Monthly Archives: February 2018

Death And Taxes: Not Always Inevitable

Question. My husband recently died of a massive heart attack, leaving me a widow at a young age. I was thrust into a new life status that was not my choice or my desire. I believe I am being penalized … Continue reading

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Will The Stock Market Affect Your Home Purchase?

The wild stock market of the past week has sent some into a panic and caused many others to take a closer look at their financial picture. But what is the stock market’s impact on real estate, and should you … Continue reading

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Home Seller Tips To Having A Successful Open House

Holding an open house for your soon-to-be-listed or newly on the market home is a lot like being on a game show where edging out the other contestants in a short period of time is key. In TV game shows, … Continue reading

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Renovation Tips For A Classic, Not Trendy, Home

Here’s the dilemma. You’re getting ready to redo your kitchen and you want it to be stylish and modern but not trendy. After all, this is the only kitchen renovation you ever plan to do and you don’t want it … Continue reading

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Tips For Negotiating With Sellers

If you dread the negotiating process when buying a home, never fear. Your real estate agent is an experienced negotiator who helps keep the bargaining from becoming emotional and veering off track. Your agent must know your desires by heart … Continue reading

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California’s Hot…And Getting Hotter

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2018 Interior Home Design Trends

As we have closed the door on 2017, it’s time to look ahead at home trends in 2018. Interior designers, experts at Pantone, and researchers for home décor websites have predicted what’s hot for the upcoming year and what trends are … Continue reading

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7 Lighting Trends For 2018 That Will Instantly Update Your Space

If there’s one thing that can make your home look dated, it’s lighting. Old fixtures, out-of-style chandeliers, and lighting that detracts from instead of highlighting key features in your home can make it look drab or overdue for updates. “Click … Continue reading

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January 2018 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

January is historically a “slow” month; there were only 7 sold (with one “private” sale), that’s 5 less than last month. The highest sold was $3.1M on Wembley Rd. and the highest sold $/sqft was also on Wembley (the private … Continue reading

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Who’s Buying Homes?

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