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 ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on March 3, 2021 in Buying a Home
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 ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 28, 2021 in Financing
Want to Refinance Your Home? 3 Surprising Facts You Should Know
With current historically-low mortgage interest rates, you may be interested in refinancing your home. While this can be a wise financial move, here are three facts about the process that you might find surprising.
It Can Cost Thousands to ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 25, 2021 in Financing
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 ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 20, 2021 in 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 ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 17, 2021 in Selling Your 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 ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 14, 2021 in Buying a Home
Best Places to Donate Clothes and Household Items in Long Beach
When moving from your old home to your new residence, everything can’t always go with you. If you’re ready to part with items you don’t need, consider donating them to these worthy causes.
Women Shelter of Long Beach
Posted by Allison Van Wig on February 11, 2021 in Tips and Tricks
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....
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 8, 2021 in Design Features
Don't Neglect These 3 Maintenance Tasks When Selling Your Home in Lakewood
Details matter to house hunters, and ignoring maintenance tasks you may think are inconsequential could be stumbling blocks in your path to a sale. Be careful not to overlook these three tasks.
Putting Away Seasonal Outdoor Items
Although your home ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on February 3, 2021 in 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 ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 3, 2021 in Market News
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 ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 29, 2021 in Buying a Home
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 ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 25, 2021 in Buying a Home
5 Things NOT to Do When You Buy a Home for Sale in Lakewood
Buying a house is a big deal – and it’s most likely the biggest financial transaction you’ll ever make (at least until you buy your next house). So what should you watch out for along the way? Check out these five things not to do ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 20, 2021 in Buying a Home
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 ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 17, 2021 in Tips and Tricks
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
Every fall, on the third Saturday of ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on January 14, 2021 in Events
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 ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on January 11, 2021 in Local Businesses
The 5 Best Places in Lakewood for Hot Chocolate This Winter
Although Lakewood is one of the best places in the world for winter weather (with temperatures usually hovering around the high 60s), that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little warm-up and decadence with a cup of hot chocolate from ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 8, 2021 in Local Businesses
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 ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 3, 2021 in Tips and Tricks
3 Ways to Keep Kids Busy in Lakewood, California
These are some of our favorite children’s activities in Lakewood:
The Bounce Place
Color My World
Here’s a closer look at each.
The Bounce Place
The Bounce Place is a safe and fun activity center for children under ten. ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on December 29, 2020 in Local Attractions
3 Things You Can Negotiate Over With Sellers When You Buy a Home in Lakewood
If you’re like many people, you know that buying a home in Lakewood may require some negotiation – and that can really work in your favor. Your Lakewood REALTOR® will handle all the negotiations for you, but it’s up to you ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on December 25, 2020 in Buying a Home