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Keeping Sane During Your Home Search

A shortage of houses for sale has increased competition within the U.S. housing market, while driving the inventory of houses to record-low levels in many cities. So how do you keep your sanity during the search for a new home?

  • Know what you want
  • Know your budget—what down payment can you make? What monthly payment can you afford?
  • Have a list of must-have features—Don’t settle for a property you are not sure of.
  • Remember there are pros and cons to each property
  • Don’t get mentally attached to a new home until the keys are in your hands.
  • If you lose out on a house, allow yourself to be upset for 20 minutes, then move on.
  • The right house will come along.
  • Listen to your Realtor.
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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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