Mudrooms are disappearing from homes

Living in the Los Angeles Metro area almost my entire life didn’t allow me the opportunity to know what a mudroom was until I started my real estate career and casually browsed through homes in middle America out of curiosity to learn how properties across the United States looked like. What striked my attention was […]

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Would you add an in-law suite?

Would you add an in-law suite? Well…What is an in-law suite? It’s the most common name for a small dwelling on the same property as your home, where an aging family member (or others) can live with some modicum of privacy and independence. It’s often a separate space with its own bathroom, sometimes in a […]

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Protect yourself from SCAM ARTISTS after a #wildfire damage

Protect yourself from SCAM ARTISTS after a #wildfire damage MAKE SURE YOUR HOME INSPECTOR IS LEGITIMATE: • If a housing inspector comes by and claims to represent the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) or the Small Business Administration (SBA), ask to see the inspector’s identification badge, which all federal employees and contractors are required to […]

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Cash-out refinancing: Is it the right option

A cash-out refinance replaces your current home loan with a new mortgage for more than your outstanding loan balance. You withdraw the difference between the two mortgages in cash and put the money toward home remodeling, consolidating high-interest debt or other financial goals. Reasons to use a cash-out refinance There are many advantages to using […]

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Thinking of selling your home?

To determine if you should sell your home, consider life circumstances, but also your financial situation like the amount of equity you have in your home, your ability to afford a new home, and all of the costs of selling Talk to your Realtor to understand your local housing market and how trends can influence […]

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