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Staging Your Outdoor Space

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Designing an Outdoor Destination Outdoor living is one of the simple joys of life in Southern California. We celebrate, entertain, relax, and recharge in our outdoor spaces. Despite the value these outdoor areas add to a home, they often take a back seat to the interior staging of a property. With a few simple guidelines, you can spruce up your …

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Is It Time to Sell Your Home?

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If you’ve been considering a move, you may be wondering if now is a good time to sell a home. The simple answer is yes, based on the theory of supply and demand that we all learned in school. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price rises. An article in the …

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7 Things Home Sellers May Forget to Do

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When you’re selling a home there’s so much to do: find a Realtor, do touch-ups, get that balky air conditioner fixed, look into staging… It’s no wonder that sometimes things fall between the cracks. Big things. (We’re not pointing fingers, promise!) Here’s a list of things sellers often forget. We promise you, these tasks are well worth the time it …

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Takeaways From A Multi-Million-Dollar Mansion

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The $250 million asking price of a mansion that hit the market in January caught the attention of many people. Touting details like a helipad, 21 bathrooms, 12 bedrooms, and a sizable car gallery, this grand estate fits the ideal of the Californian Hollywood lifestyle. But even in Bel Air, 38,000 square feet is big and the price tag is out …

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Interior Design Trends On Their Way Out

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Every year, we see shift in decorating trends. While we find ourselves discussing these new interior design trends regularly, it’s easy to forget which old ones it’s time to retire. For homeowners, changing a room can be a substantial boon if they’re thinking of selling their home in the near future. The visual appeal of rooms can greatly boost buyers’ interest. Even …

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Staging Your Home On Your Own

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When it’s time to sell your home, the question of how to present or “stage” the rooms is an important one. Staging helps sell homes. Yet most people live with their personality in every room. Inherited furniture, favorite artworks, and a lifetime of collected items make the space their own. While decluttering is one of the first things a Realtor …

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Pantone’s Greenery and Your Home

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It’s become a tradition for the Pantone Color Institution to name a color each year that will be prominent in fashion and design. 2017 is the proud recipient of a simple green color that we all are familiar with, even if we’re not big on the trends: greenery. Described as a zesty yellow-green, this tone is regularly used to evoke …

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Getting Through a Home Inspection

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Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll likely go through a home inspection. And for many, the idea of a home inspection can make their stomachs twist into knots. You don’t think anything is wrong with the house, but what if there is? The easiest way to relieve this stress is to understand what the home inspection is for, …

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Best Time of Year to Buy A Home

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Every year about this time, some home buyers and sellers throw in the towel. With short days and holidays around the corner, the prospect of buying a house may seem a bit daunting for some people. But for those who stick with it,  the prize can be so sweet: the perfect home of your dreams. At a fair price. An d if you …

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Selling a Home When You Have Pets

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Your pets are your family, and much like children who have to be coached through the process of selling a home, your animal companions may need  a little help getting through this time. Your pets can also impact the sale of your home, and there are steps you can take to mitigate any negative impact. Make Time and Space for Your Buyers From the …