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Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong For Years To Come

Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come Wednesday April 10th, 2019  Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers,Housing Market Updates,;

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Homebuyers Shouldnt Worry About 2008 All Over Again

Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over AgainLast week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or

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Seven Ways To Get More Storage Out Of A Small Space

If you think your home simply doesn't have enough space for you to get organized, think again.  Here are some storage ideas for small spaces.    If you don't have room for a

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How To Save For Your Home

Here are five ways to help you start saving for your home.  It's easier than you think.1.DECIDE ON YOUR BUDGETPrior to even looking at homes, decide what amount you can afford.  What the

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CREATE THE PERFECT COFFEE BAR

Nowadays, coffee and coffee drinks are all the rage.  We have seen all over the internet lately cute and functional coffee bars to incorporate into your home.  These are a few of the

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GO GREEN WITH YOUR APPLIANCES

Whether you’re upgrading the appliances in your current home, or purchasing and installing appliances in a new home, appliances offer homeowners the chance to improve their quality of life, save

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READY TO REDECORATE YOUR HOME

Congratulations. You’ve decided to decorate your home. Now what?Whether you’re furnishing your first place or redoing the house you’ve owned for decades, decorating can be a challenging task,

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FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS

First-Time Home Buyer? Here’s What You Should Know About Your AppraisalWe at Thiel Real Estate & Property Management find that first-time home buyers often misunderstand one of the key components

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Little Magic Tricks To Make Your Living Room Look New Again

It's official!  Winter is here and you are probably in your home a little more than you are other times of the year.  As fun as it is to stay indoors and put on a fire and enjoy your

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SIX MISTAKES NOT TO MAKE WHEN RECREATING THE MODERN FARMHOUSE LOOK

The realtors at Thiel Real Estate have the privilege of going into many homes and seeing different styles and decor.  With all of the DIY shows that are appearing on television and on,

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Buying A House This Year This Should Be Your 1st Step

In Simi Valley and the surrounding areas,  the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbered the number of homes for sale for the past few years.  This has led to

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6 Habits To Reduce Clutter At Home This Year

It’s time for out with the old, in with the new — and that’s true for how you handle papers and possessions at homeIs maintaining a neater, more organized home part of your New Year’s

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Nine Steps To Purchasing Your New Home

Happy 2019Here it is, January 2 and you probably are experiencing the typical "holiday hangover".   The fun is over for now, the work of taking down your decorations and beginning all of

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HOW TO DISPLAY ALL OF THOSE PHOTOS YOU HAVE ON YOUR PHONE

In the digital photo age, not only do most of us have cameras on us at all times, but we have printers that can turn them from pixels into paper.  There’s been no formal study that we can,

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Unskippable Tasks That Make A Deep Clean Deep According To A Professional Housecleaner

Each week we like to bring our clients helpful information to make their lives better.  Thiel Real Estate & Property Management deals with cleaning homes either getting ready to put on the

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15 Essentials For The Bakers Kitchen

You can turn out delicious treats with ease when you own these utensils, tools and pansIt's that time of year again when its time to get baking in the kitchen.  This week and next we are

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How To Decorate A Living Room 11 Designer Tips

Try a few of these living room design tips, and you’ll be on your way to creating a comfy space that reflects your styleThiel Real Estate & Property Management in Simi Valley wants to help you

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5 Secrets To Mixing Multiple Wood Finishes

Variation in color, pattern, texture, and style is essential to decorating—it keeps things interesting. When it comes to wood finishes, match-y match-y floors and furniture look boring and

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The Explanation Of The Modern Home

Picture this: It’s 1999, and you just got home from carpool. You have a book report to finish, so you power up your desktop Macintosh (the orange one) to exercise those Type To Learn skills.

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Weekend Ideas For The Fall

Visit an orchard and make a pie with your bounty, cozy up your book nook or plan your next home project.  These are just a few of the ideas that we have listed here for you to do this weekend.

