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Three Things You Can Do to Sell Your Home Quickly
Posted on 01/26/2020
Three Things You Can Do to Sell Your Home Quickly
If you're getting ready to put your house on the market, your mind is probably flooded with dozens of unanswerable questions. Much of your uncertainty may revolve around the marketability of your home and how quickly a qualified buyer will come along. Although there are factors over which you have little control, there are several things you can do...
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What to Expect Before You Complete a California Luxury Home Purchase
Posted on 01/19/2020
What to Expect Before You Complete a California Luxury Home Purchase
Before you finalize your California luxury home purchase, you should complete an inspection. If you perform an in-depth home inspection, you can identify any underlying property issues prior to moving into a residence. Ultimately, it helps to have an expert home inspector at your side, regardless of whether you want to buy a luxury home in Malibu, Santa Monica...
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Home Staging as a Marketing Tool
Posted on 01/12/2020
Home Staging as a Marketing Tool
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Home staging used to be a novelty you watched on the HGTV network. At the end of the program, the hosts would show up with a truckload of furnishings and a bunch of landscaping plants, and presto — a home would be transformed before your eyes. Today, home staging is a thriving bicoastal...
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Should Buying a California Luxury House Be a Top Priority?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Should Buying a California Luxury House Be a Top Priority?
Buying a luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or any other California city or town delivers a number of benefits. In fact, there are many reasons why buying a Golden State luxury house should be a top priority, and these include: 1. You can enjoy convenient access to all that California has to offer. There is no shortage of...
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Home Improvement Tasks to Tackle Before Selling (And Tasks to Ignore)
Posted on 12/29/2019
Home Improvement Tasks to Tackle Before Selling (And Tasks to Ignore)
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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Steps to Sell a California Luxury Home
Posted on 12/22/2019
Steps to Sell a California Luxury Home
The California luxury housing market features dozens of outstanding residences. And in many instances, sellers find it difficult to differentiate their luxury residences from the competition due to the sheer volume of top-notch properties available across the Golden State. Ultimately, it is important for a home seller to know what to expect when he or she enters the California...
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Energy Saving Landscaping Tips
Posted on 12/15/2019
Energy Saving Landscaping Tips
Image by Tom from Shutterstock Energy efficiency isn’t just for the inside of your home. What you plant outside can affect the bottom line inside. Choosing the right trees, grasses, and shrubs can help. Location, location, location Well placed trees can help to reduce your heating and cooling bills. Trees can keep your home cooler in the summer...
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Does Your Yard Look Unfinished? Pull It Together With Hardscaping
Posted on 12/08/2019
Does Your Yard Look Unfinished? Pull It Together With Hardscaping
Image by Tim Cooper from Unsplash If your lawn and garden area is full of lush, thriving trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers, you're probably proud of it's appearance and of all the hard work you've put in to get it that way. However, you may also have a nagging feeling that it's missing something, but you can't quite...
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Is Now the Ideal Time to Attend an Open House?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Is Now the Ideal Time to Attend an Open House?
If you plan to buy a home in the near future, there is no harm in attending an open house. However, for those who want to get the most out of an open house, it helps to plan ahead as much as possible. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to attend an...
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Will Your Offer to Purchase Meet a House Seller's Expectations?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Will Your Offer to Purchase Meet a House Seller's Expectations?
If you decide you're ready to purchase your dream house, you should submit a competitive homebuying proposal from the get-go. Otherwise, you could risk missing out on the opportunity to acquire your ideal residence. Submitting an offer to purchase your ideal house that meets the expectations of a property seller can be simple. Now, let's take a look at...
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How to Approach the House Selling Journey
Posted on 11/17/2019
How to Approach the House Selling Journey
The home selling journey sometimes can be long and complicated. Lucky for you, we're here to address home selling challenges and ensure you can seamlessly list your house and maximize your home sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach the home selling journey with confidence. 1. Learn About Your Home's Strengths and...
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Saving for a Down Payment as a Renter
Posted on 11/10/2019
Saving for a Down Payment as a Renter
It can be difficult to find the extra savings to put towards your first home as a renter. With rent and utility prices rising, most people’s paychecks are leaving them with less and less savings at the end of the month. Buying your first home, however, can be a great long-term financial decision. It will help you build equity,...
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