Kaylyn Shen's Blog Posts

How to Craft a Buyer Love Letter?

How to Craft a Buyer Love Letter?There are several things a Buyer can do in a competitive market to stand out from the crowd.  What has been gaining popularity is a personal

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NEW RENT CONTROL LAWS STARTING JANUARY 1, 2020

                                         NEW RENT CONTROL LAWS STARTING JANUARY 1, 2020RENT

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Why Indoor Plants Make You Feel Better

                                               "Houseplants are good for your

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Prepaying your mortgage: How reducing your loan principal can lead to big savings

When you prepay your mortgage, it means that you make extra payments on your principal loan balance. Paying additional principal on your mortgage can save you thousands of dollars in interest and

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Howdy Neighbor: 5 Criteria to Consider When You Buy a Property

                   Buying a house is one of the largest investments you'll ever make. It's crucial that you make wise decisions when purchasing a

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Fall Maintenance for Your Rental Properties

                                            Do you own a rental property or several

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Five time-saving cleaning tools

                                                       

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Preparing for the Purchase of a New Home

                                                      

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Would you like to be more optimistic?

Would you like to be more optimistic?Wouldn’t it be great if you could just flip a switch and suddenly feel more optimistic? Here are some surprisingly simple methods to fire up your

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Where Should You Buy Your Second Home? New Research Can Help You Decide

If you're looking into buying a second home, the options can seem limitless, and maybe a little overwhelming. But some new research from Imovirtual can help you narrow down that massive list, making

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NORTHEAST REGION SEES THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF INCREASED BUYER TRAFFIC

Midwest, South and West Regions Report More Moderate Year-Over-Year Declines KEY POINTS:• Showing traffic in the Northeast Region was 2.7 percent higher year over year, continuing a trend

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What do you know about wire fraud?

What is wire fraud?Real estate wire fraud is a sophisticated scam targeting individuals making wire transfer payments during the home buying process.  Unknowingly, victims send wire transfers

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6 tips to make home buying easier

6 tips to make home buying easierAre you preparing to buy a home in the near future? Here are a few simple steps to help you through this oftentimes overwhelming process.Check your credit score. You

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Try These Cleaning Hacks

Try a few of these cleaning hacks to help with those hard to clean areas of your home.Dirty window screens? Run a lint roller over them to remove dirt, pet hair and other debris from the screens.To

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Bring on the Garage Sale Bargains

“Is this your best price?” Have you ever shopped a flea market or garage sale and found a fabulous item at a bargain price, but just couldn’t resist trying for a bit more of a

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A Cozy Home

A Cozy HomeYour home should be a place you, your friends and family can comfortably enjoy. You want your home to be a place that is inviting and relaxing where even the most unexpected guests will

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How to Start Your Own Neighborhood Watch

Working together with your neighbors builds a sense of community and helps reduce crime. If your neighborhood does not yet have a neighborhood watch group here are some simple tips to help you get

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Design Trends For The Home Updated

Design Trends For The HomeReady to give your home an update? Here are some new design trends to keep in mind when making those upgrades.Wood floors are still here to stay when it comes to home,

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Beat the Heat With Lakefront Living: Realtor.com® Ranks Affordable Lake Towns

Beat the Heat With Lakefront Living:Realtor.com® Ranks Affordable Lake TownsIt's been a scorcher this summer, with temperatures reaching record highs. So it's no wonder the masses are heading

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How to Find Your Perfect Neighborhood

Location, location, location. Half of buying a home is all about finding where you want to live. You may have found your dream house, but if it’s not in your dream neighborhood, then it&rsquo

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Fed Announces Cut: What Will Happen to Mortgage Rates?

Fed Announces Cut: What Will Happen to Mortgage Rates?In an anticipated move, the Federal Reserve cut the federal funds rate on Wednesday, decreased to the 2 percent to 2.25 percent range—a

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Having A Loan Pre Approval Gives You Negotiation Power

Having A Loan Pre Approval Gives You Negotiation PowerIf you plan to shop for a new home anytime in the next few months it’s not too early to meet with a quality lender to discuss your

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Is Your Inbox Out of Control?

