11 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from DIY Disasters
By Shari
April 25, 2014

I know we all have seen the network programs and thought "Hey! These people make it look so easy, I can do that!"

It may look so easy, and the idea of saving money is very enticing, but there are times where the DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects can surprise you. There are many projects around the home that can be accomplished by any homeowner but there are just as many projects as well that should be left to those with more experience. Either way it is very important to plan and understand a project before you ...

By Shari
April 3, 2014

Did you know that in Laguna Beach there is a FREE door to door collection of household hazardous waste?

Well there is! At Your Door Special Collectionsm  is a service provided to all residents of Laguna Beach. This service is designed to remove the hazardous and "hard-to recycle" items that pratically every home accumulates. Residents may schedule ONE free pick-up of eligible materials per year. 

The acceptable materials that can be picked up are:

You Know You're Ready to Sell Your House When....
By Shari
March 2, 2014

The decistion to put your home on the market should never be done hastely but at the same time should not be dragged out either. With economic uncertainy and rising mortgage rates this makes potential home owners flip flop in deciding to list their home.

There's no set formula to decide if you're ready to list or not but there are at least four signs that hint that it may be time;

1. You Have a Game Plan: A serious seller typically has an idea where their next home is going to be located ...

Buying a House

The home may be where the heart is, but the home-buying process can easily have headaches if you're not careful.

To keep hassles to a minimum, take time to evaluate each professional you'll need, from lender to real estate agent to home inspector to title agent. Choose client-focused, experienced professionals who are appropriately licensed.

Here are some tips,

Mortgage lender: Before you start looking at homes, find a reliable lender to preapprove you for financing. This is especially important now, given that there are more stringent government regulations of ...