Real Estate San Gabriel Valley Homes Sonia E. Amin

10 Bathroom Materials Thatíll Withstand Any Abuse

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Dos and Doníts of Screening Tenants Legally

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6 Decisions to Make Before the Home Search

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4 Feng Shui Staging Tips

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Fireplaces are great, but make sure you know the true costs of adding one before pull out your wallet.

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Should You Sell Your Home Or Rent It Out?

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RE/MAX, LLC, the #1 name in real estate, was once again ranked a top 10 franchise!!

RE/MAX, LLC, the #1 name in real estate, was once again ranked a top 10 franchise in the annual Franchise Times Top 200+® survey. The Denver-based global franchisor of real estate brokerages also was named the leading real estate franchise for the ninth consecutive year.

A general inspection can only do so much. You might have to hire these 7 pros to save future hassles in your new home.

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There is such a thing as having too many bathrooms. Ask yourself these 7 questions first before you add another one to your home.

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Re/Max Global Referral Program

Recently I was able to find an experienced realtor in Houston, TX and Wofford Heights, CA for my clients. If you are looking to relocate or know anyone who is thinking of moving to another state in the United States or worldwide, please let me know. I can find a local Re/Max Realtor from our network of experienced agents to help make the moving process easier. 
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5 Maintenance Skills Every Homeowner Should Know.

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From the RE/MAX "Own It" video series, "How to Separate Wants from Needs" when you're shopping for a home:

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My "Between Friends" October 2016 newsletter.

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Re/Max Global Referral Program.

I received an email yesterday asking me to find a Re/Max realtor in Houston, TX for a probate sale.  The family member is here in Pasadena and was looking to help out her family in Texas during this difficult time.  I was able to find an experienced Re/Max agent with a track record of doing Probate sales.  Love our Re/Max network nationally and internationally.

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The 6 best projects to boost your home's value when it's time to sell

Congratulations on becoming a homeowner in 2015! Hereís how your taxes will change.

Congratulations on becoming a homeowner in 2015! Hereís how your taxes will change: http://bit.ly/HLfb_NewTaxes

7 Tips for Pet Owners Selling a Home

7 Tips for Pet Owners Selling a Home http://rem.ax/1Qx8HPw

Moving to a new home? Here are a few traditions from around the world to bring luck and cast out bad energy

Moving to a new home? Here are a few traditions from around the world to bring luck and cast out bad energy from the ‪#‎REMAXBlog‬: http://rem.ax/1Qx90K6

February 2015 Home Sales and Price Report by CAR

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My February 2015 "Between Friends" newsletter.

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TAKE A PEEK INTO THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL COOKING WITH PANASONIC'S CONCEPT KITCHEN VIA DIGITAL TRENDS

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Merry Christmas for short sellers: Mortgage debt forgiveness is back

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Love the Re/Max global network!!!

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Informative video for potential sellers to view.

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A once-a-year inspection and other ways to make your roof last for decades from Freshome:

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Ward off winter repair costs with preventative maintenance in fall.

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A helpful guide to your exterior paint options.

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Will your home be ready when severe weather hits?

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This Infographic shows the Global Buyers in the USA by sales volume and destinations.

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My August 2014 "Between Friends" newsletter

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Summer starts with home sales in the U.S. heating up according to the July 2014 RE/MAX National Housing Report.

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Keep your home feeling young and its value high with simple preventative maintenance.

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What is Sick House Syndrome, and What Causes it?

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These projects will add enjoyment now and resale value down the road.

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Give your home the best defense against wildfires with these tips:

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Summer has arrived! Is your AC ready to take the heat?

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My July 2014 "Between Friends" newsletter.

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Know what steps to take before, during, and after a natural disaster

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30 small space gardening tips!!

Don't let limited outdoor space prevent you from trying out your green thumb.  Click here to view the article.  

Why would you choose to buy or sell your home with a RE/MAX agent? It's in the numbers.

The #REMAXBlog gives you the 2014 RE/MAX vs. The Industry. Click here to view.

