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28
Sep

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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27
Sep

Wednesday Market – Important Update on Home Sales

As home prices have increased, more and more homeowners have realized something very important. Curious what recent studies have found about home sales?
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26
Sep

Tip Tuesday – Home Sales Projections on the Rise!

Home sales are projected to have a sizable increases next year! Have you considered selling your home? Check why this might be the right time.
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26
Sep

Travel Tuesday – Newport Beach

Happy Tuesday! We are excited to explore Newport Beach in this weeks Travel Tuesday! This luxurious beach getaway is 44 miles south, a scenic hour drive from LA.  Check out the top attractions and our recommendations for where to stay.
  1. Stay at the Little Inn by the Bay featuring complimentary bikes and umbrellas for maximum chill.
  2. Play some games and have a snack at the Balboa Island Pier.
  3. Take a hike at Crystal Cove State Park 
  4. Check out some surfing at The Wedge
  5. Experience the luxurious boutiques & premier shopping @ Fashion Island
  6. Go Bird Watching @ the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
  7. Visit an art gallery or specialty shop in the Balboa Village
  8. Relax at the Spa at Pelican Hill
  9. Take a romantic cruise the Newport Harbor
  10. Grab a nice glass of wine from Newport Beach Vineyard & Winery. Bonus: The vineyards produces five tons of red wine grapes during the annual September harvest.
Don’t forget to share your trip on Instagram and tag @MelissaMenardHomes!
25
Sep

Market Monday – Top 5 Reasons for Moving This Fall

Does moving finally make sense for you? Here’s the Top 5 reasons to do it this Fall.

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22
Sep

Fact Friday – What Motivates the Next Generation Buyer

We know that Millennials are the next big wave of homebuyers. Whether you want to buy, sell, or stay current on the markets, its important to know what motivates these buyers. Check out this article giving the top 5 reasons why millennials choose to buy.

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21
Sep

Thursday Market Tip – The American Dream, Re-Dreamed

The American Dream once included the “white picket fence” home. Today, that’s not always the case. Check out today’s article to see what percentage of Americans still see homeownership as an integral piece of the American Dream.

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20
Sep

Wednesday Market Tip – The Average First-Time Homebuyer is Changing

The statistics on the average first-time homebuyer are changing. Check out this article to find out who now makes up the 66% majority.
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19
Sep

Travel Tuesday – Catalina Island

In this weeks Travel Tuesday, we explore Catalina Island!   This beautiful island getaway is 50 miles from LA, about an hour’s drive and an easy 45 minute ferry ride. Check out the list below of the island’s top attractions, and if you want to make this an overnight trip, here are our recommendations for where to stay!
  1. Stay & Lounge on the Beach @ the Pavilion Hotel
  2. Take in amazing views & have lunch @ Mt. Ada B&B
  3. Pamper yourself @ Island Spa Catalina
  4. Propel down the canyon @ Zip Line Eco Tour
  5. Grab dinner @ Descanso Beach Club
  6. Dance under the stars @ The Harbor Reef Saloon
  7. Experience a nighttime marine miracle with Flying Fish Voyage
  8. Dolphin Watching @ Ocean Runner Expeditions
  9. Take a twilight tour @ Casino Catalina to discover the romantic history of the island.
  10. Golf 9 holes (or play a game of Mini-Golf with family) @ Catalina Golf Course.
Don’t forget to share your trip on Instagram and tag @MelissaMenardHomes!

 

19
Sep

Tip Tuesday – Knowing What You Want vs. What You Need

Looking for Your Dream Home? It can sometimes be difficult to know what features of a home are wants and what are needs. Check out this article that examines the importance of knowing the difference.
If you have any questions let’s chat.
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