Monthly Archives: April 2018

How To Maintain Those Fancy Countertops

Today’s luxury countertops are easy to sell – they are beautiful and durable. Materials such as granite, solid surfaces, and ceramic tiles are making a statement not only about home fashion, but about easy maintenance. But beauty lasts only as … Continue reading

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Trend Alert: Big, Bold Floral Walls

If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that some type of floral pattern will always be in style. And they’re even more prevalent in spring – especially this year. “We can hear Miranda Priestley’s dripping sarcasm now: Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking,” … Continue reading

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Surviving the Remodel

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Get Your Home Summer Ready Now Before It Gets Scorching

Do you live in a part of the country that’s still dealing with sub-zero temps? Maybe you’re lucky enough to be in that in-between place where you don’t have to run your heater or your air conditioning – for at … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Seller’s Disclosure

State and federal laws are strict in requiring sellers to tell what they know about the condition of their homes that isn’t obvious or discernable to potential buyers. Buyers can’t see behind walls or under houses, so they rely on … Continue reading

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March 2018 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

The sold numbers are surely on the climb. The highest sold was $4.2M on Adair St. The lowest sold was $1.57M on Somerset Pl. The highest $/sqft was $1,011 on Vandyke Rd. and the lowest $/sqft was $706; the private … Continue reading

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Why It’s So Important To Get The 411 On A Neighborhood Before Buying A Home

When buying a new home, the neighborhood is every bit as important as the house itself. So, you need to check it out. Thoroughly. Yes, you look at the schools and you figure out how close the nearest Target is … Continue reading

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Home Improvement Projects That Aren’t Worth DIYing

Generally, DIY can save homeowners money. For example, HomeAdvisor reports that a homeowner who chooses to install their own linoleum flooring may save as much as $5,000 compared to a homeowner who hires a contractor. However, some projects are simply too complex, … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’

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Earthquake Preparedness Tips That Will Get Your Family Ready For An Emergency

We all do it. We get a little comfortable in our day-to-day lives and we get lazy about safety measures. And then we get a reminder, like the recent 5.3 earthquake in Southern California. In light of the trembler, it’s … Continue reading

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