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Buying A Home? Apps For Home Buyers

Looking for a home to buy?  Enter the world of technology – beyond computers – to make the home buying process as easy as picking up your phone!  Smartphone “applications”, or “apps” as they are called,  are very user-friendly and designed with the home buyer in mind.  Let’s look at some useful apps for home buyers. But,…Read More »

Buying a Los Angeles home? Know the key to home loans!

Key to home loans

Many areas of the United States – including Los Angeles– are seeing a shift towards a seller’s market. In a seller’s market, homes for sale may receive multiple offers and are often sold in less time. Home sellers get excited at that news, but if you are trying to purchase a home, it may make…Read More »

Feng Shui and Your Home for Sale

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 »

Green Home Market Expected to Grow

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 »

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 »

Landscaping to Sell Your Home

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 »

Compare and Research when Buying a Home

We say that when you are buying a La Canada home, you should spend the proportionate amount of time that you would spend, say, buying a car.   Most people buying a car do a lot of research, take test drives of many different makes and models, study ads, performance ratings, investigate repair history, etc.…Read More »

Pasadena Farmers’ Markets

Pasadena photo by Fran and Rowena

Pasadena Farmers Markets are a great place to buy freshly grown local produce – fruits, vegetables and herbs.  You’ll also find an assortment of interesting specialty foods such as  homemade jelly, honey, etc.  Usually you can find beautiful cut flowers as well.  Add to that the experience of shopping in your own neighborhood, in a…Read More »

Los Angeles Home Remodeling

You’ve bought a house.  Now it’s time to do some remodeling and updating.  But, where to you start?  And, where is the best place to spend your money to maximize the return on the time, energy and dollars you are going to spend?   Let’s talk about Los Angeles home remodeling. Each year Remodeling Magazine publishes…Read More »