Family Events in the Ventura & LA Counties

Yeah, we know it’s not really summer anymore… but it sure feels like it still! Beat the heat with our fun, cheap (mostly free!) ideas for things to do! Click on the image below to download a printable, clickable calendar of all the events happening in the Ventura and Los Angeles counties during the month of September. Whether you bring the whole family or plan a date night, you’re guaranteed to have a good time at any one of these events!


September 2017

How To Drastically Increase Your Home’s Value (For Under $1,000!)

Click the image below to open our free, comprehensive guide to drastically increasing your home’s value (for under $1,000)! Whether you’ve just decided to put your house on the market or want to give your space a makeover that will also boost your value, the team here at NextHome Element Realty has compiled our favorite, most effective tips for increasing your home’s value- and you can do it all without breaking the bank! Take one or multiple ideas, get your DIY side ready, and let’s go!

Feel free to download the guide and share it with family and friends. Then, leave us a comment to let us know which project you tried and how it worked- and follow us on Pinterest!



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Simple Recipes (For When Your Entire Life Is In Boxes)

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When your entire kitchen is in boxes and you’ve been dining out for a month, the most novel thing you can do is use your own kitchen. But, when you’re in between a move you need something that will taste amazing, be easy, and not need a lot of prep and/or ingredients. We’ve compiled some of the most “low-maintenance” recipes we could find, and curated a collection just for you!

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The Secret of SoCal’s Smartest Homeowners

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– maybe it’s not a secret anymore, but you’d still be shocked by how many homeowners don’t have proper homeowner’s insurance. Fortunately, it’s become standard operating procedure for obtaining mortgages. Your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll make in your life- so wouldn’t you want some protection for it? Chances are, your standard policy will include wind, hail, fire, and theft- mostly for things that would occur suddenly and be accidental. However, a sudden roof collapse from old age would likely not be covered. Then what?

The most common mistake homeowners make when purchasing insurance is not knowing exactly what their policy covers. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, one third of homeowners believe flood damage will be covered by their standard policy. Over half think their policy covers them in the event of a water line break.

Thirty-five percent say they will be compensated for an earthquake, and a slightly lesser proportion thinks mold is covered. The U.S. National Earthquake Information Center estimates that each year, California generally gets two or three earthquakes large enough to cause moderate damage to structures (magnitude 5.5 and higher). Why take chances on the most important thing you own?

This is also why it’s important to shop around for insurance providers before settling with a policy. You want someone honest, thorough, and well-educated about the area. At NextHome Element Realty, we recommend Jill Mongeon Insurance Agency to our clients for these exact reasons. The local agency represents Farmers Insurance and is operated by a mother/daughter team who understand how important protecting your loved ones is. They are a full-service agency, meaning they’ll personally sit down with you and help figure out the perfect coverage before putting together options that fit your concerns, needs, and budget.

We want all of our clients to have peace of mind and an amazing experience, which is why we only recommend the best: we trust them because our realtors use them for their own homes. When you’re with us, you’re protected. Yours is the only element that matters