First Step To Buying a House

Your First Step to Buying a Home This Summer

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It’s no secret that many markets across the country, our local one especially, have seen the number of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumber the amount of homes for sale. This rise in demand  has created a highly competitive marketplace where buyers often need to distinguish themselves to come out ahead during the bidding process. A practical and proactive way …

4 Ways to Avoid DIY Mistakes

4 Ways To Avoid DIY Mistakes

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New backsplash? You’ve done it. Upgrading a faucet? No problem. You’re a DIY master. But what about that electrical issue? Or fixing a leaky roof? Even though you (and your BFF, YouTube) have pulled off many DIY projects, you know there are projects you’ve no business trying on your own. But what about those projects that fall somewhere in between …

Kitchen Remodel

10 Simple Rules for Remodeling Your Kitchen

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  It’s the day you’ve been dreaming of — time to plan your kitchen remodel. Dream big, but make sure you’re not making mistakes that’ll cause you to regret the money you spent and the inconvenience you went through. We’re here to future-proof you from angst by naming the ten simple rules for definitive kitchen features that will retain their …

When Organization Goes Wrong

When Getting Organized Goes Wrong

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It’s time. You’re getting organized. Finally. Kudos on making the smart homeowner choice, but don’t get too self-congratulatory while you’re still in the IKEA parking lot. Organization is about giving everything the right place (sometimes the donation bin), and while that sounds straightforward, it’s pretty easy to choose the wrong places, turning your attempt at a tidier home into wasted …

Built in Grill

Built-in Grill Turns Up Summer Heat

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There’s no better season than summer to up your grilling game with a new barbecue. For some, it’s as simple as a trip to the local hardware store to upgrade to the newest, biggest, baddest barbecue model they can wheel to their truck– easy enough project for the casual user. But then there are those who take their commitment to grilling …

Moving Cat

House Hunting for Pet Perks

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When searching the market for your next home purchase, there’s a whole spectrum of features that top the list of every buyer’s dream property. For some, it’s finding a prime location or neighborhood, for others architectural style or structural design take precedence. Those with a green thumb search for the perfect landscape to watch their garden grow, while the home …

Outdoor Staging

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 …

Refreshing Your Yard

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While Southern California doesn’t experience severe winters, this is a great time of year for refreshing y our yard. With generally mild weather, February and March make for a great time to make some changes. Give yourself an afternoon for these little yard pick-me-ups, and enjoy well into the summer. The added benefit of the curb appeal is just icing …

Dealing With Common Home Emergencies

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When we think of emergencies, the house isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. However, a house is full of potential disasters that may not end in bodily harm, but certainly mean property damage. Being able to respond during these emergencies can make all the difference. With some quick solutions, these common emergencies can be solved at home. …

New Smart Objects for Your Smart Home

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas continues to add new smart objects year after year. With an increasing focus on an internet connected house, and more people embracing this market, the 2017 CES offering were strong for smart homes. Here’s some of the newest and best innovations for this year’s smart homes, with practical applications in any household. …