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Must-Have Items for Homeowners with Dogs in 2023

Homeowners with dogs know the ongoing challenge of living comfortably while keeping their dogs happy, and protecting their homes from damage and odors. Finding this balance requires…well, a lot. Whether it’s hours of training, making major changes in your family’s schedule, or equipping your home with helpful products, there often needs to be an all-inclusive […]

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Accessory Dwelling Units – What you Need to Know.

accessory dwelling units are trending

Accessory Dwelling Units are not a new thing, but the demand for properties that have an ADU or the potential to add one has increased over the past few years. These dwellings are often called various names such as carriage houses, in-law suites, guest houses, generational homes, garage conversions, casitas, etc. Regardless of what we […]

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Top 5 Homebuyer Turn-Offs

It’s well-understood that buying a home can be an exciting, yet emotionally charged process. During the home search specifically, buyers are continuously challenged by homes for sale that doesn’t check every box on their list. Perspective home buyers often have to make compromises when choosing a home to move forward with. Although there may be […]

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Top South Bay Luxury Listings – Palos Verdes

South Bay Los Angeles

Luxury listings are always fun to preview, whether you are in that particular market or just curious to see how the rich folks are living. Here at Merit Real Estate, we too love previewing these stunning luxury listings that grace our local marketplace. This week, we are highlighting our top 5 luxury listings in Palos […]

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South Redondo Townhomes

South Redondo Townhomes

What Does the Future Hold for the Townhome Market in South Redondo? Today’s real estate market is evolving as we speak. By the time you read this article, things could be drastically different from the time I am writing this. However, today I feel inclined to analyze one sub-market that I have had my eye […]

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5 Factors Affecting the Real Estate Market

factors affecting the real estate market

Factors Driving the Shift in the Real Estate Market The real estate market is a stable and mostly predictable environment for investing. Although stable and predictable, the local and national real estate market is not impervious to changes, shifting trends, and occasional volatility. Let’s take a look at the top 5 factors affecting the real […]

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Negotiating Home Repairs After the Inspection

Home Inspection Negotiations

Successfully Negotiating Home Repairs when Buying a Home Negotiating home repairs after the inspection is often a major hurdle when buying a home. As a home buyer, getting a home inspection is one of the best ways to determine if the home you are purchasing is structurally sound and that all systems are operating properly. […]

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Lumber Prices have Fallen

Residential Lumber Prices

The rise in costs of residential building supplies and shortage of skilled laborers over the past 18 months has been well documented in the news. The effects Covid-19 pandemic on the supply chain for products and materials used to build new homes has created a myriad of challenges to builders and to the end consumer. […]

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