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8 Home Repairs You Can DIY And 9 You Should Always Hire A Pro To Do

Saving money isn’t the only factor to consider when tackling a home improvement project. Know when it pays to call a professional.When it comes to maintenance and repairs,  

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SEVEN STRATEGIES TO FIND FREE TIME IN YOUR SCHEDULE

If your family schedule looks a little too much like a battle plan, you're not alone. Use these strategies to find space.When most of us hear the term “professional organizer,” we picture a

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4 Reasons To Sell This Fall

Fall is typically thought of as a slower time in the real estate world.  Here are some good reasons why you should list your house with us in Simi Valley.  We are ready to help you get the

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SEPTEMBER TO DO LIST

From the first days, which probably still feel like summer, to the last, when you may notice that first chill in the air, September is a time of transition. Get your home ready for the season ahead

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YOUR FIRST HOME BASICS YOU NEED

Your First Home: Beautiful BasicsHere’s what to choose and what to avoid when outfitting a new house Whether you are getting married, buying your first home in Simi Valley from Thiel Real

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10 FREE IDEAS FOR SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY THIS WEEKEND

Spending time with the family can be a blessing and a curse. I mean, we all love these guys but sometimes their idea of spending time together can be costly (such as an amusement park).  Living

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5 Things You Didnt Know Your Bedroom Needed

Don’t miss out any longer — these additions to your sleep space can make life so much lovelierAlthough our specialty at Thiel Real Estate and Property Management may be finding you that

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Get Your Home Organized With A Back To School Checklist

 Although summer is over and its time for back to school, there is an upside to all of this.  There will be excitement with seeing old friends, meeting new teachers and saying goodbye to

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MAKE YOUR HOME OFFICE REFLECT YOUR STYLE

In today's world of internet connectivity, working from home is becoming more popular than ever before.   At Thiel Real Estate & Property Management, many of our clients who are searching

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How To Organize Your Refrigerator

Now that summer is wrapping it, we are starting to be home more, buy lunch items and generally pack the refrigerator a little more.  Like real estate, cold storage is all about location. Shelf

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TIPS TO PURCHASING HOUSEHOLD ITEMS FOR YOUR FIRST HOME

Thiel Real Estate & Property Management want to help you every step of the way INCLUDING after you have purchased your first home from us by giving you handy household tips that can make your life

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PREPARING FOR NATURAL DISASTERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A NATURAL DISASTER??Living in southern California definitely has its benefits.  We enjoy moderate weather year round, beaches, the deserts and the mountains.  All of

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THREE SECRETS TO PACKING UP TO MOVE INTO YOUR NEWLY PURCHASED HOME

GETTING READY TO MOVE INTO YOUR NEW HOMEYou've purchased your home from Thiel Real Estate & Property Management.  Now is the time to pack up and prepare for the big move.  Here are a few

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LEAD BASED PAINTS TRUTHS AND MYTHS

LEAD PAINT: Two words that can put fear into a home buyer.  Lets take a look at the facts. Lead is a substance known to cause health issues in areas such as the brain and other

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New Listing Alert

Lowest priced 2bd in Thousand Oaks!! Looking for a great investment property or maybe your first home? This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with 850 square feet is located in beautiful Thousand Oaks. This

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Cleaning Out Your Closets And Garages Can Relieve Stress And Earn Extra Cash

Thiel Real Estate and Property Management is a local, family owned business here in Simi Valley.  We are always in search of helpful ways in which we can help our clients not only with just

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DESERT LANDSCAPING FOR CURB APPEAL

Right now is a great time of year to put your house on the market with Thiel Real Estate and Property Management.  One of the best things you can do to attract buyers is to really give your

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Photographing Your Home Part Two The Interior

Now that the outside of your home is cleaned and ready for pictures, we are going to give you some pointers on preparing the inside for beautiful photos.   Let's start with the main living

