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The Best Four Reasons To Wait Until Spring To Buy A Home!

by Kirsten Powell December 16, 2014

The holiday season is one of the best times to buy a home.

You are thinking about buying a home, but the holidays are here and then the dreaded month of January is right around the corner. You can buy now so what is holding you …

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How Do Appraisals and CMAs Differ?

by Kirsten Powell December 8, 2014

What are CMAs and Appraisals? And how do they differ?

When you are hiring us to represent you to purchase a home, we will as part of the homebuying process, run a CMA as known as a Comparative Market Analysis for the home that you would …

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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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