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Posted on 06/28/2020
How To Improve Your HVAC's Energy Efficiency
Photo by Skitterphoto via Pexels Keeping your home comfortable when the weather gets cooler can have a significant impact on your energy bills. In fact, your HVAC system is one of the biggest sources of energy usage in your home. You could end up spending more than you planned to on heating, especially if the weather turns colder...
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Posted on 06/22/2020
9500 Harritt Road #157, Lakeside, CA 92040 now has a new price of $269,999!
Price Reduced!Do not miss this opportunity to live in the desired Lake Jennings Park Estates 55+up gated community. Enjoy quiet sunsets with gorgeous views of the lake and mountains from your covered patio and enclosed large bonus room. Amenities include community pool, spa, gym and clubhouse. This very spacious open concept 2 bedroom 2 bath is ready for some TLC. Home also includes large bonus room addition with beautiful views! 2 additional storage sheds with...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Prepare for Today’s Smart Buyers
Image by wavebreakmedia from Shutterstock If you've owned your house for a long time and are putting it on the market, take time to consider how the buying and selling process has changed. Today’s buyers are both smart and cautious. They have access to more information than was possible a decade ago. Research shows that buyers begin shopping...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Exotic Flooring Options
Are you looking for some new and unique flooring options for your home? Check out this list of artistic, eye-catching and unique flooring options from around the globe. Roman Tile Floor The most luxurious homes during the Golden Age of Rome boasted floors that were a fantastic work of art. Tiny colored tiles were created with meticulous care...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Buying a Zombie Property
Photo by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Buying a home, especially for the first time, might feel a little scary—notably if you've learned the home you’re considering for purchase is a zombie property. Even a pro at buying property may flinch when they initially hear this term. No worries, a zombie property is not as frightening as it sounds....
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Get a Leg Up on the Homebuying Competition
If you are in hot pursuit of your dream home, it is important to do everything you can to gain a leg up on the competition. That way, you can acquire your ideal residence as quickly as possible. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you gain a competitive advantage over your homebuying rivals. 1. Keep...
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Posted on 05/27/2020
211 Kristy Lane, Oceanside, CA 92054 is now new to the market!
Do not miss this fantastic opportunity to live west of the I-5 off of PCH in the desired La Salina Mobile Village. This spacious furnished two bedroom home showcases true pride of ownership with newly installed Midgard windows throughout, brand new split air conditioning/heat unit, brand new barn door installed on master bedroom, newly installed kitchen pantry, stackable Bosch washer/dryer, recently upgraded bathroom, ceiling fans and newer appliances.This 55+up community is your location heart's desire. Home offers a west side facing enclosed front porch/ balcony to enjoy evening sunsets, 2 car covered car port, storage shed. Enjoy your...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
What to Do First: Buying or Selling?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay You’ve decided to sell your home to upgrade or even downsize, but you don’t know whether you should start looking and buy first or wait to sell first. The best-case scenario is to do both, but that takes a lot of planning. If you are sure your credit is good enough to...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Should You Negotiate with a Property Buyer?
If you want to achieve the best-possible results during the home selling journey, you should be open to negotiating with a homebuyer. Because if you communicate with a property buyer, you may increase your chances of enjoying a quick, successful home selling experience. There is no need to stress about a home negotiation. Now, let's take a look at...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Saving Strategies For a New Home Purchases
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Preparing to purchase a home? It’s time to get your finances in order. Although this is an exciting time, you’d be surprised to learn how much a new home purchase can leave you strapped for cash. Saving for your home can get you prepared to have money for your down payment and...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
What Is the Optimal Listing Price for Your Residence?
As a home seller, it is important to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. Yet determining the right price for a house sometimes is difficult. If the price of your home is too high, for example, your residence may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. On the other hand, if...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Best Home Practices for Controlling Pests
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices. Preventative Control Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a...
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