Understanding California Property Taxes

Property taxes are one of those things that are certain: you can count on receiving your bill twice each year. It’s common for new homeowners to forget about property taxes, but they should absolutely be something that any home-buying plans for as a significant expense. Setting aside money to help pay your property taxes is… Read More

Should You DIY or Hire a Pro For Home Improvement Projects?

Dreaming about home improvement projects can be a lot of fun, especially with the long list of home and garden TV shows that are dedicated to this very thing. Professionals can make DIY projects look simple, though, and for many homeowners, they can quickly find themselves in over their heads. If you have a home… Read More

Supporting Women-Owned Businesses

I’ve worked in real estate for over 20 years, and for many of them, the industry was male-dominated. It makes me so happy to see that the real estate industry is now more equally represented from a gender perspective. In fact, did you know that 70% of sales agents are females? According to NAR, “… Read More

We’re Growing! Looking For A Client Care Coordinator

Goal: Support the team by ensuring that our clients receive gold standard care. Do you get excited about helping people? Do you make a great first impression on those you meet? Are you a great multitasker? Then we want to learn more about you! If you’ve been thinking about making a career move and getting… Read More

Los Olivos, CA Day Trip Itinerary

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love riding on back-country roads. In fact, so much so that spending the day gallivanting around the countryside (especially in wine country) on my bike is one of my favorite things to do!  The trouble is, I live in Pasadena, CA, where the only back roads I… Read More

Advice for Selling a Home As-Is

The “as-is” tag. We’ve all seen it while shopping. A blouse with a pulled thread. Shoes with slight wear to the bottoms. Or a sweater with a makeup stain at the collar. The vendor might elect to sell these items “as-is,” indicating to the buyer that there is something off, but they can have a… Read More

Your Guide to How Probate Sales Work

Probate sales can be a great way to pick up a property for a fantastic price, but they can also be confusing for even the most seasoned real estate veterans. There are many moving parts when it comes to this type of real estate transaction, so today, I wanted to discuss how probate sales work.… Read More

Ways Homeowners Can Put Their Equity to Work

Gaining equity in your home is a wonderful way to help you bolster your financial well-being. And thanks to a stronger than normal real estate market this past year, there’s a good chance you’ve watched your equity grow! But, are you familiar with how your equity can work for you? If not, read on for… Read More

Winter Home Staging Tips

Historically, winter has always been a much slower time for real estate than the rest of the year. However, we have seen a number of different changes in the real estate market these past few years, with buyers continuing to look for the home of their dreams after the holidays are behind them. One of… Read More

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