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Key Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Posted on 03/29/2020
Key Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Before you sell your home, you may want to invest in property upgrades. That way, you can enhance your residence both inside and out and boost your chances of enjoying a fast, profitable house selling experience. Ultimately, there are many questions to consider prior to investing in home improvements. These questions include: 1. Which home improvements should I prioritize?...
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Which Home Improvement Tasks Should You Tackle before Sale?
Posted on 03/22/2020
Which Home Improvement Tasks Should You Tackle before Sale?
Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians via PixabayWhen you’re prepping your home to sell, your “to do” list can get quite long, quite quickly. Which projects do you really need to tackle before listing, and which are best left undone? Talking to your real estate agent is a good first step, but this guide will also give you...
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Real Estate Trends in the New Decade
Posted on 03/15/2020
Real Estate Trends in the New Decade
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay As 2019 draws to a close, people aren't just turning the page on a new year but also a new decade. With a new decade comes new trends in the real estate industry. The 2010s were a time of drastic shifts in the real estate market. This new decade is sure to...
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Is Commuting Worth Owning a Home?
Posted on 03/08/2020
Is Commuting Worth Owning a Home?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock Homeownership is a marvelous thing. Many folks go to extraordinary lengths to make it happen for their household. One thing that makes ownership difficult is affordability in the same locale as your employment. When that's the case, many potential buyers begin searching outside their comfortable commuting radius to find an affordable...
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How to Pay off Your Mortgage Fast
Posted on 03/01/2020
How to Pay off Your Mortgage Fast
Photo by ESB Professional via Shutterstock If the thought of getting a mortgage and being in that much debt is stopping you from buying a home, plan to pay it off. Here’s how you can do it in just five to 10 years. Live well below your means. If you can keep your mortgage payment to below twenty...
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Perform an In-Depth Property Search
Posted on 02/23/2020
Perform an In-Depth Property Search
Conducting an in-depth home search may prove to be difficult, particularly for individuals with limited time and resources at their disposal. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to streamline your home search and discover your ideal residence without delay. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey....
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Home Showings: Here's What Sellers Need to Know
Posted on 02/16/2020
Home Showings: Here's What Sellers Need to Know
If you plan to sell your home, it often is a good idea to learn about property showings. That way, you can prepare for showings and boost the likelihood of a fast, profitable property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three things that sellers need to know about home showings. 1. A showing may make or break...
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Evaluate the Home Seller's Perspective
Posted on 02/09/2020
Evaluate the Home Seller's Perspective
A homebuyer who considers the seller's perspective may be better equipped than others to enjoy a successful property buying experience. In fact, this buyer should have no trouble submitting a competitive offer to purchase – something that may lead to a fast home purchase. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze the seller's perspective....
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6529 Fall River Drive, San Jose, CA 95120 now has a new price of $1,888,000!
Posted on 02/06/2020
6529 Fall River Drive, San Jose, CA 95120 now has a new price of $1,888,000!
Almaden Valley one of Silicon Valleys most prestigious and sought-after Communities. This home offers Five Bedrooms, Two and a half baths of 2, 895 Square Feet of spacious luxury living on an 8,436 square foot lot. Pride of Ownership with numerous upgrades from a granite entry, top of the line Chef Kitchen with Thermador, Subzero, & Bosch stainless steel appliances. Large Island w/ 5 Burner gas stove with Verde San Lucas Granite Counters. Extensive Wood Cabinetry with Cherry framing and Birdseye Maple Inlays. Bay Windows, extensive built in pullout cabinetry, Prepaid Solar Energy, Dual Pane Windows, Copper Piping and Tankless Water Heater. ...
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Remote Home Buying Tips
Posted on 02/02/2020
Remote Home Buying Tips
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Too busy to buy that second home in Myrtle Beach? No time to fly down and walk through multiple properties to find the one that's right for your family? No problem. You, too, can enjoy the dream of homeownership when you buy your next property remotely. What Is Remote Home Buying? When...
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Funding Options for Home Building Lots
Posted on 01/26/2020
Funding Options for Home Building Lots
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay You’ve decided it’s time to build the dream house you’ve always wanted. An exciting time! Prior to hiring builders to construct your home, it’s critical to understand the financials involved before you start the planning process. Securing funding for land is different than obtaining a traditional home mortgage. For starters,...
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Does Your Home Have Unpermitted Additions?
Posted on 01/19/2020
Does Your Home Have Unpermitted Additions?
Image by Sue Smith from Shutterstock House owners frequently remodel, upgrade, or otherwise make changes in their homes for which they do not secure a permit. While some changes do not require permitting, others do. The challenge comes when you attempt to sell the home. You may run into a problem when a buyer makes an offer on...
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