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Posted on 05/09/2021
4 Ways the Right Technology Can Improve Your WFH Routine
Photo by MART PRODUCTION from Pexels In any economic climate, the better you adapt to new technology the more successful you'll be. The good news is that embracing many of the new products and services on the market can also help you improve your productivity. Whether you were thrust into working from home (WFH) or you've always been...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Living at Home: 3 Design Tips to Make All Members of Your Household Feel Welcome
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels Kids can breathe life into a living space; they have a way of warming hearts, inspiring laughter and making themselves right at home in any space they enter. But they can also introduce some unforeseen wear and tear on everyday surfaces. Designing your living space to feel like a sanctuary for both...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
How to Enjoy a Seamless Home Selling Journey
Selling a house may prove to be a long, complex and stressful process. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to increase your chances of enjoying a seamless house selling experience, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing allows you to make a positive first impression on prospective buyers. Thus, you should spend...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Pros and cons of HOAs
Photo by Bryan Clayton via Pixabay If you buy a townhouse or condo, you’ll find that you’re more than likely a member of a Homeowners Association, or HOA. What that means, in a nutshell, is that you, along with everyone else in your community, own the exterior of the buildings and the common areas. If your roof fails,...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Marketing Your Green Home
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay Ready to sell that home you've sunk your heart, soul and savings account into? Hoping to get a great return on all those green upgrades you had professionally performed? Don't rely on chance to get the ROI you deserve. Take charge of the sale of your high-performance home, and make sure everyone from...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Add Function and Style To Your Kitchen by Removing Cabinet Doors
Photo by ginsburgconstruction via Pixabay Nothing completes an open floor plan better than open shelving. Open shelves present everything for the world to see. They transform what may be a cluttered, dark, hidden space into one that becomes a place of not only function but of style. Open shelving complements the Minimalist, Industrial or Scandinavian Modern styles. But...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Is it Necessary to Order a Home Inspection?
Photo by La Miko from Pexels In a seller's market, buyers often wonder how they can edge out other interested parties and make their offer more appealing. There is often the tendency to forgo some protections that homebuyers have on their side in an effort to make things easier for the seller. One of these might be the...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
How to Enjoy a Quick, Seamless California Luxury Homebuying Experience
Discovering the ideal luxury house in Los Angeles, Malibu or anywhere else in California may be tricky. Fortunately, there are many things that property buyers can do to streamline the Golden State luxury homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a quick, seamless California luxury homebuying experience. 1. Establish Luxury Homebuying Criteria...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Presentation is Everything When Selling Your Home
The good news about selling your home is that everything does not have to be absolutely perfect to attract buyers! Although some prospective buyers may be sticklers for things like cleanliness, the condition of appliances, and the amount of available storage space, perfection is rarely a requirement. Since most house hunters are primarily focused on finding a house that...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Top Reasons to Buy in a Community with an HOA
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Homeowners associations are common features of new residential subdivisions, condominiums and townhouse developments, planned communities, and vacation resorts throughout the United States and abroad. Typically established by the builder or developer, such associations are most often responsible for maintenance of common facilities. They also frequently oversee the operation of community centers, pools, golf...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Selling a Home: Tax Considerations
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
What to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay If you're like many Americans, your home is your biggest asset. And if you're thinking of selling your home to use the profits for a new home, sending the kids off to college or simply adding it to a retirement fund, there are a few things you may want to avoid to...
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