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Posted on 04/05/2020
Homeowners' Insurance: What Leads to Your Cost
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock If you’re new to homeownership, one of your first expenses is homeowner’s insurance. Not to be confused with mortgage insurance, your homeowner policy protects you in the event of a catastrophe. Factors that Impact the Cost of Home Insurance The cost of your home is only one factor in an extensive list of...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Find Energy Savings in your Bathroom
Photo by 영훈 박 via Pixabay Your bathroom can be a considerable source of energy use in your home. The Department of Energy states that water heating accounts for up to 18 percent of energy bills, which is the second largest expense in your home after heating and cooling. Showers and baths aren’t the only reasons for high...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Save Money and Minimize Problems When Moving
Perhaps the ultimate test of your planning and organizational skills is moving to a new house. If you fail to plan ahead and make the necessary preparations, moving can be a stressful and frustrating experience. On the other hand, if you approach it in a methodical, goal-oriented way, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how smooth the process will unfold....
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Posted on 03/15/2020
What Is the True Cost of Selling a Home?
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay All home sellers understand that there are some costs to selling a home, but not everyone realizes what they're expected to pay for (and how much the total will be). We'll look at the most common expenses and how they might affect your budget. Real Estate Agent Fees This is probably the...
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Posted on 03/08/2020
Video Tour - 5242 Oakridge Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534
1.130 acre in gated community of Eastridge ready for your custom home. Great location with views of Mt. Diablo and the Valley. Rough pad and architectural plans regarding home and landscaping available. Eastridge is community with multi-million dollar homes throughout the...
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Posted on 03/08/2020
5242 Oakridge Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534 is now new to the market!
1.130 acre in gated community of Eastridge ready for your custom home. Great location with views of Mt. Diablo and the Valley. Rough pad and architectural plans regarding home and landscaping available. Eastridge is community with multi-million dollar homes throughout the...
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Posted on 03/08/2020
From Antique Dresser to Bathroom Vanity
Photo by Zbysiu Rodak on Unsplash Antiques can bring a unique feel and vibe to almost any decor. But what happens when your antique piece doesn't exactly work in the room it was designed for? If that is the case, it may be time to upcycle it for use in a different room. Below you will find out...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
Simple Fixes for Your DIY Cabinet Repair Project
Photo by Nick Magwood via Pixabay There's nothing more annoying than a cabinet door in the kitchen or bathroom that won't close properly. It squeaks. It catches. Plus it makes the space look less "put together" no matter how clean it otherwise is. Ignoring a door that won't close correctly, can do damage to the hinge or door....
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Posted on 02/28/2020
Another Property Sold - 2749 Sand Castle Ct, Stockton, CA 95209
Property Overview - 4 bedrooms-1 bedroom downstairs, loft, 3 baths, 3 car garage, formal living & dining rooms, family room w/fireplace, tile, linoleum & carpet flooring downstairs, pantry closet, island & tile counters in kitchen, relax in the jetted tub in master bath w/dual vanities, walk-in closet and much more. Click Here to see more details about the...
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Posted on 02/23/2020
Identify Your House's Strengths
A home seller who understands his or her residence's strengths may be better equipped than others to enjoy a successful property selling experience. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to identify your house's strengths before you list your residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you identify your home's strengths. 1. Conduct a...
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Posted on 02/16/2020
Mortgages for the Self-Employed
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay When you’re self-employed, it’s difficult to decide whether you are ready to buy a house. After all, your income might come in spurts instead of having a regular check every week or two. Being prepared for the mortgage process increases the chance that your application will be approved. Self-employed people have more hurdles...
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Posted on 02/09/2020
Pre- Approval is a More Involved Process Than Pre-Qualification
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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