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Bring Your A-Game to the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 02/16/2020
Bring Your A-Game to the Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be long and arduous, regardless of whether you're pursuing a house for the first time. However, if you bring your A-game to the homebuying journey, you can speed up the process of finding and acquiring your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you bring your A-game to the homebuying...
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Open Houses: Everything That Buyers Need to Know
Posted on 02/09/2020
Open Houses: Everything That Buyers Need to Know
An open house may prove to be exceedingly important, particularly for a buyer who plans ahead and makes the most of this opportunity. Because if a buyer enters an open house with a plan in hand, he or she can gain the necessary insights to determine whether to set up a home showing or consider other residences. Now, let's...
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How Do Buyers Feel After They View Your Residence?
Posted on 02/02/2020
How Do Buyers Feel After They View Your Residence?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to ensure your residence makes a positive impression on buyers. Because if your residence fails to impress buyers during a showing or open house, your home may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do...
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Smart Home Innovations
Posted on 01/26/2020
Smart Home Innovations
Image by REDPIXEL.PL from Shutterstock With each passing day, more advancement in technology hits the market. Innovations are springing up to simplify life in all areas of the home. Technology has always made home life easier for people from washing machines to take care of your laundry to dishwashers to clean your dishes. Now, new inventions have reached...
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Reasons to Buy a Small Town Home
Posted on 01/19/2020
Reasons to Buy a Small Town Home
For those who are on the lookout for a great house, it may be beneficial to explore homes in small towns. In fact, there are many reasons to pursue a small town residence, and these include: 1. You can avoid the hustle and bustle of big city living. Purchasing a house in the city may prove to be difficult....
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What You Should Know About Property Tax Caps in California
Posted on 01/12/2020
What You Should Know About Property Tax Caps in California
Photo by Edar via PixabayProperty taxes in California have been a much-debated issue in the state. Communities want to raise money for schools, community spaces, and infrastructure projects, but lawmakers also don't want to drive away homebuyers and investors, either. The state does have property tax caps to protect owners, but there's a little more to the story...
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DIY: Multifaceted Potting Bench
Posted on 01/05/2020
DIY: Multifaceted Potting Bench
Photo by Neslihan Gunaydin on Unsplash If you're like most homeowners who enjoy cultivating an attractive yard and garden space and perhaps even providing some tasty treats for the family table, you probably appreciate tools and amenities designed to make your gardening chores easier and more enjoyable. Many home gardeners make do with whatever available surfaces that happen...
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How to Avoid a Homebuying Crisis
Posted on 12/29/2019
How to Avoid a Homebuying Crisis
The homebuying journey should be fast and seamless, but problems may arise that prevent you from accomplishing your desired goals. For example, if a buyer with a poor credit score fails to get financing before submitting an offer to purchase a house, this individual may struggle to acquire his or her dream residence. Or, if a buyer fails to...
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The Importance of Knowing Your Home's Market Value
Posted on 12/22/2019
The Importance of Knowing Your Home's Market Value
There is a science to selling your home at the best price and within the shortest period of time, but it's not always an exact science! Although you can't control market conditions, seasonal fluctuations, or the condition of your neighbors' property, you are still in the driver's seat when it comes to pricing, curb appeal, and the interior condition...
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Invest or Pay Down Your Mortgage Quicker - Which is Better?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Invest or Pay Down Your Mortgage Quicker - Which is Better?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Another Property Sold - 4404 Arizona St, San Diego, CA 92116
Posted on 12/10/2019
Another Property Sold - 4404 Arizona St, San Diego, CA 92116
Beautiful 2 Bedroom/ 1 Bath home located on a 4647 Square Foot corner lot in University Heights. The open floor concept is great for entertaining. The updated kitchen opens up to the dining and living area. The minute you walk in the door, you feel at home. The living room features a gas burning fireplace. The master bedroom has an additional 7 x 8 room off of it. This room is perfect for an office or nursery. The bathroom remodeled this year has a large walk in shower. Detached 2 car...
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Homeownership Costs: More than a Mortgage
Posted on 12/08/2019
Homeownership Costs: More than a Mortgage
Image by Have a Nice Day Photo from Shutterstock The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers...
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