Hawthorne Real Estate Blog

  • Growing an Indoor Garden

    BY Liz Samuels

    With several more weeks of winter to go, you might be hankering for some fresh greens, herbs or sprouts in your diet. Changes and improvements in lighting, soil and planting techniques mean that you can grow lovely plants in your home year round. You...

  • What is Live-Work Space?

    BY Liz Samuels

    Many buildings tout themselves as live-work spaces, but live-work designations are not all equal. For example, a primarily residential building that has no restriction on working from home can be called a live-work space but it is hardly comparable t...

  • DID IT MAKE SENSE TO WAIT?

    BY Liz Samuels

    Did It Make Sense to Wait?   There are many people out there who debated purchasing a home over the course of the last year, but ultimately did not. Whatever their reasons were for delaying, let’s look at whether the decision to wait to buy m...

  • Getting Organized to Sell Your Home

    BY Liz Samuels

    When you've lived in it for a long time, getting a home ready to sell can seem daunting. If you are considering selling your home this year, make it your New Year's resolution to get started early. That way, whether you decide to sell or not, you...

  • Should You Put Your Home on the Market Before or After the Super Bowl?

    BY Liz Samuels

    As strange as it may seem to football fans, a majority of homeowners do not arrange their schedule around the Super Bowl. That being said, the Super Bowl typically signals the end of the Holiday season and New Year's slump, so putting your home on th...

  • WHERE WILL MORTGAGE RATES BE HEADED IN 2015?

    BY Liz Samuels

    Where will Mortgage Rates be Headed in 2015? We finished 2014 with the 30 year fixed mortgage rate at 3.87% as per Freddie Mac. This is very close to the historic lows in the spring of 2013. However, the Mortgage...

  • #1 REASON TO SELL NOW

    BY Liz Samuels

    #1 Reason to Sell Now If you are one of the many homeowners out there who are debating putting their home on the market in 2015, don’t miss out on the opportunity that currently exists. There will be significan...

  • What Does the Cost of Living Index Mean?

    BY Liz Samuels

    The cost-of-living index measures the relative cost to live in a certain region. There are several theories about how to arrive at the cost-of-living index, but in general it measures the differences in the cost for goods or services required for day...

  • 2015 Programs for Home Buyers

    BY Liz Samuels

    Although the federal government has offered homebuyer programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available home buyer programs will be at the local and state levels. State and local agencies, along with lenders and non-profit organizations ...