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Outdoor entertaining – get ready now!

Entertain outdoors

Get ready for outdoor entertaining! Yes, spring and summer weather is right around the corner.  No matter where you live, the winter weather will have you thinking about the sunshine, and outdoor entertaining.  As the weather warms, outdoor activities expand the living space of your home. In addition to being a great way to increase…Read More »

La Canada Homeowners – Sell Your Home with an Open House

Open house

Selling a La Canada home? Have an Open House One important marketing strategy in selling a house in today’s La Canada real estate market is a public open house.  Typically we host open houses on a Sunday afternoon.  The public is invited.  You can expect to have potential home buyers, “lookie loos” and many neighbors…Read More »

Get your Home Ready for Back to School

Get-ready-for-school

School supplies are showing up on the shelves of stores everywhere around Los Angeles reminding everyone that the final days of summer are edging closer. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to evaluate your Los Angeles home to make sure you are organized and prepared for the approaching back to school days. Even…Read More »

Choosing a Garage Door For Your Home

Choosing-a-garage-door-for-your-home

Los Angeles homeowners – have you looked at the exterior of your home?  Where does your eye focus first?  Depending on the design of your home, there is a great chance that you will be focusing on the garage.  And, if you consider the garage door as a form of “exterior landscaping”. then you will…Read More »

DOM (Days on Market) and How it Affects Home Buyers and Sellers

Calendar-days

Days on Market in Real Estate When we speak with someone who wants to sell their home, there are two factors that usually come into play – (1) price and (2) timing.  Many times sellers tell us that they are not in a hurry, and are willing to wait until they get their price.  On…Read More »

Home Security Tips To Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

House safe and secure

Summer is here and that means time for a vacation!  One of the most important travel plans you can make is that involving your plans to make your home safe while you are gone.   We have some home security tips that will help you be prepared to be away from your home.  Make your…Read More »

June is National Homeownership Month

home buyers

All over the United States, June is celebrated as National Homeownership Month. “Achieving the American dream of homeownership is something to be proud of,” state Los Angeles real estate agents Fran and Rowena of Dilbeck Real Estate, “Owning a home is so much more than the house itself … it’s about family and community as…Read More »

Beat the Heat in Your Los Angeles Home

Sunshine

Summer’s here, and it’s time for summer fun outdoors with family and friends.  It’s time for back yard barbecues,  pool parties, al fresco dining and just hanging out.  You might plan a trip to the beach, or the lake, or maybe your back yard is your favorite place to be during the summer.  Whatever you…Read More »

Saving Money in Your Los Angeles Home – Energy Saving Tips

Energy-star

In today’s world, saving energy is important.  As a home owner, or a future home owner, there are many costs of home ownership to think about.  One of these is the amount spent on utilities.  Did you know that you can request an energy audit from your power company to find ways that you can reduce…Read More »

Terms to Know When Buying or Selling a Los Angeles Home

Real estate terms

When you are a home buyer or seller, you will hear different real estate terms used during the process.  We have listed some of the common real estate terms and their definition that will help you when buying or selling a Los Angeles home. “CLOSING DATE” – The closing date refers to the date title transfers from…Read More »