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Differentiate Your California Luxury Residence from the Competition
Posted on 01/19/2020
Differentiate Your California Luxury Residence from the Competition
If you want to sell a luxury home in Los Angeles, Cupertino or elsewhere in California, you likely will need to differentiate your residence from the competition. Otherwise, you risk a long home selling journey due to the fact that your Golden State luxury residence is unlikely to stand out from comparable properties in your city or town. Fortunately,...
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When Should You Check Your Credit Score?
Posted on 01/12/2020
When Should You Check Your Credit Score?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Federal law allows you to get your credit report free once per year. To do so, go to annualcreditreport.com and request your report. You need to do this at least once a year so that you can correct any errors or missing information. Differences Between Credit Report & Credit Score You typically have...
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Listing Your High-Performance Home
Posted on 01/05/2020
Listing Your High-Performance Home
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay A high-performance home is one that operates efficiently, and saves you -- the homeowner -- significant costs in heating, cooling and more. When it comes time to sell a home of this type, the price point is typically higher -- up to 3.4 percent. High-performance homes are in demand today, and if you've...
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Consider Cost of Living Differences when Relocating
Posted on 12/29/2019
Consider Cost of Living Differences when Relocating
Image by Wellnhofer Designs from Shutterstock When you’re relocating you search for a property and learn the real estate market in your new area. Are you also looking at what the general cost of living is in your new city? The cost of living can be very different from state to state and city to city. Here are...
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Develop a Homebuying Blueprint
Posted on 12/22/2019
Develop a Homebuying Blueprint
Buying a house can be simple, particularly for those who craft a blueprint before they embark on the property buying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an effective homebuying blueprint. 1. Analyze the Housing Market The housing market varies in cities and towns across the United States. However, if you analyze the...
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Inexpensive Smart Home Gadgets that Really Save
Posted on 12/15/2019
Inexpensive Smart Home Gadgets that Really Save
Photo by Halfpoint via Shutterstock When it comes to conserving energy, homeowners wanting to go green often spare no expense. Here are a few ways to upgrade your home without lightening your wallet. Smart Thermostat A powerful method to control your power use while saving money on your air conditioning bills in the summer and heating bills each...
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The Benefits of Using a Buyer's Agent
Posted on 12/08/2019
The Benefits of Using a Buyer's Agent
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks. The Benefits of...
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Staging Your Home During the Holidays
Posted on 12/01/2019
Staging Your Home During the Holidays
As the wonderful holiday season fast approaches it is the time to consider how you are going to deal with staging. It’s magical to see sparkling light shows, but not so much when you are trying to buy a home for your family. Ultimately, your goal with staging for any time of the year is to create a...
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Was Your Open House an Instant Success?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Was Your Open House an Instant Success?
An open house may be considered a success if it leads to an offer to purchase or a home sale. For a seller to achieve the best-possible results from an open house, it is important for this individual to plan ahead. That way, a seller can ensure that his or her residence makes a great impression on buyers. Now,...
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Why You Should Choose Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Posted on 11/17/2019
Why You Should Choose Custom Kitchen Cabinets
The cabinets in your kitchen are the focal points; they are furniture designed to show off your standard and personality. Your cabinets are essential parts of your kitchen, aside from the aesthetic look, it makes your kitchen function adequately. Cabinets serve the purpose of convenience and comfort, and they come in various designs and style. Depending on your...
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How To Plan For Major Purchases
Posted on 11/10/2019
How To Plan For Major Purchases
Planning important purchases like your first new car or home are significant steps in life. While the purchase itself is a thrill ride, lack of planning may end up in buyer's remorse. To avoid such a pitfall, you need to impart a few guidelines around those larger purchases to protect yourself from disappointment or frustration later. Taking stock...
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Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Resolve Them
Posted on 11/03/2019
Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Resolve Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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