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Showing Strategies For Success!

Pete Castro Group Tips

Once we launch your property LIVE on the market, much of your activity leading up to escrow will involve preparing and maintaining the property to look its best. As we get set to show as many potential buyers as possible, we want to share with you some of our surefire showing strategies…

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Getting Ready For Inspections

Pete Castro Group Tips

During the escrow period, there may be several inspections requested – from a general home inspection plus any number of additional inspections, such as sewer, chimney, mold, and roof. We will confirm any inspection days and times with you ahead of time and also add confirmed inspections to your property calendar for easy viewing.

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SoCal + Hawaii Quarterly Market (Micro) Insights Report: Q4 2021

Rising home prices from everywhere reflected this key market fundamental as home prices hit record highs. On the Westside, Brentwood’s average sales price for single-family homes increased 41 percent to $6.3 million. The average sales price for Culver City condos rose 26 percent to $863,763. The good news for sellers is the equity in their homes grew at unprecedented rates.

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The Color of the Year Has Been Announced!

Home Improvement

You may not be aware of it, but many paint and pigment companies choose colors that they think will be hot in the coming year. Shades of green seem to be an overwhelming favorite for 2022, with almost every company choosing some green hue as either their top pick, or part of their overall range of choices. In fact, green is so well-represented this year that there’s really only one company that seems to be bucking the green trend entirely, but it’s a big one.

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Small Changes Make Big Bathroom Impacts

Home Improvement

Nobody likes a small bathroom. Unfortunately, a lot of houses have them. If you live in a home with a bathroom that makes you feel a bit claustrophobic, you might think that there isn’t much you can do without some major (and majorly costly) renovations. This may not be the case, though. There are actually a number of small changes that you can make to your bathroom to make it not only appear bigger, but possibly even give you some more space to work with.

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Budgeting for Major Construction Projects

Home Improvement

Maybe you’re adding an expansion onto your home, constructing a standalone storage building in the back yard, or undertaking some other major construction project. Whatever it is that you’re building, you likely already know that big construction jobs can carry big costs. If you haven’t budgeted for the job correctly, though, you might end up surprised at how big some of these costs can be.

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Smart Tags Help You Find the Missing Pieces

Tech Tuesday

Day to day life has a lot of moving parts. Unfortunately, this sometimes makes it a little too easy to misplace some of those things that we use every day. This can be a real hassle, causing you to spend time looking for the various things you need instead of using them. Most smartphones come with a “find my phone” feature, so wouldn’t it be great if everything else had a similar function?

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A-door-able Updates!

Home Improvement

It goes without saying that your doors are an important part of your home. They provide security, help to control the temperature, and even play a big part in the overall look of your home. Your front door is one of the first things that people notice when coming to your home, and the state that your door is in can have a noticeable impact on the impression that people have of your house and property. Stop and think about it for a moment: What sort of a message is your front door sending?

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