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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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Home Staging Tips From An Industry Professional

When listing your home for sale, you want to make sure that your preparation and presentation are on point. These two things alone can boost the value of your home. Why’s that? Well, for sellers, first impressions are everything. If you have potential buyers view your property, it’s crucial that their “first look” blows them away.
 
We reached out to Top Producing CENTURY 21 Award Agent, Meghan Shigo to share her tips and tricks for staging a home. Whether you’re a seller or a realtor, Meghan’s advice will be sure to benefit you. Check them out, below!
 

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Top Beaches in Orange County & San Diego County

Southern California provides hundreds of beautiful beaches to choose from. So, we understand that it can be overwhelming when you decide on which beach to adventure to. Whether you’re visiting or a resident, it’s nearly impossible to see them all. That’s why we teamed up with Top Producing CENTURY 21 Award Agent, Gary Ward to share some of his favorite spots. Gary works out of our office in San Clemente, one of California’s most gorgeous beach towns. Thanks to Gary’s love for the water and surfing, there hasn’t been a beach he’s yet to have met!
 

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Considering A Fixer-Upper? What You Need To Know

Fixer-uppers are tempting prospects. Such properties let you buy into a desirable neighborhood at far below typical market value. That’s because you’re not buying a typical house.

With fixer-uppers, you must think carefully. Ask yourself: Will this house be worth the work I put in? To find your answer, follow these three steps.

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CENTURY 21 Award Has Partnered with Knock

At the beginning of 2021, CENTURY 21 Award became one of the very first brokerages in Southern California to partner with Knock. For those who are unfamiliar, Knock is a technology company that creates innovative home loan products that enable consumers to conveniently purchase their new home before selling their current home. Today, we get to hear from CENTURY 21 Award’s Chief Compliance Officer, Nikki Coppa who answers our questions and breaks down the key benefits of this new partnership.

Q: Why Did CENTURY 21 Award Choose to Partner with Knock?

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The Five Essentials For Prepping Your Home For Sale

It’s 2021 and there’s no denying that we’re in a seller’s market. You may have heard from friends, family, and the media about how fast homes are selling, and as a homeowner, it sounds quite enticing. If you’re looking to take advantage of today’s market, make sure to follow CENTURY 21 Award’s five essential tips for prepping your home for sale.

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Our New Temecula Office Location

Have you heard? Our Temecula Office is officially relocating to Old Town! CENTURY 21 Award is pleased to give our relentless Temecula agents this brand-new workspace and prime location. After residing ten plus years on Temecula Parkway, we knew it was time for a fresh and exciting start, and there’s no better place than the historic Old Town! If you’re familiar with the area, then you know it’s one of the most pristine shopping and dining areas in the county.
 

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First-Time Homebuyer Tips

In December of 2020 my wife, and I purchased our first home. Our goal after graduating college was to eventually become homeowners. However, when we moved to San Diego, we were in for a rude awakening. As young professionals, our finances weren’t necessarily set up to afford a home in the beautiful city of San Diego. We discussed together our financial goals and set realistic timelines. One of them is that we would save up and purchase a home by the time we were 30 years old, which would be by the year 2025.
 

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