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I write tips and tricks to help buyers and
sellers save time and money.

Baby Boomers: Here's How to Sell Your Home to Millennials

For years we’ve seen the shift in Baby Boomers ditching their large suburban homes for the excitement of urban life. And we’re noticing the reverse from millennials: leaving behind small spaces along with the hustle and bustle of the city....
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Designer Lookbook: Ryan White's Los Feliz Modern Makeover

The mission was simple: Transform a run-down 1930s Los Feliz, CA craftsman into a modern-day dream home fit for a young family. Los Angeles interior designer Ryan White was up for the challenge, especially because he agreed with developers Jamie Davis and...
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Spectacular Solariums and Sun Rooms Let in the Light

Sun rooms, solariums, skylights – oh my! While the terminology can be confusing, these rooms designed to offer indoor sunbathing have similar qualities, and are great for any type of home environment. If your climate doesn’t offer year-round sun, you...
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When Selling a Home, the Neighbors Matter

Few sellers consider their neighbor’s home when preparing to sell their own. Why would they? Their biggest concern is getting the soon-to-be-listed home painted, cleaned, landscaped and sporting great curb appeal. But all that effort could be for nothing, if...
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Should I Buy Down My Rate After 2017 Fed Rate Hikes?

Rates are up .5 percent so far in 2017, and could go higher. This raises the question of whether it makes sense to buy your rate down to control your mortgage costs. Let’s review the market outlook, then answer the...
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What to Expect When You're Inspecting

If you’re a first-time buyer who just nabbed your first place, you’re likely in one of the scarier places in the real estate transaction. Before choosing paint colors, you’ll need to inspect. If you’re feeling nervous, you’re not alone. The...
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How 2017 Rate Volatility Impacts Home Affordability

Rising mortgage rates decrease how much home you can afford, but you have more flexibility than you might think because of how lenders qualify you. Let’s recap the wild ride rates have been on since November, then review how this...
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3 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale

Editor’s note: Putting your home on the market is no small decision. And listing before you’re really ready can hurt your chances of selling your home for its full worth. This week we’re giving you a headstart on prime selling season with...
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Designer Lookbook: Kari Whitman Uses Metal to Create a High-Style Look

Designer to the stars Kari Whitman is having a love affair with metal. She uses it in her own homes, and she takes it to the homes of her clients, who include Hollywood A-listers like Jessica Alba, Melanie Griffith, Antonio...
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5 Ways to Stage Your House Like a Pro

Editor’s note: Putting your home on the market is no small decision. And listing before you’re really ready can hurt your chances of selling your home for its full worth. This week we’re giving you a headstart on prime selling season with...
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