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Posted on 06/29/2020
HOA vs. Non-HOA Communities
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay When you’re looking into buying a new home, one of the decision you’ll need to make is if you want to live in an HOA community or not. Homeowners association (HOA) communities offer certain advantages and disadvantages compared to non-HOA communities. Knowing more about these pros and cons can help you make the...
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Posted on 06/22/2020
What is an Asset-Backed Security?
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay The common understanding of an asset-based debt is a loan meant to be repaid with interest, over time, and backed by a physical asset such as a building or a car. The asset serves as collateral that can be claimed by the lender in case of borrower default. An Asset-Based Security (ABS),...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
Ceiling Styling Ideas for Your Home
Image by Ernest_Roy from Pixabay When putting together a room’s design, there’s one area that often gets overlooked above all others, and that’s the ceiling. There are a variety of interesting things that you can do with a ceiling to bring life and add interest to a room. Some ideas will add a sense of height or give...
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Posted on 06/08/2020
Assess the Buyer's Perspective
As a home seller, it generally is a good idea to consider the buyer's perspective. That way, you can determine why buyers may consider your house over other available properties and map out the home selling journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you assess the buyer's perspective before you embark on the house...
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Posted on 06/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 438 Bluefield Drive, San Jose, CA 95136
Beautiful single story Arcadia home comprising 2084 SF on an oversized, nearly 8000 SF lot, in one of Blossom Valley's best neighborhoods (Carson/Vista Park). This 4 bedrooms (plus an office) 2.5 bath house has been remodeled top to bottom including a kitchen with nice stainless appliances, corian counters, recessed lighting throughout, all new trim, crown-molding, Brazilian hardwood flooring, a new marble entryway, newer paint, carpeting, as well as all three bathrooms are remodeled! The master bath has both a shower as well as a private oversized tub as well as quartz counters! This house is also sitting on a larger than average lot with a...
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Posted on 06/01/2020
Multi-Generational Living is a New Trend: Here's How to Make it Work
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Housing priorities of young families and retired couples can vary. More and more households are combining by necessity or for the added convenience. When households combine, invariably, some adjustments will be necessary. However, the needs of young families with babies and toddlers are not really so different from the "aging in place"...
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Posted on 05/28/2020
Another Property Sold - 391 Viewpark Circle, San Jose, CA 95136
Stunning Home. A must see, updated floors and fresh paint throughout including exterior with drought resistant front landscape features high ceilings, large backyard with patio, close to schools, parks, shopping and public...
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Posted on 05/25/2020
Small-Scale Bathroom Remodeling Projects
Photo by Christian Mackie on Unsplash Fixing up your bathroom can add considerable value to your home, which is important to keep in mind if you plan on selling in the near future. If you would rather avoid having to make major changes to your bathroom, there are several minor remodeling projects to consider instead. The following remodeling...
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Posted on 05/18/2020
Foreclosures: Should I Buy One?
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayIf a home is in foreclosure, you can buy it for less. Great deal, right? It can be, but there are pitfalls, and you need even more caution than in a regular real estate transaction. Stages of Foreclosure Foreclosure can take months or even years depending on the regulations of the specific state,...
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Posted on 05/11/2020
Tips for Avoiding Home Buyer's Remorse
The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a new home is "buyer's remorse!" With that in mind, it pays to look at all angles when house shopping. Although emotions and first impressions are going to play a big role in your home-buying decisions, a thoughtful analysis of the pros and cons of every home that appeals to...
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Posted on 05/04/2020
Home Electrical Problems: Know the Warning Signs
The first few years in your new home feel like heaven. Everything looks so sleek and shiny, but after some time you start to discover some quirks. Most are nothing to fret about, but there are some signs that pop up that shouldn't be overlooked, such as electrical glitches in the home. Not every electrical problem is dire,...
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Posted on 04/27/2020
During Your Flip: Nail these Crucial Project Management Skills
Photo by TeroVesalainen via Pixabay Flipping a house successfully means keeping your ducks in a row during the rehab process--and that typically means communicating with several vendors to coordinate work, making sure everyone is on the same page, and dealing with delays when they (inevitably) occur. It's worth your while to build a project management strategy and skill...
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