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Selling Your Home with Previous Flood Damage
Posted on 03/29/2020
Selling Your Home with Previous Flood Damage
Photo by F. Muhammad via Pixabay Each year, flooding causes more than eight billion dollars in damages to homes in the United States. Despite that, many affected homeowners go on to sell their houses so that they can relocate. When your home has damage from a tropical storm, heavy rains, or rising water from a hurricane, here are...
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Wind Resistant Trees and Shrubs
Posted on 03/22/2020
Wind Resistant Trees and Shrubs
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Windy conditions have the potential to cause branches to break and can strip leaves from deciduous plants and trees. In certain cases, heavy winds can uproot trees and shrubs altogether. This creates dangerous situations for homeowners or others in the area, and it's also frustrating when landscaping plants are severely damaged or destroyed...
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How Big Business Can Impact Neighborhoods
Posted on 03/15/2020
How Big Business Can Impact Neighborhoods
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Several years ago in an upscale comedy club located in a relatively downscale Los Angeles neighborhood, the owner gave an impassioned speech about how gentrification was affecting the Hispanic culture that once thrived there. The overlying, tear-filled message was that nothing could be done to preserve the integrity of her home and...
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Is Your House Underpriced?
Posted on 03/08/2020
Is Your House Underpriced?
As a home seller, you likely want to set a "fair" initial asking price for your residence. Because if you fail to do so, you risk pricing your home outside of your target buyer's price range. Perhaps even worse, you risk pricing your house too low – something that may cause you to miss out on the opportunity to...
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Remembering These Simple Mailbox Rules Could Save You a Headache
Posted on 03/01/2020
Remembering These Simple Mailbox Rules Could Save You a Headache
Photo by Lee via Pixabay Putting a new mailbox up? Be sure to follow the official guidance from the U.S. Postal Service.® Here are a few rules, tips, and suggestions to make your mail carrier's day a little smoother. Putting Up a New Mailbox USPS-approved mailboxes have Postmaster General (PMG) approval labels. Have your post office approve your...
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Enjoy a Fast, Successful Home Selling Experience
Posted on 02/23/2020
Enjoy a Fast, Successful Home Selling Experience
The home selling journey sometimes can be complicated. Lucky for you, we're here to remove the guesswork commonly associated with selling a house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a fast, successful home selling experience. 1. Identify Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses You may have taken great care of your house over the...
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When Should You Sell Your Residence?
Posted on 02/16/2020
When Should You Sell Your Residence?
There is no right or wrong time to sell a home. However, it is important to remember that selling a home is a life-changing decision. And as such, the decision to sell a home should not be taken lightly. If you are unsure about whether now is the right time to add your house to the real estate market,...
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Closing: 4 Expenses To Consider
Posted on 02/09/2020
Closing: 4 Expenses To Consider
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Purchasing a new home is an exciting and life-changing event. While you likely know that you'll need to be able to afford to pay your mortgage each month, there might be other expenses that you aren't as familiar with. 1. Maintenance Costs It makes sense that you'd need to include money to...
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Common Real Estate Law Issues
Posted on 02/02/2020
Common Real Estate Law Issues
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay Whenever someone is looking to purchase a home, there is always an inherent risk. It is common for buyers and sellers of homes to look for the best deal possible; however, it is also possible that issues might arise after a home has already closed. When looking to buy or...
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4 Interior Design Styles That Are Sure To Impress
Posted on 01/26/2020
4 Interior Design Styles That Are Sure To Impress
Do you ever look at pictures of dream homes online and wonder what yours is missing? The answer probably lies in a cohesive design style. All homes are built around architectural and design principles. Whether you realize it or not, there are probably at least two or three interior design styles that would perfectly complement your home’s architecture, giving...
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Should Selling a California Luxury Residence Be a Top Priority?
Posted on 01/19/2020
Should Selling a California Luxury Residence Be a Top Priority?
For those who own a luxury home in Los Angeles, Malibu or any other California city or town, now may prove to be the ideal time to list your residence. In fact, there are many reasons to make selling your Golden State luxury house a top priority, and these include: 1. You could profit from your home sale. There...
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Analyze Your Home Selling Options
Posted on 01/12/2020
Analyze Your Home Selling Options
When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to make rash decisions. Instead, you should review your home selling options closely so you can make informed choices time and time again. There are many factors to consider as you review your home selling plans, and these include: 1. Your Home's Condition How your home looks to...
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