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Posted on 05/24/2020
Decorating with Dark Colors -- Without Making Your Home Look Gloomy
Photo by Media Design and Media Publishing via Pixabay Dark colors can be striking in any home, but too many darks can make your home seem gloomy and depressing. Fortunately, simple changes and choices can help you create a space with a dark palette that is attention-getting, not depressing. Lighting Matters Lighting at various levels matters for any...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Finance Your Second Home Affordably
Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels Buying a second home is an exceptional opportunity. You can expand your real estate portfolio, creating an investment strategy for building wealth over the long term. It’s also nice to have a home, one you can use on the weekends to get away. Whether you want to buy a home on the...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Tips for Moving Across Town
Image by skeeze from Pixabay Moving across town should be a little less stressful than moving from one state to another, but it does require some thinking ahead and careful planning. If you’re tackling a cross-town move, the better you plan, the easier the move will go. Here are some tips to make your move as easy as...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Selling Your Residence?
You likely aspire to sell your house as quickly as possible. However, you may not need to set a deadline for selling your residence to achieve your desired result. In fact, there are lots of things you can do to speed up the home selling journey, including: 1. Boost Your House's Curb Appeal A home that boasts amazing curb...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
What Is the Optimal Listing Price for Your Home?
As a home seller, it is important to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. Yet determining the right price for a house sometimes is difficult. If the price of your home is too high, for example, your residence may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. On the other hand, if...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Determine If a House Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Make Your California Luxury Residence an Appealing Option to Buyers
For those who plan to list a luxury residence in San Francisco, Beverly Hills or any other California city or town, it is important to ensure your house is an appealing option to buyers. That way, you can stir up lots of interest in your Golden State luxury residence and boost the likelihood of enjoying a fast, profitable home...
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Posted on 04/08/2020
Another Property Sold - 10325 Prune Tree Lane, Cupertino, CA 95014
NOT to be missed- nestled in sought-after Silicon Valley, proximity to top Cupertino schools-Lawson Middle and Collins Elementary. Great floor plan in desirable sought after Cupertino. Generous 5 BR family home, 2 BR & 2 full baths downl. Master suite & 2 more BR & BA up. Ample kitchen with pantry & sunny breakfast nook. Family room with fireplace opens onto the large backyard with fruit trees. New LVP flooring on lower level, new carpet upstairs and new paint throughout. .The home's large windows and skylights ensure bright, natural light through-out the home. Gracious living room has soaring ceilings, skylights and lots of sun. Large...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Should you Choose an HOA?
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay In many communities, homeowner’s associations, or HOAs, provide services to residents of the neighborhood. In fact, as many as 26 million homes are under the guidance of an HOA across the country. These community organizations can help ensure the neighborhood’s homes stay in good repair, residents treat each other respectfully, and agreed-upon rules...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Jumbo Loans: How Conforming Loan Limit Increase Affects the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Items to Sell Before You List Your Home
After you decide to sell your home, it may be only a few weeks before you need to pack up your belongings and relocate to a new address. Thus, it may be beneficial to start planning ahead for moving day. By doing so, you can sell any items you have no plans to bring to your new address before...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
Is Your Residence Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
If you intend to list your residence in the near future, you might believe your house is worth more than you originally paid for it. However, there are many factors that impact a house's value, and these factors include: 1. The Current State of the Real Estate Market The housing market can vary from city to city, town to...
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