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Posted on 04/18/2021
Time for the Contract - What It Should Include
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Create a Simple Welcome Wreath
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Whether you're looking at selling your home or just want to make it a little more appealing, one easy option to consider is creating a welcome wreath to keep on your front door. This creates a pleasant focal point for your home's entrance, and takes a minimum of investment to make it...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
How Do I Know If I'm Eligible for a USDA Loan?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you're looking for loans with excellent interest rates, you may have heard the term USDA bandied about. This special type of loan is attractive on paper, but the reality is a little more complicated than what meets the eye. Learn more about what a USDA loan is meant to do, how to...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Navigate the Homebuying Journey Like a Pro
The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. 1. Narrow Your Home Search If...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
Another Property Sold - 21133 Baker Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Per Seller request showing will be available on Feb.3, 5, & 8 from 1-4pm with signed Covid Pead This "AS IS" Sale and No Inspection reports. IBIS agent will be at property to monitor people coming in-out the house. Please follow guidelines of Covid Pead, No Mask No Entry. Allowed 2 persons + Agent for 20mins. Kitchen top formica, Double-pane windows, Tankless Heater, Centralized heater, Recess lights and no more popcorn ceilings, carpet in all rooms, wood family room and dining space, tile on kitchen floor. Property on prime location is Very Walkable so most errands can be accomplished. 10 mins walk from BL-N Dublin/Pleasanton and...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
How to Get Along with Your HOA
Photo by Romakoma via Shutterstock Many modern housing developments share areas such as parks, pools and playgrounds. When this is the case, they need a homeowner’s association to tend to the needs of the common areas. The same is true for condominium complexes and townhome communities. Since hallways, elevators and the outsides of buildings require shared maintenance, the...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
How to Improve Your Home's Efficiency
Photo by SpeedKingz via Shutterstock Living green is the goal of many young homebuyers. Once in their new home, they want to take steps toward improving their home’s efficiency. The first step to improving your home’s energy efficiency is to choose the right house. Solar panels and LED light fixtures aside, the most efficient form of housing is...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Stunning Perennials that Bring Life to Your Garden
Photo by Nile via Pixabay Perennials are beautiful plants that bloom and breathe new life into any surrounding. Unlike annuals, they don’t have to be ripped up and replanted each and every spring. Here are a few lovely perennial flowers that’ll bring life to your home year after year, with very little maintenance! Valerian Valerian is a plant...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
What's It Like to Buy a Residence?
There is no feeling like the one associated with buying a house. If you know how to navigate the homebuying journey, you can boost the likelihood of enjoying an unforgettable property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria For those who want to enter...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Is Buying a House 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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Posted on 02/14/2021
Ways to Deal with a Low Appraisal
Photo by Light And Dark Studio via Shutterstock In a seller’s market, comparable sales and competition can drive up a home’s price. This is especially true in a seller’s market where offers from multiple buyers try to outbid each other. And, while this sounds like a fantastic deal for the seller, a low appraisal can kill the deal....
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Wishing You Had an Old-School Culinary Herb Garden? Here's What You Need to Do
Photo by stux via Pixabay If you're like many busy homeowners, you may not have a lot of time to cultivate a vegetable garden for the purpose of putting food on the family table. However, old-school culinary herb gardens are deceptively easy to grow, and they pull double duty by providing an exceedingly pleasing aesthetic. Not only do they...
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