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My Growing Team: Providing Better Real Estate Services

My Growing Team: Providing Better Real Estate Services

My team is growing! I’ve taken on new people lately, setting the intention to provide our clients with better service. We’ve been busy helping as many of our clients as possible. That’s why I’ve decided to bring in some additional team members….

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Recent Developments in Short Term Rentals

Recent Developments in Short Term Rentals

Today we’re talking about short term rentals, a hot topic that has been discussed a lot among investors over the last couple of years. You may or may not be aware of the town hall meetings in the city of Temecula about…

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How Higher Rent Has Supported Housing Prices

How Higher Rent Has Supported Housing Prices

In today’s video, we are talking about current home prices in the Temecula Valley. In past videos, we’ve talked about the record high price of homes in 2008 and how home prices have slowly been approaching those high values again. Now, in…

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The Difference Between a Home Appraisal and a Home Inspection

The Difference Between a Home Appraisal and a Home Inspection

I’m often asked the difference between an appraisal and a home inspection. It’s common for buyers to confuse one with the other because of their home assessment similarities. Here’s what you need to know: Home Appraisal The appraiser’s job is to determine…

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Is it Easy to Qualify for Down Payment Assistance

Is it Easy to Qualify for Down Payment Assistance

Down payment assistance programs have been a hot topic in the real estate industry. If you want to buy a home but don’t have enough for the down payment, then this video is for you. There have been some major overhauls in…

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Buying vs. Renting: 5 Benefits of Buying a Family Home

Buying vs. Renting: 5 Benefits of Buying a Family Home

Are you still renting a home? It’s good that you have a nice place to share with your family, but you need to consider the things you are giving up by paying rent instead of a mortgage. Reasons Buying is Better than…

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Why We Pay for Facebook Boosting on Our Listings

Why We Pay for Facebook Boosting on Our Listings

This topic is one that I’ve been talking about for a few years now: Facebook is a great tool to increase visibility on real estate listings. Social media is a huge part of the culture in this digital world where we live,…

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Are We at the Top of the Real Estate Market?

Are We at the Top of the Real Estate Market?

It is smart to consider real estate market trends when buying or selling a home. Many people have been asking me: are we at the top of the real estate market? Today I want to compare 2008 to 2018. In 2008, we…

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How Long Does it Typically Take to Close Escrow?

How Long Does it Typically Take to Close Escrow?

If you are planning to buy a home, it is important to know the anticipated timeline for closing. Many factors can affect the length of time that it will take to finalize the sale of a property. But working with a good…

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Using Your Broker’s MLS Search

Using Your Broker’s MLS Search

Today I want to talk about why it is important to use your broker’s MLS search, instead of relying on other websites such as Zillow, Redfin, or Realtor.com or any of the other online resources that are available. Does it matter if…

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Promoting Listings on Facebook

Promoting Listings on Facebook

Facebook is a popular social media platform where you can connect with people from all over the world. Today, we are going to look at the option for promoting listings on Facebook. Is this an effective way to get more visibility for…

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My YouTube Channel Can Help YOU!

My YouTube Channel Can Help YOU!

I’ve worked hard to build a robust YouTube channel because I can see the many benefits that are available for my real estate business and my clients. Here are a few reasons why I’ve put so much time and effort into my…

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Tips for Move Up Buyers

Tips for Move Up Buyers

Today’s video is an important topic if you are thinking about upsizing your home. I talked to Bill Provost about a few important tips that should be used for move-up buyers. The real estate market is strong right now, which means that…

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When is the Best Time to Buy or Sell a Home?

When is the Best Time to Buy or Sell a Home?

“When should I buy or sell my home?” is one of the most common questions I hear from my clients. It makes sense that you want to maximize your real estate investment, which is why you need to pay attention to the…

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What Can Buyers Do to Make Their Offers More Competitive?

What Can Buyers Do to Make Their Offers More Competitive?

Yes, it is true that we currently have a low inventory environment in the real estate industry. This topic has been discussed over and over again, with many buyers wondering if it is the wrong time to buy a home. If you…

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New Tax Act: Should You Be Worried?

New Tax Act: Should You Be Worried?

Over the past few months, there has been a lot of talk about the new tax act that has passed in Washington. How will these changes affect your family finances and your ability to buy a home in the future? These tax…

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Buyers: Top 3 Things to Do in a Hot Market

Buyers: Top 3 Things to Do in a Hot Market

Just because the real estate market is hot, doesn’t mean that your offer won’t be accepted. As a buyer, you need to get any advantage that is available to beat out the competitors. If you are buying a home, then you need…

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New Loan Limits in Riverside County

New Loan Limits in Riverside County

Did you know that loan options have changed, affecting people that are buying homes? If you are planning to apply for financing, then you need to know about the new loan limits that are in place here in Riverside County. 2018 Loan…

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Real Estate – What Does Low Inventory Mean?

Real Estate – What Does Low Inventory Mean?

