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Back to School

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

It's that time of the year again! We all want for your children to have a fun and safe school year. Here are some helpful reminders that can help the whole family. Have a wonderful school year. 

Summer Safety

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

Summer is finally here and we would love to share with you some reminders! Be sure to always be prepared for every situation or vacation you plan to take. We hope you find this information helpful to all families out there. Stay cool and enjoy the summer!

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.  


Your Real Estate Investment compared to Stocks/Bonds

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

The question many people ask and argue about.  We visited this site where there was a calculatorthat showed how your property does compared to an equal investment in Stocks and bonds.  We thought we’d try this with one of the properties in Downey that we just sold.  The seller on this particular property purchased the home at $190,000, fully furnished at the time.  They just sold it in August of 2015 for $410,000.  The image above shows how their real estate investment performed compared to stocks and bonds during the same time period… Really interesting. 

If you own a home in Downey or surrounding areas, visit this site by clicking here and see how your real estate is comparing to Wall Street! 


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.


Short Sales Still Exist - We can HELP with Relocation Assistance

by Chris Gonzales

Short sales are always a bitter sweet kind of a transaction.  When you look at Short Sales from one angle it’s tough to see that a family has to go through with the sale of their home because of some financial hardship in their family.  On the other hand, we as real estate professionals are able to help the family escape foreclosure and do our very best to help the family come out of this situation with hope at the end!  This particular short sale is one to remember for not only the buyer, but for the sellers as well…

It’s always our duty to negotiate the best terms for our seller when representing them in a short sale, and that not only means postponing foreclosure dates until we close, but also negotiating some type of assistance for the seller to move.  Let’s face it, if someone is in financial hardship and short selling their home, chances are they aren’t going to have any money to move into a new living situation.  So in this case we were able to negotiate $23,000 in relocation assistance to our seller.  No matter what the outcome we know it’s always a difficult situation to lose a home, but we do our very best to smooth out the process for those who are in hardship and it’s for that reason that we understand how important our job as real estate professionals really is…

So that’s half of the news.  Not only were we able to acquire $23,000 in relocation assistance to our seller, but we were able to negotiate over $10,000 in closing cost assistance for the buyer!  As mentioned above, these short sales are difficult for sellers but we don’t believe there could have been a better outcome in a difficult situation as this…

There are still many people out there who are suffering from financial hardship and may need to short sale their homes.  If you know of anyone please refer our services to them.  We know how to handle these types of transactions and you need strong negotiators who really know how to get you the assistance that you need on these types of sales…

Reach us anytime at (562) 883-1003 or (562) 746-3811 or send us a message through our site here…


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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
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