So, you just bought a house? Congratulations! Owning a home is a very exciting, and nerve racking, experience. If you’ve already closed escrow or are about to, that means you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Cheers! Celebration is in order, but before you start planning your house warming party, there are still a few things you NEED to do in order to set your new home up for success.
Buying a home isn’t just one big decision, its a whole bunch of big decisions. Between keeping track of different houses and mortgage rates and features and neighborhoods.. well it can all be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve figured out which apps you need to download to make your home buying process a little simpler.
It’s time to clean out your gutters and board up your windows. Weather forecasters are predicting the return of El Niño. El Niño is a “super storm” that last wreaked havoc in 1997-98 causing over $500 million in damage. Weather forecasters are now predicting El Niño’s return this winter.
In Los Angeles this means heavy and sporadic rain with extreme winds and a chance of flooding. It also means that it’s time to prepare your home from potential damage. It’s important to recognize that small problems now can turn into expensive repairs later. So, how do you prepare for El Niño this season?
Today’s real estate market might seem to be back at the all time high levels that we encountered five years ago. As a buyer you might think that you should wait and see if the market goes back down before buying. But there might be another approach to keep in mind. This might be a tremendous opportunity to purchase what some in the business call a stale home.