Southern California Real Estate Blog

  • Water Customers may see another Charge on LADWP Bills

    BY Brandon Begley

    Los Angeles's Department of Water and Power is asking the City Council to authorize creation of a new agency empowered to borrow up to $400 million, which rate payers would have to pay through a new fee on their bills. If approved, the new Souther...

  • Little Decorator Details That Can Hinder Your Home Sale

    BY Brandon Begley

    We get it … you want your home to be uniquely you … you want it to express your personality … you want colors that make you happy! But wait!  Now you want to sell this home and move on to a new canvass on which to express yourself. Which of yo...

  • When to Get Pre-Approval for a Mortgage

    BY Brandon Begley

    If you're even considering purchasing a home in the next year, the time to start the pre-approval process is now. Why so early? Here's some advice to get you on track to a smooth purchase transaction. While you don't want to actually apply for the lo...

  • Create a Timeless Kitchen with the 4 Cs of Kitchen Design

    BY Brandon Begley

    Nothing says "dated" like a kitchen trend from a decade ago. Consider giving your kitchen a makeover using timeless elements that are always in style. That way, no matter when you sell, your home is always ready. Color The simplest and most marketa...

  • 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...