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6 Easy Upgrades for a Healthier Home Shouldn’t your home be as healthy as possible? Just like what you choose to feed your family, the choices you make for your home play a big role in your family’s health. From air quality to water quality and more, there’s a lot we can do to make our homes a healthier place to live. If you want a home that promotes health and well-being, these projects are a great place to start. Watch Out for VOCs Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are a major contributor to indoor air pollution — and they’re […]
Making Yourself at Home: Tips for Settling into a New City Anyone who has ever packed up their belongings and relocated to a new city knows that getting settled in and familiar with strange new surroundings is, first and foremost, a process that takes time. You have to orient yourself and learn how to get around, which will probably involve getting lost two or three times until you’ve got it figured out. Then there’s finding out where the nearest grocery and pharmacy are, not to mention the dry cleaner, the veterinarian, the […]
Job Relocation Forces Sale Ron found a job over 90 miles away. Hard to leave this updated condo with this AWESOME View! The buyer walked in during the first open house and said WOW! She made an accepted offer and escrow opened in EIGHT DAYS! Signal Hill is in the HEART of Long Beach. Close to shopping and parks. 1995 Molino Ave #103, Signal Hill is one of only 9 units in the View Crest Complex. Click here to see more photos! Carol Gilles, of The RealEstate Group, has been working with buyers and sellers since 1979. She has […]
Are you tired of stuffing things into your closets and drawers? I was once told that if I want to buy something new, I need to make room for it and get rid of something or somethings! If you are considering selling your home, do you want to move everything? Here are 25 quick ideas to decluttering without overwhelming you. Get the whole family to help! Got a spare hour or so? It’s time to start tossing. Grab a trash bag, a recycling bin and a few donation boxes and get down to business. Working room by room, here are the things you […]
AB 1482 – Rent Cap and Just Cause Eviction Law Many new real estate related laws beginning on January 1. AB 1482 & AB 68 can be the most confusing and will change the way landlords, tenants and homeowners do business. Here is a recap of these 2 Assembly Bills . Even though this is in California, it could be coming to a state near you! Do check on the links below to review the bills and how they may affect you! Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1482 into law on October 8. Rent Cap Rent increases are capped at 5 percent plus […]
Ready to Sell a Rental Home Vivian & Wilfredo bought a home in Harbor Village, Harbor City CA in 2005. Several years later, they relocated to Ventura, Ca, for work and rented out their home. Now they were Ready to Sell a Rental Home so they could buy one closer to where they worked. Here’s their story… Check out their remodeled Harbor Village home at 25324 Bayside Pl, Harbor City Carol Gilles, of The RealEstate Group, has been working with buyers and sellers since 1979. She has been hired by many of her Past Clients to help […]
In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the homebuying process. Thankfully, working with a trusted real estate professional can help […]
There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan for how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into three often-overlooked financial benefits of homeownership and how preparing for […]
Some Highlights: There are many benefits to love about homeownership, and they’re not all financial. Being a part of a neighborhood, driving academic achievement, and improving mental health are just a few of these advantages. Let’s get together today to determine if you’re ready to embrace the rewards of owning your own home.
It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus, and tensions in the Middle East, just to name a few. These concerns have caused some to question their investment plans going forward. As an example, in Vanguard’s Global Outlook for 2020, the fund explains, […]
The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the number of houses that are available to buy. With early 2020 housing data now rolling in, it’s quite evident […]
Regardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed to a 6-year high. The United States Census Bureau reported that it increased to 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019, representing the highest level in the past six years. See the graph below: This increase does not come as […]