Where Buying a Home is Child’s Play
Kids might not know too much about the finer points of homeownership, but they know what they like, and they have plenty of imagination. We asked kids various questions about their homes (dream and real) and real estate, and their answers are sure to make you smile.
If you’re making a list of must-have outdoor features in your next home, you might include a garden, a swimming pool and a hot tub, but why stop there?
According to our pint-sized house hunters, some of the most desirable backyard amenities are bouncy castles, water parks, rocket-powered zip lines, playgrounds, horse stables, and [...]
Here Comes the Sun
Summertime can be a lot of fun, and there’s nothing quite like the feeling of the sun’s rays on your skin after a long winter of parkas, snow shovels, and ice scrapers. Finally, you can go to the park in a t-shirt, relax by the pool, and walk down the sidewalk without fear of slipping.
But as wondrous as the summer months can be for outdoor activities, they can make your home uncomfortably sultry. Yes, you could run the air conditioner on full blast, but it’s difficult to enjoy the cool air when you imagine what your electricity bill is going to look like.
Fortunately, there are ways to beat the summertime heat without spending your life [...]
You are fired up and ready to finally get your slice of the American dream. You have fully completed the pre-approval process. Your documents have been in the hands of underwriting for a week, and they have given you the green light. After dutifully searching for the perfect home, you have finally found just the one for you. Your real estate agent has presented the offer, negotiations have concluded and you are the winner.
You are nervous. Now what?
It is perfectly okay to feel the butterflies in your stomach as you approach the process. That said, approaching it prepared and educated can take away a lot of the uncertainty and confusion. Understanding the normal flow of [...]
You Could Live in Neverland
To pop music fans, it’s a legendary place. Neverland Ranch, located at 5225 Figueroa Mountain Road in Los Olivos, California is where the late, great Michael Jackson lived when he wasn’t touring the world, performing sold-out shows for screaming fans. The property has been rechristened Sycamore Valley Ranch, but the giant Neverland floral clock remains.
If These Walls Could Talk
One thing is for certain: this home is full of stories. Michael Jackson was a legend in his own right, and the King of Pop’s guests at the home included Corey Feldman, McCauley Culkin, [...]