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September 15, 2019
Do Online Photos Disappear After a House Sells

What Happens to the Listing Photos Once a Home Sells? Those beautiful images that caught your eye and led you to buy the house of your dreams... do they stay on the internet forever or can I remove them once I own the house? The short answer is "mostly no, with a little bit of […]

September 3, 2019
Real Estate Agent 101: FAQs

Over the years I've been asked many questions about real estate and what it's like being a real estate agent. Some of those questions have been inspiration for some of my in depth Q&A articles. The other questions are more "short answer" topics and would be great for a real estate related FAQ post, which […]

August 19, 2019
Announcing The Launch of Agents 4 Opens

Hello my fellow real estate agents and Brokers. Have you ever wanted someone to host an open house for you, but didn't know where to turn to find a trustworthy agent? Agents, have you ever wanted to host an open house but didn't know where to turn to find agents who would be receptive to […]

August 19, 2019
Should I Remodel My House Before Listing It?

If you've lived in your home for more than a few years, styles have likley changed.  In the last ten years I've seen paint colors go from darker earth tones to lighter greys, I've seen farmhouse be popular, then go to modern and now settling into "modern farmhouse", which I'm pretty sure is a brand […]

August 11, 2019
What Is an Exclusive Agency Listing

An "Exclusive Agency Listing" is just one type of real estate listing.  When you sign an exclusive agency agreement, which is the most common real estate listing agreement, you are committing to let one agent at one Brokerage be the only person who can list, market, and sell your home. Exclusive agreements are open to […]

August 9, 2019
Should I Remodel My Home Before Selling?

Does your home still have wallpaper?  Does it have Linoleum floors?  Does your kitchen still have small tiles with large grout lines?  If you answered yes to any of these, then your house is outdated.  While this may be fine for what you desire, if you want to sell your home you basically have two […]

July 30, 2019
What Is a Foreclosure? 4 Things You Need to Know About Foreclosures

What is a foreclosure?  A foreclosure happens when a homeowner doesn’t pay their mortgage for an extended period of time and the bank or entity that lent that money takes possession of the home.  This results in the former owner being forced out of the home (often by the Sheriff's Department). Foreclosures, while being a […]

July 27, 2019
Can I Sell My Home If I’m Behind on Payments?

WilshireImages/iStock If you are behind on your monthly house payments and don’t foresee having the ability to get caught up with them, you may think about trying to sell your home to get out from the being under the payments.  Can you sell your home when you're behind on your payments?  Yes you can!  Provided […]

July 23, 2019
How to Pay Your Mortgage off Early

Nearly 4 out of every 10 homes are owned "free and clear", in other words they are living without a mortgage, according to a study performed by Zillow.  The state with the highest percentage of mortgage-less homes is West Virginia, which comes it at 54%.  Conversely, Maryland and the District of Columbia ranked among the […]

July 10, 2019
How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?

How long does it take to buy a house?  This is an important question often asked by first time home buyers.  "Can I be in before the holidays?", "Can I be in before school starts?" and "I need to be in before my lease runs out" are common questions and scenarios even seasoned home buyers […]

June 28, 2019
For Immediate Release: Ryan Huggins Elected to Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: Dated: 06/28/2019 Huggins Homes is proud to announce that one of our Brokers, Ryan Huggins, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors.  Ryan was voted onto the board by the Realtor members of the Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors. The Board of […]

June 6, 2019
Q&A: Who Pays the Real Estate Commission in California in 2019?

Who Pays the Real Estate Commission in California? In this Q&A, we're going to tackle one of the more interesting questions I get, the commission question. More precisely, we're going to tackle who pays it. The question of real estate commissions raise many questions for both buyers and sellers. How much do Southern California Realtors® […]

June 3, 2019
Q&A: How Long Do I Need to Wait After a Bankruptcy Before I Can Get a Loan? (June 2019)

How Long Must I Wait After Foreclosure, Bankruptcy or a Short Sale Before I Can Qualify for Another Loan? In this edition of my Q&A series, I tackle the length of time that must pass before you can get another loan after having a negative mark on their credit from a foreclosure, bankruptcy or short […]

June 1, 2019
Q&A: What is the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent, a Realtor and a Broker in California?

I often get asked a variety of questions from members of the public about the real estate profession, so I thought I'd start a series of Q&A blogs to address the more frequently asked questions.  In this post I'll be focusing on the difference between a real estate agent, a Realtor and a Broker.  First […]

May 31, 2019
Q&A: What is an Easement?

Real estate has many intricate details and nuances and when it comes to understanding easements, the same applies. Whether you, your neighbor, the developer down the road, or a utility company needs an easement, it helps to know what they are. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), an easement is an interest in land […]

March 15, 2019
To Rent or Sell Your Vacant Home

Renting or selling your vacant home. Do you have a vacant home that is just sitting there?  Have you thought about renting it out or selling it?  Which option should you do?  Should you rent or sell that vacant house? As with anything in real estate, this is a very important question that should not […]

March 2, 2019
JUST LAUNCHED! The Huggins Homes Video Library

  Huggins Homes is please to announce the official launch of our video library.  The library showcases not only our listings, but the transformations behind several of them.  Head on over to the video library, located on our site at to check it out.

January 28, 2018
Ryan Huggins wins Community Service Award

Ryan Huggins wins Community Service Award We at Huggins Homes are honored to announce that our agent, Ryan Huggins, is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 Community Service Award from the Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors. Ryan was nominated and chosen out of 2,300 Realtors in the association! Ryan was recognized for his tireless […]

January 16, 2018
Q&A: What Should I Put Away Before an Open House or Listing My Home?

Before listing your home or having an open house, you should already know the basics of what not to leave out.  Items such as stacks of cash, fancy watches or piles of dirty clothes, should all be put away... for different reasons.  Beyond the basics, there are plenty of other things that should be put […]

June 14, 2017
What Happens After You Make an Offer on a House?

Making an offer on a house can be both an exciting and anxiety-inducing experience.  After working with your agent to browse property listings, tour properties, and going over numbers with your favorite loan officer, you have finally found the perfect house for you and your family to build a life, set down root and make […]

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