Does checking your email overwhelm you and cause stress? Try a few of these suggestions to take control of your inbox.  The first place to start is unsubscribing from any newsletters and

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WalletHub Report: Home Is Where…It’s Safest?

The world can get a little overwhelming these days with news headlines giving us bad news at every turn. That's why safety is high on the priority list for homebuyers. And with help from WalletHub's

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5 credit score mistakes to watch out for!

5 credit score mistakes to watch out for!If you are like most Americans, you are concerned about maintaining a high credit score.If you are planning to buy real estate in the near future, it’s

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LOCAL RENT SURVEY - How do I create better cash flow from my properties?

LOCAL RENT SURVEY -How do I create better cash flow from my properties?In the majority of cases, investment properties amount to our most important investments. Here are 4 essential questions

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How's the market doing in Huntington Beach, CA?

How’s the market doing? I get asked this question more often nowadays. I don’t want to generalize the overall market performance because Southern California real estate, like in other

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Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever!

Time Management for the New YearTime management is an important key to success. No matter what your profession, time management is essential for you to stay organized and productive and free up

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Hottest ZIP Codes in America: High-Income Millennials Dominate Market

Where are buyers flocking to? According to realtor.com®'s fourth annual Hottest ZIP Codes in America list—which analyzes 32,000 ZIP codes based on the time it takes a

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4 Steps to an Organized Closet

4 Steps to an Organized ClosetCan’t seem to find the clothes you need when getting ready in the morning, clothes are wrinkled because they are so tightly packed, and getting dressed takes more

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HOW TO CREATE A HOME OFFICE ON A BUDGET

It's no longer just the independent entrepreneurs who work from home; many companies are allowing their employees to work virtually one or more days per week. For employers, this is often a

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Staging Your Home Like a Pro

Staging Your Home Like a ProAre you considering putting your house up for sale, but not sure where to start? Afraid it will take too long to sell, or that you won’t get the price you want

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House Fire Prevention and Safety Tips

Here are some common fire dangers according to consumersafety.org:• Check your home for cords that are worn out or frayed. Remove and replace these cords.• Stay safe when cooking in the

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The Perfect Grilling Temperatures and Times

Have you been getting enough grill time in this summer? With the sweltering heat much of the U.S. has experienced the past month, there hasn't been much grilling going on—but don't

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10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills

10 Ways to Save on Utility BillsWith summer weather still impacting much of the country, it’s important to continue thinking about ways to save on utility bills and energy costs before you

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Planting an August Garden for a Fall Harvest

After harvesting your early-maturing bounty of summer vegetables, such as salad greens, radishes, peas, and spinach, August is the time to start planting crops for a fall harvest. Many root crops,

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The 20 Hottest U.S. Housing Markets

The 20 Hottest U.S. Housing MarketsMidland takes the cake again! The Western Texas city with a population just shy of 135,000 was revealed as the nation's hottest housing market for the third month

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Five Ways to Increase Your Curb Appeal

Five Ways to Increase Your Curb AppealWhether you are preparing your house to sell or simply want to make a good first impression, curb appeal is important.There are a few simple steps you can take

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The Truth About Your Credit

              The Truth About Your CreditDid you know there are more than 55 different scoring models? FICO is the most common; it’s the one most people have

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Fed: Rates Increased for Second Time This Year

Fed: Rates Increased for Second Time This YearAs predicted by all officials, the Fed raised rates for the second time in 2018—from 1.75 percent to 2 percent. The remainder of 2018 and 2019 may

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Design Trends For The Home

Ready to give your home an update? Here are some new design trends to keep in mind when making those upgrades.Wood floors are still here to stay when it comes to home trends, but the shift is in the

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What Might Cause your home Not to Sell

From the Desk of Kaylyn        What Might Cause your home Not to SellHow to ensure your home sells for the highest realistic price and what might cause it not to sell 

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