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Feng Shui and Your Home for Sale

Feng-Shui-Selling-Home

You’ve probably heard the term – “feng shui”.  It is employed as an art to create “balance” and “harmony”.  Most likely you’ve “felt” the feng shui of a home.  You walk in and it just doesn’t feel right.  Yet, if you watch any of the television shows involving interior re-design or the makeover of garden…Read More »

Tips for Moving Into Your New Home

moving boxes

Moving into a new Los Angeles home can be a fun and exciting time in your life, but it can also be challenging.  Our clients experience stress and exhaustion – and often report extra doses of Vitamin C are in order.  We have some tips for moving to help with a coordinated, inexpensive and organized transition. A move…Read More »

Home Buying – the Basics of Homeowners Insurance

Your dream home

Once you’ve purchased your dream home, it’s time to protect it!  Home buying can be very risky without homeowners insurance. It is essential for safeguarding your most valuable possession against defects, vandalism and disaster. It will cover the costs of repairs in the event of calamities such as fire, storms,earthquakes, vehicles, aircraft, riots, theft, and…Read More »

Home Buying is Like Shoe Buying

Home buying is like shoe buying

We have all heard the saying “one shoe fits all”.   But,  if you’ve ever looked for a Los Angeles home (to buy or to rent), you realize that the ”one size fits all” does not work when buying a home.  It doesn’t work when shoe shopping, either, for that matter!  Homes, like shoes, are very personal,…Read More »

Moving? Get to Know Your New Home and Neighbors

Gate to your new home

When moving into your new Los Angeles home, and new neighborhood, you can feel the excitement and there is also a bit of apprehension.  New friends, new locations – a new grocery store, a new doctor – all of the services that were familiar to you in your prior home may need to be reestablished in your…Read More »

Keeping Your Home Secure

Spring home safety

Spring is in the air and that means vacation plans may not be far behind!   Whether you are embarking on a weekend getaway or an extended trip, it’s important that you make arrangements to ensure the safety of your Los Angeles home.    Many people do not realize the importance of keeping your home secure.  Taking…Read More »

2012 – An Affordable Time to Buy a Home

Home for sale - 4520 Viro Road, La Canada, CA 91011

As real estate agents, we are constantly asked – should I buy a home now or wait?  Is it an affordable time to buy a home?  Frankly, what we are seeing is a  combination of historically low mortgage rates and a decline in home prices – together making home affordability within reach for many people.…Read More »

Green Home Market Expected to Grow

housing-green-market

The latest trend in the residential building market is going “green.”    Last week McGraw-Hill Construction revealed that 17% of residential single-family home building in 2011 was due to eco-friendly homes and upgrades, up from just 2% in 2005.  Rates on the West Coast, North Midwest, and New England have experienced even stronger growth in…Read More »

Landscaping to Sell Your Home

Landscaping

Selling your home in today’s real estate market can involve “home staging.”  But what about the exterior of your Los Angeles home?  It’s called “curb appeal.”  Learn more about landscaping to sell your home. Remember – the landscaping surrounding your home is both the first and the last impression your buyer will have.  Make them…Read More »

Resources for Avoiding Home Foreclosure

Foreclosure-notice

Home ownership can be a heavy responsibility at times … especially when times are tough.  It can be challenging to find help when times are difficult due to a  decrease or loss of income, illness, unexpected disaster or home repairs, or personal crisis such as separation or divorce.  Add to that a reduction in home values,…Read More »