5 Contingencies Every Seller Needs to Know
When your home is on the market you look forward to the day when it grabs the attention of a buyer and you receive a firm offer. You should be aware, though, that buyers’ offers can often come with contingencies. Here are some of them you ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 20, 2021 in Selling Your Home
3 Ways to Speed Up Closing When Selling Your Home
When your home is on the market and you’ve got a serious buyer with a firm offer, you want the deal to close smoothly and quickly. As a seller, here are three things you can do to help expedite the process.
Resolve Any Title Issues
You need ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 17, 2021 in Selling Your Home
2 Things That Could Slow Down Closing on a Home
As a homebuyer, once you find the house of your dreams you want to close on it as quickly as possible. These two things, however, could pump the brakes on the closing process.
Not Getting a Mortgage Preapproval
The most common reason for a delay in ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 14, 2021 in Buying a Home
Best Places to Donate Clothes and Household Items in Long Beach
When moving from your old home to your new residence, everything can’t always go with you. If you’re ready to part with items you don’t need, consider donating them to these worthy causes.
Women Shelter of Long Beach
Posted by Allison Van Wig on February 11, 2021 in Tips and Tricks
The New, Post-Pandemic Face of Home Design
Would you be surprised to learn that purchases of home improvement items spiked by 71 percent in June 2020? During that same month, home renovation site Houzz reported a 58 percent year-over-year increase in home renovation service requests....
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 8, 2021 in Design Features
Don't Neglect These 3 Maintenance Tasks When Selling Your Home in Lakewood
Details matter to house hunters, and ignoring maintenance tasks you may think are inconsequential could be stumbling blocks in your path to a sale. Be careful not to overlook these three tasks.
Putting Away Seasonal Outdoor Items
Although your home ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on February 3, 2021 in Buying a Home
2021 CONTRACT CHANGES TO SELLING & BUYING A HOME
2021 Brings Contract Changes for Buying or Selling Real Estate
When lising your home to sell, it is all about how much you net at the close of escrow. The list price and contract sale price with some companies is not the only thing that can ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on February 3, 2021 in Market News
How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Loan Faster
You know that buying a home costs money – but does homeownership burden you with a tremendous amount of debt that you’ll never pay off? Here’s what you need to know.
Does Buying a Home Mean You’ll Go Into Debt ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 29, 2021 in Buying a Home
The 20 Percent Down Payment Myth
If you’re like many people, you’ve heard that you need to come up with a 20 percent down payment to buy a house for sale in Lakewood – but that’s just not true. Here’s what you need to know about the 20 percent down ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 25, 2021 in Buying a Home
5 Things NOT to Do When You Buy a Home for Sale in Lakewood
Buying a house is a big deal – and it’s most likely the biggest financial transaction you’ll ever make (at least until you buy your next house). So what should you watch out for along the way? Check out these five things not to do ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 20, 2021 in Buying a Home
3 Easy Ways to Update Your Home on a Budget
It’s a new year, and if you’re looking to shake things up for a fresh look in and around your home there’s no better time to do it than now. You don’t have to spend a lot of cash. Consider these three simple ways to update ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 17, 2021 in Tips and Tricks
4 Unique Festivals Only in Lakewood
Lakewood is a bustling, fun city anytime of year. The warm weather coupled with a vibrant community make it the perfect location for family friendly events:
Lollipop Lane Boutique
Every fall, on the third Saturday of ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on January 14, 2021 in Events
5 Amazing Lakewood Restaurants to Try This Month
Sushi, macaroni and cheese, pizza, sandwiches, smoothies, or Mexican food, the Lakewood area has a spot for every craving and diet. Whether you’re with a group of meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans, or all of the above, these five restaurants ...
Posted by Concierge Van Wig & Associates on January 11, 2021 in Local Businesses
The 5 Best Places in Lakewood for Hot Chocolate This Winter
Although Lakewood is one of the best places in the world for winter weather (with temperatures usually hovering around the high 60s), that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little warm-up and decadence with a cup of hot chocolate from ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 8, 2021 in Local Businesses
5 Tips for Taking Spectacular Photos of Your Home
One of the most powerful tools in selling a home is to have gorgeous photos of the living space. Your REALTOR® will most likely hire a professional photographer to get listing photos of your home, but if you're looking to take pictures ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on January 3, 2021 in Tips and Tricks
3 Ways to Keep Kids Busy in Lakewood, California
These are some of our favorite children’s activities in Lakewood:
The Bounce Place
Color My World
Here’s a closer look at each.
The Bounce Place
The Bounce Place is a safe and fun activity center for children under ten. ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on December 29, 2020 in Local Attractions
3 Things You Can Negotiate Over With Sellers When You Buy a Home in Lakewood
If you’re like many people, you know that buying a home in Lakewood may require some negotiation – and that can really work in your favor. Your Lakewood REALTOR® will handle all the negotiations for you, but it’s up to you ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on December 25, 2020 in Buying a Home
4 Can't-Miss Holiday Light Viewing Experiences in Lakewood
Whether you’re already full of holiday joy or need a little help getting into the festive spirit, this list of unique holiday lights near Lakewood, CA will be sure to bring you and your family tons of holiday excitement.
Posted by Allison Van Wig on December 20, 2020 in Local Attractions
When Should You Offer More Than a Home’s Asking Price?
Sometimes when you buy a home in Lakewood, it makes sense to offer the seller more than they’re asking – but not always. The bottom line is that you should rely on your Lakewood REALTOR® to let you know what the market is like and ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on December 17, 2020 in Buying a Home
Could a Fixer-Upper Be the Right Home for You?
If you’re like many people, you’ve kicked around the idea of buying a home that needs a little TLC. Maybe you’ve decided that you could live in it while you make a few repairs or upgrades here and there, or that you could buy a ...
Posted by Allison Van Wig on December 14, 2020 in Buying a Home