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Monday, January 20, 2014

Greening an Older Home
Your budget dictates that you buy an older home, but your heart wants that home to be environmentally responsible, so what do you do? Here are some ideas for making any home greener. If you plan for these in advance of your purchase, you might just l...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Design Trends in New Homes
When the housing market rebounded, so did home builders eager to show off their design skills. Buyers expect that newly constructed homes will be safer and more energy efficient, but they’re also looking for homes that meet the needs of the more mo...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mortgage Rates and Long Beach Housing Prices Expected to Rise in 2014
30-year fixed rates dropped in the first half of January, many analysts expect fixed mortgage rates to go up somewhat in 2014, but to top out at around 5%. What this means for buyers is that while higher than 2013’s historic lows, the rates will re...

Monday, January 13, 2014

Tips for Long Beach Area Home Buyers
Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like dating – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal (aka “offer”), and the marriage (aka “closing”). If you don’t want your r...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Your Home Options Increase After 55
Have you found that your Long Beach home or condo no longer suits your needs and lifestyle? Perhaps your family size has changed or you have recently retired and are just seeking something new. If you are in the 55 and over age bracket, you may find ...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tips for Home Sellers
Sometimes selling a home can feel like a big job – one with a thousand small tasks required to get it done. But many sellers make the job harder by ignoring or avoiding some of the biggest factors that contribute to a faster sale. Use this list to ...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

How Smart is the Kitchen in Your Home or Condo?
Home buyers walk into a house with lots of questions. How much square footage does it have? How many bathrooms are there? Does the backyard have a fence? But soon they may be adding a new question to that list: How smart is the kitchen? With the spik...

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Wanting More From Your Home
Is your home not giving you the lifestyle you need? Thinking about purchasing a second home? Now could be a great time to do so, but there are several things to keep in mind before taking the leap and purchasing a second home or condo. Does buying a ...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Turning Your Home into Your Retirement Plan
Owning your home certainly provides one of the cornerstones of a good foundation for retirement. Second homes and rental property can also provide an additional layer in your financial plan. It is a very good idea to include your home and buying a ...

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Organize Your Home or Condo to Make Room for Holiday Memories
It is never too early to begin preparing your home or condo for holiday gatherings. Be sure to think about how many guests you will be having well in advance so you can prepare enough seating and clean and organize the rooms that need attention. Keep...

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