Quick Kitchen Makeovers

Kitchen renovations tend to be the biggest, most complicated home makeover projects, mainly because the kitchen is the most frequented and most multifunctional room in modern homes. But sometimes a kitchen makeover can be achieved with some simple cosmetic changes, rather than a complete redesign of the actual floor plan. Beyond a basic color scheme change, the next makeover level involves replacing cabinet hardware. Remove a set of hinges, knobs and/or pulls to identify the type of screw/bolt settings that will be needed. Then, choose from the many options available at home building centers or specialty knob stores. Similarly, consider a new faucet and sink, upgraded countertop or a fresh t

More than a stereotype!

Have you ever noticed that some TV shows stereotype lawyers, doctors and even real estate agents like me? Real estate agents, for example, are often seen hammering in lawn signs, hosting open houses and making deals. But, of course, there’s more to the story than that. Sure, I do a lot of work for my clients during a transaction - helping them find and buy the home of their dreams and, in many cases, helping them sell their current properties quickly and for the best price. But my role doesn’t end there. I stick with my clients for the long-term, helping them maximize their enjoyment of their homes. I do that by staying in touch regularly, being available when they have questions or need rec

Deciding Whether to Stay or Sell

Deciding whether to stay in your current home or look for a new one is tough. So tough in fact, that there is a reality TV show about it! If you’re struggling to make that decision, here are some tips that can help: Find out the current market value of your home. This will give you a clear idea of how much your property is likely to sell for in today’s market. Find out how much you can afford to invest in a new home. This is calculated, in part, by how much of a mortgage you qualify to receive. Determine whether your current home still suits your needs. Do you need to move up to a larger place? Downsize to a smaller property? Figure out whether this is the right time to move to a neighborhoo

The importance of showing your home often

Imagine coming across a “Home for Sale” listing on the internet. It’s in a neighborhood you’re seriously considering. You and your family are excited. You can hardly wait to view the property and see if it could be your next dream home. Then, there’s a problem. When you contact the agent, she says the homeowners are busy people and won’t be able to show the house until next week. Even then, the only time available is at noon on Wednesday, when you’ll be miles away at work. How about viewing the property on Saturday? Forget it. The homeowners are having company over that day. Chances are, you’ll lose interest long before you ever get a chance to see that property! This may sound a lit

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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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