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Just Closed Another Escrow

4516 Apricot Rd, Simi Valley, CAJust Sold

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Photographing Your Home Part One The Exterior

You hired US as your realtors and now its time to list your home.  After a little TLC here and there, its time to take some photos for the marketing campaign. By following these simple steps,

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NEW LISTING

Welcome home to this incredible Greystone 4bd/3ba home. This two story home has been beautifully updated and all rooms have been newly painted. As you enter the home in the formal/dining area you

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How To Increase Your Homes Curb Appeal

A well-maintained landscape and lawn add to the home’s appeal and value. Win over potential buyers before they even step in the door by following these tips.Basic maintenance can go a long.

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Three Projects That Add Value To Your Home

If you’re thinking of selling your home this year, we would be happy to discuss with you which of these projects would add the best value based on our experience. Even if you’re not

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What You Need To Know About Private Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage insurance allows a lot of people to become homeowners who otherwise might not be able to by allowing you to put down less money than the traditional 20%. It’s natural to want to put

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What Buyers And Sellers Should Know About Security And Technology

How does new home technology affect the buying and selling process? We'll tell you everything you need to know to protect yourself, your home, and your privacy.Sellers should provide a clear notice

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Are You Ready For Tax Season

It's that time of year again! Whether you file online or have someone who does them for you, here are a few tips to help this tax season go a little smoother.Be prepared by gathering all of the

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Industry Facts And Market Predictions

Over the past year, homes have been on the market for an all-time low median of three weeks. However, sales in recent months are slowing due to a combination of two things: fewer listings

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The Number One Reason To Sell Now

The value of any item is determined by supply and demand and your home is no exception. If a lot of people are interesting in an item and that item is limited, this is a recipe for sky rocketing

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What Real Estate Professionals Are Doing Today

Home buyers and sellers are working with real estate professionals at higher rates than those seen in the past. More than 87% of buyers and 89% of sellers are working with real estate professionals,

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National Real Estate Market Mortgage Statistics

If you're thinking of applying for a mortgage this year, we have five statistics you might be interested in! 1. Among buyers who purchased a home last year, 66% say the mortgage

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How To Prepare To Put Your House On The Market

Ready to sell your home? We'll help you put together an action plan to make sure potential buyers see the best version of your home!Have your home inspected. This will help you isolate the repairs

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The Benefits Of Having A Home Inspection

So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your offer will be contingent on a clean home inspection. 

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The Best Times To Visit A House

If you have your eye on a home, consider visiting it at different times of day before you make an offer. Morning Rush Hour: How long is your commute? Don't just consider mileage, think of

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Are You Taking Advantage Of All Of Our Services

We offer a number of services to our clients regardless of whether we're helping them with a transaction or not. We're experts on the local market. Not only do we let you know about national

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Now Is The Time To Buy

Did you hear? In December, the Federal Reserve increased interest rates by a quarter-point, the first increase in almost a decade. Some experts expect the Fed to raise rates gradually one or more

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How To Find A Great Moving Company

Reduce the stress of the moving process by hiring a reliable moving company to transport your belongings to your newhome. Here are some tips for hiring a reputable company that fits your budget

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Five Tips That Will Get You Through Any Real Estate Transaction

Buying or selling your home can be stressful, here are five tips to make it a breeze!Many buyers andsellers attempt to anticipate the movement of the marketso they can time their purchase or listing

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The Best Time To Start Preparing Your Taxes

The truth is it's never too early to start thinking about taxes. Most Americans wait until the last minute to start preparing for their returns, but this runs the risk of missing the potential

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The Most Common Home Features Buyers Are Looking For

Maybe you're getting ready to sell your home and you want to know what buyers are looking for. Or maybe you're buying a home yourself and want to keep resale in mind while you look. No matter what

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How To Save Money On Energy This Winter

The winterand summer months tend to bethe most energy-intensive timesof the year.Thereduced amount of daylight drivesus to turn on our lights sooner, whilethe cooler temperatures cause us tocrank up

