5 High-Impact Home Updates That Cost $30 or Less

5 High-Impact Home Updates That Cost $30 or Less

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Get the shiplap look for waaay less (and without tearing up your walls) by using plywood. Yep, you read that right: fake a gorgeous shiplap wall in any space by trimming down plywood into planks, then attaching the boards to your wall using construction adhesive and...

California Tightens Up on Rent Control

California Tightens Up on Rent Control

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Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law this week a measure that would cap rents throughout the state, a move that the real estate industry has warned could have dire long-term consequences.

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

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While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for potential buyers is that you don’t need a score that high to qualify for a mortgage. Let’s unpack the credit score myth so you...

What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

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You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection.This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you offered for the home, ask...

Maps of Long Beach, California Historic Districts

Maps of Long Beach, California Historic Districts

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Historic DistrictsBelmont HeightsBluff HeightsBluff ParkBrenner PlaceCalifornia HeightsCarroll ParkDrake Park / Wilmore CityEliot LaneHellman Street CraftsmanLinden AvenueLowena DriveMinerva PlaceRose ParkRose Park SouthSunrise BoulevardWilton StreetWrigley Area

Long Beach, California Historic Districts

Long Beach, California Historic Districts

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Historic districts are designated neighborhoods that contain groups of older,unaltered houses that preserve the visual qualities and ambience of the past.While each building may not be individually eligible of landmark status, the neighborhood may qualify as a historic...

Three Principles All Successful Business Leaders Live By

Three Principles All Successful Business Leaders Live By

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Have you ever thought of what makes for an enriching business interaction? Typically, the most successful business leaders are also people with whom you enjoy working. Think about it — you wouldn’t want to do business with someone you found unpleasant, would you?