What buyers and sellers should know about credits

You agreed on a price, the earnest money has been paid, and the contracts have been signed; congratulations, you are officially in escrow! Unfortunately, negotiations may not be over yet. Many buyers and sellers wind up in a second round of last-minute negotiations after the home inspection. When this occurs, buyers often ask the sellers […]

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Tips for adding landscaping to your home

Landscaping is one of the easiest ways to add instant curb appeal to their homes; in real estate, a well-maintained exterior can help improve a home’s value by as much as 10 percent. However, many homeowners feel lost when it comes to choosing plants or designing gardens. The following tips can help you choose landscaping […]

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Drones and Real Estate

There is no debate that technology has made a critical impact on the real estate industry. It’s an impact that steadily continues to change and advance the way normal business is done in real estate, bringing both efficiencies and cost-effective changes. One needs to look no further than the technology sector to get a glimpse […]

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How to save on your energy bills over the summer

The long days and warm temperatures of summer are a welcome change after a long winter. Unfortunately, this shift in the seasons often comes with a significant increase in energy bills. According to the United States Energy Information Administration, in 2015, the average American family spent $405 on electricity during the summer.   Cooling costs […]

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How to maximize a small kitchen space

If your kitchen is small on square footage, lacking in counter space, or missing sufficient storage, it can feel too cramped to cook. No matter how small it is, there are a number of ways to squeeze the most space out of a tiny kitchen. The following six tips can help you be creative and […]

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Tips When Interviewing Interior Designers and Decorators

  Perhaps you have already decided that working with an interior designer or decorator would create a worthwhile advantage and return on investment on your next remodeling or design project. The next step is figuring out which designer – and which services – best match the needs and requirements of both you and your project. […]

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Design Trends: Wallpapered Ceilings

When it comes to home design trends, wallpaper is back, and in a big way. And the latest wallpaper design fads are reaching something you may not have expected: ceilings. Sure, the ceiling is an area that often gets neglected when it comes to home design. Many homeowners simply leave them white, ignoring them as […]

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South Bay Association of REALTORS® Committees

As a member of the South Bay Association of REALTORS®, you have access to resources that promote professional standards, provide continuing education, influence local public policy, and benefit community outreach. Not only does the association serve as a personal business tool, but there are many other opportunities for personal and professional growth. As a trade […]

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Packing hacks to help you in your next move

While the prospect of moving into a new home is exciting, moving – and packing in particular – can be a headache-inducing hassle at even the best of times. The following packing tips can help make your next move easier and as stress-free as possible. Hold a garage sale ASAP As soon as you know […]

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Mistakes to avoid when buying a home in the summer

As families prepare to move or relocate before the new school year, summer is a popular time to buy or sell a home. However, there can be some disadvantages to buying at this time of year. The following are three mistakes to avoid when buying a home during the summer. Mistake #1: Not researching the […]

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