One common topic in the real estate industry right now is about home availability: is it a good time to buy if we have a low inventory environment? Homeowners and potential buyers are always asking questions about the real estate market. The…

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The Front Yard – Setting a Good Impression for Potential Buyers

The Front Yard – Setting a Good Impression for Potential Buyers

The Front Yard_ The Handshake to Your Home from Cale Thomas on Vimeo. Are you setting a good impression when someone comes to tour the property? Whether you are trying to rent or sell the home, it is essential that you put…

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The Benefits of Owning a Small Investment Property

The Benefits of Owning a Small Investment Property

If you are looking for another income source, then an investment property might be a great solution. People are often interested in the possibilities of real estate investing, but they need assistance getting started with this process. Before you jump in too…

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The Benefits of an HOA

The Benefits of an HOA

Often, homebuyers are focused on the things that an HOA won’t let them do. But, to be fair, we should also talk about the benefits of having a Home Owners Association. Even though there are restrictions on the things that you can…

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Buying vs. Renting: Which is Better?

Buying vs. Renting: Which is Better?

What are the biggest differences in owning a home vs. renting a home? If you are procrastinating home ownership, then you might be missing out on important financial benefits for your family. Here are a few things that change when you buy…

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Millennials and a Potential Housing Shortage

Millennials and a Potential Housing Shortage

  Recently, the National Association of Realtors has been talking about how millennials have the potential to cause a housing shortage. Why is this trend possible? What does it mean for the real estate industry? Why Haven’t Millennials Purchased Homes? Historically, millennials…

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Buying or Selling a Home When There is a Shortage of Inventory

Buying or Selling a Home When There is a Shortage of Inventory

In our current real estate market, inventory is low. Right now, there are not enough homes for the buyers out there. So, many people are asking questions about the best strategies to buy or sell a home in this type of market….

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Are We at the Top of the Real Estate Market?

Are We at the Top of the Real Estate Market?

One of the most common questions that I am getting right now is regarding the trends in the real estate industry: Are we at the top of the market? I completely understand people’s fears about buying a home. We’ve come off our…

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Landlords: How to Maximize ROI on Investments

Landlords: How to Maximize ROI on Investments

As a landlord, you should be looking for properties that allow you to minimize expenses and maximize your income as much as possible. Return on Investment (ROI), should be your top priority, helping you to build a financial future for your family….

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Why Home Flippers Make Money

Why Home Flippers Make Money

Is it possible to make money by renovating and flipping homes? It is a seller’s market, which means that there are many opportunities if you are looking for a way to earn money in the real estate industry. But, you need to…

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Housing Projections and Money Flows

Housing Projections and Money Flows

Did you know that changes in the US and international money flow can affect housing projections? Today we are looking at some of the money flow patterns that are impacting our local housing prices and inventory. Money Flow from Outside Sources One…

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How to Choose the Right Realtor

How to Choose the Right Realtor

When it is time to buy or sell a home, the first decision that you need to make is to pick a Realtor to help with the transaction. In the real estate business, experience is key! Formal Education or Real World Experience…

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Market Update: How Low Inventory Will Affect Your Home

Market Update: How Low Inventory Will Affect Your Home

Recently, I did a Facebook live interview with Bill Provost, a local mortgage lender here in Temecula. During our conversation, we discussed a hot topic in the real estate industry: low inventory and how it affects people who are trying to buy…

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Should You Schedule a Pre-Inspection Before Selling Your Home?

Should You Schedule a Pre-Inspection Before Selling Your Home?

Everyone knows that it is essential to have a home inspection when buying a property. But, have you considered the idea of scheduling a pre-inspection before you sell a home? Here are a few reasons why you might think about an inspection…

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Don’t Kill Your Real Estate Deal

Don’t Kill Your Real Estate Deal

Did you know that there are things that can blow up your loan while you are in escrow? If you are buying or selling a home, then it is important that you and the other party stays involved in the financing process…

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Don’t Get Caught in These Common Value Traps

Don’t Get Caught in These Common Value Traps

You have the desire to upgrade your home and maximize the value, but it is important to understand that some home upgrades might not necessarily be a good investment. By learning a few effective strategies, you can avoid two common mistakes that…

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What to Look for When Buying an Older Home

What to Look for When Buying an Older Home

Do you love the idea of moving into an older home with character? Once you’ve decided that you want to buy an older home instead of choosing new construction, there are some extra considerations that you need to make: If the property…

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Which is Better: Buying Old or Buying New?

Which is Better: Buying Old or Buying New?

When you are ready to buy a home, should you choose an old or new property? There are benefits to both options, and you need to consider a few things before making your decision. Here are a few things that might influence…

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Tips for Choosing the Best Price for Your Listing

Tips for Choosing the Best Price for Your Listing

As a homeowner, you can choose to price the property at whatever value you think is best. But, it is essential that you consult with an experienced real estate agent who can make suggestions about the initial pricing of your home. This…

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Should You Get a Second Mortgage to Utilize Your Equity?

Should You Get a Second Mortgage to Utilize Your Equity?

