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Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here's What You Can Do Now to Make It Easier
Posted on 01/19/2020
Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here's What You Can Do Now to Make It Easier
Selling your home may seem like a relatively simple process. You hire an agent, let them take pictures and show the house to prospective buyers, accept an offer, and then close… right? In reality, there’s a lot that goes into the selling process; especially if you want to have a smooth home sale. Matters are further complicated by hr...
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Educate Buyers About Your California Luxury House
Posted on 01/12/2020
Educate Buyers About Your California Luxury House
For those who plan to list a luxury house in San Francisco, Malibu or any other California city or town, it helps to prepare for the home selling journey. Lucky for you, we're here to help you map out the Golden State luxury house selling journey and ensure you can achieve the optimal results. Now, let's take a look...
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Reasons to Pursue a California Luxury Home
Posted on 01/05/2020
Reasons to Pursue a California Luxury Home
The California luxury housing market is filled with many outstanding properties. As such, there may be no time like the present to conduct a search for a Golden State luxury house. Ultimately, there are many reasons to pursue a California luxury home, and these include: 1. You can discover a great home at a price that matches your budget....
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3 Reasons to Sell a City Home
Posted on 12/29/2019
3 Reasons to Sell a City Home
If you own a city home but are ready to relocate, now may be a great time to list your residence. In fact, there are many reasons why an individual may choose to sell his or her city residence, and these include: 1. You want to downsize or upgrade. Although your city house likely has served you well for...
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What Determines Homeowners’ Insurance Costs?
Posted on 12/22/2019
What Determines Homeowners’ Insurance Costs?
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock If you’re new to homeownership, one of your first expenses is homeowner’s insurance. Not to be confused with mortgage insurance, your homeowner policy protects you in the event of a catastrophe. Factors that Impact the Cost of Home Insurance The cost of your home is only one factor in an extensive list of...
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Is A For Sale By Owner Approach Right For You?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Is A For Sale By Owner Approach Right For You?
Many sellers rely on agents to help them to deal with the task of selling their home. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, a real estate agent isn’t required. There are many advantages and disadvantages to selling your home as a “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO). Read on to discover the good and bad of selling...
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Another Property Sold - 854 Prague Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
Posted on 12/11/2019
Another Property Sold - 854 Prague Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
On a great block in the Crocker Amazon, a stunning renovation of a classic 1920s Marina-style, fully-detached home w/ beautiful views and natural light. The updated open floor plan includes a formal living room w/ barrel front and decorative fireplace mantel; a chef's kitchen w/ skylight, center island, quartz counters, and new appliances; and a bright dining area w/ City views. The upper rear bedroom has a balcony w/ lovely garden outlooks. There are two bathrooms with walk-in showers and designer finishes. On the lower level is a second bedroom and family room w/ direct garden access. A one-car garage w/ interior access includes a laundry...
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Know Your State: Weird Real Estate Laws
Posted on 12/08/2019
Know Your State: Weird Real Estate Laws
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Only Two Toilet Per Building Many homes have two and a half or more bathrooms. If you want to move to Waldron Island in Washington, you’ll have to give up the idea of having a bathroom for every bedroom or even having that extra half bath. Waldron Island is very small and...
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How to Create a Beautiful Garden with Half the Effort
Posted on 12/01/2019
How to Create a Beautiful Garden with Half the Effort
Photo by Manfred Richter via PixabayIf you're like many homeowners who are busy with work and family obligations, you love the thought of your outdoor living space serving as a personal sanctuary during the occasional moments when you manage to get some downtime. However, it may also be true that the time you spend in your yard and...
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Reasons to Boost Your Credit Score Before You Buy a Home
Posted on 11/24/2019
Reasons to Boost Your Credit Score Before You Buy a Home
Believe it or not, your credit score can make a world of difference as you get ready to search for your ideal house. If you have an excellent credit score, you likely will have no trouble obtaining home financing. On the other hand, if you have a bad credit score, you may struggle to get the financing you need...
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Yes, You Can Buy a Home Without an Agent, But…
Posted on 11/17/2019
Yes, You Can Buy a Home Without an Agent, But…
You may be thinking to yourself that rather than hiring an agent, you could use that commission money for something else. In most cases, buyers' real estate agents will ask for five to eight percent of the property's purchase price, which is certainly not cheap. After all, can’t you just post your ideal house on a Facebook forum...
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How To Increase Your Home's Equity
Posted on 11/10/2019
How To Increase Your Home's Equity
Having equity in your home is an incredibly valuable thing. It allows you to borrow against your house and shows that the value of your investment is rising. Equity defined is the difference between your home’s value and the amount you still owe on the home. Equity allows you to move forward with other properties and sell your current...
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