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Home Buying Timeline: How Long It Takes to Buy a Home
Posted on 01/19/2020
Home Buying Timeline: How Long It Takes to Buy a Home
Do you ever wish that they taught a class in high school called, “Things You’ll Actually Need to Know In Life?” You’d learn how to prepare your taxes, what investing is, and how to buy a home. Unfortunately, all of these important life lessons tend to be self-taught; you pick them up along the way and learn from your...
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What to Do When a Buyer Makes a Low Offer On Your Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
What to Do When a Buyer Makes a Low Offer On Your Home
Receiving a low offer on a home can be frustrating for a seller. But, you’re likely to see at least one or two offers on your property that are lower than you would like. Right now, the housing market is filled with young professionals burdened with student loans, rising costs of living, and stagnating wages. So, it’s no wonder...
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Tips on Building the Right Potting Bench for You
Posted on 01/05/2020
Tips on Building the Right Potting Bench for You
Photo by Andy via Pixabay A potting bench can provide you with a place to work on your garden, from starting seeds to grafting and transplanting. Ideally, your bench should be at a comfortable height for you to work at, be sturdy enough to support plants and tools and enhance the look of your yard. You have several...
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Common Homebuying Problems and How to Address Them
Posted on 12/29/2019
Common Homebuying Problems and How to Address Them
Buying a home should be a problem-free experience. Yet issues may arise that make it tough to acquire the perfect house at an affordable price. Common problems that come up during the homebuying journey include: 1. Lack of Home Financing Before you search for a home, it generally is a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage. That...
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How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a Residence?
Posted on 12/22/2019
How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a Residence?
Ultimately, the amount of money an individual requires during the home selling journey varies. If you intend to sell a house, it often is a good idea to plan ahead for any expenses you may encounter along the way. Because if you fail to account for potential house selling costs, you may struggle to seamlessly navigate the property selling...
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Should You Submit Multiple Offers to Purchase at the Same Time?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Should You Submit Multiple Offers to Purchase at the Same Time?
If you find lots of great homes are available and cannot decide which residence to buy, there is no need to stress. Rather than submit multiple offers to purchase various houses, you should hone your home search. By doing so, you can discover the right residence, at the right price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to...
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Advice for Homebuyers: Stick to Your Budget
Posted on 12/08/2019
Advice for Homebuyers: Stick to Your Budget
Purchasing a house on a budget can be difficult for even the most diligent property buyer. Lucky for you, we're here to help you create an effective homebuying budget and reduce the temptation to spend beyond your means to acquire your ideal residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft a property buying budget....
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Why Today's the Day You Need to List Your Residence
Posted on 12/01/2019
Why Today's the Day You Need to List Your Residence
Ready to embark on a new adventure? List your house, and you may reap the benefits of your decision for years to come. Ultimately, there are many reasons why you should consider kicking off the home selling journey today, and these include: 1. You could profit from a home sale. Diligent home sellers generally have no problem showcasing their...
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Another Property Sold - 57 Prospect Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
Posted on 11/27/2019
Another Property Sold - 57 Prospect Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
Perched at the precipice of Prospect Ave. in desirable Bernal Heights, this North Slope condo provides 2+ bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on 2 floors of living space. Upon entering the top floor, one immediately appreciates the natural light from the large windows in the living room with views to the northwest. The dining room also has expansive views and provides an intimate area for dinner parties and the remodeled kitchen offers extensive storage and counter space. The two bedrooms are located at the rear of the property, one is an en-suite and the other offers direct access to the yard. The lower level features a large room which can be used as a...
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Why Your Offer Got Rejected
Posted on 11/24/2019
Why Your Offer Got Rejected
Once you decide to buy a home, you need to buckle in because you’re in for an emotional roller coaster. You need to be prepared for any type of situation. You’ll need to hunker down and save a significant amount of money for a downpayment. Securing the financing for your home will be at the top of your list....
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How to Avoid Address Fraud
Posted on 11/17/2019
How to Avoid Address Fraud
The advancement of technology has inadvertently aided the schemes of scam artists, and even though people are now aware enough to avoid being scammed through texts, calls, and emails, technology has only given these scammers new sophisticated ways to maintain their level of menace in the world today through the use of the internet. Address fraud, a type...
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Prepare Your House to Sell By Decluttering
Posted on 11/10/2019
Prepare Your House to Sell By Decluttering
Two of the most important ingredients in a successful house-marketing campaign are competitive pricing and making a great first impression on prospective buyers. Although your real estate agent can assist in achieving both of those goals, keeping your home in "show ready" condition will be up to you and your family. When your home is actively being shown,...
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