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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Use Memorial Day Sales to Your Home’s Advantage!
Keeping your home comfortable and up-to-date seems like an expensive endeavor. With trends changing so fast, our wallets can hardly keep up! Lucky for us, Memorial Day is just around the corner. If you shop smart at the sales this holiday you can giv...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 1)
When you move into your new home, you may not think to revise and update your emergency plan, but natural disasters strike without warning. Avoid being caught without a plan in place at your new address. Here are ten steps to take to make sure you ar...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

From Hi-Tech Race Car to Hi-Tech Home
Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM). It’s not just racecars getting hi-tech treatment. A couple weeks ago, the Nod Gesture Control Ring entered the market. Nod is a hi-tech gadget geared to make your life easier. The ring—designed for wearing on the i...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Current Color Trends — Sophisticated Gray
Out with the old … beige, cafe au lait, pale mocha, bone … favorite neutrals for the past decade, may give way to more sophisticated gray-based neutrals. So you might ask, isn’t gray just black and white mixed? Well, yes and no. Know Your Under...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Do you Want to Buy an Older House?
With many older neighborhoods experiencing revitalization, an older home might be a smart investment. So, whether you’re a first-time buyer or looking to flip a house for cash, an older home in an established neighborhood might be perfect for you. ...

Friday, April 4, 2014

Smart Selling to Today’s Homebuyers
If you’re considering selling now that the housing market outlook is improving, take a few moments to consider how buyers have changed what they look for in the home buying process. During the past six years, changes in how buyers communicate, shar...

Friday, March 14, 2014

Real Estate Terminology: Abatement, the First in a Series
Every industry has its own vocabulary, and real estate is no exception. If you are newly in the home-buying market, you may find yourself stumped by the lingo, acronyms, abbreviations and jargon commonly used in real estate sales materials, online li...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Long Beach Real Estate — What Gen Y Looks for in a Home or Condo to Buy…
If you’ve lived in your home or condo for some time, you notice when neighbors around you are changing to a younger demographic. Thinking this might be a good time to sell, you wonder what was so appealing about the house down the street or the...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Condo? Co-Op? Apartment? Townhome?
Which is which? Although all are part of the common-interest housing category, condos, co-ops, townhouses, and apartments may mean different things to different buyers, so here is a breakdown of what each word means and the advantages or disadvantage...

Friday, January 24, 2014

Curb Appeal for Long Beach Condo Sellers
It's the first impression that makes your home memorable: Make sure the entry way is clean, clear and clutter free. Relocate bulky furniture that makes the entry seem smaller. Avoid coat racks and umbrella stands that jut out from the wall as well. ...

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