Ways To Create A Travel-Inspired Decor

Nothing stinks more than coming home from a trip – especially in a place you might never be able to get to again – and regretting that hand-carved wooden bowl or hand-blown glass light you left behind. The truth is that you probably won’t miss the extra money you would have spent for the item you couldn’t take your eyes off of, but you’ll probably think about that great piece and wish you wouldn’t have let the price or the size or the fact that you didn’t have enough space in your suitcase scare you off. Go ahead, buy it! And buy the extra carry-on bag to transport it, for that matter. It’ll always remind you of your travels, and it’ll help shape your home décor, too. (Click here to read.)

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Most homeowners plan to stay put

A new survey by Bankrate.com shows that 6 in 10 homeowners have no plans to move.

In the survey taken by YouGov of 1,330 homeowners, only 30 percent said they expect to leave their current home in the next decade.

The survey reflects the state of the housing market in big cities, where a low number of existing homes are available for sale and prices keep rising. (Click here to read.)

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Summer Summer Time

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HomeShare brings millennial housing marketplace to L.A.

In Los Angeles, the average renter spends almost half of his or her income on rent, according to Zillow Research. That’s higher than even San Francisco, where renters on average spend closer to 40 percent of their income on rent.

HomeShare aims to alleviate this pain point with an online housing marketplace that enables affordable city living by partnering with luxury buildings and making multi-bedroom apartments that would normally be rented to one person available to multiple people. (Click here to read.)

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The Connected Kitchen

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Five Solutions For Creating An Eat-In Kitchen

Eat-in kitchens are one of today’s most popular design elements, but we don’t all have room for a giant island with bar seating. You can still create an ideal dining space, even if your kitchen is on the small size – and without massive renovation. Here’s how. (Click here to read.)

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House And Garden Plants That Can Improve Your Health And Help You Destress

Want to de-stress, improve your indoor air quality, and bring important health benefits to your garden? The right mix of plants can do all three, and you don’t even need a green thumb for many of them. Incorporate these indoor and outdoor plants into your home. (Click here to read.)

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June 2018 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

The sold properties remained low in the month of June, we again have only 9 recorded sales, same as last month. The highest sale was on Old Mill Rd. for $4.388M and the lowest sale was $1.7M on Somerset Pl. for $735/sqft. The highest $/sqft was $1,111 on Oak Grove Ave.

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On A Home Buying Mission

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The Art of Mastering Social Media in Real Estate

The Internet is an ever-changing world that we, as business people, must always stay on top of in order to stay ahead of the competition. One of the most prominent and useful areas of the Internet for businesses to utilize, especially in real estate, is the mastering of social media. Whether you are a new agent just starting your career, or a tenured agent looking to differentiate yourself and attract new clients, having a strong social media presence is of the utmost importance. To give an idea, last year the average person spent 2 hours of their day on social media, and that amount of time is constantly increasing. (Click here to read.)

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