Bettina W. Rosenfeld, Realtor

Bettina W. Rosenfeld, Realtor Real Estate in La Canada, Altadena, Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley

Reasons to Keep Your Home Market Ready
05/31/2020
Reasons to Keep Your Home Market Ready

Reasons to Keep Your Home Market Ready

Photo by Agover via Pixabay You're not thinking of selling -- so why keep your home in market-ready shape? There are some excellent reasons for upgrading your home while you live there; keeping your house in good repair and in "ready to sell" condition benefits you in a variety of ways: Yo...

Home Shopping With Technology
05/24/2020
Home Shopping With Technology

Home Shopping With Technology

Photo by Bruce Mars via Pexels House shopping when you live far from your new community is not easy, but technology makes it much simpler to tackle this big task. While nothing beats in-person visits, if you live across the country, or even in an international destination, you may not have that opti...

How to Find a Great Local Veterinarian
05/17/2020
How to Find a Great Local Veterinarian

How to Find a Great Local Veterinarian

Photo by David Mark via PixabayPicking the right veterinarian for your pets matters. It will put you at ease every time they need a healing touch. Whether you're new in town, or your pet has a specific issue you'd like carefully tended, here's how to find a vet who will offer you a high standard of....

What is a Reverse Mortgage?
05/10/2020
What is a Reverse Mortgage?

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

Photo by Alexander Mils from Pexels If your wealth is tied up in your home, how can you free up some cash? A reverse mortgage is available to homeowners with mostly or fully paid-off mortgages. The monthly payments, which come from the lender to you, are not counted as taxable income. But there are....

HOAs: Are They Voluntary?
05/03/2020
HOAs: Are They Voluntary?

HOAs: Are They Voluntary?

Photo by RawPixel.com via Shutterstock When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s ass...

Is Vinyl Siding Right for You?
03/29/2020
Is Vinyl Siding Right for You?

Is Vinyl Siding Right for You?

Image by Marina Pousheva from Shutterstock One of the clear benefits of siding is to protect both the exterior and interior of the home. This protection is mainly against harsh elements. There are many siding options from which to choose, but the standard siding choice is vinyl siding. Homeowners lo...

Can an Outdoor Kitchen Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers?
03/22/2020
Can an Outdoor Kitchen Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers?

Can an Outdoor Kitchen Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers?

Photo by toddpharistx via Pixabay Today's home buyers are looking for ways to maximize their space and their enjoyment of that space. While having friends and family over to enjoy a meal out on the patio or a backyard BBQ has long been a favorite way of spending time with loved ones, it's frequently...

How to Gain Preapproval
03/15/2020
How to Gain Preapproval

How to Gain Preapproval

Photo by Pixabay via Pexels Thinking of buying a home in the near future? You're going to need a preapproval. This tells real estate agents that you're serious about the home-buying process, and it alerts sellers that you're a solid, low-risk candidate. Preapprovals aren't always easy to score, howe...

When to Sell Your Home as an Investment Property
03/08/2020
When to Sell Your Home as an Investment Property

When to Sell Your Home as an Investment Property

Photo by fran hogan on Unsplash If you’re a homeowner considering selling your home as an investment property, timing is important. From a financial perspective, just as you probably bought strategically, you want to sell strategically too. The trick is knowing when the right time arrives. Her...

How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
03/01/2020
How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling

How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling

Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trend...

Tips for Sellers: Show Off the True Size of Your California Luxury House
02/23/2020
Tips for Sellers: Show Off the True Size of Your California Luxury House

Tips for Sellers: Show Off the True Size of Your California Luxury House

Although your luxury home in Los Angeles, Malibu or elsewhere in California may be large and elegant, it is important to do everything possible to ensure prospective buyers can evaluate the full size of your living space. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an offer to purchase that....

Condo Questions - How is the Property Managed?
02/16/2020
Condo Questions - How is the Property Managed?

Condo Questions - How is the Property Managed?

Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay When inquiring about renting a home or condominium, you may not immediately be aware if the property is being self-managed by the owner or by a property manager or management firm that the owner has hired. There are some benefits and downsides to e...

Another Property Rented - 2908 Lombardy Road, Pasadena, CA 91107
02/11/2020
Another Property Rented - 2908 Lombardy Road, Pasadena, CA 91107

Another Property Rented - 2908 Lombardy Road, Pasadena, CA 91107

Welcome to your private sanctuary. 2908 Lombardy Rd offers access to San Marino schools. Mature trees & lush hedges encircle the home. Note the abundant natural light & gracefully flowing floorplan. To your right, the living room with built-in bookshelves and fireplace. The living room opens to ...

Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF - Which One Fits Your Needs
02/09/2020
Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF - Which One Fits Your Needs

Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF - Which One Fits Your Needs

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay For anyone interested in investment diversification, real estate is one of the preferred holdings in addition to stock and bonds. However, many investors possess neither the cash nor the knowledge and interest to actually buy, sell, rent or manage real property....

Create and Maintain a Beautiful Hanging Basket
02/02/2020
Create and Maintain a Beautiful Hanging Basket

Create and Maintain a Beautiful Hanging Basket

Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Hanging baskets add personal enjoyment as well as curb appeal to any home. If you're the creative type, you may prefer to make your own rather than purchase ready-made hanging baskets from home and garden retailers. However, DIY hanging baskets sometimes fai...

