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Saving Money in Your Los Angeles Home – Energy Saving Tips

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

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 »

Five tips to Sell Your La Canada Home

If you are considering selling your La Canada home, your timing could be perfect!  Recently home sellers have been pleasantly surprised by a turn-around in market activity – more buyers are entering the market and with a decrease in inventory of homes for sale, this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for.  Let…Read More »

La Canada Homeowners – Sell Your Home with an Open House

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Help Buyers Fall in Love with Your Home for Sale

Love is not just for Valentines Day!  When prospective home buyers go looking for a home, they are looking for more than just a “house” – they are looking for a “home”.  This home, this “nest”, is a place for family and friends, for memories to be made, for a new beginning or a new…Read More »

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

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 »

Sell Your Los Angeles Home in 2012

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The final months of 2012 are upon us and if you are thinking about selling your Los Angeles home before the year’s end, we have a few things you should know.  We always sell homes at this time of year … and right through the holidays!  Buyers who are looking for a home during this…Read More »