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Rejection Hurts: 4 TIPS to keep your cool!

With so many real estate agents vying for their business, buyers and sellers are free to work with and seek a number of different options. This can be great for both sides, but it can also present its challenges. When you’re working with a client who suddenly changes their mind and decides to work with [...]

October 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

CAR 2020 Real Estate Predictions! Look Good!

C.A.R. releases its 2020 California Housing Market Forecast (Sept. 26) – Low mortgage interest rates will support California’s housing market in 2020 but economic uncertainty and affordability issues will mute sales growth, according to a housing and economic forecast released today by the California Association of Realtors. C.A.R.’s “2020 California Housing Market Forecast” sees a [...]

October 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

How to Hold a Safe Open House

10 TIPS FOR HOLDING A SAFE OPEN HOUSE Open houses can be a great sales tool—but hosting one also exposes you to numerous unfamiliar people for the first time. Take these steps to stay safe: 1. If possible, always try to have at least one other person working with you at the open house. 2. [...]

September 26th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Homeownership = Happiness!

Why Homeownership Makes People Happier Most Americans have no regrets about buying a home. In fact, it’s made them happier, a new survey shows. Ninety-three percent of Americans say they are happier after buying a home, and 83% would never go back to renting, according to latest Homebuyer Insights Report, based on a survey of [...]

September 10th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Want to Texture Your Walls?

Looking to switch up the interior of your home without compromising on color schemes or major decor choices, consider adding texture to your walls. There are dozens of options out there, but whichever one you go with, it’s a technique that’s sure to add personality. Paint It Faux Out with the old paint, and in [...]

September 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Selling Your Own Home? Know the Contract?

Q: I am selling my house without the use of a real estate agent. My current buyer came to me through his agent. Closing is still several weeks off. Due to a change of circumstance, it is a bad idea for me to move, and I want to cancel the contract. If I cancel, will [...]

September 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Traveling with your Children as Adults

As my daughter grows up and develops into adulthood, and down the road gets married and has kids of her own, is it still possible to travel together and still get along? Here are seven tips on how to make a vacation with your adult children a fun and memorable experience. 1. Talk About Priorities [...]

August 27th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Amazing Interest Rates Great for First Time Buyers

First-Time Homebuyers Get a Break With Lower Mortgage Rates We’re talking about some real money here for homebuyers. Take a $200,000 mortgage. The mortgage payment for principal and interest would drop by about $120 a month if your rate is 4.1 percent instead of 5.1 percent on a 30-year mortgage, according to Greg McBride, chief [...]

August 23rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Why Fall is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

Let’s face it, the Fall market gets a bad rap. The majority of buyers assume that they’ll be unable to find a house that fits their needs during the fall—hence the mad rush during the summer. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Here are four reasons why a buyer should disregard the myths, [...]

August 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Who is Your Team and where do They Rank?

We're doing things a bit differently this time. Rather than compiling rankings from our throng of reporters and experts, we're using this edition to unveil the first set of ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI) ratings. Each team's rating is composed of a predicted offensive, defensive and special teams efficiency, as measured by expected points added [...]

August 20th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments