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Remodeling ROI: 6 Improvements to Increase Home Value

Remodeling ROI: 6 Improvements to Increase Home Value

Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell. Dreaming of stainless this and marble that, with a dash of hip color? Slow down. See what your wallet has to…

10 holiday-inspired date ideas in L.A.

10 holiday-inspired date ideas in L.A.

People say the holidays are about family, but we happen to think they’re also about romance—it is the most magical time of the year, after all. With all the Christmas lights, cuddle weather and adorable date options, it’s the perfect time of year…

New Conforming Loan Limits

New Conforming Loan Limits

Good news: on November 23, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced new maximum conforming loans limits for 2017 which, for the first time since 2006, have been increased. The increased loan limits are for conforming loans sold through Fannie Mae…

No-Fear Mortgage Process for 2017

No-Fear Mortgage Process for 2017

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification. For many, the mortgage process can be…

Ask The Expert – Real Estate Commission

Ask The Expert – Real Estate Commission

“Does a buyer ever have to pay the real estate agent?”  PDM, First time buyer This can be answered two ways- the simple way, and the more convoluted way. Lets start simply. In most places, the buyer agent commission is…

Shipping Container Homes – a Primer

Shipping Container Homes – a Primer

One of the results of the upcoming election may be to put the brakes on globalization, and one of the unlikely casualties will be the shipping container home, beloved by architects and design enthusiasts.  After all, the little-known reason that…