Samantha Berns' Blog

Posted on 01/17/2021
Do You Know the Basics of Real Estate Investing?
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay You may hear someone say that you should get into real estate, but truthfully, it isn’t for everyone. While real estate investing can be a lucrative opportunity, if you don’t know what you’re facing, things can quickly get out of hand. Why Real Estate Investing? Ultimately, the goal is to...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Safeguard Valuables While Showing your Home
Image by Pexels from Pixabay When you list your home for sale, you will have people you don't know exploring the property -- and while real estate agents will supervise them, you will still have extra foot traffic in your home. You can work with your listing agent to ensure that visiting buyers are properly vetted (new listings...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Remodeling with a Larger Budget: Enlarging Your Kitchen
Image by ElasticComputeFarm from Pixabay Your house is perfect except for one thing: The kitchen is not even close to being large enough. Those who love to entertain and cook will probably agree that even a 15-foot wide by 20-foot long kitchen isn’t large enough, especially if you don’t have an open floor plan. Once you decide how...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Ways to Make Moving a Whole Lot Easier
Moving to a new home can definitely be labor intensive, but there are plenty of ways to make it easier and less stressful. Creating a priority list of things to do before the moving truck arrives can help ensure that you won't forget important details. If you've chosen a service-oriented moving company, they should provide you with information --...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
3 Improvements That Can Help an Older Home Get Noticed
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Are you preparing to list your older home for sale on the market? While older homes are still widely sought by both first-time and returning home buyers, sometimes they will need a little sprucing up so that you can maximize your sale price and get it sold more quickly. The good news is...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Will Your Homebuying Plan Work?
Before you launch a home search, you should put together a property buying plan. That way, you will know exactly what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey and can tailor your house search accordingly. There are many things you can do to ensure your homebuying plan will work perfectly, and these include: 1. Create Homebuying Goals You...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
How Much Should You Spend on 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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Posted on 12/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 5915 Lauretta St, San Diego, CA 92110
Beautifully & Recently Remodeled Condo in FRESH and Move in condition with new kitchen and baths. Enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine at sunset on your balcony. Convenient central location with easy access to freeways Mission Valley and Old Town. Blocks SDU Spacious open Floor plan and large rooms. In unit laundry and a private storage Shed....
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Posted on 11/29/2020
How is a Land Contract Different than an Mortgage?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Settling into Your New City: Tips to Make the Move Easier
Photo by Alexas Fotos via PixabayMoving to a new city is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. Getting the lay of the land, especially if you don't have contacts in the city, is intimidating. From figuring out your transportation options to learning where the most affordable grocery store is, you have many things to tackle...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Voice-Controlled Devices You May Want to Consider
Photo by Andrey Bryzgalov via Shutterstock We’ve learned to use voice controls in our cars for hands-free calling, but what about in our homes? Alexa, Google Assistant, Echo and Siri are for more than simply using your voice to switch on the lights or control the temperature. Here are more ways to control your home with the sound...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
How Do Buyers Feel After They View Your Home?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to ensure your residence makes a positive impression on buyers. Because if your residence fails to impress buyers during a showing or open house, your home may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do...
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