Hawthorne Real Estate Blog

  • How to Avoid Being House Poor

    BY Liz Samuels

    Buying a home is exciting. If you're young, it gives you the sense of finally stepping into the adult world. If you're at some other life change (marriage, starting a family, empty-nester) the idea of a larger (or smaller) space of your own gets thos...

  • LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

    BY Liz Samuels

    Location, Location, Location   A recent Demand Institute report revealed “nearly half of all American households plan to move at some point in the future.” Seventy-five percent of those surveyed in the report cited one or more ‘location-r...

  • How Important are Rain Gutters to Home Maintenance?

    BY Liz Samuels

    If you've owned a home for a while, you know that water entering the home can be at least a hassle and at worst a cause of major destruction. Not only should keeping water from sneaking into those tiny cracks and crevices be a priority, it could make...

  • Is Flipping Houses a Good Idea These Days?

    BY Liz Samuels

    Just ahead of the housing bubble, flipping houses was an investor pass-time. As home prices started to rise, many would-be real estate moguls bought houses to flip hoping that the prices would increase enough in a six-month period for them to make a ...

  • IS THE HOUSING MARKET BACK? ASK LOWES & HOME DEPOT!

    BY Liz Samuels

    Is the Housing Market Back? Ask Lowes & Home Depot! Is the Housing Market Back? Ask Lowes & Home Depot!   A recent Bloomberg Business article reports that both Lowes & Home Depot experienced fourth q...

  • THE DIFFERENCE AN HOUR MAKES!

    BY Liz Samuels

    The Difference an Hour Makes ...

  • Little Decorator Details That Can Hinder Your Home Sale

    BY Liz Samuels

    We get it … you want your home to be uniquely you … you want it to express your personality … you want colors that make you happy! But wait!  Now you want to sell this home and move on to a new canvass on which to express yourself. Which of yo...

  • HOUSING MARKET TO “SPRING FORWARD”

    BY Liz Samuels

    Housing Market to “Spring Forward”   Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward”! Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market...

  • Is Seller Financing a Good Idea?

    BY Liz Samuels

    In this current market, with home prices trending up, but access to financing is more difficult post housing bubble. So, if you want to sell your home, is it a good idea to offer seller financing? What does seller-financing mean? Unlike a tradition...

  • SELLING YOUR HOME? THE IMPORTANCE OF USING AN AGENT

    BY Liz Samuels

    Selling Your Home? The Importance of Using an Agent   When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important resu...