South Bay Homeowner Tips

Nov. 17, 2021

Scavenger Hunt Can Ease a Road Trip

Got a lengthy road trip coming up this holiday season?

Avoid children’s inevitable Are we theeeeere yet? with a distracting game under the guise of a scavenger hunt.

Ideally they’ll be occupied trying to spot as many items as they can, so drivers can have a little more peace with ...

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Sept. 21, 2021

Live Larger in Small-space Quarters

Small-space living - even in a few rooms of your home - is good for the environment and easier on the wallet. It can also be a way to show off chic décor if you’re so inclined! Here are a few ways to be both efficient and stylish.

In the kitchen and ...

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Sept. 8, 2021

Agent is Key in Pricing Home for Sale

Pricing your house isn’t guess work. Setting the right price upon listing a property takes market experience and expertise.

To determine the best list price, your agent balances current market demand, values of homes in your neighborhood, where prices are headed, and your home’s condition.

An underpriced home:

Decreases future ...

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Aug. 2, 2021

Cool off your Home, Save Money and Energy

Even here in our cooler-than-average community, summer has a way of bringing all the heat. Most South Bay homes do not have air conditioning and if they do, using it all day every day can be extremely expensive.

There are in fact, some low-cost ways to stay cool at home ...

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July 21, 2021

Summer Design Trends for Wanderlust

This is a lively, bright, and sunny summer with some traveling far and wide, as an antidote to nearly 18 months of off-and-on lockdown. Others will likely be enjoying shorter getaways closer to home.

Did you know that some new home interior trends are timed accordingly and actually have an ...

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June 21, 2021

Personalize Home with Your Unique Charm

Buying a home is one thing. Customizing it in ways that are unmistakably “you” is yet another.

The following are some ideas for personalizing features in your very own style.

Customize a Wall. Built-in shelves can shape shift even a small space to create a cozy yet rustic setting to ...

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April 27, 2021

The Heart of Homeownership

Homeownership has likely found its most sentimental and powerful meaning this past year, as many have found solace, safety, and serenity at home with those they love.

These results are exemplary of just how much a contented home contributes to quality of life.

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April 21, 2021

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

According to a recent Fannie Mae survey, these were the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership that inspired consumer respondents:

  • 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement
  • 87% – the best investment plan
  • 85% – the chance to be better off financially
  • 85% – the chance to build up ...
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March 26, 2021

Ways to Help Save the Iconic Monarch Butterfly

 

The Los Angeles Times shared the sad, true, and yet hopeful story of how Western monarch butterflies are in danger of extinction. Their mysterious annual migration is from US Western regions, to coastal areas between Baja and Mendocino.

While the situation is grave - due to things like habit deconstruction ...

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Feb. 23, 2021

Easy to Fall in Love with Owning a Home

February is home to Valentines Day and in that vein, it’s nice to think about things to love about owning a home.

Those ready to take the leap and fall in love with a home of their own are wise to know that there’s no time like the present to ...

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