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Reasons to Negotiate with a Buyer
Posted on 05/19/2019
Reasons to Negotiate with a Buyer
For home sellers who want to accomplish the optimal results, it is important to remain open to negotiations with buyers. There are many reasons why home sellers should negotiate with buyers, and these include: 1. You can accelerate the house selling journey. If your mission is to sell your house as quickly as possible, you should be open to...
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Dealing With a Flood in Your Home
Posted on 05/12/2019
Dealing With a Flood in Your Home
Floods are one of the most terrifying events to occur in any home, especially if it’s the result of a natural disaster. As expected, your priority should be the safety of your family, and while you make arrangements for their protection, you can do the following things before repairs start. 1. The first step is to cut off...
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What's the Difference Between Buyer and Seller Markets
Posted on 05/05/2019
What's the Difference Between Buyer and Seller Markets
If you are planning to buy or sell a home soon, it is essential you know whether it is a buyer’s or seller’s market. But how do you determine that? Buyer’s Market A buyer’s market is a situation where the supply of houses is higher than its demand, giving buyers an edge over the sellers in price negotiation....
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Physical Activities for Your Dogs
Posted on 04/21/2019
Physical Activities for Your Dogs
Many behavior problems in a dog are as a result of boredom and excessive energy, which is justifiable because this animal is supposed to be physically active. Some owners breed domestic dogs for specific purposes like protection, farming, hunting, etc. On the other hand, wild dogs are more active because they only hunt and scavenge for food. Whether...
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How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal California Luxury Residence?
Posted on 04/14/2019
How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal California Luxury Residence?
There is no definitive timeline for finding and buying a luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or any other California city or town. Ultimately, it is important to remember that the Golden State luxury homebuying journey varies from person to person. But if you know how to prepare for a California luxury home search, you may be able to...
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Is Buying a Home a Good Idea?
Posted on 04/07/2019
Is Buying a Home a Good Idea?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a good idea. In fact, there are many reasons to pursue a house, and these include: 1. You can purchase a home that you can call your own. There is nothing quite like the feeling an individual typically experiences after he or she buys a house. If you conduct a search for...
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CONSIDER THIS: WHEN TO REFINANCE
Posted on 04/01/2019
CONSIDER THIS: WHEN TO REFINANCE
Refinancing your mortgage is something most homeowners consider at least once throughout the lifespan of their home loan. It allows you to pay off your previous loan by applying for a new one that has better financial advantages. While there are many good reasons to refinance, here are five common ones. Scoring a lower interest rate. The number one...
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5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME
Posted on 04/01/2019
5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME
When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales comparison. 1. Location: Homes...
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Ways to Know You’ve Found the Right House
Posted on 04/01/2019
Ways to Know You’ve Found the Right House
1. The House Embraces Upon Entering: Within the first three seconds of entering your potential new home, does it feel warm and comforting? Does the house speak to you and your family? Does it feel welcoming and inviting? Does it feel like this investment feels... right? These are the deciding factors that make a house, a home. 2. You...
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EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS
Posted on 04/01/2019
EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS
Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features. Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn always gives your home a fresh look as well. Here are our top five...
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If you are thinking about living in Scotts Valley...
Posted on 04/01/2019
If you are thinking about living in Scotts Valley...
Scotts Valley is an incorporated city within the County of Santa Cruz. Residents enjoy the community for a variety of reasons. Here are a few you might like to know if you are considering buying a home in this part of the county. Scotts Valley is off Route 17 headed towards San Jose from the coast. It is above...
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