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5 Simple & Budget-Friendly Home Staging Tips

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Ready to sell your home, but stressing about getting it in tip-top shape to present to potential buyers?
 

Credit Challenged Millennials May Qualify for Mortgages in 2019

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You know the Osh Kosh B’gosh 90’s kids who once played with Furbys and bopped their heads to the hit song “I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys R Us Kid?” Well, they’re all grown up now and finding it harder than ever to build credit.
 

The #1 Feature Today’s Home Buyers Want

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The #1 Feature Today’s Home Buyers Want 

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Home sellers and listing agents across the country spend a great deal of time and energy trying to determine what home buyers want. They pour over magazines and read blogs to learn what is the #1 feature they can add or enhance to ensure home buyers find their home irresistible.

The National Association of Home Builders’ released a 2019 home trend and buyer preferences report which cited a surprising and very practical answer – laundry rooms. In the report, 91% of those surveyed stated that having a separate laundry room was essential in their new home.

The association surveyed over 4,000 home buyers and asked about features which ranged from outdoor kitchens to master suites and spa-style baths. While these features were well received, the overwhelming response to what was most important in the home design is the laundry room.

Laundry rooms have become so popular, that home builders are finding ways to increase their size and utility in home developments. Home buyers stated that homes with laundry chutes which lead to the room was their idea of the perfect home. These home buyers were willing to forgo trendier amenities like wine cellars, dog runs and outdoor fireplaces in order to hide piles of dirty laundry.

Home buyers can be finicky and mysterious to home sellers and their agents. What this trend demonstrates is that staying with home features which provide convenience and ease of use is more important to home buyers than fancy features and expensive upgrades. 

3 Money-Saving Features to Look for When Buying a Home

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Over the years, I’ve had many clients ask me what they should look for in a home that will help them save money over time. While buying a home will always be a major financial investment, there are ways a buyer can cut out costs if they do the research prior to putting down an offer.
 

Top 3 Inexpensive Hardwoods

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Top 3 Inexpensive Hardwoods

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Most people have thought about installing hardwood floors at one time or another. The natural beauty of wood brings a soft, elegance to any home. Today, hardwoods are not just for floors. Modern homes feature hardwoods for counters, back splashes and even entire walls. Traditionally and expensive material to work with, there are inexpensive hardwoods that will bring that ambiance you crave with a price tag that won’t shock your wallet.
 
 
Top 3 Inexpensive Hardwoods
 
1. Bamboo – Our first inexpensive hardwood isn’t really wood at all. Bamboo is actually a grass yet it’s harder than most hardwoods. Bamboo comes in only two shades – light and dark (boiled) – yet because of the variety in the plant itself, there are many color options available.
2. Hickory – Hickory is most often used in rustic or country style homes. A very strong wood, it’s perfect for homes with high traffic and provides great durability and value for the price. With proper stain, hickory can take on a light, pine, tone or a darker, richer look.
3. Lyptus – Never heard of lyptus? You’re not alone. Lyptus is commonly mistaken for mahogany. Beautiful and durable, lyptus costs a fraction of the cost of actual mahogany and provides the same lustrous look.
Hardwoods come in a large variety of tones, hardness and finishes. With so many to choose from and nice options starting at prices comparable to quality carpet, many homeowners and designers are incorporating hardwoods in their homes than ever before. 
 
 
 
 
 

Should I Buy or Rent?

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Here are some questions that an experienced Realtor will be able to help you answer in order to find out if it’s time for you to finally buy a home.
 

3 Questions Real Estate Agents can Help you Answer

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So, you want to buy a home. That’s great! But are you ready? It might be news to some, but a real estate agent’s job is more than helping you sign a contract on a new home. They are also a great resource to talk to if you are not sure if buying a home is the right next step in your life.
 

5 Ways Realtors Help Get your Home Market Ready

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Selling your house for top profit is no Sunday walk in the park. It is a time-consuming process that requires more effort than placing a “For Sale” sign in the yard. But, with the help of a good real estate agent, some simple planning and a bit of preparation, the work done is sure to pay off in...
 

Tips for Selling in Summer

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Tips for Selling in Summer

Summer has traditionally been the best time to sell a home. Not only do many families take advantage of moving when the kids are out of school, but in climates where winter weather is unpredictable or severe, the warmer months make it easier to be away for showings. With more homes on the market, how can you maximize your potential for a great offer among the options? Fortunately, you can take a few steps to ensure your home stands out from the crowd.

Tips for Selling in Summer

Control the Climate – The first thing a buyer will notice when they walk into a home is the temperature. If the weather is warm and humid, it’s critical you keep the home cool. A larger air conditioning bill is a small price to pay for a top dollar offer.

Let in the Sun – It might be tempting to close the blinds to save money on air conditioning, but bright, sunny rooms are always more appealing; leave enough open to showcase natural light.

Extend Outdoors – Today’s lifestyle includes the outdoor areas and more and more homes feature outdoor living and dining areas. Regardless of your home’s features, maximize the impact of your yard with furniture, BBQs and manicured landscaping.

Spring Clean – A fresh, decluttered home with a lighter, seasonal color scheme will be visually appealing to your buyers. Replace dark pillows, linen and accents with softer colors which make the rooms seem larger.

The summer selling season is here. Make sure your home is dressed for success. Welcoming outdoor spaces and bright sunny rooms combined with inviting an air conditioned rooms will ensure you get the best possible offer.

How Important is Curb Appeal?

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Today I’ll be addressing a question that I get very often from my clients- “How important is curb appeal?”
 

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15325 Fairfield Ranch Rd Ste 100
Chino Hills CA 91709-8834
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We can assist buyers, sellers, investors, first time home buyers, relocations, and is a certified short sale specialist in todays real estate market. We provide real estate services in Chino Chino Hills and the surrounding communities of Corona, Diamond Bar, Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland, Yorba Linda, Brea, La Habra. 

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