Monthly Archives: January 2018

Positively Perfect

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Bamboo It Up

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New California Law Requires Additional Pool Safety Devices

Effective January 1, 2018, California law requires that when a permit is issued for the building or remodeling of a swimming pool or spa, that pool or spa must be equipped with at least two of seven specified safety devices. … Continue reading

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Follow These Steps Before Starting Your Kitchen Remodel

If your kitchen is looking a bit dated, consider a remodel to upgrade its efficiency and looks. Here’s a quick guide to planning your kitchen update. “Click here to read.”

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8 Clever Ways To Zone Off Space In An Open Floor Plan

We’ve fallen for open-plan living in recent years. After all, not many of us have a formal room just for company anymore. And with modern building materials, we don’t necessarily need every room to have four walls to keep it … Continue reading

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Diversify Your Portfolio And Invest In Real Estate

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute categorizes real estate as an alternative investment that includes residential and commercial properties as well as mortgage-based securities and real estate investment trusts. For most real estate investors, these investments are characterized as income-generating … Continue reading

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Conventional Shmonventional: Is A Creative Loan Option Best For First-Time Buyers?

If you’re in the market to buy a home and, especially, if it’s your first home, you’ve probably heard A TON about conventional and FHA loans. But just like you’re not like anyone else, your financial situation may not be … Continue reading

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You Can Help Prevent Wildfires

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December 2017 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

There were 12 recorded sold in December, same as the month of October. The highest sold was $12.88m on Oak Grove (highest record sale for 2017 in San Marino!) at $1399/sqft on Oak Grove Avenue. The lowest $/sqft is $619 … Continue reading

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How to Tell Whether Your Aging Parents Can Live on Their Own

It is difficult assuming the parental role with your parents and making decisions about “what is right” for the people who raised you. There is also a lot of emotion tied up in switching roles and the loss of independence … Continue reading

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