Southern California Real Estate Blog

  • Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

    BY Brandon Begley

    If you’re shopping for a home loan, you know that your credit score helps to determine what kind of loan you qualify for and at what rate. The better your score, the more favorable your terms will be. But do you know everything that goes into cal...

  • How To Choose the Best School

    BY Brandon Begley

    Moving can be stressful. Add choosing a new school for your kids into the mix, and it can be doubly so. Not only do you want to find a home that suits the needs of your family, but you also want to make sure that it’s in a neighborhood with great...

  • What To Do After You Sell Your Home- Tips on Staying Organized After You Close Escrow

    BY Brandon Begley

    So you’ve closed escrow, The Begley Team has sold your home for top dollar and you have given the keys to the new owner. You’re not done just yet. While the hard part is over, this blog has important information about how to stay organized afte...

  • What Are Home Sellers Required to Disclose?

    BY Brandon Begley

    Are you gearing up to sell your home? Then you should know that there are certain things you are legally required to disclose to potential buyers. If you don’t, you could find yourself in legal or financial hot water. While disclosure regulations v...

  • How to Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Home

    BY Brandon Begley

    When a buyer decides to make an offer on your home, they usually make the decision with their heart, not their head. Buying a home is an emotional decision, and smart sellers will leverage this information to make the quickest sale for the highest pr...

  • 10 Signs That It’s Time to Move

    BY Brandon Begley

    While moving can be a real drag, sometimes it’s obvious that it’s time to go. A move can be just the thing you need to jumpstart your life and invite positive change. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re ready to take the plunge, here are...

  • What Are Closing Costs?

    BY Brandon Begley

    When buying a home, you know you should expect to have a certain amount of money saved for a down payment. But have you stopped to consider how much you’ll need to have set aside for closing costs?  Here we’ll break down the fees associated wi...

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

    BY Brandon Begley

    What’s your New Year’s resolution this year? Instead of making the same pact year after year to lose weight or eat healthy, why not make a resolution that sticks? If you’re a homeowner, consider making a commitment that can really save you mo...

  • Holiday Houseguest Checklist

    BY Brandon Begley

    ‘Tis the season for out-of-town guests, whether they’re staying overnight or for an entire week. While you’re making preparations for all the upcoming festivities, don’t forget to prep the house for all these guests. Use this simple checkli...

  • Is a Townhouse Right For You?

    BY Brandon Begley

    If you’re in the market for a new home but aren’t sure you want a big yard to take care of, you’ve probably considered buying a townhouse. But do you really know what you’re getting? While it may seem natural to lump apartments, condos and to...