How to Create a Practical Dream Home Wish List
01/26/2020
How to Create a Practical Dream Home Wish List

How to Create a Practical Dream Home Wish List

In the internet age, we’ve all seen dream homes on Google, Pinterest, or Instagram that seem to encompass everything we’ve ever wanted in a home. Sometimes, obsessing over dream homes can be detrimental to us--making us feel bad about our own living situation or discouraged about ever being able...

3 Tips for Moving Across the Country
01/19/2020
3 Tips for Moving Across the Country

3 Tips for Moving Across the Country

Photo by Erika Wittlieb via Pixabay Have you ever made a move across the country? While this is a huge step, it can be extremely rewarding. Whether you’re moving for a job or you just want a fresh start, the whole process can be stressful and very expensive. However, there are some tips to con...

Considerations When You Need to Sell Your Home Before You Buy
01/12/2020
Considerations When You Need to Sell Your Home Before You Buy

Considerations When You Need to Sell Your Home Before You Buy

Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay If you’ve been renting and preparing to buy a new home, you’ve probably saved up your down payment and are in the process of getting pre-approved for your mortgage loan. If, on the other hand, you’ve been living in a home you own and paying on your mortgage, y...

Home Improvement: Reasons to Hire a Professional
01/05/2020
Home Improvement: Reasons to Hire a Professional

Home Improvement: Reasons to Hire a Professional

Photo by oneSHUTTER oneMEMORY via Shutterstock When it comes to home improvement, renovations, upgrades and expansions, seek the assistance of a professional. Why do you need a pro? Unless you built your home yourself, you might not understand all the factors that combine to engineer a house such as...

Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a House?
12/29/2019
Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a House?

Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a House?

If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you have a tight deadline in place, you risk making a rash homebuying decision. And as a result, you may pay too much to acquire a home. Perhaps even worse, you risk purchasing a house that fails...

Navigate the California Luxury Homebuying Journey
12/22/2019
Navigate the California Luxury Homebuying Journey

Navigate the California Luxury Homebuying Journey

If you want to purchase a luxury home in San Francisco, Los Angeles or any other California city or town, it helps to be prepared. That way, you can simplify the Golden State luxury homebuying cycle and accomplish your homebuying goals in no time at all. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help....

How Pressure Washing can Increase Curb Appeal
12/15/2019
How Pressure Washing can Increase Curb Appeal

How Pressure Washing can Increase Curb Appeal

Pressure washing your home can be an excellent way to increase curb appeal on a budget. A good pressure washer can be used to clean vinyl siding, windows, driveways, decks and sidewalks. You can buy, rent, or hire a pressure washer. And, there are a number of different types of machines available. S...

5 Easy DIY Projects you can Tackle Yourself
12/08/2019
5 Easy DIY Projects you can Tackle Yourself

5 Easy DIY Projects you can Tackle Yourself

Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay It may be tempting to call an expert (and sometimes, you can't avoid doing so) to fix something or to enhance the decor of your home, but some projects are surprisingly easy to do. Tackling DIY projects at home has never been easier, thanks to the availability of tools....

Reasons to Trust a Home Appraisal Report
12/01/2019
Reasons to Trust a Home Appraisal Report

Reasons to Trust a Home Appraisal Report

A home appraisal often helps a property seller determine how to price his or her residence. As such, an appraisal is important. And with a great appraisal, a seller may boost the likelihood of earning top dollar for his or her house. Ultimately, there are many reasons to trust the final results of a...

Another Property Rented - 512 North 1ST Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
11/28/2019
Another Property Rented - 512 North 1ST Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Another Property Rented - 512 North 1ST Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Beautiful and sunny, single-story 1922 Craftsman for lease. New double-pane windows, newly installed central air conditioning and brand new washer + dryer. 3 bright bedrooms plus 4th room as office or den. 3 bathrooms. Newly refinished hardwood floors throughout. Spacious Living Room with fireplace....

Cost Considerations for Foreclosed Property
11/24/2019
Cost Considerations for Foreclosed Property

Cost Considerations for Foreclosed Property

Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock An active housing market has reduced the number of foreclosed homes in inventory, but there will always be foreclosed homes available to purchase. Many buyers are not aware of what to expect when purchasing a foreclosure. Here are some home truths about buying a...

512 North 1ST Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 now has a new price of $3,450!
11/21/2019
512 North 1ST Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 now has a new price of $3,450!

512 North 1ST Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 now has a new price of $3,450!

Beautiful and sunny, single-story 1922 Craftsman for lease. New double-pane windows, newly installed central air conditioning and brand new washer + dryer. 3 bright bedrooms plus 4th room as office or den. 3 bathrooms. Newly refinished hardwood floors throughout. Spacious Living Room with fireplace....

Should You Craft a Homebuying Budget?
11/17/2019
Should You Craft a Homebuying Budget?

Should You Craft a Homebuying Budget?

A homebuying budget can make a world of difference, particularly for those who want to streamline a house search. If you have a budget at your disposal, you will know approximately how much you can spend on a residence. Then, you can narrow your house search accordingly. Establishing a homebuying bu...

Move Easier with These 5 Packing Tips
11/10/2019
Move Easier with These 5 Packing Tips

Move Easier with These 5 Packing Tips

At it’s best, packing and moving your things when you buy a new home is a lot of work. At its worst, it can be downright dangerous if you aren’t careful when lifting and moving heavy items. A necessary evil of moving to a new home, packing is probably the least favorite part of moving for your a...

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