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Pros and Cons of Balloon Mortgages
Posted on 12/09/2019
Pros and Cons of Balloon Mortgages
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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Host a Cost-Effective Housewarming Party
Posted on 12/02/2019
Host a Cost-Effective Housewarming Party
Image by Craig Adderley from Pexels What better way to unwind after all the stress of moving and settling into a new house than to have a housewarming party? It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be a large shindig or small party, a fancy dinner or a casual barbecue. Whatever the plan, a housewarming party is a...
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Easy Ways To Organize Your Home
Posted on 11/25/2019
Easy Ways To Organize Your Home
There are plenty of ways to make your home more organized. Whether you have a large house or some problems with cramped spaces, your home has plenty of room to give. The key is that you just need to know how to use it. Read on for some tips on how to make the most of the space your...
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How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a House?
Posted on 11/18/2019
How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a House?
Ultimately, the amount of money an individual requires during the home selling journey varies. If you intend to sell a house, it often is a good idea to plan ahead for any expenses you may encounter along the way. Because if you fail to account for potential house selling costs, you may struggle to seamlessly navigate the property selling...
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Plan for Home Upgrades During Construction
Posted on 11/11/2019
Plan for Home Upgrades During Construction
Image by Viktoriya from Shutterstock If you have the opportunity to design and build your own home, you have the freedom to compile the features you desire and join them together into the perfect house. As you work together with a builder or architect, you may find that some details need to be cut from your plan to...
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Tips for Sellers: Show Off the True Size of Your California Luxury Residence
Posted on 11/04/2019
Tips for Sellers: Show Off the True Size of Your California Luxury Residence
Although your luxury home in Los Angeles, Malibu or elsewhere in California may be large and elegant, it is important to do everything possible to ensure prospective buyers can evaluate the full size of your living space. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an offer to purchase that matches or exceeds your expectations. Ultimately, there are...
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Navigating the Mortgage Pre-Approval Process
Posted on 10/28/2019
Navigating the Mortgage Pre-Approval Process
Image by Precondo CA from Unsplash Buying your first home can be stressful enough without worrying about whether or not your mortgage loan pre-approval is going to go through. You may not be prepared for the mountains of paperwork that you'll need to submit before a lender gives you the thumbs' up. That's why it's such a good...
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Enjoy a Quick, Seamless California Luxury Home Selling Experience
Posted on 10/21/2019
Enjoy a Quick, Seamless California Luxury Home Selling Experience
If you plan to sell a luxury residence in San Diego, Malibu or any other California city or town, you may want to start thinking about the Golden State luxury home selling journey. That way, you can identify any potential California luxury home selling hurdles and address these problems without delay. Now, let's take a look at three tips...
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Budget-Minded Lawn and Garden Hacks
Posted on 10/14/2019
Budget-Minded Lawn and Garden Hacks
Creating the curb appeal that you want does not have to be as complex as a full-scale remodel. If your home’s exterior is in decent condition, spend your time and budget on things that pack a big punch. Upgrade how your home looks from the street with these simple exterior, lawn, and garden hacks. Fill planter or window...
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8 Easy Green Living Steps
Posted on 10/07/2019
8 Easy Green Living Steps
Using the following simple steps, you can transform your home into a safer, healthier living space through the use of environmentally conscious household products. A ‘green’ makeover of a home can improve your family’s quality of life while reducing your carbon footprint. Wooden Furniture Furniture made out of wood or other natural materials is a safer and sturdier...
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Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Resolve Them
Posted on 09/30/2019
Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Resolve Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Vacationing in the San Juan Islands
Posted on 09/23/2019
Vacationing in the San Juan Islands
Just a day's journey from Northern California, the San Juan Islands are grouped right in between Washington State's northern border and Canada's British Columbia province. These islands boast a wide variety of wildlife, and you can often enjoy whale watching during late spring through early fall. The islands themselves offer up many undeveloped bays and inlets only accessible...
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