Silicon Beach & Greater Los Angeles Real Estate & Community News

Sept. 13, 2018

Carpet or Hardwood Floors?

Carpet or hardwood

What’s your flooring style?

Would you rather have carpet or hardwood throughout your living area?

I love hardwood floors in the living room with a nice cozy rug but I like to have carpet in the bedrooms!

Kristine

 

Posted in Buying a Home
Sept. 11, 2018

Seller Series I

Selling Series I

Follow along with this month’s **Seller Series** and learn how to prep your home for showings that sell! One of the best ways to have your home show well is to make it bright! Turn on every lamp and open all of the blinds. Make sure your exterior lights are on too! If you want in on all my secrets for showings that sell, comment below to request my totally FREE guide!

Posted in Selling Your Home
Sept. 5, 2018

Should I Remodel My Bathroom To Sell?

Does your bathroom need a facelift before you put it on the market? ????
A bathroom remodel can increase your return on investment by up to 85%. As a bonus tip if you add a nice soaker tub it can also reduce your stress while selling!
Bathroom
Posted in Selling Your Home
Aug. 30, 2018

French Doors or Barn Doors?

This is a tough decision!

Barn doors are such a popular trend these days while also being functional but there's something about a classic french door that we can't pass up!

Which look would you chose for you home?

French or Barn Doors

Posted in Buying a Home
Aug. 17, 2018

LOL Friday

Is Real Estate in your forecast this weekend?

LOL Friday

Posted in Real Estate News
Aug. 15, 2018

Things To Do In Santa Monica, Wednesday Farmers Market

Santa Monica Farmers Market
Best Farmer's Market - Wednesday's Downtown Santa Monica, CA.
 
It's good to go when it opens at 8:30am since the local Chef's shop here for the evening menu. I have missed out on specialty seasonal veggies going after 10am.
 
A local restaurant is featured weekly, this week it's Locanda del Lago.
 
Wednesdays, 8:30am - 1:30pm
Arizona Ave @ 2nd Street (Third Street Promenade) a few streets are blocked off. Parking in the city lots is available.
Posted in Community News
Aug. 14, 2018

Home Buyer Blueprint Step 2

Home Buying Blueprint Step 02
Week 2 of the blueprint to a seamless home buying experience series is focused on budgeting for all home buying expenses.
There are costs along the way in addition to a down payment that you’ll want to be prepared for so that you prevent being surprised in the middle of the transaction.
 
You’ll want to put aside money for things like a home inspection and your earnest money deposit.
 
If buying a home is on your radar and you want to learn the rest of the steps along with all of the details, comment below or send us a message to request our free guide!
#homebuying #stepstobuyahome #liveworksiliconbeach #santamonica #lovewhereyoulive
Posted in Buying a Home
Aug. 7, 2018

Home Buyer Blueprint Step 1

Follow along this month as I share about the blueprint to a seamless home buying experience!

Step 1 is about understanding why you want to own a home before jumping in and starting the process!

Whether your goal is to own a home or you already do, which of the following is or was your “why”?

  • A: Because it’s my dream to own a home
  • B: To have a place to raise a family
  • C: Because I’m getting married
  • D: I’m tired of paying rent
  • E: I need more space
  • F: I want to live in a specific school district
  • G: I want an investment property or
  • H: I want to rent it out for extra income

Tell us in the comments!

Home Buying Step 1

Posted in Buying a Home
Aug. 6, 2018

Monday Mantra

Getting out of bed is easier when you have big dreams!

What motivates you to jump out of bed when the alarm goes off?

Monday Mantra

Posted in Community News
April 18, 2018

3 Easy Updates Potential Buyers Will Love

Not only is selling your home a daunting task but preparing your home to sell is a huge undertaking. There are little changes that can make a huge impact on potential buyers, and can even increase the value of your home! Here are a few that you should do right now.

1. Start On The Street

An approachable home can make all the difference! A few things to consider doing at a street level: wash the entire exterior, touch up any paint jobs that have weathered over time, remove any overgrown plants and weeds, mow the lawn, and consider adding hardware such as a door knocker or updated numbers to really add that extra “oomph.”

2. Tackle the Kitchen & Bathrooms

Now is the time to deep clean the areas you may have been avoiding. Repainting adds ambiance and brightens up any room. Not sure what color to pick? Architectural Digest has a list of 10 best bathroom paint colors. Adding new tile and changing cabinet hardware can also make a huge impact. This will give these spaces a luxurious, sleek, and modern feel at a low cost! If you have more time on your hands, consider painting your kitchen cabinets. Architectural Digest also provides paint color & design inspiration to take your kitchen “from cookie cutter to high style.”

3. Let There Be Light!

A huge factor for buyers is natural light and ambiance. Deep clean and open up your windows to provide fresh air and light—creating instant space.

Don’t have natural light? You can add fixtures such as floor, table, and ceiling lights. Remember to purchase high quality LED bulbs that are consistent throughout the entire home. Adding mirrors can also be a huge help to amplify the light in any room.

Posted in Selling Your Home