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California Eviction Moratorium Ends, How Will The Real Estate Market React?

In case you haven’t heard, California’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium officially expired on Thursday, September 30th. What does this mean? It means that potentially a wave of renters in California could be forced out of their homes. The Eviction Moratorium was put in place to ban landlords from evicting people for unpaid rent. Starting Friday, October 1st, tenants are now only protected from eviction if they have applied for assistance. These upcoming months should be interesting considering how the absence of this law may affect California’s real estate market.

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CENTURY 21 50th Anniversary Event

Wednesday, July 28th will be the 50th Anniversary of the CENTURY 21 Franchise. A historic achievement for the C21 Brand and a day that will be of major significance for us here at Award. Award has been chosen out of the 8,000+  C21 offices across the world, to live-stream and host CENTURY 21 President & CEO Mike Miedler for a special 50th Anniversary event. Mike will be using our office and equipment to live-stream globally to the entire CENTURY 21 Franchise.

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CENTURY 21 Award Agent Dushaun Fairley Represents Buyer of Escondido 'Hobbit House'

Outside of Escondido, California, lies a unique desert estate nicknamed, the “Hobbit House”. Besides its whimsical exterior, the home also has historical and cultural value being designed by San Diego Artist, James Hubbell. Hubbell is known for his peculiar creations that are often reminiscent of the Hobbit houses from the movie franchise, Lord of the Rings.

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When Wouldn't You Go With The Highest Offer?

It can be hard to imagine — choosing an offer that is $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000 less than the highest bidder. However, it actually happens all the time, and for good cause.

Here are four reasons why you might choose a lower offer when selling your home:

1) Cash offers are more reliable than loan-contingent ones, especially because there are no lenders involved. If your priority is to close fast, accepting a lower all-cash offer is a good strategy.

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Where to Watch Fireworks in Southern California This 4th of July

Next weekend is the 4th of July and with California officially back open, that means it’s time to celebrate! If you’re looking for a great firework show to take your friends or family to, check out our list for recommended shows/parades happening this 4th of July. I have provided one show each for the following counties: San Diego, Orange County, and Riverside.

San Diego County: Big Bay Boom! (San Diego Bay)

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7 Creative and Quick Dining Room Updates

With so many dining rooms being converted into part of the living room or kitchen these days, dining room design has kind of fallen by the wayside. But if you’re one of the lucky homeowners to have hung on to a formal dining space, you’ve got an opportunity to make some amazing modern updates. Here are 7 affordable ways to breathe new life into an old dining room:

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The Best Father's Day Gifts For The House

Picture this, it’s Father’s Day morning and you got dad the perfect gift. He open’s it and is ecstatic because it is the very thing he wanted for his house. The smile on dad’s face lights up the room and you feel pretty good about yourself knowing you contributed to that. So, why did you choose a house gift? The answer is simple, it’s thoughtful and unlike traditional gifts such as cologne or liquor, it will likely last longer.
Curious about what exact house gift to get dad this Father’s Day? Take a look at our recommended list below!

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6 Ways to Prep Your Backyard for Summer

Summer is around the corner and that means, it’s time to give your backyard some long overdue TLC. Confused about where to start? Don’t worry, we got you covered with our six ways to prep your backyard for summer!

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Escrow Tips From An Escrow Ninja

Hey Agents! CENTURY 21 Award here, just checking in and seeing how things are going? As we all know, the market is still as busy as ever and we understand things can get hectic. That’s why this week we reached out to the Escrow Branch Manager of Escrow Network Group Inc., Tegan Powell-Tabor to share her expert advice for a smooth escrow process.

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Easy Credit Fixes From An Industry Professional

Accomplishing the dreams of homeownership is an amazing feat and ultimately the biggest financial decision you’ll ever make. Nothing is better than knowing that your hard-earned money is going towards something you own and not to someone else (A.K.A renting). So, when it comes to purchasing a home, where do you start? The answer is simple, your credit. Your credit score can be the deciding factor of whether or not you are pre-approved for a mortgage loan.

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