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Happy Thanksgiving

On November 23, 2016, Posted by , In Selling Real Estate, With No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving from Sequoia Houston and Sur-Ryl Homes!

Debt-to-Income Ratios and Home Buying

On September 7, 2016, Posted by , In Buying Real Estate, With No Comments

Most potential homebuyers are familiar with the importance of credit scores and job security in qualifying for a mortgage. Another factor that many homebuyers overlook is the connection between a debt-to-income ratio and home buying. This figure, also known as DTI, reflects the portion of your gross monthly income that must go toward…

5 Moving Tips & Best Practices to Help Prevent Moving Anxiety

On August 30, 2016, Posted by , In Tips & Best Practices, With No Comments

For many people facing a move to a new home, the anxiety associated with their upcoming move is harder to handle than the actual moving process. Fortunately, there are some key steps that people can take to help make sure that the moving process unfolds without any problems. Below are…

Home Staging: Does it Make a Difference?

On August 23, 2016, Posted by , In Selling Real Estate, With No Comments

Home staging is one of the most effective ways to entice a buyer to purchase a home. The effects of staging are both aesthetic and psychological, with sellers’ agents using the technique to help potential buyers envision themselves in a home. Additionally, staging helps potential purchasers get a feel for…

The Best Vacation Spots for Labor Day 2016

On August 18, 2016, Posted by , In Selling Real Estate, With No Comments

I absolutely love living in Los Angeles. In fact, one of the few things I dislike about living here is the fact that when you live in paradise, it’s hard to find another place you actually want to visit for vacation… With the end of summer fast approaching, many people…

Happy 4th of July

On July 4, 2016, Posted by , In Selling Real Estate, With No Comments

Whether you’re staying in tonight or painting the town red (white & blue), I want to wish you a very Happy 4th of July. Thank you for trusting me to be your real estate professional of choice.

Fun Things to Do for the Fourth of July

On July 2, 2016, Posted by , In blog,Local Events, With No Comments

Can someone please tell me how it’s possible that we’ve already made it to July fourth? Wasn’t New Years just last week? If you’re anything like me, you likely haven’t made plans for the Fourth either. Well, have no fear. I’m here to bail you out from an evening of boredom…

It’s My Birthday and I Want to Spend it with YOU!

On June 15, 2016, Posted by , In blog,Local Events, With No Comments

Toot the horn, bang the drum, it’s my birthday party I hope you can come! If you’re free this Friday, June 17th, I’d love to invite you to join me for a night of dinner, live music, dancing and fun to celebrate my birthday. Let’s make this a time to remember!…

Must Attend LA Events: Street Food Cinema

On May 31, 2016, Posted by , In blog,Local Events, With No Comments

Do you remember where you were the first time you saw Prince Rogers Nelson’s epic film Purple Rain? I do – I was in Exposition Park this past Saturday at Street Food Cinema’s screening of the film. Considering the outdoor event, which shows popular movies on a jumbo screen, has…

Happy Memorial Day

On May 28, 2016, Posted by , In blog, With No Comments

As a military brat, raised by a mother and father who both served in the United States Army, I am aware of what it feels like to share your family with the world; to have a parent overseas and wonder when – and if – you will ever see them…

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