The Best Black Friday Deals for Home

TVs and iPhones and Xboxes, oh my! Yes, it’s Black Friday time, and that means you’re probably making plans to get some great deals on popular electronics to gift this year. But don’t miss out on the chance to gift yourself, and your home, too. Black Friday is a great time to focus on improving your place, whether that means making some quick updates to the bedroom or making a large furniture purchase. Here are some of the best deals we found for home. (Click here to read.)

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Hooking Buyer Emotion

It has been known for years that all purchasing is emotional. I said that in a class once and a lady spoke out to say, “I bought toilet paper yesterday, and that was not emotional.” The lady to her left said, “Oh yeah, have you ever run out?”

And what is more emotional than buying or selling a home. Every day real estate professionals spend time delicately balancing the fight between decision emotional and habitual parts of the brain, a fight that occurs whenever a decision is made. (Click here to read.)

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The Nightmare Next Door: What To Do When Your Neighbor Is a Nuisance

The animals that live in the house across the street bark incessantly. The people two doors down play their music so loud you now know all the lyrics to every Kendrick Lamar song ever written. And something, presumably a dog (you hope) keeps leaving presents on your lawn. Annoyances like these can make it unpleasant to live in your neighborhood. And, they can quickly escalate, becoming dangerous or even in need of legal intervention.

So how do you know how to handle a nuisance neighbor, and what should you do when the situation gets out of control? Knowing who you’re dealing with is step one. (Click here to read.)

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How to Attract Renters Using Smart Tech

If you own or manage a rental property, you probably know how hard finding the perfect tenants can be. Attracting the right people to your space is key, and smart tech can help you grab their interest and show yourself to be a prepared and mindful landlord. (Click here to read.)

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Layering on the Luxe: Jewel Tones for Fall and Winter

Want to know the hottest trend for home for fall and winter? Look to your fingers. And your wrists. And your neck. Yes, those gems—more specifically, those jewel tones—are inspiring all the looks for home today.

“After years of taking our collective home decor in a more neutral direction (we’re looking at you, inoffensive beige, gray, and granite color schemes), we’re finally branching out and allowing some color back into our homes,” said Realtor.com. “These bold hues—deep sapphire blues, vibrant emerald greens, and intense, regal purples—can transform a room from a boring, vanilla box into a lusciously rich and cozy space you never want to leave.”

Here are five ways to incorporate jewel tones into your décor. (Click here to read.)

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October 2018 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

There were 4 more solds this month than last month; a total of 12. The floor was as low as $563/sqft on Tura Ln., while the ceiling was $903/sqft on Gainsborough Dr. (same section). The highest recorded sold was $4,950,000 on Bedford Rd., and the lowest sold was $1,619,888 on Robin Rd.

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How to Keep Your Jewelry Safe While You Sell Your Home

It’s an unfortunate fact that thieves often target homes on the real estate market. Sometimes these thieves are serial offenders, but they can also be prospective buyers or real estate agents gone rogue.

To minimize temptation, store your valuables, especially fine jewelry, in a safe and secure place whenever you have potential buyers or agents in your home. Avoid leaving valuables unsecured in easy-to-access areas. We’ve outlined several ways to avoid mistakes and keep your valuables safe before and while you sell your home. (Click here to read.)

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Buying a Rental Property? Here’s What You Can Expect

If you run across someone who owns multiple rental properties, it’s very possible that individual never intended to own so many. In addition, those who own a rental property might also be “accidental” landlords after having inherited a property or renting out their current home while buying another.

Real estate investors can often find themselves quitting their current job and buying and renting real estate full time. Real estate is an asset that can both appreciate in value while at the same time providing a monthly cash flow. You’d be hard pressed to think of any other physical asset that can do that. So why is not uncommon to meet someone who owns several rentals? It might very well be due to qualifying for a mortgage to buy and finance an investment property. (Click here to read.)

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7 Scary Things to Avoid If You’re Trying to Sell Your Home at Halloween

It may sound surprising, but doing Halloween décor right may actually help you sell your home. Doing it wrong—well, we’re terrified just thinking about it. Here’s what not to do when decking out your house for the spooky holiday. (Click here to read.)

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