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The First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide to Purchasing a Fixer-Upper If you’re thinking about buying a fixer-upper as your first home, there are several different things you’ll need to consider before making the purchase. For instance, you’ll need to determine whether you have enough money saved for any potential repairs that will be needed in the future, and you’ll need to decide if you’re going to stay in the home or sell it once you’re done renovating it. To learn more about these considerations you’ll need to make, read on! Is a Fixer-Upper […]
Ways to Take Title on Your Home So you worked with your Realtor and found the Perfect home! And the Sellers accepted your Offer! Whoo, hoo! You open Escrow and need to choose how you will take title. There are 5 basic Ways to Take Title on Your Home. Choosing the correct option depends on your family’s situation and why you purchased and what will happen when you are deceased. Taking title is a legal decision. A Realtor can’t tell you HOW to take title, but can provide you with information so you can make the best decision […]
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 […]
Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the economy to a screeching halt, many are feeling a personal financial crisis. James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. […]
Some Highlights Expert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy bounces back – and it will. We may be facing challenging economic times today, but the housing market is poised to help the economy recover, not drag it down. Let’s connect to make sure you’re informed and ready when it’s time […]
As our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we feel the effects of the coronavirus? How deep will the impact go? The human toll may forever change families, but the economic impact will rebound with a […]
The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks not seen in many years. It […]
We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact with our friends and neighbors. Even practices for engaging with agents, lenders, and all of the players involved in a real estate transaction are changing to […]
The angst caused by the coronavirus has most people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations. It’s at times like these when we want exact information about anything we’re doing – even the correct protocol for grocery shopping. That information brings knowledge, and this gives us a sense of relief and comfort. If […]