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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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Dress Up Your Pedestal Sink
Posted on 01/19/2020
Dress Up Your Pedestal Sink
Photo by Hédi Benyounes on Unsplash Dressing up your bathroom can not only make your house have more sales appeal but also can make your morning routine a little more cheerful. One way to dress up a pedestal sink and even add a pop of color to your bathroom pallet is by adding a colorful skirt. 1. Take...
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What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your Residence
Posted on 01/12/2020
What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your Residence
If a buyer rescinds his or her offer to purchase your house, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are many things you can do to rebound quickly, such as: 1. Address Any Problems with Your Home Try to find out why a buyer chose to walk away from your residence. That way, you could receive valuable...
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Tips for Choosing an Outdoor Heater
Posted on 01/05/2020
Tips for Choosing an Outdoor Heater
Image by Alessandro Lonati from Shutterstock The benefits of having an outdoor heater cannot be over-emphasized as it significantly impacts the amount of time you spend enjoying your outdoor space during colder weather. There are critical factors to consider when choosing the right outdoor heater. The Location of The Outdoor Heater To determine which type of outdoor heating...
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What Can a Homebuyer Learn from a Showing?
Posted on 12/29/2019
What Can a Homebuyer Learn from a Showing?
A showing enables a buyer to walk through a residence and envision what life may be like if he or she purchases it. And if a buyer crafts a home showing strategy, he or she can make the most of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan ahead for a house showing....
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Tips for House-Flipping
Posted on 12/22/2019
Tips for House-Flipping
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock In past housing markets, it was common for investors to flip houses. Unfortunately, when the housing bubble burst, many buyers couldn't update and sell the homes they'd bought. After a bit of a downturn, the trend has picked back up. However, savvy investors know that the housing market has much tighter...
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3 Ways to Slash your Water Bill
Posted on 12/15/2019
3 Ways to Slash your Water Bill
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Are you overpaying for water? You could be, if your home is not running as efficiently as it could, or if you have undiagnosed leaks or damage. Cutting your water consumption can help you save money every month, and in many cases, you won't have to change your habits at all. Try one...
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Simple Tips For An Organized Home
Posted on 12/08/2019
Simple Tips For An Organized Home
There are plenty of ways to make your home more organized. Whether you have a large house or some problems with cramped spaces, your home has plenty of room to give. The key is that you just need to know how to use it. Read on for some tips on how to make the most of the space your...
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