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December 2017

Increasing my homes IQ!! Top Two Picks!!

By |December 29th, 2017|

It seems to be all the rage now-a-days to have the newest smart home product prominently displayed in your home. I have to say that I have tried a lot of these products and there are a lot more I can’t wait to integrate into my home.

As a Real Estate aficionado and investor I […]

June 2016

7 ways to protect yourself from the air you breathe INSIDE

By |June 27th, 2016|

It may be one thing to expose yourself to the contamination of the city air… nay the poison of the polluted city air. You are generally aware that the smog of the city will accost your lungs, but you deal with it knowing that you will be home, inside, or out of the city […]

October 2015

Lead Based Paint: Your home could be poisoning you

By |October 29th, 2015|

Interestingly enough, lead as an element can be found free in nature and has been used by humans for centuries. The ancient Romans used lead to make water pipes. However, what we found out centuries later is the correlation between lead and toxic symptoms. It wasn’t until the mid 20th Century that science recognized […]

July 2015

10 Steps to Buying your First Home

By |July 22nd, 2015|

Step 1 : Get pre-approved

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

 

Before we start this journey, we need to know which way you […]

May 2015

What Do the Smell of Rotten Eggs and China have in Common?

By |May 15th, 2015|

What do rotten eggs and China have in common ? DRYWALL! Defective Drywall also known as Chinese Drywall was used from 2001 to 2009.  I hope to enlighten you a bit more about it and what to look for when you are looking at homes that may have been remodeled or built between those […]

January 2015

The Pitfalls of Hardwood Floors

By |January 27th, 2015|

When it comes to replacing the floors in your home, there are many different options: hardwood, laminate, tile, carpet, vinyl and more. For now, I am going to focus on hardwood floors. It might seem like a pretty easy choice based on your personal style, but with so many choices, colors and grades of […]

August 2014

Real Estate Buyers & Sellers: Cost of using a Real Estate Agent

By |August 18th, 2014|

I get asked this question every time I work with a first time buyer, so I thought I would write a little blog to explain this for all of those first time buyers out there. 🙂 There are two basic types of real estate transactions that real estate agents deal with: listings and sales. […]

July 2014

Real Estate Buyers & Sellers: Best time of year to buy or sell ?

By |July 21st, 2014|

So the best time of year to buy real estate is in the Winter months. Why ? It’s simple less competition means better prices for home buyers. Look at the below chart you can see in each county over the last 6 years that sales cycles tend to follow the same pattern. Increased sales […]

June 2014

Real Estate Home Buyers: FHA vs. Conventional, How $2,355 could save you near $50,000

By |June 27th, 2014|

There are many types of home loans that a buyer can apply for when looking to purchase a home. There are a few key down payment thresholds that can make a significant difference in the financing that you are looking to obtain. In this blog, I will review one scenario that if all facts […]

May 2014

Federal Pacific Electrical Panels… yes they are a big deal.

By |May 21st, 2014|

Recently, I have had a string of real estate inspections yield the infamous (in real estate circles, that is) federal pacific electrical boxes. Most experienced agents cringe at the thought of having a federal pacific box in a home they own or sell. In the industry, we tend to look at these boxes as […]