Long Beach and Lakewood Real Estate Blog

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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2021 CONTRACT CHANGES TO SELLING & BUYING A HOME

2021 CONTRACT CHANGES TO SELLING & BUYING A HOME

2021 Brings Contract Changes for Buying or Selling Real Estate When lising your home to sell, it is all about how much you net at the close of escrow. The list price and contract sale price with some companies is not the only thing that can ...

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Loan Faster

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Loan Faster

You know that buying a home costs money – but does homeownership burden you with a tremendous amount of debt that you’ll never pay off? Here’s what you need to know. Does Buying a Home Mean You’ll Go Into Debt ...

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The 20 Percent Down Payment Myth

The 20 Percent Down Payment Myth

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard that you need to come up with a 20 percent down payment to buy a house for sale in Lakewood – but that’s just not true. Here’s what you need to know about the 20 percent down ...

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3 Easy Ways to Update Your Home on a Budget

3 Easy Ways to Update Your Home on a Budget

It’s a new year, and if you’re looking to shake things up for a fresh look in and around your home there’s no better time to do it than now. You don’t have to spend a lot of cash. Consider these three simple ways to update ...

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4 Unique Festivals Only in Lakewood

4 Unique Festivals Only in Lakewood

Lakewood is a bustling, fun city anytime of year. The warm weather coupled with a vibrant community make it the perfect location for family friendly events:   Lollipop Lane Boutique Mayfair Park   Every fall, on the third Saturday of ...

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5 Amazing Lakewood Restaurants to Try This Month

5 Amazing Lakewood Restaurants to Try This Month

Sushi, macaroni and cheese, pizza, sandwiches, smoothies, or Mexican food, the Lakewood area has a spot for every craving and diet. Whether you’re with a group of meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans, or all of the above, these five restaurants ...

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5 Tips for Taking Spectacular Photos of Your Home

5 Tips for Taking Spectacular Photos of Your Home

One of the most powerful tools in selling a home is to have gorgeous photos of the living space. Your REALTOR® will most likely hire a professional photographer to get listing photos of your home, but if you're looking to take pictures ...

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