New Homeowner Checklist

New Homeowner Checklist

Congratulations! Closing escrow on you Glendale Ca home is about to happen and you need a new homeowner checklist! Here are the things you need to do to prepare for closing your transaction and moving in. Money Matters We are getting down to the “wire” on your home purchase. The […] Read more »

Adding character to your home

How Do I Add Character To My Home?

You want to add character to your home because no one wants to live in a faceless, soulless, bland stucco box. Character can come from your “interior design” – your furniture, art, collectibles, and accessories. It can come from architectural elements like niches, moldings, built-ins, and fixtures. You can also […] Read more »

Surpising Real Estate Documents To Keep

The Surprising Real Estate Document You MUST Keep

Have you ever wondered which real estate documents to keep after buying a home? Afterall, there is a file several inches thick by the time you get your keys! No one wants to start life in a new home with trash and clutter, right? If you bought your home with […] Read more »

Top 4 Decor Trends for 2019

Decor trends are nothing compared to fashion, where brands release new clothes each season. However, decor does change over time. Could you imagine walking into an avocado bathroom straight from the 70s? It takes years for a trend to cycle in and out. As we’re sad to see some of […] Read more »

downsizing your home

Downsizing Your Home – A Panel Of Experts

It’s tough to think about downsizing your home. You’ve been happy and comfortable in your home, it’s filled with happy memories. But you long for a different lifestyle. Maybe you want more financial freedom or less maintenance. We think about those issues a lot, at DIGGS. We know how hard […] Read more »

how to choose a good contractor

Shea Case – Tap Your Equity for Home Improvements

Home Equity Loans are perfect for your dreams about an extra bedroom for your Glendale CA home. A new kitchen? Maybe you’d like to build an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) or a guest house. Glendale Ca Home values have risen quite a bit over the last few years. (Check out […] Read more »

how to choose a good contractor

How To Choose a Contractor – Podcast

How can you choose a good contractor?!! There are at least as many contractor horror stories as there are lawyer and real estate horror stories. My next podcast guest, Alfred Navarro of Navarro Construction says choosing a good contractor is much like choosing a good marriage. If you make a […] Read more »

5 Tips for Saving Money during the Heatwave

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Just when we think we can start wearing sweaters and scarves, and drinking hot coco in front of the fireplace, Southern California’s infamous autumn heatwave strikes once again. For one week, the heat locks us inside our homes and prevents us from […] Read more »

Firescaping: Landscaping for fire safety

Live in a wildfire prone area? If you’re in California like us the answer is probably yes. You may know that the materials your home is made out of can contribute to your home’s level of vulnerability to wildfire, but did you also know your landscaping can play a role […] Read more »

how to choose a good contractor

Podcast – Solar Energy, Ep.1

It’s been HOT this summer! Did your last electric bill scare you? It scared me. I started shopping for solar energy. But I am no engineer. I don’t understand watts and gig-a-whatever and invertors- micro or otherwise. I am a patsy waiting to be taken by the first charming Charleton that […] Read more »

Top Destinations For Glendale CA Homeowners

Our friends are moving. They are leaving their cramped and dated two bedroom townhouse and moving to a 10 year old home with 3600 square foot of living space, and a third of an acre of blissful, peaceful, land. The previous owner even threw in the riding lawnmower. The kicker? […] Read more »

New App Makes ADU Process Easier

Building an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit or “Granny Flat”) is still complicated for your Glendale Ca home. However, if your home is in Los Angeles and LA County you are in luck. Los Angeles wants homeowners to add ADUs and is making it dead simple. This is great news for […] Read more »