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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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August 29th, 2022 at 11:00 am

Does a pool add value to your home?

There’s nothing quite like a swimming pool to help you beat the heat of a summer day. Perfect for family get-togethers, pools are also ideal places to get in your daily exercise (even when that exercise is just lounging on an inflatable raft), and can be the buyer’s preferred amenity when it comes to what to look for when buying a house. But beyond summer fun, does a pool add value to your home?

If you live in California, the answer to that question is probably yes. However, when asking how much home value does a pool add to a house, things can get more complicated. Let’s dive into the deep end of pools to get an idea of how much property value they can provide.

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August 8th, 2022 at 11:00 am

What is a CMA in real state?

You’re searching for a new home, and you’ve partnered with a REALTOR® to help you find the perfect property, navigate the offers and negotiations processes, and communicate with home sellers in your area. If you’re curious about what kind of home to buy, read up on buying a fixer-upper vs a move-in ready home to make sure you know your own real estate goals when entering the market.

When you’re determining your budget or preparing to make an offer, your REALTOR® will likely suggest building a CMA, or a Comparative Market Analysis. But what is a CMA in real estate, and how can it help you as a buyer? 

In essence, a CMA is a tool you can use to see how a property’s value measures up compared to others. Understanding a CMA is the first step to becoming a more savvy buyer, and this helpful tool will allow you to assess your local market options and deliver airtight, fair offers. 

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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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June 27th, 2022 at 11:00 am

Modern bedroom with dark bedding, light wood paneling and brass wall mounted lamp - ideas to give your bedroom a refresh

Your bedroom is the most sacred space in your home. It is the one place where you can feel most at peace, so creating a bedroom sanctuary where you can relax at the end of the day is an important undertaking for any homeowner.

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