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Avoid Surprises When Picking Home Contractors
Posted on 10/20/2019
Avoid Surprises When Picking Home Contractors
If you've ever experienced the frustration of paying more than necessary for home repairs, remodeling, or upgrades, you're not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another, and it's not a pleasant feeling! The good news is that if you make up your mind to do a little research, ask questions, request a free quote,...
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Some Ideas for Cooking in your Microwave
Posted on 10/13/2019
Some Ideas for Cooking in your Microwave
The microwave does not get the respect it deserves in the kitchen. In reality, it is a useful appliance that is under-utilized in the kitchen. Did you know that apart from warming leftover dinner, there are many things that a microwave can do for you? A microwave is actually designed to cook some food items for you quickly...
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Get to Know Your Neighbors
Posted on 10/06/2019
Get to Know Your Neighbors
There's a lot of excitement when buying a first home. One of the most important things to look into that doesn't necessarily come naturally to most, is knowing your neighbors. In today's society and culture, people are reluctant to form relationships. Technology has played a role in the detriment, but on the flip side, it has enhanced the...
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Need to Get Rid of Bad Credit History?
Posted on 09/29/2019
Need to Get Rid of Bad Credit History?
Bad credit history can get in the way of getting approved for a loan. It may seem like a stretch to try and get lousy credit away from your credit score, but it is possible. The 5 ways to get rid of bad credit 1. You should take note of the delinquency date. Credit bureaus often update on...
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1725 Crestview Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740 now has a new price of $1,675,000!
Posted on 09/28/2019
1725 Crestview Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740 now has a new price of $1,675,000!
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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Some Bacon Cooking Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Make
Posted on 09/22/2019
Some Bacon Cooking Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Make
Most breakfast tables are incomplete without bacon in them. When you cook your bacon the right way, what you have is crisp, chewy and tender. Overcooked or undercooked bacon can ruin the taste of your breakfast. Is it possible to ruin bacon? Yes! There are some bacon cooking mistakes that a lot of people make without realizing how...
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12032 Wallingsford Road, Rossmoor, CA 90720 is now new to the market!
Posted on 09/17/2019
12032 Wallingsford Road, Rossmoor, CA 90720 is now new to the market!
Ready to rehab a 3 bedroom (originally 4 and easily changed back), 4 bathroom home in a quiet location in Rossmoor? This original house is on a great interior street and is one of the few homes on this part of Wallingsford that has not yet been remodeled. Endless possibilities are waiting or you. Huge driveway for RV, boat or multiple car parking. Calling all investors for great potential – we have comparable sales in the street available to show numbers. Or any buyer can readily move into this home with some paint and new flooring and remodel over time. Come take a look, see your opportunity and make an...
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Find the Hidden Spaces in Your Home
Posted on 09/15/2019
Find the Hidden Spaces in Your Home
Whether you’re a young professional moving to an urban flat or an empty-nester looking to downsize, the challenge of living in a smaller space is sometimes daunting. The things you want (keepsakes, books, collections, specialty kitchen appliances) and the things you need (room for clothes, a home office, space for a guest) vie for the same square footage....
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Another Property Sold - 409 Emerald Place, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Posted on 09/14/2019
Another Property Sold - 409 Emerald Place, Seal Beach, CA 90740
An abundance of windows, soaring ceilings and skylights welcome you to this light and bright 2-story, contemporary home. The wide open floor plan flows beautifully from living to dining room and kitchen, while the living room flows into a sunny family room to the back yard on the other side of the main living area. This home features a dramatic spiral staircase that separates these spaces. 3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are conveniently located on the ground floor, while the large master suite with walk in closet, office area, balcony and master bathroom are located upstairs. The backyard features a lawn and a large brick patio, nicely suitable...
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Plant Allergies and How to Manage Them
Posted on 09/08/2019
Plant Allergies and How to Manage Them
If you have asthma or any allergies, the kind of flowers, plants, or trees that you plant in your garden must be considered seriously. You need to find out a plant that is allergy friendly, that doesn't allow broad exposure of pollen. Plants release pollen into the air during different seasons, which can trigger your allergies. The best...
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Is Buying Like HGTV?
Posted on 09/01/2019
Is Buying Like HGTV?
If you spend much time binge-watching House Hunters, Property Brothers, and Love It or List it, you may find yourself completely stunned by the actual process of buying a home and renovating it. And if you get your advice from House Hunters, can you narrow it to three? Reality television is great entertainment, but when it comes to...
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Another Property Rented - 312 13th Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Posted on 08/30/2019
Another Property Rented - 312 13th Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Gorgeous contemporary home is custom-designed with thoughtful detail and amenities. Open and light-filled, it’s perfect for family life and entertaining at the beach. Features include a chef’s kitchen with Thermador appliances including a six-burner range with grill top and double-oven, an extra-large fridge/freezer, U-Line mini-beverage fridge, prep sink and wash sink. Hardwood floors throughout home. Granite and quartz countertops. Beautiful, glass fireplace for cozy nights. Lots of storage in custom-built cabinets throughout the home, including a built-in desk area. French doors lead to an outdoor patio with a stone fireplace and a...
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