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Posted on 07/12/2020
Easy Ways to Display Plants at Home
Photo by Chantal DeGaust on Unsplash You can never have too many plants inside your home. Indoor plants can help boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. But being a plant parent means finding the right ways to display your flora so they can grow and thrive in any space. We’re going to dive into several different ways...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Remodeling: How to Get Started
Starting a new renovation project can be overwhelming. Of course, there are tons of details to consider, so you might find yourself at a loss when it comes to visualizing your end product. Before you begin your remodeling project, you need to have an idea of how you want the result to look. To make it easy for...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
What are the Benefits of a Large Home?
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Why Should a Buyer Purchase Your California Luxury House?
As a California luxury home seller, it is important to make your residence an appealing option to buyers. If you understand how to promote your Golden State luxury house to buyers, you could reap the benefits of a seamless home selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you garner buyers' interest in your California...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Reasons to Live on a Corner Lot
Photo by Kaboompics.com via Pexels Since they see a lot more traffic than their inset counterparts, homes on the corner lot receive a lot of flak. As a result of these rumors, homebuyers might feel their hopes fall as they encounter the otherwise perfect house situated on these open properties. Much to their relief, however, many find that...
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Posted on 06/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 4575 Alice St, San Diego, CA 92115
Located in the desirable El Cerrito community, this 1939-built home is in a serene quiet setting. The large living room with wood burning fireplace and built in shelving provides a warm and welcoming setting for entertaining. The kitchen includes a granite-topped island, stainless steel appliances, a prep sink with SS counter-top with ample counter and storage. Recessed lighting throughout the home. Beautiful original hardwood flooring. Recently installed central air and heat. Epoxy flooring in garage. Located in the desirable El Cerrito community, this 1939-built house is in a serene quiet setting. U-shaped house has both a private side...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Walls: Preparing to Paint after Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has fallen...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Adding Some Extra Warmth to Your Luxury Bathroom
Photo by banksy07 via Pixabay Adding some extra warmth to your bathrooms boosts your home value while also ensuring that you’ll have a well-heated and comfortable environment for bathing and showering during winter. With these heating options, you can warm up your bathrooms as needed without having to turn up your thermostat, causing your furnace to run more...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
How to Prepare Your Credit Before Your Home Search
Photo by bongkarn thanyakij from Pexels Shopping for a new home should be an exciting experience, but if you are unsure of where you stand with your credit, it can be a little nerve-wracking. Having good credit will not only help you to secure more favorable interest rates for your mortgage, but it can also help you to...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Multigenerational Properties Are in High Demand
Image by giselaatje from Pixabay Multigenerational properties have seen a demand spike recently, giving sellers a reason to sit up and take notice. As family dynamics shift and the economy rises and falls, property owners need to pay attention to who's buying what. We'll look at what constitutes a multigenerational property and which ones are seeing the most...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
How Conforming Loan Limit Increase Affects the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 05/07/2020
4575 Alice St, San Diego, CA 92115 is now new to the market!
Located in the desirable El Cerrito community, this 1939-built home is in a serene quiet setting. The large living room with wood burning fireplace and built in shelving provides a warm and welcoming setting for entertaining. The kitchen includes a granite-topped island, stainless steel appliances, a prep sink with SS counter-top with ample counter and storage. Recessed lighting throughout the home. Beautiful original hardwood flooring. Recently installed central air and heat. Epoxy flooring in garage. Located in the desirable El Cerrito community, this 1939-built house is in a serene quiet setting. U-shaped house has both a private side...
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