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A Few Considerations When House Hunting
Posted on 07/14/2019
A Few Considerations When House Hunting
Once you’ve made up your mind that you want to buy a house, either to decrease your rent or increase your income, the next hurdle will be choosing the right property. You will find no shortage of glossy brochures or recommendations from all sides telling you why this flat or that house is best for you. So, which...
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3 Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
Posted on 07/07/2019
3 Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
If you intend to buy a house, you may want to employ a home inspector. In fact, there are many reasons why a buyer may hire a house inspector, such as: 1. You want to identify any underlying home problems. Although you may have walked through a house a few times before you submitted an offer to purchase, a...
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How to Pack Fragile Items For a Move
Posted on 06/30/2019
How to Pack Fragile Items For a Move
Moving from one home to another home is a task that is draining, time-consuming and hectic. When deciding to relocate, there are a lot of factors to consider before the actual move. Having to pack up your things in preparation for the move can take weeks and sometimes months. After going through the pain of packing and then...
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10828 Churchill Place, Tustin, CA 92782 now has a new price of $850,000!
Posted on 06/25/2019
10828 Churchill Place, Tustin, CA 92782 now has a new price of $850,000!
First Time Ever on the Market! Yes, these are original homeowners that have lovingly cared for this home from the beginning. This 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Single family detached home is the favorite plan for its ability to offer so many options. It has a Huge wrap around yard. Freshly painted with designer paints, Brand New Stainless Appliances, and Beautiful Quartz counters make this home ready for the next owner.. All bedrooms are upstairs. Enjoy a large Formal Living Room or relax in the casual family room. Have meals in the family room or dining area...or outside for a BBQ. The laundry is off the kitchen in a separate room; not in the...
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DIY New Cabinets
Posted on 06/23/2019
DIY New Cabinets
So, the new home has the perfect yard, layout, number of bathrooms, even the right roofline, but you hate the bathroom or kitchen cabinets. Don't give up just yet. You have some options to update your cabinets without completely tearing apart and replacing the kitchen, and you can even skip sanding them down. Welcome to the miracle of...
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Using a Tankless Water Heater
Posted on 06/16/2019
Using a Tankless Water Heater
Ever have one of those random mornings that everything goes wrong? Worst of all, everyone in the house managed to get ahead of you into the shower and now there's no more hot water. Ugh! You demand hot water! At least, you'd like to. And you can make demands with an on-demand hot water system. On-demand Tankless Water...
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Another Property Rented - 2920 Hogan Place, Tustin, CA 92782
Posted on 06/16/2019
Another Property Rented - 2920 Hogan Place, Tustin, CA 92782
Model-perfect detached home with gorgeous upgrades in golf course community in Tustin Ranch. Quiet interior corner location features so many upgrades such as newer flooring on lower level, Granite slab counter tops, Bosch dishwasher, Stainless steel fridge, and pull-out shelves in pantry; Home has been completely painted throughout the interior.. Newer carpet installed on stairs and in upstairs bedrooms. Whole house fan, plug-and-play/HDMI/wall mounts for TV upstairs and down with surround sound; additional recessed lighting; fans in all bedrooms. Remote control fireplace with river stone. Epoxy garage and tons of added overhead...
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Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your Home
Posted on 06/09/2019
Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your Home
Listing a home is a key step during the property selling journey. And if you fail to plan accordingly, you risk creating a home listing that misses the mark with prospective buyers. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you craft a home listing, and these include: 1. Your Home's Features As a home seller, your...
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3 Things You Need to Know Before You Sell a Home
Posted on 06/02/2019
3 Things You Need to Know Before You Sell a Home
Selling a home should be a fast, easy process. However, challenges may arise that prevent you from quickly selling your house and maximizing your property sale earnings. And if you fail to plan ahead for the home selling journey, these challenges may get the best of you. Ultimately, there are several things you need to know before you list...
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307 Calle Campanero, San Clemente, CA 92673 now has a new price of $589,000!
Posted on 05/31/2019
307 Calle Campanero, San Clemente, CA 92673 now has a new price of $589,000!
Beautiful and Nicely upgraded 3 Bedroom town home in a very private and quiet choice location in the Alassio tract of Talega. Designer paints and a Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Kitchen and stainless appliances.The Master Bedroom has loads of windows, an upgraded Master Bath, and custom built-ins in the closet. Plantation shutters throughout the home. Epoxy flooring and storage in garage. This property enjoys all the benefits of the community amenities as well as the sports center of Talega Swim and Athletic Club. What a place to call home here in San Clemente, CA.. Close to the beach and...
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Video Tour  - 2920 Hogan Place, Tustin, CA 92782
Posted on 05/30/2019
Video Tour - 2920 Hogan Place, Tustin, CA 92782
Model-perfect detached home with gorgeous upgrades in golf course community in Tustin Ranch. Quiet interior corner location features so many upgrades such as newer flooring on lower level, Granite slab counter tops, Bosch dishwasher, Stainless steel fridge, and pull-out shelves in pantry; Home has been completely painted throughout the interior.. Newer carpet installed on stairs and in upstairs bedrooms. Whole house fan, plug-and-play/HDMI/wall mounts for TV upstairs and down with surround sound; additional recessed lighting; fans in all bedrooms. Remote control fireplace with river stone. Epoxy garage and tons of added overhead...
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Confusion Around the Word “Abatement”
Posted on 05/26/2019
Confusion Around the Word “Abatement”
Each industry comes with a vocabulary of its own, and in real estate, some of that vocabulary is downright confusing. So, if you find yourself stumped by lingo, jargon, or acronyms, you’re not alone. One of the most confusing words in the real estate industry is “abatement.” In legal terms, to abate means to remove, lessen, or diminish...
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