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Tips on Protecting Floors, Furniture, and Foundations
Posted on 11/10/2019
Tips on Protecting Floors, Furniture, and Foundations
In many ways, the quality of your life is determined by the condition of your home. If it feels like your home is in disrepair, messy, or cluttered, you're not going to feel comfortable or satisfied with your living situation. While perfection is an unattainable standard, there are a lot of simple things you can do to keep your...
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Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages
Posted on 11/03/2019
Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayIf you’re retired, own your own home and have trouble making ends meet, a reverse mortgage may seem like the answer to prayers. You get to stay in your house and you’ll have some extra cash to see you through. Before you run to the nearest lender, however, consider the downside...
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Important Home Areas to Check after Winter
Posted on 10/27/2019
Important Home Areas to Check after Winter
Every winter, your home faces harsh weather, and it may benefit you to examine your home during the warmer months for any areas that may need maintenance to avoid excessive and costly repairs to your home during or after the winter. Here are few things to check before the snow starts to fall.1. The Roof: Excess snowfall on...
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What to Do If a House Seller Rejects Your Offer to Purchase
Posted on 10/20/2019
What to Do If a House Seller Rejects Your Offer to Purchase
If a seller rejects your offer to purchase his or her house, there is no need to panic. At this point, there are many things you can do, including: 1. Craft a New Offer to Purchase If at first you don't succeed, try again. Remember, if you find your dream house but your initial offer to purchase is rejected,...
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How to Buy a Dining Table
Posted on 10/13/2019
How to Buy a Dining Table
Photo by: Annie Gray via Unsplash In many homes, the dining table is the ideal get-together spot to share a meal, hold gatherings and talk about important topics. However, it’s not only for eating, clinking glasses or having family discussions. It’s one of the focal points of your house and should be carefully considered. If you're interested in...
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Why Aren't Young People Buying Houses?
Posted on 10/06/2019
Why Aren't Young People Buying Houses?
Some of the reasons why the young ones are not buying a home are the high student debt, affordability among others. We are going to discuss the primary reasons why young people are not buying a house in this article. Here we go: Affordability One of the main reasons why millennials are not into real estate investment is...
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Speed up Your Home Sale
Posted on 09/29/2019
Speed up Your Home Sale
Selling a house requires special tactics, it can be stressful for first timers, and the pressure even becomes greater when there is a need to close the sale before moving into a new home. You will find the following simple suggestions highly effective in getting your house sold. Enhance the curb appeal. Curb appeal means how attractive your...
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Another Property Sold - 14817 Ronda Drive, San Jose, CA 95124
Posted on 09/28/2019
Another Property Sold - 14817 Ronda Drive, San Jose, CA 95124
Coming home from a long day has never felt so good sitting on your .25 acre lot enjoying your huge backyard from your patio. You will be able to throw amazing summer BBQs and bring the outside in with connecting french doors into the kitchen. Get cozy on the couch with a wood burning fire looking up at the vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and picture windows framing the Los Gatos mountains. The expansion potential with this home makes it a great opportunity to grow and gain property value. There is a second garage/workshop structure with functional attic space that can be utilized for a variety of things. The backyard has mature trees that...
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Home Buying Guide for Seniors
Posted on 09/22/2019
Home Buying Guide for Seniors
Moving from one apartment to another is not an easy decision for the senior citizens. Apart from its area, there are other factors to consider. It is always difficult to move from a place you accustomed to, whether you are buying a home close to your family, or you are getting a new home to downsize, packing from...
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How to Upgrade Your Front-Facing Garage Doors
Posted on 09/15/2019
How to Upgrade Your Front-Facing Garage Doors
Not all homes have vast lawns and flower beds to add curb appeal. If your home doesn’t have a wrap-around porch or arched entry, you can still make it the more eye-catching home on the block by merely changing out the garage doors. Front-facing garage entries give you the opportunity to create a whole new look by either...
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Lofts for Everyone
Posted on 09/08/2019
Lofts for Everyone
Trendy lofts evoke visions of converted warehouses filled with artists and musicians living and working in shared space, forgoing modern conveniences for Bohemian communal living. Modern lofts, however, have more to offer than exposed brick, industrial elevators, and visible pipes. In fact, the term “loft” might appear in marketing for anything from remodeled warehouses to revitalized historic apartment...
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5 Smart Cleaning Tips for Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted on 09/01/2019
5 Smart Cleaning Tips for Hydrogen Peroxide
There are several items included in a regular home-cleaning arsenal. The common ones you would find are cleaners, vinegar, and dishwashing soap. Hydrogen peroxide is gradually becoming more popular in the cleaning industry because of its invaluable uses. If you are well informed, then you would know it's hard to beat hydrogen peroxide in price and results. Here...
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