Whittier Real Estate Blog

  • Real Estate Terminology: Loan Types, the Fifth in a Series

    BY Patrick Brady

    When it comes to real estate loans, you'll find that there are many options. Figuring out which loan or loans are best for your new property purchase can be confusing, but we can help. Here are some types of loans you might investigate. Mortgages: ...

  • First Things First … Choosing Your New Neighborhood

    BY Patrick Brady

    With all of the tools available online and off for finding your new home, you can spend lots of time thinking about the type of house you want, planning how many bedrooms, what type of flooring, what appliances come with the kitchen, and if it has a ...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Closing Costs, the Fourth in a Series

    BY Patrick Brady

    Closing costs include all of the fees and costs associated with completing the sale or purchase of a home using a mortgage, that are in addition to the actual cost of the property itself. These costs are due at the "close" of the deal, with the disbu...

  • Easy Curb Appeal Upgrades You Can Do On a Weekend

    BY Patrick Brady

    Sometimes the idea of getting your home ready to sell can seem daunting, and you might be tempted to sell it "as is" instead. Adding a little curb appeal, however, will help your home sell faster and for more money. There are many improvements that a...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Ratios, the Third in a Series

    BY Patrick Brady

    In the vocabulary of real estate, various ratios help buyers and mortgage services determine the viability of a purchase. A ratio is a way of expressing the relationship between two values or amounts. Usually, ratios compare how much of one thing the...

  • Open House Pitfalls, Tips and Etiquette for Buyers

    BY Patrick Brady

    So, you're thinking of buying a home … where do you begin? Potential buyers new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a home, or where they want to live. The dream homes in magazines are a great way to get ideas, and look...

  • Clearly Seeing Windows in Your Home

    BY Patrick Brady

    Updating the windows in your home can be a big investment. However, it can be a great way to improve your energy efficiency, especially as cold weather approaches. Here are a few things to consider as you weigh updating the windows in your home. I...

  • Organize Your Home to Make Room for Holiday Memories

    BY Patrick Brady

    It is never too early to begin preparing your home for holiday gatherings. Be sure to think about how many guests you will be having well in advance so you can prepare enough seating and clean and organize the rooms that need attention. Keep in mind ...

  • Steps to Winterizing Your Home

    BY Patrick Brady

    Autumn is in full swing, which means it’s a good time to start winterizing your home. Start off the season by getting your furnace inspected and cleaned if necessary. It's wise to change the filters on your furnace every month, for better energy ef...

  • Welcoming Pets Into Your Home

    BY Patrick Brady

    If you are an animal lover, a feathered or furry friend can make your home feel more welcoming. However you may find that your neighbors do not share that opinion. If you have an animal friend in your home, you can follow a few easy rules to live pea...