Homes & Properties
These are homes and properties that I have been involved in the buying, selling or property management of. They are here to represent the depth and breadth of my experience in real estate in the various communities.
This does not, yet, represent all of the properties and transactions I have been a part of.
As a home owner, you can add value to a property through making upgrades to the home, like new kitchen counter tops, cabinets and flooring. You could also add to that crown moldings, upgraded bathrooms and new vinyl windows. But what if your home is undersized or doesn’t have the bedroom count needed to support…Read More
I love getting feedback for the effort that I put out. Even the difficult ones are good simply because it gives me the opportunity to grow and learn. When you are serious about standing out amongst the competition, it is essential to learn from the good and the bad. It also gives you the opportunity…Read More
Real estate syndication is an effective way for investors to pool their financial and intellectual resources to invest in properties and projects much bigger than they could afford or manage on their own. Although real estate syndication has been around for decades, until recently and before the advent of crowdfunding, syndicated investments were difficult for…Read More
I Just obtained my own real estate search app a few weeks ago to give my clients a tool that allows them a real time GPS guided ability to search around them. The Michael Rains Real Estate App gives them flexibility in search parameters while getting real time information for open houses, price changes and…Read More
Staging is one of those expenses that a seller tends to shy away from. It is understandable to a degree, however in many cases it would cost less to do staging at $3000-$5000 or in larger homes more, than it would be to do a $10,000 price reduction of the home to get it sold!…Read More
Like most places there are fun things to do for all ages and events that are exciting. Huntington Beach has lots to offer in that category. From surf contests, volleyball to lots of food, which I think could be a sport of its own, wouldn’t you agree?go to https://www.huntingtonbeachevents.com/ to find out more of what…Read More
Year-round wildlife includes saltmarsh plants, egrets and herons, horn snails and crabs, with the occasional sightings of White Pelicans, Peregrine Falcon, and Northern Harrier. The winter months (especially November through March) offer high concentrations of migratory waterfowl and shorebirds such as Northern Pintails, Western Grebes, Willets, Marbled Godwits, Western Sandpipers, and many more. Up to…Read More
Pacific City was the original name of the early oceanfront village that would eventually become known as Huntington Beach. We loved the name, and we loved the opportunity that came along with it – to take a 31-acre piece of land fronting Pacific Coast Highway, situated across from the iconic Huntington Beach Pier and Time…Read More