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September 21st, 2022 at 11:00 am

A home’s exterior is key to creating a great first impression when you approach a home, whether that be in person or online. In order to achieve excellent curb appeal, and secure a great first impression, there are a few tips we have learned. Whether you want to spruce up your home for a new season, to impress guests who may be visiting for the holidays, or you’re ready to list your home for sale, there are plenty of ways to refresh your home’s exterior and give it a welcoming feeling.

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September 14th, 2022 at 11:00 am

When it comes to minimalist design style, we love everything from the soothing color palettes to the open spaces. However, there is a fine line between a cold, bare room and one that feels warm and inviting when it comes to minimalist décor.

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August 1st, 2022 at 11:00 am

What is amortization in real estate?

Buying a new home is one of life’s most thrilling and exciting experiences. For first-time homebuyers, it’s a quintessential rite of passage that signals the beginning of a brand new phase of life. And even if you’ve been through the process before, it still represents a fresh start. 

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July 4th, 2022 at 11:00 am

What is an acceleration clause in real estate?

Acceleration is a word we generally associate with speed. You hit the accelerator of your car and take off, adrenaline flowing, heart pumping, as you start flying down the open road.

An acceleration clause in real estate may also get your adrenaline flowing and heart pumping, but for different reasons.

So what is this acceleration clause real estate? At its most basic level, it’s a part of your mortgage that allows your lender to call in the entirety of the loan. Unlike amortization in real estate, that means you have to pay everything now. Thankfully, there’s a bit more complexity and lenders can’t just trigger an acceleration clause on a whim. Let’s look at some of the details of how mortgage acceleration clauses in real estate work.

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June 3rd, 2022 at 11:00 am

One of five ocean-view homes featured in the blog with a waterfall effect spa that pours into pool. Blue ocean view beyond.

Here in Southern California, ocean views are plentiful. From the South Bay, to Orange County and through Santa Barbara, there is truly nothing like living the west coast lifestyle, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. As often as you may come across an ocean view, though, it is a bit more rare to have a home that enjoys a view of the Pacific.

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