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Open House: Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid
Posted on 04/05/2020
Open House: Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by Mark McCammon via Pexels Anyone who has ever gone out on a job interview or a date knows how important a good first impression is. First impressions can color the entire way we approach a person and environment. When it comes to your home, you want to create a positive setting that draws people in on...
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Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation House
Posted on 03/29/2020
Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation House
No two vacation residences are alike. As such, it pays to be diligent as you conduct a search for the optimal vacation home. Otherwise, you risk purchasing a vacation house that fails to accommodate your long-term needs. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to find a vacation home that complements you perfectly, such as: 1. Establish...
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Plan for Home Upgrades During Construction
Posted on 03/22/2020
Plan for Home Upgrades During Construction
Image by Viktoriya from Shutterstock If you have the opportunity to design and build your own home, you have the freedom to compile the features you desire and join them together into the perfect house. As you work together with a builder or architect, you may find that some details need to be cut from your plan to...
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Make Your Own, Environmentally-Friendly Trellis without Breaking Your Budget
Posted on 03/15/2020
Make Your Own, Environmentally-Friendly Trellis without Breaking Your Budget
Image by Mark Dixon from Pixabay Maybe it's time to get your garden ready, or maybe you already have a few scraggly plants that need some support; but pre-made trellises can be both pricey and flimsey. Instead of spending a lot to get a product that will fall apart after one, wet spring, why not make this sturdy...
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DIY: How to Build a Porch Swing with Pallet Wood
Posted on 03/08/2020
DIY: How to Build a Porch Swing with Pallet Wood
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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Strategies for Saving
Posted on 03/01/2020
Strategies for Saving
Image by Monster Ztudio from Shutterstock It's time to find the perfect place of your own but becoming a property investor has one significant roadblock: a down payment. It’s something that can stop potential home buyers in their tracks. While winning the lottery or inheriting a windfall would be fabulous, you don’t need those luxuries before you can...
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Tackle Homebuying Challenges
Posted on 02/23/2020
Tackle Homebuying Challenges
The homebuying journey may prove to be difficult, and assorted challenges may arise that make it tough to quickly find and buy your dream house. Whether it's encountering problems during a home inspection or negotiating a house price with a property seller, there is no telling what may happen during your pursuit of your dream home. However, if you...
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Extending Your Offers: Sell While You Buy
Posted on 02/16/2020
Extending Your Offers: Sell While You Buy
Photo by DraganCFM via Shutterstock It’s always a quandary: can I buy my new home and sell my old house so that the timing of both matches? Well, yes! There are several ways to do this. Here’s a breakdown of how it can work. Buy a Home on a Contingency. Just what is a contingency? It’s an agreement...
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Another Property Rented - 7234 Hampton Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Posted on 02/14/2020
Another Property Rented - 7234 Hampton Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90046
**NO SHOWINGS THIS WEEK** AVAILABLE MARCH 1st: Spacious (1100 sqft) 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom apartment in heart of West Hollywood located on a charming and quiet street. Can be leased furnished ($3200/mo), or unfurnished ($3000/mo). Close to shopping, dining, nightlife, Walk of Fame, Yoga, hiking, tennis etc. Less than 10 minutes to LACMA, The Grove, Universal Studios, Paramount Studios, Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive and more. The space is bright and sunny, with a lovely private rooftop deck. This unit has that glorious old California charm, with original tilework in the kitchen and bathroom. Permit street parking. This one is NOT to be...
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Is Now the Right Time to Host a House Showing?
Posted on 02/09/2020
Is Now the Right Time to Host a House Showing?
If you want to accomplish your desired results during the home selling journey, you should strive to host lots of showings. Fortunately, we're here to help you prepare for home showings and ensure you are ready to host showings at any time. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for a home showing. 1....
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What Home Buyers Should Know About Appraisals
Posted on 02/02/2020
What Home Buyers Should Know About Appraisals
Home appraisals are an important part of the buying and selling process. Lenders use appraisals to make sure that the home is worth what the borrower is paying. A home’s appraisal value is based on a number of factors, all of which we’ll discuss in this post. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, or are just learning about the process...
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Key Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Posted on 01/26/2020
Key Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Selling a home usually requires various investments along the way. In fact, some of the most common house selling costs include: 1. Lawn Care Maintaining a neat, tidy lawn is crucial, particularly for a seller who wants to stir up significant interest in his or her residence. As such, it generally is a good idea to account for lawn...
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