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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…

How to Shop for a Mortgage

How to Shop for a Mortgage

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial transactions you will ever make in your lifetime. Which is why it is so important to be an informed consumer. How do you do that? By shopping around, of course. If…

Prepare to Buy a Home in 2019

Prepare to Buy a Home in 2019

Is buying a home your New Years resolution for 2019? Are you unsure where to start? While buying a home can be a complex process, there are steps you can take now so that you’re more prepared when the time…

Meet Ken  Shuttleworth

Meet Ken Shuttleworth

A native Californian, Ken earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University, obtained his California Real Estate Broker’s License, and launched an investment real estate firm in San Diego. Pursuing his love of the industry, he…

Meet Carol Shuttleworth

Meet Carol Shuttleworth

What To Know Before Selling

What To Know Before Selling

 2019 is the year you want to sell your home, then there are some things you should know before you do it. In fact, the more time you can spend getting organized and preparing your home before it hits the…

Competing Against an All-Cash Offer

Competing Against an All-Cash Offer

You found a home you love. You made an offer that you thought couldn’t be beat. But it was – by an all-cash offer from another buyer. Although buyers who pay for homes with cash are attractive in many markets,…

What is a credit freeze?

What is a credit freeze?

  Are you worried about having your sensitive financial information stolen over the holidays? Then you may be considering a credit freeze. But if you’re also preparing to buy a home, a credit freeze could become problematic. Here’s what you…

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…