Improve or Move?

Improve or Move?

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Wondering Whether to Improve or Move? Unless you built a custom home, you may have a long list of things you’d like to improve in your current home. Browsing online listings might get you in the mood to upgrade to a new home, or give you ideas to improve or add onto your existing home. Frequently at our open houses, attendees …

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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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Spring Shaping Up to Be a Strong Seller’s Market

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Real Estate Market Road Signs Point to A Seller’s Market Homes sales were strong in Long Beach in January, with the median price of a single family home at $580,000, up 12.3% from January 2016. Total closed sides of single family homes in Long Beach were at 257 for the month, down 9.5% from January 2016. However, this may be …

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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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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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Getting Organized For the New Year

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2017 is here whether we were ready for it or not, yet don’t despair if you didn’t get as organized as you’d planned. It’s not too late to get organized for 2017. Don’t Procrastinate on Cleaning It’s a temptation to put off your to-dos and home maintenance . Take 2017 by storm by starting out with a tidy home.  If …

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Why Sell My Home Now and Not Next Spring?

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As December rolls around, some would-be home sellers assume they’ve missed the opportunity to sell their home during the winter. “I guess I’ll have to wait to sell my home until the spring,” becomes the mantra for many. Yet does that really make sense? We know that the price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by “supply and …

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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, …