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California: Central Coast Destinations
Posted on 01/26/2020
California: Central Coast Destinations
Photo by DomCarver via PixabayThe central coast of California doesn't always get the credit it deserves, especially when it's sandwiched between the likes of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. But while the beach communities may not have the same amenities as their more famous counterparts, they are every bit as destination-worthy. Here are just three picks...
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Should You Create a Homebuying Budget?
Posted on 01/19/2020
Should You Create a Homebuying Budget?
A homebuying budget can make a world of difference, particularly for those who want to streamline a house search. If you have a budget at your disposal, you will know approximately how much you can spend on a residence. Then, you can narrow your house search accordingly. Establishing a homebuying budget can be simple. Now, let's take a look...
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Tips for Home Sellers: Maximize Your Time and Resources
Posted on 01/12/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: Maximize Your Time and Resources
In some instances, a home seller has limited time and resources to list his or her house and promote it to prospective buyers. Fortunately, there are many ways for a seller to make the most of his or her time and resources throughout the property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a house...
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Pros & Cons of "Subject-to" Real Estate
Posted on 01/05/2020
Pros & Cons of "Subject-to" Real Estate
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When you're considering buying real estate as an investment, it's a good idea to weigh the pros and cons. That's especially important with "subject-to" real estate, because there can be risks and rewards with this type of property that are different from traditional purchases. Here's what you should be considering, before you...
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Is It Worth Your Time to Invest in Home Improvements?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Is It Worth Your Time to Invest in Home Improvements?
For a home seller who wants to maximize his or her house sale earnings, it may be beneficial to invest in property improvements. In fact, there are many reasons why now may be a good time to perform property upgrades. These reasons include: 1. You can make your house an attractive option to prospective buyers. As a home seller,...
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How-To: Giving Your Old Fence a Face-Lift
Posted on 12/22/2019
How-To: Giving Your Old Fence a Face-Lift
Photo by Atner Yegorov via Pixabay Do you have an old fence that has good bones but nonetheless is detracting from the overall aesthetic of your outdoor living space? If so, consider giving the fence a facelift rather than tearing it down and replacing it with a brand-new version. You don't have to be a professional fence contractor...
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How to Detect a Housing Bubble
Posted on 12/15/2019
How to Detect a Housing Bubble
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayCalifornia has been experiencing quite a demand for its housing in the last few years, with seemingly no community left behind. Understandably, this can make buyers nervous that they're going to buy at the top of the bubble only to see it burst a few years after they move in. We'll give you...
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Offer Competition: Why Your Dream Home is Getting So Much Attention
Posted on 12/08/2019
Offer Competition: Why Your Dream Home is Getting So Much Attention
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock Months of searching, attending open houses, and viewing available homes finally paid off. You’ve found the perfect property in the perfect neighborhood for the perfect price. You’re ready to make an offer. Then, it happens, you get the dreaded call from your agent telling you there are multiple offers on the property. How...
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Advice for Homebuyers: Purchase a House for the Ideal Price
Posted on 12/01/2019
Advice for Homebuyers: Purchase a House for the Ideal Price
If you want to buy your dream house in the near future, you likely will need to put together a competitive offer to purchase. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an immediate "Yes" from a property seller after you submit your homebuying proposal. Ultimately, it helps to know what differentiates a competitive homebuying proposal from a...
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Homebuying Tips: Monitor the Housing Market
Posted on 11/24/2019
Homebuying Tips: Monitor the Housing Market
If you want to purchase your dream house at a great price, you should monitor the real estate sector closely. That way, you can identify housing market patterns and trends and map out your homebuying journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you track the housing market so you can speed up your home...
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Home Security Tips for Keeping Your New House Safe
Posted on 11/17/2019
Home Security Tips for Keeping Your New House Safe
Many are often overwhelmed by the situations that come with moving such as stress and the need to adjust to a new environment. In this excitement, it is easy to divert attention from the security of the house to other things. You are probably saying 'It is a new home and should be safe by default.' The truth...
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Apps To Monitor Your Energy Usage
Posted on 11/10/2019
Apps To Monitor Your Energy Usage
There are apps for tracking your data usage. There are apps for monitoring your credit. Are there apps that can monitor energy usage? Yes, there are! Moreover, the great thing about these apps is that they are free! Here are the best apps you can use to monitor your energy usage: Simply Energy For users of Simply Energy...
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