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How You Can Improve Your Credit

Checking your credit score is the very first step in the home buying process. A good credit score is required for qualifying for loans and help you to avoid paying more for insurance. So what

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Tips For Moving With Pets

Moving is stressful for everyone, including your furry companions! They can easily become anxious when they sense a change in their environment so it's important to keep them as comfortable as

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How To Maintain Great Credit

Hopefully you've been working hard at earning a good credit rating.  Once your credit is in great shape, make sure it stays with these tips.1. Be Responsible - It takes time to build great

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The Benefits Of Updating Windows And Doors

As a homeowner, it seems like there is always a never ending list of things to repair or update. Replacing windows and doors, is one investment that pays off right away! Replacing drafty old models

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Why You Need Thiel Real Estate To Manage Your Inventment Property

So you've made the big decision to purchase an investment property. You've done you research and found the perfect house and you think you're ready to start renting it out. But where do you start?

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Why You Should List Your Home This Fall

Supply and demand: The Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors is showing that  buyer demand is strong in most of the country while inventory is at a low. This means

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Home Renovations That Get You The Biggest Return On Investment

When people think of home renovations, most imagine redoing their kitchen or bathroom. While those big projects are popular ways to increase your home's value, there are much smaller and less

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The Home Buying Process

If it's your first time buying a home, or if it's been a while since you have, you might be curious what the whole process is like. We've got some information for you on what to expect for every

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How To Buy A Home In Your 20s

Buying a home in your 20s might seem unattainable but in fact, millennials make up 32% of home buyers. If you have a little bit of money, good credit, and do your research, buying a home is very

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How Technology Has Changed Real Estate

You have to change with the times or get left behind. This is especially true with real estate and the move toward mobile technology. At a minimum, most brokerages have developed mobile versions of

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Off Season Buying And Selling

In real estate, June through August is known as "selling season" due to families waiting for the convenience of summer for their school-aged children. Now that it's the end of August and most

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Why We Work By Referral

When we're seeking a service, we need someone proven, who comes highly recommended. This is why, of all the forms of advertising, 90% of consumers said that they are most likely to trust the

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5 Mistakes 1st Time Home Buyers Make

Summer is ending, which means the real estate market is coming back to life.  With interest rates still low and a market where inventory hasn't kept pace with the demand, the competition

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A Guide For Sellers On Waiting For Multiple Offers

The theory is that, as a seller, waiting until you have multiple offers will breed competition and therefor lead to your home selling for a higher price. In practice, there are a few things to

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How Home Buyers Can Negotiate After A Home Inspection

A home inspection report is the paperwork a buyer is left with after a home inspector is hired in order to learn more about the home. There is a misconception that this report is a repair list for

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Tax Benifits Of Owning A Home

Most of us are taught from a young age that buying a home is a smart financial decision and most of us know that every month you make a mortgage payment, the equity in your home goes up! But do you

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Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

It may sound crazy to begin packing months ahead of your move, but as you'll eventually need to do that anyway, it's a good idea to get organized now. We aren't suggesting you pack up your&

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Our Summer Vacation Day 1

Well, it's officially summertime now.  What does that mean for you?  Well, it usually means longer days, warmer temperatures, family vacations, BBQs, and so much more.For us, we started

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Spring Cleaning Part 2

In our last blog we talked about doing a little spring cleaning outdoors.  Well this blog is going to begin to focus on indoor spring cleaning.  The dreaded chore of freshening up the

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Spring Cleaning

I don't know about you but it sure seems as though fall was just beginning and now it's spring.  With the arrival of spring, comes the somewhat overwhelming idea of spring cleaning.  It'

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New Park In Simi Valley Grand Opening Today

Simi Valley's newest park is located at 3200 Flanagan Drive, on the east end of town. Chumash Park is 52.7 acres in size, most of which will be preserved as open space.The Grand Opening

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Blog Coming February 2017

Check back in February for our 1st

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