July 2016

There are 33 blog entries for July 2016.

Did you know that Comic Con is coming to Palm Springs, featuring guest speaker Stan Lee? That and more reasons to make it inland this August with our list of events in the Inland Empire.

Redlands Bowl’s Summer Music Festival

 

Now – August
Tuesdays & Fridays @ 8PM
redlandsbowl.org

The Summer Music Festival is totally free and a cultural touchstone in the Inland area. Since its inception in 1924, the Bowl has been a special place in Redlands for families, friends, and music lovers of all ages and backgrounds to gather and enjoy superb performances.

Tuesday, August 2nd: Herencia de Timbiqui
Friday, August 5th: James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash
Tuesday, August 9th: Bria Skonberg
Friday, August 12th: A Portrait of Madame Butterfly
Tuesday,

Make your last weekend of July count and get out and about for First Team open houses this weekend in Orange County. Check out the latest inventory, spy on the neighbor's home, or just get out there to see what's happening in your local market.  

 

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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: Have some fun! Searching for a new house is as much about finding a new community to fall in love with as it is about finding the right property. Explore

Saturday and Sunday were made for visiting open houses in Los Angeles County. And relaxing of course, but there's plenty of time for both this weekend. What's open for viewing in your neighborhood?

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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

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: Interested in the Long

Search. Hunt. Repeat. Get your homebuyer routine down this weekend when you check out open houses in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Persistence is key when you're searching for the absolutely perfect new home!

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: Get to know your local

August events in Los Angeles includes all the great outdoor summer movies and free concerts still going strong across the county. This is just about the last round of outdoor summer fun so find what you like best and don't miss these events in Los Angeles this August 2016. Along with outdoor movies and free concerts, there's also tons more events like LA Wine and Dine, the LA Taco Festival and plenty of fun in Long Beach from the Crawfish festival, to the Sand Sculpture Contest and World Series of Beach Volleyball. Summer fun, here we come!

Outdoor Movies

Grab your blanket, chairs and summer fun attitude; it’s time for some outdoor flicks. All summer long these places are playing your favorite movies under the stars.

Events in Los Angeles County August 2016 

Street Food Cinema

It's summertime, which means tons of events in Orange County this August 2016 from the OC Fair to beach Lobsterfests. Check out our list of all the fun things to do around town and make the most of your summertime in SoCal. For some real good clean fun straight out of Mayberry, don't miss the La Habra Corn Festival & Parade with an apple pie baking contest!

OC Fair

Now – August 14th
Open Wednesday – Sunday
ocfair.com

Events in Orange County August 2016

Image: Wikipedia

The OC Fair is here with endless fun at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Enjoy the carnival rides, games, exhibits, livestock, courtyard wine seminars, live music and entertainment and so much more all month long. Check out the list of performers at the Pacific Amphitheater with everyone from Styx, The Offspring

Designing or remodelling a home involves plenty of tough decisions. From opting for practical design features to picking out a complementary color scheme, the options available when it comes to interior design can be overwhelming.

Today, we’re making your task a little easier by taking a look at the pros and cons of the most popular kitchen and bathroom tile materials - giving you confidence in the tile finish that you choose for your home. From taking a look at the properties of each tiling material, to breaking down the finishes available, our informative guide to all-things tiling means you can get one step closer to finishing your dream interior design project!

Travertine

Closely related to limestone, travertine is a popular tiling

 

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

  • Mortgage rates held fairly steady with only a slight increase, last week.
  • The further that we move away from the Brexit, the fewer signs that we are seeing that its impact will be felt to any significant degree here in the US. Housing indicators continued to point to a strong housing marketing, which according to some measures is getting close to what experts consider "normal."
  • Existing Home Sales nudged upward to 5.57 million, the highest level since 2007, while Starts stepped up to 1.19 million.
  • This week starts and ends with some important economic data with the Fed releasing its Policy Announcement in

Home buying can seem like a daunting task but the first step is simple and easy - visit open houses this weekend in Orange County. See some homes, talk to an agent, and start getting your feet wet in the real estate game. 

 

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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: When you do stumble upon the perfect property, it's important to be prepared. Study up now on How to Write a Great Offer on a Home so that you're ready when the time comes. 

Visiting open houses in Los Angeles County is just like speed dating, only fewer awkward conversations about your favorite color. Now let's get out there and find you "the one"! 

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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

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: If you think you've found "the one", it's