How Safety Is More Thank Locked Doors And Alarms

When it comes to home security, most homeowners think about door locks and alarms. These are, of course, very important. However, there is also a lot you can do around your property to prevent the possibility of a break-in. One important part of home security is outdoor lighting. Your home doesn't need to be lit up like a baseball diamond at night, but your exterior lighting should illuminate your yard enough to be a deterrent to burglars. Some burglars hide around the property and wait for someone to arrive and open the door so they can use that opportunity to force their way into your home. Security experts suggest that you walk around your property and look for areas where someone could h

Painting To Sell

A fresh coat of paint is the fastest and most inexpensive way to make your property more attractive to buyers. It can make just about any room look stylish and new. The challenge is determining what paint colors and options you should choose out of the hundreds available. Should you be daring and select “designer” colors? Should you consider stippling, ragging and other effects? Experts say to keep it simple. Stick to just two or three traditional colors for your entire home. The simple consistent tones will make your property appealing to the tastes of more buyers.

How To Tell If A Neighborhood Is Improving

When you’re looking for a new home, you want to find one in a great neighborhood – or, at least, in a neighborhood that is on the upswing. How can you tell if a particular area is improving? Here are some common indicators: Pride of ownership. Take a walk around the neighborhood. Do you get a sense that people take good care of their homes? Are the lawns mowed? Is the landscaping trimmed? Are flowers planted? Homeowners are more likely to look after their properties when they like where they are living. Home improvements. Are people investing in their homes? Are they getting their driveways re-done? Their windows replaced? Are there signs of home improvement projects? If so, this is a clear

Choosing An Agent

Thinking of selling? Who you choose to work with matters. But with so many of Realtors to choose from, how do you narrow it down to just one? Here are a couple things to think about when interviewing potential Real Estate Agents: What is their track record? How long have they been in the business? What are their reviews like online? What are their average days on market? These are a few of the important things you need to know. The person you choose will be assisting you with one of the most important decisions in your life. Be sure the Realtor you decide to work with is a full-time, full-service Real Estate Agent who knows the business and will protect your interest. I’d love the opportu

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Maggie Ward, Realtor

Broker Associate, SRES

DRE #01016282

HomeBased Realty

42402 10th St West, Ste J

Lancaster, CA 93534

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