Southern California Real Estate Blog

  • Help Your Kids Settle Into a New School

    BY Brandon Begley

    Moving into a new home can be a very exciting experience. But if you have kids and you’re moving more than a few neighborhoods away, chances are they’ll be going to a different school. This means learning new routines, getting to know new teacher...

  • Save Money on Your Move

    BY Brandon Begley

    Moving can be tough on a tight budget – but not impossible. If you’re wondering how you’re going to get through your next move without spending a fortune, here are some of our favorite ideas. Save money on packing Did you start packing yet?...

  • How to Fix Your Credit Score

    BY Brandon Begley

    If you’re gearing up to buy a house, one of the most important things you can do to prepare is to check your credit score. That number is going to help determine how much interest you’ll pay on your mortgage – or whether you’ll qualify at all...

  • Grow Veggies at Home

    BY Brandon Begley

    Have you put off growing your own vegetables at home because you think it will be too difficult, time consuming or messy? Do you worry that you don’t have enough space? Do you think you have a black thumb and nothing will grow? We live in Southe...

  • Ed Begley Jr’s LEED Platinum Green Home- The Greenest Home in North America

    BY Brandon Begley

    We had the pleasure to represent Ed Begley Jr. and his wife Rachelle in the purchase of his new home in Studio City. This home is being built to LEED Platinum Standards. LEED is a rating system used to certify how green and eco-friendly the construct...

  • Saving for Your Down Payment

    BY Brandon Begley

    If buying a home is in your future, one of the realities you’ll need to face is the need to save for a down payment. Depending on the type of mortgage you qualify for, you’ll need anywhere from three to upwards of 20 percent of the purchase price...

  • Smart Home Trends

    BY Brandon Begley

    There’s nothing worse than the feeling that you forgot to lock the front door – after you’ve already left home and gotten to your destination. Soon, that feeling will be a thing of the past as more and more homes integrate smart technology. I...

  • How to Make an Offer a Seller Can’t Refuse

    BY Brandon Begley

    It’s finally happened – you found the perfect house. It has exactly what you are looking for, it’s in the right neighborhood, and it’s actually in your price range. All you have to do now is make an offer and start packing, right? Maybe no...

  • 4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Home

    BY Brandon Begley

    Close your eyes and imagine: a perfectly manicured lawn spreading out in front of a stately Colonial in the suburbs. A pool in the back with a backyard large enough for the kids to play baseball and to host barbecues for the neighborhood on warm su...

  • When You Should – and Shouldn’t – DIY

    BY Brandon Begley

    Are you starting to feel a little bored with your house? Are you daydreaming about making some changes? At some point, most homeowners want to spruce up their home a little bit – and may even try to handle some of those upgrades on their own. But...