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Industry Facts

What will 2016 hold for the real estate market? We may not be able to predict the future; however looking at statistics and trends can give an idea of what's in store. Below are important facts and trends on the national real estate market to better guide you in buying or selling your next home. The greater your knowledge base, the more informed you will be in setting good expectations. Ready or interested in taking the next step? Click here. Continue Reading >

Real Estate at Its Best

With a reputation of honesty, integrity, and dedication to client satisfaction, I have developed a large referral base over the past 20 years.  Most importantly, I am a professional who has made real estate a career, not just an avocation.  I stay sensitive to the fact that I am assisting clients in perhaps the single, largest investment in their families lifetime. Reach out to me here. Continue Reading >

Drawing from the Masters at the Getty Museum

Kathleen Finnegan The Getty Museum is hosting a Drawing from the Masters: Creative Compositions course this month.  A free course for all levels will feature artist Augustin Valencia giving creative instruction on how to draw a masterpiece. Enjoy a day away, taking in the breathtaking views at the Getty including art installations, sculptures and a beautiful garden landscape.   Join in every Sunday, March 6 - 20 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM with your sketchpad or drawing paper. Sign-up starts at 2:30 PM at... Continue Reading >

5 Holiday Party Secrets

As you prepare for your holiday party and family gatherings this year, take the stress away  with these 5 holiday party secrets. 1. Making room for your holiday party can be hectic. Take a closer approach creating more intimate spaces throughout your home that promote mixing and mingling. 2. Using neutral colors are an excellent option for the holidays. Accenting neutral tones with holiday lights creates a warm and inviting feel, not to mention requires less work. 3. Kill two birds with one... Continue Reading >

tips for paying off your mortgage early

Kathleen Finnegan The stories of people who pay off 30-year mortgages after 30 years in the same home are indeed rarer than they once were. But the recent foreclosure crisis did serve as an incentive for homeowners to pay off their loans sooner rather than later – and some have actually given it a try. While living mortgage-free may sound like an enviable goal, paying off your mortgage early isn’t always the best use of your money. If you have high-interest credit card... Continue Reading >

attention shoppers, don’t leave money on the table

Kathleen Finnegan About one-third of recent home buyers failed to shop around for a mortgage, saying they were satisfied with the first quote that a lender gave them, according to Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey. But that could be a big mistake. Researchers found that higher-income, younger-aged, and minority borrowers were the most likely to gather multiple quotes when shopping for a mortgage. On the other hand, first-time home buyers and lower-income borrowers are more likely to say that referrals from friends, family, or... Continue Reading >

tips for protecting your identity

Kathleen Finnegan In this modern age, many of us have fallen victim to identify theft, and unfortunately studies show that cases involving these types of crime are on the rise. While it can feel overwhelming, there are a number of things you can do to prevent this from happening to you. Identity theft typically occurs when identity thieves access personal information, like your name or Social Security number (SSN), to commit fraud or other crimes. Some common ways identity thieves access your information include: • A stolen... Continue Reading >

be picky! what questions to ask before you hire a realtor

Kathleen Finnegan What should you consider when shopping for a broker? There are a few essential questions that you should ask a broker before hiring them: "How much experience do you have with properties such as mine?" Any broker should be able to show you what they have done in the past. You should find out how many deals they have closed in your price range and in your neighborhood over the past few years and whether they typically represented the buyer, seller or... Continue Reading >

making the leap : commiting to home ownership

Kathleen Finnegan You’ve saved for a down payment. You’ve pored over the local listings for months. Touring open houses has become part of your weekend ritual. But months, perhaps years, have passed and you are still in your rental. For many first-time homebuyers, pulling the trigger on a purchase can be a frightening experience. Will you be happy there? Will you like your neighbors? Will you be tied down—house rich and cash poor? What if you lose your job? Will you hate your... Continue Reading >

rose bowl flea market

Kathleen Finnegan It had been a while since we  made our way over to the Rose Bowl flea market, so I headed out a few weeks back. We had such a great time strolling up and down then isles packed with interesting trinkets - definitely worth the trip! If your in the Pasadena area, check it out! Here is some info, Rose Bowl Flea Market and Market Place is held on the second Sunday of every month, regular admission starts at 9am for the general public at $8.00... Continue Reading >

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