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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 26th, 2022 at 11:00 am

Exterior of original Hollywoodland home with English Tudor style roof and exterior

This storybook English Tudor home in Beachwood Canyon is a Hollywoodland original featuring all the vintage style of that great era. Only two owners have occupied the home since it was built in 1924. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,733-square-foot home is listed at $1,500,000 by Rose Ware in our Beverly Hills office.

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August 22nd, 2022 at 11:00 am

A guide to buying a house for sale by owner (FSBO)

When you’re planning to find your next home—or your first—you have a stack of to-do lists on your plate, from moving arrangements, figuring out what to look for when buying a house, and recalculating your wish list and budgeting to houses on the market. 

The good news is that a real estate professional familiar with these transactions can guide you through the sometimes-challenging process of FSBO homes, and you can widen your search to include them and potentially find what you’re looking for at a pleasing price. Find an agent with skills to fit your needs from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

Below we’ll review benefits and cons of buying market properties that are for sale by owner, and what to look out for. 

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August 22nd, 2022 at 11:00 am

What to look for when buying a house in 2022

If you’re ready to upgrade houses, move to a new location, or even purchase your first or second home, what’s the best way to approach it this year? While the real estate market settles into a post-pandemic state, every potential home buyer needs to be aware of financial and market trends. 

This is especially true in hot house hunting markets like southern California, where housing is at a premium. Let’s dive into what to look for when buying a house in 2022, and how to prepare for it. 

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August 17th, 2022 at 11:00 am

Aerial of Santa Ynez luxury home and its producing Sangiovese vineyard

This gorgeous Mediterranean-villa-style home in tranquil Santa Ynez was built in 2011 and extensively renovated in 2022. It boasts views of hillsides and neighboring vineyards, a private pond, swimming pool, lush grounds and a producing Sangiovese vineyard.

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