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Helpful Tips for Every Homeowner

The Olsen Team is the best in Lamorinda.  With decades of experience and hundreds of transactions in the books, we have plenty of valuable tips and insight for Lamorinda buyers and sellers.

Stop the Junk Mail

I hate junk mail!  That is why I went to the trouble to clear my own kitchen counters and lighten the load on my recycling bin. I am sharing what I learned (and did) with you – so that you may similarly benefit.

Borax Ant Killer

Ants are a common (and very frustrating) problem in Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga and the surrounding communities – particularly when the soil is very dry or very wet. We have found this recipe for home made ant bait to be very effective against all types of ants – the ones that like sweet, and the ones the like grease/oil.

Relocation Done Right

The Olsen Team understands the stress of buying in a new and unfamiliar community, sometimes without having days or weeks to think about it before making an offer. Read on to find out how The Olsen Team makes the transition a smooth one for buyers who are new to Lamorinda.

12 Tips for Holiday Home Safety

The holidays invite all sorts of fun activity, from lighting candles to hanging fresh greens and stringing lights. As you’re sprucing up your home this season, keep an eye out for these common holiday trip-ups, fire hazards, and other safety snafus.

Fall Household Tips

Fall is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big difference for you and your home. Most of the tasks listed here are well with-in the average person’s ability. But even if you choose to have a professional handle them, it’s worth the expense. You’ll save money — and maybe even your life.