Whittier Real Estate Blog

  • Why Was Your Offer Rejected?

    BY Patrick Brady

    You’ve been searching for a new home for weeks, and you finally found “the one.” You submit an offer and start to daydream about life in your new home. Unfortunately, you get a reply back from your agent saying your offer has been rejected. T...

  • 4 Prosperity Practices for Homebuyers

    BY Patrick Brady

    If homeownership is in your future, then you’re no doubt saving for a down payment. While the Internet is full of practical advice about how to save money for a home, how do you cultivate a mindset that makes your financial goals possible? Do you...

  • Make Your Bed Like a Pro

    BY Patrick Brady

    Whether you’ve just bought a new house or are staging your home to sell, having a beautiful bed makes a big difference. But how do you make it look like the ones in your favorite luxury hotel? While it may take a bit of effort, the results are wo...

  • Back to School: Getting Your Home Ready

    BY Patrick Brady

    Back-to-school season is officially here. This time of year can often be hectic for parents, and it’s doubly so if you’ve just moved into a new house. Somehow, in the midst of unpacking, you’re supposed to get prepared for the school year ahe...

  • Cut Your Cooling Costs

    BY Patrick Brady

    Summer is in full swing – are you feeling the heat? Not only are temperatures rising, but your energy bill may be as well. While you can’t control Mother Nature, you can save money on your air conditioning. Here are some of the best strategies th...

  • Adding Privacy to Open Concept Houses

    BY Patrick Brady

    Open concept homes remain popular amongst homebuyers today, and it’s easy to see why. These layouts make homes seem even more spacious and allow families to spend time together without being cramped into one room. And while open concepts are grea...

  • Must-Have Items on Moving Day

    BY Patrick Brady

    Moving day is likely to be one of the more stressful and hectic days of your life. No matter how much you prepare, you’ll always be faced with unanticipated challenges like a mover being late or a weather forecast that calls for a downpour. While...

  • Home Selling Superstitions

    BY Patrick Brady

    Selling your home can be a big undertaking. Which is why it’s no surprise that some homeowners have turned to less-than-traditional methods to increase their odds of a quick and profitable sale or for good luck in a new home. From enlisting the h...

  • Benefits of Buying an Older Home

    BY Patrick Brady

    When searching for a new place to call home, many homebuyers will pass over older homes. They worry that an older home will be full of problems that will require expensive repairs, or that the layout or design will be too dated. While there are som...

  • Homebuyer Turnoffs

    BY Patrick Brady

    While every buyer is looking for something different in a home, there are a few key things that are universal turnoffs. If you’re selling your home, you’ll disregard these issues at your own peril. Even in a competitive market, here are the thing...