Do you have equity in your home that you can use to get a second mortgage? In the past, second mortgages have been frowned upon because some homeowners had bad experiences. If you know someone who was burned by a second mortgage,…

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Common Misconceptions of Home Buyers

Common Misconceptions of Home Buyers

It is an exciting time to buy a new home, but many people tend to get caught in common misconceptions about how it will work. Instead of getting stuck with these myths, it is essential that you have a trusted real estate…

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Is Another Housing Bubble Coming?

Is Another Housing Bubble Coming?

Timing matters in real estate because the state of the economy can impact the price that you will get when you sell your home. One question that I have heard from many clients is about the anticipated trends in the real estate…

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Do You Need a Real Estate Agent to Help with the Purchase of a New Home?

Do You Need a Real Estate Agent to Help with the Purchase of a New Home?

Are you thinking about buying a new home? Many potential home buyers think that they can walk into a new homes sales office and talk with the builder without a real estate agent. The problem is that if you start working with…

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Is Millennial Demand for Housing Coming?

Is Millennial Demand for Housing Coming?

Millennials are a hot topic in the real estate industry right now, and there are many articles published about how to market to millennials. It is widely known that many millennials are not choosing to buy a home. Instead, they are choosing…

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Is the Housing Market Stable Right Now?

Is the Housing Market Stable Right Now?

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, then you probably have a lot of questions about the current real estate market conditions. A stable housing market is important because it will affect the price of the home as well…

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Rezoning of Temecula Wine Country into Citrus Vineyard

Rezoning of Temecula Wine Country into Citrus Vineyard

Rezoning of Temecula Wine Country from Cale Thomas on Vimeo. Temecula is known as a beautiful wine country area, which is why many people are interested in living in this part of Southern California. Recently some zoning changes have occurred, and residents…

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International Economic Changes and the Housing Market

International Economic Changes and the Housing Market

Housing Projections and Money Flows from Cale Thomas on Vimeo. This year, there has been quite a bit of turbulence in the economic climates of both the Unites States and China. A recent report on CNBC shared details that a significant money…

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The Front Yard: The Handshake to Your Home

The Front Yard: The Handshake to Your Home

The Front Yard_ The Handshake to Your Home from Cale Thomas on Vimeo.   Does your front yard set the right impression when someone comes to see your property? If you are planning to sell or rent the home, then you need…

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The Best Way to Buy Your First Investment Property

The Best Way to Buy Your First Investment Property

  Are you interested in the idea of investing in a property that can be used as a rental unit to bring in money each month? Many people want to learn more about real estate investing, but they don’t know where to…

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Does a Swimming Pool Add Value to Your Home?

Does a Swimming Pool Add Value to Your Home?

Summer is on the way and you may be thinking about installing a pool for the family to enjoy when the heat hits. It’s wonderful for your family, but what does it really do for your home value? Swimming Pools in Your…

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Home Sales Rebounded in 2015, Holding Steady in 2016

Home Sales Rebounded in 2015, Holding Steady in 2016

After nine years of slower home sales, the 2015 stats show that the real estate market has finally rebounded. Home sales across the United States were higher than ever. In fact, the numbers showed the highest annual home sales recorded since 2006….

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What’s in Store for the Housing Market in 2016?

What’s in Store for the Housing Market in 2016?

As the New Year rolls around, you may be wondering about the changes that might occur to the housing market in 2016. Whether you are planning to buy or sell a home, or you are interested in the current value of your…

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Does it Make Sense to Buy a Foreclosure?

Does it Make Sense to Buy a Foreclosure?

If you are looking for a way to save money on the purchase of a home, then you might be looking at foreclosures that are available in Temecula. It’s true that you can sometimes find the right deal on a foreclosure, but…

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Improving the Value of Your Home

Improving the Value of Your Home

Are you getting ready to sell your home in Temecula, California? Right now is a great time in the Temecula real estate market, because there are many opportunities available as the population of the valley is growing and expanding. If you are…

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Orange County Realtors: <br>Don’t Throw Away Your Commissions

Orange County Realtors:
Don’t Throw Away Your Commissions

If you are an Orange County real estate agent, then you probably cringe when you talk with a potential client who has a low budget for their home purchase. How do you usually handle a client with a budget in the range…

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Why Temecula is a Great Location for Families

Why Temecula is a Great Location for Families

  Some people mistakenly think that they wouldn’t want to live in an area like Temecula, because they assume that it is a quiet horse town with nothing to do. The truth is that Temecula is a great location since it offers…

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Temecula Market Comparison: Square Foot Prices for Home Purchases

Temecula Market Comparison: Square Foot Prices for Home Purchases

It goes without saying that when a person is in the market to buy a home, they want to get the best home that fits within their budget. It can be difficult to find the right property in high-demand areas and still…

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What are Special Assessments and Mello Roos?

What are Special Assessments and Mello Roos?

  A common theme among home buyers is that they don’t want to pay any Mello Roos, and when I hear someone talk about this topic I often wonder if they really understand what Mello Roos are. It is important to understand…

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Renting vs. Buying: Which Makes More Sense?

Renting vs. Buying: Which Makes More Sense?

Buying a home is a big decision, and some people wonder if it is better to rent instead of making the leap into the world of home ownership. There are some benefits to renting and other benefits to buying a home, and…

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