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Posted on 10/25/2020
Managing Your Car Insurance During a Move
Image by Suphaksorn Thongwongboot from Shutterstock When relocating to a new home, you’ll need to plan to pack, hire movers, and to change your address with the post office but don’t forget to update your car insurance. If you’re moving to a new state or just to a new zip code, you will have to make some changes to...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
New Real Estate Laws in California for 2020
Photo by Paul Hanaoka on Unsplash Over the last year, Governor Newsom has signed in well over a thousand laws and many of them went into effect on January 1, 2020. Let's take a closer look at how the new laws that deal directly with real estate may affect you. New Laws That Effect Property Owner Landlords Many...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
When is Buying a Home Worth It?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock While homeownership often gets referred to as the American Dream, when you purchase before you are prepared, the consequences can be dire. Here are a few reasons you should buy a home. You feel certain. Buying a house is a huge step. It’s sensible to be cautious when making such a...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Review Your Home Selling Options
When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to make rash decisions. Instead, you should review your home selling options closely so you can make informed choices time and time again. There are many factors to consider as you review your home selling plans, and these include: 1. Your Home's Condition How your home looks to...
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Posted on 09/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 445 Hawthorne Lane, Benicia, CA 94510
Beautiful one-of-a-kind home in move-in condition in The Village at Southampton. The low-maintenance backyard is like your own private retreat, with a soothing custom-built salt water spa and a striking custom stone gas fireplace. The beautifully remodeled kitchen is a gourmet chef's delight & includes luxurious DeWils cabinetry, granite counters and updated appliances, including a gourmet gas range. The living, dining area & kitchen all have natural Travertine stone flooring. All three bathrooms are updated, too, including a lavish Travertine stone shower in the master. The roomy master includes a large walk-in closet with...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Preparing Your Home for Winter
Image by Tracy Adams from Unsplash Winter can be both a beautiful and dreaded season for homeowners. It often arrives with various weather challenges that may affect your home. Snow, ice, cold temperatures, and other harsh elements can cause problems in your house or impact your energy bills if you are not prepared. If you are new to...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Reasons to Negotiate with a Homebuyer
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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Posted on 09/13/2020
Potential Reasons Your Home Hasn't Sold Quickly
Photo by Designecologist from Pexels It would not be realistic to expect your home to sell immediately (though some do), but a home that has been on the market for longer than average may have some underlying issues that are preventing the sale. Learning the most common reasons that a home fails to sell, even when others are...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Create a Stunning Backsplash in your Kitchen
Photo by P_Kennedy123 via Pixabay The word is out! Tile is back, and we couldn't be happier. No other medium finishes the look of a kitchen like a tile backsplash. And regardless of your skill level, with a little patience, almost anyone can create a stunning tile backsplash. Here's how it's done! What you'll need Tile of choice...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Transitional Bathroom Design
Photo by Андрей Постовой on Unsplash A transitional bathroom is a popular design trend that is a cross between modern and traditional. What are the key features of a transitional bathroom? A combination of two styles: A transitional bathroom can have different meanings to different people. Usually, it is a mixture of a recent era with the current...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
How to Prepare for the Closing Process
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The last step of any home sale is the closing. This is the time when the buyer and seller sign all the documents surrounding the sale, including the documents for the buyer’s mortgage. This is when money changes hands and, in most cases, the buyer gets the keys to the home. If...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Easy Summer Upgrades for Your Backyard
Image by Gr8 from Shutterstock Summer is a great time of the year. Long sunny days, short warm nights, and clear weather that stretches across the sky. Summer is a season to savor. An excellent way to enjoy summer is by taking your living outside and relaxing in the backyard. If your backyard is cringe-worthy rather than show-stopping,...
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