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Los Angeles Keeps Getting Unaffordable For Renters

Los Angeles Keeps Getting Unaffordable For Renters

  A whole lot of Los Angeles neighborhoods are unaffordable these days when you look at how big of a bite rent takes out of Angelenos’ paychecks, and it all adds up to a pretty sad situation. The rental listings site Apartment List looked at US Census data from 2007 to 2014 and plotted out Read More

 

7 Design Tips For a Faster Sell To a Younger Buyer

7 Design Tips For a Faster Sell To a Younger Buyer

Educating my clients about the audience they will be marketing to is one of the most important things a home stager can do. When you put your home on the market to sell, you should know that the next owner will likely be younger than you are. That’s why you should stop thinking about what Read More

 

5 Unknown Ways To Save for a Down Payment

5 Unknown Ways To Save for a Down Payment

  Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get to the good stuff, you’ve got to cobble together a down payment, a daunting sum if you follow the textbook advice to squirrel away 20% of a home’s cost.   Here are five creative Read More

 

5 Home Selling Tips For Fall

5 Home Selling Tips For Fall

  While fall is traditionally considered sort of an off-season for real estate, it can actually be a great time to sell a home. Experts suggest that buyers are much more likely to be serious and are quicker when it comes to making an offer. They often move for pressing reasons, such as a work Read More

 

California Housing Market Won’t Slow Down in 2016

California Housing Market Won’t Slow Down in 2016

California is predicted to see 433,000 existing home sales next year, with an annual increase of 6.3 percent.     Key Takeaways   Home price appreciation is predicted to slow in markets with tight inventories Less expensive, inland markets will account for a higher volume of sales Housing affordability will drop to 27 percent in Read More

 

10 Ways to Make Your Home Fall Cozy

10 Ways to Make Your Home Fall Cozy

  From candles to cushions, our Budget Decorator shows you how to add warmth to your home this fall!   Fall is one of my favorite times of year for home decorating. The season itself emphasizes warmth and comfort, and brings us closer to simpler things, and shouldn’t that be what our homes are all Read More

 

Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway?

Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway?

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween — as long as it’s just a trick.   To help you avoid any real-life scares — such as falls, fires, and traffic accidents — around your property this All Hallows Eve, play it safe while you’re setting up your Halloween lights and decorations.   Here are seven Read More

 

Is Your House in a Danger Zone?

Is Your House in a Danger Zone?

With the recent news of homes blowing up due to broken gas lines or vanishing below ground after a massive sinkhole opened up underneath, you might be ready to Google your address to find out if your little abode is all that safe where it is.   “A lot of property owners wait until it’s Read More

 

Why Being Organized Saves You Money

Why Being Organized Saves You Money

If you’ve ever accrued a late fee after losing a bill, thrown away spoiled peaches you forgot to eat, or bought yet another pair of sunglasses because you couldn’t find yours, then you know being disorganized can cost you money.   At best, clutter in the home causes mistakes, late fees, overdue payments, and missed Read More

 

Don’t Change Your Garden; Change How You Water

Don’t Change Your Garden; Change How You Water

  Here are ten simple things you can do to save water outdoors.   1. Water early in the morning Set your automatic sprinklers to run in the early morning and finish before 8am. This will reduce evaporation and will lessen the likelihood of water waste from interference from winds. You’ll also find that plant Read More

 
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