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Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

If you’re shopping for a home loan, you know that your credit score helps to determine what kind of loan you qualify for and at what rate. The better your score, the more favorable your terms will be. But do…

Explore a Community Through Social Media

Explore a Community Through Social Media

Social media has become an indispensable tool for keeping in touch with old friends, staying current with the news and enjoying the latest viral cat video. But did you ever consider using social media to learn about a neighborhood? If…

What to Let Go of Before You Move

What to Let Go of Before You Move

  Let’s face it – things have a tendency to accumulate. And if you’ve been living in the same place for more than a few years, chances are you’ve collected items you no longer use. And then there's the barn!…

Selling Your Home in the Fall

Selling Your Home in the Fall

It’s almost time for sweaters, fall foliage and pumpkin spice lattes. And if you’re like some property owners, it may also be time to sell your home. While fall may not be the most popular time to list your horse…

Avoid These Home Buying Mistakes

Avoid These Home Buying Mistakes

  Buying a home or equestrian property – especially for the first time – can be a huge undertaking. It’s a complex process, making it easy for mistakes to happen along the way. If you’re buying a property, here are…

Dealing With Seller’s Remorse

Dealing With Seller’s Remorse

A fairly common occurrence, buyer’s remorse happens when someone makes a large purchase, such as a home, and feels regret afterwards. But have you heard of seller’s remorse? Also normal, those selling a home may feel regret or anxiety stemming…

Foster Failure!

Foster Failure!

Normally, we would hate to admit we failed at anything, but we are happy to announce we have earned the moniker, “Foster Fails!” We recently blogged about our foster horse, BuJu (pronounced BooZHo͞o). To learn more about BuJu’s story, you…

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…

Improved Equestrian Property Search

Improved Equestrian Property Search

We know your time is valuable, that's why we've redesigned our search page! Go to California Equestrian Properties and click on the Find Equestrian Properties button; enter your desired location and investment range, then scroll away!       Now exclusive to equestrian clients, searching for just…

Tips for Staging Equestrian Property

Tips for Staging Equestrian Property

 Does your outdoor space make a good first impression? Your barn exterior is the first thing that potential buyers will see when they take a tour. Are you making the most of it? If you think your outdoor spaces could…

What’s Not Included in a Home Inspection

What’s Not Included in a Home Inspection

The inspection remains a crucial step in any home sale. It allows buyers to have a good understanding of the condition of the property they are about to purchase. A professional home inspector will visually inspect the major systems of…

4 Reasons You Should See Homes in Person

4 Reasons You Should See Homes in Person

It’s often said a picture is worth a thousand words. But can you be sure those words are totally accurate? If you’ve been house hunting and have fallen in love with a home based on the pictures you’ve seen online,…

Inspiration for First Time Home Buyers

Inspiration for First Time Home Buyers

Leaping into the home buying process for the first time can be intimidating.  It seems like there are so many things to know and decisions to make. It’s enough to keep even the most together person from making their dream…

Is Your Neighborhood Dog Friendly?

Is Your Neighborhood Dog Friendly?

Whether you’re looking for a new home or selling your current one, it’s good to know whether or not the neighborhood is dog friendly. If you’re buying, you’ll want the peace of mind knowing there are amenities that cater to…

Selling During a Divorce

Selling During a Divorce

Getting a divorce is a stressful and emotionally draining process. Add to it the prospect of selling your home, and now you’ve got a challenging situation even under the best of circumstances. If you and your former spouse have agreed…

Selling Inherited Property

Selling Inherited Property

Did you recently inherit property from a loved one that you intend to sell? If so, you have probably discovered that selling inherited property is an emotional process that comes with its own set of challenges. And if you have…

Buying a Vacation Home

Buying a Vacation Home

      Do you dream of lazy summer afternoons spent admiring ocean views from your veranda? Or maybe you love the idea of snuggling by your own fireplace after hitting the slopes all afternoon. It may finally be time…

Buying Solo? What You Should Know

Buying Solo? What You Should Know

  The number of people buying a home on their own is on the rise. Are you one of them? While it may seem daunting to purchase a property solo, it is certainly far from impossible. In fact, it could…

Selling a Unique Home

Selling a Unique Home

Is your home one-of-a-kind? Could you describe it as unique or even quirky? While you may love your distinctive home, it could be challenging when it comes time to sell. Many potential homebuyers are looking for properties that conform to…

Mills Act Program for Historically Designated Properties

Mills Act Program for Historically Designated Properties

What is the Mills Act? Enacted in 1972 by the state of California, the Mills Act enables local jurisdictions “to enter into contracts with property owners of qualified historic properties who actively participate in the restoration and maintenance of their…