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Ask the Expert

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Ask the Expert: Is There a Link Between the Arts and Home Values?

Is being a center for the arts a valuable asset to your home and neighborhood? It’s no secret that Laguna Beach is known for all of the...

Ask the Expert: An Important Checklist for New Homeowners

Buying a new home is often an exciting time for people – it’s a new adventure, a pivotal change, and a piece of the American...

Ask the Expert: Single Ladies Are Shifting the Real Estate Market

When you think about the largest groups of house hunters, you may picture millennials and married couples as some of the major forces...

Ask the Expert: Incentives Can Help When Selling A Rental Property

If you think coordinating showings for your own home is challenging, let me open your eyes to an even more complex scenario that happens...

Ask the Expert: Tips to Winterize Your Home in Southern California

No, we may not have to deal with snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures here in Southern California. However, there are still seasonal...

Ask the Expert: Stay Upright While House Flipping

I have sold properties that have been purchased as “fixers,” almost entirely gutted and redone, then put back on the market. It’s...

Ask the Expert: Understanding Pre-Foreclosures

It’s an all too common scenario – buyers who search on websites like Zillow will contact their Realtors to ask about homes that are...

Ask the Expert: A Natural Boost in Home Value

There are several ways to improve the value of your home. One way is to remodel or add square footage, improving the overall quality and/or...

Ask the Expert: Hottest Kitchen Remodel Trends Right Now

Most people consider the kitchen one of the most important rooms in a house. Even those who don’t enjoy cooking can admit that kitchens...

Ask the Expert: Auto Listing Updates – Does the Early Bird Catch the Worm?

More and more, house hunters are finding homes almost instantly. With so many websites that will allow house hunters to set up auto...

Ask the Expert: Last Minute Summer Thrills

Summer is rapidly coming to an end, but there is still time to enjoy some of the fabulous activities that our area has to offer. If you...

Ask the Expert: Are Less People Looking To Buy?

  Realtor Magazine recently shared some statistics that may sound surprising given the record breaking home sale prices we are...

Ask the Expert: DIY Projects for Summer Fun



With summer days that are longer and sensational weather, it’s time to maximize our outdoor enjoyment. Here are some creative ideas to...

Ask the Expert: Practically Perfect

When it comes to selling a home, first impressions are everything. While curb appeal serves as the door opener, what’s inside the door...

Ask the Expert: How To Give Tactful Advice

“How does my house look? Please be honest, you won’t hurt our feelings.” Uh oh – is this a trick question?  When preparing to sell...

Ask the Expert: The Art of the Appraisal

It’s hard to appraise properties in Laguna Beach. I know because I used to be an appraiser during the mid ‘80s and ‘90s, with coastal...

Ask the Expert: Smart Ways To Lighten Up Your Home

When it comes to decorating, lighting plays a major role in setting the stage. Not only does it add to the design, it can add to your...

Ask the Expert: The Spare Square

I was inspired to write after my mother-in-law recently sent my husband an old baseball that was used during one of his little league...

Ask the Expert: Make Your Home Worth More – Without Banking on Appreciation

If you could learn some tricks to making your home worth more, without relying on market appreciation alone, would you pay attention?...

Ask the Expert: Don’t Forget To Sell Lifestyle

If you are looking to sell your home, you should keep in mind that you’re not only selling a property, you are selling the lifestyle that...