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Tips for Managing Your Homebuying Expectations
Posted on 01/19/2020
Tips for Managing Your Homebuying Expectations
If you intend to buy a house, it generally is a good idea to establish realistic property buying expectations. That way, you can plan ahead for the homebuying journey and avoid potential problems that otherwise may prevent you from achieving your desired results. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you manage your expectations as you...
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DIY: Wood Storage Shed
Posted on 01/12/2020
DIY: Wood Storage Shed
Photo by Maksim Shutov on Unsplash Building a storage shed for wood can be advantageous for several reasons: it allows you to store your firewood properly. When firewood is dry, your fire will be warmer, smoke far less, and you'll burn less wood at a time -- and a shed with good airflow that is slightly elevated will...
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Luxurious Design Options for Home Theaters
Posted on 01/05/2020
Luxurious Design Options for Home Theaters
Photo by Alex Litvin on Unsplash You don’t have to worry about getting good seats at your local cinema when you have your very own theater at home. With some planning, you can design a luxurious theater that lets you enjoy movies on the big screen in the comfort of your home. When you’re designing a home theater,...
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Is Your Home an Attractive Option for Buyers?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Is Your Home an Attractive Option for Buyers?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to make your residence an attractive choice for buyers. Because if your home stands out from the pack, you may be better equipped than other sellers to enjoy a fast, seamless and profitable house selling experience. Ultimately, there are many ways to make your home an attractive option...
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Refresh the Bathroom With a New Coat of Paint
Posted on 12/22/2019
Refresh the Bathroom With a New Coat of Paint
Photo by Gregory Butler via Pixabay A bathroom renovation can feel like a murky undertaking for homeowners, especially if the room could use multiple upgrades. Questions of where to start and how much to spend are so overwhelming that it may seem easier to skip the whole process. If you want to start somewhere though, experts agree that...
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Another Property Sold - 235 Malcolm Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105
Posted on 12/21/2019
Another Property Sold - 235 Malcolm Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105
This post war, split level Traditional is wonderfully sited in the San Rafael Hills. Corner lot location that offers tree top and mountain views. The first level, upon entering , you will be surprised by the marvelous living room with a high-beamed, vaulted ceiling, peg & groove hardwood floors, an oversized fireplace and 6 large picture windows providing views of the San Gabriel Mountains. Up a short flight of steps is a formal dining room with hardwood floors, wainscoting and picture window vistas of the back garden and patio. There are doors from most rooms to the exterior gardens and patios. The kitchen has great views of the mountains as...
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Mortgage Basics: Prequalified vs Preapproved
Posted on 12/15/2019
Mortgage Basics: Prequalified vs Preapproved
If you’re a first-time homebuyer, odds are you’ve thrown the words “prequalified” and “preapproved” interchangeably. However, when it comes to home loans, there are some very important differences between the two. For buyers hoping to purchase a home with a few missteps and misunderstandings as possible, it’s vital to understand the procedures involved in acquiring financing for a home....
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Is It Worth Your Time to Host an Open House?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Is It Worth Your Time to Host an Open House?
Let's face it – hosting an open house may seem like a major hassle. Cleaning a home and getting it ready for an open house could prove to be costly and time-consuming. Plus, despite your best efforts to prep for an open house, there are no guarantees that the event ultimately will help you sell your residence. Although hosting...
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Turning Vintage Tinware Into Unique Planters
Posted on 12/01/2019
Turning Vintage Tinware Into Unique Planters
Photo by Sabine van Erp via Pixabay There's a certain nostalgia associated with genuine vintage tins -- not the replicas you find at today's one-dollar stores. Genuine vintage tins had real purpose, usually multiple ones, in fact. They did double duty as tubs to wash both children and laundry. Or, sometimes, they held both lunch food and school...
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A Guide to Pressure Washing Your Home to Increase Curb Appeal
Posted on 11/24/2019
A Guide to Pressure Washing Your Home to Increase Curb Appeal
Pressure washing your home can be an excellent way to increase curb appeal on a budget. A good pressure washer can be used to clean vinyl siding, windows, driveways, decks and sidewalks. You can buy, rent, or hire a pressure washer. And, there are a number of different types of machines available. So, in this post, I’m going to...
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Video Tour  - 235 Malcolm Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105
Posted on 11/21/2019
Video Tour - 235 Malcolm Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105
This post war, split level Traditional is wonderfully sited in the San Rafael Hills. Corner lot location that offers tree top and mountain views. The first level, upon entering , you will be surprised by the marvelous living room with a high-beamed, vaulted ceiling, peg & groove hardwood floors, an oversized fireplace and 6 large picture windows providing views of the San Gabriel Mountains. Up a short flight of steps is a formal dining room with hardwood floors, wainscoting and picture window vistas of the back garden and patio. There are doors from most rooms to the exterior gardens and patios. The kitchen has great views of the mountains as...
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235 Malcolm Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105 is now new to the market!
Posted on 11/21/2019
235 Malcolm Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105 is now new to the market!
This post war, split level Traditional is wonderfully sited in the San Rafael Hills. Corner lot location that offers tree top and mountain views. The first level, upon entering , you will be surprised by the marvelous living room with a high-beamed, vaulted ceiling, peg & groove hardwood floors, an oversized fireplace and 6 large picture windows providing views of the San Gabriel Mountains. Up a short flight of steps is a formal dining room with hardwood floors, wainscoting and picture window vistas of the back garden and patio. There are doors from most rooms to the exterior gardens and patios. The kitchen has great views of the mountains as...
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