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Homeowner's Insurance: Are you Covered?
Posted on 02/18/2020
Homeowner's Insurance: Are you Covered?
Image by Brasil Creativo from Shutterstock If this is your first time owning a home, your mind is likely consumed with plans to replace the carpet or upgrade the appliances. You want to get the best deals and save money where you can. One area not to skimp, though, is in your homeowner's insurance. The last thing you...
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Are ‘Flipsters’ Good For Property Values?
Posted on 02/11/2020
Are ‘Flipsters’ Good For Property Values?
Image by JayMantri from Pixabay Reality TV shows captured the entrepreneurial imaginations of everyday people that anyone with cash and determination can turn a profit remodeling blighted homes. While profitable home-flipping tends to be more difficult than celebrities make it seem, one niche group appears to have a secret recipe for success — Flipsters. The term “Flipster” is...
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Simple Ways to Start Saving for Your First Home
Posted on 02/04/2020
Simple Ways to Start Saving for Your First Home
We live in a world of convenience and endless choices. To watch a TV show, you can find it on cable, Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, and more. Sometimes, all of these options make it easy to spend more than necessary on monthly services. If you’re hoping to buy a home in the near future, one way to save a...
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Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal Without Breaking Your Budget
Posted on 01/28/2020
Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal Without Breaking Your Budget
Believe it or not, upgrading your residence's curb appeal won't necessarily force you to break your budget. Now, let's take a look at three cost-effective ways to improve your house's curb appeal. 1. Mow the Lawn Tall grass and weeds are unlikely to do you any favors, particularly if you want to reap the benefits of a fast, profitable...
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Mortgage Pre-Approval Pros and Cons
Posted on 01/21/2020
Mortgage Pre-Approval Pros and Cons
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay As you enter the home buying process, some people may recommend that you seek mortgage pre-approval. This is typically one of the first steps in the process, and you may view it as something you have little choice over. Yet mortgage pre-approval is not a requirement to start shopping for a house, and...
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Are Your Green Home Improvements Welcomed in Your Neighborhood ?
Posted on 01/14/2020
Are Your Green Home Improvements Welcomed in Your Neighborhood ?
Photo by Maria Godfrida via Pixabay For a homeowner who wants to make green improvements and renovations to their personal property, the Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions, or CC&Rs, of the local homeowner association can pose problems that cost time, money and freedom of choice. This is especially true for homeowners who wish to make structural or aesthetic changes...
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Making Your Luxury Home Perfect
Posted on 01/07/2020
Making Your Luxury Home Perfect
Photo by Connoman via Pixabay Sometimes you look at many homes and can’t find the perfect luxury home. When that happens, you might have to get a home that meets every requirement except the one – and then add that feature yourself. Many luxury homes have plenty of room to add additional buildings and water features. When purchasing...
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Is Crowdfunding a Viable Source for Down-Payments?
Posted on 12/31/2019
Is Crowdfunding a Viable Source for Down-Payments?
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay In an age where collaboration is on the rise, it’s not surprising that some are looking to find an alternative source of funding for their home or business purchase. Crowdfunding has been a successful way to fund various projects and business propositions, but it seems that some have found a way to make...
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How to Approach the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 12/24/2019
How to Approach the Home Selling Journey
The home selling journey sometimes can be long and complicated. Lucky for you, we're here to address home selling challenges and ensure you can seamlessly list your house and maximize your home sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach the home selling journey with confidence. 1. Learn About Your Home's Strengths and...
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Should I Buy a Home With an HOA ?
Posted on 12/17/2019
Should I Buy a Home With an HOA ?
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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Another Property Sold - 1664 Locksley Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95132
Posted on 12/10/2019
Another Property Sold - 1664 Locksley Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95132
Conveniently located in the Berryessa neighborhood, this well-maintained, one -story home is move-in ready with fresh interior and exterior paint. Features include separate family room and dining area, Dual pane windows, Copper piping, granite kitchen countertop and tile backsplash, open beam ceiling, and sliding door to the patio. Excellent schools: Majestic Way Elementary, Sierramont Middle, and Piedmont Hills High. Close to the Great Mall, Costco and shopping plazas, with Ranch 99, H Mart, and Sprouts. Easy commute to Silicon Valley major employers via highways 280/680, 880, and 101. Minutes away from the soon-to-be-opened Milpitas BART...
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What's It Like to Sell a House?
Posted on 12/10/2019
What's It Like to Sell a House?
The home selling journey varies from person to person. If an individual prepares for this journey, he or she may be better equipped than others to avoid problems along the way. On the other hand, an individual who is unprepared for the property selling journey may struggle to achieve the best-possible results. There are many things that an individual...
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