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Should Buying a California Residence Home Be a Top Priority?
Posted on 02/23/2020
Should Buying a California Residence Home Be a Top Priority?
Buying a luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or any other California city or town delivers a number of benefits. In fact, there are many reasons why buying a Golden State luxury house should be a top priority, and these include: 1. You can enjoy convenient access to all that California has to offer. There is no shortage of...
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How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean with Little Effort
Posted on 02/16/2020
How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean with Little Effort
Photo by Mabel Amber via Pixabay You can walk into some folk’s homes and feel the chaos, while in other homes, all you see is clean. There must be a secret to keeping a house picked up without the aid of a housekeeper, right? Right! People whose homes always appear tidy have habits that keep them that way....
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Tips on Painting a Wall After Removing Wood Paneling
Posted on 02/09/2020
Tips on Painting a Wall After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Prawny via Pixabay Circa 1965, having beautiful wood paneling was the envy of the neighborhood. It was like bringing the outdoors in. But 50-60 years later, it usually just makes a room seem dark and dated unless you live in a log cabin. In most cases, you can remove the paneling and paint the drywall underneath....
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Another Property Sold - 1725 Crestview Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Posted on 02/06/2020
Another Property Sold - 1725 Crestview Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Welcome to this 3,514 sq ft 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home on its enormous 9,800 sq ft lot. Experience Crestview living, overlooking the GumGrove nature area, large Eucalyptus trees surrounding your yard, with no neighbor directly behind you. Downstairs, this home features beautiful tall vaulted ceilings in the living room, a large dining room, a long open kitchen with an abundance of cabinets and granite counters, a full bathroom and a large family room. From the living space, two sets of french doors open up to the spacious and lush backyard where you can enjoy the spa, large spaces and playground. A generous hillside is available for...
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Key Differences and Terms: Property Insurance vs Homeowners' Insurance
Posted on 02/02/2020
Key Differences and Terms: Property Insurance vs Homeowners' Insurance
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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Garden DIY: How to Build a Rolling Plant Caddy
Posted on 01/26/2020
Garden DIY: How to Build a Rolling Plant Caddy
Photo by Huy Phan from Pexels Plants and flower pots can be heavy items to move around. The good news is you can eliminate the trouble with a rolling plant caddy. You can build one yourself using rustic wood or precut pieces from your local home store. Stability is the key here. Plan to build the caddy large...
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Tips for House Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Posted on 01/19/2020
Tips for House Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Home sellers sometimes struggle to stir up interest in their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help your residence capture buyers' attention, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing should engage and inform buyers. Otherwise, an ineffective listing may make it tough for a seller to effectively promote his or...
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Home Security Tips for House Showings
Posted on 01/12/2020
Home Security Tips for House Showings
Photo by Gino Crescoli via PixabayIf a stranger were to knock on your door and ask to come in, you’d likely say no. Yet when you’re showing your house, this is exactly what you’re doing. You’ll let stranger after stranger come in to tour the home and see if it’s a good fit for their needs. So how...
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Closing on Your Home Sale
Posted on 01/05/2020
Closing on Your Home Sale
Selling a home takes patience. Especially when you’re balancing your time between settling into your new home, and keeping up with your work and family life. So, when you’ve finally gotten to the point of accepting an offer on your home, you’ll probably breathe a sigh of relief--and you should! However, there are still a few more things that...
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How to Become a Persistent Home Seller
Posted on 12/29/2019
How to Become a Persistent Home Seller
Persistence may prove to be exceedingly important to a home seller. In fact, a persistent home seller may be better equipped than others to reap the benefits of a fast, profitable property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you become a persistent home seller. 1. Analyze the Real Estate Market Persistence and confidence...
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FAQ: VA Loans
Posted on 12/22/2019
FAQ: VA Loans
We all know that buying a home is expensive. For first-time buyers who don’t have the luxury of equity for a down payment, it can be difficult to find a way to finance your home without taking on a huge interest rate and mortgage insurance.Fortunately, loan programs like those offered by the U.S. Veterans Affairs can be a godsend....
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DIY: Multifaceted Potting Bench
Posted on 12/15/2019
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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