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Coastal Tent Camping in Southern California
Posted on 02/16/2020
Coastal Tent Camping in Southern California
You may not think of tent camping when you think of enjoying the beaches of southern California. But in addition to the many public beaches to sunbathe, surf and swim on there are campsites available to tent camp for just a few dollars. With so many tourist attractions available to visit in southern California, many forget that the...
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How Quickly is Investment Property Profitable?
Posted on 02/09/2020
How Quickly is Investment Property Profitable?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Buying property is a long-term investment. If you’re looking to make quick income from property, the only way is to buy low and sell high with minimal input for remodeling, upgrades, or even paint. However, if you intend to keep your property as a rental here are a few of the basics...
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Key Issues to Address Before You Purchase a Home
Posted on 02/02/2020
Key Issues to Address Before You Purchase a Home
If you intend to purchase a house soon, it helps to prepare for the home buying journey. In fact, if you identify potential issues before you start your quest to find your dream home, you could avoid them during your property search. Now, let's take a look at three common issues that plague homebuyers, along with tips to address...
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Is House-Flipping For You?
Posted on 01/26/2020
Is House-Flipping For You?
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock In past housing markets, it was common for investors to flip houses. Unfortunately, when the housing bubble burst, many buyers couldn't update and sell the homes they'd bought. After a bit of a downturn, the trend has picked back up. However, savvy investors know that the housing market has much tighter...
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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Posted on 01/19/2020
Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to make sure it’s done right. Certain selling mistakes could lead to less money for your home than you wanted or other problems that make this process more complicated than it needs to be. Before you put your home on the market, keep...
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Reasons to Reject an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 01/12/2020
Reasons to Reject an Offer to Purchase
Let's face it – reviewing an offer to purchase can be difficult. And if a home seller feels unsure about a homebuying proposal, this individual may want to consider rejecting the offer to purchase. Ultimately, there are many reasons why a home seller may decline an offer to purchase, and these include: 1. An offer to purchase fails to...
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Why Should You Set Up a House Showing?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Why Should You Set Up a House Showing?
For a buyer who is interested in learning more about a residence, it may be beneficial to set up a house showing. In fact, there are many reasons why now may be a good time to schedule a home showing, such as: 1. You can determine if a home is right for you. Many houses are available in cities...
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Improving the Look of Old Tile With New Grout
Posted on 12/29/2019
Improving the Look of Old Tile With New Grout
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay That bathroom tile once looked terrific, so newly laid contrast between tile and grout. You were so proud to show it off to all your guests. But over time, grout becomes dull, stained and chipped. Tiles fade and look dated. When they do, it's time to refreshen or replace tile and grout....
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How Much Can You Earn from Your California Luxury Home Sale?
Posted on 12/22/2019
How Much Can You Earn from Your California Luxury Home Sale?
You may be able to earn a significant profit from the sale of your luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or elsewhere in California. In fact, there are lots of things that you can do to boost the likelihood of maximizing your Golden State luxury house sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you...
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What Makes a Good First Home?
Posted on 12/15/2019
What Makes a Good First Home?
The concept of a starter home is an American tradition that has existed for decades. Buying a starter home makes it possible to achieve homeownership, financial independence, and to build equity and credit while you transition to a larger home. However, your first home doesn’t need to be a tiny, one-bedroom house with none of the amenities that you...
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Should You Max Out Your Budget To Buy A California Home?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Should You Max Out Your Budget To Buy A California Home?
Once you have checked your credit and had all of your paperwork in order to get a mortgage on a home, you’ll be excited to get the process started finally. Buying a home is an emotional process. You shouldn’t let your emotions get in the way of the practical things in your life like your budget. It can be...
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Can I Sell if I've Been Flooded?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Can I Sell if I've Been Flooded?
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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