Blog Posts Archive
The Annual Lakewood Run: Saturday, March 7, 2020
The 3 Best Restaurants in Lakewood for Valentine’s Day 2020
What to Do When Your Neighbors List Their Home for Sale
3 Great Tips for Showing Your Home to Potential Buyers
5 Mistakes Buyers Make Around Home Inspections
Real Estate in the Internet Age
The 3 Things Everyone Must Do Before House-Hunting
3 Huge Pitfalls to Avoid When You’re Buying a Home for Sale in Lakewood
3 Reasons You Should Never Power-Wash Your Home
5 Must-Have Smart Home Gadgets
5 End-of-Summer Home Maintenance Tips
7 Great Restaurants in Lakewood
What Are Contingencies in a Real Estate Contract?
5 Best Taco Places in Lakewood, CA
3 Ways Home Staging Can Kill a Sale (and How to Prevent That From Happening)
5 Common Mistakes Buyers Make
5 Plants You Should Never Put in Your Yard
3 Curb Appeal Tips to Dazzle Prospective Buyers When Your Home is for Sale
The Signal Hill Hike... An Incredible Experience?
What Are In-Law Quarters?
Let's Talk About Earnest Money (and How You Can Lose It)
Halloween 2018 Events in Lakewood and Long Beach
Should You Install a New Garage Door to Sell Your Home?
Should You Remodel Your Entire Bathroom to Sell Your House?
Selling Your Home in Lakewood? Skip These 5 Decorating Trends
Pet Moving Safety 101
Real Estate Placed in a Trust? Buying, Selling, or Transferring Property Into or from a Trust
Over the River and Through the Woods… Thanksgiving Traditions for Lasting Memories
3 Cost-Effective Curb Appeal Hacks
3 Flaws in Your Home That Buyers Might Hate
Big Problems Home Inspectors Can Discover
Hiring a Professional Home Stager? Ask These 3 Questions First
What if You Discover Something Horrible on a Property Disclosure?
Why You Should Read Property Disclosures Thoroughly
Closing Terms You Need to Know
Let's Talk About Earnest Money
What to Do if Your Home Has a Lien Against It
How a Property Lien Could Hold Up the Sale of Your Home
What You Need to Know About Title Insurance
3 Decluttering Tricks From the Pros
Potential Title Problems When You Buy a Home
3 Scents That Can Help Sell Your Home
3 Winter Staging Tips for Selling Your Home in Lakewood
How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?
3 Home Inspection Tips
3 Outdoor Trends That Will Send Buyers Running
What Does “Contingency” Mean on a Real Estate Listing?
3 Things to Ask Before You Hire a Home Inspector
Home Pricing: The Basics
3 Things You Can Do to Make Your Home Sell Faster
You Get What You Pay For!
3 Smells Homebuyers Hate When They’re Touring Houses
3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Realtor Sell Your Home Quickly
How to Sell Your Home Fast
How Are Those New Year's Resolutions Doing?
3 Times Home Staging Can Kill Your Sale
3 Home Pricing Myths You Might Believe
3 Home-Selling Mistakes That Could Cost You
Types of Down Payment Assistance and Ways to Save on Your Down Payment
What is Down Payment Assistance?
What You Need to Know About Home Pricing
What Are Comps in Real Estate?
Why Lowballing a Seller Can Backfire
3 Things You Should Do When Buyers Come to See Your Home for Sale in Lakewood
Should You Have Preapproval Before You Make an Offer?
3 Mistakes NOT to Make When You Tour Homes for Sale in Lakewood
What Your Home Inspector Won't Look For
What is Title Insurance?
What Are Disclosures in Real Estate?
3 Renovations That Will Likely Pay Off at Closing
Quick Tips for Upgrades and Remodeling if You’re Selling Your Home
3 Things That Can Prevent You From Selling Your Home
What Standard Home Inspectors DON’T Check
5 Best Parks in Long Beach, CA
What is a Quitclaim Deed?
What to Know When You Hire a Home Inspector
Home Inspection Tips for Sellers
3 Home Improvements That Aren't Likely to Increase Resale Value
3 Common Reasons For Sale By Owner Homes Fail to Sell
How Long Will Your Mortgage Preapproval Letter Last?
What's a Good Faith Estimate?
Types of Home Loans
The New UltraFICO Score
How to Improve Your Credit Score to Get Home Financing
3 Things to Ask Your Lender When You Buy a Home in Lakewood
Let's Talk About PMI
Can You Get Out of Buying a Home?
3 Common Closing Day Shockers
Can You Avoid Buying Private Mortgage Insurance?
Problems That Should Make You RUN, Not Walk, Away From a House
Are You Too Picky When it Comes to Finding a Home?
3 Down Payment Myths You Can Ignore
Down Payment Gifts: What to Know if You Use One
How Can You Tell if You'll Like Your Neighbors?
The Secrets of Private Mortgage Insurance
Can You Beat a Cash Offer?
Is it Easy to Get Down Payment Assistance?
What You Need to Know About Real Estate Commissions
How to Make the Most of a Small Closet
What Can You - and Can't You - Take When You Sell Your Home?
Should Married Couples Live in Separate Homes?
Tips for Negotiating Home Repairs When You Sell Your House
3 Maintenance Tasks You Need to Tackle Before You Sell Your Home
3 Mistakes to Avoid if You Want to Get the Best Possible Price for Your Home
What is a Home Warranty?
Should You Leave for Showings?
15-Minute Cleaning Secrets You Can Use for Last-Minute Showings
3 Sure-Fire Ways to Lose Your Earnest Money Deposit
What is a Homeowners Association?
Common HOA Rules
The 5 Most Common CC&Rs When You Buy a Home in Lakewood or Long Beach
What is an Assessment From an HOA?
What Happens if You Violate HOA Rules, or if You Can't Pay Your Dues?
3 Common Reasons for Not Buying a Home
What Does Move-In Ready Mean?
Best Coffee Shops in Lakewood
Are You Sabotaging Your Own Home Sale?
Locally Lit: The Best Bookshops in Lakewood & Long Beach
5 Best Coffee Shops in Long Beach
3 First-Time Buyer Tips You Can Really Use
What is Private Mortgage Insurance?
Moving? Don't Pack These 7 Items
3 Things to Fix Before You Sell Your Home in Lakewood
5 Packing Tips for Your Move to Lakewood or Long Beach
3 Things You Need to Know About Moving Before Your Big Day
5 Moving Mistakes You Don't Have to Make
Don't Make These 3 Packing Mistakes (or You'll Risk Breaking Your Stuff)
3 Things You MUST Do Before Your Movers Arrive
7 Unpacking Tips to Help You in Your New Home
3 Stress-Busters to Make Packing for a Move Easier
Join Us at the Cal Heights Home and Garden Tour!
The Queen Mary: A Piece of Long Beach History
November 2019 Events in Long Beach
Can You Buy a House After a Bankruptcy?
Join Van Wig & Associates on the Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour on October 26, 2019
3 Questions You Need to Answer to Get a Mortgage
Should You Buy a Home That's Been on the Market for a While?
Self-Employed? You Can Still Get a Mortgage
Can You Get Your Earnest Money Deposit Back if Your Financing Falls Through?
The Lender Appraisal Process
5 Winter Curb Appeal Tips
3 Things to Take With You When an Agent is Showing Your Home
Simple Ways to Better Organize Your Home in the Fall
Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?
Common Things to Look Out for Before Buying Your Dream Home
Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter
Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?
September 2018: Things to Do in Lakewood and Long Beach