April 2016

There are 33 blog entries for April 2016.

May is bringing warm weather and tons of summer fun things to do in Los Angeles County this May 2016. Speaking of summer, that means outdoor movies which is why our list of events begins with all the biggest movies playing outdoors this month.

Outdoor Movies

With summer, and particularly good weather, comes outdoor movies in LA. Here’s everything you need to put on your calendar for May.

 Street Food Cinema

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These Saturday night movie events include a live music, movie and food trucks.

Los Angeles Events May 2016

May 7th: Romeo & Juliete at Exposition Park, Downtown
May 14th: Raiders of the Lost Ark at Victory Park, Pasadena
May 14th: Almost Famous at Exposition Park, Downtown
May 21st: Mean Girls at Syd Kronenthal Park, Culver City
May 21st:

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Summer is quickly approaching and that means the market is blowing up with hot new inventory to check out this weekend at open houses in Orange County. Ready. Set. Hunt! 

 

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Make the most of your home search this weekend by teaming up with a real estate agent. Search for an agent on our site or reach out and we’ll match you up with an agent today to be house hunting with you tomorrow.

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HOME BUYER TIP: Let loose and enjoy your community this month at Events in Orange County. Buying a home is stressful. You could use cold brew at the OC Beer Festival to relax. 

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Guess what? It's gonna be May and you seriously need to check out open houses in Los Angeles County because summer inventory is blowing up the Southern California market. Just take a look at all of our First Team open houses going on this Saturday and Sunday. 

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If you’re going shopping for a home this weekend, the smartest plan is to have an agent by your side. An agent can help you act fast when you find the perfect home and answer all of your burning home buying questions. If you have questions before you head out to see homes or would like to team up with an agent, find a First Team agent online or reach out and we’ll match you with a top agent near you.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

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It's going to be May this weekend, which means time to get your summer moving plans in order. Start at open houses this Saturday and Sunday in Riverside and San Bernardino County. The Inland Empire is your oyster! 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

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If you have any questions about open houses, the real estate process or your local market just ask a real estate agent. It’s literally their job to help you find a house and some happiness at home. Find an agent online near you or contact us and we’ll match you with an agent in your area.

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HOME BUYER TIP: The stakes aren't exactly

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April flew by and soon it will be May which means a whole new month of community events in Orange County to enjoy. This month is bringing the OC Beer Festival, free comic book day, the Strawberry Festival and sooooo much more cool stuff. Check the list, check your schedule and start checking things off your to-do list this May 2016.

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Sunday, May 1st
12PM-4PM
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The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta has moved to a Sunday, May 1st.  The Fiesta is in its 26th year of celebrating Mexican culture in our Spanish Village by the Sea.  The program features live entertainment, beer garden hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, gourmet food trucks, deserts, and authentic beverages as well as children's game booths and

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There are many issues that can detract from your home’s value if you don’t address them. Whether you want to sell your home or spend the rest of your life there, it’s important to address problems that only get worse over time. The following are four of the biggest issues that can drop the value of your home faster than an unprotected iPhone. 

Pests

Pests can cause serious damage to a home. Some pests are merely a nuisance. Others, however, can do serious harm to your home’s foundations. Termites and carpenter ants in particular can literally destroy the structure of a home over time. Rodents can also cause serious damage by gnawing away at walls, floors and ceilings. If you have a pest problem, you should consult with a professional pest control

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Buying a home is a major accomplishment in life. However, you don't want the mistakes you make during the process to be as memorable as the purchase itself.

What mistakes could be that bad, you ask? These ones that could kill your home sale – or at the very least set you back financially in a major way.

Yikes.

Spending Money Before the Transaction Closes

You never want to make any major purchases or open any accounts before the sale closes. Doing so could cause the underwriter to reevaluate whether you’re a good candidate for a mortgage. This could happen even after you have been approved for a loan. Making a major purchase is one of the 3 bonehead buyer moves that could kill your deal during closing, so get informed.  

Doing the Math

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FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (APRIL 24th, 2016) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • Mortgage rates once again drifted aimlessly last week, with little solid data to push them either way. 
  • Housing news came in a somewhat mixed with Housing Starts slipping downward and Existing Home Sales pushing upward. The inventory of homes for sale continues to vex many buyers, but is certainly helping current homeowners, as prices continue to press upward
  • New weekly claims for unemployment hit a 43-year low. While this could be due to seasonal adjustments or holidays, it bears watching, as inflationary pressures historically tend to rise in a tight job market.
  • This week is likely to be very focused
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Things to do this weekend: Binge watch Game of Thrones and catch up before the season premier on Sunday and visit open houses in Orange County. Before you're glued to the couch, browse some local real estate.

 

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Make the most of your home search this weekend by teaming up with a real estate agent. Search for an agent on our site or reach out and we’ll match you up with an agent today to be house hunting with you tomorrow.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: Today, qualified home inspections are an essential service for anyone closing a real estate purchase. Trained inspectors possess the skills required to evaluate the condition of any property

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If Earth Day has gotten you fired up about growing your own herb garden but you're lacking the yard space to make it happen, it might be time to start searching for something bigger and better and open houses in Los Angeles County this weekend. What's on your new home wish list?

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If you’re going shopping for a home this weekend, the smartest plan is to have an agent by your side. An agent can help you act fast when you find the perfect home and answer all of your burning home buying questions. If you have questions before you head out to see homes or would like to team up with an agent, find a First Team agent online or reach out and we’ll match you with a top agent near you.

Email us at

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