Spring Home Maintenance Tips

It’s hard to believe that spring is already upon us! With extra time being spent at home right now, I thought it would be helpful to put together some ideas to assist you with preparing your home for summer (safely). Consider this a starter checklist for future projects or if you find any urgent issues… Read More

How The Stay-At-Home Order Affects Real Estate

On March 20th, the California Association of Realtors thankfully offered guidance to the CA real estate industry regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s Stay-at-Home order. Under the mandate, Realtors are not considered exempt and are asked to cease doing face-to-face marketing or sales activities, including showings, listing appointments, open houses and property inspections. As a CA Broker… Read More

What To Expect After Your Offer Is Accepted

Receiving the news that your offer was accepted on the home of your dreams is so exciting! But that excitement can also be tempered with anxiety when you don’t know what to expect next. I have worked in real estate for many years, and I know how overwhelming this time can be for buyers.  I… Read More

Cynthia Cohn Named ProVisors Affinity Group Leader for East Valley Women’s Group

Cynthia Cohn has been named ProVisors Affinity Group leader for the East Valley Women’s Group. ProVisors, an organization that Cynthia has been part of for 6 years, was established on the premise of sharing the highest standards of integrity, performance, and accountability between experienced professionals and their clients. ProVisors members are experts in a wide… Read More

How Often Should I Review My Insurance Policies?

I receive a lot of questions about homeowner’s insurance, and more specifically, how often homeowners should review their policies. So, today, I wanted to share some insights around this topic that I hope are helpful to you.  How Often Should I Review My Homeowner’s Policy?  Instead of putting a specific time frame around this question,… Read More

What Does Age-Proofing a Home Mean?

We have all heard of “baby-proofing” a home, but have you heard of “age-proofing” one? As Baby Boomers continue to age and people are living longer, this term is becoming more and more prevalent. While it can include downsizing into a more manageable sized home after children have moved away, there are many age-specific modifications… Read More

Rent Control Is a Reality in California

For many Californians, homeownership just isn’t a possibility because home prices have surged in recent years. This has pushed many people into renting, despite the fact that rental rates have continued to increase in tandem with home prices. The State of California has recently taken action to help renters retain some semblance of control over… Read More

Bolting Can Help Keep Homes Safe in an Earthquake

As Southern Californians, we are no strangers to earthquakes. Back over the summer, a swarm of 1,000 earthquakes shook California at different magnitudes. Two of them were large enough to shake up many homeowners, and Lucy Jones, a US Geological Survey Seismologist, was all over the TV talking about the Big One. Did you know… Read More

An Overview of Pasadena’s Self-Certification Program

The Ordinance (No. 7337) and Municipal Code Section (14.17) pertains to sellers who are responsible for obtaining a Presale Certification of Completion or Presale Certificate of Inspection prior to the close of escrow on a single-family home, condo, townhome, or a duplex.  The City of Pasadena believes that this program will improve the safety of… Read More

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