Month: September 2017

How Long Does it Take to Get a Mortgage in California?

Time spent on the loan process depends on a number of things. First, it depends on how long it takes you to find a property in California you want to call home. If you consider that search as part of the process, you should expect it to take months or possibly years. When it comes …

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Which Succulents Fit Your Personality?

As it’s getting cooler out, the idea of getting new plants to accent your new home can be an impractical one…but only if you’re thinking in terms of the outdoors only! Succulents are great, hassle-free indoor plants, and a quick way to add a bit of living art to any space…but let’s face it, unless …

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How to Repair Credit Before Buying a Home in California

Good credit is central to buying a home in California. If your credit score isn’t very high, the home buying process can stall even before it truly begins. One of the first considerations of home ownership is figuring out your finances, and that includes understanding your credit—a critical piece of the buying process. Whether you’re …

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Why You Need a Home Inspection

When you buy a house in California, you’re not just buying that beautiful master suite or spectacular fireplace, you’re also buying any problems lurking in the walls, the foundation, the crawl space or the attic. The home inspection is your chance to avoid those problems, or at least, use the results to negotiate with the seller.  A certified home inspector is …

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Build a Disaster Kit

No one wants them to happen, but disasters can occur anywhere at any time. To endure an already stressful situation a little more easily, you should prepare an emergency kit — no matter whether you need to evacuate or shelter in place. Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist …

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