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Thursday, June 1, 2023   /   by Tatiana Seidlin

6 Repairs to Consider Making Before Listing your Home


6 Repairs to Consider Making Before Listing your Home

If you are planning to list your home, you will want it to hit the market in the best shape possible. You want it to impress buyers as soon as they pull into the driveway. That said, you don't need to tear down the house and start over (unless you actually do.) 

Here are 6 repairs to focus on…

Paint. One of the cheapest, easiest ways to update your home and get it ready to list. Plus, you don’t need to be a pro. Just queue up YouTube, pick your colors, and get to rolling. Think neutral tones. 

Exterior. Help buyers locate your home by refreshing house numbers and boosting curb appeal with fresh mulch and planters filled with annuals. Have more time? Pressure wash your driveway and sidewalks.

Kitchen. Give cabinets, appliances, and backsplashes a serious scrubbing. Install new hardware and light fixtures and replace countertops if needed. Don’t do a full ...

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023   /   by Tatiana Seidlin

Crucial Steps to Buying your First Home


Crucial Steps to Buying your First Home
Ready to buy your first home next year? Ready to put down roots and start building wealth? Ready to say goodbye to your landlord AND his rent raises?  

I am Tatiana Seildin and I specialize in helping first-time home buyers like you find homes to call their own in Thousand Oaks and Los Angeles, California. It may have taken a lot of time and diligent planning to get to this point. and you may be excited to jump right in, BUT…Take a moment to note a couple of crucial first steps. 

Step ONE: Before you start searching for homes online, GET PRE-APPROVED FOR A MORTGAGE. 

Now, I know we have all been scrolling through homes for sale, for sport, since way before buying a home was even possible. We are going to call that ‘Browsing.’ Your true search will begin once you have been Pre-Approved by a Mortgage Lender. 

Your pre-approval will tell you what you can afford and wh ...

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Thursday, April 13, 2023   /   by Tatiana Seidlin

What to Check on Your Final Walk-Through


What to Check on Your Final Walk-Through

The final walk-through of your new home is an exciting event. It means you have successfully maneuvered through negotiations, inspections, and financing approval, and are on the verge of signing your closing papers. 
Most buyers attend the final walk-through with thoughts of furniture placement, paint colors in their heads, and maybe a measuring tape in hand. But the walk-through is about more than just making sure your favorite chair will fit by the fireplace. Be sure to do your due diligence to make sure there are no issues that should be resolved before you reach the closing table.
The purpose of the final walk-through is to ascertain that the home is being conveyed to you in the same condition it was when you agreed to purchase it. Here are a few of the things you should check:
1) Make sure no damage has occurred to the home that the sellers are responsible for repairing. Weather c ...

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Monday, April 10, 2023   /   by Tatiana Seidlin

Ways to Spend Earth Day with your Family!


Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with your Family

On Earth Day, April 22nd, we celebrate our celestial home, planet Earth. It is a day to give thanks for the world around us and to take action to protect the natural resources we depend upon. 

This year, I encourage you to spend Earth Day with your Family or Friends, doing one of these fun activities designed to bring awareness to the ways we can all work to better our earthly home, reduce our footprints, and build lasting family memories at the same time. 

1. Go Plogging! It’s the new fitness craze: Picking up trash while jogging. Go for a family jog, walk, bike ride through your neighborhood armed with rubber or gardening gloves and trash bags. Have a contest to see who can collect the most trash.

2. Have an energy-saving scavenger hunt. Send your kids throughout your home to list all the ways they can find to save energy. You can hide treats at key points, such as that drippy outdo ...

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Thursday, March 2, 2023   /   by Tatiana Seidlin

How to Get Pre-Approved to Purchase a Home



Start your home buying journey with a Mortgage Pre-Approval!  Once you find the home you want to buy, you will need to include your Pre-Approval Letter with your offer. In today’s Markert, sellers will reject an offer without the letter attached before the ink drys. 

I have found that buyers tend to get stuck in the ice when lenders try and get personal. Understandably, having to produce financial documents, personal identifications, and credit reports will make purchasing a home feel very real and can be paralyzing. Unfortunately, this is standard practice and if you want to buy a home you WILL have to get Pre-Approved. 

But rest assured, having that letter in hand will make the rest of your transaction run smoothly! Here are some steps you can take to get ready for your meeting with a Lender…

DM me, and I’ll send over a list of lenders I know and trust. 

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