Monthly Archives: July 2010

Rehabbers Bootcamp Update!

Posted by JD Esajian // July 31, 2010

We have such a great group of students participating in this event! What amazing few days of learning, networking, and developing long-term relationships! So far, we’ve spent some time: Learning in the conference room… Learning out in the field, touring some of our current projects in the San Diego area… And at a game at […]

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Buy First or Sell First?

Posted by JD Esajian // July 29, 2010

It’s the classic move up dilemma: Which should you do first, buy the new home or sell the old one? The way you work through that problem will depend on your finances and on local market conditions. You would be able to sell the house in a world made perfect for the home buyer, but make the deal contingent on your finding a suitable replacement home.

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Rehabbers Bootcamp starts in 2 Days!

Posted by JD Esajian // July 27, 2010

Our team is in full speed preparing for another AWESOME event! The Rehabbers Bootcamp starts this upcoming Thursday at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego! This event is all about KNOWLEDGE, SYSTEMS, AND ACTION! Knowledge, systems, and action are three key components to make your real estate investment career prosperous. Our pursuit and understanding […]

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Choosing A Home Through Your Kids’ Perspective

Posted by JD Esajian // July 26, 2010

You might not be alone when you hunt for a move-up house. If you have children who are at least old enough to talk, they are going to want a say in where you live. Even if they are destined to move out of the nest in a year or two, they want a say. They also want a guarantee that their bedrooms will become eternal shrines to their childhood.

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Storage Space

Posted by JD Esajian // July 24, 2010

Storage space may be a rare commodity in your home but with a few tricks you can maximize the available space and give your tools, clothing, books and other paraphernalia suitable niches. Finding the room you need to organize your things, whether it’s in closets, the garage or cabinetry designed for storage, can be a challenge.

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What To Look for in a Newly Constructed Home

Posted by JD Esajian // July 22, 2010

New homes are a bit different than their ‘existing’ counterparts. Everything in them is so shiny and new and it’s much easier to overlook structural defects and other problems in the dwellings. Making it particularly difficult is the fact that you will have either a model home or someone else’s home which you accessed through a builder’s referral to look at and not your actual home.

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Basic Upholstery Cleaning

Posted by JD Esajian // July 19, 2010

Vacuum regularly with upholstery attachment tools, the broad throated one to dislodge dust from flat surfaces including cushions and the crevice tool to reach the inner corners. Turn over loose seat and back cushions and throw pillows every few weeks to distribute the wear evenly. Unless you have a washable slipcover, never remove and wash cushion covers because the zippers are there solely to aid the dressing process as the piece is manufactured.

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What To Look For when Previewing Homes

Posted by JD Esajian // July 17, 2010

Homes for sale usually look great which makes it very hard to use a critical eye when looking at them. Buyers often lose sight of the fact that there might be structural problems or defects that they will have to contend with later. To avoid falling into this trap have a good idea of exactly what you should be looking for before entering the home.

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Refinishing Wooden Furniture

Posted by JD Esajian // July 14, 2010

JJust because the finish on a piece of furniture is worn and weathered does not mean that you should strip it. Don’t do it if you think the furniture is custom-made or a potential antique. When the varnish on a piece of furniture is worn you can revive it by simply sanding the old varnish down with fine steel wool in the direction of the grain, applying a thin coat of diluted stain and then re-varnishing.

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Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

Posted by JD Esajian // July 12, 2010

You will probably hear the three letters “MLS” a lot as you go about your home search. Created and managed by real estate professionals, the MLS is a proprietary database that serves as a gathering point for all property listings in a certain geographic region. Each home ‘listing’ includes extensive information – not always available to the general public – on a website like details about the home, the property and its surroundings.

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