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How to Relax When Buying Equestrian Property

How to Relax When Buying Equestrian Property

Buying an equestrian property can be stressful From collecting all your financial documents to making it through the inspection process, so much can happen to cause anxiety before closing day. It’s enough to make even the most relaxed person feel…

Finding Gratitude in Times of Transition

Finding Gratitude in Times of Transition

Buying or selling a home can be an emotional transition. Packing up and leaving one home and then getting settled into another is often disorienting. This can be especially tough during the holidays, which is traditionally a time we associate…

Save Money Over the Holidays

Save Money Over the Holidays

Are you saving money for a down payment on a house? Then you may be wondering how to get through the holiday season with some money left in your pocket. It can be so easy to overspend this time of…

Avoid These Scary Mistakes When Selling

Avoid These Scary Mistakes When Selling

While it may seem like selling your home is an impossible task with landmines along the way, it doesn’t have to be quite so dramatic or difficult. If you avoid these common mistakes, then you’ll have a less stressful and…

Protect Your Home Over the Holidays

Protect Your Home Over the Holidays

The holiday season is officially here! It’s that time of year when we all deck the halls and gather together to celebrate. It also happens to be that time of year when you’re more vulnerable to burglars – or even…

Getting Rid of Tobacco Smoke Residue

Getting Rid of Tobacco Smoke Residue

You’ve probably heard of secondhand smoke. But did you know there is such a thing as third-hand smoke? It’s the chemical residue that lingers on indoor surfaces as a result of tobacco smoke. If you’ve just purchased a house from…

Breaking Up With Your Home

Breaking Up With Your Home

You know how it goes. In the beginning, it was all sunshine and heart emojis. You fell in love, and it was hard to imagine ever feeling differently. But time marches on, and sometimes you grow apart or fall out…

Use Halloween to Sell Your Home

Use Halloween to Sell Your Home

If you think Halloween isn’t a good time to sell your home, then think again. While it’s a holiday that’s typically associated with ghouls, goblins, and ghastly creatures, it can also be a great time to market your home creatively.…

How to Recognize Mold Problems

How to Recognize Mold Problems

When buying a new home, one of the problems you should be on the lookout for is mold. Even the cleanest homes have some mold, but if the problem has gotten out of control it could cause serious health issues.…

What To Do When Your House Floods

What To Do When Your House Floods

With all the images in the news of flooding due to Hurricanes Florence and Michael, you may be wondering what to do if you have a similar emergency. Natural disasters like storms aren’t the only things that can cause your…

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

ell as regular maintenance chores before colder weather sets in. Here are the top items that should be on your list this fall so you’ll be ready when winter rolls around. Clean gutters We know this isn’t your favorite job, but…

Do You Need Flood Insurance?

Do You Need Flood Insurance?

Living in Southern California, it's easy to become complacent about weather related damage to our properties. Although we remain cognizant of wildfires and earthquakes, we often overlook the potential for flooding. Every year we see images on the news of…

Always Ask These Five Questions When Buying

Always Ask These Five Questions When Buying

  Is a new home purchase in your future? Shopping for a new home can be an exciting time, and it’s easy to get swept up in your emotions. But remember that buying a home is one of the biggest…

Fall Garden Tips for a Better Spring

Fall Garden Tips for a Better Spring

Changing leaves and falling temperatures may not make you think of spring. But chores you do in your garden now can have a big impact during next year’s growing season. Fall is a great time to do some work in…

Tipping Your Movers

Tipping Your Movers

You’ve squared away all the details of your move, but you’re left with one lingering question. How much do you tip the movers? Moving day can be stressful and exhausting, made more so when you get to the end of…

Selling Your Home After Labor Day

Selling Your Home After Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of the summer season. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, you may be wondering if you’ve missed the boat. Spring and summer are often thought of as the best seasons for…

Home Selling Superstitions

Home Selling Superstitions

Selling your home can be a big undertaking. Which is why it’s no surprise that some homeowners have turned to less-than-traditional methods to increase their odds of a quick and profitable sale or for good luck in a new home.…

Why Was Your Offer Rejected?

Why Was Your Offer Rejected?

You’ve been searching for a new home for weeks, and you finally found “the one.” You submit an offer and start to daydream about life in your new home. Unfortunately, you get a reply back from your agent saying your…

Benefits of Buying an Older Home

Benefits of Buying an Older Home

When searching for a new place to call home, many homebuyers will pass over older homes. They worry that an older home will be full of problems that will require expensive repairs, or that the layout or design will be…

Homebuyer Turnoffs

Homebuyer Turnoffs

While every buyer is looking for something different in a property, there are a few key things that are universal turnoffs. If you’re selling your home, you’ll disregard these issues at your own peril. Even in a competitive market, here…

Selling a Smaller Horse Property

Selling a Smaller Horse Property

  Know your target market We get that a horse property isn’t for everybody. But it’s certainly for somebody. Your job is to figure out which buyers may be in the market for a smaller acreage property. These could include…