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Factors to Consider Before You Counter an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 11/17/2019
Factors to Consider Before You Counter an Offer to Purchase
You don't need to be a home selling expert to counter a buyer's offer to purchase your house. In fact, sellers who know what factors to consider as they evaluate a homebuying proposal may be better equipped than others to submit a successful counter-offer. Now, let's take a look at three factors a seller should consider before countering a...
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Enjoy a Quick, Seamless California Luxury House Selling Experience
Posted on 11/10/2019
Enjoy a Quick, Seamless California Luxury House Selling Experience
If you plan to sell a luxury residence in San Diego, Malibu or any other California city or town, you may want to start thinking about the Golden State luxury home selling journey. That way, you can identify any potential California luxury home selling hurdles and address these problems without delay. Now, let's take a look at three tips...
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Tips for Painting, Cleaning, and Organizing Your Home
Posted on 11/03/2019
Tips for Painting, Cleaning, and Organizing Your Home
There's no question about it: Being a homeowner can be a very satisfying and rewarding experience! However, enjoying that added privacy, control over your environment, and pride of ownership does not come without a price. When you go from being a renter to an owner, a lot of things change! In additional to being responsible for property maintenance,...
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How to Approach a Home Appraisal
Posted on 10/27/2019
How to Approach a Home Appraisal
If you want to maximize your home sale profits, it generally is a good idea to conduct a property appraisal before you list your residence. That way, you can receive a property valuation from an expert home appraiser. And with this property valuation in hand, you can set a competitive initial asking price for your residence. A home appraisal...
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Things to Consider When Refinancing Your Mortgage
Posted on 10/20/2019
Things to Consider When Refinancing Your Mortgage
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) refers to mortgage refinancing as a crucial aspect of all mortgages. This is partly because comparatively, low mortgage interest rates have encouraged homeowners to restructure their financial situations using their home equity. Homeowners should base their refinancing decision on their circumstances rather than mortgage interest rates. Here are tips to consider when considering...
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How to Choose the Right Furnace Air Filter
Posted on 10/13/2019
How to Choose the Right Furnace Air Filter
Changing your furnace air filter at the right time is vital when it comes to the quality of your indoor air. However, choosing the right furnace filter might be confusing because there are lots of options in the market. Therefore, consider the factors below before you purchase a furnace air filter. Consider the type of HVAC unit The...
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Support When A Baby Comes Home
Posted on 10/06/2019
Support When A Baby Comes Home
When a mother delivers a baby, it’s a joyous time for family and friends. The joy that overtakes everyone knowing that a new life has just entered the world. Everyone can become consumed with just the baby and not realize that the parents are need of a little TLC as well. There are some practical things to take...
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Home-Selling How-To's and How-Not-To!
Posted on 09/29/2019
Home-Selling How-To's and How-Not-To!
The first time you sell a home, you're in entirely new territory. You may think you know what's what because, after all, you once bought a house, what's different now? Everything, actually! Know the basics The simple stuff from the buyer's point of view is not the same for the seller. Here are some notable missteps to avoid....
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Tips for Cleaning Leather Around Your Home
Posted on 09/22/2019
Tips for Cleaning Leather Around Your Home
Leather is a costly material, so buying bags, shoes, sofa or clothes in this material can set you back a few dollars. Having paid top dollar for the leather sofa or purse, you logically always want to keep the item in good shape. Sadly, leather is tough to clean. Regardless of their durability, using too much water or...
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Common Home Selling Concerns, and How to Resolve Them
Posted on 09/15/2019
Common Home Selling Concerns, and How to Resolve Them
If you want to list your home, it generally is a good idea to address any house selling concerns right away. That way, you can alleviate these concerns before they slow down the home selling process or prevent you from accomplishing your desired home selling results. Now, let's take a look at three common home selling concerns, as well...
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Hiding the Ugly Stuff
Posted on 09/08/2019
Hiding the Ugly Stuff
Everyone had something ugly in their yard that they want to hide. For many, it’s the oversized trash bins that don’t really fit in the garage but are big and distracting when left out. Others may have utility boxes that mar your lovely landscaping. In some cases, it’s lawn equipment or gardening tools that don’t have a place...
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New Cabinets Without So Much Work
Posted on 09/01/2019
New Cabinets Without So Much Work
So, the new home has the perfect yard, layout, number of bathrooms, even the right roofline, but you hate the bathroom or kitchen cabinets. Don't give up just yet. You have some options to update your cabinets without completely tearing apart and replacing the kitchen, and you can even skip sanding them down. Welcome to the miracle of...
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