Lake Elsinore Real Estate Blog

  • 4 Reasons You Should See Homes in Person

    BY Courtesy of Realty Center Inc.

    It’s often said a picture is worth a thousand words. But can you be sure those words are totally accurate? If you’ve been house hunting and have fallen in love with a home based on the pictures you’ve seen online, you should keep in mind that t...

  • Inspiration for First Time Home Buyers

    BY Courtesy of Realty Center Inc.

    Leaping into the home buying process for the first time can be intimidating. It seems like there are so many things to know and decisions to make. It’s enough to keep even the most together person from making their dream of home ownership come tr...

  • Choosing a Front Door Color

    BY Courtesy of Realty Center Inc.

    Front doors make an undeniable first impression. Whether it’s a cheerful yellow, an on-trend purple or a welcoming red, the color of your front door can have a major impact on how your home is perceived. If you’re ready to take your front door fr...

  • What’s Not Included in a Home Inspection

    BY Courtesy of Realty Center Inc.

    A crucial step in any home sale is the inspection. A home inspection allows buyers to have a good understanding of what is or is not in good shape with the property they are about to purchase. A professional home inspector will visually inspect the...

  • Don’t Follow This Home Selling Advice

    BY Courtesy of Realty Center Inc.

    Now that you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home, you’re probably getting all kinds of advice from friends and family about how to do it. While they often have good intentions, some of the suggestions they provide can be downright harmful to...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Ratios, the Third in a Series

    BY Courtesy of Realty Center Inc.

    In the vocabulary of real estate, various ratios help buyers and mortgage services determine the viability of a purchase. A ratio is a way of expressing the relationship between two values or amounts. Usually, ratios compare how much of one thing the...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Closing Costs, the Fourth in a Series

    BY Courtesy of Realty Center Inc.

    Closing costs include all of the fees and costs associated with completing the sale or purchase of a home using a mortgage, that are in addition to the actual cost of the property itself. These costs are due at the "close" of the deal, with the disbu...

  • Planning for Multi-Generational Living

    BY Courtesy of Realty Center Inc.

    Extended families living in one home are more the norm these days. When looking for a home to share with your older parents, consider that while they may be completely mobile now, in the future they may need assistance to maintain balance, negotiate ...

  • Open House Pitfalls, Tips and Etiquette for Buyers

    BY Courtesy of Realty Center Inc.

    So, you're thinking of buying a home … where do you begin? Potential buyers new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a home, or where they want to live. The dream homes in magazines are a great way to get ideas, and look...

  • Dress Up Your Home with a Costume Party

    BY Courtesy of Realty Center Inc.

    Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to make plans for throwing the best costume party in your home. A costume party can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like. With creative costume ideas and good food, you have everyth...