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Home Improvements That Add Value

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

For anyone contemplating which home improvement to make, below gives you ideas of which projects add more value than others.  Makeovers done tastefully are always a welcome sight to home buyers. On the other hand, some projects can also have a negative affect.  Should you want to make your home in Downey and surrounding areas ready for sale and you need our advice, please call us and we would be more than happy to speak with you!            



Don't Buy into the Myth - Selling During the Holidays

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

Don’t buy into the myth … that no business happens during the holidays. The holidays are a time of clear separation…separation between the agents who slow down, and the agents who ramp up to book a ton of appointments to set themselves up for success and start the new year off right.

Here are 7 reasons to say YES to listing during the holidays.



California Home Sales

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te


Being a top producing real estate team in Downey and Surrouding areas we are firm believers in California Real Estate... If you have any family that live out of state and are thinking about moving to California, we would love for you to direct them our way!  California real estate will always be at the top of the charts.  There are many that dream to live here and as you can see, the image above shows that this is the case.  More people want to own property in California than anywhere else in the country and with the amazing weather, beaches, and plethora of things to do in the state we don't blame them...

Benefits For Veterans

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

Below is information on a home loan option available to United States Veterans and active duty service members.  We have VA loan experts that can assist you through the process, please give us a call to get you on the road to home ownership.  



by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

Below is great information you may need when selecting a licensed contractor. He is the one that makes a plan of the work that needs to be done. He orchestrates the comings and goings of the workers, order materials, inspects the work done, coordinates the schedule, handles the paperwork, which includes material bills, payroll,and issuing invoices to you, the homeowner. We hope this information is useful.


Retirement Home - Redefined

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

Older Americans mortgages are mostly paid off. With many retirees now free to choose where and how they want to live in retirement, here's how they go about creating their best homes.


Credit Knowledge and Confidence

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te



by Chris Gonzales

The best realtors and real estate brokers are the ones who know that there’s always more to learn and more ways to stretch and grow.  That’s why Maria Palacios and myself, Chris Gonzales attended this year’s real estate summit with Tom Ferry’s Organization.  It’s so important to know that in order to help others to the fullest you need to educate yourself in the changes that are taking place in your market place.  Our goal is to serve people!  How we do that is by knowing our market extremely well, and especially knowing how to use certain tools and negotiate in our clients best interest.  When we sell your home, we know how to get the most for your home.  We know the negotiating tactics to put more in our seller’s pocket.  We’ve been in the business so long consistently that we know all the other major players that sell homes like we do and have relationships with them so that when we are working with you as your Buyers agent, our offer stands out amongst the numerous other offers that they have received.  We know the technology and the eye catching marketing that it takes to attract people to your home.  We really love what we do and we are so blessed to be able to work as a family so we are proud to show you the picture above of my mother and I investing in more real estate education…

One of the things that was shared at this years summit was that economist are predicting another 3-5 years of strong real estate market.  Most people assume that this market may be short lived and that home values are going to take another nose dive.  The real estate market has about a 10 year cycle of peaking and then decline; HOWEVER don’t ever think that prices are going to take a dive as far as they did back in 2008.  There is 100% certainty that the market will decline in the years to come, it’s just the way the market, and life for that matter is.  There are ups and downs but there is no way someone will ever be able to buy a home in Downey for $50,000 as people did back in the 1950’s.  I say that piece to encourage you to not wait any longer to buy a home if you haven’t already.  And if you’re a seller you need to take advantage of this time where prices are currently up, the economy is strong, and rates are low.  If you’re a seller you definitely don’t want to sell when rates are higher, that means when you buy your next home, or upgrade, you now are going to be paying higher interest rates.  Sell now when you can take advantage of the low rates on your home purchase!  Call us anytime.  (877) 883-1003.

Downey - Latino Beverly Hills

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te


We wanted to share a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. It describes something we already know, Downey is booming!  We are experts in Downey and our presence there is daily, We even have a billboard there.  Our family, friends and clients are in Downey.  Trendy restaurants, new businesses have all contributed to the influx. New homes with column entries, wrought iron/glass front doors and tiled roofs add to the attraction.  We have clients from the budget minded to the extravagant consumer.  Let us know if you are ready to make the move.  Enjoy the article.        


by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te


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The Mother & Son Team - Maria Palacios & Chris Gon
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, California Properties
16911 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower CA 90706
(877) 883-1003
Fax: 562-381-9113