TAKING CHARGE - WHAT TO DO IF YOUR IDENTITY IS STOLEN

Click here to view and download the booklet by the Federal Trade Commission.  Please feel free to share it with your friends.  Thank you...Sonia

Top 20 ways to add value to your home!!

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Durability, sliding storage, and energy monitoring: What's on tap for 2014's kitchens and bathrooms.

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Tank vs. tankless water heaters: Know the pros and cons of each.

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Are you off to a strong spring market?

Here are some tips for sellers this spring from Forbes.com.  Click here to view.

What can you do with a $1,000 tax refund? Put it toward boosting the value of your home!

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It's Tax Time - What Homeowners Should Know

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My February 2014 "Between Friends" newsletter

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Americaís Most Romantic Homes!!

Wishing you and your family a Happy Valentine!!!  Click here to view the article from Realtor Magazine.  

Divorced But Still On The Home's Mortgage

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Wondering when the best time to buy a new appliance is?

Wondering when the best time to buy a new appliance is? Houselogic knows. New year, fresh start. Click here to view when to spring for that new fridge, dryer, or dishwasher:

Be sure to look for the Energy Star label. With ENERGY STAR products, you'll be making the energy-efficient choice without sacrificing features, style, or comfort.

Is winter weather wreaking havoc on your basement? Stop the damage!!

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If you're planning to remodel this year, make sure to pick a project with a high return on investment.

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If your house is lingering on the market without any offers, there could be a few reasons why.

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Celebrity Real Estate: LA's 2013 Roundup

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When it comes to safety, should you turn to technology or stick to the old fashioned ways?

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Remodeling in the new year? Make sure your contractor gives you these five answers before you start.

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7 New Year's Resolutions for the home.

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Annually inspecting your roof can help you catch small issues...

Annually inspecting your roof can help you catch small issues that could turn into big problems for your wallet if left untreated. Click here to view article. 

Why Mortgages Will Soon Be More Expensive

Homebuyers are in a sudden headwind of rising home prices, mortgage rates and lending limits.  Click here to view.

My December 2013 "Between Friends" newsletter.

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RE/MAX Fit to Sell - Simple Facts to Help Sell Your Home

Are you ready to sell but in need of guidance to make your home stand out to potential buyers? Watch this short clip for answers to the most commonly asked questions sellers have when preparing their home for sale. Click here to view the Re/Max video.

Is Your Home Older Than Its Years?

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Follow these simple steps to ensure everything works smoothly through this time of year.

The holidays can be hard on your home. Follow these simple steps to ensure everything works smoothly through this time of year.  Click here to view.

What are the top features that buyers look for in a new home?

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How about a starring role in your RE/MAX agentís video about your home

Another tip to help sell your home? How about a starring role in your RE/MAX agentís video about the home. You can provide the testimonial someone just might need to move in. Click here to view article.

15 ideas for your next kitchen

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November 2013 #REMAX National Housing Report

From the November 2013 #REMAX National Housing Report Ė Home prices in the U.S. continue to rise and sales remain steady, according to the monthly report that surveys 52 metro markets. Click here to view.

California Association of Realtors' October Home Sales and Price report

California Association of Realtors' October Home Sales and Price report.  Click here to view.

Sellers: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Unexpected

Sellers: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Unexpected. From the #REMAXBlog, Sr. Editor Debbie Ball continues her home-buying journey with some costly curves in the road. You will either empathize, sympathize or learn lessons to help you be more prepared! Click here to view.  

November 2013 "Between Friends" newsletter

My November "Between Friends" newsletter.  Click here to view.

9 tips from the RE/MAX blog to make your move stress-free

Here are 9 tips from the RE/MAX blog to make your move stress-free.  Click here to view. 

Do you really know the difference one energy-efficient light bulb can make

Do you really know the difference one energy-efficient light bulb can make or how much lowering your air conditioner six degrees can make to your cooling bill? This ĎRE/MAX in the Knowí is worth the share! Click here for the full infographic.

