April 2017

There are 34 blog entries for April 2017.

In just a few days it's gonna be May (cue the Justin Timberlake memes). Which means it's time to get your summer real estate goals in line and start visiting open houses to Orange County this weekend. We suggest starting at one of these amazing homes...

 Orange County

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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: Mortgage rates this week found room to drop down to 3.97%. If you've been unconvinced, then this is proof that it's still a great

Our weekend plans include open houses in Los Angeles County. Come check out the latest inventory in your neighborhood and say hi to your local First Team agent. We've got some great ideas for your next home.

LA COUNTY

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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 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: Before you

April is coming to a close, but the spring buying season is just starting! Search for your perfect summer home this weekend at open houses in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 

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. Search online for an agent near you or contact us and we’ll match you with an agent in your area.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: Have you considered new home construction? If you're

Summer is quickly approaching and it's time to prepare your home. From a well-organized garage packed with fun equipment, to a relaxing garden oasis, there are a whole range of possibilities for home improvements. Check out these quick tips if you want to create a stylin' summer dream home.

Prepare For Activities

For a fun and memorable summer, it is a good idea to get outside and enjoy quality time with the family. As part of your preparations for this exciting season, consider organizing your garage and keeping a well-stocked collection of sports equipment around. From badminton to basketball, you can easily make your home the most fun on the block with a little organization and preparation. Pegboards, mounted shelving and vertical bike storage

Staging for an older home can be difficult, since older homes often require repairs or renovations to replace older materials and give it a more modern look. If you don't have time (or money) for big renovations, but want to give your older home a quick facelift, try the six tips below. With a little attention to detail, you can up the value of your home and give it a nice, clean, fresh look. 

Cover Older Furniture

If you want to give your furniture a modern look, try covering it with a slipcover. There is a wide variety or cover options for all different types of furniture pieces. This is a quick option when staging your home to keep a piece of furniture in a room without it drawing the focus in a negative way. If you are crafty, you can even make

Whether you are purchasing a land-lot as the site for your future dream home or considering new construction homes with the ability to customize, building your own home is a great way to keep your construction costs under control and get the home you really want. You can save money by choosing the construction materials, laying out the design of the finished house, and working with a great contractor, but there are corners you don't want to cut when it comes to your new home.

As you build your home, you will need to choose your construction materials carefully. Whether you are building a modest starter home or a spacious luxury estate, the quality of the materials you choose will have a huge impact on your quality of life. With that in mind, here are

 

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FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (April 23rd, 2017) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • Global news helped drag mortgage rates slightly lower last week. While no one specific event caused the downdraft, the never-ending mess in Syria, the growing focus on North Korea, the return of Brexit into the news, and the drama around the French election, all seemed to dominate the news cycles. 
  • The falling rates, however, are not indicative of any unusual slowing of the US economy. Rather, we continue on the same course as we have been on for many years.
  • Rates have drifted down to where they were after the election. Perhaps, the hopes that we would see a quick, radical change in Washington are

April showers have brought tons of open houses to Orange County this weekend. If your home wish list includes a pool for summer or space for RV parking, then you've come to the right place!

 Orange County

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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: Mortgage rates this week hit 4.08%, that's an all time low for 2017! Don't miss any mortgage news when you keep up with the Weekly Mortgage Watch every Monday. 

Get a head start on your summer move and check out open houses this weekend in Los Angeles County. Whether you're searching for an amazing pool house or ocean views, there's something for everyone on the market!

LA COUNTY

View all Los Angeles County Open Houses

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 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: Mortgage

This Saturday is Earth Day, why not celebrate by finding your own little slice of heaven to cultivate? Search new inventory this weekend at open houses in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

View all San Bernardino County Open Houses

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. Search online for an agent near you or contact us and we’ll match you with an agent in your area.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: Did you know that mortgage rates hit