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Searching For a California Home Near the Ocean
Posted on 03/29/2020
Searching For a California Home Near the Ocean
California is one of the best places in the country to enjoy the outdoors, pursue an active lifestyle, and enjoy some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery you can imagine! If surfing isn't your passion, the opportunities for paddle boarding, nature photography, picnicking, and just plain exploring are readily available. Whether you're looking for rugged terrain or flat, sandy...
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Tips for Adding Hardscaping to Your Outdoor Spaces
Posted on 03/22/2020
Tips for Adding Hardscaping to Your Outdoor Spaces
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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Myths to Watch for During Home Improvement
Posted on 03/15/2020
Myths to Watch for During Home Improvement
Photo by Rades via Shutterstock Not everything you’ve heard over the years about home improvements actually “improves” your return on investment. In fact, there are some myths that continue to crop up that surprise homeowners when they price their homes to sell them on the market. Learning the difference between a change you make for your family to...
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Craving Small Town Life? Check out These Up-and-Coming Communities
Posted on 03/08/2020
Craving Small Town Life? Check out These Up-and-Coming Communities
Photo by Christian Heitz via Pexels Sometimes, small town life is just what you crave. If you’re considering a move and want a community with that feel, there are several in the East Coast that deliver it beautifully. From New York to Pennsylvania, here are some of the top small towns that you need to see for yourself....
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An Introduction to Home Equity
Posted on 03/01/2020
An Introduction to Home Equity
Buying your first home is a big decision; one that involves a lengthy process of saving money, building credit, and planning the next phase of your life. However, owning a home comes with one major payoff: home equity.Simply put, home equity is the amount of your home that you’ve paid off. However, it does get more complicated when we...
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Is Your Home Worth a Buyer's Time?
Posted on 02/23/2020
Is Your Home Worth a Buyer's Time?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to generate interest in your residence. Otherwise, it may be tough for you to maximize your house sale earnings. Ultimately, there are many things you can do to stir up interest in your house, such as: 1. Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal Buyers may be more likely to...
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5 Things to Clean When You're a New Homeowner
Posted on 02/16/2020
5 Things to Clean When You're a New Homeowner
Image by pascalhelmer from Pixabay You’ve spent months scouring home listings and viewing houses. Once you found your dream home, you signed the contracts and successfully closed. Congratulations! It’s time to get started on this next exciting chapter of your life. While you’re probably eager to move your belongings into your new home, it’s a good idea to...
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Video Tour  - 402 El Centro Street #4, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Posted on 02/13/2020
Video Tour - 402 El Centro Street #4, South Pasadena, CA 91030
This light, bright residence is located in South Pasadena, a short distance from Arroyo Seco Elementary School. Professionally designed and remodeled this lovely tri-level townhouse offers a great floor plan with only one common wall. There are hardwood floors thru out the public rooms and kitchen, plantation shutters, newer lighting and fantastic storage. The living room with vaulted/beamed ceiling is large enough for a grand piano and comfortable seating; it has a fireplace and wet bar. On the mezzanine level is a formal dining room overlooking the living room, an updated powder room and the large, beautifully remodeled kitchen with a...
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402 El Centro Street #4, South Pasadena, CA 91030 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/13/2020
402 El Centro Street #4, South Pasadena, CA 91030 is now new to the market!
This light, bright residence is located in South Pasadena, a short distance from Arroyo Seco Elementary School. Professionally designed and remodeled this lovely tri-level townhouse offers a great floor plan with only one common wall. There are hardwood floors thru out the public rooms and kitchen, plantation shutters, newer lighting and fantastic storage. The living room with vaulted/beamed ceiling is large enough for a grand piano and comfortable seating; it has a fireplace and wet bar. On the mezzanine level is a formal dining room overlooking the living room, an updated powder room and the large, beautifully remodeled kitchen with a...
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Tips for Preparing your Home for Winter
Posted on 02/09/2020
Tips for Preparing your Home for Winter
Image by Tracy Adams from Unsplash Winter can be both a beautiful and dreaded season for homeowners. It often arrives with various weather challenges that may affect your home. Snow, ice, cold temperatures, and other harsh elements can cause problems in your house or impact your energy bills if you are not prepared. If you are new to...
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How to Improve Your Home for Maximum ROI
Posted on 02/02/2020
How to Improve Your Home for Maximum ROI
Photo by Fotocraft via Shutterstock Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars on improvements and upgrades only to find out that the return on their investment (ROI) is less than $1 to $1. That means that for every dollar spent, the selling price of their home does not go up a corresponding dollar. In fact, very few home improvements...
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Wood Countertop Options for Your Kitchen
Posted on 01/26/2020
Wood Countertop Options for Your Kitchen
Image by Photographee.eu from Shutterstock Having a beautiful home is wonderful, but having a beautiful home with an elegant and functional kitchen is fantastic. Updated kitchen décor and finishes are an on-trend way to create a warm gathering place for friends and family. A real wood countertop is a top option for perfecting the natural kitchen décor motif....
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