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10 Tips to Make Sure Your Contractor Measures Up

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

  Everyone has heard the expression, “You get what you pay for.” This saying is never more relevant than when you're planning a home improvement or remodeling projects that involves hiring a contractor. Going by price alone increases the risk of project failure and can lead to higher costs down the road. With the proper planning and a knowledgeable contractor, you can be assured of a job well done at a reasonable cost. Remember that home improvement or remodeling can be a fun...Continue Reading!

Who Pays What?

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

One very common question of real estate transactions is, "who pays for what on a real estate transaction?" Below is a list to give you an idea of some of the common expectations, but this list will vary from region to region. Also, if it's a buyer's or seller's market it could possibly change the common fee responsibility.                             *Courtesy of OC TitleContinue Reading!

Grow Your Relationships With Your Neighbors This Holiday Season

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

Whether you're new to the neighborhood or you've lived there for years, the holidays provide a great opportunity to meet your neighbors. What better way to get to know the people on your block or in your building than to bring them a small, thoughtful gift to break the ice? The size of the gift doesn't matter; what matters is building the relationships with your neighbors.     Hot cocoa or apple cider mix in mugs will keep your neighbors toasty on a cold winter's...Continue Reading!

Like A Good Neighbor…

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

If you’re like many people, you may have met your neighbors when you first moved in, but haven’t had much contact with them since. It’s never too late to build the foundation for a friendship with the people who live around you. In fact, the holiday season provides a great opportunity to connect with them. 3 Benefits of Knowing Your Neighbors Safety. Neighborhoods where people know one another tend to be safer than those where people are strangers. Friendly neighbors might feel more...Continue Reading!

Getting Energy Ready for Winter

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

When cold weather approaches, use this checklist of simple ways to make your home more comfortable and keep those escalating energy bills at bay.  Check for Leaks Weatherstripping and caulking is probably the least expensive, simplest, most effective way to cut down on energy waste in the winter. Improperly sealed homes can waste 10 to 15 percent of the homeowner's heating dollars. Take these steps: Check around doors and windows for leaks and drafts. Add weather-stripping and caulk any holes you see that...Continue Reading!

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

Interested in buying or selling your home? Just curious about what is being sold around your home? Tired of getting inaccurate searches from Trulia, Zillow or Redfin? Then this app is for you! You can get accurate information 24/7 on all your search needs because it is directly connected to the MLS /Real Estate Agent Database! If that wasn't enough, it even will tell you what is for sell you as you are driving around town! And much, much more!...Continue Reading!

Want the Inside Scoop on the National Housing Market?

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

The housing market is back and better than ever in many areas of the country. If you’re in the market to buy a home, you’ll find that interest rates are still at historic lows and homes are still considered affordable in most areas. If you’re thinking of selling your home, it may sell for closer to its list price and may be on the market for less time. This month’s information features statistics that provide a snapshot of what’s going on...Continue Reading!

Is This A Good Time To Sell My Glendora Home?

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

The question most frequently posed to me lately is "Is this a good time to sell my home?"  Since this question appears to be in the fore front of a lot of homeowner's minds, I have decided that the question and the answer merits sharing. Currently we are experiencing a Seller's Market which has been established due to the lack of inventory and the very low interest rates.  This market has created a Buyer's frenzy and homes that are strategically priced,...Continue Reading!

Why Are Some Glendora Homebuyers Waiving The Appraisal Contingency?

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

Glendora new home buyers are having to get very creative when writing an offer to purchase a home in our current  "Hot" Seller's real estate market. One of the strategies some buyers are currently using is opting to waive their Appraisal Contingency in an effort to strengthen their purchase offer.  This decision is not an easy one to make, and yet, some buyers have been faced with losing out on one property after another, as a result of our low inventory...Continue Reading!

Don’t Miss Out On The Special Summer Entertainment Glendora Has Lined Up For It’s Homeowners, You and Your Family!

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

The City of Glendora Kiwanis Club proudly announces... CONCERTS IN THE PARK Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. at the Finkbiner Park Bandshell • The Glendora Kiwanis Club is generously co-sponsoring the 2013 Summer Series of Concerts in the Park. Performances are held in the Bandshell at Finkbiner Park in the Oak Grove area. Concerts are held at 6:00 p.m. every Sunday. Pack a picnic dinner, bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, and come enjoy FREE music under the stars! For more...Continue Reading!

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