Author - Caitlin Murphy

Black Friday of Real Estate

Black Friday of Real Estate | blog.phmc.com

Its ¬†about that time of the year, bargain shoppers! Get¬†your holiday wish lists ready for one of the best days for deal busters:¬†BLACK FRIDAY! What some aspiring home buyers don’t know, is that there’s a “Black Friday of real estate” (and when you’d least expect it too!) Those chilly winter months, when most people...

$400.00 Above Water

$400.00 ABove Water | blog.phmc.com

Life happens. When it does, it’s costly and often more than we can afford. In fact, a 2014 report by the Federal Reserve, revealed¬†47% of Americans would not have the funds on hand to pay for an unexpected,¬†$400 financial hardship.¬†For those Americans who drive¬†the same beat-up car, avoid medical or dental treatment, sacrifice family...

Thank you Today & Everyday, Gene O’Brien Sr.!

Thank you Today and Everyday | blog.phmc.com

Please help us take a moment to recognize another Platinum employee that fought for freedom in the long, and costly,¬†Vietnam War. Thank you for your service, Gene O’Brien, Sr.! Served in the Air Force Stationed at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas Sergeant with the 474th Combat Group , Tactical Air Command We took care of F-4 Fighters, F-105...

A Special Thank you to the Flores Family

A Special Thank you to the Flores Family | blog.phmc.com

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Platinum Home Mortgage wanted to recognize and thank an¬†employee’s family who served our country.¬†Please help us thank, our very own,¬†Estela Flores‘s son and daughter for fighting for our freedom! Eduardo Flores: Unites States Marine Corps Recruited right out of high school, served from 1997 to...

What’s Lurking Inside your Home?

What's Lurking in your Home? | blog.phmc.com

Did you know that indoor air is typically 2-5 times more polluted¬†¬†than outdoor air?¬†The average¬†home¬†contains 500-1,000 chemicals, many of which you are unable to see, smell or taste. Majority of these toxins, YOU¬†bring into your home unintentionally. 6 ways to detox your home:   1. Leave dirt & harmful chemicals at the...

The Home App that Does it All

The Home App that Does it All | blog.phmc.com

Remember the time you left your house and couldn’t remember if you closed the garage? Oh, you mean… that happens every morning? Well, there’s an app for that! Now you can handle¬†life’s curve balls with the new iOS 10 Home app released by Apple.¬†Whether you’re working late on your next big project, rushing to get the...

Niche’s 2016 Best Suburbs to Buy a Home

Niche's 2016 Best Suburbs to Buy a Home | blog.phmc.com

MILLENNIALS: Is it true?!¬† Say it for yourself by taking the poll below: Did you say yes to the burbs? These 11 suburbs have everything you want and need, from affordability to the perfect place to raise a family. Scroll and click each image for details on some of 2016’s best suburbs to purchase your next home! See below to find out how...

Shop Here to Transform your Empty Nest!

Shop Here to Transform your Empty Nest | blog.phmc.com

Are you suffering from¬†empty nest syndrome? We‚Äôve got just the cure—shop below and move on!¬† Instead of sulking in the “once-your-baby‚Äôs” bedroom, take advantage of your freedom and transform your extra space how YOU want. Guest Bedroom Game Room Sports Center Arts & Crafts Room Mini gym Mini library Home...

Buried Alive in my Own Home

Buried Alive in my Own Home | blog.phmc.com

‚ÄúI’m burying myself alive in my own home. My spouse is threatening to leave me. My children will not invite friends over. My family is embarrassed of me… Do they even know that I need all of these things?¬†Clothes, books, future Christmas presents I found at discount in the off season, 10 bottles of laundry detergent because Costco...

From the Garden to the Table

From the Garden to the Table | blog.phmc.com

There’s more growing in your home than you think. Equity? Maybe even a family? How about fresh organic veggies? A wide array of information tells us that locally grown, organic produce is a healthier choice to feed ourselves and our family, as 600 active chemicals are registered for agricultural use in America. After discovering the ugly truth...

Glenview – Oakland, CA: A Lazy Slice of Cali

Glenview - Oakland CA

Described as a ‚Äúlazy slice of California,‚ÄĚ is a lovely neighborhood of bungalows. Glenview‘s¬†residents escape the hustle and bustle of city life by relaxing at some of the main strip‚Äôs, Park Boulevard, delicious dining options or a lazy stroll through the many manicured gardens. Not to mention you still get to speed it up if you like...

Roosevelt – Seattle, WA: A Gem in the Emerald City

Roosevelt - Seattle, Washington

There’s more to Seattle than a good cup of coffee. Named after Theodore Roosevelt, this peppy neighborhood, is one of the many perks of Seattle life. The Roosevelt neighborhood is green with plant life and parks but also has a lively business district and plenty of boutique shops, restaurants, and other amenities close by. It’s great to enjoy...

Ukrainian Village – Chicago, IL: An Ideal Location

Ukrainian Village - Chicago IL

Character, charm, affordability? What more would you want in a neighborhood? You can find it all in Ukrainian Village! Ukrainian Village was reported as the number one hottest neighborhood of 2016 for its many perks: less dense of a population, affordability compared to other hot neighborhoods, accessibility to public transportation, beautiful...

El Camino Real – Irvine, CA: A True Keeper

El Camino Real - Irvine CA

‚Äú‚ÄėNobody sells in that area if they‚Äôre happy,‚Äô‚ÄĚ said Kim O‚ÄôHare, a Redfin agent. ‚ÄúBecause of that, buyers will grab even a home that needs work.‚ÄĚ El Camino Real is considered an older stretch of Irvine, but that isn‚Äôt stopping the neighborhood‚Äôs market to heat up over the past few years. How is an older part of Irvine so hot...

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