Southern California Real Estate Blog

  • MORE HOMES ARE BEING BUILT IN CHATSWORTH

    BY Brandon Begley

                                                                          1,382 new homes, apartments are in pipeline for the Chatsworth community. Developers who have been laying low during the Great Recession are now...

  • THE GREENEST HOME IN NORTH AMERICA

    BY Brandon Begley

    We had the pleasure to represent Ed Begley Jr. 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 construction is of a home or bu...

  • Loan Options with Low Downpayments

    BY Brandon Begley

    U.S. economists expect 2015 to be a strong year for housing. What this means to you is that more homes are selling and the supply of available homes is decreasing. This also means that prices likely will increase. If you've been thinking of buying...

  • Begley Team Mobile APP SEARCH FOR HOMES ON YOUR SMART PHONE

    BY Brandon Begley

        Have you ever wondered what homes are selling for in your neighborhood? Have you ever stopped in front of a home for sale and wanted to get details of the listing right then? Are you interested in buying a home or condo and want to se...

  • A Guide to Real Estate Terms and their Meaning

    BY Brandon Begley

    We We Written by Brandon Begley of the Begley Team, Berkshire Hathaway Calif. Properties. As real estate professionals and having the experience of closing over 1,500 escrows, we are asked all the time about the meaning of certain real es...

  • House or Condo?

    BY Brandon Begley

    One of the big decisions facing homebuyers is whether to purchase a home, or to buy a condominium. Just to be clear, as used here, a condominium is a type of housing where a buyer owns a specific part of shared property. Typically, ownership is of th...

  • Early Spring Landscaping

    BY Brandon Begley

    Bulbs, tubers, perennials and indigenous plants beautify your home and give year-round enjoyment for decades to come. If you bought your home in the fall or winter, you may not know what is under the snow or mulch, but you can prepare for spring plan...

  • Begley Team Featured in Los Angeles Magazine

    BY Brandon Begley

    By putting you #1, you have made us #1 in our field. We love this business! We are honored to be recognized again by Los Angeles Magazine as the best in real estate. After interviewing past clients, auditing our business transactions and an in-dep...

  • New High-Tech Home Gadgets

    BY Brandon Begley

    As with The Jetsons cartoon, our imaginations run wild with the idea of modern gadgets to make our homes efficient and automated, and make our lives simpler. For cutting-edge products you can control from your smartphone, check out these contribution...

  • Dated Kitchens Get Long Overdue Makeovers

    BY Brandon Begley

    Dated kitchens are getting a makeover in many homes this year. About a quarter of about 3,500 home owners recently surveyed say they are remodeling kitchens that are more than 30 years old and another 41 percent are updating kitchens that are 16 to 3...