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Your Competition Has Professional Help! Do you???

by Kirsten Powell November 11, 2014

Are you on your own in your search for a home? According to the National Association of REALTORS®,  eighty-eight percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker, up from 69 percent in 2001, says a new report.  You know what …

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Should I Write a Buyer Letter to Send with My Offer?

by Kirsten Powell November 6, 2014

Question of the day:

Should you include a “Buyer Letter” when you submit an offer on a home???

Well, in the past, our inclination was to say yes, but upon further review and discussions with attorneys and other agents, our answer is now “NO”.

What are “Buyer …

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10 Ways To Cozy Up Your Bedroom

by Kirsten Powell October 13, 2014

It’s Fall and the temperatures are beginning to drop and we all want to just cozy up under covers in our bedrooms. Talking about bedrooms, we know that cozying up a boring bedroom is, well, it’s just not cozy. Whether you’re tired of climbing onto …

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How is Your Credit and Do You Know How it is Calculated?

by Kirsten Powell August 28, 2014

So how is your credit and do you know how it is calculated?

The credit score, commonly referred to as a FICO score, is a proprietary tool created by the Fair Isaac Corporation. This is not the only way to get a credit score, but the …

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Public Service Announcement 8/25/2014 : High Surf Advisory

by Kirsten Powell August 25, 2014

…High surf advisory remains in effect from noon Tuesday 8/26/2014 to 6 PM PDT Friday 8/29/2014

* surf and timing…surf is expected to build rapidly Tuesday… peaking late Tuesday night and Wednesday when Max sets of 10 to 15 feet will be possible on south and …

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Zillow to buy Trulia – Will operate as two separate sites

by Kirsten Powell July 29, 2014

So the news are just in…. The nation’s two biggest real estate listing websites announced Monday that they’re joining forces.  In a stock deal worth $3.5 billion, Zillow, Inc. will be buying Trulia.  The close of the deal is scheduled for 2015.

The interesting part is …

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Do You Have Equity And Should You Sell Your Home?

by Kirsten Powell July 10, 2014

If you have been thinking about selling your home since you have equity, we certainly know that the decision is as individualized and personal for every homeowner.  Here are a couple of questions that can help guide you and also some signals to watch for …

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Update on Shoppes At Westlake Village and Agoura Hills Restaurants

by Kirsten Powell May 27, 2014

You have been watching the construction in Westlake Village for a while, specifically in the area of Lindero Canyon. Well, the wait is almost over. There are over 30 new restaurants coming to Westlake Village and Agoura soon. Here is the latest restaurant update for …

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What Happens To A Student Loan When A Co-signer Dies or Files For Bankruptcy?

by Kirsten Powell May 19, 2014

Imagine this: You have graduated from college, you have gotten yourself a nice steady job and perhaps you have even gotten married and you are now thinking about buying your first home.  Sounds great, right?!

Well, here is some not so good information if your college …

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How to Maintain Your Sanity When Selling Your Home

by Kirsten Powell May 13, 2014

Did you just list your home or perhaps you are ready to list your home?  Are you stressed or getting stressed about the actual process of selling a home. We know that there will be inconveniences of preparing your home for sale, clearing out and …

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