7 Simple Repairs to Make Before Selling Your House

Selling Your House Even if you are not planning on remodeling your house for top-dollar, you should still do a few repairs to get the house ready to sell.  Here are top 7 simple repairs to consider before selling your house. And keep in mind, these are only the common repairs. It’s worthwhile to have a … Continued

Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety

Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety

Earthquake Safety For Your Home For many of us living in California, thoughts of “The Big One” linger in our minds. Even more so today. How many earthquakes in the past seven days alone have you read about? Also, I can’t help but wonder about all the people affected by two significant earthquakes struck Mexico in … Continued

Top 5 Steps to Transforming an Ugly House

How to make an ugly house pretty I don’t know what it is, but I have an affinity for buying ugly houses. I like them and see “potential” for an ugly to pretty transformation. Even when we bought our personal residence, my husband thought it was cringe-worthy. I wouldn’t have said that my house was ugly, … Continued

What You Must Know About REAP in Los Angeles

Recently, I attended a REAP Workshop hosted by the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department.  The department puts on information workshops every month that are worth attending if you have received a notice regarding REAP.  The city officials, as well as the third party resources who attended, were all VERY helpful, kind and knowledgeable. … Continued

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My House Needs Repairs (Lots of Them)

What repairs should I make to sell a house that needs work?  Often, I am contacted by homeowners whose house needs repairs, usually many repairs. At first, the repairs might seem small and easy to manage by doing the repairs yourself or by calling a handyman.  After a while though, these repairs can become expensive.  Then what … Continued