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Posted on 10/18/2020
What’s the Best Home Improvement for ROI
Photo by Sue Smith via Shutterstock Choosing what to upgrade or fix in, on or around your home can be a complicated process. Changes fall into two categories – things that increase or decrease value (or sale price) and things that increase or decrease salability (or how willing people are to pay full price for it). Before you...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Don't Hesitate to List Your California Luxury Home
If you are on the fence about listing your luxury home in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles or another California city or town, there is no need to worry. In fact, if you plan ahead for the Golden State luxury home selling journey, you may boost the likelihood of enjoying a successful property selling experience. Now, let's take a look...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
How to Beautify Your Garden with These Favorites
Photo by Helga_SM via Shutterstock When you begin to revamp your yard or garden, there comes a time to decide what exactly you’ll be growing. You’ll want plants that are hearty, beautiful and fragrant to grace your yard. Choose Hearty First, you can begin by planting ground-cover roses. These bountiful, low-growing rose varieties can provide plenty of flowers...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Tips for Home Painting
Image by kitzcorner from Shutterstock Don’t underestimate the importance of a fresh coat of paint when it comes to preparing to sell your home. Apart from changing the look of your space, it also adds to the value of your house. Painting can make your home feel brand new and attract the attention of serious buyers. While painting...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
What to Watch Out for When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Photo by Michael Jarmoluk via Pixabay When you’re shopping for a new home, the prospect of a fixer-upper being on the market for an unbeatable price sounds great! There are a few things that should be on your checklist to make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze when purchasing a home. A fixer-upper that needs mainly...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Being Neighborly When a House is for Sale
Photo by Bilanol via Shutterstock You’ve heard all the sayings: “Location, location, location,” and the line in Robert Frost’s poem, “Good fences make good neighbors.” You’ve even made Abraham Lincoln’s saying your motto, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” Yet here you are, trying to sell our home, and the neighbors simply are not...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Sale
Photo by Im3rd Media on Unsplash Selling your home can be a very exciting experience. From house-hunting to packing up your stuff, it can all be a very fun and rewarding process. However, there are some steps that must be taken to ensure you sell your house for the right price. You must understand what your house is...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
3 Calming Destinations Along the California Central Coast
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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Posted on 08/23/2020
Choose the Right Motion Detector Spotlight
Photo by John Paulsen on Unsplash Adding a motion detector light outside your house contributes greatly to your home’s security. Besides being able to clearly see any people or wildlife approaching your home, the sudden flash of a powerful spotlight turning on discourages intruders as they cannot be sure whether the light has a motion detector or was...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
What to Do Before Turning Your Home into a Short-Term Rental
Photo by Arek Socha via Pixabay In a bid to afford homes in high-value areas, many homeowners turn to income from short-term rentals to cover a high mortgage payment. You can benefit from this option with some caveats: Location really matters. A lot. You might advertise your home as near the coast when it’s really 20 miles inland...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second Home
The decision to purchase a second home may be one of the biggest choices you will make in your lifetime. As such, it is important to consider all of the factors associated with a house purchase before you embark on a quest to acquire a second residence. Now, let's take a look at three key factors to evaluate as...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
5 Organization Tools for Buyers and Sellers
Image by edar from Pixabay In today's virtual world, the vast majority of people are using apps and software to stay organized and keep their goals moving forward, including selling or buying a home. Fortunately, there are a ton of great tools available to help you stay on top of your real estate transactions. Here's a quick look...
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