Travel Tuesday – San Clemente

This week’s Travel Tuesday features another amazing weekend getaway. Join us as we explore “The Spanish Village by the Sea”, San Clemente. Just 1 hour and about 66 miles from LA, this beautiful beach community boast miles of breathtaking views. Check out our recommendations for top attractions and great places to stay!
  • Stay at the modest and cozy Beachcomber Inn, featuring cute villas right on the water.
  • Check out the Surfing Heritage & Culture Center to learn all about the history of surfing in Southern California.
  • Stroll along the beach trails to discover some of the most amazing views the West Coast has to offer.
    1. Grab a delicious mimosa and some brunch from Cafe Mimosa (Melissa’s favorite!)
    2. Stop in at MRK Public for a short rib sandwich and beer – it’s a great gastropub!
    3. Whether you are fan of wine and beer or you love live music, make a point to stop in at The Cellar
    4. Explore the beautiful gardens of Casa Romantica and learn about the culture of the area
  • Indulge in delicious desserts at F & Goode Desserts
  1. Bargain hunt at the Outlets in San Clemente (can you say, “Road trip!”)
  2. Visit one (or all!) of the 3 local Breweries in San Clemente. (Left Coast Brewing, Lost Winds Brewery, &  Artifex Brewing Company).
Enjoy the beach and the amazing views in San Clemente! Don’t forget to share your trip on Instagram and tag @MelissaMenardHomes!

Monday Market – Which Homes Have Increased the Most in Value?

Want to know which homes have increased in value the most? The results might surprise you – check out the article below to find out.

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Friday Tip of the Day – Buying Now vs. Later

Still on the fence about buying now vs. later? Is this the question that’s haunting you: ‘Should I Buy a Home Now… Or Wait Until Next Year?’ Maybe this infographic will help you find your answer.

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Thursday Market – Building Permits & What They Mean to You

Do you know what the number of building permits issued for single-family homes means for buyers and sellers? Check out this article.
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Wednesday Market – How To Find Your Real Estate Team

How do you go about selecting the members of the team who are going to help you to buy your next (or first!) home? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right real estate professional or lender? Check out this article for tips to finding the right people and team for you.

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Tip Tuesday – What You Need to Know Before You Buy

Wait …whaaaattt?!!??!  Many home buyers are surprised by this aspect of the home buying process. Here’s what you need to know before you start your search – Check out the article below.
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Travel Tuesday – Manhattan Beach

Happy Tuesday! In this week’s Travel Tuesday blog, we explore the “upscale-meets-casual” beach town of Manhattan Beach. Although it’s just 15 miles away from the Westside, this neighborhood is the perfect “daycation” getaway. There are so many things to do, places to visit and restaurants to check out! Here’s a list of our team’s Top 10 Picks:
  1. Stay at Shades in Manhattan Beach with ocean views, 3 Rooftop Skydecks with Bar, a Relaxation Pool, and a beautiful breakfast terrace.
  2. Enjoy a tasty dinner at Fishing with Dynamite
  3. Catch the sunset and a delicious cocktail at The Strand House
  4. Get in a workout at the Sand Dunes in Manhattan Beach
  5. Relax and Rejuvenate at one of the dozen spas right along the ocean.
  6. Yoga practically on the beach at Yoga Loft
  7. Be adventurous in the ocean with surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing at Los Angeles Surfing Lessons
  8. Step out and explore some of the beach town bars and pubs
  9. Explore the 3 local breweries from El Segundo down to Redondo Beach
  10. Take in the ocean breeze from the Manhattan Beach Pier
Although this is the closest getaway we’ve featured so far, don’t be fooled… Manhattan Beach is the perfect place to get away from the hustle of L.A., and to rest and relax. Don’t forget to share your trip on Instagram and tag @MelissaMenardHomes!

Market Monday – How to Maximize Your Home’s Value

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Check out this article to find the two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.
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Friday Market Update – Fall Home Sales

Homes are selling quickly, but inventory is low. Check out this infographic to see what this means for Fall home sales.
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Thursday Tip – “A Straight Up Inventory Crisis”

There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of homes for sale. This challenge has been defined as a “straight up inventory crisis.”  Check out this article to understand the causes of this crisis.
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