hindrance to home-ownership for most young couples is the dreaded downpayment. In fact, may couples believe that between living expenses and school loans, they’ll never be able to save up enough for a downpayment on a house or even a co...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Capturing Clutter
Whether you’re preparing your home to sell, or your packing up to move to your new home … clutter can be your worst enemy. But, getting chaos under control isn’t always easy. The problem isn’t that you lack resources. In fact, a whole industr...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Protect Your Home-Buying Budget
You know you love house hunting, and shopping for the perfect home is a fun pastime, but to move from being an open-house-and-model-home butterfly requires that big initial financial outlay … the dreaded downpayment. In fact, sticker shock sometime...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?
Okay, it’s one of the biggest decisions of your life, so when do you know if you’re ready? Homeownership readiness can come at any age … there are young twenty-somethings that took the plunge, and there are empty-nesters that buy after the kids...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Is It Time to Stop Renting?
It’s not your imagination that rent keeps going up. In fact, across the United States, from the end of summer 2013 to the end of summer 2014 rents increased over six percent … and in some housing markets rents increased by as much as 10%. Perhaps...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Quick Tips for Adding Resale Value to Your Long Beach Area Home or Condo
When you’re in a hurry to sell, you need top dollar, try some of these tips:Have us evaluate your home. As real estate professionals, we know what sells and what doesn’t and we can help you spend your money wisely to get the best return.H...

Friday, June 13, 2014

Best Views For Sale in Long Beach
This private balcony with a mountain view can be accessed through one of the unit’s two bedrooms at 411 W. Seaside Way, Unit 1701, in Long Beach. MELINA PIZANO, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Where: 411 W. Seaside Way, Unit 1701, Long Beach. The unit is loc...

Friday, June 13, 2014

5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score
Scorrrrrrrre!!!!!! Celebrate a World Cup of Your Own You may not make it to the FIFA World Cup this year in Brazil, but you can still score big by improving your FICO or Vantage credit score. There’s no way around it, if you want to buy a home wit...

Monday, June 2, 2014

Expand Your Summer Living Space
As the temperatures heat up and barbeque season is in full swing, the outdoors beckons. Early morning coffee on the back deck as the sunrises and late evening gatherings to watch the stars come out do not require shade, but to fully utilize your outd...

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