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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...

Ask the Expert: The Fate of the Cottage

When you think of something old, what comes to mind? Is it a classic car with a rumble seat, your grandma’s antique pink chandelier, an...

Ask the Expert: Seasonal Home Maintenance List

Homes, much like automobiles, need tune-ups. Just like our cars come with checklists to ensure they perform at their best, our houses also...

Ask the Expert: Pricing Psychology 101

Pricing a property is one of the most critical and serious tasks in listing a home for sale. There are many misconceptions about the value...

Ask the Expert: Measuring with Heart Rather Than Price Per Foot

Most people look at price per foot when buying a home. Stop right there. Home is not a place; it’s a feeling. So how does this simple...

Ask the Expert: The Good News About Rising Rates

While we’ve had many false starts of rising rates over the past few years, this time it looks for real. In the past few months, mortgage...