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First-Quarter SoCal Real Estate Market Update

While I am immersed in the busiest spring season for this realtor's real estate career in years, I thought it pertinent to share with you a 1 st quarter housing market update for Southern ...
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Reality TV on Real Estate: Is it Worth Watching?

Real estate is sprouting up as the central character on so many reality TV shows these days. No one could have predicted this kind of success! Who would have thought reality TV shows about real estate ...
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Spring & Summer Fun in Conejo Valley

If you live in the Conejo Valley or you are planning on buying a home in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village or the surrounding communities, now's the time to explore all the summer recreation ...
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Hot Spring 2014 Home Design Trends

Spring Into a 'New' Home Does the spring season have you yearning for a change - itching to buy a new house or to redesign current home? Maybe you're just looking for some small punches ...
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What is a Staging Expert? Why It's Important?

Will the Dining Room Table Fit? What is a staging expert? Essentially a home staging expert is there to anticipate the home buyer's expectations before the showing. The staging is sort of the ...
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From A Starter Home to the American Dream

The picture of the American dream usually includes a first home and eventually a better home, and the idea that if you dream big and work hard, you can have the best home. So how do you know when ...
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Empty Nesters Doing Real Estate, Bigger and Better!

We’ve all heard about empty nesters downsizing their homes once the kids are gone or in anticipation of retirement. But the face of the empty nester looks markedly different today than as early ...
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Spring Projects for Home Sale

Spring is a good time to take on interior and exterior projects that will increase your home's sale value especially if you have hopes of selling the home this year. Remember to focus on projects ...
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Finding 'My' Home on HGTV's 'HouseHunters'

Recently I appeared on HGTV's HouseHunters on an episode titled, New Parents Look for a Home with Good Feng Shui in L.A. The segment centered on new parents Jake and Jenny who were ready to buy a ...
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How Do You Increase Your Home Sale Value?

Looking to increase the value of your property for a future home sale? There are very easy, tried and true ways that will make your home not only psychologically more appealing to the buyer---in that ...
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Spotlight on Old Agoura

Old Agoura Only ten minutes from Malibu and 12 minutes to the Pacific Ocean, homes in Old Agoura are nestled in a country setting surrounded by acres of land which separates Agoura Hills from nearby ...
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Home Owners: It's SO easy Being "Green"

The benefits of owning a “green” home go far beyond sustaining the environment. In fact there are huge financial benefits for the homeowner. “Green” homes can ensure less ...
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The FHA Lending Limits Take Effect

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has revised loan limits on single-family mortgages as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Although the revisions went into effect on January ...
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2014-15 School Tours in the Conejo Valley

Schools and the respective school districts in the Conejo Valley are promoting upcoming tours, inter-district permits and registration slots for 2014-2015. If you have children and live in the area, ...
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Top Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2014

For most of us, the New Year brings with it the need to start fresh, which for many home owners, translates to a burning desire to change it up with a redesign or remodel. If you are feeling the urge ...
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The History of the Christmas Tree

Long before the early days of Christianity, trees and plants that stayed green throughout the seasons, had a special meaning for people in the winter time. Believe it or not, the history of the ...
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Your 2014 Real Estate Wish List

What is on your real estate wish list for 2014? Do you even have a wish list? Maybe you’re planning on selling a house or purchasing your dream home in the New Year. Just as you might write down ...
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2014 SoCal & Ventura County Housing Market Forecast

SoCal Real Estate Continues to Prosper As 2013, a prosperous, revelatory and often volatile year in real estate comes to a close, realtors and economists are already forecasting the year ahead. Will ...
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Client Thank You Day at Lydia Gable Realty

Thank You to My Real Estate Clients & Friends Last week I threw a client appreciation party for the clients of Lydia Gable Realty. As an expression of thanks and our appreciation for our ...
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A Ventura County Thanksgiving

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. But it wasn’t until ...
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Will Health Care Reform Impact the Housing Market?

Will changes to health care and the enactment of the Affordable Care Act have a trickle-down effect on the housing market? Of course since this is uncharted territory, it’s all supposition now, ...
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The Property Home Inspection

No Home is Perfect As part of the home buying process, the final purchase should always be contingent upon a property inspection performed by a certified, licensed home inspector. Included in the ...
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Is Social Media Changing Real Estate?

Zillow, Google Earth… Social media has revolutionized the way home buyers search for and buy homes. People can now search online from the comfort of their home, neighborhood walkability scores, ...
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Halloween Trick-or-Treating: the 'Sweetest' Neighborhoods

Halloween Wasn’t Always About Candy Modern Halloween comes from the Irish festival, Samhain. Samhain was the occasion that marked the passage from the summer harvest season to winter. Ancient ...
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Thousand Oaks Ranked 4th in Safety

Safety, A Priority for Home Buyers When home buyers consider a potential neighborhood in which to buy, they look at several factors which might include the school district, neighborhood aesthetics and ...
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