How Xeriscaping Helps Save Water and Money!

July 1, 2019

Xeriscape Garden Modern House Woodland Hills CA The “green movement” saw the creation of all sorts of creative and technologically groundbreaking ways to make your home more energy efficient and environmentally aware. But if you’re still looking for ways to make your home more eco-friendly, here’s an inexpensive, no-brainer solution to greening your home: xeriscaping. […]


Foreclosure: The Risks of Inaction and How to Avoid Them

June 3, 2019

When facing foreclosure, some people become complacent. Well aware that they are going to lose the house, they continue to hanging around, not willing to change their actions or circumstances. Essentially they’re just going to let it happen. Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a similar situation. From the outside looking in, it may be difficult […]


Divorce: What Happens to Shared Property?

May 27, 2019

Divorces are rarely easy, and very few end with zero disputes over major assets. For most relationships, the biggest shared assets are related to real estate. Whether the marital home or investment property, those going through divorce often want to know, “what happens to real estate in a divorce?” Date Property Purchased and Use During […]


Spring Cleaning Made Simple

May 13, 2019

Does the very thought of spring cleaning make you cringe, wanting to give up before you’ve even started? Not unlike New Year’s resolutions, spring cleaning seems to be ridiculously short lived? Let’s be honest, despite our best intentions how long does it really last?  A week or two at best? The key to a successful […]


Real Estate Investing Rumors – Debunked!

April 29, 2019

I am always surprised how utterly uninformed the general public is about real estate investing and what it means to be a real estate investor. Some people have seen negative or distorted stereotypes from television shows about home flippers and landlords, and they believe that all real estate investors are just like the ones on the shows. […]


Why Real Estate Investors Make Great Clients For Agents

April 22, 2019

Are you wondering what the best clients to work with are to advance your real estate career? There are many different career opportunities in real estate. While some real estate agents and brokers prefer to work with homebuyers, others decide to specialize in working with property investors. Both niches have their advantages and disadvantages, but […]


The Best Flooring Options to Replace Pet-Damaged Carpets

April 15, 2019

As a pet owner you know that accidents happen. There are a variety of reasons why our four-legged friends do their business or act out inside the house and on the floor. Maybe they’re marking their territory, or their anxiety may be manifesting in their clawing at the carpet. However, your home is probably your […]


Welcome (Or Not)! Here They Come.

April 8, 2019

We at Smart Choice know just how fun it can be to personalize a home. One of the first things a guest will see is a welcome mat. This seemingly insignificant rectangle can really set the mood for the home. Check out our list of The Most Entertaining Welcome (or unwelcome) Mats. We’re sure you’d […]


6 Great Reasons to Sell Your Rental Property

April 1, 2019

It’s not uncommon to hear landlords speak of the day they’ll eventually sell their rental properties. It’s spoken of as an inevitability, but there are no laws requiring the eventual sale of an investment property. As long as the property is bringing in cash flow, primary or supplemental income; a rental property can support the […]


Vintage, But New: How to Give Old Furniture a Fresh New Look

March 25, 2019

When it comes to furnishing your home, you don’t have to visit a pricey furniture store. You may find that the perfect pieces come at very affordable rates and just require a little elbow grease. When you give vintage furniture a new makeover, you can choose the exact colors and finishes that you want, and […]