Sellers Prepping Their Homes with Marie Kondo In Mind

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Marie Kondo. The organizing consultant and Netflix star broke onto the scene this year with her highly prioritized method of organizing that includes sorting possessions and getting rid of what no longer brings you joy.  Home sellers have taken notice, and have started prepping… Read More

Is a Change on the Horizon for Prop 13 in 2020?

As it is currently written, Proposition 13 treats all California property taxes the same. It has been this way since 1978, but is a change on the horizon in 2020? If critics have their way, the answer may be yes. Opponents of the Prop 13 are asking for it to be downsized and exclude most… Read More

Accessory Dwelling Units Can Help Provide More Space

By now, I think we have all seen the State Farm television commercial where Cheryl is lamenting to her agent that her “she shed” has been burned down.  While it’s unclear what exactly happened to that adorable little structure in their backyard, the fact is, many people are turning to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) to… Read More

5 Tips for Selling a Home From Out of State

Trying to sell a house is challenging enough, and if you’re selling a home from out of state, it can be positively intimidating. Property and maintenance costs can add up quickly on an empty home, and you don’t want to have to buy special vacant-home insurance. Whether you’ve had to relocate because of a new job, are selling… Read More

6 Renovations You Should Never Do Yourself

When it comes to home improvements, it’s difficult to know when to do it yourself and when to hire a professional. We have the low down on when to draw the line – it usually involves things like plumbing, electricity, expensive materials and renovations that are downright dangerous. So before you try to get handy… Read More

Chimney Tips to Keep You Warm And Safe

Chimney maintenance and proper cleaning are key steps to keeping your family safe and warm as the temperatures drop. Neglected chimneys accumulate creosote, a combustible byproduct of charred wood, along their walls. Add to that a high internal flue temperature and you’ve got a potentially dangerous chimney fire on your hands. The best way to… Read More

7 Energy Saving Tips for Improving Indoor Temperatures As Summer Draws Near

Your home can become quite uncomfortable as the weather warms up in spring and summer, making an air conditioner something you just can’t do without. Unfortunately, with the increase in comfort can come a drastic increase in energy bills. Luckily, there are some simple and inexpensive energy saving measures to help bring your utility bills… Read More

10 Tips for Choosing Carpet

Nothing compares to the soft, luxurious feeling of carpet under your feet. Carpeting provides a safe, comfortable spot for kids to play and may even reduce the risk of injury during a fall. Sure, carpet requires a bit of extra maintenance compared to vinyl or tile, but there’s simply no substitute in terms of sound… Read More

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