Fall is Officially The New Spring Real Estate Season for 2020

Spring and summer are historically the busiest real estate seasons, but as with everything, 2020 is shaking out a little differently. This year, record-low mortgage rates, skyrocketing buyer demand, and tight inventory have pushed the housing market’s busy season straight through to at least the end of the year. So if you’re ready to make […]
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Laguna Beach Real Estate Expert Meital Taub Represents Buyer and Seller of $11 Million Coastal Estate

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Recently recognized as the number one luxury real estate team by sales volume for all of First Team/Christie’s International Real Estate, Meital Taub Luxury Group masterfully closed the sale of 545 Diamond Street in Woods Cove for $11,000,000, representing both the home buyer and seller. Placed on the market in early […]
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Home Improvement Trends During COVID-19

With homeowners spending more time at home than ever before because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s no surprise that people are focusing their time and effort on home improvement projects. In fact, according to a study from Porch.com, 76% of homeowners in the U.S. have carried out at least one home project since the start […]
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6 Haunting Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid

Buying real estate is not always an easy process, especially in today’s competitive real estate market flooded with buyers. There are many stages to the transaction from securing financing and negotiating prices to closing the sale – leaving plenty of time for mistakes to happen. A wrong move or misstep could not only delay your […]
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The Four Most Common Reasons Home Buyers Back Out of Real Estate Transactions

Completing a successful Real Estate Transaction is difficult. It takes several moving parts coming together at the right time to get a deal to the finish line. Even when you have a signed contract you still need the inspection, appraisal, insurance and closing to go off without a hitch. All it takes is one person […]
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How To Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage Loan

If you’ve read any tips for homebuyers then chances are you’ve heard that you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan. It is one of the first steps when it comes to starting your home search if you are serious about finding a place to purchase. The question is – how exactly do you […]
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First Team Agent Matt Hunker Sells Energy Efficient Encinitas Luxury Home For $2.35 Million

ENCINITAS, CA – An entertainer’s dream home equipped with energy-efficient upgrades, Matt Hunker of the First Team Real Estate Encinitas Beach office helped his client close the sale of 1337 Skyros Way earlier this month for $2,350,000. San Diego home prices have outpaced the rest of California and Hunker was able to execute a seamless […]
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Everything You Wanted To Know About North Tustin Homes For Sale

Interested in North Tustin homes for sale? First, let’s learn a little bit about the city and its neighborhoods. North Tustin is located just outside the city limits of Tustin, CA with a population of 25,522 and is also known as Tustin Foothills which includes the communities of Cowan Heights, East Tustin, Lemon Heights, North Tustin, […]
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Previously Expired, This Hermosa Beach Ocean View Home Went Under Contract in Only 9 Days, Selling for $3.5 Million

HERMOSA BEACH, CA – 1818 Manhattan Ave languished on the market for eleven months in 2019 with no offers, but First Team Real Estate agent Matt Tilley knew that with the proper marketing strategy and timing, the owners could make their much-anticipated move a reality. Going under contract after only 9 days on the market, […]
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4 Plumbing Upgrades That Increase Chicago Home Value

Whether you’re looking to sell this season, next year, or just some time in the future, increasing your home’s value is a solid investment that can pay dividends down the line. If you’re looking for a place to start, consider your plumbing. While not the most glamorous renovation, improved plumbing can lower bills, increase performance in several key rooms, and improve comfort for everyone under your roof. If you live in the greater Chicago area, here are 4 plumbing upgrades that can increase your home value. Modernized, Weatherized Pipes It’s no secret that the winter weather in Chicago can be…