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The Best Houseplants for Each Room Of Your Home
Posted on 12/08/2019
The Best Houseplants for Each Room Of Your Home
Houseplants are a great way to make your home feel more comfortable, colorful, and--in the winter--to bring a bit of living nature back into your life until spring arrives. There are houseplants that will thrive in just about any location of your home. Plus, you can find houseplants that are low-maintenance or ones that are a bit more rewarding...
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How Much Should You Pay for a Smart Home Device?
Posted on 12/01/2019
How Much Should You Pay for a Smart Home Device?
There is no set amount that a homeowner should spend on a smart house device. In fact, depending on the smart gadgets you purchase, you may wind up spending only a few dollars, or hundreds, on these devices. But if you understand how to shop for smart home gadgets, you may be better equipped than other property owners to...
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Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates
Posted on 11/24/2019
Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates
Photo by Dede via Pixabay Mortgage rates in 2019 are as low as they’re ever been. The downward trend caught a lot of people by surprise. In 2018, there were predictions that they’d be on the rise, possibly moving to 5 percent and higher. Instead, they’ve ducked comfortably under 4 percent. Will they stay there? If you’re thinking...
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Educate Buyers About Your California Luxury Residence
Posted on 11/17/2019
Educate Buyers About Your California Luxury Residence
For those who plan to list a luxury house in San Francisco, Malibu or any other California city or town, it helps to prepare for the home selling journey. Lucky for you, we're here to help you map out the Golden State luxury house selling journey and ensure you can achieve the optimal results. Now, let's take a look...
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982 105th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94603 is now new to the market!
Posted on 11/14/2019
982 105th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94603 is now new to the market!
Attention investors and first-time homebuyers! Below market listing. As-Is Sale. needs TLC. A rare opportunity to own a Single-Family in Oakland the prospects are endless! This is a 3bd, 1½ba and 1 Den/office public record 3bd & 1ba permit unknown and Buyer to...
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5 Ways to Improve your Home's Security
Posted on 11/10/2019
5 Ways to Improve your Home's Security
Photo by PhotoMIX Ltd. via Pexels Worried about package theft, break-ins and other crime? Even if you have a home security system, there are still steps you can take to make your home less appealing to thieves and criminals. From installing some high tech (but surprisingly affordable) gadgets to caring for your home’s exterior, you can help make...
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How to Plan a Successful Open House
Posted on 11/03/2019
How to Plan a Successful Open House
An open house is a great way to showcase your home for sale to potential buyers. A successful open house is one that helps you to bring several concrete offers for your house for sale. Below are some guidelines to help you successfully plan your next open house event; Time Your Event Right: The time for your open...
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What to Do with Holiday Leftovers
Posted on 10/27/2019
What to Do with Holiday Leftovers
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Friendsgiving celebrations, Thanksgiving feasts, holiday parties, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year's, birthdays, and everything in between; the fact is, the last two months of the year bring an avalanche of holiday get-togethers and foodie extravaganzas. With all the sumptuous feasting and delicious excess come leftovers and the need for a healthy dose of...
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How to Prevent Going over Your Data Plan
Posted on 10/20/2019
How to Prevent Going over Your Data Plan
Have you ever surprisingly noticed that you have exhausted the data plan just after a week? Especially when you planned for it to last a month? It's a common occurrence, and below are some tips on how to prevent going over your data plan: Set a limit A data limit pops up a warning when you've used up...
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Securing a Mortgage Loan Against Another Property
Posted on 10/13/2019
Securing a Mortgage Loan Against Another Property
Most people that obtain a mortgage loan against another property usually plan to buy a second house. This means that they are not ready to sell or move out of their existing place of residence, but they wish to have a second house that they can occupy later, use as a vacation retreat or as an income property....
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Looking to Get a Second Mortgage?
Posted on 10/06/2019
Looking to Get a Second Mortgage?
A second mortgage is a loan that enables you to take funds against the value of your property's equity above your primary mortgage. An asset like a home has every tendency to gain value over time. Second mortgages are an excellent means of using your property for other projects without selling it outright. What is a second mortgage?...
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Tips for Selling Your First Home
Posted on 09/29/2019
Tips for Selling Your First Home
Anyone who has been into real estate long enough knows that the home buying process is entirely different from the home selling process. Most home sellers are first-time sellers who intend to move from their current home due to job search, increasing family, or maybe just to experience a new neighborhood. They tend to run into several roadblocks...
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