Tag: real estate

Do this BEFORE Browsing for Housing

What does a buyer need to do before purchasing a home? Simply save money and purchase a house.  The end.  If only that simple.  Here are the most important factors to ponder before you browse for the house: Become best friends with a lender….

Buyers, Remember to Breathe

To all first-time homebuyers, whatever you’re feeling after escrow closes, it’s ok.     Cheers, Carin Arrigo / TopBroker Network Real Estate /  714.290.2192

Humanity in Real Estate

Upon closing the last several listings, It never ceases to amaze, the human connection in real estate. Houses are houses are houses. They entail a living area, bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, a patio, a doorbell. All of which stand upright on a foundation from…

The Aging Parent

We all have a story of our aging parents. To be a baby boomer today, is to face our own mortality as we navigate our relationships with our adult children and aging parents. Boomers, as a whole, are criticized for selfish behavior and self-absorbed…

Service Among Us Realtors

So began my day at preview. Real estate previews are pretty cool.  Who doesn’t like looking at houses? I suppose it depends on what neighborhood one previews. In my hood, here in northern part of Orange County, CA sit neighborhoods, their own distinct character…

Transforming Family Thru Real Estate

La familia, real estate and a trust: what to do, what to do? There’s ample reason for taking time in making big decisions after a loved one dies. Upon the death of Mom a year and a half ago, first thoughts of what to…

The Greatest Gift Upon Death

Part one in a series regarding death, assets and trusts, from a professional and personal experience point of view. Death – gotta deal with it. Morose, you say? Not at all. It’s reality. We’re all born, we die, we pay taxes. Not necessarily in that…

Selling Mom’s House and Growing Up

In the throes of prepping a house to sell, always a bit daunting. After my Mom’s death January 2012, her house isn’t the same. My brother and I made the deliberate decision to leave everything of hers “as is” weeks after she died –…