Nicole Glazer McKee

(949) 636-3659
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25950 Acero St, Suite 100
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

24851 Del Prado Ave
Dana Point, CA 92629

Secret Bookcase Doors Provide Privacy, Extra Storage, & Excitement

Look at the doors inside your home. What do you see? If they’re just standard doors, you may be missing an exciting opportunity.

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Hidden bookcase doors have become a popular way to add extra storage to a home. In addition to giving extra space for storing knickknacks and books, these doors also conceal the room or closet behind it and add to your décor.

Why Did Your Credit Score Suddenly Plummet?

Last time you checked, your credit score was 700. Upon a subsequent check only a few weeks later, you realize that it’s dropped to 675. What gives?

When it comes to credit scores, a host of different factors could be at play in a sudden reduction.

No Front Porch? 5 Easy Ways to Make Your Front Door More Inviting

The concept of the “front porch” seems to have vanished in favor of back yard Shangri-las. Instead of sipping lemonade in rocking chairs on a warm summer’s evening, homeowners now retire to back decks and patios, where they have privacy.

As a result, homebuilders have tossed aside the front porch concept in favor of stoops and landings designed for receiving packages and shooing away solicitors.

6 Reasons to Avoid the "For Sale By Owner" Route

There’s usually only one reason why home sellers choose not to hire a real estate agent: they don’t want to pay money towards commission.

In their minds, they get to keep the money they otherwise would have paid for these services.…

Need a Handyman? 3 Easy to Use Resources for Your Home Improvement Projects

After living in a home for awhile you’ll inevitably need to do renovations to upgrade outdated spaces or fix internal or external issues. Whether an area of your house has fallen into disrepair, you need more storage, or you just want to make your living space more contemporary, simple and quick remodeling projects are a great way to make your home more enjoyable.…

Home Appraisal Lower Than Expected? Your Next Steps

You’ve settled on an asking price for the home you want, and now you’ve turned your attention to getting financing for it. While you might think everything’s done, keep in mind that what you agreed to pay for the home won’t necessarily align with what the appraiser values it at.…

New Home Buyer? 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Buying a house is a huge financial step, and is one you need to take with careful consideration. It’s the quintessential American dream, but can quickly turn into a nightmare if you don’t do your due diligence. Typically, it’s new home buyers that tend to experience the worst nightmares because they simply overlook the fine print.…

How Homeowners Associations Can Affect Your Long-Term Expenses

Every home comes with extra costs, like property taxes, insurance, and maintenance fees. But when you buy into a condominium, townhouse complex, or gated community that’s governed by a homeowners association (HOA), you and other residents are also financially responsible for maintaining the common areas.…

Just Moved In? 4 Tips to Make Unpacking As Painless As Possible

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, the experience seems to be equally stressful. As difficult as packing and dealing with utility companies are, though, one of the biggest challenges is living for weeks while surrounded by boxes.

When you’re standing in the center of your house, surrounded by boxes, it can feel extremely overwhelming.…

Building Your Home From Scratch Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

Many people quash their dreams of building their own homes simply because they believe they can’t afford to do so. While it’s true that building a custom home can be pricey and generally more expensive than just buying from a builder in a subdivision, there are a bunch of ways that you can shave off a few bucks here and there to make the entire process a lot more affordable.…

3 Unique Ways to Decorate Your Walls

As you’re decorating your house, you may spend an inordinate amount of time choosing furniture and area rugs, as well as painting your walls the latest popular colors. But as you look around your rooms, you’ll undoubtedly notice something’s missing, but you can’t quite put your finger on what that something is.…

Is Now the Right Time to Buy? Yes, and Here’s Why

While certain buying decisions can be made on a whim, others require careful consideration. The decision to buy a home is a big one, and is likely the biggest expenditure you’ll ever make in your entire life.

While there are several factors you need to consider before pouncing on a property, now just might be the perfect time to buy – as long as all your ducks are in a row.…

Awesome Kitchen Backsplashes That Fit Your Budget

You’ve installed your cabinets, countertops, and appliances in your newly remodeled kitchen. To round things off and add an dash of ‘oomph’ to your kitchen, install a custom DIY backsplash.

When it comes to this area above the countertops, there are a variety of methods and ideas you can employ, all of which are affordable and easy to install.…

How Can You Tell if This is the Right Neighborhood For You?

Location, location, location. It’s the crux of real estate. But when it comes to buying a home in a new neighborhood, there are other factors to consider in addition to the location itself.

If you’re planning on sticking around your new neighborhood for the long haul, or want to raise a family in a good area, you’d be well-advised to do some homework and research on the community you’re contemplating.…

Don’t Have Liquid Cash For a Down Payment? You Can Still Buy Your Dream House!

When it comes to buying a house, coming up with a big chunk of cash in the form of a down payment is typically the biggest obstacle.

Buyers will usually be advised to put a down payment of 20% on a home because mortgage insurance will need to be tacked onto a mortgage if it’s any less.…

How to Sell Your Family Home Amidst a Messy Divorce

Divorce sucks. Plain and simple. Included in all the issues that need to be sorted out in the dissolution of a marriage is the family home. Even if the love between you and your estranged spouse has disappeared, your mortgage remains.…

How to Move Your Pots and Pans to the Ceiling Without Sacrificing Your Décor

Kitchens never seem to have enough storage, especially with pots and pans taking up so much room. In recent years, though, homeowners have realized they don’t have to store their pots and pans in a cabinet or a drawer under the oven.…

5 Ways to Make Your Cookie-Cutter Home More Unique

Newly built homes certainly offer all the convenient amenities a home owner could want, but they just lack that old-world charm that typically comes with older homes. But all is not lost. There are a number of ways to tweak your home’s interior so it doesn’t look like every other cookie cutter home on the block.…

7 Tax Write-Offs for Landlords to Tap Into

Who wants to pay more taxes than they already have to? No one. Yet thousands of landlords are dishing out more money towards taxes on their rental properties than necessary.

The truth is, there are all sorts of tax deductions available for landlords with rental properties.…

3 Gadgets That Make Keeping Your House Clean Easier

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Despite our many technological advancements, keeping the house clean still requires some serious manual labor. Toilets, sinks, and showers don’t clean themselves and dust builds up on furniture no matter how pure our air is. Fortunately, there are a few tech gadgets you can buy that will allow you to keep your spaces clean with minimal effort.…

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