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Home Improvement Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Sep 17, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Home Improvement Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Keeping costs down while improving your property is a definite “must”, especially for a rental.  Some of the more cost-effective ways to achieve the best return on your investment may be the following: Paint:  You can change the entire perception of a property with the right paint color choice.  For example, paint can make a…

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No Surprise! Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

Aug 27, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

No Surprise Pet Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

In a recent study, it was reported that $72 billion (with a “b”) was spent on pets in the U.S. in 2018.  This statistic makes it easier to understand that when someone buys a home, they are considering the needs of their whole family, and that includes the family pet(s).  89% of pet owners say…

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Don’t Get Caught Up in the Drama du Jour – Real Estate Stability

Jun 26, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Real Estate Stability

Lately, we have seen the financial media spouting fear, uncertainty, drama, and doubt.  Wall Street sends us on a roller coaster ride every day, while the Everyman continues to go to work, get the same paycheck, pay the bills and largely tries to ignore all the drama.  This explains why investing in Main Street has…

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Four Things Parents Should Consider Before Buying a Home

Jun 04, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Four Things Parents Should Consider Before Buying a Home

Parents shopping for a home have different considerations than other demographics.  As parents, their primary concern is the safety and well-being of their children, at the same time, they are also concerned with the happiness of the entire family.   Most buyers start their home search with a list of “must-haves”.  When children are a…

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Why Do Most People Invest in Rental Real Estate?

May 29, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Why Do Most People Invest in Rental Real Estate

With Spring comes an uptick in serious buyers looking to invest in property, each with their own agenda.  Among the most common reasons buyers will tell you that they have chosen this type of investment, five stand out as most common: Cash Flow: Buyers are looking for a monthly cash flow. Equity:  Buyers are counting…

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Why Are Millennials Buying Now?

May 21, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Why Are Millennials Buying Now

A recent study of Millennial buyers examined the reasons they are choosing to buy a home at this time.  Here are the results: 1. To Control their Living Space – 93% Many a renter has dreamt of painting their space to reflect their personal style. Some Millennials yearn for a pet they are prohibited from…

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The 2 R’s: Real Estate and Retirement

May 14, 2019 (0) comment , , , , ,

Real Estate and Retirement

More and more baby boomers are arriving at retirement age and are facing the question: “To sell or to stay?”.  A wise step to take at this juncture is to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your retirement needs. Below are some of the factors that a National Board of Realtors have suggested: Affordability:…

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Let’s Garden! Spring Has Arrived!

Apr 23, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Let’s Garden Spring Has Arrived

After one of the worst winters in a decade, Californians are looking forward to a warmer, drier Spring.   Warmer weather tends to bring out the farmer or gardener in many of us…but where to begin? I for one love to garden and each week you can find me doing something to make my garden more…

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How To Minimize Your Real Estate Tax Obligations

Apr 04, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , ,

How To Minimize Your Real Estate Tax Obligations

“How can you best minimize your tax obligation under the new laws if you plan to purchase a home?”. This was one of the questions addressed in a recent article from House Logic, a National Association of Realtors publication.  It offered some very helpful information regarding tax-savvy home-buying, which is worth sharing because most people…

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What’s New in Home Design for 2019?

Feb 12, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

What’s New in Home Design for 2019

A recent article based on the remodeling and design platform, Houzz, forecast some trends to look for in the coming year.  With HGTV shows continuing to capture our imaginations and wallets, we might want to know that we are in step with the design world. Here are some examples of the forecasted changes: Full-height backsplashes…

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