AUGUST 2013 "BETWEEN FRIENDS" NEWSLETTER

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July 2013 "Between Friends" newsletter

My July 2013 "Between Friends" newsletter. Click here to access.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FROM MY CLIENT FOR THEIR CONDO IN MONTEREY PARK.

Just closed escrow on 314 South Ynez Avenue Unit 3, Monterey Park. Thank you to my fellow Rotarian for referring Peter and Brian Lee to me. Your referrals are always appreciated. Click here to view the letter of recommendation from my buyer. 

HONORED TO BE CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE 50 FABULOUS WOMEN FOR 2013

It was such an honor to be part of the Magazine's 50 Fabulous Women for 2013.  Congratulations to all the other fabulous women!!  The event at the Pasadena Museum of History was great and the Certificate of Recognition by Carol Liu from the State of California Senate was amazing.  Click here to view the info.

6 Things You Think Add Value To Your Home - But Really Don't.

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18 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home!!!

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My May 2013 "Between Friends" newsletter.

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City of Pasadena Tenant Disclosure of No-Smoking Policy for multi-units housing.

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Call 811 Before You Dig. It's Free - SoCalGas Company

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These Home Theaters have the Wow Factor!!!

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2013 Conference on Aging in Pasadena

Had a great time doing this workshop with Phil Goss and answering the audience's Real Estate questions.

My April 2013 "Between Friends" newsletter.

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LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FROM MY CLIENT ON 69-71 GRACE TERRACE, PASADENA

Here is a letter of recommendation from my client Robert Shirey on my recent closing of 2 units on 69-71 Grace Terrace, Pasadena.  Click here to view.  I am looking forward to providing you the same excellent service to anyone you recommend to me.  Thank you...Sonia

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RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT - MARCH 2013

Home Selling Season Starts Strong, according to RE/MAX National Housing Report.  Click here to view.

RE/MAX CHAIRMAN DAVE LINIGER TALKS HOUSING RECOVERY ISSUES

Dave Liniger talks Housing Recovery issues; mortgage rates, home inventory, and housing headwinds on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell. The RE/MAX Co-Founder and Chairman gives his predictions on where the housing market is headed. Is the housing recovery for real? How long will low mortgage rates last? Find out what this real estate icon thinks will happen next.  Click here to view

Home is Where the Tax Breaks Are: 7 Tips

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top ten remodeling projects that will add value to your home

Looking to make a few home improvements? Let us show you the top ten remodeling projects that will add value to your home. Click here to view.  

'Spring into the Dream'

We're huge fans of this 'Spring into the Dream' Guide from our friends at Homes.com. Need some spring inspiration? Click here to view.

"Decluttering - How to get the help you need."

Have your friends been planning a hoarding intervention? If you're challenged to throw things a way, here's a great article from Houzz to get you on your way to a more spacious home - "Decluttering - How to get the help you need."  Click here to see the article.

In escrow: 69-71 Grace Terrace, Pasadena

In escrow: 69-71 Grace Terrace, Pasadena
We had multiple offers on my listing.  The market has picked up and we are seeing more activity in the area.  If you are thinking about selling, please call me at (626) 536-3135.  Click here to view details about Grace Terrace.

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2013 Re/Max Opening General Session Highlights 40th Anniversary!!!

RE/MAX continues to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with our agents in Las Vegas and around the world. Watch the party with an inspiring Opening General session at the MGM Grand!! Click here to watch.

5 Smart Home Improvements? Think Again!

5 Smart Home Improvements? Think Again! Bob Vila lays out some home improvements that could actually cost you money. Are there any others that you think should be on this list?:  Click here to see the article.

My March 2013 "Between Friends" newsletter

My March 2013 "Between Friends" newsletter. Click here to access.

California Home Prices - A History

Kitchen cabinets making your home feel dated?

Kitchen cabinets making your home feel dated? As Bob Vila points out, it can be expensive to replace them when a couple cans of paint can do the trick! Here are some great examples.  Click here to view.

