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Buying a Zombie Property
Posted on 01/12/2020
Buying a Zombie Property
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Zombie properties are homes that have been visibly abandoned but actual ownership has not. The term became popular in the housing industry during the 2007-08 housing crisis when people being unable to make their mortgage payments reached a catastrophic point. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a firm that tracks different types of...
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Choose the Right Fireplace for Your Space
Posted on 01/05/2020
Choose the Right Fireplace for Your Space
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock A fireplace is a cozy addition for a home that can add aesthetic value as well as warmth to your space. Whether you’re building new, retrofitting, or shopping for the perfect home there are options for most situations. You’ll find many design options as you start to shop but the initial consideration should...
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Another Property Sold - 10504 Key West Street, Temple City, CA 91780
Posted on 01/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 10504 Key West Street, Temple City, CA 91780
This is a beautiful home filled with love and happiness located in Temple City. Close to major transportations and amenities. Nice neighborhood and great curb appeal. It features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with 1399 sqft living space sitting on a large lot of 7681 SF. The house was extensively and tastefully remodeled in 2015. Tile and engineering wood flooring through out. Granite counter tops, ranch style kitchen sink, decent size of island and stainless steel appliances make the cooking very entertaining. All three bedrooms are spacious. There is an additional storage room behind the garage with a lot potential. Must see to appreciate it....
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Creating an Organized and Restful Bedroom
Posted on 12/29/2019
Creating an Organized and Restful Bedroom
Photo by WaveBreakMedia via Shutterstock A troubling trend in today’s home is difficulty finding restful sleep. Most of us have heard of a few ways to create a more relaxing atmosphere before bed. Here are a couple others to add to that list. Add Plants Many people avoid putting plants in their bedroom because they’re afraid they’ll get...
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How Does a Balloon Mortgage Work?
Posted on 12/22/2019
How Does a Balloon Mortgage Work?
Image by Jojje from Shutterstock Many people own homes through a mortgage agreement. Traditional mortgages are primarily fully amortized or gradually paid off with regular payments over the lifetime of the loan. Each payment contributes to both the principal and the interest. A balloon mortgage is a short-term home loan with fixed-rate monthly payments that only take care...
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Strategies for Saving
Posted on 12/15/2019
Strategies for Saving
Image by Monster Ztudio from Shutterstock It's time to find the perfect place of your own but becoming a property investor has one significant roadblock: a down payment. It’s something that can stop potential home buyers in their tracks. While winning the lottery or inheriting a windfall would be fabulous, you don’t need those luxuries before you can...
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Beyond Recycling: 6 Easy Ways to Go Green at Home
Posted on 12/08/2019
Beyond Recycling: 6 Easy Ways to Go Green at Home
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Making your home a little more green won’t take much time or effort, but the results will pay off for years to come. You’ll consume fewer products, be exposed to fewer chemicals and even spend less money every month. Incorporate one or more of these easy green ideas into your home routine to...
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Holidays: Quick Tips on Decorating Your Home
Posted on 12/01/2019
Holidays: Quick Tips on Decorating Your Home
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay The holiday season is possibly one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Besides the fact that the year is winding down, there’s a simplistic joy that hovers in the air. If you’re wondering how to bring the magic of the holidays into your new home, here are a few easy tips...
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Should You Check Your Credit Score Before You Buy A Home?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Should You Check Your Credit Score Before You Buy A Home?
It’s a good financial practice to check your credit report and score periodically. You want to be sure that no one has stolen your identity and that all the information on the report is correct. It may sound simple to check your credit, but there are so many sources that you can get it from and so many options...
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Using Apps to Monitor Your Energy Usage
Posted on 11/17/2019
Using Apps to Monitor Your Energy Usage
There are apps for tracking your data usage. There are apps for monitoring your credit. Are there apps that can monitor energy usage? Yes, there are! Moreover, the great thing about these apps is that they are free! Here are the best apps you can use to monitor your energy usage: Simply Energy For users of Simply Energy...
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Tips for Completing a Mortgage Application
Posted on 11/10/2019
Tips for Completing a Mortgage Application
Filling out a mortgage application may prove to be a long, exhausting process. Fortunately, we're here to help you streamline the mortgage application process so you can move one step closer to acquiring your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach the mortgage application process with confidence. 1. Be Thorough A mortgage...
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Another Property Sold - 9705 Blantyre Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Posted on 11/07/2019
Another Property Sold - 9705 Blantyre Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Huge Price Reduction! Best value, beautiful home in prime BHPO with tremendous mountain view. Nestled at the end of quiet cul-de-sac. This stunning Spanish style home features 5 suites, 6.5 baths, with 4488 sqft of living space on a 63993 square foot lot. Walled and gated, with a two story foyer entry, formal living room and dining room. The Gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances and is open to Family room. The French doors lead out to a large grassy yard and tiled patio. Full pool bath with shower next to family room provides convenience. There is a 1 bedroom suite downstairs and 4 bedroom suites upstairs. The grand master suite...
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