Long Beach and Lakewood Real Estate Blog

3 Packing Tips to Help You Move to Your New Home in Lakewood

3 Packing Tips to Help You Move to Your New Home in Lakewood

If you’re like most people, you’re not particularly thrilled about moving. The new house is exciting – but getting your stuff from Point A to Point B is a big task, and you may not be looking forward to it. Fortunately, there are ...

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5 Home Upgrades You Should Leave to the Pros

5 Home Upgrades You Should Leave to the Pros

When you’re selling a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, your REALTOR® will most likely do a walk-through with you. During your walk-through, your agent will point out areas that could use a little TLC to make your home more marketable ...

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3 Simple Pandemic-Era Updates That Buyers Love

3 Simple Pandemic-Era Updates That Buyers Love

If you’re selling a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, your REALTOR® will talk to you about making your home more appealing to the widest possible range of buyers – and that might involve making a few improvements. Check out these ...

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Should I Accept a Contingent Offer on My House?

Should I Accept a Contingent Offer on My House?

Contingencies are commonplace in real estate. There are several types of contingencies and every situation is unique. This is a great time to have the advice and expertise of a REALTOR®. Should I Accept a Contingent Offer on My House? If you ...

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What is an Appraisal Contingency?

What is an Appraisal Contingency?

Essentially, contingencies allow a buyer to back out of the purchase contract with no consequences. There are many types of contingencies, and each one hinges on different issues. What is an Appraisal Contingency? If you are selling a home and ...

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Questions About Real Estate: What Does Contingent Mean?

Questions About Real Estate: What Does Contingent Mean?

Searching for a home to buy can be difficult. What happens when you find the one, only to realize it is marked as contingent? Questions About Real Estate: What Does Contingent Mean? What does contingent mean? Can you still make an offer on the ...

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Interested in a Home Refinance? 2 MORE Facts You Should Know

Interested in a Home Refinance? 2 MORE Facts You Should Know

Amid the current pandemic, many people are focusing an increasing amount of time and attention on their homes and homeownership, whether it be to make home improvements, to purchase their first home, or to find a new residence that offers more ...

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5 Contingencies Every Seller Needs to Know

5 Contingencies Every Seller Needs to Know

When your home is on the market you look forward to the day when it grabs the attention of a buyer and you receive a firm offer. You should be aware, though, that buyers’ offers can often come with contingencies. Here are some of them you ...

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3 Ways to Speed Up Closing When Selling Your Home

3 Ways to Speed Up Closing When Selling Your Home

When your home is on the market and you’ve got a serious buyer with a firm offer, you want the deal to close smoothly and quickly. As a seller, here are three things you can do to help expedite the process. Resolve Any Title Issues You need ...

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2 Things That Could Slow Down Closing on a Home

2 Things That Could Slow Down Closing on a Home

As a homebuyer, once you find the house of your dreams you want to close on it as quickly as possible. These two things, however, could pump the brakes on the closing process. Not Getting a Mortgage Preapproval The most common reason for a delay in ...

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The New, Post-Pandemic Face of Home Design

The New, Post-Pandemic Face of Home Design

Would you be surprised to learn that purchases of home improvement items spiked by 71 percent in June 2020? During that same month, home renovation site Houzz reported a 58 percent year-over-year increase in home renovation service requests....

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