12 Ways to put your home on an Energy Diet - Today

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The 2013 February RE/MAX National Housing Report

The 2013 February RE/MAX National Housing Report, shows the U.S. recovery continues with sales up 9.1% and prices up 8.0% from January last year. Click here to view.  

Now is the Time to Think Green!!

We know you're environmentally savvy, but have you ever thought how landscaping could cut your electric bills? From the RE/MAX blog, 'Now is the Time to Think Green'.  Click here to view the article.

My February 2013 "Between Friends" newsletter.

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I am a business sponsor at the Pasadena Senior Center. Below is the link to their February newsletter.

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What are the financial implications of transferring home ownership?

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Home Prices poised for growth in 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Out of 100 major metro markets, 82 experienced year-over-year price gains in December. It\'s a significant improvement compared to the 12 markets that saw price gains from the same time last year. What do you expect to happen in your local market in 2013?  Click here to see the article.

Top 10 Housing prediction for 2013 by Dave Liniger of Re/Max.

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"Between Friends" January newsletter

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The Complete Guide to Moving

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Homeowner's Tip Guide by Old Republic Home Protection.

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"Between Friends" December 2012 newsletter

My December 2012 "Between Friends" newsletter.  Click here to access it.

Multiple offers and aggressive bidding create competitive housing market, C.A.R. survey finds.

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Dave Liniger, RE/MAX Chairman, talks housing and economy on CNBC's Power Lunch

RE/MAX Chairman Dave Liniger asks presidential candidates to let housing help the economy on CNBC's Power Lunch - October 26, 2012.  Click here to view the video.

The RE/MAX National Housing Report October 2012

The RE/MAX National Housing Report October 2012: Both home prices and home sales in September continued at levels higher than last year, according to the RE/MAX National Housing report, a survey of MLS data in 52 metro areas. For the eighth consecutive month, Septemberís median home price was higher than the previous year. Median prices rose 7.8% from September 2011.  Click here to see the article.

Home building surges to 4-year high!!!

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"TOP TEN SIGNS YOU ARE BEING SCAMMED"

We know you care about the well-being of your clients, friends, and family -- share this list of "Signs You Are Being Scammed" to help others avoid mortgage fraud.

Secrets of budget-friendly remodeling

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California Association of REALTORS Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young tells us what's in store for the 2013 California housing market.

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Rich northern california techies are going nuts buying Southern california mansions

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Seller, Agents Most Agree on top home improvement projects.

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10 ways to winterize your home ó now

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Southland housing market ends summer with rising prices and sales.

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"Between Friends" October 2012 Newsletter

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business sponsor for the Pasadena Senior Center

I am enjoying being a business sponsor at the Pasadena Senior Center and participating in some of their events. They have great programs and lectures. Please check out their website for upcoming events.  www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org

Check out my Facebook Business Page for videos and articles on Real Estate.

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U.S. home prices make biggest jump in 6 years.

Home prices nationwide posted their largest year-over-year gain since August 2006, according to data provided by CoreLogic in a Los Angeles Times article. While the housing industry is recovering and consumer confidence is up, the job market and overall economy still remain a concern. Click here to view the article.

"Between Friends" September 2012 Newsletter

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Re/Max article about housing recovery

2012 has become the year of the housing recovery. The July RE/MAX National Housing Report follows the trend of every month this year, with increasing sales and increasing prices. July home sales are 10.3% higher than sales last July and year-over-year home sales have now risen for 13 consecutive months.  Click here for the article.

"Between Friends" August 2012 Newsletter

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California Association of Realtors' June sales and price report.

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July 2012 "Between Friends" Newsletter

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Top 10 legal mistakes home sellers make.

June 2012 "Between Friends" Newsletter

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May 2012 Between Friends Newsletter

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! WISH YOU THE VERY BEST FOR THIS YEAR.....Sonia

Your continued support for the last 21 years is very much appreciated.  Looking forward to helping you again in the future.  Best wishes to you and your family.....Sonia

 


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