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Posted on 08/01/2021
DIY Ways Homeowners Can Integrate Solar Energy to Offset Cost & Enhance Quality of Life
Although adding solar energy systems to single-family dwellings can reduce utility bills and improve property values, a large installation's price tag sometimes proves prohibitive. Spending tens of thousands of dollars on state-of-the-art panels, wiring and equipment necessary to convert the sun's rays into lighting can easily exceed one's budget. However, increasing your renewable energy footprint does not necessarily...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
3 Disadvantages of Booming Housing Markets After Big Business Success
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Booming housing markets are obviously bad news for buyers, especially if they're afraid they're about to buy smack dab in the middle of a bubble. However, there are also reasons why residents and even home sellers should fear housing booms as well. When a city or town undergoes rapid growth due to...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Mortgage Pre-Approval Guide
Buying your first home can be stressful enough without worrying about whether your mortgage loan pre-approval is going to go through. That’s why it’s such a good idea to know the requirements before you narrow down your home search. Here are the top items your mortgage broker or lender will need in order to pre-approve you for a...
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Posted on 07/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 1054 E 2nd Street 103, Long Beach, CA
Big bedrooms and bathrooms. Open concept floorplan. Extra living space on the covered lanai, extending the comfortable living room interior to the outdoors. Large kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space for one to cook like a chef. Smooth ceilings. New paint. Hard surface flooring. Plenty of indoor storage. Your own private full size laundry hookups. The Kotobuki is a gated, 12-unit condominium complex located walking distance to the ocean and downtown, in the beautiful tree lined streets of Alamitos Beach. Not far from a whole host of dining and shopping opportunities. 2 tandem parking spaces. Live the...
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Posted on 07/15/2021
Video Tour - 1519 Vista Lane, Pasadena, CA
Lowest Priced Home in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods! Don’t wait! Will not last! A diamond in the rough! Located on a cul de sac in the exclusive Linda Vista neighborhood near the world-famous Rose Bowl, in beautiful Pasadena. Review the recent neighborhood sales to see for yourself what an unrepeatable bargain this one is. First time on the market; loved by the same family since it was new in 1950! Fantastic opportunity. Charming as-is, or make it your own vision of excellence. Buyer to cooperate with seller’s 1031 exchange at no cost to buyer. Please review pictures, drone images, and 3D Matterport virtual tour. Do...
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Posted on 07/15/2021
Video Tour - 1519 Vista Lane, Pasadena, CA
Lowest Priced Home in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods! Don’t wait! Will not last! A diamond in the rough! Located on a cul de sac in the exclusive Linda Vista neighborhood near the world-famous Rose Bowl, in beautiful Pasadena. Review the recent neighborhood sales to see for yourself what an unrepeatable bargain this one is. First time on the market; loved by the same family since it was new in 1950! Fantastic opportunity. Charming as-is, or make it your own vision of excellence. Buyer to cooperate with seller’s 1031 exchange at no cost to buyer. Please review pictures, drone images, and 3D Matterport virtual tour. Do...
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Posted on 07/15/2021
1519 Vista Lane, Pasadena, CA is now new to the market!
Lowest Priced Home in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods! Don’t wait! Will not last! A diamond in the rough! Located on a cul de sac in the exclusive Linda Vista neighborhood near the world-famous Rose Bowl, in beautiful Pasadena. Review the recent neighborhood sales to see for yourself what an unrepeatable bargain this one is. First time on the market; loved by the same family since it was new in 1950! Fantastic opportunity. Charming as-is, or make it your own vision of excellence. Buyer to cooperate with seller’s 1031 exchange at no cost to buyer. Please review pictures, drone images, and 3D Matterport virtual tour. Do...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Staging the Exterior of Your Home
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Selling your home requires staging your home. Staging means preparing your home for showings, tours or professional photography aimed at advertising and selling your property to potential buyers. While staging the interior of the home is crucial, preparing the exterior is just as important. Your goal is to make the best possible...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
3 Ways to DIY a Garden Wall
There are many reasons a garden wall can be beneficial to your outdoor space. Garden walls can help define and separate areas of the yard, add privacy and improve the view. You can even combine other features like outdoor fireplaces, lighting or water features to efficiently use the space while adding functionality. If you’re thinking about building a...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
The Benefits of Urban Living
Photo by Thomas Le on Unsplash If you choose to live in a city, you’ll find a number of benefits to your location. Community: Most cities are densely populated and home to people from many different backgrounds. When you live in a location like this, you’re likely to find a community of folks who share similar interests and...
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Posted on 06/23/2021
Another Property Sold - 1775 Ohio Avenue #106, Long Beach, CA 90804
End unit, single level condo featuring a large private rear patio! Just a handful of these units with large patios exist, and they rarely come for sale. Coveted interior location within the private gated Views of the Pacific community. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Open floorplan. Full size washer & dryer hookups inside the unit. Generous kitchen with lots of storage, stainless steel range & microwave, plus kitchen breakfast bar. Beautiful durable large tile flooring throughout. Air conditioning. Ceiling fan in dining area of the great room. Gas fireplace. Recessed lighting. Soaking tubs and showers in both bathrooms. Dual...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Homeowners' Insurance: Key Components Every Homeowner Should Know
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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